Make money as a Mystery Shopper with Intellishop

Mystery Shopping
May 28 10:17 am

intellishopThe internet is littered with companies that say they can make you money doing Mystery Shopping, which is when a person goes into a store or restaurant posing as a regular customer to get information about how that business is running.  They will have you do certain things like buying something, asking questions to the employees, or other specific tasks. You then will write up a report about these experiences for the business and they will pay you in return.  If you purchase an item or food they will reimburse you as well.  The problem is that many companies out there will try to get you to pay to become a mystery shopper, only to give you information that you can easily get somewhere else yourself.
Intellishop is one of the few companies that I can recommend if you’re looking to get into this.  Like many things posted here, you won’t be able to earn enough income to call this a real job, but you might be able to earn some extra money and some free food. They typically pay anywhere from $8-$30 for these mystery shopping trips, in addition to reimbursing you if you buy something. They will send out an email with they have available shops, which you will need to jump on quick because they tend to go fast.  You will get a rating depending on how good your reports are, and how fast you send them in. Your rating will help you get more opportunities to shop. If you’re looking to get into mystery shopping I would definitely recommend giving Intellishop a try.
Have any experiences with good mystery shopping companies? Post them in the comments

Earn cash and prizes with Swagbucks

Oct 6 4:22 pm

Search & Win

Swagbucks is very simple, you use their search and you will randomly win swagbucks which you can spend on cash cards and prizes.  You can either use their search through their site, or by using their toolbar, and the search uses google and, so the results are usually quite relevant.

They have many different cash and gift cards available, as well as many items such as video games, music, trading cards, electronics, and more.  Two of the cheapest gift cards are the $5 amazon GC for 45 bucks, and $5 starbucks card for 50 bucks. You start at 3 swagbucks, so it shouldn’t take very long to earn that much.  Another way to earn points is to enter the swag codes that they post on their blog, twitter, and facebook pages. Free Stuff Times users will also post these codes in the latest post on the main page as well, so keep an eye on those comments to earn more bucks.
Sign up and check it out.

Synovate Global Opinion Panels Review

May 26 10:05 am

Today I am going to review Synovate Global Opinion Panels.  This site is one of the better survey sites out there.  They’re a huge marketing research firm, which has locations in over 51 countries, and have been around since 2003. 
After you sign up you can fill out the profile section and take some surveys so that Synovate can get some additional information about you to match you up with their surveys.  When they have surveys available they will email you them, but you can also get to this via the My Surveys section.  After you complete the survey you will be given points which can be turned into cash(5000 points=$5). You also are entered into their monthly sweepstakes after each survey.  You can cash out your points once you’ve reached 5000 points, and they will mail you a check.
Synovates compensation may not be as good as pinecone, but they are a very reliable company to deal with, so I definitely recommend them.  Some other users of this site are Synovate members and they have recieved some products to test as well, such as Shampoo and Conditioner, bleach, stuffing mix, and body wash. Overall I would rate them around an 8/10.  If they paid a bit more for their surveys I would give them a higher score.  But you should be able to earn some cash, and also get some free products to try. Sign up and check them out.

Make money online as an Audio Transcriber

Feb 27 7:28 pm

This is going to be a simple post, since I really don’t know a whole lot about being an Audio Transcriber.  I do know that if you can type and spell well you can make a decent amount of money doing this.  Basically you will just be transcribing interviews and speeches and you get paid by doing each job.  There are a couple sites where you can get hired doing this. 
These two sites are meant for people with really good typing and spelling skills.  The first is, and the other one is  Both of these sites will be quite strict compared to, but you have a better chance of making more money with them.  Since I don’t have experience with this work there isn’t much more I can say, but it might be worth a try if you’re interested.