HERE'S HOW TO MAKE A QUICK FIFTY BUCKS
'allo! I have recently fallen into the wonderful world of Mystery Shopping! I started a few months ago and am finally making a consistent $150-200 a day after a LOT of trial and error. I have since taught a number of friends and family members what I have learned and the one thing everyone wanted to know was, "How can I make some quick cash without visiting a store- are there 'phone mystery shops' or something I can do to 'get my feet wet'?"
And the answer is: Yes there IS! There's a great company (CCQA) that does call center phone shops AND it's free to join. All you do is call the number they give you and pose as a customer. I have done these calls for Auto Insurance, Cable and Internet Services, Colleges, Pet Insurance, Home Warranties and more. The cool thing is that they deposit your earnings ($5 a call- seriously!) in payPal within 7 days!
So here's how it works:
1.Sign up with ccqa Http://www.callcenterqa.org/employment/?oid=1813_1
2. You'll be asked to do a Test Call Evaluation form.
3. Once you have completed the form and submitted it, you will receive an email almost immediately saying: "Thank you. Your test call evaluation form has been successfully submitted and will be reviewed in the order it was received. We will contact you via email with a list of paid calls if we hire you as Telephone Mystery Shopper contractor for our company.
Please note we only have a limited number of paid calls available, so this work is on an as-needed-basis and is NOT a full-time position. If you have any questions you may contact XXXXX@XXXXX."
4. Within 12-24 hours, you will receive a second email stating: "PLEASE READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING. It contains important contractor information that has been updated.
GET PAID TO COMPLETE ONLINE FORMS TOO!
Please visit this URL: xxxxx
These calls should be a minimum of 6 minutes long and the payout is $5 per shop including submitted online paid call evaluation form for each call made.
ALWAYS provide the call center agent accurate contact information including a REAL phone number you can be reached at. Do NOT use a Google Voice number as this will make it obvious you are a Mystery Shopper.
The online paid call evaluation form can be accessed here: xxxxx
DO NOT USE THE TEST CALL EVALUATION FORM FOR THESE CALLS
IMPORTANT: You MUST complete the evaluation on the online Paid Call Evaluation Form for each call made in order to receive payment.
Please pay attention to the directions for each call. Please allow up to 12 seconds to connect to the call center IVR system. Only do one call evaluation per call center.
Please skip any call centers that are closed, you cannot connect with, you have previously completed, or you are a current customer of.
We do not require a 1099 at this time. We have updated our payment policy effective 10/1/2014. Pay will be issued in 7 days or less from the submission date of your completed shop evaluation form. All calls are tracked and recorded automatically.
You can do all the calls or choose the ones that match your interests. We ask that you complete all calls you want to do within the next 5 days.
ALL calls are recorded and reviewed."
5. The email will then list the available Calls. My first list had 16 calls, 5 of which I didn't qualify for. That left 11 calls and I knocked those out in a couple of hours! A good friend in another state received 20 calls and qualified for them all, so where you're located can make a difference.
6. Within seven days (mine took EXACTLY 7 days!) you will see your earnings in your PayPal account!
7. As with most things, there are a few tricks to making this easy and painless and I am going to share them with you. As I have learned the VERY hard way, you do NOT want to associate your primary phone # or email with any of your shops. Obviously, you need a [i]working[/i] email and phone, so here's what I recommend. For an email address, just hit gmail and create one. Don't use words like test,shop,etc. The 2nd thing you're going to want to do is to get a usable phone #. When I first started this, I obviously didn't want to PAY for a #, so after some searching, I found the perfect solution: k7.net! Just go to k7.net, follow the simple directions and you'll have a free phone number and voicemail! Now, it will NOT be a local #, but in the age of cellphones, area codes are almost irrelevant and I have yet to have a single Call Center rep or Shop target even ask me about it! Oh and make sure you have the voicemail set up before you start your CCQA Calls. Please carefully review the Call requirements for each call and have a believable scenario ready for each. I keep a small memo pad on my right with notes for my calls.
And that's really about it! Now, don't expect to make a bundle doing this. This company only sends calls out every couple of months, but if you need a quick $50 in the next week, this will definitely do the trick!