How To Start Secret Shopping

In the begining it was free.....



The links on this site are for Real Secret Shopping Companies. They will not ask for any money to sign-up. If you find any that do charge please let me know so I may remove them from the list.

Most websites will charge you money for this infomation.... I am handing it out for free. All I ask in return is that you click on the advertiser links, you don't need to sign-up for anything... just visit them.

Thanks and happy shopping.

I have also added a link to my paid survey site. These companies actually pay. No scams. Some are paypal, some are cash.


What is Secret Shopping??

A mystery shopper is like an undercover agent. You might accept assignments for restaurants, grocery stores, automobile dealers, retail stores, or amusement parks. Just about any type of business you can think of could benefit from the services of a mystery shopper.

You receive a specific assignment for your shop. For example, you may be asked to describe the parking facilities, cleanliness, friendliness of staff, and your wait time at a restaurant.

You must always work undetected. The staff should not suspect that you are an evaluator or they would treat you differently. Your job is not to spy on employees, or try to find things wrong or right. Your job is simply to follow the script that comes with your assignment and provide an impartial evaluation.

You are the link that keeps the Corporate Headquarters informed and they need you to maintain yourself in a professional manner. For a business to be successful, they must maintain customer satisfaction. They can better please the customer if they understand how the customer is being treated and if their product is being sold as they intended.

You will have the benefit of working around your schedule, which can be beneficial for a housewife, mother or part time worker. Some places may want you to go to their establishment only during certain hours, i.e. happy hour, early bird specials, moonlight madness sales, etc. You may be able to request certain hours of the day that are best for you, such as early mornings for mom’s with small children in preschool or late afternoons-early evenings for those who already hold down a part time job.


Getting Started

You will want to set-up a dedicated email just for shopping. I have mine with yahoo.

Once you have done that.... start clicking and start applying.

P.S. Some companies will ask you for a good or bad shopping experience... it is best to have already written this in a none rushed setting. This way you can proofread before you send. Save to a word doc or notepad so you can just copy and paste.

Well that just about does it, if you have any questions... please just post in comments or email me.

Good Luck and Happy Shopping.

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