RVers Workers On Wheels Newsletter #554 ~ February 8, 2009

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Work For RVers and Campers
Workers On Wheels
Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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Update From Your Work For RVers and Campers Newsletter Editor

We get the darndest email. Last week I received what was supposed to be a Help Wanted ad. They were seeking a property caretaking couple with a small RV to live on site, to do grounds, orchard, pool, and driveway maintenance. There was no salary. The kicker, though, is that the ad said they would charge for the site and utilities. You read that right. No pay. And, they were charging several hundred dollars for the RV space, plus you would need to pay for electricity, garbage service, phone, and satellite TV. Is there anyone out there who thinks this is a good deal for the RVer? If so, email me and let me know why you see it that way.

Speaking of emails.... I owe many of you a personal reply. In last week's newsletter, I mentioned that there are alternatives to working in campgrounds and that if you wanted to make your living the way we do to email me and I'd be glad to give you details and help you get started. My timing was bad. Shortly after the newsletter went out, we took off for a few days vacation. I'm not sure if it was motel air or what, but I came down with a nasty cold.

So, I was away from the computer most of the week. I have a backlog of emails to answer. I apologize for not getting you a prompt response. Answering emails and getting more info posted on the website are on the agenda for this afternoon and tomorrow.

We've also had questions about the status of Mt. Redoubt, our local volcano. There's been internal rumbling, but no eruption. I think there's more media sensationalism than volcanic action. We do, however, truly appreciate your concern.

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

Coleen

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Current Job Openings for RVers

Here's a sampling of the most recently listed job openings.

~Salary, RV Site, and Professional Fishing Charters For Camp Workers In AK
~ Several Part-time Workcamper Positions At Texas RV Resort
~ Summer 2009 Paid Position In OR, Includes RV Site
~ Children's Camp Workers Workcamper Site Exchange and Pay for Extra Hours
~ Help Wanted for Covered Wagon Dinner Cookout

The freshest ads are on the February Job Listings page.

~ February Job Listings

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

~ Job Listing Index

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Working RVer Tip

Why?

Why are you a full-time RVer? Answer that question and it will tell you what kind of work is best for you.

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Ways RVers Make Money

Here’s a sampling of work RVers can do to earn a living and pay for their travels.

~ Teach Spanish Lessons
~ Stand-up Comic
~ Tax Preparation
~ Harvest Wild Mushrooms
~ Make and Sell Name Badges
~ Gift Shop Attendant
~ Trail Guide

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Your Working While RVing Questions Answered

RVing Massage Therapist

~~ A reader asks: Anyone with experience as a RV'ing massage therapist? I would love to travel in an RV and work as a massage therapist along the way. Has anyone seen anyone doing this? Or, know of anyone I could contact for more info?

~~ I answered in part: Yes, there are other RVers out there working as massage therapists.

Another option is to work at destination RV resorts. Many of them have extensive activities programs and you may be able to work as part of that. Some have on-site shops and commercial services for their residents, including message therapists.

A good source for more information is the Natural Healers website. There you can find info on message therapist certification and licensing requirements.

~~ Read the longer version of my answer on the website.

~ Message Therapist

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Working RVer Tip

It's Not Forever

A short-term job isn't necessarily a life-time career. Keep that in mind before turning down job offers that are less than perfect.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

Moral character is assessed not by what a man knows, but by what he loves. ~ Augustine

People do not lack strength, they lack will. ~ Victor Hugo

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

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