Become a Mystery Shopper!

Get paid to shop, eat & play: Everything you wanted to know about the best part-time job but didn't know where to start
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  • Lectures 20
  • Length 2 hours
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2013 English

Course Description

Yes, there is such a thing as a free lunch! Companies hire people, just like you, to make observations on their stores and employees. They need the information to train workers and improve customer service, and the result is that you get to earn money while you shop and eat! Learn the secrets of mystery shopping from a professional with over 14 years in the industry. Discover who is hiring, what companies expect, how to write a great evaluation, tax reporting, common scams, and how to get started in the best part-time job ever!

Bethany Mooradian has taught nearly 300 classes on Mystery Shopping and working from home, helping a staggering 9,000+ students get started in the industry.  She has been a shopper, scheduler, editor, mystery shopping consultant, and is the former owner of Shop Incognito, a full service Mystery Shopping company.  Bethany is a twice-published author and has presented at the national Mystery Shopping conventions. Her work-at-home and mystery shopping advice has appeared in  such publications like Good Housekeeping, AOL Jobs, CareerBuilder, ABCNews.com, US News and World Reports, and others. 

The course contains over 2 hours of video, and 150 pages of supplemental written material with over 170 legitimate mystery shopping companies. 

Course Outline:

  • Basics of Mystery Shopping
  • Responsibilities of Companies
  • Responsibilities of Shoppers
  • Keeping track of your business (including tax information)
  • Tools of the trade
  • Different types of Market Research
  • The types of Mystery Shopping assignments
  • Going through an assignment: beginning, middle and end
  • How to write an excellent report
  • Getting more assignments
  • Breaking the Myths of Mystery Shopping
  • What to do if you get caught
  • When shops go horribly wrong
  • Should you pay to shop?
  • Mystery Shopping scams
  • Starting your own mystery shopping company
  • Go forth and shop!

What are the requirements?

  • No special software required

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Identify the different types of market research work available
  • Understand the requirements that make a successful mystery shopper
  • Write objective evaluations according to company standards
  • Identify scams from legitimate opportunities
  • Learn the proper way to find assignments and contact companies to receive assignments
  • Understand the legalities and responsibilities of being an Independent contractor

What is the target audience?

  • Adults, required minimum age of 18; 21 for those interested in restaurant evaluations
  • Those who have basic Internet and email skills
  • Must live in a fairly metropolitan area, or be willing to travel

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Become a Mystery Shopper!
04:26
Meet the instructor, Bethany Mooradian, and learn about her 13+ years of experience as a Mystery Shopper. 
10:01
Go through key terms of the industry
03:20
An explanation of Mystery Shopping, it's origins and how it works.
08:42
Frequently asked questions about the Mystery Shopping industry.
12:57
Your responsibilities as a Mystery Shopper.
04:49
How to keep track of your business when working for multiple companies, (and you will!)
07:28
Tools you need to be a successful Mystery Shopper. 
06:23
Not Quite Shopping: Other types of Market Research gigs that can earn you extra money. 
09:42
The different types of Mystery Shopping Assignments available. 
Section 2: Assignments- Beginning to End
02:36
Getting started in Mystery Shopping. 
08:32
How to do an assignment from start to finish. 
08:26
How to write a good Mystery Shopping report. Sample forms and blank forms included. 
06:44
How to get even more assignments. 
Section 3: Beyond the Basics
07:14
Breaking the myths of Mystery Shopping.
05:52
What happens when you get caught in the act!
02:49
Various anecdotes of when shops go horribly wrong...and what you can do to keep your cool. 
03:17
Very specific guidelines of when you should and should NOT pay money in the Mystery Shopping industry. 
03:13
Mystery Shopping Scams: what to look for, how to protect yourself. 
03:58
Things to consider when starting your own mystery shopping company. 
05:55
A quick-start guide to get assignments quickly, and the resource guide has all the links you'll need for companies and resources. 

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Instructor Biography

Bethany Mooradian, Queen of the Random Job

Bethany Mooradian (Queen of the Random Job) has never held a traditional job for longer than nine months. Working as a Mystery Shopper, Virtual Assistant, Dog Walker, Puppeteer, and Ronald McDonald's bodyguard as well as many other roles, she has found unique ways of making ends meet and living her avant-garde passions. Now, Bethany spends her time helping others find legitimate work at home jobs and avoid scams through her books and seminars. 

Bethany is one of the few people who has experienced nearly every aspect of Mystery Shopping. Starting out as a shopper in 1999, she also filled the roles of editor and scheduler. She began teaching mystery shopping classes in 2003, and wrote a book, as well as created an interactive CD rom about the industry. Small businesses have called on her expertise to help train their employees, while Mystery Shopping companies have sought her talents in recruiting and training shoppers. For two years, she ran Shop Incognito  as a full service mystery shopping company in the Detroit area. Bethany has held over 300 classes and presentations, and has even spoken at the national mystery shopping conventions.  Her unique insight into the work-at-home industry has led to press in such publications like Good Housekeeping, AOL Jobs, CareerBuilder, MSNBC.com, ABCnews.com, The Detroit News, The Toronto Sun, US News and World Reports and others. 

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