Sunday, June 29, 2008
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Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Some of the widest varieties of mystery shops are offered on a regular basis from BestMark.
BestMark successfully provides surveying, auditing and management solution programs for leading customer-focused companies in an array of industries from hospitality to automotive, lending institutions to retailers, casinos to government testing sites, e-tailers to grocers.
- Hospitality (Hotels, restaurants, fast food, quick-serve, coffee houses, golf courses)
- Banks / Financial Institutions
- Health Clubs
- Airlines / Travel
- Government Services
- Casinos / Gaming
- Home Builders
- Service Stations
- Convenience Stores
- Department Stores
- Shopping Malls
- Drug Stores and Pharmacies
- Home Improvement / Hardware
- Specialty and Big Box Retailers
One of the coolest things about signing up to be a shopper for BestMark is that you can check for shopping opportunities in your area before you go all the way through completing your application. Just select the state that you want to check from the drop down list on this page of the web site.
Somethings you need to know about becoming a shopper for BestMark:
- Must be 21 years of age or older.
- Must have reliable transportation.
- Must have good written communication skills.
- Must be able to focus on details.
- Must have full internet access (at home or at work).
Online application to become a shopper at BestMark is located at http://www.bestmark.com/become_a_shopper.htm and as with any reputable mystery shopping organization is FREE!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Some things you should know:
- A Closer Look serves hospitality providers, retailers and service related industries.
- They only allow you to perform one shop per month for them.
- They pay you on the 3rd Friday of following calendar month via check.
If you are curious as to what kind of reimbursement you get here is a sample of what was required to purchase for a recent shop I performed.
DINNER (w/Bar Visit):
At least ONE alcoholic beverage AT THE BAR
2 beverages of your choice
Share 1 appetizer
2 DIFFERENT entrees
Share 1 dessert
*NOTE: You are welcome to order other items if desired.
Since I am a single mom sometimes it is hard to to afford eating out but now I know that at least once a month I can take out a friend and enjoy a great meal it really gives me something to look forward to. Writing the review seems like a great exchange and it is so easy to do as long as you read all the shop guidelines and follow them to the letter.
Monday, June 16, 2008
About Face has high expectations of it's shoppers. You must support all of your comments and observations with facts. In order to be a successful shopper for About Face you must pay prepare for your shops thoroughly and pay attention to detail. I have done shops for this company that paid in the range of $25 - $45 per shop. However, I had to work hard to earn that money. As I said earlier, your reviews must be detailed, fact based and well written. Always spell and grammar check your reviews before submitting them on the portal. If a review gets kicked back to you to edit it reduces your payout and your shopper score.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
I am starting this blog as the next step in this ongoing evolutionary process to reach out to others who have found themselves in a similar position. I also hope to continue find other ways to improve my own income along the way. If anyone would like to comment or contribute to this blog, I am open to your communications.