Everyone wants to earn some extra money, so here’s an awesome way to earn while having fun. Hear me out!
Would you like to visit big brands, shop around and get paid for it? You can even get to visit big hotels and restaurants and be paid to eat. Sounds exciting, right?
You can do all this by being a mystery shopper!!
Here’s how 👇
Let’s begin by understanding what a mystery shopper is. A mystery shopper, or evaluator, is an independent contractor who gathers data.
A typical project involves the evaluation of one of the businesses through in-person visits, telephone calls, web-based inquiries, or other means by serving as a typical customer/guest.
Typically, the evaluator provides his/her objective feedback about the service provided and overall customer experience Information may be gathered around knowledge of products and services, the location’s overall cleanliness and condition and product availability.
Learning more about interesting products and brands is fun, and helping companies make a difference is truly rewarding.
Now coming to the main question – where to find such jobs?
To start with, you can find good tasks withBare International, a mystery shopping company always looking to hire evaluators like us.
All you need to do is get registered as an evaluator and you will start receiving tasks on your email id. Each task is separate and it will be up to you whether to accept it or not. You will have to complete it and fill out an evaluation form provided by them at the end.
It offers complete flexibility with your time and timely payment on the completion of tasks.
I have taken the time to check it out myself before telling you all about this. It is completely legit. After registering I have started receiving tasks through my email id.
This would be perfect for students looking for extra pocket money or just someone who wants to earn a little extra all while having some fun.
Almost all the CA students face the dilemma of choosing the right articleship firm. How to know if you have made the right choice?
What is right for others may not be right for you.
It’s easy to get confused and feel lost due to a whole lot of options but keep in mind – it’s not about choosing the perfect firm but choosing the firm that suits you because there is no perfect firm.
On the whole, there are 3 options:-
1) The Big4’s
2) Mid-size firms
3) Small firms
EY, KPMG, Deloitte and PWC are the first choices of many and why shouldn’t they be. These firms offer exposure to top clients, a professional work environment and a great stipend. Let’s understand this in detail.
If you are motivated by money then don’t think twice because these firms are where you would want to be. Stipend in the first year ranges from 10k-15k pm and 20k-25k in the third year of articleship.
2) Professional work environment
3) Personality development opportunities
4) Chance to be an expert in your domain
5) Brand name on your resume
1) Minimal to zero work-life balance
2) Single domain exposure
3) This May cause difficulty while switching to another job profile.
Mid-size firms and small firms
1) Work exposure in more than 1 domain
2) Certain smaller firms may offer better work timings.
1) Low stipend
2) Unprofessionalism in certain firms.
3) Limited exposure and growth
You may consider any reasons specific to you along with the above list to make your decision. For example, distance from home, etcetera.
For someone who plans to start his or her practice, then choosing a mid-size firm where you can have exposure to multiple domains would be preferable.
If at all you are unable to choose between the big firms and mid-size firms then you can simply follow this priority list which many of my friends have found useful.
First priority, the big4 firms. I would suggest you to go for EY or KPMG
Second priority to Deloitte and PWC
Thirdly, upper mid-size and mid-size firms
Lastly, the small firms
Be wise, choose right!
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