One of the two most helpful and reliable websites for finding legitimate mystery shops is Voltion.com. Here is how to get started on the site:
Make sure you have set up an email, online phone number, and written your sample paragraph.
Go to the Volition homepage.
To get started, click “Get Paid.”
This will bring up a list of opportunities. Click on “Get Paid for Shopping.”
Next, click on “Mystery Shopping Companies List.”
The list will look like this. It is divided up into 3 sections, plus an international section (see next picture.)
The 3 sections are “A-G” “H-P” and “Q-Z.” Remember when I told you I spent two hours over the course of three days filling out applications? This is how I divided my time- I conquered one section per day.
Next to each company name will be a description. The company overview can be anything from what types of mystery shops are offered to which states are served. Use these descriptions to figure out if you would like to apply. Then click on the company name and fill out an application.
After you’ve applied, repeat the process until you have signed up for all of the companies you are interested in. Keep in mind: the more companies you apply with, the more job offers you will get.
Do you have any questions over anything? Be sure to ask below!
Also- are there any experienced mystery shoppers out there that would be willing to be interviewed for this series? Email me at email@example.com so I can share your insight with others looking to get started!