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Does the prospect of making a little extra cash with your iPhone sound enticing? And I'm not talking about getting one of Square's credit card readers and convincing blackout drunk
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    Does the prospect of making a little extra cash with your iPhone sound enticing? And I'm not talking about getting one of Square's credit card readers and convincing blackout drunk college students that you're closing out their bar tab.

    New startup Gigwalk has a solution. The premise of their app is simple. Get assigned entry level "gigs" or jobs based on your current location that take just a few minutes of your time. Don't expect to make a living or pay the rent though, pay starts out at $3 for smaller tasks and up to $90 for larger ones.

    The possibilites are enticing. Being able to pay a mobile workforce for news tips or photos of current events based on their location has the potential to be useful. On the other hand it could start a paparazzi revolution.

    The major catch to all this, the service is essentially opt-in. If iPhone users don't download and actively use the app there is no workforce. If there is no workforce then the Gigwalk dies. Also, the way users are notified of jobs is a key element to success. If users are sent push notifications of jobs in their area based on their location it would be incredibly easy for people to make money and not think about it. No one is going to plan their day around the prospect of making money in $3 increments around town. Currently the service is only available in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston and Miami.

    Source: Gigwalk

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    I doubt it will get very far.

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    No thanks.

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    Doesn't seem worth it to me to make $3


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    I wouldn't mind if I got paid 90 dollars for an hour or two of work
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    I see the adult services industry licking their chops, right now...Apple too, since iPhone will now become standard issue in the oldest profession. lol

    (btw, i don't think THESE jobs will go for $3)

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    This has been around for a year already, I've earned about $50 so far from doing multiple gigs. Its nice but ultimately, not worth it. I stopped using it.

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    Dang .....i just made quick money with my old , slow as death 3G...
    I sold it for 160.00!!!!

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    I guess this app is for the unemployed/ extremely bored?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
    I guess this app is for the unemployed/ extremely bored?
    It's not made for the unemployed, maybe the bored. It's not going to make anyone using it serious money at all. It's alive right now because of the potential certain businesses see in its application for information gathering. Perhaps if it ever expands and catches on the incentives will increase. Gigwalk doesn't set prices, the companies do. If they decide to pay more, maybe then it'll become a viable source of income.
    Last edited by Phillip Swanson; 05-07-2011 at 03:06 PM.

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    Field Agent has already been doing this. They've gone after Walmart shoppers specifically and apparently they're killing it so it is a decent business for somebody.

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    I've been using "Field Agent" for about a year now, it's fantastic, you get a push notification whenever your in an area with a job going, 5 mins later you've made 5!
    In total I've made 36, and I honestly haven't even noticed the time I've spent on this.

    Anyone want 36?

    I do!

    :-)

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    WAIT!!! I like money !!!!!

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    loooong time 'till St.-Petersburg is included...

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    If this spread to more places it would be booming.

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    If it were available in my area, I'd give it a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billchase2 View Post
    If it were available in my area, I'd give it a try.
    That's exactly what I was thinking.

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    Oh, yes! Definitely worth a try. But I wouldn't expect too much.

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