Gigwalk is just one of the many apps out there that will allow you to earn money with your iPhone or Android, and I may not have known it existed if not for one of my readers who clued me in to its existence yesterday. So, I decided to write up a Gigwalk review for you.
You’re going to be seeing a lot of posts like this from me over the next few weeks because as a new owner of an iPhone myself, naturally finding ways to make money with it is the first thing I’ve started researching.
So how does Gigwalk work?
If you sign up to be a Gigwalker and download the free app they offer, you’ll get the opportunity to do little odd jobs, or “gigs”. These jobs might consist of taking pictures of different businesses, downloading and trying out different apps, and answering consumer research questions.
An example of something you might be asked to do is verify the hours a certain business is open, which you could do by taking a picture of the hours sign on the door of that business and submitting the picture to Gigwalk. Sometimes mapping companies also need information about roads, and you may get the chance to go out there and verify certain things for those companies.
You can only take on one gig at a time, and you have eight hours to finish the gigs you take. The more gigs you do, the more street cred you will build up, and this means that you could get access to jobs that pay much more.
How much does Gigwalk pay?
Gigwalk pay varies depending on the job, but their website states that on average gigs pay between $3 and $50. You’re paid with Paypal after the customer who posted the job to Gigwalk approves your work, and this could take up to five days to happen.
Gigwalk pay does have Paypal fees coming out of it, and this isn’t totally unheard of. There are some companies that don’t eat the Paypal charges and others that do. Because of the fees, you might lose around .50 cents of every $5 you earn.
Who can apply to Gigwalk?
Anyone from the United States can use the app, but keep in mind that, depending on your location, there may not be that many gigs to do. It goes without saying that more “city-type” areas with more places of business, particularly large chains, are going to have more gigs available than rural areas.
What do people say about Gigwalk so far?
There is some chatter about it here at the Fat Wallet forums. As you read, you’ll see that a lot of people are skeptical since the pay is little considering the time you might spend on a gig. But, there are some who find it worthwhile.
I personally think that, if you’re going to one of the places of business anyway, you might as well check to see if there’s a gig you can complete while you’re there. But I don’t know if I’d spend the gas to go out of my way and do a gig that didn’t pay all that much.