The jobs are redefined with the concept of work from home jobs. This is funny sometimes when the shopping itself becomes a job. How can one shop from home? It is a good question. I don’t know if any company gives you a job of purchasing products online from your home to check the product or the efficient functioning of the e-commerce site (maybe this adds to the long list of jobs done from home soon).
I am referring here to the job of mystery shopping that is categorized under work from home jobs, but is actually not exactly so. One can enjoy this job of shopping at various outlets, if shopping is his/her hobby. But a little care is also required here. Nonetheless, the most important point is that one gets a chance to turn one’s hobby into job.
The work at home jobs is called mystery shopping because you have to shop around without telling the sellers that you are shopping for the particular purpose of evaluating the quality of their services at the outlet and the product itself. You are allotted a time bound job by the online company you are enrolled with. There may be multiple jobs assigned to you at once for which you have to deliver the reports at fixed times. So planning becomes important here, otherwise it may bring a very hectic and haphazard situation for the mystery shopper.
Most of the companies ask you to fill a form after you have done the shopping and consumed/used the product. Others give you details of what information they seek and you have to put in the information in your detailed report. The information sought includes the hospitality at the outlet, efficiency of the services there, the quality and different features of the product, the complaints if any.
It is an enjoyable job if you are fond of shopping. But you need to be punctual. It is true for all the work from home jobs. Once you fail delivering in time, it affects your future assignments badly. You are given more days for the shops that open for a few hours daily to let you exercise flexibility. If the flexibility with the work at home jobs doesn’t make you lazy, you’re the game.