By Chris Durst
Dec. 27, 2011
Dear Rat Race Rebellion: I know that many data entry jobs are scams. But I heard someone mention on a forum that she was getting paid to go to stores and check on the prices of things on the shelves. Is that an actual job? – Leigh in Dayton, Oh.
Dear Leigh: Yes, those positions are known as Retail Data Collectors or simply Data Collectors. They usually work part-time, and go to stores in their region and record inventory prices and similar data.
Pay ranges from $8 to $15 per hour and may include reimbursement for mileage. RetailData often hires for these positions, at Retaildatallc.com.