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Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #661 ~ March 6, 2011

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

Ever notice that when you slow down and relax that you get a lot more accomplished? In the summer, Port Mansfield, Texas, is filled with the hustle and bustle of fishermen, but not now. This time of year, it is much more laid back. I find myself staring out the window, just watching the water, waiting for the next bird to come by and entertain me. Or, I'm gazing at the grazing deer. It's wonderfully relaxing. At the same time, it's providing the inspiration for a lot of writing and for simply getting done things that need doing.

I'm looking for campground suggestions. We're looking for inexpensive campgrounds between Raymondville, Texas and Rapid City, South Dakota. We don't have a definite route planned, nor specific dates, but probably sometime after March 18. We're thinking we might stay several places for a few days or a week, or maybe one place for a month. If you have a recommendation, please email me.

For our Canadian readers, who want to work camp in Canada, be sure to read the Campground Profile of Crooked Creek Campground that we introduce in this issue.

Wherever you are in your work and travels, we wish you joy and prosperity,


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Current Job Openings for RVers

Here are some of the most recently listed job openings. These are just a few of them. Go to the website to see all of them.

~ WV: Summer 2011 Monongahela Nat. Forest Camp Host
~ CA: Paid Position at KOA Kampground
~ TN: Dollywood & Dollyood's Splash Country
~ IN: Week On, Week Off, Seasonal Work Camp Positions
~ NV: Salary, Tips, RV FHU Site Spring to Fall 2011

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

~ March Job Listings

For those jobs posted the beginning of last week and throughout last month, see the February page.

~ February 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

Do you have a friend who is working at a campground, theme park, store, or other business where you'd like to work, who is about to leave that job? See if he would recommend you as his replacement.

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~ RV Life And Travel

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Questions to Ask Before Camp Hosting

~~ Jim asks: It seems to me that a while back you posted an outline of questions to ask a perspective employer. Is it still available? Our work camper life has just moved up by a couple of years, so we are getting serious about options.

~~ My reply: Yes. We have the article, "20 Camp Hosting Questions You Should Ask Before Accepting a Campground Host Job" posted on the website. You'll find it at the page listed in the link below.

~ Camp Hosting Questions

Have a question about doing volunteer work or working for pay while RVing? Ask.

~ Ask a question about working while RVing.

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Watkins Summit Group 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.

Looking for products that you can sell at RV rallies, farmer's markets, and fairs as you travel? People love and want to buy Watkins products. You can sell them and make a nice profit.

~ Buy or Sell Watkins Products

If you don't want to sell, but do want a business you can take anywhere in the US or Canada, to do while you are work camping, you can do that.

~ Use and Tell Team Building Method

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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.

~ Tube welder
~ Professional trainer
~ Sports store seasonal worker
~ Cleaning clams
~ Sell bibles and religious materials

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Another Reader Shares Her Dream Job

Showing RV Products

~ from Pat: My dream job is showing RV products at different small rallies. First, I'd have to set up a company that would allow me to travel with used RVs, nothing fancy. I'd take a middle of the road motor home, fifthwheel, or travel trailer and travel the southwest in the winter, and in the northwest in the summer.

~~ Read more about Pat's dream job and add your comments on the website.

~ Showing RV Products

~~ Tell us about your dream job.

~ My Dream Job Is ...

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Tools for Lecturing on the Road

If your work involves giving talks and presentations, leading seminars, making podcasts, and staying in touch with an office in another state, how do you keep your time and communications organized? Marty Shenkman, the working while RVing attorney, CPA, and public speaker wrote an article about the software, tools, and equipment he uses to work and stay in touch while traveling. He uses a number of online tools, as well as electronic hardware, and some good old fashioned office supplies.

~~ You can read the article on his RV4theCause website.

~ Tools for Lecturing

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Working RVer Tip

Do something kind and unexpected for someone. You might call it karma. Could be the old "what goes around, comes around." Or, it could be that it just makes you feel good, so you present yourself as up-beat and confident, two traits that employers like.

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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 on the SBI website.


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Profile of Campground looking for Work Campers

On the Beach RV Park

~~ from the campground owner: On the Beach RV Park has office and landscaping/maintenance positions available in late March. We are 30 to 40 minutes to either side of Corpus Christi, with the activities it provides. Our desire is to be the nicest place a person could stay because of our hosts and guests.

~~ Read more about this campground and what they offer work campers on our website.

~ On the Beach RV Park

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

~ Submit an Employer Profile

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Words of Wisdom from Workers

Tip for Campground Owners and Other Employers

~- An RVer writes: If you update your advertisement, be sure to note that it was updated and why, at the beginning of the article. A prospective work camper reviewing the ads will then know it's changed. If they don't know it’s changed significantly from when they saw it before, they may pass it by and miss out on a great opportunity.

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Featured Website Section

Property Caretaking

We have a whole section on the website dedicated to working as a property caretaker. You can read about our experience caretaking a ranch property. Or, read Mahnessah's story -- he's a career caretaker. You'll also find answers to your questions, such as whether or not you can be a caretaker if you have a dog, and how to go about actually securing a caretaker position.

~~ Go to our website (use the link below) to learn about being a property caretaker.

~ Property Caretaking

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Profile of a Canadian Campground looking for Work Campers

Crooked Creek Campground

~~ the Campground owner writes: Crooked Creek Campground is an RV park located 5.6 km east of Waterton Lakes National Park. Waterton Lakes National Park is an International Peace Park with Glacier National Park in Montana.

~~ Go to our website to read more about this campground and what they offer workampers.

~ Crooked Creek Campground

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

~ Submit an Employer Profile

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Reader Feedback

~ Mary K. writes: I just wish they [the campground] had put more information in their ad. It was pretty much just a request for help without any particulars at all. No times, no duties, no dates - nothing.

~ Sandy & Jim M. write: We received quite a few responses to our ad of ourselves, posted Jan. 30th. And guess what? We had a response that ended in a summer position for us in Oregon! We are very happy and thank you for your posting of us. Anyway thanks so much....We are Happy Workers!

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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

Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it. ~ Rick Warren

Contrary to the opinion of many people, leaders are not born. Leaders are made, and they are made by effort and hard work. ~ Vince Lombardi

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Coleen Sykora, Editor/Publisher
35555 Spur Hwy #281
Soldotna, AK 99669

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We started this site after corresponding with thousands of RVers, sharing what we’ve learned from our personal experience as full-time RVers, as well as what we've gleaned from employers and managers who hire and work with work campers and other RV workers.

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