Pay has dropped since I started in 2006. I continue to schedule according to my needs. I look at it like this, tax writeoff means I get tax refund and not have to pay.
When I first started Mystery shopping I started with the pay they offered. I got to know what I would do and what I wouldn't do for some of the shops, got great experience. If you don't like what you get paid, don't do the shop. I agree with JASFLALMT, some small shops can be better than high paying shops, if you get enough of them and don't mind doing them. I just don't understand why so much complaining, you are self-employed, no one is twisting your arm.
Shoptastic wrote, Also, do clients know that MSCs offer shops at $5, $6, etc. and how that doesn't cover expenses and/or encourages cheating and falsifying reports possibly (I could imagine a desperate person not even studying the guidelines or preparing and just filling in whatever to quickly do a report.....I'm usually wondering who on Earth is taking these $5, $6, ...shops??)?
If this is true, why bother Mystery shopping at all? I don't think you would get away with it for to long. I wonder who on this shopper forum would be that desperate.
It really is getting old.@bgriffin wrote:
Because she needs SOMETHING to talk about and just comes up with as many subjects as she can