Benefits of Becoming a Secret Shopper
For those of you looking for a part-time job, becoming a secret shopper could be a great option. If you decide to become a secret shopper, there are a number of benefits that await you. In addition to great potential for a decent income, the job comes with lots of free perks. These are perks like extremely flexible hours, the opportunity to “actually enjoy” your job for a change, the convenience to go on a family vacation while still on duty, etc.
In fact, you can have more fun at your job while working as a secret shopper than most people around you will ever dream of having. Some of the benefits of working as a secret shopper are:
When you apply for a job as a secret shopper, you will be required to fill out paperwork necessary for your evaluation. After your assessment is complete, you will simply need to fill out the evaluation paperwork and submit it to the company hiring you. At this point, you will be able to set your own work hours. Working as a secret shopper gives you the freedom of arriving at work according to your own schedule, as well as working as little or as much as you want.
Variety at Work
We all know very well what sitting in your same old office and staring out the same old window each working day of the week can do to a person. If you’re lucky enough to escape the “death by lethal boredom” penalty (the corporate equivalent of death by lethal injection), you end up serving a life sentence of corporate imprisonment with no possibility of parole before retirement.
Mystery shopping not only gives you the chance to escape the fate of spending the rest of your life in a career slump, but also offers a change in scenery that is in itself a blessing. One day you get a chance to evaluate a high-end department store like Myer’s, the next a cosy little café, the next a posh restaurant and the next a movie theatre. What could be better than getting paid to dine out or watch a movie with your significant other?
Your job as a secret shopper is to evaluate various products and services. Each assignment requires the evaluation of particular products or services. You will receive specific instructions regarding the item or items you are to purchase in accordance with your evaluation. The item could be one that costs only a few dollars, for instance, a cup of coffee, or it could be an expensive one, for instance, a nice pair of sneakers. Whatever it is, the company hiring you will reimburse you for the cost of the item you purchase as a secret shopper. That means you get compensated for the cost of your purchase and also get to keep the product you purchased. Isn’t that great?
Potential for a Decent Income
As a mystery shopper you can choose to work as much or as little as you want. Some people are occasional secret shoppers, that is, they occasionally participate in mystery shopping just to earn a few extra dollars here and there, while others turn it into a part-time or even a full-time career. Your income as a secret shopper depends greatly on the amount of effort you put into your job.
Be Your Own Boss
As a secret shopper you work for yourself. That means, unlike millions of Australians, you don’t have to deal with a maniacal, fire spitting boss each morning. No offense to bosses in general, but they didn’t make Horrible Bosses for nothing.
As a secret shopper you get to work on your schedule and according to your hours. Moreover, you also have more control over the amount of money you make. You can have flexible work hours and also enjoy your job. How many people can say that about their jobs? Not many.
Interesting and Exciting Work
Your work as a secret shopper can never be boring. That’s because what you do as a secret shopper varies from one day to the next. Unlike traditional nine-to-five jobs, you don’t have to see the same people and do the same boring activities every day in mystery shopping. You get to experience new things and meet new people every day as a secret shopper, and you get paid for doing what others have to spend hard-earned cash to do – shopping. Could life be any better?