Want to go to a store and get paid? If that’s what you want, then mystery shopping is the answer. To become a mystery shopper, you’ll need to sign up with a mystery shopping company.
The work typically involves following a specific set of instructions, in order to evaluate customer service, and then filling out a form and/or writing a short narrative outlining your experience.
The following is a list of five companies that pay people to complete mystery shopping assignments.
If you want the most shopping opportunities, the best thing you can do is to sign up for a lot of companies. The more companies you sign up for, the more opportunities you’ll have.
Albatross CX is a mystery shopping company that works with a wide variety of brands, and has been known to offer assignments in the U.S., Australia, and Canada. You can sign up for them here.
Kinesis is a mystery shopping company with a decent reputation on the forum. If you want to work with them, you’ll need to find their assignments thorugh Kern Scheduling Services, a large scheduling company. You can sign up for Kern here.
Regal Hospitality Group offer the chance to mystery shop hotels, which can be a lot of work. They also take 90 days to reimburse payments. However, shoppers generally report good experiences working with them. You can join them here.
Compliance Solutions Worldwide is a mystery shopping company with a good reputation. They’re known to “pay promptly.” You can register to shop for them here.
Confero is an established mystery shopping company with a good reputation, and many assignments available, though some shoppers have reported delayed or slow payments. It apparently takes 45 days to get paid by them. Be sure to keep accurate records of what you’re owed. You can sign up for them here.