Starting tomorrow I'm working a route of 49 gas stations along with a few merchandising jobs and restaurant shops. The 49 shops are all for the same brand. I particularly like doing shops in volume because I can get a routine going and be super efficient at it. Repetition saves me from re-reading shop guidelines, printing out reams of instructions, and mentally switching gears. I just focus and get it done.
I also have four restaurants (again, the same chain), 5 menu audits (again, the same chain - making data entry much easier), and three merchandising jobs (you guessed it - the same job in 3 locations). It's gotten harder for me to justify the fees some mystery shopping companies pay and one of the ways I mitigate that expense is by cutting out costs (printing one set of instructions for 49 shops is a lot cheaper than printing 49 sets of instructions) and time (learning the scenario once for 49 jobs is much less time consuming than learning 49 different scenarios).
Over the next 7 days I'll earn more than $600 in fees, about $330 in free gas, and various other reimbursements. Not a bad way to end one month and start a new one.