Would you like to learn how to become a secret shopper, also known as a mystery shopper?
Mystery shopping is a great way to make part-time, even full-time income, and to get many free perks as well. Mystery shopping is becoming increasingly popular and is now available in over 80 countries.
Despite the terms used, there really is no “mystery” to being a secret shopper. Restaurants, retail outlets, shopping malls, super markets and tour agencies all want to improve customer service. They need an unbiased look at how their business is run.
One of the best ways for companies to learn how their customer really feels about their service is to employ secret shoppers, or mystery shoppers, to evaluate customer experience without any employees being in the know. When an “undercover” shopper enters the establishment he or she may then evaluate the service received without getting any special treatment, as would be the case if employees knew they were being evaluated.
It is easy to learn how to become a mystery shopper. In most cases, no special qualifications are required. The secret shopper just needs to act like any regular customer during an assignment. Once it is completed he or she will then fill out a simple questionnaire provided by the mystery shopping company and return it to them.
You can apply to become a mystery shopper online. Just do an internet search for terms like “mystery shopper,” mystery shopper jobs,” or “mystery shopping.” From the results, you should build an employment list and submit your application to each company that appeals to you.
Once accepted into the program, the mystery shopping companies will give you assignments with specific instructions on what you need to do. You’ll get paid for each assignment, and some will even let you keep whatever it is you have purchased. This might be dinner for two, merchandise from a shopping mall, or even a free tour!
Warning! Never pay to sign up for a mystery shopping service. Those that charge a recruitment fee are scammers. Avoid them!