Category: Mystery Shopping Monday

Who Mystery Shops Walt Disney World Cruise Lines?

If you’re interested in Mystery Shopping specific businesses, (like Disney Cruises!) but don’t know which Mystery Shopping Companies have those assignments, this episode will answer your question on why it can be really difficult to find out “who shops who”. Read More…

Can I tell my friends that I’m a Mystery Shopper?

While Mystery Shopping does require specific rules around keeping confidentiality, that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t tell your friends about your new job! On this week’s #MysteryShoppingMonday, we answer the question, “Can I tell my friends I’m a Mystery Shopper?” Read More…

Do I Have to Buy Something When I Mystery Shop?

Mystery Shopping does actually deal with “shopping” – so many times you’ll have to put money out and wait for a reimbursement from the company. On today’s #MysteryShoppingMonday we go over the different types of payment shops, and how reimbursement works. Read More…

Should You Give Out Your Social Security Number?

Mystery Shopping may sound a little too good to be true, so it makes sense that you’ll want to protect your private information, like your social security number. But, mystery shopping is a job – and companies need to pay you! In this episode, we discuss alternatives to giving out your SSN so you can stay protected. Read More…

Is Shadow Shopper a Scam? (Updated!)

This video is a follow-up to the most viewed article on WorkatHomeFAQ.com: https://www.workathomefaq.com/is-shadow-shopper-a-scam, where I talk about the most well-known Mystery Shopping scheduling service, Shadow Shopper. Sadly, due to COVID-19, Shadow Shopper has closed their doors.
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Does Mystery Shopping Exist During COVID?

I recently had a lovely email exchange with a former student who was curious about what may happen to the Mystery Shopping industry now that everything is closed. She asked, With everything going on right now, is Mystery Shopping still going to exist during and after COVID? Read More…

Is Jigsy Shadow Shopper a Scam?

Dear WAHFAQ, I came across this website, Jigsy, and was wondering if it was a legitimate Shadow Shopping company. Is it? Thanks! For those who aren’t aware, “Shadow Shopping” is just another term for “Mystery Shopping” it also can be referred to “Guest Shoppers”. These are all blanket terms for my favorite way to make extra money by anonymously evaluating customer service. Check out the Mystery Shopping FAQ, (or even the Mystery Shopper Training Program) you may find that it’s a great way for you to earn extra money as well! Let’s go ahead and dissect this website. First of…

Do I need a separate email address for Mystery Shopping?

Dear WAHFAQ, I just started Mystery Shopping…got your training program…love it! And I was wondering if I really need a separate email address to do mystery shopping with.  I already have so many, it just seems like a hassle! Thanks for the kind words! I’m glad you liked the Mystery Shopper Training Program 🙂 Y’know, it’s totally up to you if you want to use another email address specifically for mystery shopping.  I guess it depends on what you use the others for. For me, personally, I like to keep it separate from even my business account simply because I…