As many of you know, I try to keep it as real as possible here on this blog. It's what you come to expect from me. So with that in mind, I have to come clean about something. You ready for it?
I'm addicted to my smart phone. I've always been a cutting edge gadget dude. I buy a lot of new nick knacks to the dismay of my wife. I can't even fault her because she knows I get bored and move on to the next new shiny thing. But the exception to this rule is my smart phone. It's like the old American Express commercials, I never leave home without it. And fortunately that's a good thing because my smart phone can help me make money while I'm out and about. If you have one, It's going to help you do the same as well. This brings me to the topic of today which is my Field Agent Review.
What Is Field Agent App?
Field Agent is a company that uses crowdsourcing and mobile technology to collect unique, real time data that helps their clients to gain insight and information how stores display and sell their products. So field agent basically recruits us to use their app on our smart phones to gather this data for these companies and pays us in return.
The Field Agent App works on iPhones and Androids and is used to post available tasks, and report the findings back to the company.
How Does Field Agent Work?
First off, Field Agent jobs are on a ‘first come, first serve' basis, so make sure you check often. You will see available jobs in your area based on the filter settings of your general set-up, i.e. on how much of a distance you want to travel. You can sort your jobs by pay-out or by distance,
You can accept as many jobs as you wish, but remember that you have only 2 hours to complete the jobs. Once you arrive at the store, most jobs only take a few minutes to complete. If you fail to complete a job, you will not get paid. This will also negatively affect your Agent Score which helps you get jobs or not.
Each task you file as completed will be reviewed and usually accepted within a couple of hours. The jobs are pretty easy, but important to companies who need insight how stores display and price their products, or insight on their competition.
What Are The Field Agent Tasks?
The most common jobs are
- Item Price checks (take picture)
- Item Display checks – take picture of whole display, location of display, section of shelf, ect.
- Ad Removal Projects
- Take a short survey about a specific product – you can complete this task from any location
You will perform your audits at various local stores, local chains and nation wide retail outlets like Costco, Walmart, BestBuy, Kohl's, Target, and even Apple Stores.
How Much Does Field Agent Pay?
Depending on the task you will get paid between $3.00 and $15 for each completed job. Once reviewed and approved, the money is available immediately and you have the choice getting paid via PayPal or Dwolla. Field Agent is paying the transaction fee; so you get the full amount of what the task was worth.
How Much Money Can You Make As Field Agent?
Of course, there are no official income reports to be found. But digging around on the web reveals some interesting info. My team found some answers on the official Field Agent Facebook page. One female agent in Ohio claims to be making consistently $75 to $100 per day, while Reggie in the greater Los Angeles area completed 94 tasks in 40 days, paying him a total of $745.
That's not too shabby in my humble opinion but it doesn't mean it's the norm. I jumped on the Field Agent bandwagon just a couple of weeks ago and used the app on one of my shopping trips. There were three $5 tasks available at a store on my route and I made a quick $15 within 10 minutes.
How Do I Get Started With Field Agent?
It's really easy, free and takes 4 steps to make money almost immediately.
- Download the Field Agent app from Google Play Store (Androids) or the AppStore for iOS.
- Complete the sign up process. This gives you access and you are prompted to complete your Field Agent Profile. Make sure to fill out all fields accurately to see jobs available in your area. Don't forget to check your email and verify your email address.
- Look for jobs near you. Go to the main navigation window and tap the “Find Jobs” button. On the “Job Search Page” you can locate jobs through the “Jobs List” or through the “Map View”.
- View the details of the available tasks, select those that you want to complete and hit the “Accept this Job” button. You now have 120 minutes (2 hours) to complete the jobs you accepted.
What Are The Field Agent Complaints?
Honestly there aren't a lot of complaints which is a great sign. But we found a few and some areas of concerns to consider which I've listed down below.
You Need A Smart Phone!
As strange as it may sound, but there are folks among us who still live in the flip phone stone age. LOL. I don't want to repeat myself, so check out what I said about that about 1 1/2 years ago. In short, if you don't have a smart phone for whatever reason, this ain't for you.
You Live In the Boondocks!
How much money you really can make may depends a lot on where you are located. If you live in a big city, or near by, there are more jobs available than if you live in a rural area where there aren't many popular big name stores.
Field Agent Is Not Available World Wide!
Field Agent is only available in the U.S.A., Canada & Great Britain. Sorry, if you live any place else, you are out of luck. No Mystery Field Agent tasks for you.
Your Task Might Get Rejected.
Apparently there was one guy was a little peed off because one of his tasks had been rejected. Now, this is from their Facebook site and a company rep explained that the agent submitted a picture that was not usable. The reason was that he ‘zoomed in‘ instead using the “grandma zoom”, which is to step closer. The camera zoom delivered an out-of-focus image and the price tag was not readable. That was the reason for the rejection. This doesn't seem to be a normal occurrence if you follow directions.
One BBB Complaint.
Many of you live and die by the word of the BBB despite my warning about this here. Field Agent is not Better Business accredited but at the time of this review had a rating of A+. They received ONE complaint in the 7 years that they have been in business:
Here we have a couple that obviously didn't take the time to read the Field Agent Participation Agreement. Can you blame Field Agent for cancelling their accounts? Enough said.
Sharing is Not Caring Here.
From what I can tell it doesn't look like there is a referral program which sucks. Some of my other favorite apps have generous referral programs which pays you for sharing their apps with others. It would be a nice way to help them grow their user base and provide their users another source of income. So that's unfortunate.
Is Field Agent App Legit or A Scam?
Based on what I can see the Field Agent app is 100% legitimate. They provide an excellent opportunity to make some extra income for things you might be doing anyway like shopping at a store. So I'm a big fan of getting paid for things you already do.
Now with that said, if you don't have a smartphone you're ass is out. And if you live in a rural area, you're screwed as well. But even if you can take advantage of this app, it's clearly not something you can depend on for a consistent full time or even an extra income. It based on supply and demand that may not be in your favor. So I would just add this as one of many sources of income that you should have in place. Having various ways to make money online is a better way to secure some real and consistent income at home.
It's the reason why I've learned to make money with My Top Free Work At Home Recommendation and I employ the techniques I teach in my Work At Home Courses. This way I always have various checks coming in and if something slows down or disappears I don't have all my eggs in one basket. So keep that in mind. Field Agent should be one of many opportunities you have in your mix to be successful online. Be sure to check out my other methods I just mentioned as well.
Well let me know your thoughts on this opportunity down below. It's always great to hear from you. So don't be shy ya'll.
Eddy with a y