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14 ‘Gigwalk.com’ Reviews
Gigwalk is notorious for refusing to pay people. There are hundreds of stories all over the web of people who submitted their gig's and had them rejected. Myself included.
I did a gig and provided the images exactly as was requested. However after they were submitted the client changed their mind and wanted more detailed pictures. The client only gave me 24 hours to submit about 150 more images and was very vague in their instructions. I asked the client directly for more time and was granted an extra 24 hours.
However, despite this, gig walk cancelled my gigs (keep in mind these were completed) and refused to pay me. I tried to contact them, but they do not give gig walkers a phone number to reach customer service. You can only use the email on their website. They didn't get back to me for two days then shuffled me around to other departments. The result is I worked 6 hours for gig walk and was supposed to be paid $60 and I got nothing.
This same thing happened to a bunch of other gig walkers on the similar gigs. We are currently pursuing a class action lawsuit against the company. If you have been screwed by gig walk please contact us.
I conducted 2 photo shoots for a lays potato chip display and submitted them on the 2 consecutive days and I was paid within 12 hours. I think the concept is being missed, for the amount of money paid I don't think it is prudent to go out of your way to do them, I located gigs in the area I'm in at the time, or group a few of them together.
Yeah it sounds a lot like the mystery shopping emails I get. Unless I can land a certain amount of gigs per day,and they're not already snatched up,it really isn't worth the few dollars. I need a steady paycheck at this point in life.
Everyone is complaining about this company. Did you keep a copy of all your gigs? Believe me they have receive payment for the jobs you've completed. Gigwalk don't respond to anyone questions but their clients, not even paypal. I filed a complaint with Google Play concerning Gigwalk and their app for not paying. The concept is great but very bad people. Here is the account's manger name [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
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!