At $44/hour it wasn't the $60 bgriffin suggests, but I did sleep in my own bed
@Big Billy Hill wrote:
Given an 18-hour work day that's about 1-hour per shop,
So, I've got Circle K at $6 (branding), Phillips 66 at $8, Western Refining at $7, Shell AUDITS at $12.50, same for Chevron, Conoco same as Phillips, Sinclair at $10.50 Partial Audits, Exxon same as Shell AUDITS, Alon at $6.......plus $3 - $5 gas and a shitbar from the store......did I leave anyone out? Those are all the starting rates. Sure, this week I have tons at $65 - $170, all bonused and travel. I do not have any gas stations, nor have I ever seen any, that do not require a MID or Overall photo.
For all of these, there are tons of pages of materials to memorize, travel time etc. Oh, what's the use in trying to make a point.
Wow, so my brain hurts a tad too much to read the entire argument over math and how much shops pay. I will say that there IS a ton of money to be made which is kind of the entire problem. I travel routes because of multiple reasons sorry to restate if I've already done so. First, for family and friends second for other jobs not MS related but contract or volunteer work like delivery and training for Veterans' services dogs and lastly to local towns to earn an income. Please tell me there is a software or some tool that I can plug the literal thousands of options in and have it spit out a route using the best ones. When I focus I consider my narratives decent and quick data entry forms are fine too. My scheduling leaves a lot to be desired for countless reasons. I guess it boils down to me begging someone or thing to take a list of opportunities that are available for me to request on demand (like as I'm walking in) and tell me where to go based on location and value. Just an update: even with learning all of this I made it back to Minnesota earning zero to help with costs and I leave for Iowa, Tennessee, back to Iowa, Florida, Missouri or Minnesota and lastly Texas by June 14th. I've been home, Minnesota, just over 24 hours and it's been a very rocky restart.
5 post office shops, 10 of the 10-minute gas shops, 2 Money Trees, and 3 bank tellers will take about 6 hours. At base rate, that's $200 plus a tank of gas. At the end of the month, it's double (or likely much more than) that.@Big Billy Hill wrote:
Nobody can do 20+ shops in a 24-hour period.
No gas station can be done in 10 min, unless yoi cheat.
You are simply incorrect.
I did three Chevron gas station mystery shops on Sunday. All three had a bonus attached that doubled the fee. All three were less than 10 minute shops. All three were locations I was literally driving past anyway. And all three paid $12 plus a $5 gas reimbursement. I completed the shops on their app immediately. $51 in income for half an hour of work. That's significantly above my $60 per hour goal. I also did not cheat.
@Big Billy Hill wrote:
Sorry, no way does anyone MSing earn what Bgriffin claims. All MSers video shopping or doing routes have a second income--retirement, social security, or emergency loans from parents. NOBODY makes 50k/year as a shopper after expenses. Bgriffin is representing that she/he makes as much as an IT manager at a mid-size company just from MSing. Not possible. The MS companies make it impossible. So dont be fooled.