You have made your New Year’s resolutions and you are ready to take over the world. Did you remember to add mystery shopping to this list? We hope so. The best way to create a habit is to start doing it day by day. For example, if you want to complete three mystery shops per month. Start with mapping this out.
Steps to Planning a Mystery Shop
Step 1: Choose the Type of Shop You Want To Complete
There are so many types of mystery shops available. You can do restaurant, apartment, retail store, or amusement park shops. The more difficult shops to obtain, if you have no prior mystery shopping experience, may be hotel, cruise lines, etc. Everyone starts somewhere!
Step 2: Choose the Mystery Shopping Companies
Of course, you want to choose the mystery shopping companies that offer the type of shops you chose in Step 1. Start by searching Google for “restaurant mystery shops,” as just an example. There are also mystery shopping certification companies that will have a list of mystery shopping companies. This will ensure that you choose a reputable company.
Step 3: Decide How Many Shops You Can Complete
Take a look at your calendar and decide how much time you have to complete the mystery shops. The good thing is that most shops do not take more than an hour or two. Don’t forget to factor in driving time and report prep time after the shop is complete.
Step 4: Create an Account
If you do not have an account with the mystery shopping company of your choice, create an account. This is usually an easy process. If you have any problems, you can always contact the company directly. This would allow you to see how responsive they are as well.
Step 5: Request Your Desired Shops
Once, you see shops that you want to complete, request them. The company will let you know, usually by email, if you were chosen to complete the shop.
That is it!