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March 24, 2023

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Paid Online Surveys Mystery Shopping and More

Swapping Resources

Before you choose a site for swapping, browse a bit to make sure that what’s already listed on a specific site matches the kind of things you want to buy, sell or swap.
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Mystery Shopping & Merchandising

Many people have heard of mystery shopping, but not all of us understand exactly what it’s all about.

Mystery shopping is focused on monitoring and improving quality and service to ensure consistency with brand standards using anonymous resources. About 85% of this work is done in person; a growing trend involves home-based mystery shoppers who conduct their work by calling (as opposed to visiting) catalog companies, call centers, and others, which account for 15% of the industry.

With mystery shopping, an individual walks into a retail store, restaurant, grocery store, convenience store or gas station to monitor and measure specific behaviors. Among them: associate greetings, the length of the wait to be served, the availability of merchandise, the knowledge of the sales team, and so on.
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Word of Mouth Programs & Paid Online Surveys

Paid Online Surveys
We’ve compiled a list of some of the legitimate websites where you can offer your opinion in exchange for free products. Think of these surveys as a cool way to share your candid thoughts on any number of potential products and services — and then receive a fun reward for your time. Remember that marketers aren’t just interested in putting free goodies in your hands; they do so because they’re interested in your opinions.

Never pay a fee or provide credit card information when registering for these sites. No legitimate site will require you to pay any kind of “registration” fee in order to give them your opinion. Registering with these sites should always be free.

ZoomPanel Earn between 50 and 100 points every time you complete a survey; once you reach 1,000, you can begin redeeming points for great rewards that range from books and DVDs to stuff in cooking, gardening and electronics. (Featured by Tory Johnson on Good Morning America.)

Other sites where you can register to complete surveys and earn points to redeem for reward prizes.
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