Greetings! New shopper located in the DMV area

1 year 0 Mweave10 1

I wanted to say hello to everyone and also get some answers since I’m new.

How can I get more points so I can start accepting more shops?

1 year 0 HeatherAnnie 54


Doing more shops gets you points so you can do more shops haha

Try starting off with smaller/easier shops to rack up more points. You will probably only be able to take on one at a time while you build up your reputation, so don't get discouraged if multiple requests get denied. When you see the timeframe for a shop, try applying for the very first day available.

1 year 0 Vicky_15157758552519 3

My family says that the first couple years of mystery shopping were like I had an expensive new hobby. Frequently I was out of pocket more than I earned. Sometimes I made hundreds (an audit 3 hours from another shop!), most times I earned nothing more than free product. My husband has learned that I am probably the only person he will ever know who gets happy about having a legitimate reason to complain at hotels, and restaurants. Learning to keep a record of mileage, fuel cost, and purchase/payment will cure anyone of the illusion they are making easy money. Especially when mystery shopping - I work the scenario or it will cost me more! Today, I'm 15 years as "a grateful member of the underground economy" and proud to be doing the work I do. I claim 65% of my cash earning on my taxes, and enjoy a good relationship with several schedulers. If you find that your reports are getting both low and high grades you can ask the scheduler to not score you below a minimum - which you swear you can maintain - to allow you to improve. I advise you to be honest with your family (but not to tell all your friends), let them laugh, one day they will embrace your opportunities with interest and affection.

11 months 0 Ivan 621

Thank you for sharing!

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