Sometimes, I will plan ahead to visit another area if I see a lot of shops popping up for a city. I just write the MSC and the shop on a notepad or put it in my phone.
It helps to be signed up with EVERYONE.
Example: Tonight, I had a job that I thought might take 30 minutes. Boss man said 15 minutes. Literally took 6 minutes (plus one minute to flirt with the bouncer who carded me hahaha). $50 fast.
I did a quick check on MarketForce's board last night and made two big offers. I got one. I had already cleared out every gas station in a 50 mile radius. I know where I can self-assign quickly. I do jobs for them unbonused though. I eat every day, so if I can get paid to eat lunch, I will. I have a full-time job now in addition to shops on the side.
It's a running joke with all of my friends, since I can pick up a quick job just about anywhere. You just have to be organized or have a Rainman-type memory of who has shops where.
If you live near any big city of over a million people, you really don't have to travel far. Of course, I do love to travel and won't turn down a trip usually.
* Do you video shop? Good video shoppers are in high demand. The pay is generally pretty good and reports can be a lot shorter. (I just picked up two EPMS video shops this week with NO report at $60 each....)
* I don't mind long reports and find apartments to be very profitable.
* Look to do your routes into very rural areas towards the end of a month, when schedulers are feeling desperate. This gives you a lot more leverage with bonuses.
* How long have you been shopping? It takes time to really establish yourself. I have been doing this for about two years and only just found some of my best paying companies in the last three or four months. My favorite two found me.
This is the ONLY shop I've seen that requires 2 sets of timing for each step. It's not really necessary and just gives them an opportunity to deny the shop. I'm sure they will correct any of your mistakes, turn in the report and get paid themselves. You do all the work and get nothing.
You could also make up your own time. Just start an estimate of when you got in line and estimate your time through the process. It's not like they're going to spend all day timing videos of all the shops.
I've done the shop 36 times and been paid 36 times.
Some people just aren't good shoppers. If you are making up times, you are a liar and a fraud.
Yes, they will check video if they want to verify it. Managers' bonuses are based on the timings.
@Pro Evals-Audits wrote:
I do have questions about the gas station audits and whether they are worth it because I was talked into taking one this week. After reading the 121 pages of requirements and taking the test, I wasn't so sure, but I complete what I commit to do. The report was a pain because fields and radio buttons would randomly unpopulate and photos had to be loaded over and over, making the report take a long time. It will end up being work for $1.50/hr. uggh. Is this another one of those things where the investment is on the front-end, but gets smoother and faster as more and more are completed?
With higher gasoline prices ($3.89 here), better economy, higher salaries, higher minimum wages, lots of job openings, why don't I see higher pay for shop assignments? It feels like it is stuck in 1970's.
I can't speak about others, as I have only done two gas station audits: shell and valero.
The fee for Shell hasn't changed in over 15 years. I finally quit doing them in 2013.
Oh, but now they get bonused near deadline time. You can hold out for a $1.23 incentive!!!
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