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Getting started with Mystery shopping


While Mystery shopping can provide you with a good pay by just working from the comfort of your home, it can be quite challenging to make the start. If you have just opted mystery shopping as your career, you need to build it brick by brick. This blog will help you get started with it in the right direction.

What not to do?

Most of the new mystery shoppers start by applying to all mystery shopping websites they come across or can find using different keywords. That’s exactly what you shouldn’t do. Don’t blindly just apply to all the companies. It’s just like looking out for a real time job; apply only to the promising companies that have an organized layout.

How to choose your mystery shopping company?

  • The first thing that you need to look out for is how and by what bunch of people the company is being operated. Always look out for a professional and experienced company.
  • The one that values you. You are a significant part of the company. Even though you are working from home, you should be treated as an integral part of the team.
  • Lastly, but importantly, choose a company that is transparent with their payment channel. You are here to earn money and you shouldn’t be struggling to get your hard earned money.

Some other things to keep in mind:


  • Don’t follow everything that makes way to your inbox. Beware of unsolicited offers and ensure they aren’t spam.
  • You might get paid a little less if you are just starting. But don’t take it with less heart. It’s how you do in the beginning that decides your future shops and pays so make sure you are giving your best. The first few projects are very important for someone who has just started with mystery shopping.


So, that’s just a few things but really important to make your way out down the road. Once you have proved yourself to be a potent mystery shopper, you can make a lot of money out of it. But as in other career options, the beginning is crucial here too!

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