10 Reasons to Become a Mystery Shopper Today!
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10 Reasons to Become a Mystery Shopper Today!

EPF November 22, 2014

Are you looking to earn some extra money in your part time?  Thinking about becoming a mystery shopper but not sure if you should take the plunge?

Mystery shopping has been around for many years and thousands of people use it as a way of boosting their income and buying themselves a few nice things from time to time!

With that said, it’s not for everyone, so here are 10 reasons that you should become a mystery shopper today:

  1. Earn money in your spare time – One of the biggest appeals of mystery shopping is that you are able to work flexibly, work around your own life schedule. If you already have another job, no problem! A lot of people who earn from mystery shopping already work full or part time, very few mystery shoppers actually do it as their full-time job.
  2. Control your income – There are a wide range of mystery shopping jobs available, you can put in as many hours as you like giving you control over your income. If you feel over time that you are able to put more hours into mystery shopping then you can easily do that.  Either take on more mystery shopping tasks, or join another mystery shopper agency, the flexibility is there!
  3. It’s relatively stress free – In comparison to a lot of other jobs, mystery shopping is relatively stress free, there aren’t particularly any targets to worry about which makes it quite an easy going job. There are usually regular jobs and mystery shoppers are always in demand at any time of the year, so you don’t have to worry too much about a lack of work.
  4. Good level of variety – While some mystery shopping jobs might require you to work within the same industry, others can vary from grocery to restaurants, travel, hospitality, retail and more.. The other bonus here is that mystery shopping companies look for a range of people with different skills and abilities. For example moms with young children, people who are into fashion or people who like to visit restaurants. You will certainly be working with and meeting lots of different people, and learn a whole lot about business along the way, so there’s never really a dull moment!
  5. Do what you already do, but get paid for it!– Mystery shopping can easily fit in with your own shopping or entertainment plans, you can even use the time to buy your weeks grocery shopping for example.. except you are being paid to be there!
  6. Keep a range of products (for free!) – Sometimes mystery shopping takes will require you to make a purchase, which you will usually be reimbursed for, in a lot of cases you will also get to keep that product too and likely earn some cash in addition. This is typically food & drink items or fast-food however can include hardware items and even tech products.
  7. Work independently, no boss permanently talking over you! – As a mystery shopper, you are essentially your own boss, you have reports to write after each store visit, but other than that there’s no one constantly telling you what to do, or how to do it.
  8. Help make a difference – As a mystery shopper you are helping to point out the good and bad points of a business, which others simply don’t notice. The information that you report as a mystery shopper can and does make a real difference to businesses on a daily basis.
  9. Something to add to your resume – Mystery shopping is quite a responsible job, although there are not many required skills, it does require someone who has a good attention to detail and a good ability at analysing situations. It’s certainly something positive for you to add to your resume for future employers to see, you can even mention all of the top name businesses that you have worked with!
  10. Take your children to work – For moms with young children, mystery shopping is the ideal setting to take your children to work with you! (So long as you can keep focused on the task at hand that is..).

Convinced yet?  Why not give it a try yourself and see… it could be your dream job and you might never look back.. It won’t cost you any money to get started, so you’ve lost very little if it doesn’t quite work out..

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