Imagine being paid to shop and try out new restaurants in your local area. Who wouldn’t want that? It’s called “Mystery Shopping” They will pay for the products you buy and on top of that, you will get money per hour or per business that you evaluate.
What is mystery shopping?
Mystery shopping is a technique that businesses use to measure the quality of customer service. Businesses hire people to act as customers, and they evaluate the employees based on their interactions with mystery shoppers.
So what you will do is go to businesses and try out their service and write up a quick review.
How Much Do Mystery Shoppers Make?
According to Indeed.com, On average Mystery shoppers make an average of $30 per hour. What we have also seen is that many of these mystery shopping companies also pay a fixed commission ranging from $50 to as much as $500 depending on the task.
Some tasks require you to simply visit a business and try out their service. Others, require you to make phone calls, buy the item, return it, go through their customer service, the entire process and you will write a quick review or answer questions about your experience.
Sites To Become Mystery Shopper
- Second to None
- Become a mystery shopper with BestMark
- A Closer Look
- Become a Mystery Shopper | Secret Shopper
- RBG Mystery Shopping
- Market Force
- Mystery Shop Forum
- ABa – Mystery Shopping
- GBW Mystery Shopping Jobs
Is being a mystery shopper a legit job?
Yes, mystery shopping is a legitimate way to earn money. Just make sure that you do some research on the company that’s asking you to spend money. Finally, always use a credit card to make purchases, just in case you need to file a chargeback because you do not get reimbursed.
Do Mystery Shoppers use their own money?
It depends, some may ask you to use your own money but there are others who will give you a gift card with funds loaded that you can use ONLY that that store.