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Retail Merchandisng and Mystery Shopping
Hi, James Deo Dawson Sr “JD” Here
by jamesd0801 | on February 01, 2013 On Empower Network
Take the first step in attaining your goal of working from home
Retail Merchandisng and Mystery Shopping. It is a great way for people to earn extra income on a part time basis, and sometimes it may grow into a full time opportunity. YOU decide what stores ant to visit, and there is much flexibility. It is even better and more lucrative when you combine both Retail Merchandising and Mystery Shopping.
I have earned as much as $11,000 working part time by combining both Retail Merchandising and Mystery Shopping. It is just a manner of building up a client list of companies that have a steady ample supply of projects and stores for you to work on. After it was all said and done for me, I had managed to put together a list of 94 retail outlets that I serviced on a regular basis.
I personally was able to jump start my business JD Dawson Investigative Reporting & Merchandising by becoming a member of Shadow Shoppers http://bit.ly/OpDkCU, which is the world's largest source of mystery shopping jobs. Shoppers pay an annual or monthly fee to be part of an employee database accessed by would-be mystery shopper employers.
And since there is so much of a demand for good and reliable Retail Merchandisers and Mystrery Shoppers, there is more than enough to go around to keep everyone busy year around! AND the demand is expected to continue year after year with no end in sight!
Just to give you an example, I did a real quick search through a referral company by the name of Jobs Online http://www.jobsonline.net/ and discovered that there are as the time of this posting 895 Retail Merchandising jobs in their database near Indianapolis based on submitting my zip code as the reference point! And when I performed a search for Mystery Shopping jobs I discovered that there are over 1,000 Mystery Shopping jobs in their database near Indianapolis based on submitting my zip code as the reference point!! That's 1,895 combined Retail Merchandising and Mystery Shopping projects available to choose from!!! And I just bet, that a lot of those projects have Retail Merchandising and Mystery Shopping available in the same store locations!!!!
Now, let me tell you what I mean is so good about there being stores available that have a combination of both Retail Merchandising and Mystery Shopping.
Let's say that I am awarded an Retail Merchandising Assignment at my local Walmart store. I get to the Walmart store and perform my Retail Merchandising duties. I have also have been assigned a Mystery Shopping assignment in the same Walmart store location that involves going to the Bakery. Since I have a personal grocery list anyway, I go ahead and grab a grocery cart, head over to the bakery department, perform my Mystery Shopping assignment, purchase some bakery goods for myself while I am at it and complete my personal shopping while I am in the store!
Now, I will need to carefully keep an eye on my time spent on my Mystery Shopping assignment and write that time down on my grocery list for future reference. This is VERY important. I must remain focused on my main objectives assigned to me concerning my assigned Mystery Shopping project.
It is also very common to have two or three Retail Merchandising assignments in the same store location, which depending on the extent of the Retail Merchandising assignment, may allow you to spend the entire work day at the same store! The same is true for Mystery Shopping assignments. You could very well end up having two or three Mystery Shopping assignments at the same store! Now, typical Mystery Shopping assignments do not take nearly as much time as the Retail Merchandising assignments, so it is very doubtful that you would be able to spend an entire work day at the same store.
As you become more experienced in the professions of Retail Merchandising and Mystery Shopping, you will begin to get a feel so to speak what to look for in the different projects you may find available or may be contacted about by a scheduler of a referral company. Which brings us to another good point.
As you perform you research on the professions of Retail Merchandising and Mystery Shopping you will read articles on the internet warning you against paying fees to any companies supplying information about Retail Merchandising and Mystery Shopping. Telling you that you should never have to pay anything. That the information is readily available. And I will have to admit that there are dishonest people in these two professions as with any profession who are looking to take advantage of those just starting out. They either provide false information or hire people hire people under false pretenses.
BUT, I quickly found out the hard way, that I not only would have to spend a tremendous amount of time trying to obtain reliable information, resources for employment, etc., that it just made sense to become a member of Shadow Shoppers and have all of the reliable information and resources at my fingertips and then some! Instant Job Notifications, Free BonusZone Offers, Free Shopper Certification, Custom Shopper Profile, Apply To Jobs Instantly, Exclusive Priority Listing, Live Personal Assistance, and so much more!
And oh yes!...you will also want to keep in mind that Online Mystery Shopping is on the rise as well, which may be another source of income that you may want to consider. Just something to tinker around and have some fun with and get paid for doing it!
AND we are going to be either creating another website specifically dedicated to Paid Online Surveys, which is another part time income source that you should seriously consider, or we may include this into the BecomeASecretShopper website as a additional benefit. So you will want to be sure that you keep an eye out form any announcements that I post on the website about Paid Online Surveys. Please believe me...there is a LOT more to Paid Online Surveys than you would think. Like any other profession, there are keys to the trade that make this profession a very lucrative and fun one to be involved in.
Well I have got to run for now. Must get busy making some of that $$$$!!
And Always Remember..."Success Begins With A Dream"™ - JD
James Deo Dawson Sr "JD"
"The Internetizen Entrepreneur"™
Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself
I felt compelled to make a few comments in an attempt to forming some sort of relationship with all of you who are visiting this website.
First let me tell a little bit about myself. My name is James Deo Dawson Sr "JD". I am a 59 year old man, at the time of this writing in 2011, who got involved in secret shopping out of pure desperation when I was desperately looking for work. ANY kind of work.
You see, back in 2000 I was sitting at my desk going through paperwork and cleaning out my file cabinet. I had also been looking for work and updating my resume. I had been burning the midnight oil so to speak, putting in way too many hours.
My home office is nestled into the kitchen nook part of our kitchen. About the size of medium size office cubicle. Hey it works! Anyway, I got up to get a cup of coffee. When I got to the other side of the kitchen it felt as though someone was sitting on the chest and I had a hard time breathing. I immediately started walking though our apartment looking for my wife. By the time I found her it felt like my head was going to explode!
I quickly explained to her what I had just experienced and told her that i was starting to experience all kinds of symptoms. The feeling that someone was sitting on my chest, shortness of breath, a nagging chest discomfort that was starting to go clear through to my back, etc. AND then the biggy! I felt a sudden pain in the side my jaw that slooowly went clear down one side of my neck and directly to the center of my chest. I told my wife that I was having a heart attack BIG TIME!!!!
She screamed out "OH MY GOD!" and quickly rushed to the phone and dialed 911. I remember hearing my wife say "It will be how long?!". "My husband is having a heart attack! I screamed out the best I could "I can't wait. I will be dead." I have never seen such a terrified look on my wife's face before, and she dropped the phone.
She helped me stand up, we headed back through the apartment. We live in an upstairs apartment with 15 stairs to climb. We went VERY slowly down those stairs. Catching my breath and starting to really sweat from all of the pain. My wife helped me into the car. I just sort fell in. She drove FAST to the hospital. I remember hitting my leg with my fist to keep myself alert when everything started to go dark. My wife would reach over and pinch me when she seen I was becoming to weak to help myself.
We get to the hospital and there was a ramp to drive up with a sign telling you to honk for the garage door to open. Nobody was coming. So we had to pull across the way in the visitor parking. Carefully walking back across to the emergency entrance. Problem...the door was at the top of the ramp. I had to walk up the ramp incline to the door. It had to have been one of the hardest things I have ever done. It felt like my chest and head was going to explode. I was panting, sweating, starting to drag my feet, getting dizzy, feeling like I was going to pass out at any moment. My wife saying "Come on baby, you can do it!" "Don't you give up on me" "You can do it Jim Dawson!"
You should have seen the look on the personnel faces when we practically fell into the emergency area and I said "I am having a heart attack!" and literally fell up against the counter.
I ended up having MAJOR open heart surgery requiring 5 by-passes!!!!
After I was FINALLY released from the hospital two and a half weeks later, went through 3-4 weeks of rehab and finally was released from my doctor's care and given the green light to continue looking for work, I quickly found out that my efforts in finding work had become EXTREMELY complicated by the fact that I was now a heart patient whom had open heart by-pass surgery and was now considered damaged goods.
That's right! I am not kidding! Considered damaged goods! I was actually told that by a store manager!!
After about two months of wasting my time applying for this and that, I was surfing the internet and came across some articles written by other people in similar situations whom had finally came to the realization that nobody was going to hire them and it was time that they consider self employment.
I started surfing the internet for different business opportunities only to quickly discover that there was an absolute ton of these so called "business opportunities" that ended up just being a HUGE waste of time and a BIG waste of money. Money was something that we were starting to run out of! We had already gone through the majority of our saving account and was then discussing the fact that we may have to cash in our 401K's!!
So as time went on, week after week, month after month, we were really starting to become concerned. Then the unexpected happened. In April 2001, I had another heart attack requiring stent surgery. One of the graphs from the first surgery failed. This was a major set back. My wife could not stop crying, She was sooo afraid that I was going to die or have a stroke. We had been told that most heart attack survivors ended up having strokes about a year following a heart attack. Luckily I did not and have not. At least not yet. Time will tell.
After this, applying for work with anyone was out of the question. So I started performing research on the internet, finding different what is referred to as "affiliate programs" that I could earn some income from. It was extremely time consuming to check out each and every company and owners to make sure that they were legitimate. Over a period of months I was able to do so. By that time we had gone through all of our savings and had started the process of cashing in our 401K's.
So I decide to take all of the information that I had filed away in my file cabinet and on my computer to create two websites. One would serve as a Product and Services Consortium Website, the other would serve as a place to go for information, marketing resources, educational resource. A total resource website that everyone to go to further educate themselves and use the products and services available on the website to help them either start a brand new home business or help them take their existing home business enterprise to a new and even higher level.
This total creation process took me a total of 8 1/2 years! Yes, you read that right...YEARS!!!!
One weekend when were visiting my father, he wanted to show me an article that he found in his Newsweek magazine. It was about secret shopping and merchandising. It was an article about a man that had become seriously ill and after recuperating he could not find work because everyone was afraid to hire him. So he started doing secret shopping to have some money coming in.
He quickly discovered that the companies that hired him to do secret shopping assignments for them also had retail outlets that they needed someone to perform merchandising assignments as well. In fact most of the time the retail outlets that he had performed secret shopping in were also in need of having some merchandising performed in as well.
So what he ended up doing was as he performed a quick secret shopping assignment in a retail outlet he would go out to his car and filled out his secret shopping forms while it was all still fresh in his mind and then walked back into the store to complete a brief merchandising assignment. So what this meant was he was averaging $26 for each store that he did. So he only had to do four stores a day to average just over $100 a day in income!
AND he was able to quickly master this method of operation to where he was actually doing this each and every day of the week at whim! He did it by applying to literally hundreds of mystery shopping companies.
So this put a fire under my butt to pursue this new found occupation myself. Affiliate marketing on the internet for reputable companies, secret shopping and merchandising for reputable companies saved my life financially and were are finally able to enjoy life without worry. In fact I actually started my own companies.
One of the companies that I started that changed EVERYTHING for us is JD Dawson Investigative Reports & Merchandising!
But I want you to keep in mind that it all started with taking the initiative to perform the research needed to put it all together so I could put our lives back together. I have had a total of 5 heart attacks, two by-pass surgeries, and one stent surgery, three cardiac-cath surgeries, and three medical trials. I am presently on 15 meds a day to extend my life. The last by-pass surgery being February 2011.
I wrote the full story of this journey here for everyone to read. I wrote with the intention of letting other disabled people know that there IS hope to succeed. You can go here to read it:
"Determined To Succeed - NO Excuses" http://buildabizonline.com/cz40
If I had not created my affiliateships, distributorships and JD Dawson Investigative Reports & Merchandising, I honestly do not know what would have happen to us.
With this website “Become A Secret Shopper”, I have eliminated all of the weeks and months of research you would have to do yourself to get started. This occupation is no different than other other. There are a lot of con artists and scum bags out there that ARE NOT legitimate companies to do work for. I have eliminated that worry for you. You can take the information from this website to get started IMMEDIATELY and have a steady income coming in to support you and your family.
If you EVER need assistance, advise or just need a shoulder to cry on so to speak during your efforts, all you have to do is contact me. I am just an e-mail or phone call away. I WANT to help each and every one of you.
So look over this website and keep in mind to check out "Home Data Entry Processor" http://trackit.link/dm83 too for an additional stream of income!
Take Care...And Always Remember... "Success Begins With A Dream" ™ - JD
MOTIVATION - "It's Possible" Best Inspirational Video Ever
Published on Dec 24, 2012
This is a fan-made video
PAIN IS TEMPORARY!
It may last for a minute, or an hour, or a day, or even a year. But eventually it will subside and something else will take it's place.
If I quit however, it will last forever.
I dare you to take a little pain.
I dare you.
I dare you not to go home.
Somebody said "I feel bad, I'm gonna go home."
Go through it.
Your not going to die!
At the end of pain is success.
Your not gonna die because you're feeling a little pain.
I'm not eating like I eat at home.
That's why you're going to go to the next level, because if you ate like you ate at home, you're going to remain a boy or a girl.
Its time to become men and women.
But I'm exactly where I want to be because I got to commit my entire being to this thing.
I got to breath it, sleep it, eat it.
Until you get there, you'll never be successful in life.
But once you get there, I guarantee you the world is yours.
So work hard and you can have whatever it is that you want
James Deo Dawson Sr "JD"
Business Services Analyst
CertiShop Shopper, Merchandiser and Interviewer Certified
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The most motivating 8 min of your life!
Uploaded on Jul 16, 2010
Motivation from the movie's, you can do it! I clumped my favorites together into one mind blowing 8 min clip. Enjoy