Best Companies that dont take over a month to pay you....??

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I am a Vet when it comes to the "mystery shop apps" such as Observa, Field Agent, Gigwalk, Easyshift, Mobee, Survey Merchandiser, IVueit, and Presto however lately there have been less and less jobs on those apps for me to do... as a stay at home mom I rely on things like that for income and lately I have been struggling!! I am trying to compile a list of Mystery Shopping Companies I am going to sign up to work for however nothing is more frustrating then doing the job and having to wait 6 weeks or 2 MONTHS for your reimbursement and/or pay..... Can you guys help me out and let me know which companies you recommend the most for quicker pay turnaround or just good jobs in general?? If they have high paying or relatively easy jobs I wouldn't mind so much having to wait for my pay but when I have to spend 20-30 dollars of my own money and then wait not only for my reimbursement but my pay too its hard!! So let me know your experiences with companies you have worked for or are currently working for smiling smiley Phone Jobs or Web Jobs are welcome too - but I don't mind doing in person shops! Thank you in advance! This forum has been so helpful to me!!!

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That's a great list. I suggest you take notes as you scroll through it, as there are updates.
thank you!! that link is an awesome help!! im still learning how to navigate this forum so thank you for not being rude to me since it is clearly and easily laid out smiling smiley i just wasnt sure how to find it and now i am! smiling smiley
Most mystery shop companies (traditional) pay 30 to 45 days after the shop especially those on that list. The Gig economy is small and you have listed all the gig apps that I know of lol We all want to be paid in like 2 weeks or so but if your looking for MSC most drag there feet or obligated by their client to ensure the work is done properly. I suggest doing traditional MSC anyways at least it is something coming in. Shops are up and down of me luckily I build rapport with editors and this helps when you have a good reputation you get offered a lot more assignments. It is better to be paid in 30 days than not to be paid AT ALL or have no income.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/13/2019 07:40AM by Mysteriousways.
If you shop for a lot of different MSCs, doing a lot of shops regularly, it will start to not matter quite as much to get paid quickly (as long as you get paid, lol!). Waiting 90 days sucks of course, but 45-60 days doesn't bother me much.

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There is a tremendous difference between apps and true mystery shopping companies. With actual mystery shopping companies you are expected to do more and be more professional. You are also expected to operate and think like a business with clients. It's a completely different mindset. That includes everything from interacting with your clients (MSCs) to when you expect payment. Expecting payment every week or every two weeks is an employee mindset. To truly excel in this industry I would recommend changing your mindset if possible. The most successful shoppers treat this as a small business.

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Once you have money coming in, from several companies the wait is easier.
I substitute teach for my main work. I get paid on the 10th of each month. So 40 days after the 1st day of work the previous month. That puts the Mystery Shop payments in perspective for me.
Well of course I know some income is better then no income... and I plan to continue doing shops regardless - I also know the apps are much different then traditional shops which is why I put quotes around them lol I am just looking into whoch pay quicker to start with so I have something to start from... once I get a couple months into it your all right - ir wont matrer because ill be in the swing of things. However the beginning is rough when I have to put money into it and wait to get money back out of it is all smiling smiley thank you all for your input though!!
Hey frugal, there are shops you don't have to spend anything out of pocket. IPSOS has some bank shops, they don't pay a lot but they are quick and easy with no expenditure.
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Well of course I know some income is better then no income... and I plan to continue doing shops regardless - I also know the apps are much different then traditional shops which is why I put quotes around them lol I am just looking into whoch pay quicker to start with so I have something to start from... once I get a couple months into it your all right - ir wont matrer because ill be in the swing of things. However the beginning is rough when I have to put money into it and wait to get money back out of it is all smiling smiley thank you all for your input though!!


For the first month or two focus on non- reimbursement or exceptionally low reimbursement shops. All gas stations are low reimbursement and you need the product anyway, banks and apartment shops wouldn't have any cash outlay either.

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