RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #650 ~ December 19, 2010

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #650 ~ December 19, 2010

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

Merry Christmas! Bob and I wish you the best Christmas ever.

The article last week that gave the employer's perspective hit a raw nerve with more than a few of our readers. The most common comment I received from work campers concerned worker and guest interactions. Folks, the purpose of that article was not to say what is or what is not the best way to run a campground. It was to let you know how employers see things. While the article was written by one campground owner, it echoes the sentiments I hear from many. If you missed that piece, you can find it on the website.

~ Being a Good Work Camper ... Eight Things to Avoid Doing

Some of you included valuable insights with your comments. I do plan to publish the worker's perspective. If you'd like to voice your opinion, just send me an email.

~ Email Coleen, the Editor/Publisher

On a very personal update, Bob and I had a trying week. Wednesday, we rushed our 12-year-old, well loved dog to the vet's emergency room. It turns out she has old age vestibular disease. Her balance is still out of whack. She's still having trouble standing and walking. But, she's considerably better and we do have her home now. On a sadder note, on Friday, we had to say good-bye to our beloved cat. He was a part of our family for 16 years. He'd been in renal failure and had rubber jaw syndrome. But, he got around good, ate well, purred a lot, and was happy -- up until Friday morning. Friday his front leg went limp, his eyes lost their gloss, and among other things, he just wasn't himself. Although heartbreaking for us, we had to make the decision that we know was best for him. We miss him terribly.

We are currently in Lafayette, LA. I think we will stay here through Christmas. Then? We aren't sure. Maybe the Rio Grande Valley.

Wherever you are in your work and travels, we wish you joy and prosperity… and happy holidays.

Coleen

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Current Job Openings for RVers

Here are some of the most recently listed job openings.

~ FL: Workkamp Help Wanted at Hunter Check Station
~ CA: Workamper Position Open at Motorsport Park
~ TX: Workampers Start Soon - Work 3 Days, then 12 Days Off
~ SD: Workkamp at Bird Care and Education Facility
~ NC: Workkamp Opportunity Month or Longer, Pays Site and Perks

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

~ December 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

Look for Help Wanted ads in free community papers. The Quik Quarter that I picked up has almost five full pages. These papers go by different names, such as Thrifty Nickel, Prospector, Penny Saver, etc.

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Featured Section On Work-For-RVers-And-Campers.com

Writing for Profit

Ghost Towns and the Old West -- Stories and Photos Here are 15 suggestions for selling your ghost town and old west photos and stories, as well as a few other ideas for making money with them.

A Romance Writer Touches Hearts: Here's How to Get Started Does the idea of being a romance writer strike your fancy? I know some of you scoff at the idea. But, romance novels sell. Someone writes all those love stories and gets paid for doing so.

Writing about Fly Fishing An RVer asks about writing for profit, "I would like to write about fly fishing spots in the different states. Is there a place for these kind of articles, somewhere to get my stories about fly fishing published?" And, Coleen replies.

Writing RV Adventure Books In the pioneer days of America, iron men and stout hearted women loaded their belongings into a Conestoga wagon, hitched up a team of oxen, mules or horses, and headed out. These early road rogues crossed the plains heading for the territory of their dreams, the "promised land."

Writing Resumes A working RVer, Joanne, who writes for profit shares her profile: I am professionally trained in writing resumes. Each resume that I write is personalized to suit my client and his work requirements. In a nutshell, it is one-on-one service.

~~ Read more articles about being paid to write on the website.

~ Writing for Profit

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Working RVer Tip

If you have a home business, you can probably deduct some of your RV and travel expenses. You can start a simple, easy to do business for $40.

~ Start a Simple Business

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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.

~ Make and sell copper art
~ Church camp worker
~ NPS ranger
~ Events organizer
~ Online marketer

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Watkins Bus. Info

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

~ Buy or Sell Watkins Products

~ Business Without Selling

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Volunteer Organization Profile

Eskie House American Eskimo Dog Rescue

You may bring your dogs. We have a tub you could use to wash them. There is a fenced in exercise yard for your dogs to play with our dogs if they get along, or you could alternate the exercise yard time when our dogs are in the house during dinner time, rest time, and bed time.

~~ Read more about this on the website.

~ Eskie House American Eskimo Dog Rescue

If you'd like to have volunteer workampers, tell us about your organization. Or, if you have volunteer experience and you'd like to recommend a place to help, please share.

~ Submit a Volunteer Organization Profile

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Working RVer Tip

Some state parks and other agencies post their entire campground host manual or volunteer handbook online. Reading it before you apply lets you know what to expect, as well as what is expected of you.

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Earning a Living with a Website

SBI is having a buy-1-get-1-free sale this week. If you want to build a profitable website, I suggest you go see what they offer.

~ SBI Christmas Special

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Employer Profile

Los Altos Rod and Gun Club

~~ from April Byars, Office Manager

Our workampers are always off Monday through Wednesday. This is the best time to sight see throughout the area. We are in a beautiful setting and very peaceful, with lots of things to do on your days off. The range is surrounded by Castle Rock State Park, and close to Big Basin Redwoods State Park and several other open space areas. We are close to Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Monterey, CA.

~~ Read more about this on the website.

~ Los Altos Rod and Gun Club

If you hire working RVers, tell us about your business.

~ Submit an Employer Profile

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Favorite Work Camper Campground Nominee

Nominate your favorite campground/RV park employer.

~ Add Your Favorite Work Camper Park

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Employer Profile

GTI Site Maps and Guides

GTI Site Maps and Guides hires only experienced, successful salespeople who have a motorhome or 5th wheel, and who love to travel. Your job is simply to sell advertising to folks who want the RV tourists to visit their establishments. You usually stay at a park for two weeks; parks provide a free RV site for you while you are working there. Pay is by commission.

~~ Read more about this on the website.

~ GTI Site Maps and Guides

If you hire working RVers, tell us about your business.

~ Submit an Employer Profile

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Working RVer Tip

Think as much of yourself as you would like your employer to think of you.

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Reader Feedback

~ Bill "Luke" P. writes: I have a great gig in Florida as the park host for a primitive campground. I have the resident lot and full power, sewer and phone. They even gave me a phone and canoe!

~ Ralph & Pam wrote: Just would like to thank you for your good info about Workers On Wheels (WOW). I enjoy it because it gives us ideas where we can go or be from one season to another! We have been work camping for six years now! Started in Illinois with state parks in spring/summer, then Georgia in fall/winter, and then Michigan two times. Now, already, we have found a new place for next spring 2011. Thanks again, may God bless you and your family this special time of the year and always! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

~ Tracy wrote: Thank you for your website. Twice now it has provided us with quality workers. Thanks again.

~ Bob & Joeene M. wrote:. Hi Coleen, I've been recently following the WorkersOnWheels site. My wife and I are wanting to start this lifestyle when we retire in about two years, so we are trying to learn as much as we can through the website. Keep up the good work, thanks.

~ Susen says: I have been reading your newsletter for a while now and even advertised for RVers to help me sell my jewelry at shows. Which, by the way, I found some great people - thank you!

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Workers On Wheels Back Issues

If you've missed some of our newsletters, you can still find many them on the website.

~ Previous WOW Newsletters

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Positive RVing Attitudes

It's always worthwhile to make others aware of their worth. ~ Malcom Forbes

Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you. ~ Oprah Winfrey

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