Shifting the Focus

Posted by Tara MeShale on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Under: Work from Home
So it has been almost 30 days since I started my part-time PTC (Paid-to-click) business and I'm really starting to see the potential. I'm still working my way through the ClickTrackProfit training videos, though I have skipped a day here and there because business has picked up considerably this past week. I've been getting mystery shops and inspections like crazy. Well-paying mystery shops, I might add. However, after my first two inspections I completed nearly a year ago I figured that the field inspection industry might be a great deal more lucrative than mystery shopping. I enjoy mystery shopping, but inspections, in general, offer more money and require less work. Now I'm shifting the focus away from mystery shopping and towards the inspections. I've registered with close to 100 mystery shopping companies, but the shops are still a little light this month. The goal now is to find at least one new company a week to register with for inspections. I registered with one last week and have already completed three $15 inspections. Each inspection took approximately 15 minutes onsite and another 10 minutes uploading the photos. The reports were extremely simple. The majority of the inspections I do start out paying around $25. Mystery shopping most definitely has its benefits, free meals, movies and merchandise, but I have to admit that I can't rely on it as my primary source of income. I thought I had diversified my income enough to prevent this financial depression I've been in for the past few months, but apparently I put too many eggs in my mystery shopping basket. I should have spread a few more out into my field services basket. Merchandising will always be strictly part-time because while it may be fairly easy work and I can do it on my own, it doesn't pay as well as mystery shopping potentially can and it certainly doesn't pay as well as field services potentially can. It also requires more onsite work and printed reports. I'll work a lot harder for the $10-$15 doing a merchandising assignment than I will the $15-$30 for a typical inspection.

Shifting the focus and diversifying the income a little more, here's the progress I've made so far on Neobux, one of the PTC sites that I've been working for the past month. I joined on 7/30/2013 and invested $5 towards renting referrals to jumpstart the process a little. However, I didn't initially rent $5 worth of referrals. Here's a snapshot of my activity:
  • 7/31/2013 - Joined Neobux; Invested $5; Rented 5 referrals for $1
  • 8/7/2013 - Rented 15 referrals for $3
  • 8/14/2013 - Earnings balance of approx. $2.20; Rented 10 referrals from earnings balance and remaining rental balance; Remaining balance approx. $1.20
  • 8/21/2013 - Earnings balance of $3.30; Rented 10 referrals for $2; Remaining balance of $1.30 and 40 total referrals
  • 8/27/2013 - Earnings balance of $3.46 and 40 total rented referrals

I've earned a total of $6.74, which is $1.74 over the $5 initial investment I've made with the site. Right now I'm averaging about $0.40 a day with Neobux between my clicks and my rented referral clicks, which over the course of a month adds up to $12 a month provided I maintain the 40 referrals I currently have. My short-term goal is to average $3-$5 a day with Neobux, which will give me anywhere from $90 to $150 a month and the only effort I've put in is about 15-20 minutes a day with the site. Not a bad trade. I'm a member of 10 paid to click sites now and I am looking to earn at least $100 a month from those sites as well. I haven't invested any money with the others, but I have taken my earnings and reinvested them into their respective sites to rent referrals. I believe that by October I will have reached my goal on Neobux of earning at least $3 a day. I believe I'll be up to at least $2 a day on 3-4 of the other sites. I'm treating this like the business it is and before the end of the year it will become very lucrative for me. The best part about it is that the sites I've joined have good stable reputations, so I have faith that my income with these sites will be stable as long as I am stable. Also, I'll continue to do paid surveys in my spare time, so that will help build the Christmas fund, as well. I'm getting there and my businesses will continue to grow.

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Tags: "mystery shopping"  "paid to click"  "field services" 
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LeTara Moore Since 2005 I have made thousands of dollars online. I've tried almost everything from paid surveys, paid to click, freelance writing, mystery shopping, merchandising and more. I am always looking for new ways to make money. Now I'm a mother and I have even more reason to go further in my online adventures. The focus of this site is not only to show some of the easier ways to make a little extra cash, but also to journal some of the ups and downs of side-hustling and attempting to work for myself. Most of what I post probably won't make you rich, but it will be something to help ease some of the financial strain and won't take too much time. I love to read and write and I also run a blog that showcases my creative writing. I really enjoy learning and I find the best way for me to learn is to share what I've gained with others. DISCLAIMER: Many of the links I post are affiliate links, meaning I may receive financial compensation as a result of click-thrus and signups. However, I only post links to websites and programs I trust and I provide honest feedback. I only post my honest experiences with any site I promote.

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