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    • nearlyrich
    • By nearlyrich 16th May 07, 3:09 PM
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    nearlyrich
    Maximising income - Mystery Shopping? Surveys? (Part Two)
    • #1
    • 16th May 07, 3:09 PM
    Maximising income - Mystery Shopping? Surveys? (Part Two) 16th May 07 at 3:09 PM
    Due to the very long thread that has developed on this topic I have been asked to start part two as long threads slow the site down. I have copied the main info from post one on the old thread into this one thanks to Leni who started the original thread and all contributors.

    Happy shopping!

    Nearlyrich BG



    MYSTERY SHOPPING ADVICE

    COMPANIES USED BY CURRENT MSE Mystery Shoppers

    Grassroots

    www.grgresearch.com
    Allocation of Jobs – via email or telephone calls
    Pay Day – Varies but usually 3-4 weeks after your assignment by BACS
    TAX – Self Employed (you sort your own)

    Retaileyes
    www.retaileyes.co.uk
    Allocation of Jobs – Self allocation, you need to keep checking the website
    Pay Day – 15th of the month following your assignment by cheque or BACS
    TAX – Self Employed (you sort your own)

    GapBuster
    www.gapbuster.com/
    Allocation of Jobs - Self allocation, you need to keep checking the website
    Pay Day – 24th of the month following your assignment by BACS
    TAX – Self Employed (you sort your own)

    TNS
    www.tns-global.com (Click Mystery Shopping Link in Pink, bottom Left)
    Allocation of Jobs -
    Pay Day – 28th of the month following the assignment
    TAX – Employed, TNS will sort your tax out for you!

    BAI
    www.baidata.com
    Allocation of Jobs – Self allocation although they contact you to tell you if you were successful in obtaining that assignment.
    Pay Day – 15th of the month following the assignment
    Tax –

    GFK/NOP
    http://www.gfknop.co.uk/sectors.asp?go=myst

    Pay Day = Every 2nd Thursday (pay claims to be submitted the 1st Thursday of the month)

    Retail Maxim
    www.retail-maxim.co.uk
    Allocation of Jobs -
    Pay Day –
    Tax –


    TAX

    If you wish to do Mystery Shopping, even just one job, you need to register with the Inland Revenue within 3 month or you could face a fine of £100.

    Forms and Guidelines you will need –

    Self Employed people with small earnings Guidance - http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/forms/cf10.pdf

    To register as Self Employed you will need to either ring the IR (Inland Revenue) ON 08459 15 45 15 or download and send back the form CWF1 (http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/forms/cwf1.pdf )

    You may also be required to pay National Insurance at the rate of £2.10 a week, but only if you earn more than £4345 after expenses in any one year THROUGH Self Employment. This means earning more than £4345 in addition to you other employment. If you think you will earn less than £4345 in the financial year, then you can apply for a “Certificate of Small Earnings Exception” which means you will not have to pay NI (National Insurance) Contributions. The Exception application can be found at the end of this document CF10 - http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/forms/cf10.pdf


    Information on Self Assessment - http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/sa/selfemp.htm
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    • jobbingmusician
    • By jobbingmusician 16th May 07, 3:31 PM
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    • 16th May 07, 3:31 PM
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    • 16th May 07, 3:31 PM
    Thanks, Nearlyrich, for all the invaluable work you do on this board, and for putting the lovely sticky first post
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  • pondie1
    • #3
    • 16th May 07, 7:46 PM
    • #3
    • 16th May 07, 7:46 PM
    can someone help,im stuck on the training quiz on gfk/nop are we allowed to ask for answers on this,i keep gettin several wrong etc,driving me mad tryin to get past that part
  • Genie75
    • #4
    • 17th May 07, 10:27 AM
    • #4
    • 17th May 07, 10:27 AM
    can someone help,im stuck on the training quiz on gfk/nop are we allowed to ask for answers on this,i keep gettin several wrong etc,driving me mad tryin to get past that part
    Originally posted by pondie1
    If you open two browsers then you can check the training as you do the test. If you get really stuck, then contact NOP. They'll be happy to help and sometimes it's something as simple as a question not being changed to match a new scenario.
  • DonnaP
    • #5
    • 17th May 07, 12:40 PM
    • #5
    • 17th May 07, 12:40 PM
    Hi

    I have finally got my first assignment this weekend! I have been registered for a while but have never been quick enough off the mark to get one.

    When does the briefing pack arrive generally? The assignment is on Sunday (when should I chase)?

    Thanks

    Donna
  • Pumpkin
    • #6
    • 17th May 07, 2:24 PM
    • #6
    • 17th May 07, 2:24 PM
    Hi

    I have finally got my first assignment this weekend! I have been registered for a while but have never been quick enough off the mark to get one.

    When does the briefing pack arrive generally? The assignment is on Sunday (when should I chase)?

    Thanks

    Donna
    Originally posted by DonnaP
    Hi Donna,

    Which MS company is it for? TNS seem to be quite slow at sending their packs out, the latest I have ever had one from them is the day of the visit! I would wait until tomorrow lunchtime.
  • DonnaP
    • #7
    • 17th May 07, 2:44 PM
    • #7
    • 17th May 07, 2:44 PM
    Hi Pumpkin

    It is grass roots, but as soon as I posted this message, they sent me the pack!!

    Donna
  • catwoman150
    • #8
    • 17th May 07, 5:51 PM
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    • 17th May 07, 5:51 PM
    Have got an assignment with gg on friday and I have just got the paperwork through. When i tried to print it off it only prints some of it. The width is too long to go on the paper when I am printing it.
    Has anyone had the same problem.

    If so how are you able to print all the details of it.

    Thanks
    cross stitch cafe #90 UFO's 6 to finish in 2013, and loads of new kits to boot
    Refunded bank overdraft charges £915
    SPC 2007-2008 #078 aim £500-£341.67
    SPC 2011-2012 #078 aim £500-£426.42
    SPC 2012-2013 #078aim £500 - TBC
    • jobbingmusician
    • By jobbingmusician 17th May 07, 6:50 PM
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    • #9
    • 17th May 07, 6:50 PM
    • #9
    • 17th May 07, 6:50 PM
    Have got an assignment with gg on friday and I have just got the paperwork through. When i tried to print it off it only prints some of it. The width is too long to go on the paper when I am printing it.
    Has anyone had the same problem.

    If so how are you able to print all the details of it.

    Thanks
    Originally posted by catwoman150

    Catwoman, are you using Internet Explorer, or are you by chance using another browser such as Firefox? Some of these mystery shopping forms will only work with IE - I keep suffering from this, and wish they would drag their software into the 21st century!
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  • catwoman150
    internet explorer and then I open it up into word.
    cross stitch cafe #90 UFO's 6 to finish in 2013, and loads of new kits to boot
    Refunded bank overdraft charges £915
    SPC 2007-2008 #078 aim £500-£341.67
    SPC 2011-2012 #078 aim £500-£426.42
    SPC 2012-2013 #078aim £500 - TBC
    • jobbingmusician
    • By jobbingmusician 17th May 07, 8:00 PM
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    Hmmm - i seem to remember this problem before in a very old post - have you tried fiddling with the margins?
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  • catwoman150
    I will try this will let you know
    thanks
    cross stitch cafe #90 UFO's 6 to finish in 2013, and loads of new kits to boot
    Refunded bank overdraft charges £915
    SPC 2007-2008 #078 aim £500-£341.67
    SPC 2011-2012 #078 aim £500-£426.42
    SPC 2012-2013 #078aim £500 - TBC
  • josie
    can someone help,im stuck on the training quiz on gfk/nop are we allowed to ask for answers on this,i keep gettin several wrong etc,driving me mad tryin to get past that part
    Originally posted by pondie1
    I've been stuck on a couple of these before and with me it was something that was a bit of a double negative - like what is NOT an example of upselling and I just hadn't read the question the right way, as was always thinking of the positives - if that makes sense!
  • redcar
    Quite a few phone ones on retaileyes at the moment. The most I've seen in my area for ages.
    • jobbingmusician
    • By jobbingmusician 19th May 07, 10:05 PM
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    Oooooooooooooooo I have SUCH an interesting MS to do next week.... One of the local health provisions (which is always a revolting place to visit!)

    Can't wait!
    I'm the Board Guide on the Matched Betting; Referrers and Jobseeking & Training boards. I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly, and I can move and merge posts there. Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an illegal or inappropriate post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com (it's not part of my role to deal with this). Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com.

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  • rachelandgromit
    Quite a few phone ones on retaileyes at the moment. The most I've seen in my area for ages.
    Originally posted by redcar
    After doing one of these, I just don't think it is worth it. So many questions, it seems to take forever!
  • lyndsay3006
    Mystery shopping and tax
    Hi
    I've been mystery shopping since January as well as a full time job. I told the tax office and now I've been asked to fill in a tax return. I've tried to do it but it's soo complicated. I've worked out I've earned less than £100, now I'm thinking is it really worth the hassle if I've got to fill in a tax return. Wish I'd never told them!
    Any advice gratefully recieved
    Thanks
  • catwoman150
    Are BARE a good company to work for at the monment I am half way through signing up and the report part of it is putting me off a little. I work for GAP and they only have the answers already.

    Any thoughts would be great.
    cross stitch cafe #90 UFO's 6 to finish in 2013, and loads of new kits to boot
    Refunded bank overdraft charges £915
    SPC 2007-2008 #078 aim £500-£341.67
    SPC 2011-2012 #078 aim £500-£426.42
    SPC 2012-2013 #078aim £500 - TBC
    • jobbingmusician
    • By jobbingmusician 20th May 07, 11:48 AM
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    BARE are great except that you never know EXACTLY how much you are going to earn, as it depends on the euro exchange rate. They pay fairly though. I haven't tried any of their more exotic (involves flapping your arms) assignments yet............

    They were really great for me when I had a week off between jobs - I earnt over £100 going round car shops (only one visit required) - just what I needed to fill time and bring in a bit of pin money
    I'm the Board Guide on the Matched Betting; Referrers and Jobseeking & Training boards. I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly, and I can move and merge posts there. Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an illegal or inappropriate post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com (it's not part of my role to deal with this). Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com.

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  • shoptiludrop
    Lots of new jobs on RE this morning. Go get em guys!!
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