Gigwalk is a very cool, free smartphone application that lets you search your area for gigs to complete in exchange for a little compensation. The app does well to connect on-the-spot temporary workers with the brands who are looking to ensure their products are positioned well in your local market stores. I like to describe the app as a secret shopper tool that features quick work needing to be completed within five days. The work can range from your snapping photos of a restaurant to your counting and photographing a physical inventory of damaged beverage cans the shelves within your local retailers.
How to Make Money with Gigwalk
- Download the free Gigwalk smartphone app
- Search the available Gigs in your area
- Apply for those that most interest you
- Gigwalk confirms when you’ve been approved
- Complete and submit your work.
My favorite part of the process was to choose available gigs that were to occur within the stores that I was already planning to visit. Another perk, the app provides a step-by-step submission form within the app. This really helped me make sure I worked within the parameters of my temporary employer.
As a consumer of Red Bull, I was immediately drawn to those gigs that involved my actually taking inventory of any damaged Red Bull cans on the local stores’ shelves. So, I applied for five “Red Bull” gigs within five local stores with each paying $8/completed gig.
1] photograph the storefront,
2] photograph any damaged cans and their serial numbers;
3] inventory the number of cans on the shelf;
In all, the process took ten minutes per store.
Within 36 hours of submitting my work to Gigwalk, I received a $40 deposit into my PayPal account. That’s not bad for an hour of of work!