Here’s a great infographic I came across today. It talks about safety tips for online shopping that everyone should know about! I do a lot of shopping online and I’m sure you do to. Do you always check that site is secure before you leave your credit card details on it, do you check it’s a reputable retailer .. or do you just give out your personal details to just anyone? Well, this infographic will get you on the right path.
Check it out:
There are loads of ways to give your opinion. The most popular is by survey. However possible the most fun is mystery shopping (especially when you get to keep the purchases). And now we have discovered a new avenue for getting paid for your opinion. There is a requirement and this is that you own and regularly maintain a blog.
So how does it work. Well, if you own a blog, you already know what it entails to keep the blog. Now advertisers was your opinion on their products, websites and services and they want you to shout it to all your blog readers and followers. And best of all they are happy to pay you for giving your opinion.
So watch out for our new category for Blogged Opinions (and let us have your feedback on this section).
I know that I don’t update this site anywhere near enough… but my resolution is to improve this. However, I could do with your help. If you know of any places that value opinion…. let me know. I will be glad to add them to opinionated.
Meanwhile, I wish you all a prosperous and opinionated New Year.
Merry Christmas to everyone from Opinionated!
I was going round the web in search of more companies and clients and came across a blog post by Jenn. She was recently asked to give her opinion via a review of a product. However she was asked to purchase the item. It was not a small item either. In her case it was a treadmill but companies could ask you to review anything from Silver Gifts to a chocolate bar. You should not pay to review them! Not even for a chocolate bar even if it is just a few pence. If they really want you to review an item, they will send you a sample. After all, by reviewing the item for them, you are performing a service and should be compensated accordingly. You could be compensated by the item itself… eg the chocolate bar in return for your saying what you think about it or some money for trying the said treadmill which may have to be returned due to its high cost.
Remember, your opinion is worth money!!
I was reading a blog and came across a post mentioning a competition to win $10 via paypal. I know $10 doesn’t sound like much, but still it intrigued me. It intrigued me enough to follow it up and well write about it here. Well anyway it is not much, but if you have a blog and post about it, you stand a chance of winning the competition. There are a couple prizes and although it is not much, I thought it was a good idea. Good Luck if you decide to participate.
Click here for the link to the $10 Competition
I found a place where they will actually pay you when you do an online search. They are called My Search Funds. How does it work? Well you can set up a search box on your tool bar and / or you can also set up your home page to be your search page. The choice is yours. Personally I prefer just the tool bar as I just type in what I want to search and viola my search comes up.
You then get paid a percentage of the revenue that My Search Funds earns. So over the last couple of months, I earned £10. It is not much but it is literally from nothing as I was doing the searches anyway before discovering My Search Funds… but now my account keeps getting topped up!!
And when you refer friends, you even earn a commission on what they earn via their searches. How much better can it get?
You can also choose how you get paid. They pay by IBAN, BACS or PAYPAL. Perfect and no effort and all because advertisers care what you think!
We Promise To is not as such concerned with opinion but it has to do with money. If you ever shop online, then you might be interested in being rewarded for your purchases.
We Promise To promise to reward you for shopping. Obviously your opinion on what you buy is your own, but no matter what you think about one shop versus another, We Promise To cover a wide range of shops and stores.
They actually give you every penny that the affiliate pays them. They make money by taking a one time charge of £5 which is taken from your earnings. Anything you earn beyond the first five pounds is yours. You can chose to take your earnings via BACS or Amazon Vouchers. BACS is obviously cash direct to your account but with Amazon, you actually get paid a further 2% on your payout and anything ordered from Amazon will earn you another 2.5%.
You can also refer friends and earn £1 every time they sign up.
Honestly not bad going at all. Just click the link to sign up.
I must say I really do enjoy mystery shopping. It gives me a real thrill. Perhaps it is because I am a bit of a complainer and a perfectionist. Mystery shopping gives me the opportunity to complain when things go wrong and have the complaints go directly to? where things can actually make a difference. What I mean, is that what I believe goes directly to customer service, and technically (and hopefully) it gets seen to and things get better. This makes me feel rather important as it means that my opinion is of paramount importance. It must be, because I also get paid to give my opinion! Imagine getting paid to do what you enjoy!
So, I am always on the look out for other areas to mystery shop or to survey. I am currently really interested in finding out places where they are interested in people to give their opinion on shows. Imagine being given say? Queen tickets and then you give your opinion as a result of those Queen Tickets ! I mean personally, I would do the survey or mystery shopping just for the Queen Tickets but if they want to pay me as well as give me the Queen Tickets? in return for my opinion, I would be really ecstatic!
I am also on the look out for places that would like hotel reviews done. I would even gladly travel to where ever! It would be fantastic if I could combine a show and a hotel stay and get paid for it. Ok, I must admit that perhaps I am being a bit hopeful but well if you don’t dream….
So if you are reading this and know which companies do mystery shopping and surveys for hotels and for the theatre, for shows, for cinemas etc.? do let me know who they are. I want to sign up yesterday!! (Obviously I will review them too and list them on the site also).
Meanwhile, I guess I will just have to do it the old fashioned way and actually buy my tickets to go and see a show. Thank heavens for being able to buy tickets online and having them guarantee that you get your tickets in time for the show… otherwise I am sure I would end up? turning up on the night at the door and be told that the show is sold out!!