Paid Surveys rarely work. In fact, I have yet to hear from a fellow South African who has made an income using it.
What if you could get rich doing something you love? Or, TALKING about something you love to talk about?
That’s roughly the idea I’m busy working on that I’m going to be sahring with all the subscribers to this site. My goal will be to help others get R40,000 cheques in the post as well. And yes, there’s something in it for me, but you won’t have to pay a single cent!
So, if you haven’t already, then SUBSCRIBE! 🙂
Anyway, here are a few of the other ways to try and earn an income that I don’t believe would work, or at least may not be worth the effort:
Selling Avon Products
Sounds cool. There are people who make money doing this. But read this report and see what it says:
But how much does the average Avon distributor really make? According to its latest 10-Q filed with the SEC , Avon Products had sales of $2.15 billion in the first quarter of 2009. Later in the document, the company notes that “Sales are made to the ultimate consumer principally through direct selling by approximately 5.8 million independent Representatives, who are independent contractors and not employees of Avon.”
To save you some calculator time, that works out to quarterly sales of about $372 per distributor, with actual earnings per distributor making up a fraction of that amount. But even if it were the full amount, it would hardly be a life-changing income stream for most people.
Using eBay to sell 2nd Hand Goods
At the very least, you could use Bid or Buy in South Africa.
But how much profit are you going to make selling your second hand items to someone else?
Are you planning on buying cheap and then selling high? Good luck. Then you could write up about it and make a killing teaching people how to do it.
(Unless you’re doing this with something like “Bank notes“).
Become a Mystery Shopper
“It is so much fun to do this. It is so much fun,” said Anita Robertson of Greer, who has been a mystery shopper for two years.
Robertson is a paralegal by trade, but makes money on the side as a mystery shopper. Last year, she pocketed more than $1,000 “grading” stores and restaurants in the Greenville-area.
Wow, after reading this article I really want to earn a WHOPPING R10,000 a year!
Ok, not really.
It wouldn’t be bad, but is it worth the effort unless you’re a shopaholic? 🙂
Using 1 method, I made R100,000 last year. It’s just SO easy!!! And, it’s easy because you can do it from home, at night, when people are sleeping… Or, if you’ve been retrenched, you can do it all day every day! The more you do it, the more you make.
(I do it part time, so I don’t make nearly as much as I could, but I have a decent job that I enjoy).
Anyway… I just had to write this and get it off my chest because it really irritates me how people are telling you to make millions, but they leave out how much effort it takes and how little the returns actually are.
Thanks for reading… 🙂
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