Gig_Icon-1During 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.Edited Gig
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.
IMG_1779The shortest gig I did took about 5 minutes;┬áthe 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

The pluses:
  • 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.
The minuses:
  • 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.

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