Mystery shopping is a great way to make some extra cash. But, like any other money making method, to be successful and make money, you have to know a few things and be prepared for it. Getting paid for shopping may sound easy and all fun, but there are actually rules you have to follow. And to be able to make money as a mystery shopper, you have to take it as seriously as any other job you might have. Here are some tips to help you make money as a mystery shopper.
Tips To Help You Succeed In Mystery Shopping!
Knowing the requirements
Make sure you completely understand the instruction for each specific assignments and what is required of you, like if you have to do an evaluation of their inventory, the prices or perhaps documenting the names of one or more employees
Considering shopping assignments
Try to accept last minute assignments, no matter how big or small the assignment is. Take small assignment as seriously as big ones. Just like any other job, you may not get big assignments in the beginning, but keep doing your best to show you are a dependable and trustworthy shopper. An assignments can be as simple as sitting in a hospital waiting room for 20 minutes, or as hard(enjoyable) as an all expenses paid vacation to a dreamy resort for a week or two!
For most mystery shopping companies, having access to internet and email, cell phone and some times fax machine is a plus for their shoppers, as it allows the shoppers to communicate instantly with the company. Having a digital camera and taking a picture of a fast food restaurants table or floor, will allow you a much faster, easier and more affective way of reporting the cleanness or dirtiness of the restaurant than having to write a one page report.
Shopping on time!
Completing assignments on time is very important, as it establishes you as a dependable shopper, which will help you receive bigger and more important shopping assignments, with bigger payouts in the future.
To be successful in making money as mystery shopper, you need to take it serious just like any other job. And remember, all legitimate mystery shopping companies are free to join. So, don’t get scammed!
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