I have never done a Phone shop for CRI and from the looks of the assignment, it simply is not worth it for $1. You are likely to be on the phone for 4 or 5 minutes, if not longer and to me, that simply is not worth one friggin' dollar when I can do shops that last approximately ten minutes, while getting paid $15-$50.
> Hey is is a double in increase from the fifty cent
> ones they used to have!
Seriously? Next they will want us to volunteer for free.
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Many years ago, I signed up for an undisclosed amount phone call shop. I got the shop and saw the fee of $.50. I emailed them to see what the correct fee was - if the decimal was in the wrong place or what. It must mean $5.00, right? Nope. 50¢. I emailed back to cancel saying that I never would have taken such a low amount. They cancelled it then marked me down. I fought that, too, and won, but sheesh! I never have done a shop for that company. Pay is way too low.
There are, apparently, plenty of people who would do these $1 shops. Judging by their boards, they get booked pretty regularly. I, personally, never have and never will. I guess if you are sick or disabled and stuck at home, you might consider these. But then again, at $1 each, you really have to make A LOT of these to get any kind of reasonable return.
I do tons of these $1 shops while I am babysitting. I cant go anywhere, and I can get 15 of them done in no time. SUPER EASY to me. I fill out the report as they are talking to me, and it is all done within 3-5 minutes. I babysit 10 days a month, so these phone calls bring in an extra $150 a month. (I call while the kiddo is taking her hour nap)
If your sitting at home watching tv, why not make some extra money? There is no narrative and maybe 8 question.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/20/2010 03:28AM by KitKat.
At least one person was honest about why they take these shops. I can accept someone doing these while multitasking. Such as child care, Since she is knocking out $15 an hour without travel or additiomal input time, I applaud her time management skills.
My issue with the phone calls that now seem to have risen a little in price
is the honesty issue up front of what is required.
Stop using the word "quick" when we do not know a return call is required from the
company in question. There goes QUICK!
when i started i did 5 calls for CORI that were 2 bucks and it wasnt bad... actually enjoyed it... the clients knew they were being shopped... now... a buck heck no...
had a really good one that paid me 5 a piece for 15 calls for a grand total of 90 bucks... and they paid me twice... course it was a mistake and i returned it(the second payment)... mustof liked me... lol
I have made almost 200 dollars doing these. I have found that I can get most of them done in less than five minutes including making the call and completing the online form. I can do about twelve in one hour. When I first started doing them, of course, if took longer, but I am now able to complete them more quickly.
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