If you happen to be an iPhone or Android owner, you'll be happy to know that there are tons of ways you can earn money with these devices — and the Field Agent app may be one of the most profitable I've come across so far.
We've done the research for you, and you'll learn what you need to know about how it works in this Field Agent app review.
How does the Field Agent app work?
Get on your phone 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.
For more help in getting the app up and running, and for troubleshooting help, you should check out the I'm a Field Agent site. It's chock full of tips and resources for Field Agent users.
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 devices is Field Agent available on?
This app has only been available for iPhone users for quite some time, but a reader recently commented and let me know they were able to download it on an Android.
Their website still does not say the app is available for Android users, but it may be worth a try. The Field Agent website does say that you can now download it for Android!
What are the Field Agent app reviews so far?
People are really liking Field Agent! Some people are actually making a decent amount of extra cash with the Field Agent app. From what I've read, they pay when the money is requested. If you have an iPhone and need some extra cash, you may find this of interest.
Want to try it?
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.
Looking for more smartphone apps that pay you?
I have a big list of 24 smartphone apps that pay here. Of those, my favorite is Ibotta. I'm using it to earn money every time I buy groceries by uploading my receipt to the app. Pay is instant via Paypal once you've got $20 in there.