LCW 1.06: The Workamping Seasons
Season 1 Episode 6 of the Live.Camp.Work. Podcast!
The Workamping Seasons
What You Need To Know To Be Successful
In this episode I’m going to be talking about the two seasons of Workamping. The Workamping Season, aka the main season & the Winter season, aka the off season. By understanding each and how recruitment and jobs are affected by by time of the year, you can be successful at gaining the perfect Workamping Jobs in the perfect locations, season after season!
In this episode I mentioned 3 Big Tips for Winter Workamping, which I’ll include here for your reference:
Here are My Top 3 Recommendations:
- Use the information you have available.
Check past and current ads as well as job alerts you may have received. Some employers will purposely leave out exact dates in their advertising, to let Workampers know they have positions open during several times of the year. Sometimes you may have to jump out on a leap of faith by just sending your resume and letting them take it from there. It can’t hurt to ask an employer in a location where Winter Rving would be desirable, if they are looking for some extra help. The worst they can do is say no, and then guess what… you’ll have a definite answer and can
- Review past issues of Workamper News Magazine.
Grab your stack of Workamper News Magazines and start flipping through the Help Wanted Ads section. Just because the ad was in a past issue doesn’t mean the employer doesn’t still have a need to fill that position or others at their property for this year as well. Check for ads that specifically say fall or winter as well as those without dates. Send your resume to the ones you’re interested in as an attachment in a professional email that lets the employer know your available to work and ready to line up positions for the upcoming Winter!
- Make sure to follow-up with each employer.
Create a list of the companies you’ve sent your resume to for follow-up calls. I like to keep an Excel spreadsheet with a few columns to keep everything organized. I usually do (employer name, date of 1st Email, Phone follow-up, 2nd Email, Offer, Confirmed, Notes). Seeing these items in a well laid out spreadsheet helps me keep track and to help me remember who I’ve contacted, who replied, and what the next step is. When you’re dealing with multiple employers you need to keep your information organized- so you’re not double emailing or worse leaving that perfect job waiting on a response!
Come along for the adventure as I navigate through the world of Workamping with real information, tips & trick, stories from the road, and interviews from Workampers and Employers! You can download the episode or just click and listen online!
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10 Ideas for Winter Workamping
- House or property sitting
- Sell something on Etsy, Amazon, or eBay
- Work with an established company like All Pro Water Flow or NRVIA.org to start your own business helping fellow RVers
- Sell photography to Shutterstock
- Become a mobile RV technician and fix your neighbors’ rigs
- Sell some articles or blog posts
- Start a dog walking service
- Work for a credit card processing company.
- Get involved with a direct sales distributor like Tupperware, Avon, Young Living, or doTerra
- Earn affiliate commissions by signing up for a program like RVing Lifestyle Ambassadors