So as you guys know, I'm pretty new to this mystery shoppers website/app. However, I have been doing mystery shopping from other sites before this one. I've always found mystery shopping to be rather fun, flexible, and less stress inducing than having an actual 9 to 5 job. Unfortunately, back in the past, I had to give up on that dream for a bit as I was unable to find any mystery jobs located in my current state (which I currently still live in) and had to take one of those boring 9 to 5 jobs. I really held out hope at the time to find more shops, or at least a couple of mystery shops, to apply for at the time, but nothing ever really showed up.
I have finally left that boring job after so many years and I was in the process of looking for another job when I decided to give mystery shopping another chance. This is how I found this site and app. Of course I was excited to know that mystery shopping is still happening and I was hoping to make some income, or maybe make a living off from being a mystery shopper. Alas, while trying to apply for shops to work for in my area, I have currently run into the same problem yet again, a message stating that there are no available shops in my area. I've even tried to apply for the web based phone shops as well, but I could only apply for a few of them since they are, for the most part, relatively the same shops. The only other way I can do the other shops is of I decided to move from my state and travel to one that has multiple shops. Which won't happen as the only way I could get there is if someone were to pay my expenses there.
I knew I wasnt going to make too much of a living as a mystery shopper, and I also knew that there wasnt going to be that many job offerings either. But is this still worth the trouble for me to search if there is not going to be any shops in my given location? Should I just uninstall the app and try my luck in getting another 9 to 5 job, which I'm certainly trying my hardest to stay away from, lol. Any answer would be amazing to me right now, because as much as I'd love to be a mystery shopper, hoping for more mystery shops that will never come would actually hurt me in the long run of you know what I mean.
i will give you a full response later. I don’t have time right now. There is far more mystery shopping than this.
It takes time to establish yourself, but folks do make a living doing this. I work full time and still made close to $25K + reimbursements mystery shopping last year. It would have been over $30, but I took it really easy the last three months. I know I could make at least $60K if I were to do this full time. You won't get rich doing this, but you can support yourself.
If you want to make a real "go" at this...
I suggest visiting the MysteryShopForum. (Just Google it.) It is a forum all about mystery shopping, but run by shoppers and not sponsored by a particular company. You'll find a ton of information about the world of mystery shopping - beyond what iSS offers. There is also a list of well over 200 companies.