Mystery Shopping: A Way Working Students Can Earn Extra Money

Many students work while attending college  to help pay their way through school.  Some  resort to service-oriented jobs such as waitressing, working at a fast food restaurant, or being a cashier at a grocery store because it’s an easy way to make money while maintaining a flexible schedule.    The problem with these types of jobs is that they are taxing and can actually rob you of the energy you need to study, which is your main priority.

Most of us have gone through this scenario, but the difference between now and then is that now there are better job solutions with more benefits and reasonable money that do not take all of your energy.  Mystery shopping is that type of job, and it enables students to earn money while focusing on their primary goal of doing well in school.

So, what are some of the benefits that mystery shopping offers to students?

  • Monetary Gain – Of course, any job will produce some sort of income, but the difference with mystery shopping is that it allows you to maximize your earnings.  If there is a period during the semester, for example, where you find your school work load is lighter, you can take advantage of that and do more mystery shopping assignments than usual.  The more assignments you take on, the more money you earn.  Plus, there are companies that offer better pay for especially comprehensive and excellent reports.
  • Flexible Schedule – It is hard to balance two important things at once, which is why working students usually find it difficult to juggle work and school.  They often find themselves too tired to study or, conversely, they may need to take a day off from work because they have to study.  Mystery shopping does not require a fixed work schedule , and that flexibility of time is very advantageous to students. Working students can select the time they want to work without compromising their studies.
  • Freebies – Students need to save money, but it can be very difficult due to all of the expenses and fees associated with school.  Mystery shopping assignments give working students a chance to bring home freebies from their shopping tasks because companies normally reimburse mystery shoppers for the items they purchase while on assignment.
  • Lots of Fun! –  All work and no play is not an effective strategy for success, and students need to be able to enjoy themselves in the midst of their hard work.  With mystery shopping you get paid to shop and check out new products on the market – what could be more fun than that?

Angela Megasko

President and CEO
Market Viewpoint, LLC
995 Fairview Road, Suite 202
Glenmoore, PA 19343
610.942.7030 ph


About Market Viewpoint

Market Viewpoint offers comprehensive mystery shopping services, complete customer service audits, employee and customer surveys, customer focused marketing strategies, and customer service training to help you improve your customer service and outshine your competition.
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