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Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #679 ~ July 30, 2011

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

What a beautiful summer we are having in Alaska!

We'd love to hear about your summer work, play, and travel experiences. If you have stories, tips, or photos you'd like to share with your fellow RVers, send them our way. You don't need to use a special form to contact us -- it is fine to use email.

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


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Current Job Openings for RVers

Check our blog for job announcements. Here are a couple that I posted this week:

~ TX: Volunteer City Park Hosts Needed Now
~ MO: Help Wanted - 6-8 Weeks Caretaking You can find announcements on our main blog page. Here's the direct link to it:

~ Workers On Wheels Work for RVers and Campers Blog

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Special Bonus for Enrolling this Summer -- Watkins Summit Group Bus. Info

Extra bonuses for joining me this summer. Any associate who joins our team during July or August will automatically get access to dozens of hours of exclusive online audios and online books filled with training and motivation from experts in our field.

You do not need to register, give your name or email address, or otherwise make a commitment when you look at the information.

~ Start this Summer to Receive Special Bonus

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

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Working RVer Tip

Did you know that some employers pass over applicants simply because they are not smiling in their photographs?

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Employer Profile

MI: Thunder Bay Golf & RV Resort -- Attention Golfers

MI: At Thunder Bay, workers enjoy unlimited golf, with cart on our beautiful 18 hole par 73 golf course in Hillman, Michigan. Multiple workampers are needed from May 15 through October 15, each year.

~~ Read more about this on the website.

~ Thunder Bay

If you hire working RVers, email me with your employer profile.

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Subscribe to our RV Life and Travel E-zine. There's no cost.

~ RV Life And Travel

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

FHU, Plus Salary -- Yes, Those Jobs are Available for Working RVers and Campers

~~ Tom writes: My wife, Cathy, and I enjoy receiving both your newsletters each week. Think I emailed you several months ago regarding Texas gate guarding. Thinking about FT in approx one - to two years, we're now almost age 56 and 57 years. With only a small pension when I retire, I've been reading RV forums, and some say just pay the usual CG fee, and work someplace in town. Other than gate guarding, Coleen, where free hookups and salary are provided, do other campgrounds or camphost jobs provide F.H.U.'s, plus a salary? Thanks very much. I enjoy your husband's articles on tools and the latest regarding solar panels. Have a great summer.

~~ I answered in part: As workamping has become more popular with retirees just wanting something to do to occupy their time, I'm seeing fewer of these positions. When campground owners have an abundance of people to work many hours a week without wages, you really can't blame them for not offering a salary in addition to a site.

But, there are many, many jobs that do provide an RV site and wages. The thing is, though, that they are not at campgrounds.

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

~ FHU, Plus Salary

Read more questions and answers on our website.

~ See more questions and answers about working while RVing.

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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.

~ Historical tour guide
~ RV roof cleaner
~ Make and sell cornshuck dolls
~ Facilities maintenance
~ Speech therapist

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Help Wanted Ads Publication

If you are looking for a publication that lists page upon page of Help Wanted ads, I recommend The Caretaker Gazette. It is available both as an online publication and a printed on paper magazine. You'll find jobs at campgrounds listed in it, as well as for various other caretaking work, such as jobs at resorts, on farms, and doing personal care.

~~ Order The Caretaker Gazette (or learn more about it) from our website.

~ The Caretaker Gazette

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Working RVer Tip

If you are applying for a position as a couple, make sure your correspondence shows that you are both excited about the idea. (As opposed to one being excited and the other being dragged along.)

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Employer Profile

GA: Windy Valley Llamas Offers a Workamping Adventure for Animal Lovers

GA: Windy Valley Llamas offers a workamper experience. You'll find a rewarding experience getting to know the llamas through hands on work in training and helping us with daily chores on the farm.

~~ Read more about this on the website.

~ Windy Valley Llamas

If you hire working RVers, tell us about your business, community, and about the job you offer.

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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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Featured Website Section

Employment Opportunities Diverse Enough for Every RV Worker Looking for a Job

Employment opportunities for RVers are as varied as RVers themselves. Most of the jobs are in retail, service, agriculture, construction, and high-tech fields. A few work campers work in campgrounds.

Below you'll find links leading to articles about all sorts of jobs, as well as to articles about finding employment opportunities.

Very Short Term Jobs that Pay - When You Want to Move Frequently Very short term jobs -- those lasting a few hours to a few weeks -- appeal to many working RVers. They are more plentiful than you may think. Here are some of the options for temporary positions.

Use the Local Newspaper to Find Who is Hiring and for What Positions The local newspaper is still an excellent place for job information. The paper I picked up this morning has an article about a new resort opening this summer. That follows an article on tourism jobs.

Fishing Jobs in Alaska I've heard fishing jobs in Alaska are plentiful and that all I have to do to get one is show up there. Is that true? One of our working RVer readers asks about working in the fish industry in AK.

10 Steps to a Motivational Speaker Job Motivational speaker.... From the storyteller around the campfire to great spiritual and political leaders, speakers have motivated people throughout history.

Lodge Jobs Can Keep Many Working RVers Busy with Varied Seasonal Positions Lodge jobs encompass many of the same types of positions as those at campgrounds, RV parks, and resorts, but are likely to include motel, entertainment, and food and beverage service jobs, as well.

~~ Find more articles employment articles for RVers on the website.

~ Employment Articles

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Working RVer Tip

Life skills are very marketable. Think about the things you may do on a regular basis -- working at your computer, cooking, home maintenance, planning social events, organizing volunteer projects, paying bills, yard and garden work, etc.

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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

If you add a little to a little and do this often, soon that little will become great. ~ Unknown

Successful people just do the things that unsuccessful people aren't willing to do. ~ Unknown

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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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