You’ve done your research and decided you are ready to give mystery shopping a try. Taking a bit of time at the start to sign up with multiple mystery shopping companies will make it easier to discover shops you want to apply for going forward.
MysteryShop.org and IASEMysteryShop.com are great resources for mystery shoppers – and a great place to start. Peruse the mystery shopping company listings and apply to those that interest you. In addition to the application, many will ask for a short narrative, usually about a previous shopping experience. Prepare a general paragraph that you can copy/paste into any site that asks for it. Revise and customize as necessary based on each company’s requirements.
As a mystery shopper and independent contractor, you are the CEO of your mystery shopping business. View this business as something more than a hobby or something you do “every once in a while” to maximize your success, your profits, and to reap the rewards of your new endeavor.