Hot Time Management Tips for Mystery Shoppers

Many mystery shoppers stumble across this job in their efforts to find a way to make money around an already busy schedule. Some started their search in an effort to find a way to make money with a second job without being tied down to a rigid work schedule. Others wanted to earn money around personal commitments such as caring for relatives, juggling a schedule with kids’ activities, going to college, and more. The result is that many mystery shoppers are jamming assignments in everywhere they can, which can lead ti disorganization and unnecessary stress and headache in your life. However, there are some strategies you can follow that will make it easier for you to make more money with less stress. Here’s what you need to know:

Organize Your Schedule. How many times have you been going about your busy day from one activity to the next only to have that “Oh no!” moment where you realize you forgot about something important? If this sounds like something you’ve done even once in the past month or so, you could benefit from measures to organize your schedule. The last thing you want to deal with in your busy life is the stress of forgetting obligations. So spend time finding a system that works for you, whether that means putting your obligations on a old-fashioned desk calendar or a more modern, digital option.

One of the additional benefits of doing this will be the easy ability to see when your schedule has some openings that are perfect for picking up an extra assignment or two!

Organize Your Desk. If your work area at home is a veritable fire hazard with stacks of disorganized papers all over the place, you will want to spend some time filing away your papers and getting organized. While you are sorting through the papers you already have strewn about, be sure to take a few extra minutes to establish an easy-to-follow system to prevent this pile-up from occurring in the future. Having a great file system in place makes it easy to stay organized. This can save you a lot of stress and headache in the future by allowing you to find papers you are looking for with ease and by giving you a clean work area that is well suited for typing out reports fast and stress-free.

Organize Your Assignments. If you are spending half the day driving back and forth between various assignments and your house, you likely have started to realize for yourself what a waste of time all that traveling can be. If you spend just a few minutes to review assignments before you request them and make an effort to choose assignments at least in part based on location and what your other plans or assignments for that day are, you will find that your days’ activities simply flow better. The result is that you have more time on your hands and less stress.

When you put these time management tips in place in your life, you will find that you have more time on your hands to pick up extra money-making assignments and enjoy with some free time, and without the hassle and stress that may be filling your days right now.