Mystery Shopping Exposed: The Other Side Of The Hype

Written by Cynthia Alexander

You've seenrepparttar ads touting how you can make a part time or even a full time income doing “mystery or secret shopping.” Some say you can make between $10 – $60 an hour or more. That is technically true. But it’s stretchingrepparttar 141258 truth a bit. There's another side ofrepparttar 141259 story that most people neglect to mention. I believe everyone should know this side as well.

According to Mystery Shopping Providers Association website: Mystery Shopping isrepparttar 141260 practice of using trained shoppers to anonymously evaluate customer service, operations, employee integrity, merchandising, and product quality. You can mystery shop for practically any service or product you can think of.

First and foremost, there is NO need to pay for mystery shopping information. Mystery shopping information is available for FREE online. You just have to know where to find it.

Mystery shopping on any sort of regular basis is really for stay at home Moms, people who have plenty of spare time or someone with an extremely flexible schedule. Lots of notifications are for “emergency” or “urgent” shops which may need you to do itrepparttar 141261 very next day.

You MUST have internet access. You also must be intelligent. You will need to write out your reports and you have to be able to articulate your observations well.

The hardest part about getting an assignment is to get that FIRST one. The trick to getting selected is to SELL YOURSELF in your reply.

With many shops you must pay out of your own pocket first then wait to be reimbursed. That's not alwaysrepparttar 141262 case, but it's quite common. Many companies pay yourepparttar 141263 following month and it can take up to 45 days. So if you needrepparttar 141264 money you’re spending to do a mystery shop to payrepparttar 141265 bills, DON’T do it.

Relationship Advice: Wash That (Bad) Man Out of Your Hair

Written by Terry Hernon MacDonald

Stuck on a guy who cheats on you? Lies? Claims he loves you but can’t marry you because a) his wife won’t divorce him, b) his last relationship ended so painfully it nearly killed him, or c) he can’t make a commitment until his kids are in college?

Here’s how to get unstuck:

1) Understand that you have no control overrepparttar situation. You can't make a man love yourepparttar 141231 way you deserve to be loved, you can't keep him faithful, you can’t force him to tellrepparttar 141232 truth. If he’s not willing, forget it.

2) Let go. Don't call a man who causes you pain. Don't go looking for him (in other words, stop picking atrepparttar 141233 pimple). If Aunt Polly asks what happened to that lovely fellow you brought to Cousin Elmer’s wedding, tell her he died.

3) Close your heart. Sure, your blood pounds wheneverrepparttar 141234 guy walks intorepparttar 141235 room, but you can change this. Definitely. Write a list ofrepparttar 141236 things you don't like about him (be honest; there are a couple!). Refer to this list whenever you're tempted to fantasize about him, or worse, contact him. Bring to mindrepparttar 141237 times he made you feel bad about yourself in 3-dimensional detail.

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