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Mystery Shopping: Can you Make Money?

You will see ads make money mystery shopping, so begs the questions:

  1. What is Mystery Shopping?
  2. Can you make real income with mystery shopping?

Let’s start with the first question, what is mystery shopping? Mystery shopping is when you go to a place of business like a retail store, bank, restaurant, as a few main examples, also this can entail calling a place of business to inquire about their establishment, like apartments. In a retail store, you may need to make a purchase to rate the sales associate, for a bank you may need to inquire about opening an account to rate the type of service that you received. At a restaurant, you will rate the service and your overall experience. With apartments, you may need to call and visit the apartment complex to be able to rate your entire experience from the initial phone call to the tour of the apartment complex. How does this work?

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Want to Get a Job? Think Like a Marketing Company!

Whether you want to admit it or not, marketing and advertising works! In fact the old saying: "Advertising is not a science, it is an art, the art of persuasion." There has never been a more true statement, especially in getting a job. Marketing and Advertising Companies everyday are persuading us to buy their product or service. It works, think about it:

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Jobs: What's Your Return on Investment?

ROI, it is a common acronym. ROI standing for Return on Investment. This is something that we all seek. Whether we are talking about retirement, investments, 401k, house values, whatever the case may be we want something in return when we give something! That is exactly how potential employers views job applicants, what is the Return on Investment.

Make no mistake about it, regardless of position or company they are investing in you, and they expect a payoff. They are investing in your training, health benefits, taxes, insurance, and of course payroll. Human Resources and all companies are seeking a return on that investment, so you have to present yourself that way in your resume!

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What is a Virtual Assistant?

A Virtual Assistant, also known as a VA has a broad job description. Most people will think of a work at home secretary, but this position has evolved over the years to include many skill sets that will benefit any business or professional. Some people will use this term when they need a personal assistant who may book flights, shop online for them, or any task that a person needs help with and can be done online. A Virtual Assistant is more of an administrative assistant to assist with office work. Of course, like the title Virtual this is an online position so the office work will be projects that can be completed online and not in an actual office. This is a great position if you are looking for a flexible position that you can work from home around your schedule. Most work is given to the Virtual Assistant with a completion date; so as long as you can complete the project by the date you are able to work around your schedule. This makes this particular job perfect for a stay at home mom, retiree, or someone who needs/wants to make extra money each month.

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