5 Jobs I did
1. Data Collection
One of the ways I earned extra money to support my family was working as a field Representative (data collector). As a Field Representative I used Monet to scan UPC bar codes of products on store displays only. Monet is a data collection equipment used also to answer survey questions about store conditions, activities, product displays, product counts, and more. I worked independently and each store had assigned days for data collection, but the hours of collection were flexible. The pay was great and I got reimbursed for travel time and mileage. No experience or degree was required.
If you apply and get hired, you will be trained. Apply online if you are interested:
SymphonyISG hires part time Field Service Representatives to collect consumer product data from a variety of retail stores.
Retail data LLC also hires part time representatives to collect product UPC bar codes of product on store displays.
Another place to find these opportunities is Crossmarks.com.
Another job I earned money is by completing merchandising assignments at stores in my city. I worked as an independent contractor for Cast Force. I worked only when I wanted to and made money only when I completed projects. I chose projects close to my city, after self-assigned projects, I visited the stores before the due date to complete the tasks. On average, an assignment took between 45 to 60 minutes to complete. Pay ranged from $10-$20 per assignment.
You can apply on:
a. MarketForce Information
This company offers variety of merchandising assignments. Sign up for light merchandising assignments and start earning extra money today. Market Force hires people to conduct various types of services at retail outlets and theaters.
b. Cast Force
Become an independent contractor for Cast Force and start making money today.
If you are interested in merchandising books or magazines, this is a place to start.
3. Field Audits
I also made extra money as an auditor. This job involved visiting stores to collect prices and UPC codes of requested products and to observe certain products promotional materials, fixtures, and more. The auditing assignments took from 45 minutes up to 5 hours to complete. I also worked my own hours and the pay was great.
Visit these websites to apply:
a. Auditing assignments
i. Market Force Information
Market force is a member of National Association for Retail Services (NARMS) and Mystery Shopper Provider Association (MPSA). Visit market force.com and apply in the purple portal if you are interested in merchandising jobs or their blue portal for mystery shopping assignments.
ii. Trend Source
4. Theater Checks
Working as a theater checker allowed me to earn money on weekends. It was a fun and easy way I earned quick cash. I made money by going
to theaters and previewing movie trailers, evaluating pictures, and measuring sound qualities of movies. These assignments started on Friday evenings and throughout the day on Saturdays and Sundays. It took between 30-45 minutes to complete each task. Pay varied from assignment to assignment. On my first assignment, I earned over $15 for previewing a movie trailer and evaluating picture quality of the movie.
You may apply on:
Theatrical Entertainment Services (VeriTES) is a member of the PSB Company and represents film studios, cinemas, and more. VeriTES hires field representatives in all 50 states, Canada, and Puerto Rico. They pay a predetermined flat fee that varies from
assignment to assignment.
b. Market Force Information
Market Force Information hires independent contractors in the U.S, Puerto Rico, and Canada to conduct variety of movie theater tasks.
5. Certified Field Associate
I earned money by completing various types of assignments and projects available in my area. As a CFA (Certified Field Associate) I performed a variety of tasks like light merchandising, theater checking, material installations, mystery shopping, and more.
If you apply and your application is approved, you will have access to a variety of assignments offer like store merchandising, mystery shopping, store auditing, theater checking, material installation, and more. As a CFA you can choose assignments you are most interested in or ones that fits your schedule. You could accept or decline any assignment offers.
Types of assignments available:
a. Theatrical assignment
This job involves visiting movie theaters to preview movie trailers, watch sneak preview of movie features not yet released, install promotional items, count the number of patrons attending specific shows, collect box office information (receipts or number of tickets sold) at the end of the day, and more. These assignments typically starts on Friday evenings or throughout the day on Saturdays and Sundays. This job paid between $15 - $35.00.
b. Mystery Shopping.
Field Associates visit stores to shop for products or services and after each visits they will complete and submit reports online. Mystery shoppers earn from $10-$150 per assignment.
Associates are responsible for making weekly visits to assigned stores in their area to perform easy and quick merchandising tasks like updating product displays, restocking out of stock products, conducting inventory counts, and more. This type of assignment takes between 30-60 minutes to complete. Pay starts from $8-$10 per project.