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At the Casual Capitalist we’re always on the lookout for income opportunities in the sharing economy. Today we are going to bring to you three special opportunities to make money looking at stuff, starting with WeGoLook.
Although the below platforms fall into the tasking category of the sharing economy, they are unique. All three platforms allow for some form of specialized tasking. This includes asset inspections in the case of WeGoLook, and retail and market research for Field Agent and GigWalk.
MAKE MONEY LOOKING AT STUFF: WEGOLOOK
WeGoLook is a sharing economy platform that can dispatch from its over 20,000 ‘Lookers’ to verify claims made by sellers about assets for sale. Lookers act as your eyes on the ground to see if a purchase you want to make is as advertised. Think of it as an on-demand inspection, or custom tasking.
Maybe you want to buy a vacation property or used vehicle a few hundred miles away. You’re busy and don’t have the time to travel to this location and inspect the sale. You could hire a Looker from WeGoLook who would not only travel to the point of sale, but fill out a customized report. How’s that for service?
For Lookers, once a report is requested in your area you could be dispatched to fulfill that job. You will then reach out to the contact or seller to arrange the Look. Meanwhile, buyers can track the progress of their Look via the WeGoLook dashboard.
Lookers take pictures, videos, collect specified data, and respond to any questions about the object or property. Once complete, the Looker files their report which is verified by WeGoLook and then sent to the buyer.
Lookers are dispatched to verify anything about an object of interest to WeGoLook customers. These are usually vehicles and property, but can include boats, heavy equipment, document retrieval, notary services, and more.
Want to become a Looker? According to WeGoLook, their community is comprised of “school teachers, retired veterans, pastors, mechanics and other persons utilizing the opportunities within the crowdsharing economy.”
To become a Looker, there are certain requirements you must fulfill:
- Pass a background check;
- Dress professionally;
- Work with contacts in a friendly manner; and,
- Own a smart phone.
Interested in becoming a Looker? You could be earning between $25-$200 per job just by acting as someone else’s eyes and ears. Check out the application site to become a WeGoLook Looker. WeGoLook also has an awesome resource page for Lookers and blog.
FIELD AGENT (NORTH AMERICA)
Field Agent is a mobile platform for brief in-person retail tasks. Think of it as on-location market research.
As opposed to other platforms, Field Agent is not peer-to-peer – it’s business-to-peer. Field Agents (taskers on this platform) are hired by larger corporations through the app to inspect products in local environments.
This platform is 100% mobile-based. You download the app, sign up, and begin accepting tasks in your area.
Tasks can include going to a local grocery store in your community and taking a picture of a product display. Or, going to a local chain restaurant and ordering a particular item on the menu. You will fill out questionnaires about the particular state of a product or experience.
Field Agent tasks can take anywhere from 1 to 60 minutes, but on average last between 1 to 10 minutes. Payouts per task vary, but they can be anywhere between $3 and $20.
It’s hard to make big bucks with Field Agent. But it’s a good way to make a money here and there when jobs become available in your area.
Gigwalk and Field Agent are similar, as they are both market research mobile apps. Gigwalk is available worldwide and was founded by three Yahoo! colleagues.
Gigwalk provides opportunities to complete small tasks that can take anywhere from five minutes to a few hours.
Payouts on Gigwalk range from $3 to $100. As with Field Agent, all you need to do is download the mobile app and register. The registration process for both of these platforms is painfully easy.
Above are three solid options for making money by being someone else’s eyes. Maybe you are always on the go and this is a great way to fill in spare slots of time. Or, maybe you don’t get out enough, and this is the kick in the butt you need.