You love to nitpick about how pathetic the services of a particular restaurant are, don’t you? Or how a particular salesman always manages to get on the wrong side of you. You could spend hours shopping, and dedicate an additional hour to think about what was or wasn’t great about the experience.
You, my friend, are a secret shopper in the making!
Secret shopping is quite a simple concept. You, as a ‘shopper’, visit a store or a company as a regular customer and shop or show interest in buying a particular product/service. In the process, you are supposed to make mental notes of the overall experience you had, right from entering the store, speaking to the employees, understanding the product, and sometimes, even an actual purchase.
Once that is done, you let the company know about your experiences, via a simple online form. Based on the quality of your submission, you get paid or reimbursed.
Becoming a secret shopper is a simple process. Just make sure you don’t fall victim to a scam (more on that below).
Companies value an honest opinion about their product/service as this help them improve. This is why they are more than happy to pay secret shoppers who can do that for them.
Once you get accustomed to the ‘shopping’ process, you can sign up for more gigs and enjoy the benefits!
The first thing to look for is a company that’s certified and one that has partnered with major brands. RedQuanta is certified.
With RedQuanta you can savour global cuisines, shop at renowned stores, stay at world-class hotels, and the like. What’s more, RedQuanta only offers genuine, secret shopping opportunities. All you have to do is sign up (for free), choose a mission, and get going!
The secret shopping scam is no secret. A lot of these fake companies offer gigs with ‘too good to be true’ returns, false promises of immediate and confirmed employment, and worse still, tricks that could dupe you of your own money! Keep a few pointers in mind:
Don’t let your secret shopping experience be your worst regret. Choose the right company, and become a successful secret shopper!