This week I've done over 100 mystery shops. I spent two days in Jacksonville working on a statewide route I accepted for 2014. That route is 150+ gas station audits. They are very simple audits (ten minutes onsite, about 6 minutes reporting) but they only pay $10 + $1 reimbursement. I do receive a small route bonus once the route is completed.
I have had a handful of other shops this week, including shopping for health insurance, a hotel shop for my Jacksonville trip, and a couple of restaurants.
Next week is looking to be a slow one, but hopefully the companies will begin offering bonuses on January shops.
All in all, the month of January isn't looking too bad. One tenant had fallen behind on their December rent but ended up paying that with late fees as well as the January rent (a day early!) all at once. My tenant at Townhouse #3 gave me a partial payment but he is still way behind. This is the tenant I began to evict last month. The drama continues with the two townhouses that just became occupied. These are the two I hired a management company for. There have been a number of repairs I have been billed for in the last three weeks, with no clear explanation for what needed to be repaired. I am quickly losing confidence in this management company.