Do you get as many mystery shopper jobs as you would like? If you are a new shopper, or have not completed a lot of assignments in the past, you may wonder how you can get more shop opportunities and make more money. Here is a simple idea you can try to quickly start getting more mystery shops.
When you see an available mystery shop in your area, apply for it. Apply for more jobs and you will get more jobs. That doesn’t mean that you should take any assignment, no matter how low the pay or how far you have to drive. It just means that you should expand your idea of what an acceptable shop is, at least if you want to do more mystery shops.
If a scheduler calls or emails to ask you to do an emergency shop, say yes. They may be in a bind because another shopper flaked and need to get it done right away. If you can say yes, you not only get the assignment, you solve a problem for the scheduler. That gets remembered. When the shop isn’t a good fit because of distance or pay, see if you can work something out. The scheduler may be able to provide a bonus or offer additional shops to reward you for helping her out in an emergency.
One way to get more assignments is to be known by more mystery shopping companies as a good shopper, a go-to shopper. The best way to do that is to do at least a few assignments for as many companies as you can. And do a GREAT job. That builds your reputation as a good shopper and it also helps you to build relationships with schedulers who will want to work with you again.
Try some types of shops you don’t usually do. Maybe you have never tried a bank shop, apartment shop, or other shops because you thought they would be too hard or they just didn’t seem interesting to you. Try one, and you might be surprised. After doing one you may decide that you were right and they are not for you. Or, you might find that you have opened up a new world of opportunities.
When you say no you shut the door to new opportunities. When you say yes, you open the door wide!