Don’t you just hate it when you go to the store to get your favorite food item and it’s out of stock? How frustrating! You know who else it’s frustrating for? The product’s manufacturer that has an upset customer and the retailer that just lost a sale. So how can you help out the manufacturer and make a few extra bucks on the side?
Enter Gigwalk. Gigwalk is a money-making app that allows Gigwalkers (that’s you) to pick up product-audit assignments and simple errands at local retailers. The app is free, the jobs are simple, and you don’t have to have any product audits or merchandising experience. It’s an easy-to-use app that can turn your errands into some extra cash!
How to get started
Getting gigs and getting paid is easy with Gigwalk. Download the app for your Android or iPhone for free. Then set up a simple profile for yourself. The app will find your location using GPS and identify available gigs near you. These gigs will usually pay an average of $7-$12 each, though the pay may be higher depending on the gig.
Where the gigs are
When you’re browsing gigs you can see a variety of stores and types of jobs available to you. There are gigs available in all 50 states, but the highest concentrations of jobs are in the big cities where the app first launched: Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco and Miami.
Signing up for a job
When you find a gig you want, click on it to apply. Select the day, and mark your calendar. These gigs aren’t always the same day—so don’t forget when you signed up! If you don’t complete your job, your Gigwalker reputation score will go down and they may not assign you future gigs. You’ll usually find within a few hours if you’re approved for an assignment.
What the gig entails
Most gigs are simple product audits. You’re asked to go to a specific store and check to see if a particular product is in stock and displayed appropriately. The app verifies that you’re at the right place via GPS and by the few pictures you’ll take to identify the store and product. Upload the photos to the app, and you’ve just completed your first gig! Many gigs only take a few minutes and there’s no limit to how many you can complete in a day.
I once got assigned a gig to take pictures of a certain coffee brand display at my local grocery store. All I had to do was take photos of the coffee display, the coffee aisle and the outside of the store. I answered a couple of simple questions in the app then uploaded my pictures. I completed that job in about 5 minutes. Afterwards, I went across the street to the other gig that I had signed up for at a drugstore where I took photos of a seasonal perfume display. Two gigs completed in just a few minutes!
Gigs are usually approved within 1-2 days and you get paid via Paypal immediately after they’re approved. There’s no waiting to accumulate a certain amount before you can cash out, and you get paid separately for each gig the same day they’re approved. Easy peasy.
This is a guest post by Alice.
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