I know you’ve heard of this before, right? You can call them Mystery Shoppers, Secret Shoppers, Quality Control Consultants, Customer Service Evaluators, or Service Checkers. Whatever name you choose, they all do the same thing.
What exactly is a Mystery Shopper?
Well, basically, it’s a person who poses as a completely ordinary customer, but while shopping takes mental detailed notes about specific products, store cleanliness, or employees. The goal of a Mystery Shopper is to improve the quality of service, and in return get higher sales for that company.
Now, the Mystery Shopper will have to fill out a very detailed form after they complete the shop and send it to the Mystery Shopping company that assigned them the job.
I had no idea this was a legit job!
To be completely honest with you, I have heard of this sort of thing, but I didn’t realize you could actually do it for a living.
Now, with that being said you are an independent contractor, so you and you alone are responsible for searching out jobs, keeping track of records, taxes, and all other things that go with being a contractor.
I am excited to say that I am now an actual Secret Shopper. That’s right! I can give you first-hand details on how exactly it works. There are a lot of things I can’t share, however, because being a shopper means you cannot EVER disclose any details on where you are going, when you will be there, or what you said in your report. All of that is confidential and if you are ever caught disclosing details, you will be dismissed from the Secret Shopper community, and it’s likely you won’t be given jobs afterward, and in most cases, you will not be paid for that job.
A great way to make extra money...
If you are a stay at home mom looking to make some extra income on the side, or if you are wanting to make a consistent income, being a Mystery Shopper gives you that flexibility. Yes, you will have deadlines, and in some cases, you might be able to bring your kids, but keep in mind you have to always be professional, and observant. If your kids are anything like mine, it’s hard to focus on anything but them when we are out in public.
I found an awesome resource for learning more about Mystery Shopping. Her name is Bethany, and I purchased her books and am so grateful I did. Because of her, I feel prepared and ready to start being a shopper. Note: this link does include an affiliate, and I will be paid a small % if you purchase this book from this link. Thanks.
If you have any questions, or perhaps want to join some of the mystery companies I work for, just email me or find me on social media! I am always glad to help.
Good Luck my friends and happy shopping!
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