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Busy, busy!

April 25th, 2014 at 04:55 am

I have been really hustling when it comes to mystery shopping. I have added on site business inspections and theater checks to my mystery shopping repertoire. Assuming I don't add any more shops to April, my grand total is $997.50 ($200.50 is reimbursements which include several gallons of gas and about $30 in groceries!). I know the summer will be slow at tutoring so I want to earn every penny I can.

Tutoring has been steady, well at least money wise. Many are not adhering to the attendance policy now that the weather is getting nicer. It's frustrating, but as my DH says, "You are getting paid, so don't sweat it!"

This week is spring break at school so I am tutoring about half the normal hours which will be nice. We hope to do a day trip mid-week up north. My son is going to Florida to visit my adult kids and his grandparents (My parents live in Michigan, but are down visiting as well). I won't make this trip, but am going down in June myself.

That's all that is new around here. I hope you all have a great weekend!

Updates

April 9th, 2014 at 09:26 am

It's been awhile since I posted an update. Last month was good to us. My husband went to a model airplane auction. He was into them for years, but is no longer involved in the hobby. He went to the auction and sold almost $500 worth of items! He gave me $400 which I put toward a bill for blood work for him, a chiropractor appointment for me, an extra $50 student loan payment, and the rest went to short term savings.

Since I have talked about the mystery shopping recently, I figured I would also post my monthly income for that. I made $383 in cash in March. I made another $87.70 in reimbursements for food and other required purchases. Of course, that money comes from many different companies so it trickles in anywhere from 2 weeks from the date of the original shop up to 60 days later. I don't have my spreadsheet in front of me, but I know I have been paid at least 2/3 of that money already.

This month is going even better. I have $425 worth of shops scheduled and about another $100 in reimbursements.

Tutoring is still going well, but I am a bit worried about it slowing down a lot this summer. I may need to expand my travels for mystery shopping to make up the difference.