SauteePan-Many people want to become a mystery shopper and earn lots of money off the bat. It is like any other profession, you really have to prove yourself and take the assignments that are not so glamorous in order to develop a reputation in the business.
Once you have developed a good reputation the high end assignments start coming in, but this is only after a lot of hard work.
Many people see that when they start they usually begin with fast food evaluations which are the lowest paying assignments that can range from $7.50 to $10.00.
People underestimate the potential because they do not see the immediate payoff but if you stick with it and offer quality work, you will be rewarded.
I was offered about $150 to do a financial evaluation for a company that needed someone reliable because they had missed their previous deadline.
This was critical because if they did not come through they would have lost this client. In order to become a secret shopper you also have to keep the details regarding the client that you are shopping confidential.
I also suggest getting a gold certification from MSPA. This also lets mystery shopping companies that you are serious and you will be eligible for more work.