Super Coupon Woman Side Income Progress Update!

So I told everyone I would update on my Side Hustle & Work From Home Progress. It’s been a busy week for me, last week I was on Vacation and next week I will be going down to take care of my family for awhile because my brother is having heart surgery. My goal is to work with no supervision, so I want some jobs to do at home but it’s okay if they are not 100% remote if they have flexibility. The best job for that is Mystery Shopping or Merchandising. These companies offer projects that are due within a certain time frame, so as long as they get done during that time, it’s okay to do whenever fits into your schedule. I was trying to make some extra side income before I go stay next week with my family. It was raining and next week seems to be where all the jobs are but that’s okay, I have been doing a lot of training on different things which will allow me to accept more assignments. On my past few posts, you will see that I have been trying lots of different opportunites, and some have not worked out. I am adding the ones that worked out for me along with new opportunities from this week so you won’t have to search for them. Please add referral id as: supercouponwoman@yahoo.com if they ask for one.

I am now certified to do on site business inspections, various auditing, and compliance jobs. I even found a copy that is going to let me work where I am going while I am there, and then have work for me when I am back home. I thought that was super nice. The company is: Driveline Merchandising Click on the link to see if they have positions in your area.

Trend Source Click on the link to sign up with Trend Source who has a variety of projects and lots to choose from. The have the onsite inspections and healthcare compliance shops but you do need to be certified which can be done by following the steps on their website.

IPSOS I got certified to do banking shops and the also offer a variety of other shops to choose from like smart phone inquiry’s, shipping, and more!

Call Center Mystery Shopping I got accepted to be a mystery shopper by doing phone calls at home. Super excited for this one.

Northfork Research Online shopping evaluations and they have a variety of other shops to choose from also.

Gig Spot Gig Spot connects you with mystery shopping and market research companies. Several Mystery Shopping opportunities to choose from.

Jancyn I absolutely love this mystery shopping company. Different mystery shops that include various retail shops. Please use Tina Klein as referral name and supercouponwoman@yahoo.com if they ask for my email.

Intelli-Shop I love this mystery shopping company also. Plenty of shops to choose from as well as a variety and easy to work with. You do have to contact scheduler to reschedule, but I did so without any problem.

Sentry Marketing I have not used them as much as I should, but they have lots of different mystery shops to choose from. I will be doing one Monday for them.

I Secret Shop Has several shops to choose from including web and phone shops. Easy to use, I have done one for them and plan on doing more.

EPMS Mystery Shopping I am signed up but have not done one yet, they are apartment shops and pay $25.00 so can add up quickly. Reports will need to provide precise details. Some shoppers really love to do these.

So Once I am in a routine, I should be able to make a enough from each of these companies to pay my bills, I will always keep searching and will continue to document my successes and failures. If you are new to mystery shopping, keep in mind the more you do them, the easier they are. I have actually been a mystery shopper for 9 years, but am just now having the courage to try some of the new projects such as business verifications etc, so don’t get frustrated or give up. Just like a regular job, you will have good days and bad days where nothing goes as planned 🙂

Super Coupon Woman’s Life Event Update!

Life has thrown me a lot more curve balls than I would like over the past few years. I have been a server for 15 years and absolutely loved it. Cash Every day, good pay and I interacted with all kinds of people. Unfortunately, Feb 6th 2017 a little boy accidentally tripped me making me fall with a full tray of dishes and I jerked my tray back injuring my arm back to keep the dishes from hurting any customers. I did not realize how injured it was and continued to work and my job did not do a workman’s comp claim or encourage me to go to the doctor. They did the opposite and said they did not want me to go.

I had endured a lot of financial loss over the previous years and had just gotten an apartment with my daughter’s help so I felt a lot of obligation’s on my shoulder’s so I continued to work. Nineteen month’s later, I couldn’t take the pain anymore and quit abruptly. I don’t recommend doing that, but had stayed way too long being unhappy and felt they deserved the same respect they showed…none. I really loved serving and without realizing it, did more damage by continuing to work and pretend everything was okay. I now can only lift it half way up in the side position, the other positions I have full range and pain level is between two and three. So in the end, I had to do what I was trying to prevent from happening after the fall, I had to stop serving so my arm can heal. It’s been three month’s and sometimes I feel like it’s healing and other times I feel it’s the same even though I am not working which can be frustrating. They did not care enough to let me go to the doctor, so I can only guess on how to make it better or what the diagnosis really is.

I have always wanted to work at home and even though I did not have much money saved, I took this time to try and learn about different opportunities. I am also taking this time to learn about me because up until now my identity has been as a mom or my work. I want to learn about me and what makes me happy when I am not at work. I will be a mom the rest of my life but my girls are grown so I can take time to try some new career’s without the financial pressure I had as they grew up and solely depended on me.

Since my previous supervisor’s were mean and bullies, I didn’t want to jump into a job just to be unhappy again. In the previous post, I told everyone about some of the side hustles I have tried and decided they were not for me. I do encourage other’s to try them as they are good side hustles and could be what you need to bring in extra money or full time income. Shortly after quitting, my brother that also has a hurt shoulder and his employer treated him the same way. (he was braver than me and got a lawyer) He needed surgery but had to go to a heart doctor to get the okay for them to do it and found out he needs a heart operation so that put’s more pressure on me to find something to work at home since he takes care of my mom who is eighty. The past six weeks has been full of unknowns which made it hard to know what job direction to go.

I was working at TNG and didn’t want to pick up more hours until I knew what was going on. I ended up leaving due to my supervisor making the job more difficult than it needed to be. That’s one of the reasons I loved the job was not having being able to work on my own and have minimal contact with supervisor’s. Meanwhile, I had been applying for other merchandising companies. My brother will be having his operation October 22nd and I will be going down there to take care of him and my mom for about five to six weeks if all goes well.

Once I knew what was going on, I could tell interested employer’s what was going on and see if I could work down there and transfer once I am back home. I am happy to say, one company was happy to do that, I should be training this week and they will wait to hear from me on when I will be available for work once I know my brother’s status. I feel like that was a really nice thing for them to do. The Company is Drive Line Retail I will be a merchandiser and the schedule is flexible as long as you get it done by the due date. (usually within the week) so if you are needing something that you can do on your time schedule, apply today.

Mystery Shopping has been slow this month so very happy to start my new job. I will post on some other work at home job’s I am or have applied to later in the week.

If you are wondering if I am still paying it forward and helping others, the answer is yes! I have a friend that is helping as I am going through all this and she will be picking up donations and giving them out as she finds someone in need. I can’t wait to be able to dedicate more time to it when things get back to normal.

Happy Sunday!
Super Coupon Woman

Super Coupon Woman’s Less Than 100 Day’s Til Christmas Side Hustle’s To Try!

Hi Everyone,

Not to freak everyone out, but there is less than 100 days til Christmas! I have been unemployed since July 23rd because my company did not take care of an injury from a fall I had at the workplace and after 18 months. I just got tired of it hurting. Going through a little PSTD from bad treatment from managers I have had in the past so I have been a little nervous to jump back into a job that I would be unhappy with. I thought I would share some of my side hustles I have tried and continuing to try as I am looking for a remote work at home job since I may need to go down and help with my mom and brother since he is having surgery.

Off and on I have been a mystery shopper and have been doing some of those while I was off. I only like to drive certain areas so that limits where I choose from. I made about 250 in August, but if I was more open to travel I feel that I could make a full time living from it. The more companies you sign up for, the more chances to increase your income because some will have only a few if any to choose from, but that is only because there are so many shoppers and do not get discouraged as a lot will cancel and need shops done and sometimes they will even offer bonus pay to do them. Please keep in mind that payment can be anywhere from 30-60 days. Keeping a little notepad with shops done and the amount is helpful to keep track of how much you earn. I folder labeled mystery shopping in your bookmarks is helpful as well. I have been trying to different ones for the experience and to make me feel more comfortable while doing them.

Here are the current Mystery Shopping Companies I use They are kind of in order of my favorites, but everyone likes different things, so what I like might not be the same for you. What matters to me easy scheduling and rescheduling if needed and reports that won’t be rejected by the slightest mistake, they will correct you and give you tips on what to do and not to do for next report:

Jancyn I absolutely love this mystery shopping company. Different mystery shops that include various retail shops. Please use Tina Klein as referral name and supercouponwoman@yahoo.com if they ask for my email.

Intelli-Shop I love this mystery shopping company also. Plenty of shops to choose from as well as a variety and easy to work with. You do have to contact scheduler to reschedule, but I did so without any problem.

Sentry Marketing I have not used them as much as I should, but they have lots of different mystery shops to choose from. I will be doing one Monday for them.

North Fork Research I have done serveral shops for them, they are meticulous about the reports, just take your time and email with any questions you may have.

I Secret Shop Has several shops to choose from including web and phone shops. Easy to use, I have done one for them and plan on doing more.

EPMS Mystery Shopping I am signed up but have not done one yet, they are apartment shops and pay $25.00 so can add up quickly. Reports will need to provide precise details. Some shoppers really love to do these.

Other Side Hustles:

Lyft I got approved with Lyft in about two weeks and was excited to start, but I only like driving certain areas. You have to accept the ride and it does not tell you where or how far your going. This would be great for someone who drives a lot and feel comfortable driving in all areas of where they live. I should give them another try soon, great way to earn extra money.

Door Dash: My daughter has done this a few times, and I feel it is worth the time and effort. When we do it, we are going to do it as a team and split the money, highly recommend. Please enter referral phone as: 214-604-8842

TNG Offer’s Merchandising which goes hand in hand with mystery shopping. It offer’s a flexible part time schedule that you can do through the week and most of the jobs do not require weekends. I am working about 10-12 hours a week, but could pick up more. The pay is a little lower than I would like, but my arm is healing so that is good. Pay is $10.00 an hour. Once you have some merchandising experience, other companies will want to hire you…job security 🙂

Handy Pro Have previous cleaning experience or are you a handy man or lawn technician? Great way to pick up jobs in your area. My daughter works for them and averages around 16 an hour. You are allowed to bring someone with you to help clean the big jobs, you are responsible for paying them. I have done a few jobs with her, good way to earn extra money.

For more opportunities, visit my newly updated Work At Home page

Super Coupon Woman Side Hustles Full Time…What are yours?

So I have been through quite a few rough patches over the years where life threw me a curve ball. I just hit another one, and it is really scary but needed to be done. Here’s the story:

In Feb 2017, I was working at a restaurant where a small child tripped me (accident) causing me to fall with a full tray of dishes that I was carrying. Since the restaurant was full, I quickly moved the tray back to avoid any of it hurting or injuring guests causing me to end up with a shoulder injury. They did not go through workman’s comp and I did not know how to handle the situation and just moving into an apartment with no money saved due to the circumstances that happened over the past few years and spending extra on paying it forward so I couldn’t stop working. I endured the pain for 18 months hoping at some point they would do the right thing and get it fixed.

I abruptly quit on July 22nd which was a hard decision for me since I really loved serving. I know most look at it as a job to get them through the next stage in life. I couldn’t tell you how many times I heard others say “I can’t wait to get a real job”. I got to the point that I really don’t care if I ever carry another tray in my life again which took a lot. I have been off about two weeks so far, and had just enough to cover rent and insurance…so a little scary since I need to make at least $400 a week. I am going to share my journey and tell you what I am doing to make money and the side hustles that work, I would like to know what your side hustle is and how much you make per month.

I am getting back into Mystery Shopping and having to resign up for a lot of them and trying to sign up for more because they all offer different shops, and what might work for some might not work for others. I am starting out with some easy ones and trying new things such as compliance shops and price audits hoping to do a lot of different ones to build my profile up. I am wanting to be a scheduler or editor as well although they seem really busy! But, if I can work at home and not deal with mean bosses, I am all for it.

So of course my mind is reeling of how I can bring in income to let my arm heal since I can’t really go get another job without informing them about my hurt arm. Over the next few months I will share what I have done to bring in extra income, and how it’s working. I would love for you guys to comment and let me know what you do to bring in extra income. Please only legitimate opportunities that require no money or very little to start up. I have to approve the post, I have done a lot of research and know most of the legitimate ones from the scams.

So far I have signed up for Shipt and waiting to hear back from them. Some say it takes a few weeks to a couple months depending on if they need shoppers in your area.

Thinking about doing Lyft or Uber Eats, but don’t like to drive highways, just the back roads so not sure if this would be beneficial.

Continuing to do online research and signing up with other mystery shops.

I have signed up for Insta Cart successfully and waiting on my card to arrive.

I have done two shops at I Secret Shop and have three more scheduled for the week that have been super easy and will make $50.00 completing them.

I am taking steps to becoming a price auditor with GFK They require a background and drug test for this step that you pay for but they reimburse you after you two audits.

Going to try and put more time in on my blog, so let me know of some things you want to know about 🙂

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Super Coupon Woman