10 Legitimate Mystery Shopping Companies to Make Money with

Mystery shopper jobs that are real are very sought after kinds of jobs. You basically get paid to shop. The only problem with mystery shopping is finding a legitimate secret shopping company to work for.

Mystery shopping has been bombarded with scams of all kind, specially in the past few years. Many people have become victims of secret shopping scams, and instead of making money, lost money! Which is why so may people think of mystery shopping as a scam. But the fact is that secret shopping is not a scam, that said, there are scammers operating within the industry.


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That’s why I thought it would be a good idea to do some research, and find a few real companies that offer secret shopper jobs. I have found the following 10 companies that are well-known and trusted research companies that many big businesses use for conducting market research.

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  1. Beyond Hello: Beyond Hello specializes in mystery shopping and provides additional services that help clients measure their customers’ experiences.
  2. Certified Reports, Inc. (CRI): They evaluate theater and everything related to it, like Seating Capacity, Sneak Previews, Audience Reaction, Lobby and etc.
  3. A Closer Look, Inc.: A company that documents guest feedback and specializes in the hospitality industry like restaurant, hotel, health club, spa and healthcare industry, like dental, medical markets. Your assignments can be found on their website.
  4. A&A Merchandising Ltd: It is a marketing services company that specializes in retail merchandising, channel and back office corporate programs.
  5. AboutFace : Anyone over the age of 18 may become a shopper. Pays all shoppers via PayPal.
  6. Greet America, Inc.: If you are dependable and a hard worker, join the professional Greet America team as an independent contractor. They provide On-line training sessions for those who are new to mystery shopping or wish to learn more.
  7. All-Star Customer Service In: An award wining mystery shopping company. project includes Shops in retail, banking, sales, hospitality, apartments, restaurants and other industries. Online training too. Site has listing of available jobs.
  8. Ardent Services: Provides comprehensive evaluation services including Customer Service, Merchandise Integrity, Store Standards, Competitor Performance Comparison, Competitor Price Comparison, Associate Integrity and Associate Morale.
  9. A Top Shop: Most shops pay $10-20 per hour. Some shops include benefits such as reimbursement for meals, movie tickets, merchandise, hotel stays, etc.
  10. Confero The Service Resources Group: Focuses on Retail, grocery, and automotive shops.


Please be careful when looking for mystery shopping work, so you don’t become a victim of mystery shopper scams. The best tip I can give you to help you stay away from secret shopper scams is that no legitimate mystery shopping company will ever charge you a registration fee or ask you to send them money. All legit mystery shopping companies are 100% free to join.

If you know of any legitimate mystery shopping company, please feel free to leave a comment and I will add it to the list. Good luck in making money as a mystery shopper.

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