WHAT IS MYSTERY SHOPPING?
For those of you who aren’t familiar with mystery shopping it is a job where a company pays you to pose like a regular customer and then provide feedback to the company on things like how clean the store was or how well the employees interacted with you.
In exchange for your feedback they pay you a fee and in most cases they will ask you to make a purchase and will reimburse you up to a set dollar amount If this sounds good,mystery shopping could be just for you.
BE CAREFUL OF MYSTERY SHOPPING SCAMS
If you’ve looked into mystery shopping before,you know that there are a lot of scammers that are trying to take advantage of the industry’s growing popularity.
A few rules: Never pay to join a mystery shopping company. The legitimate ones never ask for a payment for you. Never pay money to a company to see their list of jobs. Legitimate mystery shopping companies are always short of shoppers so they never ask for you to pay to see a list of their jobs.
And lastly,check to to see if their mystery shipping company is a member of the MSPA.( Mystery Shopping Providers Association) They are the official organization that is in charge of regulating mystery shopping companies. Trust me there are a ton of real mystery shopping companies so stay away from the scams.
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The assignments for mystery shoppers can vary from grocery stores,fast food establishments,restaurants and liquor and shoe stores. The pay is usually $600-$700 a month,there are months,usually the holiday season when friends have earned more than $5,000 a month.
Well the truth is….mystery shopping is not my favorite way to earn extra cash online. Personally, I get bored standing in line at the grocery store,but it is easy work go for it.
THE BEST MYSTERY SHOPPING COMPANIES
- Sinclair Customer Metrics
- Market Force
- Experience Exchange
After your application is approved,you simply login into their website and then select the jobs you want to do. They provide you with all of the instructions and then after you have completed the shop you will need to enter your feedback into their website. Some pay via direct deposit,but most will mail you a check at the end of the month.
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