Being a mystery shopper can be a great way to make some extra money, but it's not likely to be a full-time job. It's important to understand the requirements of the job and the payment process before you get started. You should also research companies to make sure they are legitimate and understand what type of mystery shopping experiences they offer. Mystery shoppers are hired by companies to observe and report on their customer service, product quality, and other aspects of their business.
They may be asked to purchase items and then report on their experience, or they may be reimbursed for their expenses or allowed to keep the item they purchased. Mystery shoppers can work in a variety of industries, including fitness, food service, household items, insurance, real estate, shopping malls, sports teams & locations, transportation companies, and more. It's important to note that some mystery shopping jobs require the purchase of age-restricted products such as alcohol or tobacco, so you must be at least 21 years old to qualify for those jobs. Mystery shoppers also get discounts and coupons for savings and gifts.
I've been doing mystery shopping for years and have received free food and clothes as well as being paid for my time. BestMark is one of the largest mystery shopping companies and offers a wide variety of jobs with different payment options. When you take on a job, you are expected to act like a normal customer so as not to arouse suspicion that you are a mystery shopper. Once you complete the tasks, it can take up to a month or longer to get paid.