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Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #687 ~ September 24, 2011

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

Bob's out fishing for halibut again today. Talk about a man who has found a way to get paid for doing what he loves. Oh, it not that he gets paid for actually going fishing. But he turns those fishing trips into articles. And that does pay. And, he couldn't write them the way he does without the firsthand experience.

I'm getting some interesting responses to the poll asking, "Why Are You a Working RVer? (Or, Why Do You Want To Be a Working RVer?)." If you haven't yet voiced your opinion, you may want to do that now.

~ Why Are You a Working RVer Poll

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


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Working RV Profile

Working at Adventureland Amusement Park: The Hafls Keep Going Back

Working at Adventureland Amusement Park … hourly pay, community discounts, a safe RV park, activities, and yearlong friends. Those benefits call Vicky and Terry back to their seasonal positions.

~~ Read what working RVers Vicky and Terry Hafl share about their experience.

~ Working at Adventureland

If you are a working RVer, tell us about yourself and your work.

~ Submit Your Working RVer Story

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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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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.

~ Make and sell rubber stamps
~ Campground food service staff
~ Electrochemical etching
~ Locomotive restoration
~ Technical support for website hosting company

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National Park Service: Seasonal Employment for Work Campers and Working RVers

The National Park Service (NPS) employs a permanent workforce and a seasonal workforce. Seasonals are hired every year to help permanent staff at national parks.

A variety of work camper positions may be available:
• campground rangers
• tour guides
• lifeguards
• carpenters
• fee collectors
• landscape architects
• firefighters
• laborers
• historians
• naturalists
• law enforcement rangers
• clerks

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

~ National Park Service jobs

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~ RV Life And Travel

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Working RVer Tip

If you want a job, speak up and ask for one.

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Good Employees Share These Classic Traits

Good employees are hard to come by, regardless of the economy. Learn to be one, and there's a good likelihood that you'll never have trouble finding a job. What do employers want in their workers?

~~ Read the rest of this articles on the website, including the list of desired and not so desired traits.

~ Traits of Good Employees

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Workers On Wheels Blog

Be sure to check our blog frequently for help wanted ads, 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

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Rodeo Jobs: More than Professional Cowboys

Rodeo jobs aren't just for cowboys and cowgirls. RVers who want to work as part of the rodeo have options beyond bull riding and barrel racing. It takes more than contestants to have a good event.

~~ Read more about working rodeos on the website.

~ Rodeo Jobs

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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

You'll find some co-workers are a joy to be around. You may remain good friends long after the job ends. Other co-workers, well, let's just say that you'll limit your time around them as much as you can. Expect to get along with those you work with, but don't expect to be best buddies with all of them.

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Referrals Lead to Finder's Fees, Sometimes Quite Hefty Ones

Your referrals are important to business owners. There's a good chance they will pay you a finder's fee for making them. This may amount to a few freebies. It can also be a primary business strategy.

You naturally tell people about products and services you like and use. You're sitting around the campfire chatting and as you reach for the insect repellent, you mention how this one works better than any other you've tried. Someone admires your new earrings and asks where you bought them. You just went on an RV caravan to Alaska and you can't wait to tell everyone about it.

~~ Read the full article on the website to learn more about earning an income this way.

~ Referrals

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20 Camp Hosting Questions You Should Ask Before Accepting a Campground Host Job

Twenty camp hosting questions to ask before accepting a workamping job. You'll save yourself a lot of headaches if you ask these questions - and pay attention to the answers - before you accept.

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

~ Camp Hosting Questions

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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

A great resume may get you the job. A great attitude may help you keep the job.

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Volunteer Organizations That Are Christian RV Groups

The following ministries need folks who are willing to share their skills to work for agencies. The RVer may have skills in constructing buildings such as churches, houses, schools, knowledge of installation of electrical service or plumbing, sewing, cooking, teaching, office work, painting, etc. And if you do not have the skills, the people on the job are willing to teach you.

~~ Read the rest of the article, including contact information for these groups on the website.

~ Christian Volunteer Builders

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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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Temp Agencies: Register So You Are Ready To Accept the Job

Temp agencies are a great source of jobs for RVers. But, you must register with the service first. RVers have special concerns, but there are work arounds.

To simplify things, fill out a general work application before going to register. Or, prepare a simple resume. They may not want to keep it, but it will help you to have the information organized.

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

~ Temp Agencies

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Positive RVing Attitudes

Average people look for ways of getting away with it; successful people look for ways of getting on with it. ~ Jim Rohn

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

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

(c) 2011 All Rights reserved

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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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