Mystery Shopping in the UK

Mystery Shopping in the UK

Ever wondered what life is like for someone who does mystery shopping in the UK?  How much travel is involved? What planning do you need to do ahead? Can anyone make a living from it? – We chat to Money Shed member ‘Schewy‘ to find out all about it. Can you tell us how you first found out about Mystery Shopping and how you got into it? A chance remark from one of the mum’s of the children that I was looking after. She just made a throwaway comment about…

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The Working from home Toolkit – Everything you need to earn money online (UPDATED FOR 2019!)

The Working from home Toolkit - Everything you need to earn money online (UPDATED FOR 2018!) 1

When you first start earning money working from home it’s very important to make sure that you have the right tools to hand. Having the best tools you can afford will mean that you not only do work much faster but also open yourself up to more opportunities. I am going to take you through what I consider to be ‘essential’ kit when it comes to earning money online in the UK. Hopefully, this will help those of you who are just starting out and wondering what you need to get going. If…

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Working for Appen : Web Search Evaluator Work

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Working for Appen : Have you seen those jobs that are advertised on the internet to work as a Web Search Evaluator? – There are a few companies that offer such high paid work you can do from home such as Appen and Lionbridge. In this post we look at what is like working for Appen and how you can apply. Requirements There are two types of requirements for you to begin working as an independent contractor for Appen. Firstly there are the technical requirements: you must have a computer or a…

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iTunes versus Spotify – Where should you spend your money

iTunes versus Spotify - Where should you spend your money

iTunes versus Spotify : Listening to music has changed considerably over the last few years, thanks to iTunes and the iPhone, iPods and so on, and also Spotify. Both have revolutionised CD ownership and music listening. iTunes iTunes is a media player and library, and also it incorporates a store. It was launched in January 2001 and users can download music, TV shows, podcasts and a variety of other media now, but it started out as a music service and that remains its biggest component. Tracks and albums are purchased…

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A beginner’s guide to earning with TopCashBack

A beginner's guide to earning with TopCashBack

There are a number of cashback websites on the internet, and two of the most common and well-known are Topcashback and Quidco. Both operate similarly and pay out cashback on purchases made through the cashback website, but Topcashback promises to pay the highest cashback amount. Previously I have written about how I made £200+ within a matter of weeks using Topcashback but thought I would write a brand new beginners guide to help maybe maybe just looking to start out in the cash back arena. Topcashback – in a nutshell…

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SurveyBee – Join the one survey site that covers them all

SurveyBee - Join the one survey site that covers them all

When you first start out trying to find survey sites to sign up to it can take a while to find both decent ones which pay a good rate and ones that can be trusted. SurveyBee has solved that problem and is an excellent new service that basically lets you sign up to many survey companies by only joining one. We chatted to SurveyBee to find out more about this fantastic service. What exactly is SurveyBee? SurveyBee is a company, situated in Copenhagen, Denmark, providing a service, allowing panelists to quickly select…

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Become a Virtual Assistant with Get Ahead VA

Become a Virtual Assistant with Get Ahead VA

In this blog post we look at working as a virtual assistant from home and what that entails. More and more companies are looking for people working from home that they can harness and have them work for them regardless of their location. We get to one company offering workers that very opportunity, and they are Get Ahead VA. What exactly does being a Virtual Assistant involve? Being a virtual assistant is like being any kind of assistant – it’s just that the work is generally completed virtually or remotely. …

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Mystery Shopping with Tern

Mystery Shopping with Tern 2

Getting paid to shop. It sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? We chat to Victoria from Tern Consultancy Ltd to find out the truth about becoming a Mystery Shopper. Victoria, let’s begin by clearing up what a Mystery Shopper does…  As a Mystery Shopper for Tern you will be paid to visit our clients and observe their day to day operations whilst posing as a “normal customer”. You will be following an assignment brief which will tell you what you need to look out for during your visit:…

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