Less Mystery Shopping... More Online Earning...

@aseretdd (13709)
Philippines
February 10, 2013 6:26pm CST
I used to do a lot of mystery shopping... i was active in three companies and they used to pay on time... it was very enjoyable because i get a lot of free stuff... eat in nice restaurants... and get updated with the latest laptop or software technology... But i noticed that payment started getting late... it used to be only for a few days... but weeks or a month late is too much... so i decided to lay low for a couple of months... or just until shop fee and reimbursement payment becomes on time again... good thing i discovered online sites where i can earn a little... but at least the pay is regular... i am working on 1 survey site, 1 ptc, and mylot... so far i made cash out on the survey site twice... and i am awaiting my mylot earning... which will come on the 15th... Working online is more convenient since i do not need to go out and spend money... but it is also nice to go out from time to time... but until i start working again... i would have to make do with the earnings i am getting from the internet... not too much... but at least it is hard earned... How do you make money through the internet?...
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@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
11 Feb 13
I used to do online writing - writing articles for websites. It was a good way to make money but it was a lot of work and you had to do it every day. Now I just do small things online and make most of my money tutoring people in math.
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
11 Feb 13
I used to tutor too... but i stopped because i need to be at home to take care of my baby... i can't take him with me when it is time to tutor... so the best i can do is earn while at home... like do online jobs and sell ice... not too much money... but at least i am earning... Thanks for the response...
@lumenmom (1996)
• United States
17 Mar 13
I started doing mystery shopping several years ago and had issues with low pay, then I found merchandising to be a better option. Still flexible and gets you out the house but with less paperwork and more regular hourly pay. Have you tried merchandising?
@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
17 Mar 13
Well, there are companies with good pay... and there are those that are low... i haven't tried merchandising... what is that? hope you can give me some information... Thanks for the response...
@lumenmom (1996)
• United States
18 Mar 13
Merchandising is basically going into various retail establishments and doing projects as assigned by the company that you work for. The jobs can be as easy as going in and changing a few price stickers on items, changing signage for a product, adding a new product to an existing product line, to being very hard and tedious like resetting entire stores or certain items in the store like cosmetics, sunglasses, etc. The work is usually varied and actually fun which keeps it interesting and most times you work independently. I don't know if you have this type of work in the Phillipines but it has really become popular here in the US.
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
19 Mar 13
I encountered merchandisers (part time) when i was working abroad... and i almost became one... there are also those that work like that here... but i think most are full time... i would love to be a part time merchandiser... and be assigned in the mall... that would be a blast...
• United States
11 Feb 13
I just started to do surveys again. I made so much money in the past and never made it to payout. I am with a company I heard will let me sample products. that is what I am really looking for. the gift cards are hard to get I want to sample and keep stuff for free.
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
11 Feb 13
There are not that many surveys here in my country... but i am just glad that i get invites to participate in some... i once got paid 5 usd for one survey... but with the site i am working on... 1 or 2 is available each week... i would love to try samples... but they are not yet available here... only when i go to the supermarket... but that is just free food or drinks and nothing more... Thanks for the response...
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• United States
11 Feb 13
I get tired of getting rejected for the ones with the greatest amount of points. I am going to do two tonight.
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• United States
18 Feb 13
I do mystery shopping and have done it for over a year. I have 3 companies I do mainly for and I know I will get paid on time and I have always got paid when I am suppose to. Sorry the companies you worked for was paying you late.
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
27 Feb 13
Right now... i only do mystery shopping jobs if they call and ask if i can do a specific task... that way... the pay is a little higher... but i really hope they start paying on time... because if they do... i would do any visit in a heartbeat... Thanks for the response...
@andak2007 (3230)
• Philippines
11 Feb 13
I have an online job in odesk, the contract is for 6 months or more depending on my performance and to the company who hired me, i make $110 a week which is why i am happy even if it is not that much but the payment is always on time and guaranteed, been with the company for 2 months now. Aside from that, i do mylot and megatypers, still no earning in mylot for this year since i just got back online and in megatypers, i am not putting much effort into it, so no earning yet there. For now i am more focused in my odesk job because it is my only source of income.
@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
11 Feb 13
Wow... 110usd is already a lot of money... i signed up for odesk a few months ago... but haven't done anything there just yet... i feel that i might not be able to give my 101% just yet... so i do things that i can commit to... might get serious with the site next month... Thanks for the response...
@joliefille (3696)
• Philippines
11 Feb 13
I never thought there were really mystery shoppers here in the Philippines. My friend Danielle and I were always wondering if there were any that offered mystery shopping services as she also was curious to try it out. What survey site are you on though?
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
11 Feb 13
There are extensions of international companies here in the Philippines... some companies that do not have a Philippine office communicate through skype and payments are through paypal... you can always do a search on what these companies are and sign up... that is what i did... Thanks for the response...
@CatGods (4596)
• United States
11 Feb 13
I am a online 5 star rated tarot card reader and I have been doing that for 13 years. I also have 4 marketplace stores and 7 speciality stores. Don't let the numbers impress you because it's no big deal. I live in the U.S. and our economy is in the crapper. Yes I do make sales but the money isn't as good as it use to be. Yes I can make a full time income with the above, but like I said the economy needs to pick up.
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
11 Feb 13
I live in the other side of the world... and i am indirectly affected by the not so good economy of the US... i am planning to open my own etsy shop but i still need to save more money in my paypal... then order my raw materials online... hopefully by the 2nd quarter of the year... i will be able to do that... Good luck on your online business ventures... things will pick up soon... Thanks for the response...
@TLilly12 (1230)
• United States
25 Mar 13
I am signed up for mystery shops, but after I signed up for them, I don't want to leave home I like to stay here in Mylot, and earn my money I am so comfortable work here on my computer, just commenting on all my friend discussion, here in Mylot.
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