Working from home can be an ideal job for everyone. You will avoid waking up early everyday to go to work and to endure the traffic going to and from office. Apart from that, you will also have the best of both worlds--taking care of your family while earning at the comfort of your home. In addition, working remotely can also give you time freedom--you can take your vacations anytime of the year and even bring your work anywhere you go.
However, working from home is not as easy as it may seems now that the competition is getting tougher and tougher as the number of people working from home is increasing.
If you decide to work from home, you need to find all possible income streams in order for you to pay for your regular expenses. You need to both have passive and active income streams.
I must say that I already have an active income stream, but there is a desire for me to earn more especially that our needs are getting bigger and bigger. I am always praying to God to continuously give me opportunities to earn for me and my son.
I had been invited by a friend to try mystery shopping and answering online surveys in the past. These two rakets are real and has income potential.
A. Answering Online Surveys
You will be notified via email for surveys to answer. They will award you points for each survey that you will answer. The points awarded to you depends on how you answer the survey. Sometimes after few questions they will inform you that you are not qualified to answer the rest of the survey questions but you will still awarded points for your time. Accumulate certain number of points and you can convert it in cash or gift certificate.
TIP: register the email address that you regularly check, because when you don't answer surveys anymore, you won't be notified of the future surveys anymore and you have to contact the company to activate your account once again.
You may try to register at Global Test Market and AIP Online Surveys. I can send you an invite at AIP Online Surveys, just shoot me a message so I can send you the invite.
B. Mystery Shopping
We already have heard about mystery shopping before, but we really don't know if such person exists. We thought that mystery shoppers are also an employee of the company, but actually they're not. Mystery shopping is done by a third-party marketing firm which assesses the overall customer service and marketing of the company from the customer's point of view.
Each mystery shopping assignment is different. It depends on the objective on why you should go to a particular shop or company. When I did the mystery shopping, I checked the overall customer service experience, the knowledge of the sales agent about the product, the way the sales agents answers rebuttals, among others. Some mystery shopping assignments would require you to reveal yourself after.
TIP: you can apply for multiple mystery shopping assignments so that you will also maximize your time. In answering the report, make sure to use positive comments, if not, the company won't pay you. Most of the time you do the mystery shopping assignments alone, so don't bring along a friend or your family with you. It might taint the results of the mystery shopping experience.
You may register at SatisFIND, BARE International, GBW Solutions, Albatrossonline.com, and AQ Services.
These two 'rakets' have really income potential, but the payout takes time. In mystery shopping, sometimes it would require you to buy something but you will be reimbursed for that.
I would encourage you to try these two 'rakets', but only do this when you have spare time. I find these two activities fun and at the same time, you learn from the company and earn at the same time.