How to Make Money on the Go with Secret Shopping

This is a guest post by one of our Bees, Braeden Morgan.

Do you wish that you could make money outside of your day job? If so, a side hustle might be the right thing for you. 

Secret shopping is one of the best side gigs that take up little time and pay well at the same time. And it’s also convenient since you can make money while doing tasks that you were already doing. Here are a few different times that it makes sense to mystery shop.

While Shopping

Are you looking to make a few bucks while buying food and essentials at your local grocer? If so, secret shopping in grocery stores like Albertson’s, Meijer, Publix, and Wegmans might be right for you. 

While you shop, all you need to do is to take photos of one or more sections within the store and answer some questions. You can also shop in drugstores, club stores, and mass retailers like Target and Walmart.

While Getting Gas

Completing secret shopping missions while fueling up is another way to make money! For example, you might be assigned to take photos of display items inside, or earn at the pump by snapping pictures of the building, pumps, and prices. 

Locations for these shops are some of the easiest to find as in most places, stations are on every corner.

While Eating Lunch

Grabbing something to eat on your break or your way home? Secret shop! Several restaurants use secret shopping to make sure customer service and food quality are up to standard. 

Locations for these shops range from fast food to fine dining. The best part? Most companies will reimburse you for any purchases made… lunch on us!

Many Bees also complete Missions in other store locations during lunch. A great way to break up your day.

While Looking at Your Phone

The average American checks their phone 96 times a day. Why not make money during one of those times? Take a few minutes and take one of the online surveys some secret shopping companies occasionally offer. Surveys usually take just 5-10 minutes and can have decent payouts for how short they are. Many times Mobee offers anywhere Missions that can be completed right from the comfort of your own home.

While Decorating Your Home

Shopping for some new chairs or flowers and seeds to start your very own garden? Home improvement stores are another place where secret shops are always in demand. So while you search for the doorknob that will fit on your front porch in Lowe’s and The Home Depot, you can add a few more dollars to your wallet. 

The bottom line is that secret shopping can be done almost anywhere you shop! Get your side hustle on!

Braeden Morgan is an active Mobee user who enjoys freelance writing. He has been a Bee since June 2021 and enjoys how flexible earning honey points with Mobee is.

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