I recently posted on Facebook about Secret Shopping. Tim and I occasionally secret shop, but not because it is awesome money, although I guess it could be. I used to shop about everything I could, but decided it wasn’t worth my time to do a shop, then spend 30 – 45 minutes filling our a report for $10. I have done three shops in a row the same day, which helps justify the time.
We still shop, but only for stores we are really like. We tend to shop restaurants because we can enjoy a night out and the meal is for the most part, free.
1. You must be good at writing and articulating everything about the shop. Details are everything!
2. Your meal can be free, however you won’t get reimbursement for up to 30 days! So, you must have the money to pay upfront.
3. Many restaurants you will have to have an alcoholic beverage at the bar, before your meal. I know, some of you are thinking, is that a problem? For me, it is the only time I have a drink all year. However, you have to do what you have to do to get the job done!
4. The reports can be time consuming!
The company that I shop for most is http://www.a-closer-look.com
I wanted to compile a list of all the legitimate companies and how to shop, but I found a site that has everything!
I don’t know this person, nor do I make any money. I just found her site, researched it, and found that everything I wanted to say is there. I don’t know anything about her manual, but the site has a lot of good information.