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Tracy Gomez

Be your own boss and don't worry about co-workers

August 07 2014 at 8:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

As a full time mystery shopper working out of his 1 room efficiency apartment, I have no office co workers to envy my work at home status. But frankly, if I DID, I would certainly understand it completely.:) I absolutely LOVE being able to say I made 100$ sitting in my bathrobe at home, while watching cartoons, by simply making a half dozen phone calls to get comparison quotes for auto insurance.Or to be able to tell people I get paid to do nothing more than run my day to day errands. I merely have to run those errands at my client's specified locations and to observe, remember and report, various data and observations. That and submit my receipt and/or photos if any are required. I love my work so darn much, I seldom will even admit to it BEING work. As far as I'm concerned, I'm retired and mystery shopping is my leisure time hobby activity. I simply have a LOT of leisure time to devote to that hobby.For all intents and purposes I derive a full time income from doing the things that I, (and every other adult in this country) have to do (or WOULD do) for free anyway. Eat, shop, pay bills, go out to a sporting event or a concert, shop for a new car or cell phone service, etc.

I DO agree with your feelings about people's comments of "Your house must be spotless" etc. I may submit my shop reports, receipts and photos from my home PC, but I still spend vast amounts of my time driving all over SE TX to various stores to gather those receipts and observations. The time I actually spend AT home is largely taken up with reporting my results, uploading my receipts and photos and taking care of all my business bookkeeping tasks.. I'm lucky if I have my hands free long enough to wash my dishes and do my laundry, much less clean the rest of the house.

January 27 2013 at 8:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Great article. The best one is "your home must be so clean"! On the contrary. I've been working from home for 12 years and actually work more than I did when I was a college professor. However their are excellent trade offs. I love the flexibility of my work! I'm also a freelancer so I'm my own boss which is great. If you are looking for a LEGIT, free, no scam, no mlm work from home home, check out the free "Legitimate Online Job Directory" I highly recommend it.

December 10 2012 at 6:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Miranda Grimm

Oh boy this is a good list!!

November 12 2012 at 12:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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