Hello my name is Leah, I have been a mystery shopper for about 5 years now but until this year , i only did it speraticlly . Now I'm getting into doing it more. I'm always willing to gain knowledge thru others experances and give back some of my own. Thanks for being here.
I have been on quite a few shops. I' d say at least 50. I'm not sure of the exact number over the past 5 years. I worked full time so mystery shopping was just a side gig if i wanted something to do. But now i'm getting into it more and working my way into more full time. The only thing is it seem like the agencies handling the shop payments take so long to pay out their shoppers. Im still waiting on payments from shops i did in July even though they were accepted over a month ago. Why does it take so long? And often times the company's offer such low payments to do the shop, i end up not making anything on it. Infact it costs me money to do the shop.
We are Peter Evans and Becci Himes. Becci had a stroke 2017 and is partially paralysed and still confined to wheelchair to get around. As full time caregiver I need to find alternate sources of income. Mystery shopping may provide this. Not interested in low paying, as in anything to $20, jobs. We don't have to take this rubbish. If I get in my car and travel 5 miles there and back which is average my costs are already $6. Add in time on job and writing of report you might earn $10 an hour. You are self employed contractors with no benefits and all costs. Take pride in your worth. I may well start a mystery shopping company hiring only those with disabilities as I believe there might be a gap in the market for us. Pedanticpete@gmail
Many MSers have physical limitations, whether they are on disability or not.
To get started, just go to the New Mystery Shoppers area of the forum and read all of the topics pinned to the top of the list. Those will help you to jump-start your MS work. It takes some time to progress to the better paid assignments.
Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
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