Secret Shopping and Secret Shoppers

The concept behind secret shopping is pretty straightforward. A company - let's say a restaurant - wants to see how well one of its locations is doing. They can't send a manager down to check it out, because the staff would all jump to attention when they saw the manager show up. The company in essence wants to send a "spy" in to see how things are going without the staff knowing that they are being reviewed. That's what a secret shopper is. A secret shopper is a spy that pretends to be a regular customer, but is really doing a detailed review of the company.

Most of the time, the secret shopper is NOT PAID. The shopper is reimbursed for their purchases, up to a dollar amount. For example, one site offers a secret shopper trip to a local restaurant with reimbursement up to $50 for eating lunch there. You feed 2 people for that money - plus have full leftovers for both for dinner. I consider that a great deal. You might think otherwise.

It is completely up to you if secret shopping is right for you. If you'd rather go find a "paying job", you have that option. However, if you like to eat out and shop anyway, you might as well get free reimbursements for what you love doing!

Secret Shopper Instructions
What Is a Secret Shopping Company
Choosing a Secret Shopping Company
Scheduling a Secret Shopping Trip
Preparing for a Secret Shopping Trip
Performing a Secret Shopping Trip
Writing Up a Secret Shopping Review

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