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Mobile Army Monday: No Need for Hacks with iPoll Rewards

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Before the Internet came along, to “hack” meant to chop up something as in, “Why did you hack up the turkey instead of using an electric carving knife?” (true story). Now, thanks to the wide world of web surfing, “hacks” (also called “life-hacks”) are popping up all over. These are meant to make our lives operate more efficiently. Hacks are workarounds that let us take shortcuts to get the job done. Like using a rubber band to remove a stripped screw, or binder clips to keep your charging cables organized.  Personally, I can’t make it through my day without a least three or four good hacks. That’s just how I roll. Of course, there is one daily function I perform that doesn’t require any hacks. That would be checking in with my iPoll app Mobile Mission list. This is the best way to earn a little extra cash–and you don’t need any workarounds.

Pretzel

All you need is some mustard and you're good to go. Image Source: Flickr user slgckgc

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Written by Rick B.

March 2nd, 2015 at 11:00 am

Mobile Army Monday: Take iPoll Anywhere to Earn Rewards

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Don’t be jealous: I went to Hawaii in December. I said don’t be jealous! Truth be told, this was probably the first real vacation I’ve had in I don’t know how many years. Took the wife, left the baby behind with all the grandmothers, an aunt, and assorted cousins. Of course, we only stayed for a few days because we can’t be apart from our cutie for too long. I bring all this up to state emphatically that iPoll not only works in other cities and time zones, but also across the Pacific Ocean. While in Oahu, I had location alerts going off left and right. At first, I wasn’t sure who would be sending me a text in Hawaii but once I saw that they were pings from iPoll, I was ready to dive in for some surveys, Hawaiian style.

Waikiki Beach

Don't you wish you could be here right now? Image Source: Flickr user Steve Bozak

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Written by Rick B.

February 16th, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Mobile Army Monday: Stuck Inside? Spend Your Snow Day Earning with iPoll

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If you can look out your window now and see mounds of white frozen stuff, you have my sympathy. Full disclosure: I grew up on the East Coast, so I know the joys of snow days (if you’re a kid) and the agony of shoveling snow (if you’re a kid or anyone else who lives at home). Now, I’m happy to report I’m living in sunny Los Angeles. When the snow reaches epic proportions for my friends and family back east, I try not to rub in the fact that I’m wearing shorts, a T-shirt, and have the windows wide open. In my defense, I can hear the leaf blowers with the windows open, so it’s not all a bed of roses. However, if you are snowbound you might be prevented from venturing forth for a Mobile Mission. Fear not! There are still plenty of ways to score some cool cash with iPoll surveys.

Snow Shovel Project

If you see this outside your window, just go back to bed. Image Source: Flickr user: Joe Shlabotnik

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Written by Rick B.

February 2nd, 2015 at 1:30 pm

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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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