Author Archives: Queen Buzzy

Make the most of your holiday vacation

One of the downsides of being self-employed is that we are surrounded by work 24/7. Sometimes we love what we do so much that it’s hard to stop…even during the holidays. I’ve found that I actually prefer working when the … Continue reading

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Follow up: Analyzing my Capital One Credit Card debt

Awhile ago, I wrote about analyzing my Capital One credit card debt. I had carried a balance for several years and broke down what that $2300 balance was actually for. It shocked me (kinda pissed me off, actually) to learn … Continue reading

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How far would you drive for a Mystery Shop?

Hi Bethany, I’ve read your book on mystery shopping, very informative. I was wondering what was the maximum number of miles you would drive for a retail shop? -Driving Daisy   Hi Daisy! Well, as with all things mystery shopping: … Continue reading

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Make extra money with print on demand companies

Sometime around 2003, my brother-in-law told me about a company, Cafepress, that would allow him to create his own t-shirts. He runs a political commentary website, and was looking for ways to earn revenue. My sister would help create designs … Continue reading

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You do not belong in your sales presentation

Several years ago I consulted with a small health and wellness studio that was just beginning to expand its offerings.  The owner decided to hire one of the front-desk staff to be her dedicated salesperson and customer care specialist. The … Continue reading

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Are you an independent contractor or an employee?

When you enter into the “random job” world, you may find that not only can you get traditional employee work, but you might also score a few “independent contractor” gigs as well. It’s important to know the difference when it … Continue reading

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Is it a real mystery shopping company or a scam?

Hi Queen! I’ve just started with Mystery Shopping, and I still can’t seem to tell a real company from a scam artist.  I called on an ad in the newspaper, and they wanted me to pay them $75 to be … Continue reading

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Is this mystery shopping assignment worth my time?

” Hi Buzzy! I recently received an email from a company for this assignment: Mystery Shoppers are needed in the NEW YORK cities listed below for BANK SHOPS. Payment is  $20 and requires an inquiry for a new checking or … Continue reading

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Unclaimed money: Go get yours!

Not too long ago, I was talking with a friend who told me she had received notice from a company trying to track her down and give her “unclaimed money” from New York State. Immediately, my “scam” flags started going … Continue reading

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Will a company still contact me if I ignore their emails?

Dear Buzzy, I have signed up with a lot of the mystery shopping companies you recommend, and I’m getting a lot of job offers (yea!) but I simply don’t have time to answer all of the emails.  I’m concerned that … Continue reading

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