It is possible to become a Mystery Shopper for free. After all, like any other job, you should not be paying someone to hire you. This practice is often illegal. Unlike many other jobs, however, you don't see ads seeking out Mystery Shoppers. How ironic then that finding out how to get started in mystery shopping is, well, a mystery.
Discovering how to get work as a Mystery Shopper, otherwise known as secret shopping, is about doing your research. If that word brings on thoughts of endless time and energy spent looking for work, as opposed to doing the work, then you're right.
The trick to looking for mystery shopping work is to tap into the right sources of information, advice, and tips. Because you happened to stumble upon this site thoroughly dedicated to starting out in mystery shopping, then the research battle is half way over. Really.
You will become a Mystery Shopper for free, because legitimate mystery shopping companies won't charge you a dime for your services. If anybody asks you for money in exchange for doing a job, then you're right to worry.
However, do not mix up paying someone for a job, and paying a researcher for their time and energy. You can get caught up spending hours and hours on the Internet browsing and gathering up bits and pieces of free information here and there. But just think..you could have shopped as a Mystery Shopper during that time!
It's up to you if you want to drain yourself obtaining information from various websites, and exhaust yourself in the process of determining if this information is indeed legitimate. But like yourself, I know that there is an easier way. And just like when looking for any job in the world of work, it's often not what you know, but who you know.
But in this case, you know me now, and I will give you what you need to know to become a Mystery Shopper. I'll connect you with other Mystery Shoppers who have done tons of mystery shopping work, and continue to do so. They are the best in their league, and have done the research for you.
With this said, if you are excited to become a Mystery Shopper for free, I recommend the following resources:
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