Mystery Shoppers, or Secret Shoppers, pose as customers to provide research and evaluation of a company's products, services or personnel.

While we believe that all links and companies below are legitimate, you have the responsibility to do your due diligence and research any company you wish to apply to or work for or with.  Also, while these companies are believed to hire or contract with individuals who work at home, we cannot guarantee that they are hiring at this time or that they will provide an offer of employment or work.

Check out the General Resources page for forums and helpful resource sites and tools for mystery shoppers.

All companies below are US companies, unless otherwise noted.

Maritz Mystery Shopping



Ritter Associates

PremierService – Location:  Canada

Ace Mystery Shopping

Business Evaluation Services

Verify International Inc.

Research Services Group

Cirrus Marketing Intelligence

A Closer Look


Ardent Services

Ellis – Partners in Management Solutions  – Apartment Shops

Perception Strategies – Healthcare Shops

NWLPC (North WestLoss Prevention Consultants)

Greenhouse Marketing – CANADA

Quality Assessments

A Top Shop

Mystique Shopper

Ann Michaels & Associates Ltd.

Service Excellence Group


Baird Group – Medical Mystery Shopping

Asset Protection Associates

LRA Worldwide

BigK Mystery Shopping – Website is in Spanish and this company is in Mexico

Hospitality Now – A division of Coast to Coast Scheduling Inc. – Shops for the Hospitality Industry – Click on the careers and there is an application link that includes Mystery Shoppers.

CallCenterQA – CallCenter QA is a mystery shopping company that provides quality assurance (mystery shops) for call centers, with some as well for online shops, and on the application, they ask if you are a homeowner, if you would allow in-home estimate shops as well. They only hire in the US, you must be at least 18 years of age; however, no experience is necessary. The work consists of completing a telephone mystery shop and then completing a brief online feedback form. Per their website, calls are typically 5-10 minutes and forms take a few minutes to complete, and for that you would receive $5 and paid within 7 business days. As with most mystery shopping services, it’s not likely that this would be steady or regular work, as you will receive shop opportunities based on your profile and the company’s needs. From their home page, click on the “employment” tab or click here for their online application.