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Gigwalk Profile

By Michael Wong

Gigwalk is a mobile and online marketplace for errands connecting businesses to tech-savvy mobile users who make money using their iPhone to collect, capture and report real-world data.

You make money when you complete a paid task or gig, such as verify a street name, photograph a menu, or confirm product placements in stores.

Gigwalk clients range from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies in retail, real-estate, travel, government, consumer research and mapping.

Did you know... BMW, eBay and Microsoft are just a few of the major companies offering gigs on Gigwalk?

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Gigwalk fact sheet

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8 major U.S. metropolitan areas
Online & outdoor
Pay-per-task
$3-100/gig
PayPal
Up to 13 business days
Independent contractor (121,483+)
Some jobs require experience
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16+
Male/female
Mountain View, CA, USA.
Jul. 2010
Unknown (125,000+ gigs completed)
8+
Unknown ($1.7M in funding)
community@gigwalk.com
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Where is Gigwalk available?

Gigwalk is currently active in eight major metropolitan areas in the United States.

According to Gigwalk have executed Gigs in 41 states.

How do I make money with Gigwalk?

Here are the types of jobs available at Gigwalk.

Here are a sample of Gigs:

A small job can take minutes to hours to complete at a specified location. Gigs pay between $3 and $100. Out of the 10,000 to 20,000 available gigs per week across all eight metro areas, about 25 to 100 pay more than $50.

According to Gigwalk:

Gigwalk in the news

Seeing major news networks run stories on a company is always reassuring. So here are some stories on Gigwalk by major news websites.

Seen any good news stories on Gigwalk from other major news websites? Please share the links with the community at the bottom of this page.

Gigwalk user comments

It's hard to tell whether an online job or business opportunity is any good. So I've scoured the internet searching for the most relevant comments by people who've used Gigwalk.

+ = positive comment / - = negative comment

+It's a huge help now that I'm unemployed; I do gigs while I'm out looking for jobs or to and from interviews...I wouldn't rely on it for full time but I made around $475 in the last week, not bad! - MikeG, Northfield, IL, Sep-17-2011
+I had better luck with my second gig - hence this celebratory blog entry. It was for an establishment that no longer existed and had been replaced by another. This paid less than for regular gig, $2 instead of the usual $4.75 to $7, but it still made for good practice so I went ahead with it...I still need practice. But with a paid-for gig under my belt...less Paypal's $0.36 transaction fee...am now ready for more. - Visa C, The Visa Collector, Aug-31-2011

Have you made money or purchased a task on Gigwalk? Please share your experiences with the community at the bottom of this page.

Is Gigwalk a scam?

Here's a summary of what's good and not so good about GigWalk.

What's good about Gigwalk

+121,483+ Gigwalkers: it's reassuring to know that there are over 121,000 Gigwalk users.
+125,000 gigs completed: it's reassuring to know that Gigwalk has already processed over 125,000 jobs.
+$1.7M in funding: it's reassuring to know that Gigwalk has raised $1.7 million in funding.
+Fortune 500 clients: it's reassuring to see major companies such as BMW, eBay and Microsoft outsource work on Gigwalk.com.

What's not so good about Gigwalk

-8 metropolitan areas only: Gigwalk is currently only available in eight major U.S. metropolitan areas.
-Low pay: some people may not like the low pay being offered but it's up to you whether or not it's good enough for you.

Conclusions

Gigwalk has $1.7 million in funding and fortune 500 clients, such as BMW, eBay and Microsoft. Gigwalk is legitimate and definitely not a scam.

Gigwalk is helping thousands of under-employed and unemployed people make some extra money with their iPhone.

I like the fact that even big companies such as BMW, eBay and Microsoft have all offered gigs on Gigwalk.com.

A number of drawbacks include no insurance protection for workers and low pay.

Overall based on what I've seen and read, I like Gigwalk. It offers jobs you don't normally find in other online errands marketplaces.

I think Gigwalk is certainly worth a look if you're an iPhone user looking to make some extra money.

Go make money with Gigwalk

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