Last summer, I wrote about all of my side hustles. You can read the article here.
Well I got another one to share! I’ve actually had this one for quite a while (about a year and a half), but I’ve always been hesitant to share it. Recently, I have been approached by more than a few people who are looking for ways to make money, and I decided that I was finally going to let the cat out of the bag and share perhaps, my favorite side hustle of all.
Field Agent is an app you can download for your smart phone. It’s different from secret shopping apps and websites, in that you are only shown assignments in your area, that you qualify for. All of the assignments are self assigned, which means that if you want to job you can apply for it you don’t have to email and hope they pick you- which is my big gripe with most secret shopping/audit companies.
The other thing that makes Field Agent different is that when you select the job, you have a specific time allotted for you to complete the task after you apply and are approved. The time varies based on what type of job it is, but it’s usually 2 to 4 hours from the time you choose the job and you are approved.
Jobs can be as simple as a photographing an end cap at a store, or can be as difficult as photographing the exterior of the home to help out an insurance company.
The key to doing these jobs well, is to be discreet. You’re not gonna walk into a store and loudly announced you’re here to do an audit, or that you’re here to do a secret shopper. All jobs can be completed with the use of a smart phone, as you will do the job while you are in the store in the app, and photograph using the app as well.
All jobs can be completed with the use of a smart phone, as you will do the job while you are in the store in the app, and photograph using the app as well.
I tend to do assignments when my big guy is at school, and it’s just me and the little one, although if there are higher paying gigs on weekends, I will gladly take both kids if it is a simple task.
I’ve taken a lot of time away this year and have not been using the app to earn money as often as I should. But now that my big guy is back in school, I have been doing assignments like mad. I have earned about $40 in the past week and a half. And that’s just one to two hours a week.
They pay either through EFT to your bank account, or through Dwolla, which is the website similar to Venmo or PayPal. I elect to do payments via EFT. It takes only a few days for the money to be transferred into my bank account, and then I can spend (or save) it how I please.
If you think Field Agent is something you’d like, you can check out their website here, and download the app from wherever you get apps!