Wednesday, June 3, 2015

BestMark Mystery Shopper















Mystery Shoppers

We have all dreamed of being a mystery shopper.  Getting paid to do what we already do.  And getting the chance to ensure people provide excellent customer service. 

I have been doing customer service for over 20 years.  So I believe that if you are in the customer service business you should deliver excellent customer service or find another job.  Being a mystery shopper helps me helps others to provide excellent customer service.  
 
Performing mystery shops is a great way for you to make additional income while helping companies to enhance their level of customer service. BestMark offers 10,000-plus mystery shop assignments each month.  To apply for a Mystery Shopper position click here.



Thursday, May 28, 2015

Work at Home Independent Contractor or Employee


 
 
 
 
 
Employee or Independent Contractor
 
This is one of the first  decision that you will have to make when you decide that you want to work from home.
 
Why you may ask?  Because this decision will impact your schedule, your pay, whether or not you have to pay taxes or have them withheld, if you will receive benefits, vacation, sick pay and the  list goes on and on.
 
Let's look at the pros and cons of both. 
 
Employee
 
As an employee you will usually receive the same benefits that you receive at a brick and mortar job that you are employed at. 
 
They will usually take out taxes for you, offer health benefits (depending on the company) . And you are usually required to work a set schedule often times set by them.
 
If consistency  in pay is what you are looking for, as well as benefits and you don't want to deal with paying your own taxes.  Then I would suggest you look for a work at home job that will hire you as an employee.
 
Independent Contractor
 
As a independent contractor you are usually required to pay your own taxes, they usually don't offer benefits, in most cases you are paid per minute per talk time ( this means you are only paid for the time you are actually on the phone with a customer).
 
The main benefit of this position is that you usually can set your own schedule.  If flexibility of schedule is what you are looking for you might want to look for a position that will hire you as a independent contractor.
 
 
There are some exception to the pay per minute per  talk time.  I worked at Arise and the hire you as a independent contractor but they pay per minute per talk and an hourly rate. 
 
So you have to decide what is best for you.  I have done both and there are pros and cons to each.  So sit down and figure out what you need to accomplish from a work at home job. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Legit or Scam? CheapCruises.com


 
 
 
We all love going on vacation.  And to me a cruise is the ultimate vacation.  Where else are you going to get: five star dining,  all the food you can eat, entertainment, accommodation, shopping and more all for one price (anything you buy on board is extra and some restaurants are not included)?
 
 
In finding an affordable cruise you might look online.  But with so many websites, how do you know which one is legit?
 
Well I wanted to share one with you.  It is called CheapCruises.com.  I had shopped around and they were the lowest.  It was so much cheaper then the other ones that when I went to pay for it I freaked out and hung up the phone.  I felt like,  here I was turning my credit card over to a strange lady off something that I found online.  I kept thinking that if it sounds to good to be true it is. 
 
So I did some research, I checked with the BBB.org (Better Business Bureau).  I even called and spoke to a nice lady named Cindy and she assured me that it was legit.  So I wanted  to share the information that I found with you. 
 
To read what I found on the BBB click here.  They have a  A+ rating.  Have you ever heard of  World Travel Holdings well CheapCruises.com fall under them.   They have been in business since January 1, 1986.  So to have been in business that long they would have to be legit.
 
Well I went ahead a paid for my cruise in full and we had a wonderful time..  I would definitely recommend checking out their prices before you book your cruise.  We got an ocean view room on Carnival Freedom and a 25.00 shipboard credit.  Cheapcruises.com charge us to much for our port charges when we booked our cruise so they refunded it back to us in a another shipboard credit without us knowing anything about it. 
 
I do not work for them nor do I receive any commission from them.  I just wanted to share my experience and hope that it will benefit other families.  If you have any questions about my experience please feel free to leave me a comment and I will try to answer it for you.