I've done secret shopping here and there, and I still get a lot of job offers in my inbox every day.
You do have to be very organized, but you can get free meals, free car work, and not to mention a paycheck by doing secret shopping.
There is also a new app called EasyShift, and it is really fun to use. With EasyShift, you can select what job you have time for, and then do it right away. Some of the shifts involve taking a picture with your smart phone and some are just surveys you can fill out in the comfort of your own home.
But let's go back to secret shopping. It's best to have a Shoppers Binder full of ( not women!) all the different print outs and faqs for each company. It can get confusing keeping all of your "shopper stories" straight. But you won't be bringing this binder to work with you, it's just for reference in your home office.
That way, when you come back from your secret shop, you can get right down to work, filling out all of those forms you need for each job. Once you get in the hang of this, it will become easy.
Also, you need to think of your shopper identity. You may want to have a different version for each company you shop for. Each shop you go on will require you to act, and pretend to be interested in something that you may or may not be. I wouldn't recommend getting a wig or anything like that. It's not THAT kind of acting job.
Here is the Secret Shopper list again, for you to print out and get started secret shopping!
A&A Merchandising Ltd. - www.aamerch.com/
A Closer Look, Inc.- www.a-closer-look.com/
A & M Business Services - www.ambussvcs.com
A Step Above Service Evaluations - www.serviceevaluations.com/
A Top Shop - www.atopshop.com/
AboutFace – www.aboutfacecorp.com
Acra, Inc.- www.secretshopacra.com/
Ann Michaels & Associates, Ltd.- www.ishopforyou.com/
Associate Consumer Evaluations - www.acemysteryshopping.com/
Amusement Advantage - www.amusementadvantage.com/
Anonymous Insights - www.a-insights.com/
Anonymous Shoppers & Assessments of Pittsburgh - www.asapittsburgh.com/
Apartment Shoppe - www.apartmentmysteryshopper.
Ardent Services - www.ardentservices.com/
Assure Quality Systems - www.aqsshopper.com/
At Your Service Marketing - www.aysm.com/
Bare Associates International - www.baiservices.com/
Barry Leeds & Associates - www.barryleedsassoc.com/
Best Mark - www.bestmark.com/
Beyond Hello - www.beyondhello.com/
Beyond Marketing Group - www.beyondmarketinggroup.
Business Evaluation Services - www.mysteryshopperservices.
BMA Mystery Shopping Services - www.mystery-shopping.com/
Business Insights Group - www.businessinsights.com/
Byers Choice Inc - www.byerschoiceinc.com/
California Marketing Specialists - www.sassieshop.com/
Campus Consulting - www.shopaudits.com/
Capstone Research - www.capstoneresearch.com/
Certified Reports, Inc.- www.certifiedreports.
Check-Up Marketing - www.checkupmarketing.com/
Cirrus Marketing Consultanat - www.cirrusmktg.com/
CKA Group, Inc.- www.ckagroup.com/
Confero The Service Resources Group - www.conferoinc.com/
Consumer Critique, Inc - www.consumercritique.com/
Consumer Impressions - www.consumerimpressions.com/
Consumer Research Group - www.crg2000.com/
Corporate Research International - www.mysteryshops.com/
Count on Us - www.ucountonus.com/
Coyle Hospitality Group - www.qualityaudit.com/
Creative image --http://www.creativeimage.
Cross Financial Group - www.crossfinancial.com/
Customer 1st - www.consumer-1st.com/
Customer Perspectives - www.customerperspectives.
Customer Service Experts, Inc.- www.
Customer Service Perceptions - www.csperceptions.com/
CustomeriZe. Inc. - www.customerize.com
CV Marketing Research Inc.- www.cv-market.com/
Data Quest, Ltd.- www.dataquestonline.com/
Datatron - www.usd-datatron.com/
David Sparks & Associates - www.sparksresearch.com/
DSG Associates - www.dsgai.com/
Eyes R Us, Inc.- www.eyesrusinc.com/
Feedback Plus Inc. - www.feedbackplus.com/
Focus on Service - www.focusonservice.com/
Franchise Compliance, Inc - www.franchisecompliance.com/
Full Scope Mystery Shopping - www.
Global Compliance Services - www.gcsresearch.com/shops/
Goodwin and Associates Hospitality Services, LLC - www.goodwin-associates.com/
Grantham, Orilio & Associates - www.goashoppers.com/
Graymark Security Group - www.graymarksecurity.com/
Green & Associates - www.greenandassociates.com/
Greet America, Inc.- www.greetamerica.com/
Harris Teeter - www.sassieshop.com/
Hilli Dunlap Enterprises - www.dunlapenterprises.com/
Howard Services Service Sleuths - www.howardservices.com/
ICC / Decision Services - www.iccds.com
Imaginus - www.imaginusinc.com/
imyst - www.imyst.com/
Infinity Assurance Group - www.infinityag.com/
Informa Research Services - www.informars.com
Infotel - www.infotelinc.com/
Instant Reply - www.mysteryshopservices.com/
IntelliShop - www.intelli-shop.com/
J M Ridgway Company - www.jmridgway.com/
Jack's Mystery Guest - www.jacksguest.com/
Jancyn Evaluation Shops - www.jancyn.com/
JC & Associates - www.jcandassociates.com/
Ken-Rich Retail Group - www.ken-rich.com/
LeBlanc & Associates - www.mleblanc.com/
Locksley Group Ltd. - www.locksleygroupltd.com/
Maritz Research - www.virtuoso.maritzresearch.
Marketing Endeavors, LLC - www.marketingendeavors.biz
Marketing Systems Unlimited - msultd.com/
Mar's Surveys - www.marsresearch.com/
Market Viewpoint - www.marketviewpoint.com/
Mass Connections - massconnections.com/
Melinda Brody and Company - www.melindabrody.com/
Mercantile Systems and Surveys - www.mercsurveys.com/
Merchandise Concepts - www.merchandiseconcepts.com/
Muscle Marketing - email@example.com
Michelson & Associates - www.michelson.com/
Mosaic InfoForce - www.mosaic-infoforce.com/
Mystery Guest, Inc - www.mysteryguestinc.com/
Mystery Shoppers - www.mystery-shoppers.com/
Mystique Shopper - www.mystiqueshopper.com/
National Shopping Service Network, LLC - www.mysteryshopper.net/
Nationwide Services Group, Inc - www.nationwidesg.com/
Northwest Loss Prevention Consultants - www.nwlpc.com/
NOP World Mystery Shopping (RoperNOP) - www.cybershoppersonline.com/
Nsite Inc - www.nsiteinc.com
Orilio & Associates - www.sassieshop.com/2goa/
Pacific Research Group - www.pacificresearchgroup.
The Pat Henry Group - www.thepathenrygroup.com/
Perfect Performance - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Performance Edge - www.pedge.com/
Person to Person Quality - persontopersonquality.com/
Petro Truck Stops - www.petrotruckstops.com/
Premier Service Consulting - www.premierservice.ca/
Promotion Network, Inc. - www.promotionnetworkinc.com/
PROS Professional Review & Operational Shoppes, Inc. - www.proreview.com/
PulseBack - www.pulseback.com/
Quality Assessments Mystery Shoppers, Inc. - www.qams.com/
Quality Assurance Consulting - www.qacinc.com/
Quality Insurance Inspection Specialists - www.qsispecialists.com/
Quality Shopper - www.qualityshopper.org
QualityWorks Associates - www.qualityworks.com/
Quest for Best - www.questforbest.com/
Reality Check Mystery Shoppers - www.rcmysteryshopper.com/
Reflections - http://18.104.22.168/mri/
Rentrak Mystery Shopping - http://ms.rentrak.com/
Restaurant Cops LLC - www.restaurant-cops.com/
Restaurant Evaluators - www.restaurantevaluators.
Retail Eyes - www.retaileyes.com/2006/us/
Rickie Kruh Research and Marketing Group - www.rkrmg.com/
Ritter & Associates - www.ritterandassociates.com/
Rocky Mountain Merchandising - www.rockymm.com/
Reality Quality Assurance - www.rqa-inc.com/
Satisfaction Services - www.satisfactionservicesinc.
Second to None - www.second-to-none.com/
Secret Shopping Services - www.secretshoppingservices.
Sensors Quality Managements - www.sqm.ca/
Service Advantage International - www.servad.com/
Service Alliance - www.serviceallianceinc.com/
Service Check - www.servicecheck.com/
Service Evaluation Concepts - www.serviceevaluation.com/
Service Excellence Group - www.mysteryshopsplus.com/
Service Impressions - www.serviceimpressions.com/
Service Intelligence Secret Shop Net - www.secretshopnet.com/
Service Performance Group - www.spgweb.com/
ServiceProbe - www.pwgroup.com/sprobe/
The Service Quality Department - www.service-quality.com/
Service Research Corporation - serviceresearch.com/
ServiceSense - www.servicesense.com/
Service Sleuths by Howard Roberts - www.howardservices.com/
Service Solutions, Inc. - http://www.
ServiceTRAC - www.servicetrac.com/
SG Marketing - www.sgmarketing.com/
The Shadow Agency - www.theshadowagency.com
Shop’n Check Worldwide – www.shopncheck.com
Shoptalk Service Evaluations – www.shoptalkservice.com
Shoppers, Inc. - www.shopperjobs.com/
Shoppers Critique International – www.shopperscritique.com
Shoppers View – www.shoppersview.com
Sights on Service - www.secretshopper.com/
Sinclair Service Assessments - www.ssanet.com/
The Soloman Group - www.thesolomongroup.com/
Speedmark Information Services - www.speedmarkweb.com/
Spies in Disguise - spiesindisguise.com/
Superior Product Pickup Service – email@example.com
TNS Intersearch - www.intersearch.tnsofres.
TES/Rapid Chek - www.rapidchek.com/
Texas Shoppers Network - www.texasshoppersnetwork.
Trend Source - www.trendsource.com/
Video Eyes - www.videoeyes.net/
Wal-Mart – www.walmart.com/cservice/ca_
Zellman Group – www.zellmangroup.com