Mystery shopping is a great way to bring in additional income, receive free products, and get your meals paid for! I have been working as a secret shopper for over two years and absolutely love it! I enjoy the flexibility that it offers. You are able to work once a month or every day. Here are the most frequently asked questions about mystery shopping…
How much do you make mystery shopping?
Each job pays on average $7 – $40. There are some restaurant shops that will only reimburse you for your food and there are other shops that will pay a higher commission rate. The highest I have received for one shop was $75, but that is rare.
Is mystery shopping a scam?
No. Mystery Shopping is a legitimate way to bring in additional income. You are hired as an independent contractor which means you are responsible for your own taxes, expenses, and you are self-employed. There are mystery shop scams out there, but it is easy to avoid them if you stick to the companies listed on the Mystery Shopping Providers Association (MSPA) website. If a company ever tells you to deposit a larger amount of money into a bank, it is a scam.
What are the best mystery shopping companies?
It depends on the city you live in. I suggest signing up with multiple companies and you will slowly learn who pays the most and who has the most jobs in your area.