Most mystery shoppers do not think of themselves as business owners, but that is exactly what we are. As business owners, we are responsible for our profitability. Don’t like the shops you are doing, the people you are working with or the amount of money you are making? It is up to you to change those things.
Start by having a business plan. That’s right, a business plan. No, you don’t have to have a binder full of spreadsheets, charts and graphs. All you really need is about a page that describes your vision for your mystery shopping business.
- What types of shops do you want to do?
- Will you take on other types of work, such as audits or surveys?
- How much money do you want or need to earn?
- Where will you work?
- How many days or hours will you work in a typical week?