RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #647 ~ November 28, 2010

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #647 ~ November 28, 2010

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

As soon as I sent out last weekend's newsletter, I realized that I didn't give you an update of where we were on our trip. That issue was sent from Rapid City, SD. We lived in that general area, Deadwood, prior to becoming full-time RVers. We also spent several seasons RVing in nearby Hill City, when Bob worked at the Black Hills Central Railroad. We celebrated Thanksgiving with my sister and her husband in Wyoming. It's been ten years since we've seen them. So, we enjoyed an extended visit with them, staying most of the week. We left there today.

We are now in North Platte, Nebraska, at the Love's Travel Stop. We opted for Love's because the Flying J across the street charges for wi-fi. Love's has a McDonalds -- and McDonalds has free wi-fi.

Wherever you are in your work and travels, we wish you joy and prosperity -- and hope that you had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving.

Coleen

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Current Job Openings for RVers

Here are some of the most recently listed job openings.

~ CA: Hourly Wages, RV Site, Electric for Camp Hosting
~ CA: Volunteer Camp Host Positions in Sierra Nevada Mountains
~ MI: Camphosts at US Forest Service Campgrounds Summer 2011
~MN: Fishing Boat and Motor, FHU RV Site, Some Paid Hours
~ TX: Full-time, Paid Positions at Escapees Co-op Park

The freshest ads are on the November Job Listings page. Go to the page listed below to see them all, including details and contact information.

~ November Job Listings

For the archives of previously posted job listings, see the monthly job index page.

~ Job Listing Index

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Workers On Wheels Blog

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~ Workers On Wheels Work for RVers and Campers Blog

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Working RVer Tip

Customer service is most likely the reason for your job, regardless of your job title.

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New Pages On Work-For-RVers-And-Campers.com

Those Who Take Action Get Paid, Even if What They Do Isn't So Great

Take action. It isn't what you can do well that makes you money, it is what you do. No matter how well you are able to do something, if you aren't out there doing it, you won't get paid for it. On the other hand, if you are doing something, even if it is only mediocre, you can earn from it.

Musicians and other entertainers get paid for live performances. I use the terms "musicians" and "entertainers" loosely as I'm not sure they are good enough to be called that. But, the fact remains, good or not, they are making money from what they do -- because they are doing it. They aren't waiting until they take voice lessons. They are out there singing and performing now.

~~ Read the rest of this article on the website.

~ Take Action

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Working RVer Tip

Keep a record of your newly learned job skills. Add them to your resume and job applications, as appropriate.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Knife and Scissor Sharpening

~~ Ken asks: I'm looking at starting my own knife and scissor sharpening business. I've read that an RVer who sharpened knives, scissors, etc. for other RVers at big RV parks could pay his travel expenses with his sharpening income. Is there really that much demand for a sharpening service? I'm training now to get qualified to sharpen several different items for pay.

~~ I answered in part: You might offer your services to barbers and beauticians.

Some craft fairs and living history events seek out people who can demonstrate their craft during the show.

~~ Read the longer version of my answer -- and add your comments -- on the website.

~ Knife and Scissor Sharpening

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Ways RVers Make Money

Here's a sampling of work RVers can do to cut their expenses, earn a living, and pay for their travels.

~ Prospecting guide
~ Teach fly tying classes
~ RV mechanic
~ Sell life insurance
~ Horse rangler

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Watkins Bus. Info

Part of our income comes from my being an Independent Watkins Associate (ID #362289). You could be one, too.

~ Buy or Sell Watkins Products

~ Use and Tell Team Building Method

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Working RVer Tip

Over 20 percent of the 151,000 new jobs generated in October were through temporary staffing agencies, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (As reported in a November 24, 2010 article on the Wall Street Journal website.)

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Featured Website Section

Campground Work Goes Beyond Volunteer Workamping -- It Includes Paid Jobs

~ Find a Campground Job: Here's the Secret for Finding a Workamper Job You'll Love Find a campground job that you love! You'll be where you want to work. You'll be working with RVers that you want to work with. Here's the secret for doing just that.

~ Campground Jobs Are In Luxurious RV Resorts And In Rustic, Primitive Camps Campground jobs cut expenses and can pay bills. They're likely the first thing that comes to mind when you think of working while camping or RVing. You can find volunteer workamper and paid positions.

~ Your Favorite Workcamper Campgrounds What are your favorite workcamper campgrounds? Which RV park owner is the best to work for? Why? Let us know what you think. And, find out what your fellow workampers and working RVers think.

~ 20 Camp Hosting Questions You Should Ask Before Accepting a Campground Host Job Twenty camp hosting questions to ask before accepting a workamping job. You'll save yourself a lot of headaches if you ask these questions - and pay attention to the answers - before you accept.

~ Applying for a Job at a Campground: How to Respond to the Help Wanted Ad Applying for a job can throw you for a loop. Cover letters, resumes, references -- it can all be a little daunting. You ask how to respond to ads and apply for campground positions. Here's how.

~ National Park Service: Seasonal Employment for Work Campers and Working RVers National Park Service: Seasonal Employment for Work Campers and Working RVers The National Park Service (NPS) hires a seasonal workforce every year to work at national parks. Entry-level grades range from the GS-2 to GS-7. GS levels indicate the rate of pay.

~ Work Camper Cons – Top Ten List Of Things That Irk Campground Management Work Camper Cons tells you what things you can do -- or avoid doing -- to be a more valuable workamper. Want to be considered a top notch, highly sought after employee? Read on and take heart.

~~ Find more articles on this topic on the website.

~ Campground Work

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Working RVer Tip

Be neat and well groomed on the photo you submit with your application and when you go for the job interview.

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Earning a Living with a Website

If you've thought about making some extra money with a blog or website, or if you want to get serious and build an e-commerce business, I suggest you look at SBI. It is a suite of tools, all in one place. It's a great how-to guide -- and, they do a lot of the behind the scenes work for you.

~~ Read more SBI's Facebook page.

~ SBI on Facebook

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New Favorite Work Camper Campground Nominee

Lake Koronis Region Campground

~ Michelle writes: Well, to make a long story short, we stayed there for three days instead of over night. What a great place and the management was outstanding. They were the managers and were the most helpful and wonderful people we have met on our travels. The park is beautiful with wooded sites, clean restrooms, and great trails for biking and walking.

~~ Read more about this on the website -- and add your comments.

~ Lake Koronis Region Campground

Nominate your favorite campground/RV park employer.

~ Add Your Favorite Work Camper Park

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Working RVer Tip

Your reputation is important. Word travels quickly in the RVing community.

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Reader Feedback

~ Bill & Mary Mitchell wrote: Have a great super holiday and thank you for all you do for the people who love to travel.

~ Harley and Marie wrote: Thank you for doing this! God bless!

~ Ted and Mimi Coulton wrote: Thanx so much for publishing this newsletter; it has helped us so much. I have forwarded your link to several of our friends who are using it.

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Workers On Wheels Back Issues

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~ Previous WOW Newsletters

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Positive RVing Attitudes

The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy. ~ Malcolm Forbes

Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity. ~ Nick Diamos

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