New to the Forum, Attended Shopperfest

Hello Everyone,

I'm new to the forum. I started Mystery Shopping in the lovely time of January 2020. I had a great few months and was picking up a lot of shops and got my feet drenched! Then everything stopped. It was a great initiation. I found myself picking up whatever I could in the summer and fall. By winter I was learning quite a bit. I was still in it by 2021 and decided to go to MSPA Shopperfest in Houston last month so I guess I'm official! I learned that staying in the shadows is not necessarily a bad thing so I decided to get out and network a bit, both online and in person. I have been doing some networking locally but they aren't shoppers, so here I am! If anyone has any questions about Shopperfest I'd be happy to answer them. I found it to be definitely worth my money this year! I made so many great connections with companies and other shoppers!

I'm hoping to do more hotel shops, get a casino shop, and pick up some alcohol compliance shops. I did one before Covid but have not gotten any since. So if anyone has any tips please throw them my way.

Service Area: NC, VA, TN, KY, IN
MSPA Certified in Hotels & Resorts, Casinos, Retail Service / Merchandising; Master Library Science

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Welcome to the forum ! You will find a lot of helpful and supportive shoppers here.

Also, don't miss the General Chat area, where we share non-MS life "stuff." ENJOY !

Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
Have video cam; will travel

Poor customer service? Don't get mad; get video.
That's great! Enjoying the work is important. My main advice: read this forum. It has the nitty gritty helpful details you won't find at a conference or Facebook group (and a lot of gripes and bickering too -- try to ingore that.)
Yes, and read the New Mystery Shoppers section! It has a wealth of good tips. Welcome!

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