New Shoppers

The Dos and Don’ts of Mystery Shopping

February 18, 2016

Most mystery shoppers were not born as mystery shoppers. It took them  practice and perseverance to get it right, so it was smooth and professional. We often wish someone would have “told us” what to DO and what NOT to DO when we first started out. But we learned the hard way. Hopefully what we…

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9 Surprising Things I Learned as a New Mystery Shopper

November 24, 2015

I started mystery shopping two weeks ago after reading an article about it. I have a day job and am just looking for a bit of side income and a way to pay for lifestyle things so I can take that line out of the household budget. When starting something new, I tend to obsess…

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A Basic Mystery Shopping Business Plan

June 22, 2015

Written by LIJake Having retired from my 30+ years as an independent manufacturer’s representative, I was seeking an alternate source of income and a way to keep physically and mentally fit. After exploring several options my research led to mystery shopping and I decided to go in that direction. Since then, I have set specific…

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Five Mystery Shopping Companies for Beginners.

January 19, 2015

(Foreword: Patricia has invited her cousin Alice, who is visiting, as guest on a restaurant mystery shop. They are leaving the parking lot after the shop.) “Did you enjoy the meal?” asks Patricia as she drives out of the parking lot. “It was awesome,” says Alice. “Especially because it was free. Thank you for inviting…

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Confessions of A First Year Shopper

January 19, 2015

Mystery shopping for me was great from the beginning. Football season is a big deal in our household and the Papa John’s pizza shops fit it well. For Saturdays, when I was out and about, there was always an MSC begging for a Sonic shopper. That was a year ago. Last month I shopped the…

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The 5 Best Assignments for New Mystery Shoppers

December 15, 2014

Disclaimer: These suggestions are solely the opinion of the author. As widely documented on Mystery Shop Forum, one shopper’s “best” shops are another shopper’s “worst” shops. In addition, many more shops could have been mentioned, but due to space limitations, only five examples were cited. Welcome to the World of Mystery Shopping, New Shopper! Although…

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