Do you love to shop and wish you could get paid for it? Do you love hamburgers and wish someone would pay for your lunch? Maybe you love watching The People’s Court and wish you could be in the audience. Did you know that you could get paid to be a mystery shopper or get paid to be an audience member of several television shows?
There are many mystery-shopping companies operating throughout the United States but you must be careful in selecting one, as some require that you pay them for opportunities. One of the largest and most reputable is Market Force (https://www.marketforce.com/). Market Force offers various opportunities in and around Manhattan including retailers and restaurants. Not only will you get paid to shop or dine but also you will be reimbursed for your lunch or dinner. Market Force requires you to fill out an application and once you have been accepted you will be able to accept assignments. The fees that you get paid for each assignment vary by company and date. The beauty of these assignments is that you control your own schedule. Market Force pays you for your assignments on a monthly basis and this includes reimbursing you for authorized expenses. If you would like to apply please utilize the following link: www.applymarketforce.com/
In addition to mystery shopping assignments Market Force has another division that certifies you as a field associate. These types of assignments generally pay less than mystery shopping assignments but they can be interesting. The assignments range from checking theaters to see which trailers are running before specific movies, merchandising in retail stores and auditing various business establishments. Some of these assignments are overt and the manager of the location will authorize you to perform your duties. Being a certified field associate requires a separate application and Market Force manages these assignments on a separate website. To apply utilize the following link: https://www.certifiedfieldassociate.com/Layout_Registration/FieldRegistration.aspx
If you are a TV addict and would like to get paid to be an audience member there are several shows in the New York area in which you can indulge. One company that pays for your time (and sometimes provide transportation for shows outside Manhattan) is Onset Productions. To get tickets for free shows or apply for paid assignments you must register and set-up a profile. Once you are registered you can apply for the show and dates that are available and Onset Productions will notify you if you are selected.
To set-up a profile and apply for tickets utilize the following link:
A few of the shows that pay for your time include People’s Court, The Trisha Show and The Steve Wilkos show. These shows tape in Stamford, Connecticut and on selected days Onset Productions provides a free bus from midtown Manhattan up to the studio. You will be paid in cash after your day of taping and once you arrive back in Manhattan. Onset Productions also cast audiences for shows that do not pay for your time including Jenny McCarthy’s new show, The Next Food Network Star and Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central. Their schedules are frequently updated and it is important to stay connected with them through social media.
If you have the time and would like to get paid to have some fun apply to be a mystery shopper or a paid audience member.