Ask Away...: August 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Should I look in his phone??

Ellen,
I am so tempted to look in my boyfriend's phone when he isn't around.  I do trust him but I sometimes wonder, I mean how would I even know unless I look? But something tells me not to, so I just want someone else's point of view..do you think it's worth it?

Thanks,
B


Dear B:
Trust me, you do NOT want to do that.  The second you look in his phone, you have given in and you will never be able to stop yourself in the future.  It is a very bad habit to get into.  Check it once, and you'll eventually want to start checking it everytime he looks the other way.  If you have a feeling that something is going on, just talk to him about it.  Otherwise, do not even bother.  It will be so hard to stop yourself from snooping the next time, and the time after that, and everyday after that!  I always tell my girlfriends not to do that, because it's like a curse.  Once you do it, you just can't hold back anymore.  Plus, think of it this way.... what do you think people without cell phones did?  Just use your instincts if you think something is going on.  Talk to him, talk to a friend, etc.  But do not "creep" as I call it.  Hope that helps you!!
Have an awesome week!
Ellen

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Everyone is always asking about the survey sites....

So when I was 19 I found this blog of all these survey sites that were free to join and paid legitimately good money. Each year I would find more and more. People don’t understand how it can be legitimate. Think of it this way, every time a new product is going to come out, why would the company waste all the time on it, if it’s going to be a flop, so by selecting a number of people to test it, study it, and rate it, they have a better idea of if it’s worth it and what kind of changes to make so that it is. I have been a member of all these sites for years and I find it entertaining and I really enjoy getting the awesome free samples of foods, perfumes, makeup, cleaning products, toilet paper, paper towels, cereal, shampoos and conditioners, all kinds of stuff! It can be time consuming but if you dedicate an hour or two a day to this you won’t feel so overwhelmed. I know that the profiles may take a while to fill out but it is necessary in order to send you surveys that fit your specific needs. The sites I have below have NO SPAM. Any sites that have ever spammed me, I deleted my account from. Most of these sites either pay you by Paypal, points (converted to cash), mail checks, or gift cards and other prizes. A lot of these sites also have fan pages on Facebook and twitter which are pretty cool because you can get updates on what’s going on with the survey company. Let me know if you have any questions.




http://mindfieldonline.com/referral/d1912cdc - has a lot of products they send you, surveys are rather quick and easy to fill out.

http://OpinionOutpost.com/join/8478435 - Opinion Outpost is by far one of my favorites. You can accrue money very fast, as long as you qualify for the surveys.

http://www.surveyspot.com/ – my favorite site. They have the greatest number of surveys and the best compensation. You can cash out with Paypal. They also send a lot of free samples to try.

http://www.valuedopinions.com/ – they email you LOTS of surveys on a daily basis after u get rolling and u cash out everytime you hit 20 bucks and then they’ll send you a gift card for a number of places.

http://www.globaltestmarket.com/ – takes longer to accrue your points but I just got a 50 dollar check from them once because I won their daily drawing.

http://www.globalopinionpanels.com/ – love this one because they have lots of product tests too, I cash out pretty much every week so theres a lot of surveys available

http://www.dollarsurveys.net/ – sometimes they want you to sign up for offers, don’t bother, just take the surveys. They send the money to your paypal right away. This however, is one of the sites I rarely ever use anymore.

http://www.pineconeresearch.com/ – this one sends you LOTS of products and sends the money to your paypal right away.

http://www.testspin.com/ – this ones been slower lately but def sign up because it pays through paypal.

https://www.surveysavvy.com/?id=3537186&action=join – Survey Savvy is harder to qualify for sometimes but it pays pretty good per survey.

http://www.esearch.com/

http://www.myview.com/ – they have lots of surveys! I like to cash my points in for itunes credits.

http://www.us.lightspeedpanel.com/ – another of my favs bc u can cash out very very often through paypal

http://palmresearch.com/index.pl?ref=1318256 – This one sends you a couple surveys each day.



My advice to any of you is to be patient. It took me a few months to get the hang of everything but it is worth it. the amounts I get I look at as gas money or grocery money for the week.

And of course, I am always here to help!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ok....

So for the LONGEST time, my friends  have told me I should start some sort of advice blog or advice column.  Everyone always comes to me for advice, and I don't mind giving them my input at all, from dating to friends, to work and self esteem issues. So for any who may be reading this please start asking.... i have always loved writing (or blogging) because it's a way for me to get my thoughts out.  Thanks and hope everyone enjoys my blog!

I am assuming you will be able to click on the email me button to send me a question . they can be big or small, detailed, or vague, and i will always keep it anonymous and i cant re-word the question if necessary to keep it anonymous.

Thank you!  Have an amazing day :o)
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...