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Workers On Wheels Work For RVers and Campers

Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #697 ~ December 3, 2011

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

Bob finished his jury duty service this past week. That's one job he was glad to have done and out of the way. This morning, he's been shoveling off the roof of our travel trailer. The solar panels do not work when they are covered with seven inches of snow. In between times, he's done a mix of moneymaking activities. Repaired some power tools to sell. Rebuilt a small engine to sell. Helped with our Watkins business. Tended to our secondhand shop. And, schmoozed with the guys at the local coffee shop.

If you are looking for work or to increase your business income, don't dismiss the importance of that last one. It is important. Making connections and getting to know the locals is an excellent way to find out about jobs. It is also excellent for doing word of mouth promotions and increasing business.

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


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Enroll This Month and Get $20 (or More) Free Watkins Products

#1 Recommended Work for RVers -- Watkins Summit Group Bus. Info

Special incentives (choice of free product gift certificate or t-shirt) for starting your Watkins Summit Group business this month. ~ Click Here to Get the Details

Plus, if you start with the WYH product kit, I'll add in another gift certificate.

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

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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.

~ TN: Property Sitter Wanted for One Month or Longer
~ CA: Trade 20 Hrs./Week for Site, $10 for Additional Hrs.
~ NC: Volunteer at Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
~ FL: People Person and Sales Orientated Workamper Wanted
~ MI: 2012 Positions Available for All Around Workampers

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

~ December Job Listings

Those from last 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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Working RVer Tip

If you are looking for work and would like to post a Work Wanted classified ad on our Workers On Wheels website, you may do so at no cost.

~ Submit a Work Wanted Ad

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

Where Do I Go?

~~ Mike asks: My girlfriend and I just purchased a new RV and will be going cross-country for an undetermined amount of time next year and we want to work during our adventure. I am having trouble navigating your website to try and start networking with potential employers. Could you please tell me exactly where I would need to go in order to start lining up work?

~~ I answered: What kind of work do you want or intend to do? Or, haven't you gotten that far in your research to find out what is feasible?

Having your own business gives you the most flexibility, as far as where you go and how often you travel, and for how much you can make. Lots of options for you if you take this route. Since I'm a Watkins rep, I'm partial to that, but based on your skills and interests, you may want to do computer programming, RV detailing, or who knows what. The sooner you get your business started, the better, so you have it up and running before you take off. To find info about some options for businesses you can run from your RV, look on the left hand nav bar for things such as Flea Markets, Network Marketing, Website BuildingRV Home Business, as well as for some of the specific businesses, such as Photography Biz. You might also want to look at the Tax and Legal section articles

Working for a temp staffing agency is another good choice. Still gives you a great deal of flexibility, as some of the jobs are only for a day or two. The work available depends on your training, abilities, and willingness to do it, and on which agencies you register with. Some accept only the high tech rocket scientists and others need day labor with a good back. Once you register with a temp service, they are often able to transfer your paperwork to other branches, so you don't need to register in each town. You may want to register with a few before you head out. For info on these look in the left hand nav bar for Temp Agencies.

If you are willing to stay in one place for a few weeks or months, there are a bunch of seasonal jobs available. Some, such as working at Disney or in tourist areas come with great perks like free admission to all sorts of events and other touristy things. Seasonal employers may pay premium wages, especially if you are doing harvesting, fishing, and skilled construction. Depending on the situation, they may provide you an RV parking space. Down side is that they expect you to stay for a while. Find them by looking, again, at the left hand nav bar, under Disney Jobs, Agricultural Jobs, Jobs in Tourism, or Employment.

As to exactly where to go to line up work for next year.... Are you asking me where you should travel to -- where you would have the best chance at the best jobs? Since I know nothing about your skills, training, likes or dislikes, or about your travel style, it is about impossible for me to say. However, I hear that western North Dakota, around Williston, has numerous openings for most everything in the service industry as well as the oil field and construction industry. Go to the state job service for information about work in that area.

When it comes to actually going to work, you'll probably find that it is best to go where you want to work and then line up a job once you get there. For a lot of people, though, the dreaming, planning, and researching months ahead of time is a lot of fun, so you aren't alone in looking now.

~~ Clicking on the blue words in my reply above should take you to that section of the website. 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.

~ State parks worker
~ Office manager
~ Auction ring man
~ Wrangler
~ Clothing reseller

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Campground Employer Profile

MO: Trailside RV Park and Store Seeks Summer Workamping Couples

~~ from park staff

Trailside RV Park and Store is our very own 84-site oasis. Our campground is located in the heart of the country, right off a major east-west interstate (I-70) near Kansas City, Missouri.We are near lots of shopping, dining, arts and entertainment venues, historical sites, and fun attractions.

~~ Read more about the job and benefits of this work camper position on the website.

~ Trailside RV Park

If you hire working RVers, tell us about your business.

~ Submit an Employer Profile

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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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Working RV Profiles

A good way to get some ideas of what you may want to do -- and be able to do -- is by reading about what other RVers are doing. Here are the stories of RVers who are property caretakers, softball umpires, teachers, campground workers, entertainers, writers, vendors, musicians, handymen, and more.

~~ Read more about this working RVer on the website -- or ask him/her questions.

~ Stories of Other Working RVers

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

~ Submit Your Working RVer Story

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Workamping Tip

Attending and taking part in activities at one campground is a good way to find out what is available at other campgrounds in the area. Someone else attending may be currently staying at another park, or may have stayed there previously.

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Workers On Wheels Back Issues

If you've missed some of our newsletters, you can still find many them on the website.

~ Previous WOW Newsletters

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Positive RVing Attitudes

Those who expect nothing usually get just what they expect. ~ Unknown

You're the only one who can make the difference. Whatever your dream is, go for it. ~ Ervin "Magic" Johnson

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

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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.

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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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