Being a single mom and self-employed is a struggle at times to say the least. I’m always looking for jobs that allow me to have a flexible schedule to work around the kids’ school day and activities. I started researching and realized that there are so many opportunities to choose from. Where would I begin? After countless searches, I came across Field Agent a company that conducts retail audits once you download their app to become an “agent”. As an agent, you go out and conduct surveys, audits and customer service reviews. If you’re interested in becoming a field agent, here is what to expect:
SIGN-UP: Signup was easy and they’ll ask you several personal questions. These questions will help them build your profile and potential jobs are offered to you based on these answers. For example, since I have tweens and teens I don’t have a need to shop for toys so I would not be offered a job to scout a toy store or the toy section in a department store.
PAY: Please understand that this is not a full or part-time job. Each assignment pays from $3.00-$12.00. Currently, I’ve done a few surveys and product audits and I’ve been pay approximately $4.00 per assignment. Not bad considering that each assignment so far has taken me 10 minutes or less to complete.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Most jobs ask for you to go into the store, take photo(s) of the product display and then answer several questions regarding product placement. For higher paying jobs, you will need to pay for products and then give a review. I’m scheduled to review a grocery deliver service so I will need to pay for the groceries without reimbursement. Since I shop at this store anyway its like getting paid to shop without me investing any additional time and I’ll get paid closer to $10 for this assignment.
REQUIREMENTS: Not all jobs have a deadline! Once you select a job, you must complete it within the specified time frame. Many audits have a 2-hour deadline. For jobs that have several steps can take up to 48 hours to complete. Always check the deadline before taking the job! You will get penalized for not completing this assignment within the deadline. Also, when you take the higher paying assignments, be prepared to spend approximately 20+ minutes to complete.
HOW DO I GET PAID: Once you complete your assignment, the information submitted will be reviewed and approved as successful. If you meet their guidelines they will check off the assignment as completed and funds will be put into your account. When you are ready to get paid, go to the “Cash Out” tab in the app and request payments into your personal bank account.
MY TAKE AWAY: I do all the shopping for my family and while I’m at my local grocery or department store, I’ll sign into Field Agent. If there is a job in the immediate area, I’ll pick up an assignment and make a few bucks. I figured I’ll wait until I get to $50 to cash out, then use this money to treat the kids to a movie or dinner.
Please know that I’m not getting paid to do this review. I decided to test this app to see if this is a real money maker and I can make money using this app. Will I be able to pay my mortgage with this money? Probably not, but it’s a great way to treat yourself and your family without digging into your budget. If you could use a few extra bucks a month then give it a try.
It makes cents to save dollars!