Make Money Using Your iPhone With Field Agent

Everyone knows that buying an iPhone isn’t cheap. Even if you pay the subsidized pricing, you’re handing over $200 to become the owner of the best smartphone available today. To ease the burden of such a cost, it would be a helpful if a service was available for your iPhone that would allow you to make a little, if not all, of that money back.

Enter Field Agent, a company that offers information collection for clients in which you are the information gatherer. After the jump I’ll explain how ridiculously easy it is to earn a few dollars by completing a Field Agent job.

What is Mystery Shopping?

At the heart of it, Field Agent is a company that provides mystery shopping services. Mystery shopping is a tool used by companies to determine if company standards are being followed. Therefore, your task as an Agent is to go to a store and determine if said standards are being adhered to. Specifically, your task more often than not will be to determine if if a manufacturer’s product is being displayed in a specific manner. You’ll also run into jobs in which you’ll look for a product demonstration (typically in grocery stores) and answer a series of questions based on your experience.

Signing-Up

When you open the app for the first time, you’ll need to create an account. The app will prompt you to enter your name and email address, and to choose a password. Then, a notification will pop-up informing you that you’ll need to answer several survey questions before you’re eligible to complete jobs. The survey inquires about general information (gender, race, education, household income, etc.) and asks specific questions about your shopping habits. All in all, the survey should take around five minutes to complete.

The first step you'll need to perform is creating an account and answering various survey questions.

The first step you'll need to perform is creating an account and answering various survey questions.

Finding & Accepting Jobs

After saving your profile, a splash screen will appear welcoming you to Field Agent and providing basic information regarding app navigation. There are four tabs in the bottom navigation bar — Jobs, Execute, Stats and Settings. The first page you’ll be taken to after tapping Get Started on the splash screen is Jobs.

The splash screen gives you a basic run down of the app's navigation.

The splash screen gives you a basic run down of the app's navigation.

The Jobs page displays a list of jobs in your area. The top navigation bar features two buttons — Near Me and Zip Code. By default, it will list available jobs within 30 miles of your current location, which can be altered on the setting page. If you tap the Zip Code button, jobs within 30 miles of the zip code you provided in your survey will be listed.

The Jobs page lists all the available jobs based on your search parameters.

The Jobs page lists all the available jobs based on your search parameters.

For each job listed, you’ll be provided with the job’s pay, distance from your current location and icons detailing what type of information you will need to collect. By tapping the Tips tab at the bottom of the page, a screen will pop-up and explain what each icon represents. For example, if a job displays a camera icon, you’ll be required to capture a photo.

The Tips pop-up screen identifies what each job icon represents.

The Tips pop-up screen identifies what each job icon represents.

To learn more about a job, tap the green Details button. The Details page provides the same information on the previous screen, but also offers a set of instructions regarding requirements for the job, such as what store you must visit and between what hours you must perform the job. If you want to perform a job, tap the Accept Job button at the bottom of the page. A new page will pop-up asking if you’re sure you’d like to perform a job, and it is hard to back out once it has been accepted.

When you're ready to accept a job, you'll need to confirm that you indeed want it.

When you're ready to accept a job, you'll need to confirm that you indeed want it.

Completing Jobs

When you arrive at the store and are ready to complete your job, tap the Execute button in the bottom navigation bar, and then tap the Complete button next to the job, which will be followed by another“are you sure” screen. The process for completing a job is extremely easy, as the app provides all the information you need.

Due to the apps use of GPS, you'll be notified if you're at the wrong location when you attempt to complete the job.

Due to the apps use of GPS, you'll be notified if you're at the wrong location when you attempt to complete the job.

Specifically, each step of your job includes a Request and Instructions. The Request is an outline for that particular step of the job, such as taking a photo of a product. The Instructions field will provide a list of information in regards to the Request. Using the previous display photo as an example, the Instructions field might tell you to go to a department in which you should find the product and the type of display on which it should be present.

After reading the Request and Instructions, you'll go to a second page in which you perform the requested task.

After reading the Request and Instructions, you'll go to a second page in which you perform the requested task.

As you go through each step, you will always have the option of going back to previous questions, if needed, by tapping the Previous arrow at the bottom of the page. Once you’ve completed each step, you’ll be taken to a page to confirm your answers. If you like what you see, tap the Complete arrow and the information will be sent to Field Agent for review.

Once you've completed your job, you'll be give the thumbs up to signify that your job was been received successfully.

Once you've completed your job, you'll be give the thumbs up to signify that your job was been received successfully.

Job Status

After completing a job, it usually takes a day or two to pass through Field Agent’s editing process. To determine if your job has been accepted, go to the Stats page. In addition to displaying Jobs that are “getting the okay” (displayed at the bottom of the page), you can also see your Agent Score, the number of jobs accepted/completed and how much money you’ve earned.

Your Agent Score raises each time one of your jobs has been accepted.

Your Agent Score raises each time one of your jobs has been accepted.

Collecting Your Money

The money you earn from completing jobs will stay stored in your account until you’re ready to cash out. It’s worth noting that there is no deadline for cashing out, so you can keep accruing money for as long as you like. When you’re ready to collect your money, you’ll need to visit the Field Agent website and click the big Cash Out button on the right side of the page. You’ll then have to enter an email address associated with your PayPal account (the only method for payment at this time).

You'll need to login to the Field Agent website to collect your money.

You'll need to login to the Field Agent website to collect your money.

Final Thoughts

I have a lot of experience with mystery shopping and I have to say that compared to other mystery shopping companies, Field Agent definitely offers the most pain-free method of making a few extra dollars. Most mystery shopping companies require you to go through several steps before you are able to perform a job, and the jobs are typically far more complicated and pay about the same amount of money as Field Agent’s.

In addition, a lot of people are under the notion that mystery shopping is a scam, but rest assured that Field Agent is free to use and you are never under any obligation to perform a job, unless of course you have agreed to complete one. If you’re interested in earning some additional income, Field Agent is definitely worth taking a look at.


Summary

Earn some extra money by performing jobs with Field Agent.

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  • http://www.blogorida.com Mohd Akbar

    Many iphone user are making money with Field Agent, some user are actually making a decent amount of extra money with the Field Agent application. The money you earn will show up in your Field Agent account within 48 hours after you have finished a work.

  • http://reciprocity.be/ Keith S.

    This sounds good, but the problem I see with it is most of the stores local to me all have clearly placed signs at the entrance barring taking pictures or video within. What happens when people start getting kicked out of stores (or worse, detained for trespassing) because they’re using this? I could see those people being mighty upset with the Field Agent folks.

    • http://FieldAgent.net Sandman619

      Having been FieldAgenting for nearly 2 years, if you’re careful & discrete, the 1 – 3 images that most jobs request are easy to get without causing a fuss. After over 100 jobs successfully completed, I have attracted attention just once was asked to leave. Although I left with 1 image short of the job, the client still paid me for my work after explaining the sitiation

      Jobs are competitive, since many national clients need only a representative sample, rather than 100%. Living on the west coast, I’ve learned to begin checking as early as possible, since many clients are a few hours ahead of me in their work day & so are other Field Agents. Keep checking as often as possible, because jobs are entered & scheduled by the clients directly, so jobs appear at anytime & can quickly disappear as agents check-in. I have seen jobs disappear before my eyes as they are quickly accepted by agents; admittedly, this is a very rare occurance, which I have experienced only 2x & found the job sliding off of the display to be more entertaining than frustrating. I can also verify that clients pay for jobs completed per their requests. I have had only 1 job denied payment, for which the cause was valid. Field Agent staff process payments reliably, in fact, both clients & Field Agent seem to be working long days & weekends from how quickly payment is received & quite regularly

      Cheers !

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  • Dom

    Nah, I’ll pass… I got this app when it first came out, and have tried it twice since. No more.

    Either never found jobs nearby, or the job completion fouled up (normally AFTER I sent pictures… ie, AFTER the sponsor got what they wanted). Great idea, horrible execution. Pass!

  • http://www.fieldagent.net Donny

    I work at Field Agent, so thanks for this excellent write up and how to! We love App Storm, so it was great to see this post. We are working hard every day to get more jobs in the system so more users (Agents) can make a few extra bucks. There are some good questions brought up in the comments, and if anyone would like to discuss, feel free to email me at [email protected].

  • txscyn

    I love Field Agent so far i have made over a $100 in the past two weeks since finding the App. $88 in the past day alone.

  • Ryan p

    I’ve made almost $800 using field agent. I love love love it. Their support service Is excellent, and there are more and jobs popping up. Excellent service, excellent app, and excellent review!! To answer a question by one poster, pictures are to be taken descretely. That’s the point of an audit anyway – to evaluate without the party’s knowledge for unbiased results. I advise everyone to download the app. I’ve never had a problem with it, but if I did they would take care of it an make sure the matter is resolved.

    • bryant

      Where do you live? Jobs aren’t as easy to come by..

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    It is outstanding article. It is very useful and informative. I was searching this information.

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    I phone is not only a phone, but it is actually an opportunity. Much more options will be available in future. what we think now as impossible will be literally possible with apps on I phone.

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  • Ron

    How soon after asking for the funds earned and requested should I see them in my PayPal account? I keep reading there have been problems and the FAQ’s don’t have actual posting dates. Thanks for the response ahead of time as so far so good!!!!!! I have to admit, it has been a learning curve but I think I am getting the hang of it now. Just need to pay attention to the job requirements and learn not to sign up for a SH before finding the product. It is also interesting to see postings that want you there at a certain time but it might be posted before the 2 hour window you have to do the job and the demos are being done later in the day. I recently did some CVS jobs but found out not all were open 24 hours a day and had one close before I got there. Too bad the job didn’t post store hours.

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