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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #700 ~ December 24, 2011

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

Merry Christmas! May you have a wonderful Christmas, filled with love and peace, and all things good.

How different our Christmas is this year from last. Last year, we celebrated Christmas in a city park campground in Lafayette, LA. Christmas in Cajun country is a real treat; we truly enjoyed it all -- the people, music, food, weather, and full-time RV living. This year, we are celebrating Christmas at our home base near Soldotna, AK. Christmas in Alaska is beautiful, with colored lights on the snow, and moose and eagles in our yard. How fortunate we are to experience the joys of Christmas from one end our country to the other.

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

Watkins and this business will be around for a long time. But, the special offer from the Summit Group ends Saturday, December 31. Enroll by at 10:00 a.m. Central Time 12/31/11 to be sure to get in on the special.

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

~ For details and to enroll, go here.

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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.

~ NM: Animal Refuge Workkamp Opportunity
~ IA: Camp Host Position Available with County Conservation
~ AZ: Experienced Horse People Needed for Non-Profit Sanctuary
~ AZ: Salary and RV Site with this Seasonal Job
~ MS: Workamper Job Available Now and Possibly Paid Job in Summer

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

~ December 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. Huge improvements coming in mid-January. Holiday special is buy-1-get-1-free, through

~~ Read more on the SBI website.

~ Find out what's so great about SBI's new improvements.

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Working RVer Tip

Your first work camping job may not be your dream job, but it may be an important step towards that dream job.

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

We've answered hundreds of questions about working while RVing. Other working RVers have shared their experiences and perspectives, also. You'll find many of these posted on the website.

~~ See the questions, the answers, and add your comments on the website.

~ Questions and Answers 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.

~ Teach metal detecting
~ General laborer
~ Companion
~ Make and sell twig art
~ Party planner

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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 RVer Tip

Make your cover letter work for you. Cite your most relevant experiences. Call attention to your most valuable traits. Sell yourself in that one page, as they may never look beyond it to your resume.

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Let’s Meet Real Working RVers and Work Campers

So what kinds of jobs are ordinary people like you doing? Here are the stories of over two dozen working RVers. I interviewed some of these folks on the job. Others wrote to me and shared about their work at campgrounds, their paying jobs, their volunteer positions, and the businesses they run from their RVs.

~~ Read about your fellow RVers on the website.

~ Meet Real Working RVers

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Working RVer Tip

The graveyard shift may work well for you, allowing you time during the day to explore the area you are visiting. Resorts may need nighttime security or cleaning crews. Away from the park, many service and retail jobs have graveyard shifts. An added bonus: the late shift often pays better than the daytime shifts.

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Fab Jobs for You to Consider

Starting a Gift Basket Business

There's more to a gift basket business than buying things and putting them in a container. No room in the RV for supplies? Take orders and let a professional service assemble and ship them.

~ Read the full gift basket business article.

Professional Organizers Help Others Take Control Of Their Time and Space

Professional organizers help others get organized. Okay, but just what does that really mean? And, can you do it while full-time RVing?

The answer to the second question is easy – Yes! It is a very mobile career, compatible with full-time RV life and travel. What's more, you can do it at the same time you are holding down a volunteer workamper position.

The answer to the first question is that they make money helping others get control of their time and their space. They can do this in a variety of ways, many that you can do from your RV.

~ Read the rest of this article on working as professional organizer

Photography Business: How to Start a Professional Photographer Business

Start a profitable photography business you can do while RVing. Professional photographers have endless opportunities. Here a pro tells you more from planning to picture taking.

~ Read the rest of this article on working as a photographer.

A Public Relations Expert Informs, Influences, and Persuades

As a public relations expert, you might work for one of the top 10 PR agencies. Or, you might work as a consultant manager, do marketing jobs, or freelance with your own publicity business.

RVers may want to specialize in promoting the tourist industry. Your mobility can be perfect for working in the sports or entertainment industries. Or, you may prefer to work with politicians or retailers, or any of the many varied clientele that hires people to inform, influence, and persuade. Whatever the industry, from high paying high tech public relations jobs to volunteer jobs for non-profits, being a public relations expert is all about communications and working with the media.

10 Steps to a Fab Job as a Public Relations Consultant

~ See more, including the 10 steps to working in public relations.

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Working RVer Tip

Popular advice says you should get your job offer in writing, including the job description and the compensation plan, especially if you won't be starting the job for several months. I doubt that having it will do you one bit of good. It may give you a sense of security. But, that doesn't mean the job will actually be there and be the way you envision it to be when the time comes to start.

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Campground/RV Resort Employer Profile

CA: Ventura Beach RV Resort

Ventura Beach RV Resort has an opening for someone to provide overnight security for a beach side resort. Compensation is $8/hour after the first 25 hrs. The first 25 hours pays for your site.

~~ Read the full job description and requirements on our website.

~ CA: Ventura Beach RV Resort

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

~ Submit an Employer Profile

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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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Working RVer Tip

Campground owners typically do not want to see a list of every job you've ever had. On your resume, include those that have something to do with the job for which you are applying.

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Reader Feedback

~ John and Pat write: We have filled the position of caretaker for TN property east of Nashville. It was a difficult decision, as there were many well qualified applicants. Thank you.

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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

Attitude drives actions. Actions drive results. Results drive lifestyles. ~ Jim Rohn

Stop saying, "I wish," and start saying, "I will." ~ Unknown

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

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