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Workers On Wheels Work For RVers and Campers

Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #670 ~ May 6, 2011

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

Bob and I are enjoying some time in the Black Hills of South Dakota. We used to live in Deadwood, SD. After going full-time RVing, we returned to Rapid City to work the flea market there several summers. And, Bob spent several seasons working in Hill City, SD at the 1880's steam train. We are visiting friends and some of the places we've gone before.

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


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New Pages On

Lots and Lots of 'Em

We've heard you loud and clear, telling us that you want more detailed information about the particular job openings that are advertised on the website. So, that is what we are giving you!

Instead of having a bunch of Help Wanted ads on one page, we are now giving each position a full page. Employers and volunteer coordinators can now give you details galore about the job openings they have available. They are welcome to post complete job descriptions, along with general information about their business and the community. We are also encouraging them to post pictures. All of this should make it so that you'd have a better idea of where you'd be working and what the position would be like.

The job listings (Help Wanted ads) are still organized according to the month when they were submitted. This has proven to be a successful way of helping you know which ads are the most current. You've told us you like that feature, and we are keeping it.

When you go to this month's job listings page, you'll now see a form for employers and volunteer coordinators to use. Scroll down past that and you will see the job listings -- with a twist.

What you'll actually find on the job listings page is a headline for each Help Wanted ad, the state or province where the job is located (in most cases), and a sentence or two about the position. The job headline is a live link. You click on it, and it takes you to a full page dedicated to that Help Wanted position.

This makes it so that you can quickly scroll down the list of job openings, looking for one that interests you. When you find it, click and you'll get all the details.

We just started using this new format this week, May 1. It will improve as employers and volunteer organizers realize what all they are welcome to add to their listings. We will be tweaking it as we see how it is working and how it can be improved.

~~ Go to the website to see the what all of this looks like.

~ May Job Postings

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Workers On Wheels Blog

Be sure to check our blog frequently for website updates and between newsletter announcements. Bookmark it, or add it to your list of favorites.

To make finding the current month job postings easier, we added a special link to it. You'll find it right there on top, above the regular blog posts.

~ Workers On Wheels Work for RVers and Campers Blog

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Working RVer Tip

Look for announcements of new businesses opening. Larger ones will likely either have hiring events such as job fairs or open houses, or they will be hiring through a local employment service.

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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.

~ TX: Mailroom Clerk Needed
~ CO: Assistant Innkeepers Needed
~ GA: Work Camper for North Georgia
~ UT: Trade 10 Hours Work Camp Time for RV Site Rent and Utilities
~ NM: Work Camper Couples Wanted for RV Resort Job

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

~ May Job Listings

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

~ Job Listing Index

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Working RVer Tip

Be sure to include a cover letter with your application or resume.

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~ RV Life And Travel

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Best Products to Sell on the Road?

~~ Blondie J. writes: We are so interested in becoming "workampreneuers," but we don't know which products would be best to sell on the road from our motorhome. We are looking for something with broad appeal, good return on investment, non-food, and something easy to transport and set up. Any ideas on which are best?

~~ I answered in part:

~ Sell consumables that people will use up. And that they will want to buy from you again and again. Look for products that people use every day.

~ Look for products that are in tune with modern trends. Right now, that is "green" or all natural products.

~ Pick products that you can sell at a variety of venues and via different sales methods.

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

~ Best Products

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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Ways RVers Make Money

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

~ Rebuild transmissions
~ Online auctions
~ Golf caddie
~ Small business accounting
~ Camping supply store clerks

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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.

~ Buy or Sell Watkins Products

~ Use and Tell Team Building Method

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Working RVer Tip

Immediately after a job interview, send a thank you to the employer for considering you for the position. Postal mail can have more impact than either email or a telephone call. However, if the position has a short closing date and will be filled soon, you may want to do your follow-up thank you by phone.

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Featured Website Section

Agricultural Jobs for Campers and RVers: Jobs Involving Plants and Animals

Agricultural jobs are more than farm hands and ranch work. It's working rodeos, Christmas tree lots, and teaching ag science. Helping to raise livestock and produce and harvest crops, yes. But, also agribusiness from seed development to marketing. Anything, really, that involves plants and animals.

Numerous working RVers work in these fields. This section has articles about some of them.

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

~ Ag Jobs for Campers and RVers

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Working RVer Tip

The formal procedure for applying for a position with a large company or government organization may be to submit a written application or resume by mail. If that is the case, then by all means, do it that way. But, and here's the part that may actually get you the job -- show up in person with your credentials in hand and speak to the person who is doing the hiring.

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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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Working RVer Tip

Feelings are important. Many hiring and firing decisions are based on emotions. What can you do to help the interviewer feel good about himself? And, after you get the job, what can you do to help your supervisor feel good about himself? Bolstering the feelings of those around you can help you get a job, keep a job, and advance on the job payment scale.

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Reader Feedback

~ Heidi L. Webber, Manager, Compton Ridge Campground writes: Your site is a great place to find workers. We have hired for the cook position that we posted on your site.

~ Marcy Nelson, Owner/Manager of Desert Gardens RV Park Cooperative writes: The positions listed in the April, 2011 for workers wanted (Groundskeeping / Housekeeping) have been filled. Thank you again for this website. We have received and are using people who read your web page and who replied to our ad with good qualifications. Thank you again.

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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

Place yourself in situations that support your success. ~ Barbara Winters

The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions. ~ John Hancock

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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.

We do hope we've been instrumental in helping you find the right work situation for your RV lifestyle.

We believe there are many advantages to having an RV home based business that we can take on the road with us. We've found a Watkins Summit Group business works for us.

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