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Gigwalk started in 2011, turning people’s smartphones into a second paycheck and instantly connecting businesses to talented people with first an iPhone, then later their Android app in 2013.
If u have a Smartphone, then jump aboard this new craze hitting the streets.
The Gigwalk mobile workforce is a community of folks like you using their smartphones to connect, explore, and earn a second paycheck as they go about their day. It is now considered the largest crowdsourced workforce in the USA.
Gigwalk’s workforce is available in multiple US metro areas only.
Stop Looking for Work. Gigwalk Finds you.
Searching for jobs the traditional way is frustrating and exhausting. Hours are spent scouring the internet for decent jobs, dealing with ten different forms, and scam warning messages.
Instead of searching for work, they send mobile notifications directly to your Android phone alerting you of nearby Gigs. By sending notifications (even when you are not in the Gigwalk app) of nearby Gigs we help Gigwalkers earn $60 to $100 a day.
At Gigwalk, you don’t have to scour or search anymore. With the latest updates to the Gigwalk app, it is even simpler for work to find YOU.
The new push notifications will alert you when new Gigs pop up in your neighborhood. These notifications (no text messaging charges) get pushed to your phone even when you’re not in the Gigwalk App, so you won’t ever miss out on important Gigs.
Innovation is the answer
It used to be that the help wanted signs were how people found work. As newspapers took over, along came the classifieds.
Then Monster.com, HotJobs and Craigslist dominated the search for employment.
We are now in need of a new medium that reflects our mobile world and that facilitates how we find and do work. We think Gigwalk is part of the innovative solutions that we’ll need to turn the corner on unemployment.
Gigwalking is not your typical job
Unlike most typical jobs, Gigwalkers have the freedom to choose which Gigs to do and when they want to do them. Many productive Gigwalkers integrate Gigs into their daily lives; for example, they might do a few Gigs on their way to lunch or in between errands.
Gigwalkers earn Streetcred for high quality work. This builds their reputation and grants them access to higher paying Gigs.
Some earn as much as $1,000 a month Gigwalking.
Some will want to lump Gigwalk with other “crowdsourced” ventures. Crowds are nameless, faceless groups of people whose paths are unlikely to cross.
Or they mistakenly add this app to the plethora of money savings apps or couponing apps. This is nothing like those either. If you are looking for this sort of thing, you can try and visit couponvps as they seems to stay updated.
In contrast, Gigwalkers share their skills, passions, and personalities, helping each other grow and flourish.
What is the Gigwalk user experience?
Gigwalk reminds me of my childhood when I searched for bottles and returned them for the deposit so I could get the 25 cents to buy a candy bar or pop. While I’m not going to get rich using Gigwalk, I have earned enough to take the family out to dinner (once).
So far, the only Gigs I have done are to verify and take pictures of local businesses for Bing Maps. Using the Gigwalk map, I select a gig and start working.
Then I have to answer a couple of questions and take some photos of the business.
The hardest part is that the Bing Map gigs require you to upload a panorama photo of the interior of the business using the Photosynth application. And for about 5 minutes of work, I will get $5 (via Paypal) when my gig is approved (within 7 days).
For business that are closed, Gigwalk only pays $2 but the work involved to verify a closed business takes just a minute or two.
As far as the experience of completing the gigs, everything has gone smoothly with the exception of one gig where the owner did not want me to take any pictures and threatened to call the police (so I quickly retreated).
I usually tell the manager or person working the front counter that I am taking pictures for Bing Maps.
Overall, the Gigwalk app is solid, well-designed and easy-to-use.
Searching Made Easy
Scanning through 100,000 Gigs is made easy with our new search filters. When you are looking for Gigs, you can filter by pay and by type. This’ll help you plan your day and be as efficient as possible when you are Gigwalking.
The app, has racked up a more than 128,000 “gigs” and now counts Microsoft Bing as a customer. Bing will use Gigwalkers to take panaromic 3-D photosynth pictures of businesses and restaurants for Bing Map results.
The company is commissioning thousands of gigs across the country as it looks to implement the new feature, which will bring a kind of Google Streetview to the insides of restaurants and stores.
It’s a good example of what Gigwalk can do for companies, which are often in need of mobile workers who can take pictures of places or objects, gather business information or check on retail promotions.
Their website boast a huge list of fortune 500 corporate clients who have also signed on and use the app for their own gis and crowdsearching.
We’ve also heard loud and clear on Gigwalk Talk that you want to be able to receive your money in larger chunks and minimize PayPal fees. Here’s how you can set your Min Payout:
1. In the App, click on your name to open up your profile.
2. Click on Settings in the bottom right-hand corner.
3. Select Min Payout and adjust the wheel to the desired amount.
Earn it, now spend it
The new notifications will also ping you when you’ve been paid. When you receive this message, indulge in your favorite treat without guilt.
Gigwalk uses a smartphone owners’ GPS locations and home addresses to filter and distribute appropriate gigs for them. Once a user accepts a gig, there’s a limited time to finish it, usually a couple of days.
After a completed task is approved, the user gets paid through PayPal.