Free Mystery Shopper Job Opportunities at Jobslinger

John Hsu, SurfMerchantsWould you like to be able to search job postings from hundreds of mystery shopping companies, all in one place? For free?

There is no reason to pay for access to mystery shopper job listings, and that is the idea behind Jobslinger is sponsored and maintained by SurfMerchants, the folks who bring you SASSIE. John Hsu of SurfMerchants (pictured here) is the diabolical genius behind Jobslinger, and partners in Jobslinger include the Mystery Shopping Providers Association (MSPA), Volition, SASSIE and Demozilla. John and his team gave a presentation demonstrating the awesome power of this new mystery shopper job board at the MSPA Shopper Educational Conference last month. Here is what you need to know about putting Jobslinger to work for you.

The first step is to set up an account (for free, of course). Then you can start searching for mystery shops.

One of the features I like a lot is MyTarget. It allows me to specify what kinds of assignments I want: location, class (mystery shops, demos, exit interviews, etc.), category (banks, casual dining, etc.), and even a minimum pay rate, as well as other options. Now, when I log in, all I have to do is click on MyTarget and I am instantly shown all of the current postings matching the criteria I have selected. How cool is that?

Of course, you can also perform searches through the Quick Job Search (just plug in a zip code) or Advanced Search, where you can specify several criteria for the search.

Assignments are gathered from job boards at MSPA, Voltion, Demozilla and SASSIE, so there are lots of great jobs available. And, unlike some job boards, the jobs are fresh and unfilled. That is because all of the listings on Jobslinger are authorized by the schedulers who will assign the jobs. Some of the job boards out there (we won’t name names here) “scrape” listings off mystery shopping sites without permission. Bad karma for them, and wasted time for you, as the listings are usually not kept current.

In doing a search today, I found some interesting assignments offered by companies for which I had not registered. That inspired me to sign up with those companies. Not only will I be eligible for the jobs they currently have posted, being in their data bases means that I will receive notices of future shops. And I already know they have assignments in my area.

For those of you who do routes (where you set up a batch of shops to be completed in one trip), or if you like to do shops while you are traveling, Jobslinger makes it easy to locate shops in places outside of the small area right around where you live. Just plug in the zip codes or cities where you want to find assignments.

Give Jobslinger a try and see how it can help you get more mystery shopping jobs.

Cathy Stucker is the author of The Mystery Shopper’s Manual.


  1. crawdaddydoo92 says

    This is an excellent resource. They always have jobs even in the middle or at the end of the month. they even post shops that I don’t see on most mystery shopping sites, ie cigarette shops that you have to be 18-24 to complete.

  2. says

    I was very impressed with this article and I’ll definitely sign up. I prefer jobs where you get a free meal or product so that is what I’ll be looking for.

    Thank you Cathy for this great tip.

  3. says is awesome! What a refreshing way to search for shops. It is very easy to navigate around their site and you can find all the information you are looking for quickly. GREAT resource!!

  4. ak225 says

    Great article. I have signed up for and agree that it’s a great database. I didn’t think about the shops when traveling that’s a really good idea. And a great excuse to take the laptop with me. Thanks!!

    • says

      You can find companies that have assignments in Portugal by going to the MSPA-Europe site and searching member companies for those that serve Portugal. The search box is at the bottom of the home page. Just select Portugal under Countries Served and run the search.

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