Download These Apps That Will Pay YOU Money
Most apps are free to download, or you have to pay for the app or game. But a few apps have emerged that give you money back. They are part of the “gig economy,” things like Uber and Lyft, where you do tasks for a small payment amount. However, unlike something like Uber, these apps don’t lock you into any long-term employment. I’ve tried a few of these, and here are our impressions.
Gigwalk is one of our favorite apps, for two reasons. First, it has a lot of product and price checks at Walmart, and I live and work close to a Walmart, so completing tasks is easy. After you create an account, launch the app, and it shows you jobs in your vicinity. Most of them are product or display checks, asking you to see if a particular type of motor oil is in stock or if a screen kit from a potato chip company is set up. Snap the pictures, upload them, and you’re done. Anywhere from a few hours to a day or so and the payment is deposited into your PayPal account.
Second, once you reserve a task, it is yours to keep until you complete it or the time expires. You usually get 1-3 days to complete a task, unless there is a deadline the contractor has set (you’re not going to get three days if you’re looking for a Halloween pop kit and it’s October 30). Fail to complete a task you applied for, and it negatively affects your rating, and you probably can’t reapply for the job. The more tasks you complete, the more money you make, and the more likely it is that you’ll be eligible for higher-paying jobs.
Typical Payout is $3-5 per gig.
This app is similar to Gigwalk, but you can also take surveys, download apps, and answer questions for acorns, which is exchanged for money. There are a few product reviews on there, but less work-only gigs. Sometimes you don’t get reimbursed for the purchase price of the item, so make sure it’s a product you were going to buy.
The typical payout is $.01-$5 per gig (simple questions, polls, and app downloads are less) and you need a minimum of $10 to withdraw from your PayPal account.
This app comes with a few caveats. Their payouts are smaller compared to similar apps, and it requires a minimum balance to withdraw. But if you live in an area with a large number of Rewardable gigs, you will be able to make it work for you.
Field Agent is a relatively new startup, but they have started dispatching more and more gigs. But sometimes it feels like they operate like an airline that overbooks their flights. For example, a contractor needs 500 stores surveyed to see if a display kit has been set up. Field Agent will release the gig to 1,000 (estimated) users of the app and then take the first 700 who apply. Once the contracted number of surveys are complete, the remaining 200 applicants working on the gig are withdrawn. If the first 100 of those surveys are incorrect, they will open the gig up again. Keep in mind too that if the contractor has a deadline to be met, the closer the deadline, the larger the payout. Therefore, you might see a gig pop up one day with a $3 payout, disappear, and come back later with a $10 payout.
Typically you’re only given two hours to complete the gig. If the quota is filled before you finish the job, your contract will be voided. So while the payout can be decent, we recommend only taking jobs that can be completed immediately. The typical payout is $4-10 per gig. The tasks are quite easy compared to other job apps I’ve used, but they must be completed as quickly as possible due to overbooking.
So in Conclusion…
These apps success rate will vary by location. Just because there is an abundance of jobs with one app in a particular area, it may not be as profitable in another location. All of these applications should be available for both Android and iOS devices. So if you’re out shopping at Walmart or your local grocery store, check out these apps. You just might make some money!