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Become a Mystery Shopper for Extra Cash

How to Become a Mystery Shopper And Earn Up to $500 a month 

Did you imagine you can make money by doing the activities that you already do such as watching a movie at the movie theater, shopping at your favorite department store, or eating at your favorite restaurant? That would be amazing, right? 

Well, let me tell you, my friend, this is possible if you decide to become a Mystery Shopper.


What’s a Mystery Shopper?

A Mystery Shopper is a person who performs certain missions assigned by a particular marketing company. Among the missions assigned are customer service assessment as well as their products. The idea is to get honest evaluations from real clients.


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Who can become a Mystery Shopper?

Everyone! Especially people who do not mind leaving the house for a couple of hours, chatting with people as well as being objective in their assessments.  


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How to Become a Mystery Shopper?


mystery shopper smiling with shopper bags on one of her handsThere are many marketing companies where you can sign up to be part of the mystery shopper program.

Once you choose the companies where you want to sign up apply for their mystery shopper job. Follow the instructions to register and be accepted; It is easy. After being accepted, you will be notified by email. And that’s it! Then you will start receiving the mystery shopper missions that are available in your area. You can also see them directly in your Mystery shopper account.

After being accepted, you will be notified by email. And that’s it! Then you will start receiving the mystery shopper missions that are available in your area. You can also see them directly in your Mystery Shopper account where is explained in detail. For example, it will specify if you need to buy something during the mission, and the payment for performing the task.


But do not worry if you have to purchase a product during the mission because you will get your money back, and one more thing… You will keep the product too! Yeiii.


What if I do not like a mission?

No problem, you can always reject the task you do not like. You are free to decide on which missions you want to participate in, but if you are interested in any, you must apply for it fast because the offers are only for a certain number of mystery shoppers.


How much money can I make per task?

It will depend on the activity performed. As an example, you could earn $5.00 for visiting an ice cream store and assess the customer service.


But you could make $15.00 for visiting a grocery store, or up to $50.00 for making an appointment in a bank and do some questions pretending you are interested in opening an account. Just keep in mind that the missions with a higher payment require a little more work and time.


How do I get paid?

Every marketing company does it via check which is sent on a particular day of the month. 


Is the Mystery Shopper Program Just for the United States?

The answer is no; you can find some companies working outside of the United States too.

Below I am mentioning some famous marketing companies where you can apply to become a mystery shopper in the United States, as well as some that work out of the United States.


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Mystery Shoppes for the USA, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean

1. Secret Shopper

Secret Shopper is a very reliable marketing company who has been in the business for over 25 years. Once you apply for the program, they will ask you to pass an exam (Basic Certification Test) to be accepted. The exam is about rules and policies company.


Are you concerned about the exam? Oh please, no! It is very simple, Just make sure you read all the pages displayed on the screen when you are applying because the questions come from there.


2. BestMark

It is considered one of the first companies for mystery shopper jobs in the United States. They offer different kinds of services on their assignments such as audits, shopping, interviews, and others. Applying on BestMark is simpler compared to the secret buyer since you only need to fill out a form with your personal information to be accepted. Sing Up Now! 


However, once you choose your first assignment to perform, you will need to take the Basic Certification Test, which is easy. 


3. Market Force

Market Force is a young company since it was created in 2005 with offices in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, and Spain. The enrollment is pretty easy too. After being accepted, you will receive an ID number and a password to login to your account as a mystery shopper in 72 hours.


Mystery Shoppers for Mexico, Central, and South America

For my readers in Mexico, Central, and South America there is also the possibility of being a mystery shopper, here are two companies’ names.


1. T&A Consultores

The countries where they operate are Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. In the Caribbean: Aruba, Bahamas, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Trinidad & Tobago.


2. Shop´n check Mexico

This is another website for mystery shoppers, but as the name says, it only works in Mexico. 

Are you ready to become a Mystery Shopper?

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7 thoughts on “Become a Mystery Shopper for Extra Cash”

  1. I love this article!!! I definitively will check out the web sites with posible opportunities for me, yay!! Thank you for the Info ; )

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