The Newsletter for Working RVers and Campers, by Working RVers and Campers

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RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #703 ~ January 14, 2012

Workers On Wheels Work For RVers and Campers

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Update from Your RV Workers On Wheels Newsletter Editor

Everyone can ask for pie in the sky. You know, where campgrounds ask you to work full time (32 - 40 hours a week) just for a campsite. Or, where RVers expect a free site and utilities for doing nothing other than being a busy body. What's being asked for, and what's actually taking place, aren't always the same thing. For a general guideline, one RVer working one day a week is usually a reasonable trade of work for RV site and limited utilities.

Though we find that the best employers pay the best employees for all hours worked. And, they provide an on-site place to park the RV, at no charge to the workers.

If you were among those who didn't receive your newsletter last weekend, you missed a good one. We had a guest article by William Briggs. He told about the community created by a mix of RVers in the RV park where he lives. Read what he writes about his observations and interactions with an RVing teenage pig farmer, a fellow who doesn't speak English, and a variety of other working RVers from oilfield roughneck to police officer.

~ William's Article on Community

~ Last Week's WOW E-zine

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.

~ Buy or Sell Watkins Products

~ My Watkins Summit Group Business Website

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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.

~ GA: Music and RV Park Workamper Campground Host Position
~ WA: Wildlife Sanctuary Seeks Caretaker, Your RV or Caretaker's Cottage
~ CA: Workamper Job at Storage Facility - Work 60 Hrs./Month
~ OR: Workamper Help Wanted for 16 Hours a Week
~ MO: Resort Workamper Position Open Near Trout Fishing
~ NM: Workamper Job with Small Salary and RV Site Available

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

~ January 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

Employers may put specific instructions in their Help Wanted ads to see if you follow directions or to see if you pay attention to details. When you don't follow the instructions, it may tell them right away that you are not a good fit for the position.

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Working RVers Share their Volunteer Experience

Taking a Step Back in Time

Working RVers Bob and Michelle Hazlett tell about their experience volunteering at Panhandle Pioneer Settlement (PPS), Blountstown, FL. Be sure to read this one. They provide a cross section of the work campers they. They tell about the vast variety of tasks they and others do. They hit on some of the benefits that aren't advertised.

He sums it up by saying, "We enjoyed 'taking a walk back in time' in this unusual workamping experience."

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

~ Taking a Step Back in Tine

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Working RVer Tip

Closed campgrounds and other seasonal businesses that close for the season still hire caretakers to keep an eye on things. Some also do major repair and remodel projects during the off season and they hire people to help with those.

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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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Working RV Profile

Our RV Life - Traveling and Seeing God's Wonderful and Beautiful Country

~ from Ralph & Pam

We used to laugh because people would ask us what we got paid for hosting. We said we got full hook ups and $2.00 a day! Most people did not believe that. But we loved that park. We were there for four seasons.

In 2007, we sold our home and started our new life. We, including our dog, becoming travelers.

Our first winter season began at Folkston, Georgia, work camping for a couple who do tours of Okefenoke Swamp. We were with them for four seasons.

~~ Read more about Ralph and Pam's RV life on our website.

~ Our RV Life

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

~ Submit Your Working RVer Story

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Mystery Shopping Update:

There is now an e-book available that explains how to do mystery shopping so that it does actually pay. How to Be an A-List Mystery Shopper is written by Rayven Perkins, a full-time RVer known for her common sense and her business sense. I've read it and I recommend it.

~Find out more about this Mystery Shopping e-book.

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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.

~ Motorcycle mechanic
~ Teach cake decorating
~ Personalized embroidery
~ Make and sell paper gift boxes
~ Camping supply store service

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Working RVer Tip

When registering a concern or complaint against a campground and your working experience there, you will be taken more seriously if you sign you first and last names -- and if you are polite about it.

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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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Employer Profile

WA: Pacific Springs RV Resort

~~ from David Ray, Resort President

Pacific Springs RV Resort in Ephrata, WA. is rated double 4W by Woodall and 8.5 across by Trailer Life. It shines 300 days a year but also has all the seasons. The resort has been there over 15 years but has recently changed owners and management. It is a 20 acre campground that has over 67 RV sites, 20+ tent sites, 11 cabins and suites. Also, every site is big rig friendly has DirectTV, WiFi, 20/30/50amp in every site.

We are looking for full time/part time summer/winter season or year round on site camphost couples and or maintenance workers. Pay will depend on experience and include the sites plus utilities

~~ Go to the website to read more about this resort and the jobs it offers.

~ Pacific Springs RV Resort

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

~ Submit an Employer Profile

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Positive RVing Attitudes

Rather than limiting your challenges, try challenging your limits. ~ Unknown

You can't start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one. ~ Unknown

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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.

We do hope we've been instrumental in helping you find the right work situation for your RV lifestyle.

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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