Life can be pretty demanding as a parent in these difficult economic times. Modern families are tasked with finding creative ways to generate income, manage childcare, take care of their homes and spend quality time together. There is no magic formula for any family; we each need to do what feels best for us given our options. Having options is the key.
As a Mom, one of the options I love for adding some extra spending money to my family’s monthly budget is using the free Gigwalk App on my iPhone! Gigwalk allows you to geo-locate PAID “Gigs” (or jobs) to the area you are in (think running errands, out to lunch, school pickups, on the way home from work, in between soccer games, etc.) to complete, generally in 10 minutes or less, and get paid for via Paypal.
Gigwalk has recently landed in Philly with many opportunities to choose from and there will be many more added as they continue to ramp up in our area. The Gig tasks range from verifying roads, construction and signs to taking photographs and answering simple questions about restaurant menus or products in a store. Most Gigs range from $4 – $7 each, and if you do several of them in a cluster, you could earn upwards of $20/hour. So, you can see how using your “down time” to complete a few Gigs while you are already out and about can really quickly add up to some extra money for you.
I’ve been able to complete a couple of Gigs already and it’s been great seeing those funds add up in my PayPal account. One friend told me that she was using her Gigwalk money as her Starbucks fund, while another told me that she was going to add it to her “rainy day” savings.
Currently, the free Gigwalk app is available for the iPhone and is expected to be released for Android phones by the end of November.
Get out there and enjoy Gigwalking!
*This post is part of a sponsored campaign for Gigwalk.