I have been shopping since mid-February and am doing quite well. I have flaked a few jobs. One of those jobs were because of the directions, and that company when immediately off my list. Another job was gotten and done through an app and they wanted a better picture of the receipt. A month after the job. They are off my list too.
I have a love/hate relationship with one company, and am very selective on what jobs I do with them. Love the fact that they pay twice a month, hate their directions and most of their jobs are complicated until you get the hang of of them.
I don’t do audits. I’ve done one, and it was fairly easy, but I like staying in the shadows.
I am very selective on restaurants. I’ve done one compensation only and never again. I prefer restaurants that pay a flat fee and let you decide how much to spend.
The first retirement home bothered me a lot, but the second one was good. I’m going to do more.
I’ve done two car negotiation jobs. Those take specialized training, and even more complicated. I bombed my first one, partly because I don’t think on my feet well yet. I still got paid for it so it wasn’t a flake. The second one I managed to get $500 off, so I felt good about it. I’m spacing those out because they take two trips. Plus they are hard.
The other two flakes were a difference of opinion between the MSP and I. I think I did them correctly, but I was so new to mystery shopping then, I didn’t think it was appropriate to argue. I’ve done another 16 jobs for them that I did according to their guidelines so we’re all good.
I will admit I prefer phone and internet jobs to going out face to face. I also think I end up making more money on those. I’ve done a bunch of internet chat jobs at $5.00 a piece. As I shop, I’m getting better at finding jobs that take less energy.