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Field Agent App Crowdsources Data Gathering
Posted By Joshua Sophy On August 27, 2013 @ 4:30 pm In Technology Trends | 3 Comments
Gathering data for marketing research has traditionally been costly and impractical for small businesses. Your company may need intel on a competitor or even someone to check on in-store displays of your product. But now a smartphone app, Field Agent App, puts a potential army of freelancers at your command.
Fivver recently passed two million gigs  crowdsourcing everything from website design to advertising services starting for as little as $5 per job.
The Field Agent App does something similar  with data gathering. Anyone who downloads the app can conduct retail audits, secret shopping, even conduct polls or online research on your behalf for only dollars per gig. Participants are paid via PayPal as soon as they’ve completed the task requested.
Gigs pay at least $5 if travel is required and at least $4 if it can be done anywhere or at home. There are a few extra dollars cost if additional photos need to be taken or additional information gathered.
A video below shows one user taking a photo of a ketchup display and filling out some simple information then taking a picture of an outside sign listing gas prices. Payment for gigs has already been increased somewhat since the video was made.
There are some things to consider about the service:
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 recently passed two million gigs: http://smallbiztrends.com/2013/08/fiverr-2-million-gigs.html
 Field Agent App does something similar: http://www.fieldagent.net/
 260,000 users: http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/08/12/apps-jobs-idINDEE97B0HM20130812