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Living On Tips – 18 ways how to earn more

Most of the tests described below were conducted in casual, mid-scale to downscale dining Capture d’écran 2014-05-01 à 10.12.39establishments, simply because it’s harder to get permission to run experiments in higher-end restaurants. If you work in a fine dining atmosphere, use your own common sense to see what is appropriate to try in your workplace. If you’re not a server, then some of these tips may not apply to you, but you could probably adapt many of them to your situation and test which ones result in higher tips. (More on running your own experiments below.)

1. Introduce yourself.

2. Ladies, wear makeup.

3. Wear something unusual.

4. Squat down at the table.

5. Stand close to customers.

6. Touch customers.

7. Smile wide.

8. Compliment customer’s food choices.

9. Repeat the order.

10. Upsell.

11. Be entertaining.

12. Forecast good weather.

13. Write “thank you” on the check.

14. Draw a picture on the check.

15. Call customers by name.

16. Use tip trays with credit card logos.

17. Satisfy their sweet tooth.

18. Give tipping guidelines.

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at The Ultimate Guide To Living On Tips, Part 1: How To Earn More In Tips – Forbes.



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