Have you heard of Gigwalk?
Apparently it has been a thing for years now but I just recently discovered it after my aunt's friend recommended I check it out.
For those of you who, like me, have never heard of Gigwalk, it works like this: Big companies and businesses are looking for people to do small gigs/tasks/reviews and report back to them, and the way they find these people is through the app (or, put more sophisticatedly, Gigwalk is a mobile app for Android and iOS that allows you to find quick jobs (“Gigs”) in your area. A Gig is represented by a pin on the map in our mobile application and can take anywhere from 5 minutes to a few hours to complete and pay anywhere from $3 to $100. Clients see the work Gigwalkers submit through the app on our back-end Gigwalk platform.)
Since it is free to sign up for an account, I said "Oh, WTH" and got myself registered.
Fast forward to a few days later and I just so happened to open the app and notice that there were A TON of newly-listed gigs at local auto part stores, two of which were within a three-mile radius of our house. Since I was new to this entire process, I went ahead and applied, saying I could complete the gigs within the next 3 hours, and was instantly accepted.
In addition to learning about the actual app through my aunt's friend, I also learned that she takes her 4-year-old with her on audits and pays him $1 for each, which gives them both something new to do together and teaches him the value of hard work! Since I love/agree with all of the above, I grabbed Jackson and off we went on our first gig!
Here is what we had to do on our first audit:
1.) Take a picture of the exterior
2.) Observe what kind of shelf the specific product was displayed on
3.) Take picture of said shelf/products
4.) Check the product for any leaks/problems
5.) Inconspicuously leave
Easy peasy, right? The entire gig took a whopping 10 minutes from start to finish and made us a quick $5... so off we went to another auto shop just up the street to complete the same tasks.
In about 45 minutes (taking into account both drive time and the actual audit), our work was done. To celebrate, Jackson requested we go to the Starbucks next door so that he could spend his $2 on a cake pop. (In addition to instilling in him a good work ethic, we need to begin discussing the value of a dollar... but that can wait until another day, because life isn’t complicated when you’re 4 :P).
Fast forward a few days later and my youngest and I went to our local grocery store to pick up a few things and I just so happened to open the app and notice that they were needing a rye bread audit at the exact store we were in! I quickly requested the gig, received immediate acceptance, and then tromped around the store with my 17-month-old in tow in an effort to find a non-existent rye bread display.
As this chain grocery is on the larger side, this gig took us longer than the first two (we walked around three times looking for the dang display), but we were still $3 richer when all was said and done.
As per their website, Whether you’re looking for a little spending money or want to earn an entire extra paycheck, Gigwalk can help. My experience so far is that Gigwalk is a great way to support my McDonald’s coffee addiction, but it isn’t sustainable enough to pay a bill or even fill my tank.
In conclusion, Gigwalk is a fun way to make a few extra bucks if you’re in a crunch, are craving a burger, or are saving up for the holidays! The gigs can be somewhat scarce in my area, but I’m sure it varies market to market, so be sure to download the app to look around! (Heck, you may even be able to replace your entire paycheck, as stated on their website.)
Have you ever been hired for a gig via Gigwalk! Tell us about it in the comments!