Becoming a mystery shopper is a piece of cake. If you are a man approaching fifty (or anyone else for that matter) the you can look into it now. Mystery shopper companies are looking for people to help them out all the time. It’s a good way to make some money and grab some free stuff at the same time.
I’m not sure it pays enough to replace your full time job but can supplement what you already do. You can take the kids out, go for a coffee – even grab a pint with someone else footing the bill. Let’s take a look at what being a mystery shopper is all about.
Retailers, restaurants and bars want to give great service. They recruit people and train them. And the expectation is they follow these high standards. But that isn’t always the case. Measuring service is not always easy. That’s where the mystery shopper steps in. They attend a venue, ask specific questions, make specific purchases and measure the results. It’s that simple!
Mystery shopping is all about follow the guidelines and then reporting back what you find. In a pub, for example, you might have to order a certain drink and food from a specified list. You see how long it takes to be served at the bar. You measure how long the food took to come to your table. Then you assess the quality of the food. You complete a questionnaire about the experience. You get your money back for what you’ve spent and then a little on top for your time and effort. Nice.
Being A Mystery Shopper
If you are interested then there are some great resources out there. Mystery Shopping Tips is a great site filled with all you would ever need to know about mystery shopping. Whether you are new to mystery shopping or have been doing it for a while, there are loads of resources there.
And if you are new to all this, Market Force are a great company to start with. They pay well, look after you and have a good choice of assignments. Becoming a mystery shopper is a good way to grab some free stuff. We all want some of that in life, don’t we? Check it out now.