A mystery shopper is a self-employed person and he or she can work on however many assignments he feels like. He just has to be prepared well enough to ensure that each shopping is executed well and without any hiccups and the reports written.
Mystery shopping is a job that can be very time consuming and draining if you do not plan your assignments well. You might think that going to four or even five of your favorite stores to shop is fun, but when you are done you have to remember that you will have to write all the five reports. The chances that you are going to write accurate and high quality reports are very unlikely. You will end up writing them in a hurry to meet deadline, which might cause you to lower the quality of the reports. Having multiple assignments is not all that bad provided you plan for everything you will have to do. To make sure that all your assignments go according to plan, here are a few tips to help guide you in the right direction:
• Travel Time
When you are applying for mystery shopping assignments, you should always factor in the time you spend while driving to and fro. If you have to do like five assignments in one day and they are in three different locations, you should always account for the time you will spend on travelling to determine the time you will have to do the assignments and write the reports. If you find that the distance and traffic might cost you a lot of your time, its better you go with mystery shop assignments that are in the same area or at least a walking distance.
• Mystery Shopping
You should always pick mystery shopping assignments that you at least have some interest in, this will help in making things a bit more memorable when you are putting it down on paper. If you select to do multipleassignments in one day and all the reports are due the following day, you will end up messing up somewhere in the rush of getting things done. Picking assignments that are also similar to work on them on the same day would be better than working on totally different assignments. This because when you have to remember a lot of things at once, you will definitely have problems remembering them all well.
• Reports Writing
After you are done with all your mystery shopping and you have gone home, it is time to write the reports of your day’s work. If you want to make sure thatyour reports are always of good quality and helpful to the customer, always plan for them. Never work on more reports than you can handle in a day, to write great ones make sure that you have set some time apart for each report. This will ensure that you give each report the attention that it very much deserves. You should also have some time to go through them once you are done writing them to ensure that they do not have any grammatical or factual error.
If you follow the steps as provided above, you will be on your way to some well planned and executed mystery shopping’s. This is going to build up your name in the industry and you will soon be getting the top dollar assignments.