Money Making Apps

I’m an Agent…

This post may contain affiliate and/or referral links to products or services, but only things that I truly love, have tried and recommend. See my disclosure policy here.

So, when I was out of a job for several months I decided to become an agent… a Field Agent.

It’s a nifty little app I stumbled upon that sends you out on missions to capture information at stores like price and quantity of items, taking pictures of displays, etc and you have to answer various questions about the items.

Some jobs are quick and easy.  Some jobs require a lot of picture taking and searching a store.

It’s a great way to make some extra money to pay off debt, pay for your Starbucks addiction or build your Christmas budget!  (only 2 months away people!)


Here are some sample jobs:

  • take photos of rental properties and answer questions
  • Mystery Shop
  • Walmart grocery pickup survey – they seem to have these jobs all.the.time!
  • Audit products/displays
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • …and my favorite…at home surveys.  Once I got paid $1 to sit in my pj’s and give my thoughts on bed linens. lol!

Sometimes there are jobs where you go and buy a product and Field Agent reimburses you in addition to paying you for the job!  Cha-ching!

For example, a few weeks ago I went to Walmart and purchased some Happy Egg Co eggs, took them home and tried them, then reported my feedback on how the eggs tasted, etc and they paid me $3 for the job and $4 and change for the eggs. They even posted my egg review on!! Suhweet!

Field Agent has jobs all over the country, so even when you are traveling you can do it!

The jobs typically pay between $1-$10 each and they pay you via direct deposit into your checking account.  I have earned $409.30 – so this is REAL money that adds up!  (FYI:  You are 1099’d, so if you make over the $600 threshold in a year, you’ll get a 1099-MISC showing your earnings).

Now, before you send your anxious little fingers tapping toward the app store to get this, let me give you a heads up…

  • If you cannot follow directions precisely, this app is not for you
  • If you cannot pay attention to detail, this app is not for you
  • If you are afraid of people or of what people think of you, this app may not be for you
  • If you do not have a smartphone, this app is definitely not for you 🙂

In order to get paid, you must follow the directions of the job to the letter and pay attention to details.  Companies are paying Field Agent for correct information about their products and you may not get paid if you don’t provide the info they ask for.

Also, some jobs are mystery shops and you have to interact with employees.  And some Field Agent jobs require you to take pictures of displays, signage, etc.  I remember one time being in a store and having to take several pics of displays and feeling very self-conscious and uncomfortable!  (but I soon got over that!)

Don’t worry, though, you can pick the jobs you want to do, so you don’t have to interact with people or take pics if you don’t want to!

Anyway, check it out! Click here to watch a video about Field Agent

Below are some screenshots of jobs and earnings.


Money Making Apps, Money Saving Apps

You betcha, ibotta!

This post may contain affiliate and/or referral links to products or services, but only things that I truly love, have tried and recommend. See my disclosure policy here.

I just recently rediscovered the wonderful app, ibotta!

Basically, if you shop anywhere, you can make money with this app. Well, technically you are saving money because you are getting ‘cash back’, but when I see 20 bucks deposited into my PayPal account, I consider that making money!

I just joined in June of this year and with very little effort (other than buying what I would buy at the store and taking pictures of my receipts), I’ve earned over $60 already!

How It Works

  1.  Search the Offers — click on the store or website you are going to be shopping at and see what cashback offers are available.
  2. Ad an offer – just click on an offer (sometimes it will require you to watch a 30 sec video or take a very short survey).  Be sure to read the offer to make sure you purchase the correct amount of items to get that offer!
  3. Buy the items! (duh)
  4. Redeem the offers – upload a snapshot of the receipt
  5. Get cash (or gift cards!) – connect to your Venmo or PayPal account to get cash (must earn $20 before cashing out) — or get a gift card to one of many awesome places!

Are You Ready to Join ibotta?

Be sure to use my link to sign up! JOIN IBOTTA HERE!

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  • upload your receipt right away, otherwise it gets wrinkled, lost or worst of all – thrown away!
  • upload your receipt at home or where you have the items you purchased handy — sometimes when you upload your receipt, it doesn’t automatically recognize the items you purchased, so if they don’t appear, you must scan the barcode of the items!  My learning experience I drank a bottle of kombucha at work that I had purchased and had an offer for.  I uploaded my receipt when I got home that night and it didn’t recognize the kombucha item, so it asked me to scan the barcode. Well, I had thrown the bottle away at work, so… no moolah for me!
  • Be sure to check out any bonuses that are available – I just recently earned a $3 and a $5 bonus ON TOP of the cash back offers I got!
  • If you have a Publix where you live, it pays to coordinate your offers with Publix BOGOs!  For example, Publix had Freschetta Pizza BOGO and there was a .50 cent cash back offer on Freschetta pizza, so I got $1.00 cash back, and only paid for 1 pizza.  Score!