Brandee in Texas listened to episode 8 about making money as a mystery shopper and she wanted more resources for actually getting into the business.
I am eager to please, so here goes, Brandee. I got back in touch with Pamela Olmstead, President of the Mystery Shoppers Coalition and she very generously gave me a long list of legitimate companies that hire mystery shoppers. This is important, because this is a field where scammers have tried to charge people for lists of jobs.
Pamela’s list includes 41 different companies that are not only for real, they are also in good standing with her organization which represents mystery shoppers. So the jobs are real and these companies pay up!
Here’s a sampling of a few names of legit mystery shopping companies, in alphabetical order: About Face, Blink Research, Confero, Inc, DSG Associates, Eagle Eye Retail Intelligence Team —love that name— Falcon Video Solutions, Guest Check and the list goes on all the way through the S’s, with a company called “The Source.”
It’s such a long list and I also want to give you each company’s web address. So it doesn’t make sense to name all 41 companies here. What I’m going to do is print the whole darn list at EasyMoneyShow.com/45.
Legitimate Mystery Shopping Companies in Good Standing With the Mystery Shoppers Coalition:
Ace Mystery Shopping
A Closer Look
Ann Michaels and Associates
Eagle Eye Retail Intelligence/Talon
Falcon Video Solutions (Wholly owned Subsidiary of IMS International Enterprises LLC)
Financial Shop Solutions
Franklin National Retail Solutions
GFK Mystery Shopping
iSN Global Solutions
LeBlanc and Associates
Mystery Shopper Bahamas
National Shopping Service Network, LLC.
Person to Person Quality
Primo Solutions, LLC
Quantum Shopping Solutions
Reflections Mystery Shopping
Sales Quality Research Group
Sentry Marketing Group
Sensors Quality Management, Inc.
Service Connections, Inc.
Servimer/ aka AMA Enterprises
Service with Style
The Shadow Agency
For those who need a refresher, companies hire mystery shoppers to go in and test their products, services and guest experience. You can make good money as a mystery shopper AND save a ton of money, because you are often given money to shop for things you need anyway, like groceries or dry-cleaning or oil changes.
One more bonus: The Mystery Shoppers Coalition is holding its annual conference in a couple of weeks, May 3rd through 6th in Atlanta. If you want to get into mystery shopping, you will learn everything you need to know at this 3 day event. AND, the best part is, it only costs $79. I know my journalism and speaking conferences cost WAY more than that.
So, especially, if you live in striking distance of Atlanta, you should give it a go! Wow, that sounded like an Ad. No, Easy Money is ad-free! I just genuinely believe this is a great opportunity to learn a fun new way to MAKE MORE.