Do I need to have any experience to be a mystery shopper?
No you don’t need any experience at all. Our team will train you on how to follow a brief and conduct a mystery shop. You will be required to complete at least one test mystery shop before conducting assignments on behalf of our clients.
Can I do mystery shopping around my current job/lifestyle?
Yes you can. Being a mystery shopper is a perfect side hustle to substitute your main income or work around your lifestyle. Mainly retail and hospitality locations allow you to complete mystery shops during the evening and on the weekends.
Does it cost anything to become a mystery shopper?
It doesn’t cost anything at all to become a mystery shopper. A mystery shopping agency should not ask you for money to register as a mystery shopper with them. If you would like to conduct covert video mystery shopping, then yes there is a requirement to purchase equipment.
How do I get paid for being a mystery shopper?
This differs by agency. For any mystery shopping assignments you complete for My View Research, you will be paid an agreed fee per assignment. For all assignments completed within a calendar month, your fee payments will be processed anywhere between the 8th and 15th of the following calendar month.
What happens if a sales advisor confronts me about being a mystery shopper?
This happens very rarely. If a sales advisor thinks you are a mystery shopper, they will typically perform very well with the hope to get a perfect score for their mystery shop. On the odd occasion that a sales advisor asks if someone is a mystery shopper, we recommend pleading ignorance and asking, ‘What is a mystery shopper?’ This typically throws the sales advisor off and allows you to carry on with your enquiry.