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What You Need to Know About Mystery Shopping

Mystery shopping is a job where you have to pretend to be a customer. The mystery shopping company you are shopping for will give specific tasks in which you have to complete on a given day or time. These tasks have different a variety of different requirements.

Mystery shopping is not a permanent, full time job. You can, however, make a full time income if you stay organized. The task given to mystery shoppers depends on the needs of clients. To become a mystery shopper, you should apply online.

Anyone can have a mystery shopping job but they have to meet the requirements of the job. Not everyone is 25 years old or 40 years old, not everyone can drive a BMW or has BMW, not everyone is 18-23, etc. However, there are different types of tasks you can have or will be assigned to you once you’re a mystery shopper.

Typically, mystery shoppers should have a good memory, good observational skills, writing skills and should never go over a deadline. Time, like any other jobs, is important in mystery shopping. If you complete a shop or turn in a report late, you might not get paid for it. That is a complete waste of your time. I, myself, have never done a shop that I haven’t been paid for but I have heard of other people who have.

Once you get assigned a shop as a mystery shopper, payment is issued after the task is done after you do the report. The employer will ask a report from you upon completion of the task. The report will be based on your experience as a customer in that certain establishment. As long as you can provide facts and a truthful report from your experience, you deserve the right to be paid. It is not a difficult job to do. As long as you do what is required, you will recieve your payment and likely have a great time doing so!

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  • mistee dawn 02/11/2012, 3:47 pm

    Know of any good online sites to apply to be a mystery shopper?

  • Pays2Save.com 02/17/2012, 10:04 pm

    Wish I had time to do this. It would be fun!

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