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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #684 ~ September 4, 2011
September 04, 2011

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

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Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #684 ~ September 4, 2011

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

Questions about a certain topic seem to come in waves. Lately, we've had a lot of questions about income taxes in general and whether or not a campground owner should be reporting the value of your RV site on either a W2 form or a Form 1099. We are fortunate to have a section on the website with articles written by an attorney and tax expert -- who also happens to be a working RVer.

However you are celebrating this Labor Day weekend, have a great time and stay safe.

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


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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

At the end of your workday, are you proud of the job you've done? If not, perhaps you should be doing something else.

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Featured Article On

Christmas Tree Sales and Other Holiday Tree Industry Jobs

If you want to manage a Christmas tree lot this holiday season, it is not too early to be looking now.

Working Christmas tree farms and sales lots are one way RVers make a sizeable chunk of money in a few weeks. Besides selling, someone assembles wreaths, makes deliveries, and gives farm tours.

~~ Read the rest of this article on the website.

~ Tree Farms and Lots

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Watkins Summit Group Bus. Info

It is an excellent time of the year to enroll with our Watkins Summit Group. Fall bazaars, country fairs, festivals, and holiday gift shows will soon be in full swing.

It's also a great way to save on your own purchases for things you use daily and that you buy for gifts. For $169 plus shipping, you get your associate enrollment and you get $200 retail Watkins products of your choice.

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

~ Coleen's Watkins Summit Group Website

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Paying Taxes on Your "Free" RV Site

~~ An RVer asks: Do camp workers have to pay any tax?

~~ I answered in part: That "free" RV site may be part of your compensation or it may be a job requirement.

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

~ Income Taxes

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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~ RV Life And Travel

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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.

~ RV seat cushion repair
~ Sell security products
~ Mystery shopper scheduler
~ Teach website building classes
~ Dive shop employee

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RVer Recommended Campground Job

TX: Three Rivers RV Park

Three Rivers RV Park is looking for work campers to work from May through September 2012. Ron Westfall, one of their camp workers wrote us about his positive experience there. Ron writes, "My wife and I just returned to Tennessee after spending four months at the Three Rivers RV park in Del Rio, Texas. It was a very positive experience working for Luis and Jerri Hinostrosa, the owners of Three Rivers.

~~ See the entire page about this job on the website.

~ Three Rivers RV Park

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Having the Workers On Wheels Life When You Don't Have the Wheels

~~ Trish asks: I have always wanted to be an RVer but don't have one right now. I would like to find something to do along the lines of a worker on wheels. Any thoughts as to if or where it might work. I had heard of others who were involved in the program that had use of a trailer or RV as they worked for the campground/resort.

~~ I answered in part: State and national parks are one option. Some private campgrounds also provide housing. We have more about this in the Question and Answer pages on our website. These two links have more options for you.

~ Work Camping without an RV

~ Working RVer without an RV

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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Featured Article On

More on Jobs with Housing for Workers Who Don't Yet Have an RV

Jobs with housing can fill the gap between living in a traditional home that you own or rent and when you get your RV. A variety of work options include room and board or lodging accommodations.

This article has 18 different types of jobs -- or rather jobs in 18 different industries -- where housing of some sort is provided. Campgrounds and RV parks are one category.

~~ Read the rest of this article on the website.

~ Jobs with Housing

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Help Wanted

Office Workcamper Needed

Texas: Adult 55+ MH and RV park in Harlingen, Texas, is looking for an office workcamper. Looking for a winter office person to start October 15, 2011, and work through April 15, 2012. Office duties require good customer service skills, basic accounting knowledge, good communication, and social skills. Work 25 hours per week M-F in exchange for RV site, including electricity. Please send resume and picture to

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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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Featured Website Section

RVing CPA and Tax Attorney Martin M. Shenkman Shares His Expertise and Advice

Minimize State Income Tax Issues by Keeping a Tax Diary Calendar Log Book -- The state income tax maze is risky. State tax audits can blind side you. What does this new aggressive environment mean for the working RV’er? Keep a calendar log of what you do, when, and where.

~ Minimize State Income Tax

More than One State Tax Authority May Claim Income from Working RVers -- The state tax authority in every state you have connections to may lay claim to your earnings and expect you to file state income taxes. Attorney Shenkman puts this into perspective for working RVers.

~ State Tax Authority

File State Taxes If in Doubt - Income Tax Filing Requirements Vary by State -- File state taxes if you are required to do so, warns Attorney Shenkman, and you may need to in multiple states. This is part three of his eight part series on income tax liabilities for working RVers.

~ Tax Filing Requirements

Tax Allocation - Determining What State Receives How Much of Your Tax Money -- Tax allocation for RVers working in more than one state can be tricky, according to tax attorney Martin Shenkman, who continues with his eight-part series on state income tax issues for work campers.

~ Tax Allocation

Your Tax Domicile Doesn't Change Just Because Your Address and RV Registration Do -- Your tax domicile might not be where you think it is. Tax expert CPA Martin Shenkman shows where changing your address, registering your RV, and registering to vote may not change your home state, domicile. (This article is on our website.)

~ Tax Domicile

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

~ Articles by CPA and Tax Attorney Shenkman

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Working RVer Tip

Are you doing your job well enough so that your current employer wants you to come back again next year and the year after that? If so, he'll not only be likely to have a job for you, but he'll likely give you a good reference or recommendation when it comes to working somewhere else.

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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

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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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Positive RVing Attitudes

Wealth comes when you conceive in your mind how you can turn circumstance into opportunity. ~ Unknown

The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results. ~ Napolean Hill

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

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