If you've asked yourself this very same question - How Do I Become A Secret Shopper? - you will be pleased to know that I have the answer for you.
Secret shopping, aka mystery shopping, is a type of market research designed for businesses to improve their operations. The company is able to implement changes to compete within their niche market, or continue doing what is working, by engaging in customer feedback. As a Secret Shopper, you are the eyes and ears of a 'customer' that provides this valuable insight to them.
The reward for you is you get to earn extra income doing something you have to do, or enjoy doing, already. Best of all, doing work as a Secret Shopper, provides for a flexible, work-at-home schedule. As a Mystery Shopper, you only take the assignments that appeal to you, and if you need a week, month, or even a year off, it's okay. As long as you do good work, there will always be companies that need your opinion.
All kinds of businesses get mystery-shopped - Apartment buildings, restaurants, banks, retail stores, movie theaters, self-storage facilities, cell phone retailers, daycare centers, car rental companies, postal services, grocery stores, golf ranges, hotels, amusement parks, websites, online retailers, health care providers, and more!
Meet Bethany Mooradian. She has been Mystery Shopping since 1999 and has worked as a Secret Shopper, Scheduler, Editor, Mystery Shopping Company Owner, and she teaches classes on how to find legitimate work-from-home jobs and avoid scams through her business, Queen of the Random Job.
With her wealth of experience in the field of secret shopping, she produced a great book and interactive training program that just came out in January. This guide will answer all the thoughts you have about 'How do I become a Secret Shopper?'.
Not only will you be provided with a list of over 170 legitimate mystery shopping companies and resources, you will also gain information on what companies expect, how to keep track of your business, tools of the trade, the different types of mystery shops, writing reports, sample forms, breaking the myths, what to do if you get caught, what to do when shops go horribly wrong, how to start your own Mystery Shopping company, scams to avoid, and other types of market research.
Check out what Barbara, who completed the Mystery Shopping Training Program, had to say:
"This is an outstanding training program. I had an interest in Mystery Shopping, but trying to get the facts, especially since I lived in a state that had different requirements than other states, was impossible. Lots of myths out there about this type of work. Bethany nailed it with simple, easy to understand information--and above all factual. The material is easy to understand, quick to absorb, full of valuable insights that are not available anywhere else. Get the Program--and you will be working in a few days. Thank you Bethany--no one else has been able to deliver like you have. I am highly recommending this program to anyone that is interested in really working as a Mystery Shopper. You can't find a better program."
If you've decided for yourself that now is the best time to branch out and successfully get into mystery shopping then Bethany's training program is for you. Or if you've tried, unsuccessfully, to get paid to shop and dine, this training program will show you the right way to go about things.
It will provide you with companies looking for Secret shoppers, enhance your application forms, give you insight on how to do the secret shops, what to put in your written reports, and how to ensure that you get call backs to do more shops!
After all, you don't want to go shopping once, you want it to be a job! :)
4/29/2012 03:38:50 am
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Welcome to my blog on the information and advice you need to know to get started as a Secret Shopper! I love this work and would like to share my experience with you. :)