The Workamper Show Podcast

The Workamper Show Podcast

The Workamper Show helps people see opportunities to support a full-time RV travel lifestyle

Episodes

October 4, 2022 38 min

Today I will be speaking with an employer who hires hundreds of Workampers for outdoor jobs in nine states. If working with all sorts of people in outdoor settings is something you enjoy, then he has an opportunity for you.

Steve Werner is the president of American Land & Leisure. The company is hired to take care of different facilities for its clients, primarily the U.S. Forest Service and various utility companies that manag...

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Today I am going to speak with an employer who has an incredible opportunity for people to spend an entire summer at Yellowstone National Park.

Holly Loomans is the human resources manager for Delaware North, which is a concessionaire for Yellowstone National Park. Holly’s job is to find people to work at the company’s 11 general stores scattered around the park.

Some of the stores are really big in that they sell gift items, cloth...

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Today I will be interviewing a couple of former police officers who have found a new life in traveling and Workamping around the country.

Hakam Salahuddin, who goes by the nickname “Sal,” is a Wisconsin native who first joined the Navy in 1990 and became a police officer after he retired from the service in 2012. But, four years ago, he gave up his law enforcement career to start full-time RVing in a 23-foot Airstream.

His partner,...

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Today I will be speaking with a Workamper who has only had a few jobs, but lots of experience RVing.

Joseph Eafrati was born and raised in West Virginia where he worked for a steel mill for 45 years until retiring in 2018. The father of three boys, their family would camp often when the kids were growing up in the 1980s. His first camper was a 16-foot travel trailer he bought at an auction.

He later traded that in for a Class C mot...

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Today I will be interviewing an employer from a very scenic part of Virginia who is looking for Workampers next summer to help at his campground.

J.C. Burchett is the manager of Walnut Hills Campground in Staunton, Va. With 150 campsites, 13 primitive cabins and nine deluxe cabins that include bathrooms and kitchens, the campground is located in the Shenandoah Valley about two hours southwest of Washington, D.C.

J.C. and his wife, ...

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Today I will be speaking with a representative from a company that offers one of the best-paying professional jobs for Workampers in the country.

Matt Nelson works for a Jackson Hewitt, a company that prepares income tax returns for people and businesses across America. Matt’s franchise has locations in several states. He is based in the Dallas area and his co-worker, Finn Delima, who is also a former Workamper, works in Albuquerqu...

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Today I will be speaking with an Army veteran who has been Workamping for four years.

John Swinford has had a multi-faceted career. A 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army, when he retired from that job, he tried his hand at facility management. When he no longer wanted the responsibility of managing teams of people, he attained his commercial driver’s license and hit the road as a trucker.

For 12 years, he drove thousands of miles past...

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Today I will be speaking with a gentleman who owns multiple RV parks and manufactured housing communities in the Midwest and southeast parts of the country. He’s looking for Workampers for several positions.

Ryan Groene is one of the principal owners of Treeside Capital. It’s a company that invests in RV and manufactured housing parks in several states. Those parks form what are called Treeside Communities.

When the interview was r...

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This week’s show will be short and sweet. I’ll be interviewing the director of a large privately-owned park in beautiful Santa Barbara, Calif., where Workampers help with various special events and by assisting park guests.

Dean Noble is the executive director of Elings Park in Santa Barbara, Calif. It is the largest privately-funded, non-profit park in the United States, according to Wikipedia. About 90,000 people live in Santa Ba...

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Today I will be talking with an RVer who makes a living as a public speaker and describes himself as a freedom lifestyle entrepreneur as well as a philanthropic adventure traveler.

Clinton Young is a public speaker who addresses people around the country on the topic of having courage to live their dream life by overcoming doubt and fear to do some really big things. He is also a certified pickleball coach. Best of all, he operates...

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Being self-employed herself, Tricia works about 35 hours a week, but she can set her own hours and take time to join her husband and family on excursions. She loves the flexibility of being able to work with whomever she wants, whenever she wants and wherever she wants.
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Workampers help with activity near piling equipment by controlling traffic in the area, cleaning up, and taking samples from every truck load of beets arriving at the facility. Some Workampers are hired to help in a quality control lab that measures beet samples for sugar content and other parameters.
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RVers without any specific skills in construction can help build low-cost homes for people across America with Habitat For Humanity's RV Care-A-Vanners organization. The short-term projects are available in 1,200 different locations, which also offer volunteers a free or low-cost RV site for their time.
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Preserving memories is a common pain point among RVers. Brenda's system captures a photo or digital image and allows people to describe it. She had boxes of photos, albums and videos they would not easily be able to take with them on the road. She didn’t want to leave them in storage because all it would take is one flood, tornado or extended period of high heat to destroy the memories forever.
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Workampers help with housekeeping, kitchen clean up, taking reservations, checking in guests and selling concessions at music events at the Folk Music Capital of the World. They are paid an hourly wage for every hour worked over 15 per week.
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But, before she even put the motorhome into drive, Niki Benedict signaled her intention on LinkedIn and connected with one of the owners of RV Business who invited Niki to work for them on a new project to interview RV dealers, campground owners and other industry professionals on location. She also maintains her own Instagram account.
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Spend the summer in a quiet, scenic respite in southern Massachusetts not too far from one of the largest, most historic cities in America. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project at Buffumville Lake and Hodges Village Dam is looking for volunteer Workampers this summer.
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While attending RV tech training classes, Sue stumbled on a business idea to specialize in flushing RV holding tanks everywhere she wants to travel. She makes a very good living performing a service others despise doing, and she's rewarded well by her appreciative clients.
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Deryle describes how RVWheelator works, but also how Workampers can make money as brand ambassadors and agents connecting buyers and sellers. With the company's unique system, when an RV sells, RVWheelator earns a 5% commission on the selling price. Brand ambassadors, listing agents and selling agents each earn 10% of the company's commission.
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Joshua Sheehan is a full-time content creator producing do-it-yourself videos and hosting a podcast to help others finance travel dreams. Through their travels, Joshua is discovering new hacks to make RVing easier and sharing those with his YouTube audience, which currently has 18,400 subscribers. He also does product reviews and interviews other RVers about things they do to enhance their experiences on the road.
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