During a previous review, I told you I really liked the Easy Shift App, so I decided to look for something similar. That’s when I found GigWalk.
Much like the Easy Shift App, GigWalk has certain assignments that need to be carried out by a company. The company isn’t there to do it, so you have to. For GigWalk, a lot of the assignments have to do with taking pictures of things, such as menus and store displays.
How It Works
Like Easy Shift App, you reserve a job, but in this instance, you need to be approved before you can actually do the shift. When you reserve, you decide whether you can do the shift in 3 hours, 12 hours or 24 hours. If you say 3 hours, you’re likely to get approved right away. If you say 24 hours, it may take an hour or so to get approved.
Baby girl and I did our first one at Target. We were asked to make sure the diaper display was correct. I had to go to the section, take some pictures and answer a few questions. Baby girl got bored halfway through, but it wasn’t anything she couldn’t handle. The task took about 20 minutes. Amazingly, the $8 gig was approved in less than 24 hours and the money was in my PayPal account.
I did a few other gigs before writing this review, and things haven’t been as smooth with those. A few of them took 14 days for approval. You don’t get paid unless the gig is approved.
In another instance, I did the job, but couldn’t get the pictures to upload while I was at the location. I contacted support but didn’t get a reply until hours later. By then, I had left the store. I had saved my pictures on my phone, but support told me I could not upload them through the app or email the images. I was also told to contact the person who posted the gig but never received a reply from that person. In the end, I was told to go back to the store and take the photos again. I declined because it wasn’t worth the $6 I was going to receive. GigWalk’s technical support never really gave me useful help.
The shortest gig I did took about 5 minutes; the longest one about 30 minutes when I had to try on some shoes. I figure that’s a good range. The pay varies as well. I’ve seen everything from $5 to $11.
The Bottom Line
Some of the gigs can be super quick.
Pay is pretty good considering what you need to do.
In some cases, pay is within 24 hours.
Technical support is not quick to respond, which is problematic if you have a question while you’re doing a gig.
Gig approval and payment ultimately depend on the person who posted the gig.
There are some bugs in the app that I never really got solved.
GigWalk is good to use if you’re out running errands. It’s easy to do a kid of any age and $7 for a five to ten-minute gig is great pay. It’s not something you’re going to make great money on, but it’s definitely worth it.