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This may come as a shock to some of you, but I was not nominated for an Academy Award this year. Truth be told, I’ve never been nominated. However, I do know an actual Academy Award winner and have held the statue. So I’ve got that going for me. Out here in Hollywoodland, everyone is gearing up for the big award show later this week. That means a lot of street closures and flower deliveries. It’s a good time to be in the gift basket business. Of course, as with every awards show, there will be a bunch of non-winners (a.k.a. losers) who have to smile for the camera but inside are crying just a little. It’s okay because a nomination means you get to become a member of the Academy and that means free movies for life!
Although the sting of not being nominated is still raw, I can take comfort in the fact that I get to be a winner this week. That would be a winner with iPoll. It might not be a gold statue, but at least it’s money I can spend.
Every day starts out with a plan. Even if that plan is to stay in bed for the majority of that day, that’s still a plan. Folks who go to work have a plan for the day that includes their assignments, calls to make, lunch, and coffee breaks. Truth be told, I believe most workers are often more focused on those lunch and coffee break plans than the actual work. A lot of our daily plans fall into a pattern. We wake up at the same time, perform the same morning rituals, have similar breakfasts, and follow the same route to work. All it takes is a minor disruption in the plan to throw the entire schedule off balance. Can you say, “Overslept?”
iPoll has a plan for its users, too. That plan is to earn money rewards. The plan can involve answering quizzes, completing surveys, or going out on Mobile Missions. Each one of those “sub-plans” has the potential to help you earn money rewards with very little effort. Shouldn’t every plan be like that? Here’s what my iPoll plan looks like for today:
3 Mobile Missions
1 Scavenger Hunt
Now it’s time to dive in.
Anna B. from Arizona. Lindsay G. from New Jersey. Jennifer R. from California. What do these three and seven other iPoll users all have in common? They were the winners for the week of January 22nd. What did they win? A sweet infusion of $25 into their iPoll cash rewards account. How did they do it? They each took about two minutes to enter a quiz. Two minutes. Twenty-five dollars. We should all earn that much every two minutes!
This week is all about winning. More to the point, it’s about one team winning. (I know… you’re thinking Puppy Bowl. Actually, with that event, we are all winners!) It’s Super Bowl week, and whether you’re a football fan or not, you won’t be able to escape the buzz about the teams, the games or the commercials. Of course, with iPoll, everyone comes out a winner. You just have to get in the game. By game, we mean taking a few minutes to answer a quiz, complete a Mobile Mission, or take a survey. Certainly not a lot of effort, but the reward can be amazing.
Full disclosure: I could be a lot smarter with my Smartphone. I’m sure there are so many features I’m not using correctly, or even at all! And don’t get me started on the apps! If I had the time, I would load up my iPhone with fun apps that I could benefit from, not just ones aimed at distracting my kids. One thing I did figure out early on was how to turn on my iPoll alerts, but that came with a problem.
Apparently, the iPoll elves who send out the alerts are working around the clock. That means my phone would sound off a ping, vibrate or bong at all hours of the night. Well, I didn’t want to completely turn off the alerts, so I did the next smart thing: I turned off the sounds. Yeah, it took me three weeks to figure that out.
This morning, I woke up to the (quiet) news that I had several new Mobile Missions waiting for me. This is a perfect way to kick off a Monday by making iPoll cash rewards. Since I’m not stuck indoors because of snow, here’s how I’m going to plot out my day and week based on iPoll surveys:
That loud groan you keep hearing today is coming from all those folks who are heading back to work after the holiday. If they play their cards right, they can use the “I’m catching up from being off at the holidays” excuse to work at a snail’s pace as they ease themselves back into the flow of things—who wants to dive back into work? Unless of course, you’re iPoll’s Manager of Panel Services, Sana, who loves Mondays. I applaud her dedication.
As for the rest of us, we all should embrace one task as we kick off the New Year. That is making cash from iPoll surveys. We understand if things got a little crazy around the holidays. For the record, I still have my Christmas tree up today, for the sole purpose of taking a family picture that never got taken in the last four weeks. Yeah, it was like that. Now I’m ready to start rebuilding my rewards account and taking on every iPoll Mobile Mission and quiz as they come. Bring on the loot!
Are you getting your “thankful” list ready for turkey day? If you’re like most families, there might come a time between the carving of the bird and the slicing of the pumpkin pie for you to list all the things you’re thankful for. Obviously, the mere fact that you get to share this dinner in a warm place with your loved ones can be top of the list. Once you get a few more of the high-ranking thanks noted, I suggest you give thanks to iPoll.
Now, there might be a few folks gathered around your holiday table who have no idea what you’re talking about when you say the words, “iPoll rewards.” Perhaps it is time for you to enlighten them. The best approach would be to whip out the smartphone and show them the iPoll app. It will be easy to follow along from there.
Life is full of lessons. They even have a name for those. They’re called “life lessons.” The hope is that you learn something new every day. While you were in school, that was easy. Everything you learned was new. The older you get the more those lessons seem to diminish. A lot of that has to do with attitude. In others words, many of us think we know everything there is to know. As stubborn as your intrepid correspondent is with regard to change, I freely admit I still have a lot to learn. For instance, here are some of the life lessons I picked up in the last couple of days:
If you have kept your Christmas lights up for the last two years, then you’re well within your rights to flip the switch and turn them on even on the second week of November. Thanks, neighbor up the street, for that lesson.
If you turn your iPad over to your 21-month-old son to make him happy, don’t be upset if he accidently deletes several apps.
If you don’t participate in iPoll Mobile Missions, you won’t earn extra cash rewards. (Okay, I already knew this…but let’s just say this lesson was refreshed).
Are you someone who rolls with change or fights it tooth and nail? Truth be told, I probably land somewhere in the middle. Case in point: The last time I upgraded my computer I was confronted with a new operating system. Not even sure what version this was/is, but it has all these floating apps and categories and columns. Way too much information! Plus, you kind of have to swipe the screen with your mouse to find things. Not a fan. First thing I did was went looking for the old interface. Found it, loaded it, and I’m much happier.
This brings me to the new and improved iPoll app design. Big change. But guess what? It’s awesome. Bold graphics, easy to navigate, and I can see at a quick glance what’s on my agenda. At this moment, I have one survey, two missions, three scavenger hunts and four quizzes. I’ve never felt more organized. There is also a note at the bottom of my app telling me that over $500 was awarded to the iPoll Fall Photographers. Clearly, there is a lot of money on the table. And it’s time for me to start raking it in!
There is a reason why restaurants are part of the hospitality industry. It’s because you have to be hospitable in order to earn a customer’s business. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the hospitality industry is the one sector of the workplace that consistently adds jobs each month. Could a food server job be in your future, or the future of one of your kids?
Full disclosure: I worked as a waiter at several restaurants. Big, small, and scary ones. Although it can play havoc on the arches, it is also a fun job if you like meeting people and making them happy. Sometimes your desire to make a customer happy doesn’t always match up with the quality of the food. Still, if you’re the bright spot in their dining experience, you can count on reaping the rewards. To bolster your chances of earning even bigger tips, embrace these food server tips:
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Whilst I was recovering from my Halloween candy overload (no more chocolate until Christmas!), I was out and about. That was when I received a couple of pings from iPoll, directing me to some local eateries in the neighborhood. Although I didn’t have the opportunity to stop by right then (chocolate overload, remember?), it’s nice to know those places are on the iPoll radar. That can only mean a Mobile Mission in my near future. It’s also a perfect excuse to check out a new bistro I haven’t tried before. My quest for the perfect Eggs Benedict lives on! I follow the road iPoll lays out, and who knows what treasures I might find?