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Mystery Shopping Company Focus: Helion Research


Mystery Shopping Company Focus: Helion Research

Do want to join the ranks of mystery shoppers across the United States (and really, the world) who are making money as mystery shoppers with Helion Research? Here’s the complete guide to get you started. It’s a detailed read so you might want to save it to Pinterest or bookmark it to come back to. Or share it to your Facebook timeline. Whatever you do, don’t leave this post without taking action. You’ll thank me for it later.

Helion Research is an international company that hires mystery shoppers all around the world to perform mystery shops and audits. So if you enjoy mystery shopping, or want to get into mystery shopping, Helion Research is a great company to get started with.

What exactly do I mean when I say mystery shopping?

Experienced mystery shoppers can skip this paragraph and move on. For those new to mystery shopping, I’ll break it down for you because mystery shopping is a term that has a very broad definition. It is a way for companies to measure the performance of their staff and often times reward them for their service.

Mystery shopping can be done while evaluating a business or service. Mystery shopping can be done while performing audits. Mystery shopping can even be done while watching a sporting event or going on a cruise. Mystery shopping is basically when a person is paid to evaluate services or products on behalf of a business.

What makes Helion special?

They have paying mystery shops in countries all around the world. They are all about looking out for the mystery shopper. They also have researchers with experience setting up projects that are fun and interesting. And Helion is a member of the MSPA- the Mystery Shopping Providers Association.


I don’t live in the U.S. Can I still become a mystery shopper for Helion?

Well, most of my readers are in the United States, but even if you are not in the U.S., you can still become a mystery shopper for Helion Research. They are a global company that has mystery shops available in countries all around the world. If you can read and understand this post, chances are Helion has a mystery shop in your country.

What are the requirements?

  • You have to be 18 or older
  • Be able to work on deadlines
  • Be dependable
  • Have a computer with internet access
  • Can effectively communicate verbally and in writing
  • Dependable transportation

One reason to choose Helion Research: Support

Helion has a community manager dedicated to supporting shoppers. My guy’s name is Miroslav and he speaks multiple languages. You get an email address and a phone number to your community manager. So whether you’re the type who likes to talk to someone on the phone or whether you’d prefer to see an email, you can get in contact with your community support manager with any questions you have about your mystery shop.

How can I get paid?

There are actually a couple of ways you can make money with Helion. The first way is mystery shopping, obviously. You can also make money referring friends as mystery shoppers. When they complete their first shop, you get paid. You can get payment to your Pay pal account on the 20th of the month after the month you did the shop. For example, if you do a mystery shop June 4th, you’ll get paid around July 20th. It is pretty standard for mystery shopping companies to pay in a month’s time.

Another benefit of becoming a shopper with Helion is the fact that they provide support through training. If you are a brand new shopper, you might be worried about being incapable of performing the tasks. Helion has a training portal that you complete before you are able to choose shops. This means that you will know everything you need to know to start shopping.


One of the things I like about Helion’s shopper portal is the map that shows the shops available in your area. This is the map that shows all the shops available in my area. I zoomed way out, but once you are zoomed in you can see the shops available. Check out this map below of the U.S. The head shaped object represents me. I’m waving to you.



Ready to give mystery shopping a try? Why don’t you sign up by clicking on the link below.



Make sure you sign up with Helion today. They have a round of shops coming up in May, which is just a few days away. You can make some extra money for your summer vacation with Helion Research if you sign up now before all the shops are gone. If you want to get your training done before you start your shops, go ahead and sign up as a shopper with Helion. Keep reading to see the steps you should take to sign up.

How do I sign up?

After you click Become a Helion Evaluator, you’ll see a screen like this where you fill out your personal information like name, email address, etc.



Then in step 2, you fill out your contact details.



Lastly, you fill out step 3. Once you have completed this step you’re on to the inside where you can start completing your profile. Completing your profile will take some time to complete, but you want to be thorough. The more thorough you are, the better you can be matched to mystery shops that are available in your area.


If you have been looking for a way to make extra money (and who hasn’t?!), you should consider mystery shopping with Helion. Helion is a great company to start with because of the support they offer to both new and seasoned shoppers. If you’re a new shopper, you won’t have the feeling that you’re left out there all alone without a clue of what to do because they train you and assign a community manager to you to make sure you are successful.

If you’ve mystery shopped before you will like the way the company treats their shoppers with respect and concern. They also pay you to do their mystery shops, and they even offer rewards for some shops.

Are there any of you out there with experience with Helion Research? If so, I’d love to hear from you. Leave me a comment below and share what you know with other potential shoppers.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Helion. All opinions are mine.


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  • candy 05/06/2017, 10:35 am

    I have heard of mystery shoppers before. Always thought it was to see how employees treated customers as far as helping etc. Don’t know if they this in the midwest where I live. Would be great for some people and their schedules.

    • Nirra 05/09/2017, 6:57 am

      They have this all over the U.S. It’s a great way to earn extra money. Some people even do mystery shopping full time!

  • HeidiDee 05/06/2017, 1:48 pm

    I’ve never tried Helion, but I use to do mystery shopping with a few different companies. They look like a great one though!

    • Nirra 05/09/2017, 6:58 am

      If you want to get back in mystery shopping to make a little extra money, Helion is really looking for US shoppers for the summer!

  • Maurene Cab 05/07/2017, 2:55 am

    I heard about Helion before and yes, it is about mystery shopping. I should check this out and learn more about Helion.

    • Nirra 05/09/2017, 6:59 am

      Absolutely! They need shoppers this month!

  • Katie Kinsley 05/07/2017, 7:42 am

    I have never thought about being a mystery shopper, but I know people that have done it in the past. It doesn’t sound like it’s for me.

    • Nirra 05/09/2017, 6:59 am

      Well, it’s not for everyone. Thanks for your comment

  • Jacqui S 05/07/2017, 7:50 am

    I think mystery shopping is fun to begin with. The bonus is the money 😊. I used to do it years ago. May have to think about doing it again!

    • Nirra 05/09/2017, 6:59 am

      It is fun. But the money is nice too lol

  • Stephanie Jeannot 05/07/2017, 6:55 pm

    I have been called on a couple of these and I think it is a pretty cool idea. It reminds me of the show undercover boss. Good program to be a part of to make who needs to know aware of how the business is going for real.

    • Nirra 05/09/2017, 6:55 am

      Never thought of it that way! YES, I agree!

  • David Elliott 05/07/2017, 11:39 pm

    I have never done the mystery shopping myself. But i did date someone for a while who did it on the side. It seemed like a lot of fun.

    • Nirra 05/09/2017, 6:54 am

      It is fun! Thanks for your comment!

  • Lisa Heath 05/07/2017, 11:44 pm

    I use to work in retail and we got pretty good at spotting mystery shoppers. Some were hard to spot, but the majority had paper with them with questions on it, which always tipped us off. I’ve done it a couple times as well, but memorize some questions for them. it’s really fun!

    • Nirra 05/09/2017, 6:54 am

      Yes, the paper with questions would be a dead giveaway lol. I never do that. I like being more covert.

  • Ave 05/08/2017, 1:14 am

    I have done mystery shopping for a couple of companies and it’s a great way to earn some extra income. I haven’t heard of Helion Research, though. Have to check them out asap!

    • Nirra 05/09/2017, 6:53 am

      Yes! They are really looking for US mystery shoppers this month.

  • rika 05/08/2017, 1:14 am

    Wow.. pretty interesting. I’ve heard of Mystery Shopping jobs before, never heard of this company before! Thanks for sharing!

    • Nirra 05/09/2017, 6:56 am

      Thanks for your comment!

  • Sari Florencio 05/08/2017, 5:16 am

    I like to apply for this job. I love to shop so I guess having this kind of work will be very fun. Not only fun it will be a bit more exciting since you are a mystery shopper and you main goal it so spy on the staffs for their performances.

    • Nirra 05/09/2017, 6:56 am

      Yes!! Do it! They are looking for shoppers in the US this summer. Well, they always need new shoppers so even if you’re not in the US you can still join up.

  • Rebecca Swenor 05/08/2017, 8:29 am

    This is awesome information about mystery shopping. The Helion Research company sounds like a great place to go for becoming a mystery shopper. Thanks for sharing the information and I will have to pass this along to my sisters.

    • Nirra 05/09/2017, 6:52 am

      Yes! Let me know if they have questions. I have a contact on the inside 🙂

  • Jeanine 05/08/2017, 10:56 am

    This sounds pretty neat. i would love to do something like this myself. I think it would be really neat. I’m going to check it out!

    • Nirra 05/09/2017, 6:51 am

      It really is a fun job. You are undercover on a secret mission lol

  • Eileen 05/08/2017, 5:01 pm

    I always thought being a mystery shopper would be fun! It looks like it’s not too hard to get into either.

    • Nirra 05/09/2017, 6:50 am

      It’s really not difficult! I enjoy it! I think you would too!

  • Louise 05/08/2017, 7:16 pm

    I used to be a mystery shopper and I loved it. I only quit when I became a full time blogger as I didn’t have as much time to travel around from place to place. It was the perfect little job to make myself a little extra spending money though 🙂

  • Amanda Love 05/09/2017, 9:20 pm

    I’ve heard of companies like this but I never tried applying for one. I think it’s a good opportunity for people to earn money.

  • Meeta 05/11/2017, 10:34 am

    WOW! Sounds like the James Bond of shopping. I have to admit I have never heard of this before but can see how important it would be to the clients and customers. What a cool job!

  • G&D Blog 05/21/2017, 9:08 pm

    My husband said that he used to try this but he never did succeed. But this gives me an idea that this will help us to get bigger discounts for some tour services, hotel, cruises and any other travel-related stuff. I wonder if they provide that, too, or just for product shopping. Thanks for sharing this, looks interesting for me.

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