You are already shopping, so why not get paid for it? All you need to do is to sign up for an account through a mystery shopper agency and start choosing your assignments. Get the details on how to become a secret or mystery shopper here.
Is your area covered?
Enter 'get paid to shop' or 'mystery shopping' into Google search engine and check out the results returned. Surf over to the first few sites and immediately check if applicants from your area are accepted. There is no point in wasting time on a site if it does not get past this important point. The FAQ The FAQ (frequently asked questions) usually answers this. If this site does not accept, simply move on to the next one. You will find one that does. A mystery shopping site like Gapbusters covers worldwide, but not all, and some areas have less assignments than others.
Choosing your assignments
Signing up for an account is free. If it is not, it is probably not what you expect it to be so read closely. Fill in your profile as completely as possible in order to qualify. If you are logged in, you can probably avail to the list of available assignments. Your choice is likely to be influenced by the following factors:
2. Your duty
3. Payment Limited choices It is a balance which you must make and the less choices you have, the more delicate the balance will be. The number one reason why your choices are limited is usually due to the locations covered. There may simply be less assignments within reasonable distance from where you live. Of course, you must have the transportation means, whether it is your own, your friend's or a reliable public transportation system. At the end of the day, be practical and do not fall for false economy.
Read the rules
There are two kinds of rules you have to read. The first one covers rules of mystery shopping for the site which you are about to sign up for. The second one covers rules for individual shopping assignments. Read the instruction before you go out to complete the assignment. It would be a great disappointment if you are disqualified after completing it, simply because you did not follow the instruction.