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I know it’s a scam, now what?

Dear Buzzy, I just found your website, and I’m writing because I’m a little bit scared. Through Craigslist, I tried to become a mystery shopper, and after a volley of poorly written emails from a guy named “Paul”, I just … Continue reading

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Is Global Information Network (GIN) a Scam?

Several years ago, I attended a weekend retreat for entrepreneurs that included a seminar by Marshall Sylver, a known Las Vegas hypnotist and performer turned “wealth-builder”. While I am impressed with Mr. Sylver’s rags to riches story, I was not … Continue reading

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Five Jobs Everyone Should Experience

It is my opinion that frankly, jobs stink. No one should have to rely on someone else’s business to make income. Time and time again, pensions are cut, salaries wane, and layoffs are imminent. Ideally, we’d all be self-employed, creating … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Work at Home Opportunities and Work at Home Jobs

While you’re surfing online for “work at home” jobs, you’ll see many ads from companies that require fees to get started. If you feel like you’re being scammed because someone wants you to buy into a business, keep in mind … Continue reading

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Ten ways for teachers to make extra money

If you have a background in education, or sometimes just a college degree, there are a variety of ways to earn extra money. While I personally don’t have a teaching certificate, I have taken teaching jobs in private elementary schools, … Continue reading

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What is mystery shopping?

This is the beginning of a series specifically geared to those interested in Mystery Shopping. Here, I answer the basic question: What is Mystery Shopping?  Think about all the extra money you could make by being a mystery shopper, starting … Continue reading

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Should you pay for work at home jobs?

Some may think that the general rule of thumb when it comes to work at home jobs is, “If you have to pay…stay away!” but even that phrase needs some clarification, as it’s a bit simplified within the complexities of … Continue reading

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Mystery Shopping company profile: Integrity Consultants

Every now and again, I like to highlight Mystery Shopping companies that are doing it right. Here, I speak with Kelly Truelove, owner of Integrity Consultants. Integrity Consultants provides mystery shopping, video shopping, merchandising, market research and other competitive intelligence … Continue reading

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Do I need to buy something?

Hi Buzzy, I’m really interested in this mystery shopping thing, but I was wondering if I had to buy stuff when I shopped.  Isn’t that I just would get money back for the money I spent? And what if I … Continue reading

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“I Have Never Held a Traditional Job Longer than nine Months”

“I have never held a traditional job longer than 9 months.  And even that job, working at Barnes n’ Noble, was split: 5 months in the Detroit area, one month off and then 4 months in Seattle…” So begins the … Continue reading

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