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I have been working at ShadowShopper as a contractor (Less than a year)
Jobs can truly be fun and interesting! If you have GREAT time management skills, these can sometimes be worked into the schedule of other paying jobs (like a lunch Shop - get a paid lunch and paid Shop Job during the lunch hour of a regular job). That is a Win-Win! But they do take a LOT of time, then their reports must be filed - in a quick fashion!
Many jobs will only allow you to do ONE at a time (which being out on multiple jobs is where you can actually make a reasonable wage). Once you add your time and fuel in travel, time required to prepared the reporting required, time required to scan and download necessary documents or photos as well as submit your report(s) -all of which must be filed within a very short period of time, you are really making a few dollars an hour. When you realize this, you become disheartened.
Advice to Management
Seek out multiple jobs for ShadowShoppers - or ask if they are seeking multiple jobs for that day. You can search the schedules for anything open for them. Find ways for ShadowShoppers to meet the need of clients wanting their jobs shopped and reported as one job only in a fashion so that your Shopper can quickly obtain shop another job in that area without negating the desires of the client. Help your Shopper do this so they will be Happy (profitable shoppers) and your clients will receive timely reports!
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