And, you'd think with all the things I do I don't have time for something else... But I had a friend of my daughter recommend a LEGITIMATE 'secret shopper' program Sign up here if interested for Canadians and Americans and some other countries. Most of the emails and television ads for secret shoppers are scams -they charge you $19.95 or more up front and then you never get 'a job' or all their jobs are in the US. This is who I signed up with and, while I don't do a lot of it, it is fun and I get things like free food, gas and so on. I just pick ones that are convenient for me. It takes a bit of time to intially get going - plan on spending about an hour doing it.
You can get some jobs without paying a sent, but plan on spnding $5 to become a 'gold memeber' for a month to get instant access to current jobs and to sign up for some of the easier ones - but you'll make it back on the first job/free food, and plan on spending another 4 or 5 hours filling out individual forms before you get your 1st job. I paid the $5 (well $4.95 technically) for a 30 day gold membership and got my 1st job within hours. $29 plus free food and drink, and it was at a time I would have had to pay for food anyway and I was driving right by them.
The only 'important' advice I'd give you - read instructions VERY carefully, for example, you'll be asked to explain something in 35 characters or less, and then they give you a field that you can enter 1000's of characters and you'll be REALLY tempted to use more than 35 characters. If they say in x characters or less - count and make sure you do exactly what they say LESS THAN 35. 25 is OK. 36 is NOT. If your response is, well that is stupid, then don't become a secret shopper.
Another Example, I grow orchids for my wife, there are two excellent sounces of information I purchased myself and use. One is Click Here! and I'm trying to refind the other one and I'll post it here when I do.
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I 'presell' fall meat each year. You place deposit now, then pay in the fall based on the final weight of the animal. If there are any left over (not presold) I will sell these free range no herbicide no pesticide animals in the fall at a 15% premium (still a great deal!) But if you want to make sure you get some - talk to me sooner rather than later. If you missed what you want 'this' year, talk to me and, after this year's buyers, you will have first right of refusal next year. Anyone who purchases this year of course gets the first right of refusal next year, but in most cases, if you commit early I can simply make sure I produce what you want next year with your deposit.
2012.05: I have 4 sides of Red Duroc Pig still for sale, delivery in fall 2012. If you want one or more, contact me today, a $100 deposit reserves your side. Price currently is based on Safeway pork prices. Price is the fall is 15% premium - still a great deal for free range, no herbicide, no pesticide pork. But of course, this will only be IF THERE IS ANY LEFT.
2012.05 I have 1 remaining Muscovy male duck for sale (for meat) in fall 2012. Rest are presold.
2012.06 Rabbit meat is becoming very pouplar again. Yes, tastes like chicken, my kids thought it was chicken until Shawn noticed there were a lot of thigh bones and no wings! So, I'm thinking of raising Rabbit meat in a free range environment. Let me know if you're interested, it'll help me decide whether to do this or not.
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