I just starting doing MS in Jan. I was a little skeptical...will I get paid. How does payment with paypal work? Will the MS companies take my reports. Well I actually received my first check in the mail today. I am doing a happy dance. I am getting reimbursed to do something that I love to do - eat out at nice restaurants. Do you remember your first check?
Congratulations Vicky!!!! I remember my first payment (through paypal). It was only $20 but boy was I thrilled! Believe it or not, 7 years later and I still get excited every time $$ is deposited to my paypal or a check comes in the mail.
Yep, I still remember my first check from mystery shopping. It was only for $25, but it seemed too good to be real at the time. Ever since then, I've enjoyed checking the mail each day.
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I was so thrilled when I got my first check. Could not believe I was getting paid to eat hamburgers. For me mystery shopping has gotten better each month with the checks getting bigger. What I have learned is that it is not easy, we are more than mouth breathers (from previous thread), you need money, a car and a computer just to get started. It is now month 6 for me and getting much easier. I am finding that I do not have to write a novel, print out everything and can be flexible in the shops that I take. Welcome - the info I get from this forum is priceless.
My first check was for $75.....it was a website visit/email question/onsite visit to JobLink. Perfect since I had just moved and the info on local companies came in handy. Getting paid to do it was gravy. Oh, and it was only 2 miles from my house.
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My first mystery shop money was a check sent to me in the amount of $30 for evaluating a fairly well know hair loss solutions clinic. I didn't get the money for almost three months but this particular MSC does state that payment can take from 45 to 60 business days. I sure felt good when the check arrived as for a first shop, this one was a little complex in the sense of the amount of lies involved. I pulled it off well enough though and did get the promised money. And to some degree I was hooked I guess you could say.