This is the question that I field most frequently from shoppers. How do I get more jobs? I am here to tell you the most effective strategy to get the most mystery shopping jobs you can.
The first thing you need to do is apply. You may tell me that you have applied to a few companies. What if those companies only have two shops a year in your area? Are you doing yourself justice. No. You need to apply to lots of different companies. One way to do that is to apply at http://www.kernscheduling.com/ as a new shopper. Through that site you will find out about lots of different companies that have shops in your area. You also can check back here. I will be compiling a list of reputable companies on this site. I recommend applying to as many companies as you can get your hands on.
Next, you need to start applying for shops. If you keep applying and don't get them, do not get discouraged. Shoppers are giving a rating based on their past performance. You will need to take the assignments at the bottom of the food chain first. Just keep applying for lots of shops in your area.
You get your first shop. The most important thing is to follow through. Do you know that over half of the mystery shoppers "flake" on their first assignment? Read your guidelines carefully. This is not brain surgery. It is mystery shopping. Be sure to follow directions. Then, enter your report in a timely fashion. Most companies require that you complete the report online within 24 hours of completing your shop. Next, submit any receipts or documentation needed. Finally, check back in your shop log to see if the editor has any questions or needs further information.
If you complete your shop as above, better and higher paying shops will be around the corner.