Thanks. I agree with all of that. I have done about 70 shops in the past three months. I wrote an entire dissertation. I am also a freelance writer in my spare time. It amazes me when I get the best response to my shops in the world, then turn around and get an ok response. I even get editors asking me for information that I already put in my report. That is why I am a little nervous. I did a carpet cleaning shop. I paid $250 up front. The workers did not do their part. I couldn't make them follow the procedure. That put my pay in Jeopardy. The company just contacted me, for a shop, which was completed over a month ago to ask me a question about it, when I contacted them the day of the shop, while the workers were at my home to tell them about the issue and wrote it in my report! So again, I am leery. Sometimes some things happen that you can't control. Do they do partial payments? Do you know who has the spa, hotel and casino shops?
Yours is the best advice in this thread.@ceasesmith wrote:
My advice is do a couple hundred more shops before even thinking of tackling a hotel. And do a very wide variety of shops.
Some upscale eateries, with many details, would be good training.