Whatever the circumstance may be, companies can find the help they need right from a phone or computer. Gigwalk allows its members to request gigs for small tasks to contracted work. These encompass any services ranging from audits to photography, the sky is the limit. This is an, on-demand, readily available workforce comprised of over 50,000 individuals across all 50 states.
Businesses can connect with people through Gigwalk to get the help they need by simply posting a gig opportunity when the need for help arises. The Gigwalk mobile application, available on iPhone, Android or the Blackberry, makes it easy request gigs from anywhere at any time. Any company who posts a gig must provide a fully detailed description of the work that needs to be completed, a due date, the gig location and the price of the job.
To become a gig provider, also known as a Gig Walker, and start earning extra cash you must setup an account profile. The profile should accurately and thoroughly describe your skills, educational background and work experience to be considered and accepted for gigs. The more you have to offer the gig requesters, the more opportunities you will have. You can browse gigs through the network and apply for the ones that you want. You must also go to the location of the gig in order to be accepted, this policy of the program was implemented so everyone has a chance to make money; one person cannot take all of the posted gigs.
If you receive good reviews on completed work, you will slowly build up your profile and increase your exposure. Gig Walkers can earn “Street Cred” points for good reviews and by doing “pro-bono” tasks to create an image of reliability. With more “Street Cred” points you are able to access higher levels of achievement to unlock a succession of higher paying gigs.
The amount of money per gig can pay anywhere from $3.00-$90.00, some have even been more than $100.00. Gigwalk requesters and Gigwalk providers must have a PayPal account to pay for the work and to receive payment for completing the work. Payment is required upfront for all requests. The money is distributed to all of the parties involved in the transaction. Gigwalk takes a percentage of the payment for their services; in addition, fees for PayPal are also deducted. Once the Gig Walker has completed a job they will be paid after a review on their quality of work has been posted by that gig requester.
The great thing about this service is that it is bringing jobs back into the local work force. With the high unemployment rate, and the need for an immediate local workforce, it is a great temporary fix that benefits everyone. Whether unemployed or employed, there are opportunities to make money; you can take on as many gigs as you want to. This is a nice flexible work option for both the Gig Requesters and the Gig Walkers.
I just received my first assignment, to photograph some bags of potatoes at Wegman's. The product wasn't there, and according to the produce manager and customer service, they had never seen anything like it. I reported this to Gigwalk, and I received an email from them stating that they had decided to take me off the assignment. What? I don't even understand what that means, especially since the assignment is still posted. So, including travel time, I spent 45 minutes for nothing.
I signed up for a gig to take a photo of a new appliance and the sales receipt. I was told my photos were not clear enough so I took more and sent them in. A couple days later I was told I did not follow directions and I was not paid. I thought, well maybe I didn't...
Then a month later I get junk mail wanting to sell me insurance and the appliance I did the gig on. Yep, scam.
I liked the concept, so I downloaded the app. When I saw the gigs that were available and what they were asking for, I was very disappointed.
I wouldn't mind going to a nearby business and snapping a few photos. But the instructions typically asked for things like "we want 8 Amazing photos, with useful comments", with very specific requirements about how the photos should be taken and submitted. Easily 30-60 minutes of work, not including transportation to the location. And all for $5, which you might not get if they are not satisfied with your work? No thank you!
If the company were to actually hire someone to do this, they would have to pay 5-10 times what they are offering here. So this is the worst of all worlds: it pays typically less than minimum page for work that requires more skill and uncertainty than most minimum wage jobs. And there is no upside. Put in a full day doing this and you might make $50. Booyah! You'd do better to stand on the street with a cup in your hand.
In short, this is a new tool for exploiting the poor and desperate. PLEASE avoid.
I have performed a few gigs for gigwalk and even though they pay fast, the work is a bit tedious for the amount of pay. I have a couple of apps on my iphone that I use to make extra money and I must say that even though the money is real, the tasks are time consuming and more complicated than it should be. Procede with caution, there are better paying apps available.
I have done a about five of them. On one of them I was asked to go back twice. Not worth $5 to go back. Not only that they don't pay for Pay Pal fees, you do.
They do pay you pretty quick I must say. If you talk to a manager to let them know what you're doing they will let you. When you do a panoma make sure it is near perfect.
Not worth traveling a few miles just to earn $5. If you are in the area where needed then do it.
Did 7 and got paid for 5. They literally pay within 24 hours to your paypal account not bad. The photosynth is difficult to use at times but you do get better over time, the key is to move and let the photos stitch itself. Easy $25 for 2 hours worth of work = $12.50/hr walking around town. The key here is to select a set of locations next to one another.
No sour grapes here. On the first day I did 2, which were places I already were going to. The managers came to greet me, all positive feelings. Got paid within 18 hours.
On the second day I did 3 more, again, met the manages, all good vibes from everyone. Some even straighten things up to make photo prettier. Got paid within 18 hours.
On good advantage is that I can deduct all my mileage. So if I'm going somewhere for personal reasons, that is not tax deductible, I can throw a Gigwalk near the destination, and then it becomes a business trip, and now tax deductible.
Software on iPhone is amazing and so simple. No brainer. Takes about 20 minutes to make $5
I took the time to do two different locations perfectly only to be told I took a photo at an angle, so I will not be getting paid. Scammed me into taking free photos for them.
They make this sound simple. Actually you are goin into people's businesses taking pictures, doing panoramas and hopin that no one asks you to leave. The amount of time and pictures they want you to take is TOO MUCH! $5 is minuscule compared to what they are being paid for our work. Not to mention the gas, and time we have to give. If you're looking for extra cash this is not it. They are taking advantage of people's circumstances. I'd rather get paid $5 dollars an hour than five dollars to go to different locations and hope that after I submit my work it'll be accepted.
These folks are scam artists. Do not provide them your demographic information!