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Do you have an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad? Want to use it to make extra money? The free Field Agent app can help you do just that.
Field Agent offers small market research jobs, such as price checks, short surveys and other jobs and pays you (in cash, not points or contest entries) for completing them. Some jobs can be completed from home, while others involve going to a store (such as WalMart) to check a display or demo, answer a few questions or perhaps snap and upload a photo.
Field Agent is a free app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad available in the U.S. and the U.K. Download it from iTunes, sign up with Field Agent, and set your preferences. When jobs are available in your area you can be made aware of these new jobs via email, SMS (text) or push notification. (With push notification, the app notifies you on your device with a sound or other alert, even if the app is not in use.)
Most Field Agent jobs pay between $3 and $12 each. They may be as simple as answering a question from home, or they may involve taking a photo and uploading it through the app. Payment for completed jobs is credited to your Field App account within 48 hours after completing the job, and can then be transferred to your PayPal account. Field Agent pays any PayPal fees for transferring the cash, so you get 100% of the money you earn. If you too are looking for ways to optimize your phone, see here the plans available at Circles Australia mobile.
Just as in mystery shopping, Field Agents get scored based on reliability and quality. All agents start with a score of 85. The maximum score you can achieve is 100. When you successfully complete a job, you get one point. Fail to complete a job and you will lose three points. Bonuses are available on some Field Agent jobs that can help you make up lost ground or reach 100 faster. Agents with high scores get first access to new jobs.
It is important to note that when you accept a job it must be completed within two hours. If you are out and about doing mystery shopper jobs or just running errands you may be able to pick up a Field Agent job or two to do on your way.
The major downside to this app is that there are not enough jobs to go around. New clients are being added, but the app is very popular so you probably will not get a large number of jobs. There are jobs available, though, so with patience you may have the chance to make cash with Field Agent. And by building your score, you will have first choice of jobs as new clients are added.
Why not download the Field Agent app today and give it a try?
Sam Lane says
Thanks for the great write up. We’re just over four weeks old in the UK and have 4,000 Agents signs up to do jobs. As you have noted, the downside is the perceived lack of jobs. We are working hard to get more clients on board and we’ve got some great brands lined up in the coming weeks, but there’s even more competition for the jobs as the app gets more popular and certain jobs (like opinion surveys) get snapped up in minutes.
All we ask if for agents to keep checking the app, sign up to the push notifications and to be patient ;0)
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter too – helps give agents any tips about upcoming jobs.
And a hug thank you for eveyone who has supported up so far.