Hi, my name is Krista and I'm a 31 year old single mom that needs extra income so I'm hoping this will do that. I would greatly appreciate any and all tips that the veteran secret shoppers can give me. I'm hoping to do this full time as a second job and will be taking it very seriously. I'm a great listener and a fast learner. Good luck to all of you and I look forward to hearing from hopefully a few of you soon!
Welcome to the Forum, and to secret shopping! I hope you find this forum useful in helping get you started on sercert shopping in the best way possible - the community here is great and growing all the time.
Here are a few things that might help get you moving in the right direction:
-Once you log into iSecretShop, go to the "Available Shops" page, and browse the shops that are posted.
-When you see the one you are interested in, you click "View Details" and it will open a pop-up window with all the information on the shop.
-Then, you can either self-assign that shop, or click "Request shop" to submit a request for a specific date. The schedulers are frequently reviewing these requests, so it should be approved soon.
*If you are prompted to enter your PayPal email address, you may do so on the "Update Extended Profile" page.
(only need to do these once)
-Once you have a shop assigned to you, you can always view it on the "Assigned Shops" page - there you can see all shops you have assigned, and can click "Complete Shop" on any of them to see the full shop information, the shop instructions, the questions, or/and fill out the shop report.
-If you have any questions about a particular shop, you can always contact the MSP that posted it, and their schedulers/editors will be happy to help.
-When you are done filling out the shop report - you click "Finalize Shop" to submit it - it will be reviewed to editors and either approved, or returned to you for additional information (if so, it will appear back in your "Assigned Shops" page).
-After the shop is approved, you can communicate with the MSP regarding your payment for that shop.
2. I advise going to iSSprep.com and doing courses like "iSS 101" and "iSS 102" - these will not only provide you with additional knowledge, but will also gran you shopper points, boosting your rank rather quickly. You can also click the Forum button on iSecretShop to go to the forum and look up various subjects and connect with the shopper community.
3. Finally, I suggest checking out this thread below - it's like a compilation of useful tips and advice for shoppers, to help you maximize your experience and get the most out of secret shopping:
I hope this helps!