Two New Apps Help You Make Extra Cash

by Christina Brown · 7 comments

in Making Money

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I happened to be watching Tech Bytes on Good Morning America last week when two new apps caught my eye.

Gigwalk and EasyShift are two new apps that can help you earn some extra cash.  These apps are available for free download for your iPhone or Android device. (Update: Only Gigwalk is on Android at this time.)

I added these two free apps to my iPhone  shortly after I saw the news segment. There weren’t any money-earning opportunities  in my local area (I do live in the woods, after all!), but it does seem like there are enough “gigs” and “shifts” in larger metropolitan areas to pick up some extra cash.

Many of the tasks you’re asked to complete seem pretty simple –  i.e. price checking a specific brand of yogurt or taking a photo of a store display.  The price paid for each task varies depending on what’s required.  Most of the tasks are mystery shopping-types of opportunities, but it can really vary by region.  When I looked, most tasks paid anywhere from $3 to $8, but there are opportunities out there that pay $50 or more.  Both services pay you via Paypal; Easyshift claims to pay in less than 48 hours of completing your task.

Gigwalk and EasyShift also let you build a reputation, so the more that you do, and do well, the more opportunities for earning you’ll have.

Check out the tasks you can get paid for through these apps.  You may find that you can pick up some extra spending money while you’re out running your regular errands.  Use your earnings to chip away at your debt or use it to start saving for the holidays or a special vacation.

Have you used Gigwalk or EasyShift?  What did you think?

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Queen of the House August 17, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Hi, I LOVE the idea of downloading these…unfortunately I wasn’t able to find an Android download. :( Any ideas? Thanks!


2 Christina @ Northern Cheapskate August 17, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Oops! Looks like I messed up! It doesn’t appear that there is an Android app for EasyShift. Maybe one will be developed…. Sorry about that You should be able to find one for Gigwalk here:


3 Queen of the House August 17, 2012 at 7:47 pm

No problem! I checked into Gigwalk, and they are doing beta testing with it…not available in Mpls./St. Paul just yet. Hopefully soon! Have a great weekend.


4 Nature Women August 28, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Any problems with Manager or store employees? Thanks.


5 Christina Brown August 29, 2012 at 7:18 am

I haven’t tried it in my area yet – but I know from past mystery shopping experiences that sometimes stores can give you a hard time. I guess you have to decide if you want to risk that.


6 bill July 4, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Still not available in 7/2013


7 Christina Brown July 4, 2013 at 9:13 pm

That’s a bummer! I thought for sure there would be an Android version by now.


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