This all brings us to mystery shopping. Did you know that mystery shoppers can get paid to shop and dine out, and they get reimbursed for purchasing many of these everyday items that they’d likely buy anyhow? There are even assignments where you’re able to bring your kids along, such as dining at a fast-food restaurant.
Unfortunately, mystery shopping sometimes gets a bad rap because it’s used as a cover for scams, but I’d like to share a legitimate mystery shopping company with you – Market Force Information. Market Force Information is the world’s largest mystery shopping company, and they’re currently looking to recruit more mystery shoppers across Canada and the United States. This company has been around for years, has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and is one of the Mystery Shopping Provider Association's most reputable members.
Market Force Information needs more mystery shoppers to help evaluate businesses such as restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations, clothing retailers, banks, hotels and movie theaters. As part of the mystery shopping assignment, you’re asked to report back on elements such as service, food quality, timeliness and cleanliness. Establishments use that feedback to understand what’s happening in their stores and make improvements.
One of the best parts about mystery shopping – especially for those trying to stretch their incomes – is getting reimbursed for the meals, goods or services that are purchased as part of the shopping assignments. Most assignments also pay a modest fee. Plus, it can be a lot of fun and you get the gratification of making a difference in your community.
Flexibility is another key job advantage. Mystery shoppers are independent contractors, so they can handpick their own assignments, making it an ideal job for stay-at-home parents, retirees, college students or part-time workers. Those who schedule themselves for multiple assignments per day or week and savvier shoppers who do higher-paying assignments can increase their earning potential.
The qualifications for mystery shopping through Market Force Information are fairly minimal – you just need to be at least 18 years old and have a minimum of a high school education. It also helps to have excellent observational skills and an attention to detail.
If you’re ready to get started as a mystery shopper, you can sign up today at https://www.applymarketforce.com/?Source=175. You can also follow Market Force Information on Facebook or on Twitter, and I just learned that the first 5,000 people to follow them on Twitter will be entered to win an Amazon gift card.