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Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #696 ~ November 27, 2011

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

We hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that your blessings are too numerous to count.

Bob and I believe in doing a mix of income earning activities rather than having all of our eggs in one basket, so to speak. Here are some of the things we did this past week to bring in some money:

~ Bought and sold used merchandise, along with fixing, cleaning, and preparing it for sale.

~ Worked on our Summit Group Watkins business, both retailing product and team building for a residual income.

~ Updated the websites with job postings and new articles, along with the accompanying e-zines, for ads and affiliate sales.

Even within one income generating category, we have multiple income streams. For example, let's look at the Workers On Wheels website. When you click a Google ad, we make a few cents. When you order a Clark's flea market guide from us, we get the difference between the wholesale and retail price. We are affiliates for various products, and when you buy them through a link on our site, we earn a commission. We don't make a lot from any one of these things, but together, they can add up to a nice sum.

That said, please note that we only recommend products and services that we use or that we truly believe to be worthwhile or serve a legitimate purpose. We routinely turn down offers to promote things that we haven't tried, or that we have tried and that don't meet our standards.

I've received some great sounding work camping Help Wanted ads -- with no contact information. If you don't see yours posted, you are probably one of those who forgot. You are welcome to resubmit it with an email address and/or phone number so interested working RVers can reach you about it.

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


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#1 Recommended Work for RVers -- 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.

~ Watkins Business Information

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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.

~ TX: Tutor Wanted for Two Teenage Boys at RV Park
~ MN: Summer 2012 Workampers Wanted at New RV Resort
~ IN: Workcamp 16 Hrs/Wk Per Couple at Resort
~ TX: Help with Parties and Potlucks RV Workamp Position
~ CA: On-site Part-time Maintenance Workcamper Staff

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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Going Circumnavigation - Sailing Around The World, Leaving Solid Ground

SBIer Alf writes: It's Official....Quitting My Day Job

Alf shares his experience and offers some tips for success. Even if you have no interest in website building, you can benefit from the wisdom he shares, such as set a goal and downsize.

~~ Read his forum post on the SBI website.

~ Quitting My Day Job

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Working RVer Tip

When you leave a job, try to leave with a smile, a handshake, and a "Thank you!" Even if the job was less than ideal, you may want to go back there. And, that person whose hand you shake may be a friend or business associate of the person who interviews you for a future job that you really do want.

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An Online Affiliate Marketing Program Lets You Earn 24 Hours a Day

Logically, one would think that higher the cost of the item being promoted, the higher the affiliate payout would be. But, that is not always the case. Some companies pay a large amount on an initial sale, knowing the customer is likely to make repeat purchases.

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

~ Affiliate Marketing

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Work Camping Tip

Don't bite the hand that feeds you.

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Want to Know More About Our Personal RV Travels?

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

Updating Resumes on Website

~~ Jim asks: I would like to update and improve our resume that is posted on the website, but have not been able to find an edit tab. Suggestions?

~~ I answered: There's a major upgrade in the works for the software that we use to build the websites. I've heard (and am hoping) that it will have the capability of allowing you to go in and update your resume as you wish. Right now, though, doing it yourself isn't an option.

When you want to have your resume updated, email me and let me know.

If you just want to make a couple of changes, I will gladly edit it for you. This works well if you just need to change your availability dates or if you need to add a paragraph about your current employment.

If you want to make major changes, submit a new resume, preferably by using the website form. Email me that you are doing this and I'll remove your old one for you.

When you submit your resume, we encourage you to include pictures of you and your rig -- if you would like employers to see them. We give you this option because many employers like to see them and I think it enhances your resume.

Here's the link to submit a new resume:

~ Submit a Working RVer Resume

P.S. RVers, if you don't know if you have a resume on our website or not, or if you'd like to see yours and review it, now would be a good time to look. The above link lists all the resumes posted. You may also use the search box on the top of our blog page to search for it by your name.

~ Workers On Wheels Work for RVers and Campers Blog

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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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 babysitting classes
~ Assemble and sell gift baskets
~ Network administrator
~ Trademark searches
~ Ski resort gift shop retail workers

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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 RV Profile

Hit the Road and Live Your RVing Dream Before Retirement

~ from Rene Agredano

Have you ever wanted to go on a permanent vacation? Leave your job behind and hit the road to see America? Some people think a vision like this is a pipe dream, or something that only retired people are able to do. But we are proof that it can be done, long before retirement. And you don't need to win the lottery either.

~~ Read more about working RVers Jim and Rene on the website.

~ Jim and Rene

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

~ Submit Your Working RVer Story

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Working RVer Tip

Craigslist has a "Gigs" section where people looking to hire someone for very short-term jobs may post. Many of these are for a few hours or a day.

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Applying for a Job at a Campground: How to Respond to the Help Wanted Ad

Visit the park's website before applying for a job. If it isn't listed in the ad, then try a search for it. The website can tell you a lot about the campground. It may answer many of your questions. Being familiar with the park's website before you make contact will also let the owner know you are taking some initiative.

If you have connections with the community, by all means, mention them.

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

~ Responding to a Help Wanted Ad

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Reader Feedback

~ from Dennis and Mattie G., workampers: We certainly enjoy your website, and we find it very useful in finding good workamper jobs. We appreciate all you do for the RV'ing/workamping community. Thanks again.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

Your true passion should feel like breathing; it's that natural. ~ Oprah Winfrey

You have to be ready to take advantage of situations as they arise. Perseverance and preparation are the key! ~ Dave Boufford

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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

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