Spending someone else's money and getting paid for it sounds like great work if you can get it.
The good news is, you can!
After the pandemic, it's predicted that there will be a boom in high street shopping after several months of closures and lockdown and shops will need to relearn how to sell to consumers who may still be afraid of shopping on the high street.
You can help with this demand and make some extra cash in the process by signing up to become a mystery shopper or 'Evaluator' as they are sometimes referred to.
There are several different mystery shopper roles you can sign up for. Some allow you to keep the products you buy and even use them, while others prefer to pay you standard fee for your troubles.
The role of a mystery shopper is extremely important to the world of commerce and as an evaluator, your insights will be providing game-changing insights big brands, so that they can impact how to deliver the best possible customer service and purchasing decisions.
Product testing is also a hugely popular and lucrative way to get paid for using products and in some cases get to keep the product for good.
With product testing, you don't need to leave your home. Simply register on one of the product testing websites. They will probably ask you to complete a profiler.
Once you're on their books, they will send you products to test that match your user profile.
These trials can last anywhere from a day to months and you could get anything from a face cream to a fridge freezer.
Needless to say, demand for these roles are high so if you apply for any of them, you will need some patience because you could be waiting several weeks before you are called upon to visit a shop as a mystery shopper or test a product at home.