Post by spookyhurst on Aug 15, 2006 18:47:50 GMT -5
The thread you mentioned didn't have a reply button, so I'll post here. All of these companies do shops in the US, even though a few companies are not located in the US themselves. I tried to only list ones that offer shops nationwide, but an occassional regional company may have slipped past me. Also, I didn't include any merchandising companies (although there is an occasional company I've listed that does both mystery shopping and merchandising). They tend to be grouped in together with mystery shopping, but when I started my list, I wasn't interested in merchandising, so I didn't include them.
Post by spookyhurst on Aug 17, 2006 22:14:06 GMT -5
It's going to grow some more too. I just found some more companies, which I'll post later once I get everything organized (I'm a compulsive organizer :P).
I'm a newbie at this, so I've actually only done shops for 3 different companies. I'm trying to find a place on the web that tells what companies shop which areas of the country. I've signed up for a few companies that say they do shops nationwide, but then when I look at their job board, they seem to be more regional. I hate wasting my time applying for companies I'll never be able to work for.
I think it is almost crazy to think that some people on mystery shopping boards claim they have signed up with all of the companies. I have only signed up with about five and have had enough jobs to keep me as busy as I want to be. I can't imagine trying to keep track of all of them emails, which company I had signed up with... Spooky-how many have you signed up with? Just in case you signed up with all of them, I don't think you're crazy ;).
Post by spookyhurst on Aug 20, 2006 1:12:50 GMT -5
I've signed up with 42, but I've chosen poorly because most of them don't have shops in my area :P. Unfortunately, there's no way to find that out until after you apply and get a chance to look at their job boards. The one company I've found that's a breeze to get shops with is also a notorious low payer, so I'm just "using" them to get experience while they "use" me to do their cheapo shops ;).
I bought The Mystery Shopping Bible (http://www.yourwebness.com/mysteryshopping/msb-home.htm) to keep everything organized. It was sooooo worth the $10. It's a set of Excel worksheets that track things like your assignments, payments, mileage and other expenses, your login names and passwords, etc. I'm having to update the company list a bit (add new ones, remove defunct ones), but other than that, I love it. Like I said above, I'm an organization freak ;)!
Spookyhurst, Can I still get the list emailed to me?...I have read almost all of the post on mystery shopping and I think my head is spinning! I would really like to try this all out but am not real sure where to start. I live in Southern Indiana so I am not sure if they have many of these here. I have tried the survey and ptc sites and I have made alittle money but would really like to try this. If anyone has any suggestions for me please let me know. I am a stay at home grandma. I babysit for my 3 grandkids and spend about 4 to 8 hours a day online.