Unlike other alternatives, mystery shopping is a side hustle that you can start right away.
Want to start mystery shopping today?
I’ve found that the mystery shopping (MS) companies that use the Sassie shopper software are the easiest and quickest to sign up with. If your goal is to start mystery shopping as soon as possible, then you’ll want to target the companies who use Sassie.
MS companies who use this software have identical sign-up forms, so once you get in the groove, you can breeze through them rather quick.
Below is a screenshot of the simple sign-up form used on Sassie:
You may run into a couple of slight variations on the forms based on the mystery shopping company.
A few MS companies might require you to include your SSN when applying, but it’s for good reason.
You’ll be joining these MS companies as an independent contractor, not an employee. The federal government requires companies to submit a Form 1099-MISC to report payment of services to independent contractors, which is why your SSN is required.
Some companies collect this at the time of application, while others may opt to wait until after you’ve accepted your first shop.
Ready to get started?
By following the links below, you can sign up and start applying for/self-assigning shops right away.
(This is not an exhaustive list and it only represents the companies that I have personally shopped with before. If you know of any other active mystery shopping companies that use Sassie, please let me know in the comments section.)
Ann Michaels & Associates, Ltd
Shopper payments will be distributed via PayPal during the third week of each month for all shops completed the month prior.
ath Power Consulting Corporation
Payment is at the end of the month following the month of your completed shop(s).
Payment is made on the 16th of the month following the month in which projects were properly completed and received according to project requirements.
Cirrus Marketing Intelligence
Payment is typically 3 months after the mystery shop is completed.
“Confidential Consumer will reimburse and/or pay Independent Contractor within a reasonable time of assignment completion,
following the submission of all necessary documents as set out in the Instructions”
Customer Experience Experts
“We process contractor payments the last working day of the month following the month in which the project is completed.”
Payments to all shoppers are made between the 15th and 25th of the month, for the previous month’s assignment.
Customer Risk Solutions
Payments are processed approximately once a month around the 10th to 15th for the previous month’s shops or audit assignments.
“GfK pays shoppers exclusively via PayPal. Payments are made approximately two to three weeks after
your shop report is completely entered on the shopper website.”
Typically pays within 30-45 days.
KSS does NOT pay shoppers. You will always be paid directly by the client. These providers have their own payment schedule.
Some may send you a check, others will use PayPal. Some pay within a week, others will take 1-2 months.
Pinnacle Financial Strategies
Shops completed and reviewed by the 20th of the month, will be paid via PayPal on the 10th of the following month.
Reality Based Group
via Direct deposit: Paid on the 10th of the month following the date of shop submission.
via PayPal: paid on the 20th of the month following the date of shop submission.
Payment for all shops is processed in the second month after the shop finalization date.
Funds are then transferred ON or BEFORE the 15th. For example, June shops are paid by August 15th.
Payment is provided via Pay Pal around the 30th of each month for assignments completed in the previous month.
Service Performance Group
Most shops will be paid between 35 and 45 days, some even faster.
Technology Store Shopper
“We pay every other Friday for shops completed during the two weeks prior”
Though not on Sassie, iSS is another mystery shopping portal that has a quick sign up process. Once signed up, you can start
self-assigning shops instantly. Even better, you can search for available mystery shops offered by multiple companies on one page. Who doesn’t like efficiency?
Signing up to be a mystery shopper for various companies doesn’t have to be a difficult process.
Begin your mystery shopping journey by signing up for the companies listed above. You’ll have quick access to see the available mystery shops in your area and be on your way to start making money today.
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