Field Agent: Get Paid to Be an iPhone ‘Secret Shopper’

A new app has hit the App Store called Field Agent, to allow for companies to utilize the millions of iPhone users into their secret shoppers. By accepting jobs, users can get paid anywhere from $2-8 per job, with all payments paid out via PayPal. The app is available in the USA, Canada, UK, and Australia.

Here’s how it works:

The Field Agent process works like this:
1. One of our Clients logs onto Field Agent and creates a job.
2. Our system prices the job and releases it to Agents in the field.
3. Agents with the app installed are notified of the new job in their area via push or e-mail.
4. The first Agent to accept the job has 2 hours to complete it.
5. Once the information is approved, the agent’s account will be credited for that job.
6. Agents may cash out at any time. The funds will be transferred to their PayPal account within 48 hours.
7. The Client has the information they needed and the Agent made a few extra bucks. Mission accomplished!

After installing the app, you will be required to register by supplying your name and an email address. It will ask you to answer some questions to help build your profile. It is up to you whether you choose to supply info or not.


Canadian Field Agents Can Start ‘Working’ Tomorrow

Field Agent has Canadian clients setup, and starting tomorrow Loblaw stores (Real Canadian Superstore, Extra Foods, No Frills, Zehrs, Loblaws, Provigo, Maxi & Real Atlantic Superstore) will have ‘jobs’ available for Field Agents, to kick off the Canadian campaign. These Loblaw jobs will be paid out $6.50. If you can complete your job in 10 minutes, that’s the equivalent of earning $39/hour. As more clients sign on, expect more jobs to be posted.

The app uses your location and with Push Notifications enabled you can get notified of jobs where ever you go.

Clients could be asking for agents to check something like store layout, signage, or pricing. Agents might be asked to snap a picture and submit it within the app. To check your balance, just login to the web portal at to check balances and to cash out. Agents get ‘scored’ out of 100, to ensure good agents are rewarded with points while those unable to fulfill jobs in time losing points.

Field Agent is for real–it’s not a scam. An early iTunes review of the app reveals a user was paid for snapping a picture of a Folgers coffee can. Now that’s what you call easy money. The example job below asks agents to take a picture of the video game section at a Target store in Bellingham.


I’ve been in contact with Jeff Doucette, the General Manager for Field Agent in Canada. He notes there is no minimum for cashing out your balance, and all payments are sent to PayPal in less than 48 hours. Check out the video below for more info:

For those with time on their hands, Field Agent looks like a promising way to make money to pay for that expensive iPhone monthly bill. This is the future for companies to receive valuable feedback for their retail operations, utilizing the power of iPhone users.

Click here to download Field Agent–it’s free.