Podcast 148 features Workamper News

This week’s guest is Steve Anderson, the president of Workamper News, a publication that is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month.

Workamper News has gone through a transition as well, welcoming a new editor onboard a few months ago. It has also experienced some significant growth in that it now represents more than 7,000 employers and sends daily newsletters to 28,000 people living the RV lifestyle by working short-term gigs for those employers.

There are tens of thousands of other RVers involved with Workamper News who don’t receive the daily hotlines.

Working in conjunction with the National RV Training Academy, Workamper News has developed a new workstudy program that allows workampers to bank hours and apply the value accrued to tech training.

Anderson explains how that program works and how it will benefit workampers as well as the campgrounds and RV dealers that employ them.

Anderson also describes the upcoming Workamper Rendezvous event planned for Oct. 16 to 20 in Heber Springs, Ark., that is designed to teach workampers how to run successful businesses from the road and help dreamers determine if RVing a lifestyle for them.

Workamping is a wonderful experience. People commit to jobs typically lasting between three and six months, then move on to another job in a different part of the country. What an opportunity.

Have you ever wanted to live in San Diego, but really couldn’t afford to move there? Then get a workamping gig at one of the companies near there and you can spend several months enjoying the area – and get paid to do so.

People don’t need to buy a house or rent an apartment. Many of the jobs comp a free RV site for a certain number of work hours every week.

Not only do campgrounds employ workampers, but a growing number of RV dealers do as well, especially to either provide technical help during busy months, or allow an experienced workamper to conduct walk-through presentations for new RV owners.

For more information, visit www.workamper.com.

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at editor@rvdailyreport.com.

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