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Is Shadow Shopper a scam?

Hey Queenie! I found a company called Shadow Shopper and they said that they could get me started in mystery shopping, but they charge a fee.  I remember that you said that you should never pay to shop, so I … Continue reading

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Finding the right offline business

There are a lot of options for people looking at alternative means of income from the corporate life. MLM, Network Marketing, and Direct Sales are just a few aspects of business that have traditionally helped people achieve some level of … Continue reading

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Working at home vs. self-employment

Many people come to me wanting to escape the 9-5, but don’t know exactly what they’re looking for.  They want to “work at home” or be “self-employed”, but don’t understand the intricacies of how either would work. Many people don’t understand … Continue reading

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Plan your business before you begin

“Plan your work, and work your plan.” One of my father’s gems…along with “Do your homework” and “Remember the Golden Rule” this phrase has stuck in my head over the years. My mother, sister and I got so sick of … Continue reading

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Top 10 worst uses of your time

I recently read, Career Success without a Real Job by Ernie Zelinski.  It was lighthearted, fun, and full of inspiration on how to get what you want out of life.  One of the things that caught my eye was his … Continue reading

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The main thing you need to start a business

For the heck of it, I took a poll of about 1,000 people looking to start their own businesses. I asked them a series of questions ranging from, “Were your parent’s self-employed?” to “How do you behave at a cocktail … Continue reading

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Do you have what it takes to run your own business?

It takes a certain personality to run your own business. You need to have discipline, drive, determination, be willing to fail fast, and regroup faster. The first few business oppourtunities may not work for you. But are you the type … Continue reading

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Focus group participant basics

Companies and brands pay good money for Market Research: finding out about how their products and services work and are perceived. By interacting with the public, (ie: the “market”) they learn what is liked and disliked about not only their … Continue reading

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