This app provides an interesting avenue to complete jobs and make money. But can you really make money with the Field Agent app? I liked the idea behind it, but I wasn't sure if it was legit enough to be worth the time—so I downloaded it and decided to try it for myself. I was already earning some side cash with this website though, so I had some high expectations!
Here’s what we found out.
The Basics: What Is Field Agent?
Here’s a small quote from the Field Agent ‘Read More’ section of the Google Play Store.
“Make money with your Android device completing small jobs with Field Agent!”
We also took this screenshot of some interesting content that we found later on in the same section. This describes how the app works, and some things that are important to know about it. We found it a pretty interesting and informative read.
One thing I will say is that this company (Field Agent Inc.) deserves pretty major kudos for making the app so easy to understand from the description alone. I felt like I had a pretty good idea of what this app was all about even before I opened it up—and that’s rare.
As far as other basic information goes, the app has been downloaded over 100,000 times, has a 3.5 star rating on the Google Play Store, and has been reviewed by over 2,600 users. It also has about twice as many 5 star reviews as it does 1 star reviews, which is honestly a pretty good sign.
Next, we were ready to open it up and see what we could find.
Getting Started With Field Agent
When we first opened up the app, we were greeted with a rather impressive looking registration page.
The app has an almost secret-agent like feel to it, which is pretty cool. The sign up page asked me for my name, my email address, a password, and what country I lived in… which I filled out without much of a problem.
Next, I was taken to a page that said the following…
“Thank you for signing up. To be eligible for survey jobs you will need to answer a few profile questions.”
I clicked ‘OK,’ and was taken to this screen.
When I scrolled down, I realized that there was quite a bit of information to fill in—but not so much that it was really any trouble. It barely took a minute to answer all of the questions. After I was done, I clicked ‘Save Profile,’ and was taken to this screen.
At the moment, it didn’t look like there were any jobs available. But, there were some screening tests that I could take that seemed to indicate that I could possibly be eligible for more jobs if I completed them, so I decided to do that.
It looked like I had two different screening opportunity options.
I chose the first option, and was taken to a screen that looked like this.
Below, this description was written in the Job Overview section…
“Hi Agent! This is a $0 job, that may qualify you for future jobs. So please answer honestly and have fun! We appreciate your time.”
I clicked ‘Accept This Job,’ and got started.
Completing The Field Agent Screening Job
I started the job, and hurried up to get it done in under the 2 minutes specified. I got it done in about 30 seconds, so that was no problem at all. This screen popped up once I was done.
So far, so good—though I hadn’t yet had the opportunity to earn any money with the app. So I decided to check back to see if I qualified for any actual money-making jobs now.
But I was a bit disappointed to find this waiting for me.
I was at a bit of a finger-twiddling point here… so I decided to do some reading in the Google Play Reviews to see what else I could find out about the app.
Field Agent Google Play Reviews
As it turns out, I found some pretty good reviews that helped to give me some much needed information. Here are 3 that I found particularly informative…
My fear about this app, after initially finding no jobs in my area, was that there just might not be enough jobs available at any one time to make it worthwhile on a long-term, consistent basis—and it turns out that a lot of the reviews that I read seemed to indicate that this was indeed a bit of a problem.
A lot of the reviews that I read seemed to indicate that when jobs do appear, they disappear rather quickly, because they are first-come, first-serve type jobs. Admittedly, they pay quite well—between $2 and $12 each… so it makes sense that they would get taken relatively quickly.
But this also seems to undermine the usefulness of the app overall. A lot of people said in the reviews that they needed to be on-location in a local store to begin the surveys. But it sounds like the people who traveled to these locations were often left disappointed, because the job would disappear (apparently taken by someone else) before they even arrived at the destination.
It is understandable that there aren’t an unlimited number of jobs on the app—but it is also understandable that this would become frustrating. I know that I still haven’t seen a job pop up on Field Agent since I’ve downloaded it, and I’ve had it on my phone for over 24 hours at this point.
This might be an app that is better suited to people living in larger cities. I do admittedly live in a pretty rural area. The town I live in has a population of about 6,000 people… so it’s not so surprising that I wasn’t able to find any jobs.
But it was a bit disappointing, and after reading through some of the reviews, I found that I wasn’t the only one who felt that way.
Can You Earn A Side Income On Field Agent?
Yes, you can… if you happen to live in the right area and if you can take the jobs fast enough after they become available. This app certainly seems to be a better fit for people living in larger cities.
To be honest, the app pays really well. Getting your money is reportedly very easy. The PayPal transactions are easy and quick, and getting the money in-hand isn’t an issue. I’ve read about a lot of people who earned $10 a day easily with it. It has also been called a ‘great way to pay for gas,’ which is really cool.
But for someone like me, who lives in more of a rural area, it’s not really worth the space on my phone—because it doesn’t seem like I’ll be able to make enough to make it really worth my time to keep checking it. I might be wrong, and in the future, more jobs might become available—but I would pretty much say that this is an app that people in larger cities should definitely look at, while people in smaller, more rural areas might not derive as much of a benefit from it.
The app itself, on a technical level, is awesome. It looks good, operates well, is simple to use, and is easy to sign up for. There aren’t a ton of questions to answer or hoops to jump through to get started, and getting paid is pretty easy. This hassle-free process puts other survey apps to shame… so kudos to the company for making it simple and easy to get started.
If you enjoy survey-like apps and like to do these types of surveys while on location, then this might definitely be an app for you to check out—especially since the payouts for these surveys are so much higher than the payouts for surveys in other comparable apps.
But the jobs go quickly, and if you don’t meet all of the criteria, you won’t get compensated. So make sure to read the instructions and to follow them.
All in all, I liked it. I wish that it had more jobs available in my area. I also wish that it had more jobs period. But really, for what it is, it’s a pretty cool way to make a bit of extra money here and there. It seems super simple and efficient, which we really liked. All-too-often, these apps take forever to register with… and they end up being a waste of time. This app certainly wasn’t like that, which made it stand out among other similar apps that we’ve reviewed in the past.
Our Final Thoughts On Field Agent
Should you download it onto your phone?
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