The Newsletter for Working RVers and Campers, by Working RVers and Campers

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

News, Updates, and Tips from Work-For-RVers-And-Campers.com
You can also find this issue archived on the website.
Go to the website and click on the E-mail News link button.
http://www.work-for-rvers-and-campers.com

If the links carry over onto a second line, please copy the entire link, and then paste it into your browser address bar. That should take you to the correct page.

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Workers On Wheels Work For RVers and Campers

Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #683 ~ August 28, 2011

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

I have been serving on jury duty the entire month of August. If that doesn't put a crimp on an RVer's mobility, I don't know what does. For the first time in many months, I had to set an alarm clock. (The last time I had to set an alarm clock was to make sure I got to the airport on time to leave on vacation.)

It sure makes me appreciate having my own business, a business I can take on the road with me, and one where I set my own hours. I cannot imagine having to continue watching the clock to make sure I get to work on time and watching it throughout the day, hoping I will soon be done for another day.

September starts this week. Fall colors, fall jobs, and fall travel will be here before we know it. I'm looking forward to it all!

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

Coleen

= = = = =

Featured Employer Profile

WA: Sage Hills Golf Club & RV Resort Seeks Work Camp Staff

WA: Sage Hills Golf Club and RV Resort is in Warden, WA, the heart of the Columbia Basin. We are looking for work camp staff and offer site and utilities, plus unlimited golf, including a cart.

~~ See the entire page about work camper jobs at Sage Hill on our website.

~ Work Camper Jobs at Sage Hill

= = = = =

Working RVer Tip

If you are a detail person, let that show on your resume.

= = = = =

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

= = = = =

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.

~ Teach fitness classes
~ Pet sitter
~ Crane operator
~ Sell artwork
~ Rodeo clown

= = = = =

Our Free Newsletter About RVs and Our RVing Lifestyle

Sign up for our RV Life and Travel E-zine. I usually email it out once a week. There's no cost to you.

~ RV Life And Travel

= = = = =

Featured Job Page

Disney Jobs: Join the Magic, Receive Hourly Pay, Discounts, and Free Admissions

Disney is synonymous with dreams. The Walt Disney job information websites show how you can be a part of the magic. Cast members working for the mouse serve and entertain guests 24 hours a day.

~~ See the entire page about working at Disney World on our website.

~ Disney Jobs

= = = = =

Employer Profile Pages: Help Wanted Ads on Steroids for Working RVers

Our employer profile pages are more than your basic, short help wanted ads. They give you information about the business and community, as well as the job and the work duties.

The additional info in these profiles is to help you get a better idea of whether or not the position and the business ambiance is a good match for you, and whether or not you might enjoy your time RVing and working in the particular job location.

~~ See the new employer profile pages on the website.

~ Employer Profiles

= = = = =

Help Wanted Ads Publication

If you want a publication filled with page after page of Help Wanted ads, I suggest The Caretaker Gazette. We've been recommending it for about 20 years now, and still see it as the best publication of its kind.

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

~ The Caretaker Gazette

= = = = =

Working RVer Tip

If you submit a photograph of your RV to a campground where you are applying to work, try to get the brand of the RV included in the photo.

= = = = =

Adventureland Amusement Park

~~ Vicki writes: My husband and I have worked four seasons at Adventureland Amusement Park. We get paid for every hour worked and out of five months, only pay a minimal amount twice toward our spot. Have you ever considered recommending them for employment?

~~ My reply: I would love to have more information on them to share with our readers. Would you write up something about your experience working there? Do you have a contact person that it would be good for me to reach? It would be super if we had both. Perhaps you know the person hiring there and could suggest he send us a profile similar to the one from Dollywood? If you want to send him the link to use as an example, the Dollywood page is at http://www.work-for-rvers-and-campers.com/dollywood.html.

= = = = =

Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Campground Job Advice

~~ A Workers On Wheels website visitor asks: I believe the advice (about going to a campground first, before accepting a job there) is good, but wouldn't that require two trips to the campground? We want to experience different campgrounds in hosting and in visiting new areas.

~~ I answered in part: Following the method that we suggest for finding campground jobs only requires that you go to the campground one time. In fact, the reason we recommend it is because it mostly eliminates wasted travel time and wasted fuel. It also leads to less disappointment and frustration.

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

~ Campground Job Advice

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

~ Ask a question about working while RVing.

= = = = =

Earning a Living with Social Media

If you're considering a blog or website as a moneymaker, you'll probably want to consider using social media. SBI! is hosting a live question and answer session on Tuesday, August 30th, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Social media expert Mari Smith will be answering questions on the SiteSell Facebook page. You are welcome to follow along, and to post your questions to her.

~ SiteSell Facebook

= = = = =

Featured Website Section

My Dream Job Is ...

Read about the dream jobs of other working RVers... See what advice and encouragement our readers and I have offered. And, add your own comments and suggestions.

Traveling Book Author A traveling book author ... to be honest, this has been a dream of mine since the day I picked up my pen. I've taken baby steps for five years to get to ...

~ Traveling Book Author

Selling Coney Island Hot Dogs I would buy a hot dog cart to pull behind my motorhome, decide on a good Cincinnati hot dog chili, set up my cart at swap meets all over the country and ...

~ Selling Coney Island Hot Dogs

Being a "Man Friday" A "Man Friday" does what ever needs doing. I like doing different things and dislike too much routine in my work day. I enjoy being left alone to get my ...

~ Being a "Man Friday"

Teach Beginning Genealogy I would like to teach beginning genealogy classes in a 55+ or other long-term camp. Most parks have Wi-Fi and a few computers, so I would include internet ...

Teach Beginning Genealogy

~~ Find more dream job stories from RVers on our website.

~ RVer's Dream Jobs

= = = = =

Be Our Friend on Facebook

~ Become My Facebook Friend

= = = = =

Words of Wisdom from Workers

Job Finding and Sharing Experiences

~- Gary writes: I don't think free help wanted ads that are on the web work for workampers. My approach is to send a cover letter to parks via e-mail and an introduction letter with background. I am finding that that helps, but I have also used your help wanted workamper ads and have had interest. We will only work two, at the most three, days a week, for we are retired and expect Sundays off; even with that we have had great interest from parks for workampers. I am presently waiting for a letter of intent from a park in Ohio for 2012. We are also networking with other workampers and I told them how great your site was for help wanted ads; guess I will have to tell them it is for educational purposes now. I would be interested in doing an article on how I apply and follow up with parks for an educational prospective. We used to be with Habitat for Humanity and did the PR work for our affiliate, with a newsletter and speaking engagements.

~~ My reply: I agree with you that help wanted ads really aren't the best way to find a job. They are just one of many ways, and as you point out, they can sometimes be helpful. I'm sure your fellow RVers would like to hear more about your job finding method, as well as about your work with Habitat for Humanity. We certainly welcome you -- and other working RVers -- to send in articles and I look forward to receiving them; it is fine to email them to me.

= = = = =

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.

~ Workers On Wheels Work for RVers and Campers Blog

= = = = =

Positive RVing Attitudes

A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility. ~ Aristotle

We must learn to give ourselves permission to blunder, to fail, and to make fools of ourselves every day. ~ Sheldon Kopp

= = = = =

If you like this e-zine, please do a friend a big favor and pass it forward.

If a friend did forward this to you, and if you like what you read, please subscribe.

~ Subscribe

= = = = =

Privacy Policy: We do not sell, rent, exchange, or otherwise provide the addresses of our newsletter subscribers or web site visitors to others.

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

(c) 2011 All Rights reserved

= = = = =



Return from this issue to the RVers Workers On Wheels back issues index page.

Go to the Work for RVers and Campers blog.



Welcome!

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.

We are also thankful for SBI!, the "do-all-the-techy-stuff-for-you" e-business building platform that made creating this RV resource site possible.

If you have questions, we're always happy to help. Simply submit them here....

Subscribe to our E-zine

E-mail Address
Then

Don't worry -- your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter.