If you like to stay at home with your kids, mystery shopping is an excellent way to earn some extra money, shop, get free merchandise and get paid for dining out. You can pick and choose what assignments you want, bring your kids with you on assignments and work full or part time.
In today's competitive business world there is a high demand for Mystery Shoppers to go on free shopping sprees in their stores. Thousands of retail stores, hotels, restaurants, theaters and others rely on mystery shoppers to give them a realistic feedback on their customer service, the quality of their product and how clean their store is. Mystery shopping is one of the most effective ways for retail and service companies to monitor how they are doing.
As a mystery shopper you will visit these stores and businesses posing as an ordinary customer, without the employees or managers having a clue that your are a "shopper". However, you will secretly evaluate things like customer service, store cleanliness, product quality and other particulars.
After you "shop" a business, you fill out a simple "shoppers report" describing your shopping experience. Then submit it on-line or send it in by e-mail, fax, or postal mail. After you submit your report you will receive a check in the mail for completing the assignment. You will be paid after each assignment.
As a mystery shopper you can get free merchandise! You get to keep anything you buy and they pay for it! Imagine getting paid to buy CDs, DVDs, shoes, clothing or anything you fancy!
Companies who want you as a Mystery Shopper will supply you with everything you need. And they will get in touch with you when an assignment in your area becomes available directly by e-mail.
If you are hesitant to start you can get help from a number of websites and books. This way you will save many hours of research and avoid costly mistakes. You will find all the information you need to break into mystery shopping.
What makes Mystery Shopping the ideal job for a stay-at-home mom is that you choose how much or how little you work. You are your own boss and can set your own hours. You can earn extra money without making any compromise and it is fun and easy, plus you get free stuff!
If you believe you deserve to have the career of your dreams and be a full time mother as well, you should become a mystery shopper.
About the Author
Joseph operates an online resource providing mystery shoppers an avenue to locate more companies to hire them for mystery shopping tasks.