Smartphones are the next best thing that happened since the internet. What a wonderful time to be alive! Today you can do almost everything with your phone – including work. Yes, you read right. And I am not talking about the gig economy. You can work on simple tasks and survey while you go about your daily schedule. No need to go under the knife to earn some extra dough. You can earn some extra as easily as reciting A, B, C. Doubt Me?
Okay, here is an app that pays you for taking pictures and completing a few tasks with your phone. I am sure you have come across several apps like this lately. Some turned out real and others fake. Leaving you with concerns as to which app is a scam so you don’t waste your precious time.
I get it. Really. I know how much we all look to make some extra cash and how soul-wrenching it could be when you waste your time on a fake app. This is why I decided to weigh in on the ongoing debate on the topic – is Field Agent a scam or legit?
While I wouldn’t be one of those who will sing its praise and make you believe it is as good as they come, I wouldn’t also want to be among those who just spew hate for an app that is working hard to constantly improve users experience.
So, short answer – Field Agent is legit and worth the try. Also, it isn’t perfect so you may come across some hurdles. However, one thing is sure, the company constantly try to do better so, you can rest assured you are in safe hands.
Quick Disclaimer: You won’t earn six figures here or in any other apps in this category. You may have to rethink your plan of quitting your current job. This isn’t the holy grail you’ve been waiting for. But it can earn you some extra bucks. Up to a few hundred or thousands depending on your city and commitment.
Now, we are on the same page, let’s get started on what Field Agent app is and how you can boost your chances of earning here. Shall we?!
Getting Started With Field Agent
The Field Agent app is basically a crowd sourcing platform that helps businesses make informed decisions while paying you for supplying the information. That is pretty much what these apps do.
Like most apps in its category, getting started with Field Agent is more of a walk in the park. You can be in an out within a few minutes. No stress whatsoever!
To get started, simply download the app from Google Play Store or Apple Store and launch it on your phone. After that, you will have to open the app and sign up as an agent. This is where your journey begins.
Upon signing up with the platform, you will be asked to complete an agent profile to give an insight into where you live and who you are. It is important to take this section seriously as it will help tailor the type of jobs you get. Some information you may have to supply include your age, gender, location, education level, number of people in your home, their age range, your regular grocery shop, and whether you use tobacco or alcohol. While the last information may sound a bit cheesy, I think it only determines whether you are assigned tasks that involve alcohol or tobacco. I am not certain, though. But it shouldn’t be a problem.
Moving on, you are officially welcome to the team. To get working, you will have to browse your list of local jobs to see which is a good fit. Well, don’t be alarmed if you do not see anything a day or two after joining the site. The amount of jobs you see is highly dependent on your location. The other factor is your Agent score. We will get to that. Be sure to contact the support team if the job drought persists.
On the other hand, you could see a job right away. And if that is the case, I will advise you to take your time to access the job if it is a good fit before taking it on. Why? You only have 2 hours to complete a job. And your delivery weird the power to make or break your earning. Here is what I mean.
Late delivery has a disastrous effect on your agent score and so does delivery a poor job. There are no do overs, so, you can’t go back. The least acceptable score is 75, below which you won’t be shown available jobs and your clients may have second thoughts working with you. So, don’t get excited yet. Be sure you can do a good job and within the stated time.
Congratulations if it is a good fit. You might have your first job already. Simply accept the job and get working!
Your pay should be approved once the client accepts your delivery.
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You must have seen both positive and negative reviews online. One major complaint is not seeing enough jobs. While that is more of your location’s problem than Field Agents problem, your Agent Score also has a role or two to play. Here are a few tips to keep your head above the waters in the app.
- First and most important of them all is to maintain a good score. Your agent score affects the jobs you see and the number of people that works with you. The least score is 75. Agents with scores below 75 will be unable to see new jobs. Do I have to remind you that the higher your score, the higher your chances of landing better jobs? I guess not.
- Don’t jump on it yet, take a second look. The zeal to make more money can be overwhelming. But truth is, you may end up destroying your chances of getting other jobs by jumping on just about any job that pops up. They look easy. True. However, a tiny mistake could send everything crashing. Be sure to double-check the requirements before accepting a job.
- Another important tip is to use a good camera for your photos. Like is said before, some jobs are made exclusive for iPhone users because the camera is better than most Android phones. In any events, make sure you are using a quality camera
to avoid submission rejection. Also, it is advisable to take photos without zooming.
- It is not a chase. Take your time and double-check the work before submitting. Once submitted, you can’t correct any error. This is yet another recurring complaint – rejected submission or canceled request. Remember your result affects your score too, so do not be in a hurry.
- Don’t give up just yet.
There are better jobs ahead!
Available Jobs to Look Out For
What I find interesting about the app is the fact that it consists of several tasks. You are not stuck with surveys or playing games. You can choose between several job options and still earn some cash. Some jobs available on Field Agent include:
1. Retail Audits
Retail Audits involve visiting stores and confirming the prices and state of products. You will need a good phone to take quality photos. This is why some jobs are specially reserved for iPhone users. Besides submitting a photo of the requested products, you would be asked to answer a few questions too. And you are done. Easy, right?
2. Scavenger Hunts
In my opinion, this job is not for everyone. I wouldn’t go out of my way to search for a product. And I wouldn’t advise you to. But if you are traveling already, then you may take this as a game and scour the town for the requested product. Note, you must find products with the exact UPC codes else it will be invalid.
3. Mystery Shops
You will most likely see these kinds of jobs. It is super easy t complete but be careful not to get caught. In essence, agents are asked to visit some shops and take pictures of some products. The purpose of this task is for the client to know whether his product is on display and if they look the way he wants it. As a mystery shopper, you shouldn’t be caught by the employer or employees. Do not allow anyone to know why you are there. It’s dubbed mystery after all.
4. Surveys and Polls
This task is simple but it won’t earn you much. Clients in this category are usually business owners or companies who are looking for customers opinion to decide on their products. As an agent, you will have to answer some surveys, give your opinion and you are done.
5. Price Checks
Lastly, there are some jobs exclusive to checking prices of products. You simply visit a shop, take a photo of a product, enter its price and you are done. Easy cash!
Can You Really Cash Out?
Sure, you can! And unlike most apps, there is no minimum amount to cash out. For every job, you get paid between $3 to $12 and you are allowed to withdraw the cash immediately. No accumulation or minimum required.
Also, Field Agent provides two payment options. You can get paid through direct deposit via PayPal or Dwolla. Whatever rocks your boat!
– Scam or Legit?
From the argument above, I am sure you can tell that Field Agent app is indeed legit. That said, we can’t also deny the fact that there are some complaints about the app. However, one thing is sure. Field Agent isn’t a scam. But you will have to be smart to keep your head above the water here. Good luck!