Mystery Shopping – Full-Time Job?

by Robert ~ August 21st, 2008. Filed under: Mystery Shopper Specialty, mystery shops, Mystery-Shopper, Mystery-Shopping.

Is it Possible to work as a Mystery Shopper Full-time?

From The Desk Of B. Robert

Full-Time as a Mystery Shopper can be
a Very Challenging endeavor.

"Realistically, Mystery
Shopping is a Part-Time Position."


Mystery Shopping – Full-Time Job?

One of the most frequent questions I receive is from ‘newbie’ and ‘wannabe’ mystery shopper is for the inquiry on how to become a Full Time Mystery Shopper.

Although it may be possible to work as a mystery shopper fulltime, it can be challenging.

Mystery shopping is realistically a part-time position.

Nonetheless, if you are in a high traffic metropolitan community; you may be able to work as a secret shopper on a full time basis.

To achieve this you must sign up and contact many different companies and schedulers to maintain a volume flow for daily ‘Shop’ assignments.

The chance for working fulltime as a “performance auditor” is much greater if you reside in an area where there are many stores, restaurants, groceries, banks, eyewear stores, movie theaters, rental apartment complexes and shopping centers.

Typically, you may have to drive a greater distance to frequent more shops and retail locations.

Additionally, if you are considering performing secret shops full-time; you also should consider the type position and assignments you will sign up to complete.

For example, if you ‘shop’ too many purchase assignments; you may have a great deal of expense to pay out until you receive your reimbursements.

Another consideration is the amount of driving mystery shopping full-time may require.

In addition to the actual time it takes to visit the retail locations, you should also realize the time necessary to sign up for many assignments and the completing of reports.

Any person wishing to work at Mystery Shopping full-time will have to be very organized to set forward their time and schedule with great coordination.

In addition to visiting the retail location for evaluation, it is necessary to complete the tasks that accompany the assignments; such as reporting, business tracking, accounting, formulating expenditures and reimbursements that include income payments.

Realistically, visiting and frequenting 3 or 4 retail locations each day 5 or six days a week can be quite a heavy workload when considering all of the additional requirements attached to the assignments.

If you are contemplating working full time as a mystery shopper, be sure to research your local area for on-going available jobs; as well as the materials and business tools you will require to perform your assignments and reports in an efficient timely manner.

To Be Continued ………..


Kindest Regards, B. Robert



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Hi Everybody,

The below will be the last groups for the $200 Insole Study – This is a really easy study to do, Sign up soon before the your shoe size fills!

Please feel free to forward to others who may qualify – Thanks!

$200 Insole Study (D155)LAST GROUPS!!!!

Do you have knee, hip or foot pain? If you do then here is a study for you.

The study is conducted in Carrollton, TX – Please feel free to forward to others who may qualify – Thank You, I appreciate your referrals!!!!

Visit 1: Report to clinic and rate their knee, foot and/or hip pain, and have their shoes examined for qualification. Qualified subjects will have their height and weighted measured for BMI calculations. Subjects may not qualify either by exam or because the study if full. Subjects that disqualify while at visit one, will receive a $10 disqualification check.

Visit 1B: Subjects report to the offices of Dr. Paul C. Peters, M.D. & Eugene E. Curry, M.D. They are located on Central (near Central & Walnut Hill) Subjects will have an free examination and free x-rays taken of their feet, knees or hips. Based on the x-ray results, if subjects disqualify they will be paid a total of $55.00. Qualified subjects will continue on with the study.

Visit 2: Subjects return to the clinic (with their approved shoes) to complete a questionnaire, walk around the clinic for 1 minute without the insoles and to rate their pain. Based on their level of pain, subjects will have their insoles assigned and fitted into a pair of approved shoes, but the clinic will keep the insoles until the next visit.

Visit 3: Subjects return to the clinic with their dairy and having worn their assigned shoes for at least the assigned time that day.
They will rate their pain after walking around in the clinic for 1 minute. Based on their level of pain, subjects will insert their insoles, walk around for 1 minute and rate their pain.

Visits 4 – 7: Subjects return to the clinic having worn their assigned shoes for at least the assigned time that day and fill out a questionnaire.

Males or females age 45 or older
General good health
Have knee hip and/or foot pain.
Most people who have pain in that area are probably suffering from arthritis. There are two types of arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid. Osteoarthritis is the most common and the least worse of the two. Subjects do not have to have an official diagnosis from their doctor. Osteoarthritis of the knees, feet, or hips, and currently still have pain in one or more of those areas.(Pain must not exceed 9 on a scale of 1-10.)
BMI of less than or equal to 39 (include your height and weight and I will look that up for you)
Shoe sizes: Males: between 8 and 13 / Females: between 6 and 10
willing and able to wear the shoe insoles in the appropriate shoes for a minimum of 8 hours a day, 5 days a week for the duration of
the study
Walk a minimum of 30 minutes (cumulative) throughout the course of a
day while completing daily activities

Noticeable limp and/or one leg shorter than the other
Need a cane or walker to help you walk
Participated in any study in past 90 days
Employed by a company that makes pharmaceutical drugs or devices or cosmetics or a household member of an employee of such a company.
Occupation or lifestyle that is mainly sedentary in nature
Any condition that would make study participation inappropriate.
Females, pregnant, nursing or planning to become pregnant or are of child bearing potential and who are not protecting themselves from pregnancy
Wear a shoe that is smaller than your correct shoe size
Have diabetic neuropathy, diabetic ulcers, or other sores stemming from diabetes on your feet
Have any condition or health issues that could potentially cause pain in your assigned area (knee, hip, feet) other than osteoarthritis
History of major surgery in either lower extremity within the past year. (Hip to foot.)
Circulatory problems or lack of sensation in your feet or any foot problems that would make an insole uncomfortable or inappropriate.
Wear a physician-prescribed orthotic device, prescription shoes or back brace? (Subjects must not have worn a physician prescribed orthotic device within the past 30 days.) Suffer from excruciating pain
Have severely painful toe or foot conditions (ex: bunions, warts, severely painful corns and/or calluses, overlapping toes, collapsed arch, warts, blisters or ingrown toenails or lesions on the bottom of your feet.)

Must bring 3-5 pairs of shoes to the clinic for approval. (If you bring athletic shoes, please bring 2 of the other types of shoes: causal, or dress or work shoe.) Only approved shoes can be worn with the shoe inserts. Must agree to wear socks or hosiery with the insoles and to all visits. (Subjects are NOT allowed to wear the study product with bare feet.)
Agree not to wear any other shoe insert/insole for the duration of the study, or any NEW shoes. (shoes must be "broken in".)
Shoes that are acceptable can be dress, casual, athletic or work shoes. The heel can not be higher than 1.5 inches. Must be closed toe and closed heel and closed sides
The following shoes are NOT acceptable: sandals, open toe, sides or heel, heels higher than 1.5 inches.

Note from Clinic: Please instruct subjects to bring 3-5 pairs of shoes with them for Visit 1. Only 10% of subjects will be approved to wear athletic shoes, so please tell subjects the more pairs of shoes they bring the better their chances of qualifying for this study.

Compensation: $200 total

Looking for reliable people only, if you are not sure you can do these dates, then do not apply:

Dates and Times of Study (appointments must be scheduled between the below hours):
Visit 1A: 9-2-08 3:30-6:30 pm

Visit 1B: 9-5-08 1:30-4:30 pm

Visit 2: 9-9-08 3:00-6:30 pm

Visit 3: 9-16-08 3:00-6:30 pm

Visit 4: 9-17-08 5:00-6:30 pm

Visit 5: 9-23-08 5:00-6:30 pm

Visit 6: 9-30-08 5:00-6:30 pm

Visit 7: 10-7-08 5:00-6:30 pm


Visit 1A: 9-17-08 3:30-6:30 pm

Visit 1B: 9-22-08 3:00-6:30 pm

Visit 2: 9-25-08 3:00-6:30 pm

Visit 3: 10-2-08 3:00-6:30 pm

Visit 4: 10-3-08 5:00-6:30 pm

Visit 5: 10-9-08 5:00-6:30 pm

Visit 6: 10-16-08 5:00-6:30 pm

Visit 7: 10-23-08 5:00-6:30 pm

Length of Visits:
Visits 1 – 3: 45 minutes to 1 Hour

Visits 4 – 7: 30 minutes

If you are interested in and pre-qualify, please send a separate e-mail to with the subject line, "D155 Insole Study" In the body of your e-mail include your name, phone number, date of birth and copy and paste the below with your answer:
How did you hear about this study (include the name of e-mail list that referred you): mystery-shopper
What is your shoe size:
What is your height and weight (needed to calculate your BMI):

Lori Ruff

Market Viewpoint has APARTMENT mystery shops available in the
following locations:

North East MD 21901
Ellicott City MD 21403
Malden MA 02148
Millbury MA 01527
Crofton MD 21114
Mattapan MA 02126 – $3 bonus this location
Salem MA 01970
Mitchelleville MD 20721
Georgetown MA 01833
Laurel MD 20708
Quincy MA 02171
Gaithersburg MD 20877
Penacook NH 03303
Haverhill MA 01832
Elkton MD 21921
Odenton MD 21113
Tewksbury MA 01876
Williamsburg VA 23188
Methuen MA 01844
Owings Mills MD 21117
Norfolk VA 23503
Milford MA 01757
Johnston RI 02919
Saugus MA 01906
Manchester NH 03101
Largo MD 20774
Cambridge MA 02140
Randolph MA 02368

Now through August 26th (some due dates may be earlier) – not all shops can be done on the weekend. If you need to shop just weekends, let me know when you apply.

PAY is $25 per location

Report is done online. It has questions that are marked with point values and then has a comment section underneath each section for you to provide at least 3 complete sentences per section.

Follow the directions in the next paragraph to be considered.

In order to have me assign you this shop, you must go to and go to the shopper heading and click on application. If you are not in our database, I just need you to fill out the required fields so that I can assign you the shop. After doing this, send an email to with
Phone number:
We prefer shoppers who have PAYPAL. If you don't have Paypal, please let me know. Please follow these directions carefully to be considered for a shop.


Locations: Edmonton, AB and Moncton, NB

This fun shop requires a call to an 800# or a visit to a website, if so directed, to get an appt for a 90 minutes Open House. Open Houses are available generally days, evenings, as well as weekend days.
Most people find them VERY interesting. At the end of the Open House, you will purchase a membership, putting no more than $700 on your credit card and you will cancel the next day. You will be 100% reimbursed, we guarantee it. We will be with you every step of the way! You will return the materials you were given in person or via certified mail, which we will reimburse you for the mailing costs. We can pay $45 to a single or $65 to a couple.Due date is 9/5, but I am flexible.

Apply online at or email me

putting the location in the heading. Ask me about the HUGE Bonus. I will make it worth your while.


Spies in Disguise has lunch (11 AM – 2 PM), dinner (4 PM – 9 PM or 5 PM – 8 PM depending on location) and compliance shops available for August in the cities listed below. September shops in these and more locations will be posted within the next few days.

Compliance shops require the shopper to be between the ages of 21-30. Some shops require a trip to the bar.

Registered shoppers, check the job board for availability. If you are not yet registered with Spies, please apply FOR FREE at


Bossier City 71111
Shreveport 71105

New Rochelle 10801
Port Chester 10573

Columbus 43220
Columbus 43212
Hilliard 43026

Ann Arbor 48104
Brighton 48116
Fenton 48430
Monroe 48162
Mt Clemens 48043
Mt Pleasant 48858
Spies in Disguise, Inc


7 Responses to Mystery Shopping – Full-Time Job?

  1. Rita Weller

    Are there ever any casino mystery shopping?

  2. Leslie Cannon

    I heard all mystery shopping was a scam. What do you know about it?

  3. Maxine Smith

    I live in South Carolina. Is this a good place for mystery shopping?

  4. pamala dale

    What do I do if a company has not paid me?

  5. Laura Kingston

    Do they have much need for mystery shoppers in Kentucky?

  6. Peter Martin

    What kind of mystery shopper jobs are there for men?

  7. Nancy Wilson

    Can I learn more about extra cash for mystery shopping from your site?

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