How to Become a Mystery Shopper
Fancy getting paid to shop in your favourite store? You may think this isn’t even possible. However, it is. In the form of mystery shopping. Mystery shopping is a flexible way to earn money around your existing commitments. Whether you work, are studying or are retired. And is a great way to grab some freebies too! The downside of mystery shopping is that it can be competitive. It is estimated that around 500,000 people here in the UK are registered with mystery shopping companies. However, because many big chains use mystery shoppers, there’s never a shortage of jobs. Do you want to know how to become a mystery shopper? Take a look at our brief guide to take your first steps towards mystery shopping for your favourite retailer.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO BECOME A MYSTERY SHOPPER?
Applying for mystery shopping opportunities tends to follow a similar route for most companies. Follow these steps to find your first mystery shopping opportunity and become a mystery shopper.
Step 1. Use a search engine to search for mystery shopping companies. Note that companies who are a member of the mystery shoppers providers association are professional and accredited in mystery shopping.
Step 2. Access the mystery shopping companies website and navigate to the application for a mystery shopper.
Step 3. You will need to complete the form. Typically, this includes your personal details but may also ask you about things like your home, family or hobbies. This is so that you can be matched to the best opportunities suited to you.
Step 4. Most mystery shopping companies will ask you to complete some kind of test. A popular one is for spelling and grammar so the company can see that your reports will be concise and easy to read.