How to Make Money

Smart Phone App Pays You to Look at Displays While Shopping

June 13, 2012
by John Preston
Contributor

You have two choices in this life: grow your own food or head to the grocery store. It turns out that food is one of those things you have to spend money on, because you can’t live without it. So if you are like me and many millions of other Americans who don’t farm, you are going to spend a few hours every week shopping at the grocery store. Since you have to be there, why not use the time as an opportunity to make money?

Traditionally, making money shopping has meant mystery shopping. However, we are now into the second decade of the 21st century. We have iphones and data plans. Surely there is an app for making money at the grocery store? As it turns out, there is such an app and it’s called EasyShift.

Why is EasyShift Paying Users?

As the consumer, you are a very important person for manufacturers. Companies spend billions researching you and learning what displays will get your attention and for what price so that you’ll make a purchase at the store. However, all that money spending is useless if the retailers overprice products or have poor product displays.

EasyShift allows manufacturers and distributors to hire consumers to conduct an audit of retail outlets for them. They are looking for you to verify price and prices of competing items. They may need you to count the number of items in a display or verify the construction of a display.

It’s a win-win proposition. You get a little extra money and retailers don’t have to send a salesman earning $30/hour to verify product promotions.

How Does EasyShift Works?

After downloading the app, you’ll have access to a dashboard that shows you a number of potential jobs. These jobs involve finding certain products at a particular store location. You then report on how the product is displayed by survey or by taking a photo. Once you’ve completed the instructions you get paid.

How Much Do They Pay?

Each job is priced differently depending on the wholesaler paying the commission. In general, jobs range from $2 to $20. However, you don’t have to make any purchases at the store. If you live in a major city it’s easy to find multiple locations to audit. Payments arrive on the same day to your Paypal account.

Get Rated and Earn More

Easy Shift also has its own rating system. With each job you complete you are given points towards your rating. The higher you rate, the more benefits you can get. Those with high ratings can reserve jobs in a work queue, get first crack at new jobs and expand their work assignments.

If you’ve ever wanted to make money while you shop. Here’s your chance Penny Hoarders.

by John Preston
Contributor for The Penny Hoarder

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