Is mystery shopping worth trying?

United States
November 25, 2008 2:58pm CST
I'm always looking for ways to make extra money & have been contemplating trying mystery shopping. I know you have to be careful not to join any sites that charge a fee. I have one or two in mind that I know are free to join. Just wondering if anyone out there has any experience with mystery shopping? Is it worth doing? I know you can't make a living doing it, only a few extra bucks. What do you think?
3 responses
@trickiwoo (2702)
• United States
25 Nov 08
I asked a similar question here on MyLot a few weeks ago. The only responses I got were from people who had been scammed. I know there has to be some legitimate mystery shopping jobs out there. I've had a few retail and food service jobs in the past, and mystery shoppers came to every place I've worked! These mystery shoppers have to work somewhere! I would really like to get a job as a mystery shopper, but I've heard so many horror stories of scam jobs! I would love to know of a reputable, legitimate mystery shopping company that is hiring!
• United States
25 Nov 08
After I started this discussion I found another one about mystery shopping that suggested checking out Mystery Shopping Providers Association. I looked into it & it looks pretty good. I haven't purused it fully but what I saw looked legitimate. Check it out! I would really like to hear from someone who has tried this! Good luck.
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@trickiwoo (2702)
• United States
25 Nov 08
Thank you so much! I'll be sure to check that out!
@Anne18 (11036)
26 Nov 08
I have never done mystery shopping but I have a friend on here who has done loads of them. He is in my friends list and is called Bubblyian. Seek him out and ask him, he will have all the answers you want to aske
• United States
27 Nov 08
Thanks, Anne, I'll check with him!
@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
25 Nov 08
I've never done mystery shopping before, but, I'm interested in doing it. If you find a good free one and it's actually good would you let us know?