Need some extra cash? As long as you have an iPhone then you're all set. Just download Gigwalk and earn a second paycheck by completing various tasks on your way to or from your regular 9-to-5. Like to get out of the house on the weekend and take a stroll around the neighborhood? Earn a few dollars while doing it -- padding your bank account can be more exciting (and more enticing) than burning a few calories.
A new application available in the Apple Store, Gigwalk presents a variety of tasks to its users who can then choose which sound most compelling to them. Approached by TomTom, Motorola and other clients who rely on large databases that are prohibitively expensive to maintain with regular updates from traditional employees, Gigwalk chops the work up into bite-sized tasks.
The tasks each pay between $3 and $90, making Gigwalk an elite version of other opportunities that rely on crowdsourcing, like Mechanical Turk. They include things like taking photographs of neighborhood businesses, verifying roads and signs, acting as a secret shopper and gathering pricing information. Once tasks are completed to a set of exacting standards, Gigwalk pays its users by depositing money into their Paypal accounts.