Are you always on the lookout for ways to make extra cash? Do you enjoy getting out of the house and going “shopping”? Is visiting local establishments in your area something that you enjoy doing?
Then downloading the Gigwalk app to your iPhone or Android may be a nice little work-at-home (WAH) side egg for you.
What Exactly is Gigwalk?
Gigwalk is an app that you can download to either your Android or iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), allowing you to become something called a “Gigwalker.” As a Gigwalker, you can earn extra cash for doing small tasks in your town. Tasks can take minutes or hours to do, and you can earn anywhere from $3 to $100 per task.
Once downloaded, the Gigwalker App will have jobs show up on the gig map along with a list of all available gigs. Simply select the gig by clicking on the Apply to this Gig button. Once your application is accepted, follow the instructions for the gig. When the gig is finished and approved you will be paid immediately via PayPal.
Most gigs will require proof that you really were at the assigned establishment by taking pictures with your phone and documenting it with geotags.
Gigwalk depends on your feedback to help local retail stores and establishments create good impressions and improve customer service. As a Gigwalker, your job will be to observe merchandise on shelves, displays, and promotions. You may have an occasional interaction with a service professional at the store.
Upon completion of a few gigs, you will be given a performance score based on several factors. You will also be given a credential letter should you ever need to show this to a retail establishment. Some businesses do require that you have this and may ask to see it especially if they see you taking pictures in their stores.
Are There Any Special Requirements to Download the Gigwalk App?
The requirements to download the Gigwalk app to both the Android and iPhone are covered on their website. The biggest thing with the Android is using the camera that came with your phone instead of a third party camera.
What Do I Think of Gigwalk?
I don't think it's something that you can earn a living from doing, but I think it is a good way to earn extra money and do something different. If you are a freelancer working from home or a stay-at-home parent, it could be a good way to get out of the house and earn some money.
How Can You Download the Gigwalk App and Get Started?
You can go to their website and put in your cell phone number. Then, click on the “Send Me the Link” button. After you receive the link, then you can create your user’s account, link in your PayPal account, pull up the map and start doing gigs.
Good luck to those who become Gigwalkers!