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Field Agent - IPhone app

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Boost Your Income
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TazniTazni Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Boost Your Income
I've recently downloaded an app called 'Field Agent' from the app store on my Iphone. The basic principle is people put up small jobs to do, such as grovery store checks, you do it and you get paid for it.... Quite like mystery shopping but less hassle.

I myself have not done any jobs with it yet but there seems to be a fair number available, and if I was to do them all within my nearby area I'd be £65 richer for such a simple job. I recommend people have a look at the app, it's had really good reviews and could be good for earning a bit of extra money on the side :)
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  • JT100JT100 Forumite
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    Don't forget all income is taxable. You need to be registered as self employed for mystery shopping.
    Enjoy the app!
  • star2007star2007 Forumite
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    I can vouch for them. Unfortunately, I've only done one job with them, as there's very few in my region, but if you live on the mainland esp in/around London, there's loads of jobs every week and you could make a great part time wage from it. Each job typically takes about 10 mins and involves taking a few pics with your iPhone of product place ment in a shop and answering a couple of questions. Some I think are proper mystery shopping, asking questions to sales assitant. Others are taking pics of advertising hoardings.

    Top tips:
    -Keep checking the app regularly as jobs can get snapped up quickly. Also, 'like' them on FB as they often prewarn about a forthcoming batch of jobs.

    -Make sure your phone is fully charged before setting out, as you'll need to take pics, input answers and upload them.

    -You get two hours from snagging the job to complete it, so make sure you can do it in this time, otherwise it can affect your score. If you're doing more than one, plan the best route to maximise time/fuel efficiency.

    They're really friendly and helpful online, and payment reliably takes a few days. HTH
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  • Is it available on android too?
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  • It isn't available on android, and it really isn't possible to make a great part time wage. The tasks come and go and they might be quite spread out . But when they do come up you'll find that they are less work than mystery shopping.

  • TazniTazni Forumite
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    Yesterday there were no jobs available for me, but today there were 12! But I'd definitely say it's important to check the app as often as possible as they dissapear pretty quickly!
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  • edited 24 October 2012 at 1:07PM
    HKittenHKitten Forumite
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    I've downloaded it after reading this, so far only some jobs for shops that are 14 miles away, and today a couple for the cinema near me to watch Skyfall.

    Going to keep checking, I'm not far from a lot of shops so fingers crossed something doable comes up!
  • Anyone care to comment on the average price per mission?
  • JT100JT100 Forumite
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    Anyone care to comment on the average price per mission?

    A good mystery shopper never reveals their fees ;)

    But ... the cinema 'jobs' would not cover the cost of the ticket in my local cinema, so I would be 'working' for a loss.
    The other jobs are great if you are in the area when the job comes up .. so you would be there anyway. Or sometimes it's possible to book a 'circuit', this makes the jobs more worthwhile. However, most jobs have a time limit. Eg book the job and complete within 2 hours.

    Remember you also have to factor in the cost of doing the job and you must be registered as self employed. Therefore, you will pay tax on your jobs. (I think the most I've made on a job would be no more than a couple of £)
  • scaredofdebtscaredofdebt Forumite
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    HKitten wrote: »
    I've downloaded it after reading this, so far only some jobs for ***** that are 14 miles away, and today a couple for the cinema near me to watch Skyfall.

    Going to keep checking, I'm not far from a lot of shops so fingers crossed something doable comes up!

    Be careful about mentioning the clients names as they don't like it and it may well breach the T&Cs that you agreed to when you signed up.

    I use this app and usually find the jobs aren't close enough to bother with but today there are a few on the route I am driving so I may pick a couple up, so thanks for the reminder!

    Fees are usually around the £4-£9 mark depending on the amount of work involved. Mystery shopping jobs tend to be a bit more lucrative than that.
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  • KaybensonKaybenson Forumite
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    It appears this is NOT available on andriod. Is it?
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