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Mobile Army Mission: Get Into the iPoll Survey Habit

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At the beginning of the year, we delved into the topic of resolutions. When you get right down to it, making a resolution is all about swapping out a bad habit for a good habit. Whether that means quitting smoking, or cutting back on chocolate or TV (heaven forbid!), the idea is to benefit from embracing that new habit. Your life should be better once you’ve adopted routines that are more positive. There is one habit that you can start which can actually earn you money: the daily check-in with iPoll. I know I can’t start my day without checking my iPoll app. Some of the Mobile Missions require a little legwork, while others can be accomplished while I slurp on my smoothie (which I am literally doing right now). Let’s do a rundown of what my iPoll app has in store for me:

Maple Glazed Bacon

Life is always better with bacon. Image Source: Flickr user jeffreyw

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Written by Rick B.

January 19th, 2015 at 2:05 pm

Fulfilling Resolutions to Consider in 2015

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I don’t like avocados, but I love guacamole. It’s one of my many quirks. I mention this because yesterday the news was all a flutter about a recent study linking avocados to lowering your cholesterol. In fact, it only takes a few weeks of eating avocado to bring the numbers down. This fits in nicely with my New Year’s resolution of getting into better shape. My last check up put me at the borderline of bad cholesterol, so bring on the guacamole!

Yesterday we also talked about how time management can help with increasing your family time. If the only two resolutions you keep this year were to get into better shape and spend more time with the family, then you would be doing all right. However, why stop there? There are some other great resolutions you can add to your list that are actually quite easy to keep. Consider adding these changes to your resolution portfolio:

Learning To Cook

Learning something new and getting a meal. Win/win! Image Source: Flickr user jwalsh

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Written by Rick B.

January 8th, 2015 at 12:15 pm

How Effective Time Management Improves Your Family Time

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We’re still in the resolution zone, the days right after New Year’s Day when we get to sort out how we’re going to change our lives for the better. Your intrepid correspondent is on his own resolution quest of improving his eating habits. I’m happy to report kale salad was on the menu for dinner last night. Not a bad start. Right up there with the “getting into shape” resolution is the “spending more time with the family” resolution. Again, a noble goal, but one that is going to take a little effort to pull off. It all comes down to an issue of time management. We’re talking a major organization overhaul. However, once you fall into these new routines, you’ll be amazed at how much more time you can carve out from your busy week to spend with the family.

Board Games

Getting ready for family game night. Who will win? Image Source: Flickr user vastateparkstaff

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Written by Rick B.

January 7th, 2015 at 11:32 am

Mobile Mission Monday: A Year of iPoll Surveys and Cash Rewards

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This is the week we’re all supposed to look back and figure out how things are as we arrive to 2015. Is it just me, or weren’t we just asking that question about 2014? One thing is for sure, the iPoll community has grown by leaps and bounds in the last year. The surveys are coming fast and furious. There are new quizzes each week that can open the door for some serious sweepstakes cash. Bottom line: the iPoll programmers have been busy little bees. In the last year, your intrepid correspondent has been on many Mobile Missions. Could I pick a favorite? Any mission that has made me money has becomes my favorite. Let’s take a look back, shall we?

After The Ball Drops

I am thankful I'm not in charge of sweeping up in Times Square. Image Source: Flickr user Anthony Quintano

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Written by Rick B.

December 29th, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Mobile Mission Monday: Being Thankful for iPoll Rewards

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This week can be summed up in three words: Thankfulness, food, and shopping. At some point on Thursday, nearly everyone who gathers around a turkey dinner will pause to give thanks for the blessings in their lives. That’s how it should be and hopefully they’ll continue those moments of appreciation every day. Of course, we all look forward to those turkey dinners. So many variations of preparing the bird. So many side dishes. So many leftovers. It’s a wonder we make it through to Friday.

Speaking of Friday, it is the official kick-off to the holiday shopping season. Will your wallet be ready? It could if it is bolstered by iPoll rewards. This is where your Mobile Missions come into play. There’s nothing wrong with showing gratitude for an opportunity to put cash in your pocket!

Turkey Dinner

That is some good looking eating right there. Image Source: Flickr user laffy4K

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Written by Rick B.

November 24th, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Mobile Mission Monday: Technically, Every Day Is a Good Day for iPoll Rewards

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Are you counting down the days until your next holiday? Technically, you could ask that question on any day of the year. No matter how much you love your job, you probably love having a day off even more. After all, aren’t we all working for the day when we don’t have to work anymore? Clearly, it is important to make as much money as possible to help with your eventual retirement. Here’s the truth about iPoll: You’re not going to be able to retire on the money you make with our online surveys. Sorry. However (and it’s a big “however”), you can certainly make enough to supplement some weekly spending or gift buying. Every bit of extra cash helps, right? That’s why you need to approach iPoll Mobile Missions like a side job and this is one job for which you don’t want to take time off.

Potato Chips

Any potato chip is a good chip - even a sweet chip. Image Source: Flickr user Kristen Taylor

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Written by Rick B.

November 17th, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Pulling Back the Curtain: An Insider’s View on Market Research

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Full disclosure, I once worked as a spy. My mission: visit banks and evaluate how well the tellers were doing their job. I went about this task by submitting deposits slips that were filled out improperly. If the teller spotted the mistake, they were on the ball. If not, well, I can only imagine that my feedback probably led to some sort of employee re-training or disciplinary action.

Okay, so maybe this wasn’t 007 level spy work – and yes, I did hum the James Bond theme every time I went into a bank for a mission. But what I was doing was essential market research for that establishment. Like all forms of market research, my spy missions were aimed at improving the services and finding out what customers really desired in their banking experience.

 

customers on phones

What are consumers looking for? Market research can help find the answers. Image source: Flickr user UltraSlo1

 

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Written by Rick B.

November 12th, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Mobile Mission Monday: Sharing Opinions Equal Cash in the Pocket

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“Your profile is now up-to-date! Our Personalized Profiling System will have a survey for you as soon as possible.” That is the message that just popped up after I completed a fresh round of profile questions. I was asked about my current car, how many babies I have in the house and if I plan to buy a jet ski (Hyundai, 1 and no… for the record). The minute I hit send, I could practically hear the algorithms working to find me a new Mobile Mission. That can only mean one thing: Cha-ching! There will be more cash coming my way. I just need to keep calm and keep checking the iPoll app. Oh, and listen for those pings!

Anime Convention

All the fast food icons getting along. Image Source: flickr user: The Conmunity

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Written by Rick B.

November 10th, 2014 at 9:47 pm

Mobile Mission Monday: Activate Every Mobile Mission for Big Cash Rewards

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“We like the way you think.” This statement is the first thing visitors to the iPoll homepage will notice, and it pretty much sums up the iPoll experience. Your opinions matter, and they also can earn you rewards. Luckily, iPoll makes sharing your thoughts on new products easy. You don’t have to write an essay. Instead, simply follow the prompts to rate a business, product, movie, or anything else for which your opinions are considered gold. To make your thoughts count for the most, however, requires you to become proactive. This means activating all the Mobile Missions as they pop up and completing them before they expire. Otherwise, as they say, “you snooze, you lose.”

The Ping Is the Thing

As nice as it might be, iPoll is not going to come knocking at your door to ask your opinion. The closest you may get to a door knock is a cell phone ping, and that’s still a pretty good reminder. You might have already experienced a bunch of “pings” in your iPoll journeys. Here’s a hint: iPoll loves when you get near banks, grocery stores, convenience stores, and gas stations. Sometimes you might drive by too quickly for iPoll to get a lock on your location and send out a ping. So keep in mind this little adage: “slow down and let the pings happen.”

Shopping At TJ's

If you don't have Trader Joe's in your city, consider moving. Image Source: Flickr user daveynin

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Written by Rick B.

November 3rd, 2014 at 2:31 pm

Monday Mobile Mission No Trick, Earning Cash With iPoll Is A Treat

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Time to get real. When we buy Halloween candy, we pick out the treats we really like. The secret hope is that no one shows up at your door on October 31st. Then you can proudly proclaim, “Well, I can’t let this candy go to waste.” Yes, I’ve been guilty of mini Reese’s Cups overload in the first week of November. Will I succumb to the temptation again this year? Nope. Who am I kidding? Yes, probably. I’ve already got two bags of the chocolate gold chilling in the fridge. I actually picked up my treats over the weekend and was treated to more iPoll Mobile Missions then I’ve ever had on a single day. iPoll was on fire!

 

Candy

Can you pick just one candy as your favorite? Image Source: Flickr user: Luke Jones

 

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Written by Rick B.

October 27th, 2014 at 4:58 pm