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Guide to Becoming a Successful Secret Shopper

Pay for this video with your first mystery shop! We discuss what it takes to get started, and how to avoid scams
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Created by Ted Jordan
Last updated 2/2015
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How would you like to ship packages for free, and get paid for it?

Whether just a couple time a month, or making a full-time commitment, mystery shopping is fun and rewarding.

You will need a computer, have access to an online payment system like paypal, and a good memory. This 60 minute class will prepare you to take shops in your neighborhood, and when you travel.

In fact the money you make on your first shop can pay for this video! It's like taking this class for free.

Mystery shopping is great for people with spare time like college students and retirees. We will provide a list of reputable secret shopping firms that have paid us for successful secret shops.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is ideal for those that have at least five hours of free time during the week such as college students, or retirees.
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What Will I Learn?
Avoid mystery shopping scams
Protect your assets by setting up an LLC
Find local secret shops
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  • You should be familiar with internet browsers such as Firefox or Chrome
  • You should know how to use a digital camera
  • You should know how to use a word processor like LibreOffice
Curriculum For This Course
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1 Lecture 03:59

A review of what will be discussed in this class including equipment required, startup costs, and the kinds of money that can be made.

Preview 03:59
Secret Shopping Overview
3 Lectures 22:20

A brief history of secret shopping and secret shopping war stories.

Preview 07:43

Technology needed to start your secret shopping business, and determine if you have the proper skills and the right attitude.

Equipment and Skills

Is secret shopping right for you? Most jobs pay $10 to $20, but as your reputation grows you could be assigned premium jobs that pay $100 or more.

What Kinds of Work and How Much
Landing Your First Secret Shopping Assignment
4 Lectures 19:01

You can set your company up as a sole-proprietorship if you are mystery shopping just for fun. If you get serious, we suggest setting up an limited-liability company.

Setup you secret shopping business

We list a website to find reputable secret shopping firms

Where to look for reputable firms

Now that you won that secret shopping gig, what do you do? That get discussed here in detail

You've been assigned a gig. Now what?

A list of reputable secret shopping firms is provided here. We have been paid by all of these companies, although some of them are slower to pay than others.

Our list of reputable secret shopping firms
Concluding Remarks
1 Lecture 03:00

Thank you for viewing this presentation. Good luck with your secret shopping career. Consider becoming a professional secret shopper by completing the certification process.

Become a Professional Secret Shopper
About the Instructor
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After being a part of two successful technology startup companies, Ted saw an opportunity in computer training. He started JordanTeam Learning LLC, a computer certification company where he helped hundreds complete their certifications in Linux, Solaris, IRIX, UNIX, and computer security.

Recognizing that tech knowledge was not keeping up with demand, he started Funutation Tech Camps Inc. so that kids could experience technology in a fun, friendly way.

Finally technology has helped fields explode such as friendship, dating, and mystery shopping. JordanTeam shares how simple it is to update users to the 21st century with technology.

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