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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #695 ~ November 19, 2011

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

Bob and I are currently working in Alaska. I think we will stay here much of the winter. However, today's record-breaking-for-this-day low temperature of 18 degrees below zero (Fahrenheit) may be cause to reconsider the plan. (Previously recorded November 19 low temp for Soldotna was a minus 10 in 1950.)

The right time to apply for a job depends on who you ask. Even when you ask employers in the same industry, you get a wide range of answers. I heard from a Christmas tree grower who told me November is not the time to be looking for work on tree farms or on retail tree sales lots. She explained that they interview and hire workers earlier in the year, because they are now too busy with other facets of the business. Conversely, others in the business hire workers now through the height of the selling season. One grower with multiple retail lots advertises on its website that it needs workers for after school hours and weekends -- and instructs those looking for work to stop by the retail lots the last week of November.

For more about selling Christmas trees and working on tree farms, we have an article on the website for you: Christmas Tree Sales and Other Holiday Tree Industry Jobs

~ Christmas Tree and Tree Farm Jobs

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


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Current Job Openings for RVers

Here's a sampling of the most recently listed job openings. These are not all of the jobs, only a few of them to give you an idea of what is available. Go to our website to see the entire list.

~ VA: Part-time Yard Work Position Available
~ CA: On-site Part-time Maintenance Workcamper Staff
~ TX: Immediate Opening Work Camper Position for Husband and Wife
~ NY: Summer Season 2012 Camp Host Wanted
~ MT: Summer at 7TH Ranch RV Camp and Historic Tours

The Help Wanted ads from this month are on the November Job Listings page.

~ November Job Listings

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

~ Job Listing Index

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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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New Article On

Holiday Jobs: Seasonal Work Now Until Christmas -- Real Jobs For Real RVers

Holiday jobs … real, seasonal, moneymaking work that you can pick up in November that lasts for the next six weeks, until Christmas, that can get you through the holidays and into the new year.

There are a lot of fun businesses that are great holiday moneymakers -- creating and selling fabulous crafts, catering gourmet holiday parties, and running a gift finding service for local celebrities.

Reality check: it is November. Christmas is only weeks away. There’s probably no way you can get those businesses off the ground and profitable before this Christmas.

What follows are some practical and doable suggestions for seasonal work -- tried and true ways to increase your income during the next couple of months.

~~ Read the rest of this article on the Workers On Wheels website.

~ Holiday Jobs

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Finding Flea Markets and Swap Meets

I have some of 91st Edition, 2011, (this is the newest edition) of The Original Clark's Flea Market U.S.A., A National Directory of Flea Markets and Swap Meets books. These are what flea market vendors and flea market customers usually just call Clark's Flea Market Guide. If you'd like one, use PayPal to send me $10 and I'll mail one to you via First Class Mail. Go to and send the payment to

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Working RVer Tip

Following up after you've inquired about a job, sent a resume, or interviewed is good. However, repeatedly emailing or calling within 48 hours is not following up; it is pestering.

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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.

~ Cake/cookie maker
~ Medical coder
~ Barista
~ Computer set-up
~ Teach convection cooking classes

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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.

~ Workers On Wheels Work for RVers and Campers Blog

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Workers On Wheels Tip for Employers and Employees

Proofread your ads to see that they do not contain contradictory information. For example, if you specify a number of work hours, make sure that it doesn't say "20 hours" in the headline and "16 hours" in the body of the ad.

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Mobile Missionary Assistance Program (MMAP)

Mobile Missionary Assistance Program (MMAP) volunteers are Christian RVers who travel the USA, working construction and remodel projects, teaching God's word along the way.

~~ See the entire page about this volunteer opportunity on the website.

~ Mobile Missionary

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~ RV Life And Travel

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Working RVer Tip

What qualities do you like in others? When you are at your next job interview, look to see if your potential new boss possesses them.

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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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Writing for Profit

Many RVers want to write -- and get paid for it. Some RV clubs have writer's groups that meet to offer encouragement to their members. We have a section on our website for would-be writers. The articles cover writing romance novels to writing about ghost towns, from blogging to providing a resume writing service.

~~ Go to our website to read these articles about how you can make money as a writer.

~ Writing for Profit

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Working RVer Tip

If your last job was not the best work experience, consider it training time for future jobs. It may show you what questions are important for YOU to ask before accepting your next position. Those questions vary from workcamper to workcamper, but here are some that our readers find important: Where is the campground/housing/RV site area? What are work hours? How much work is expected for what hourly rate? What do the on-site meals consist of?

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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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Positive RVing Attitudes

Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others. ~ Jules Renard

Procrastination rules the human race. Those who set goals and accomplish them learn to conquer it in themselves and to manage it in others. ~ Bud Danson

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

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