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Want to Make a Few Extra Bucks?

by Tara Kuczykowski on June 15, 2008 · 18 comments

No, I'm not talking CVS ExtraBucks here. We're talking about actual cash. If you're interested, you should look into being a mail tracking agent. No, you won't get rich doing it, but it's a little extra pocket money, and you'll probably get some great free magazine subscriptions along with other interesting mail, too.

Basically what happens is you receive test pieces of mail sent to you. You'll be able to distinguish it from your actual mail by the names that are used on it. The company will provide you with a website where you will key in details about the mail, and then you will be asked to store it for a short period of time in case the company needs additional details. Occasionally you may be asked to return a piece of mail back to the company, and you will be reimbursed for this. They only need a handful of people in each zip code, so it may take some time to hear from them.

I know of two companies that do this:

I don't have any experience with U.S. Monitor, but I've been doing this for Hauser for about five years now. They pay 25 cents per entry, and it takes 30 seconds at the most to key in a piece of mail. I get approximately $30 a quarter, but I also get some really great high-priced magazine subscriptions, like Time, People, Entertainment Weekly, and Sports Illustrated. It started out pretty slowly, but as you prove your reliability, they start to send more mail. I've actually had a fairly significant increase since my last check, so I'm anxious to see how much my earnings have increased.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and I'll do my best to answer them!

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1 Angela July 1, 2008 at 9:48 am

You've had success with this group? I'm always a little hesitant when words like application are misspelled. You know, how junk e-mail is always with funny spacing or random misspellings to get through filters. You said 5 years right? Is there a site for more info? Your link goes right to the application page.

Thanks!

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2 Angela July 1, 2008 at 9:48 am

You've had success with this group? I'm always a little hesitant when words like application are misspelled. You know, how junk e-mail is always with funny spacing or random misspellings to get through filters. You said 5 years right? Is there a site for more info? Your link goes right to the application page. Thanks!

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3 Angela July 1, 2008 at 9:48 am

You've had success with this group? I'm always a little hesitant when words like application are misspelled. You know, how junk e-mail is always with funny spacing or random misspellings to get through filters. You said 5 years right? Is there a site for more info? Your link goes right to the application page. Thanks!

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4 Tara July 2, 2008 at 4:02 am

Yep, they're totally legitimate. You can find additional information at http://www.hausernet.com and http://www.hausertrack.com

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5 Tara July 2, 2008 at 4:02 am

Yep, they're totally legitimate. You can find additional information at http://www.hausernet.com and http://www.hausertrack.com

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6 Tara July 2, 2008 at 4:02 am

Yep, they're totally legitimate. You can find additional information at http://www.hausernet.com and http://www.hausertrack.com

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7 joanne April 4, 2010 at 10:09 pm

I tried them and they never paid me. I complained to dave hauser and I got the run around. so sad!

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8 joanne April 4, 2010 at 6:09 pm

I tried them and they never paid me. I complained to dave hauser and I got the run around. so sad!

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9 gail April 5, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Will they do a PO Box number? Also when I printed out the form to send back to them it asked for my SS#. Did you give them yours?

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10 gail April 5, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Will they do a PO Box number? Also when I printed out the form to send back to them it asked for my SS#. Did you give them yours?

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11 Tara Kuczykowski April 5, 2010 at 8:09 pm

Gail, I'm pretty sure it has to be a physical mailing address. I did give them my SSN, but I don't think I put it on the form. I probably waited to give it to them until they "hired" me.

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12 Tara Kuczykowski April 5, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Gail, I'm pretty sure it has to be a physical mailing address. I did give them my SSN, but I don't think I put it on the form. I probably waited to give it to them until they "hired" me.

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13 Clare June 21, 2010 at 6:00 pm

What happens if you move? Can you stop your affiliation with them and stop the mail?

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14 Tara Kuczykowski June 21, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Yes, you can cancel your contract at any time.

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15 Clare June 21, 2010 at 2:00 pm

What happens if you move? Can you stop your affiliation with them and stop the mail?

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16 Tara Kuczykowski June 21, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Yes, you can cancel your contract at any time.

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17 sherry September 23, 2010 at 10:38 pm

The form says that if you do not send in your ss#, your form will be discarded. Is it safe to send your ss#?

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18 sherry September 23, 2010 at 6:38 pm

The form says that if you do not send in your ss#, your form will be discarded. Is it safe to send your ss#?

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