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Become A Telephone Mystery Shopper

No special skill

If you love to talk on a phone, you can earn some handsome amount of money as a telephone mystery shopper.

Most of the businesses and retail outlets today constantly try to stay ahead of their competition.

To do this, they need to analyze and study what their competitors are doing so that they can create a plan to improvise their products and service offerings.

That's where they need mystery shoppers to do competitor research for them and get them valuable data.

Most of the market research and survey companies also hire mystery shoppers for collecting data for their studies.

As a telephone mystery shopper, your job will be to call businesses, retail outlets, call centers and ask questions or pretend to be a good customer who is interested in their services.

When you're done collecting information, you will have to write and submit a report based on what you found by asking questions.

Suitable For

Anyone who is comfortable talking on a phone and loves to ask questions.

Skills Required

1. Ability to speak fluently on the phone in the native language and English.

2. Ability to listen with a strong focus on details.

3. Ability to clearly write down analysis report in English.

How To Get Started

The best way to get started is by applying for the post of telephone mystery shopper on the following websites:


Submit your Callcenterqa application here.

Callcenterqa pays at a flat rate of $5 per call. And the best thing is that they pay you via PayPal within 48 hours of completing the call. You should consider starting with this company first if you are in need of instant cash.


Submit your Arlic application here.

Arlic payment varies from $3.50 per call to $12 per call depending on the country and location. Payments are made through direct bank deposits.


Visit intellicheck's job listing page and apply for the position of Telephone Mystery Shopper.

Intelichek will pay you $1 per call in the beginning as calls are very short you just need to ask a couple of questions. Some experienced workers have been reported to earn $50 to $100 per day.

Payments are sent bi-weekly via check until you reach three-star status after that payment is made through direct bank deposit.


Submit your Perstrat application here.

Perstrat works in healthcare sector you'll have call doctor's office or medical stores for gathering information. They'll also assign you shops, you'll have to visit them in person and submit a detailed report.

They usually pay you in between $12 to $17 per call and even more for in-person shop visits. You'll receive your payment via check.


To apply for telephone mystery shopping position at Telexpertise, you need to send them an email at and Make sure to include your resume and any other relevant qualifications.

Telexpertise will usually pay you between $3 to $10 per call.

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