Who does not love to make some extra money? Isn’t it? Are you also waiting for ‘that one’ opportunity to earn some extra bucks to fund your day to day needs, independently, just by investing a few hours? Well, if so, then you have clicked the right link.
Most of the times, people, irrespective of their age and gender, try to cut corners to save some money. Probably, you are also one of them. What if you get an opportunity where you are allowed to shop on someone else’s funds? No, it’s not a joke at all. It is mystery shopping. It’s a great way of making money in your spare time.
So, what is mystery shopping all about?
Basically, it is an assessment tool used by market research firms and watchdog companies like HS Brands to –
• Assess important aspects like – compliance with standard and regulations as well as quality of products and services
• Gather detailed information about products and services
How is it done?
The person who performs mystery shopping is called a mystery shopper or consumer or a secret shopper. And need not to mention, but the job profile of a mystery shopper, whether full-time or part-time is quite exciting. The best part – mystery shopping tool is being used by a number of reputed brands all across the globe. The venues include – retail shops, cinema halls, hotels, restaurants, healthcare facilities and so on.
All a secret shopper has to do is shopping without investing out of the pocket and get paid. Yes, it is that simple. Let’s check out the tasks mystery shoppers perform to collect details about the services and products sold by companies –
• Purchasing different products online or from a brick and mortar retail store
• Asking questions to the customer service representative(s)
• Filing complaint against various services and products
• Pretending to be annoyed with the services offered by the customer care team
So, do you think you fit to such an interesting job profile? Dear reader, all you need to have is these skills –
• Information collecting
• Keen Observation Skill
• Studying or analyzing
• Adhere to Guidelines
• Negotiation skills
• Interpersonal Skill.
• Communication Skills Written and spoken
Want to give mystery shopping a try?
In foreign countries, the concept of mystery shopping is quite popular and statistics show that it is penetrating the Indian market, as well. So, if you want to try your hands as a secret shopper, you have some real good and reliable options. Bengaluru-based HS Brands (India) is one of the leading mystery shopping solution providers that caters to the brand improvement and protection needs of various companies, including, restaurant chains, retail outlets and jewelry houses. So, you can get in touch with us . Once you are on boards as a ‘Mystery Shopper’, you can easily earn around INR 25, 000 to INR 1, 00, 000 per annum, depending on your profile as well as preferences.