I am happy that I found my way to you! I've been shopping for awhile now, but still feel so new. At first I was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of companies that provide mystery shopping services. That doesn't begin to capture the initial confusion of applying for jobs and trying to keep track of who is who, when did I apply for that, how do I get back to that job board again, and LORD, I can't read all these emails!
I would be interested in hearing from you all about successful organization techniques, designs/apps/tools for tracking payments, and tips on how to avoid overscheduling. Also, if anyone else out there has physical disabilities, I could use a little help with any tips you might lend about ANYTHING related to that topic!
Thanks for letting me be a part of your community! Mystery Shopping can be a lonely place at times~but I love it, nonetheless!
Welcome!! The best place to start looking for tips will be the dozen or so topics that are "pinned" to the top of the list at the New Mystery Shoppers area of the forum. One of them covers how to use the down-loadable Excel worksheet that many find so useful for tracking shops, payments, etc. Also, you may want to start a list of all of the MSCs that you have signed up with that has links to their log-in ages and notes about your log-in info. As the list grows, you will find that you want to move the MSCs that you shop most often all to a separate list at the top of the whole list. You will find a lot of helpful shoppers here. ENJOY !!
Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
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