How to Make Money as a Mystery Shopper

Because there are literally hundreds of thousands of people registered in the mystery shopping agencies' databases and far fewer assignments, you need to stand out in order to get regular assignments. There are several ways to increase your odds of getting multiple assignments. Experienced mystery shoppers recommend that you:

Take the time to do your very best job filling out the service report after your assignment. Make sure the information is complete and answers exactly what was asked. Check for spelling and grammar accuracy. Sloppy reports are not likely to lead to future assignments.

Consider taking one of the courses offered by the Mystery Shoppers Providers Association to become certified. There are only 12,000 certified mystery shoppers, and agencies often look for certified shoppers. The courses will cost you money but may be worth it if you're serious about making mystery shopping a career.

Register with several agencies to increase your odds of getting more assignments.

Learn more practical tips and strategies from the experienced mystery shoppers on the MSPA's discussion forum.

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