How Mystery Shopping Can Help You Get Back on Your Feet

mystery-shopperHave you just lost your job and you are steady sending out resumes and nobody is knocking on your door? Well I was once that person too. I lost my job after working there for 15 years and was left to fend for myself. Sure I got a small severance pay after the company paid off it’s debt first because of misuse of the money it was making. Now I was still jobless with money running low and bills still running high. Sound familiar? Well if it is then you should try mystery shopping!

Mystery shopping is the new crave of today. Yes there are some out there that say it doesn’t work or something negative about it but I will tell you this. It does work. What’s so hard about getting a shop which is the job that you are required to do and then completing a survey or questionnaire type form with a report of your findings and experience and then turning it in for payment? Does that sound hard? Some shops pay from 20 dollars to 60 dollars and you can complete them in about 3 hours or less which in today’s society is good money. I don’t know about you but that’s $20 an hour and that’s pretty good for a part-time position.

So if you are looking to do something fulfilling that won’t tie your entire day up and won’t have you fighting through traffic then mystery shopping is the way to go!

Insider Tips For Mystery Shops

insider-tips-mystery-shoppingThere are several insider tips on how to get your mystery shops done quickly and accurately. The most important tip is organize and stay organized!

When you get your assignment assigned, ensure you either print out or write down the information that includes the contact person if any, telephone number, and if there are any days not allowed to shop or specific dates and times you are supposed to conduct the shop.

If you are conducting an apartment mystery shop, pay attention to if the assignment states whether this company keeps computer telephone records of previous calls since you may have to change your name, telephone number, and email address if you performed a previous shop for that apartment management company.

Using these tips can save you endless hours of work since you can have a shop denied for not meeting all the contract specifications.

Always remember to review the questions on the form before you begin your shop. I usually take the form with me in my car to review right before I conduct the shop, which helps me to remember what I need to do.

Lastly, do not forget that once you leave the mystery shop location, it is important to write down as many items as you can remember from your visit.

Being organized with the proper information and reviewing the questions necessary to perform the mystery shop will prove invaluable in accurately and quickly completing your mystery shops.