Earn Money With the iPhone Field Agent App!

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Field Agent AppIf you happen to be an iPhone owner, you’ll be happy to know that there are tons of ways you can earn money with it — and the Field Agent app may be one of the most profitable I’ve come across so far. I do have the app on my phone, but unfortunately I haven’t gotten a chance to try it out yet. I was trying to wait to review it until I had a chance to try it, but as busy as things have been for me lately there is no telling when that will be! So I hated to hold those of you who don’t know about it yet back from giving it a try for yourself.

How does the Field Agent app work?

Get on your iPhone and go to your App Store. Do a quick search for “Field Agent,” and download the app. It’s completely free. Once the app is installed, you can set it to check for jobs in your local area. These jobs vary greatly, but for the most part they involve doing things inside stores. Like for example, a job recently showed up on my phone through the Field Agent app asking me to take a picture of a certain type of turkey inside the deli display case at my local grocery store. Another one I saw was to take a picture of how many notches were on the shelf just under the monitor hanging from a Wal-Mart end cap display in the Pharmacy section. I didn’t do either of these, but if I had, I could have simply accepted the job, took the required pictures, and uploaded them to Field Agent. After my submissions were approved, I would have been paid for the jobs.

How much does Field Agent pay?

Pay varies from job to job, but from what I’ve seen most jobs pay anywhere from a few dollars up to as much as twelve dollars. The money you earn should show up in your Field Agent account within 48 hours after you’ve completed a job. You can then request that the money be sent to your Paypal or Dwolla accounts. Currently these are the only two methods of payment available.

What is an Agent Score?

You start off with a “score” of 85/100. As you do more and more jobs accurately, your score goes up. It could also go down if you don’t follow directions or reserve jobs without executing them. The higher your score, the better the chances are that you’ll get access to the higher-paying stuff. After you reserve a job, you have 120 minutes to complete it, so don’t reserve anything unless you know you can be at the specified location within that time period. According to the website, not all jobs require that you visit a store and that in fact some can be done from home, but I haven’t seen any on my list yet that don’t require being at a store.

Is Field Agent open outside the US?

Yes. Field Agent is open to the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia.

What are people saying?

People are really liking Field Agent! Some people are actually making a decent amount of extra cash with the Field Agent app by just going about their day to day business when they’re running errands. From what I’ve read, they pay when the money is requested. If you have an iPhone and need some extra cash, I highly suggest checking this out! I can’t wait to try it myself.

You do have to have an iPhone to use Field Agent, but another good app to download that will work with most smart phones is Checkpoints. You can’t earn cash with that one, but you can earn points that you can redeem for lots of gift cards and other cool merchandise.

Here’s a link to the Field Agent website if you want to read more about it for yourself. And please be sure to come back here and let me know what you think of it!

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1 Skip Dodson June 22, 2011 at 8:36 am

Your review is accurate. Actually I’ve earned as much as $16 on a job. Average is about $5.75/ job over last 15 weeks. I’ve done 108 jobs which took 65 hours of work and 886 miles of driving. That is driving specifically for this work. If I was in or near the store for other reasons I didn’t record the milage. You can’t earn a living doing this, but you can pick up some extra cash. i.e. You can pay for the cost of owning an iPhone:-)

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2 Anna June 22, 2011 at 10:50 am

That’s awesome, Skip! Maybe one day they’ll open it up to people using other types of smart phones, like the Android and Blackberry. I would love it if more people could take advantage of it.

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3 Miranda Grimm June 23, 2011 at 12:53 am

I contacted Field Agent about that Anna. I asked how long it would be before they offered this to Android users. Their response was that they already have the technical abilities to do so…but the work load is not high enough to add all those users. I loved that about them! Although it currently eliminates me…I love that they are concerned about depleting the work available for their current users. Great sign of a great company!

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4 Anna June 23, 2011 at 6:51 am

I agree! That is nice that they’re concerned about having enough work available for everyone. I’m hoping some other similar companies will start to emerge. So far Gigwalk seems to be the most similar to Field Agent, but it’s also only available for iPhone and it’s even limited to people in certain areas.

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5 Tim April 6, 2013 at 9:46 pm

I personally use Easy shift and Filed agent which are perfect and very easy to use. Feature points came out to be really good because I can stay home and download while making some fast cash straight to paypal. I have been paid 5 times already in 2 weeks!

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6 Michelle May 13, 2013 at 12:32 pm

I tried this app and I have to say, I’m not impressed. I have worked for other companies doing this so I know that my skills are pretty decent. I’ve also worked in management before becoming a stay at home mom–so I understand that you need to have some give and take when working with staff. I’ve had quite a few gigs refused based on “technicalities”. When I challenged the technicalities(one for example was you didn’t check this box but instead you put a comment at the end. Another was–you didn’t put a photo–okay, but the product wasn’t available, how could I put a photo?) Some things send up warning flags—I get numerous answers depending upon whom I speak with and rules change. For example, I got rejected because of a photo–they said that it was cut off and I had to stand back farther. When I said that there was an aisle and that I couldn’t stand back any farther, they told me that then I should have taken the shot on an angle. Okay, shouldn’t that be noted in the instructions?(answer–well, if it isn’t stated, it is okay to do. Okay, if I’m new, how do I know what to do if it isn’t stated????) I asked if there was a list of things that are okay and not okay or specifics? They didn’t answer that question. The next time I took a photo on an angle and it was rejected because “you need to take photos head on”. Hmmmm….. Also, when I asked for guidelines, etc, etc, and specifics on how to handle situations, no one could tell me. IF you use this app, follow the directions as closely as possible. Realize that IF the product is not available and even if the instructions tell you to note it at the end of the gig, chances are likely that you won’t get paid. However, if you abandon the gig, your rating will go down and this will affect your ability to get gigs. It is a no win situation but basically you are out your time and gas money. Also realize that they are EXTREMELY picky about photos and not clear about “rules” of taking photos either. Because of that, I no longer go out of my way to drive to gigs. IF I am out and there is a gig at the store I am at, I will complete the gig. I strongly recommend Easy Shift and Zappidy instead of Field Agent. However, it is good to have as an “extra egg” in your money earning basket. Just don’t take the rejections personally, and don’t go out of your way(spend gas money) to complete any gigs that are offered.

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