Often we have heard shoppers tell us that they don’t want to let their friends and family know what they do for fear of having to “share” the jobs in the same territory or region with them.
We don’t think this is a wise business decision.
Think of retailers in your area. I bet you have a Lowe’s and Home Depot fairly close to one another in your town, or a McDonald’s and Burger King within a mile or two of the other.
Why do these major corporations build right next to their competitors? Because they know that if someone goes into their competitor’s location, there is a very good chance they will also stop at their store – or better yet, choose them instead. Everyone benefits when they share a similar geographical territory.
Mystery shopping is not retail, we know – but the comparison is in the logic of why these firms do what they do.
If you tell others that you are a mystery shopper, they will likely begin to look at different opportunities to become a shopper. No matter how long you’ve been at this, or how well rated you are as a mystery shopper, there are shops you can’t repeat, and there are MSPs (Mystery Shopping Providers) for whom you’ve never worked.
So share the wealth!
Tell friends and family who you work for and why. Tell them the types of shops you are able to get, which you enjoy the most, and those you can only do on a rotational basis. Then, once they start shopping, ask them what companies and assignments they have discovered.
Everyone will grow and earn more money, Tiny Tim included!
Let’s make everyone an unstoppable success in 2015!