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ProxyPics is the perfect side hustle. People in different industries need up to date photos of properties. Kind of like Uber for photos; we let you know when there's a job near you and you get paid to take the photo! Get paid $3.25 for each photo you take, most assignments have more than one photo and some come with short surveys. We have clients that have work all across the country, it’s easy and free to download on Google Play or iOS.   


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lismox posted:

I downloaded the app and found only 2 jobs that weren't very close to where I lived. One was about a 45 minute drive, the other I'm not sure how far it was. It's not a very useful app for me at this point.

Hello! Thank you for downloading! We do suggest keeping your location services and notifications turned on for the app. This way you can go about your day and receive notifications of jobs near you. 

From someone that made money from ~40 sources different apps last year, I would say download the thing and try it a few times to see if you like it or not all the thru to how you get paid.  Almost all of these app-related photo gigs are very part time and locations vary.  Take a few in the beginning even if out of your way a little bit just to get the experience.  Then decide how you may want to incorporate it in your life or not and, if so, under what conditions.  Your experience will answer your questions.  By the way, I don't download everything but I usually look to see that someone has had a good experience with it and if so, I'll try it.  Your life and how you use these apps is more important than other people's opinions and realize business conditions change or have some seasonality to it.

I could give you a dog and pony show.  Some apps were worthwhile, some not as much.  However, I'll point you to the main blog that gave me the most inspiration for  what I do...  Take a look at and read carefully what the godfather of side gigs is doing.  I use alot of the same apps that financialpanther does.  Start with his Side Hustles tab but to get a better idea of what all he's doing, read thru some of the recent monthly blog reports on his side hustle earnings.  He's tracked his earnings for quite a while - it's all there.

However, I keep my eyes open and I've gotten a few of my app ideas here on this site and one or two on Craigslist and other places.  

OlderRetiredGuy posted:

Take a look at and read carefully what the godfather of side gigs is doing.  I use alot of the same apps that financialpanther does. 

Just signed up for eletters over at!  I think I could read on his blog for a couple of hours!! Thanks for the tip!


I only interact with at his website and blog - that was where I was really where I was referring you to.  I've never looked at his Facebook presence as I don't do Facebook either. 

If you are really interested in this side gig space, then I think FinancialPanther is a really good place to mine some nuggets.  If it is too much for you, I would strongly suggest mining one area at a time instead of trying to take it in all at once which is basically what I did.  I don't have the bandwidth to be trying 10 things at once either - I would fail at all of it.  I pick the next thing or two that I'm interested in and try them.  Then I repeat the process.  So for example, get on his website, select Side Hustles at the top.  Pick one topic box near the top and explore.  I personally tell my friends to start with "Receipt Apps" because everyone can make money from receipts because we all buy things in our lives.  The money is small but you can pay for several Christmas gifts each year using the recommended receipt apps regularly.  It is very easy once you start a habit to keep your receipts and scan them everyday or every other day or so.

Maybe more important than any individual money making app, is the philosophy that I learned that FinancialPanther operates under - do the apps that you like, that make sense AND tie in fairly well with the life you live already and may enjoy - i.e. monetize what you already do.  As an example, FinancialPanther loves dogs and has one dog.  He watches dogs through Rover to watch other dogs.  He figures I already take care of one dog, if he watches another dog here and there, the incremental effort is relatively small.

The gig space is pretty wide and there are lots of things you can do.  So think of it like a buffet and pick up the ones that look promising to you based on your criteria, not anyone else's.

I hope this helps you a little Redcatcec!

Hey There Retired Guy,

Thanks for getting back to me, I do admit I was intrigued by the website, which was right there in front of me. I did take about 15 min to look at things and wow, there is so much, I wonder how he does it all, must be well organized.

You are right, receipt apps are probably the most popular, we do 2 of them currently, but we are fairly new to saving this way. Right now we use Fetch (having some technical difficulty) and CoinOut. The only other 1 is Shopkick-which is as you probably know is scanning products at certain stores.

Thanks to your advice, I will take my time and see what works best.

On Receipts, I suggest you also add Receipt Hog, Receipt Pal and Ibotta to receipts related apps.  Most receipts can give you value on Coinout, Receipt Hog and Receipt Pal.  Then for groceries and big box stores that have groceries or pet food, also scan on Fetch and Ibotta.  Ibotta is the one I struggle with, probably because I don't plan my brand and item buying before going to the store.  But each week they always have at least one any item option for each store you shop at - so it eventually adds up.  I also use Drop (and Dosh) where you link credit cards.  I also have Rakuten although I haven't gotten any value on that yet (I'll have to take another look at it sometime). 

On Shopkicks, I've used that since Apr 13, 2019 and I've accumulated $143 that I'll redeem pretty soon.  I like it but get tired of it quickly.  I find best results at Walmart but I only do Shopkicks as a secondary thing.  I never go to shopping area just for Shopkicks, I always have to have another gig there or a personal shopping mission.  If you do Shopkicks enough, you do get pretty good at racking up scanning points quickly.

To give you all a sense of the value on the Receipts apps, I've used the ones I've described above since late Aug 2018 or later in 2018 and I've earned $436 to date from them all (that # excludes Shopkicks which I don't lump in with my receipts apps as I consider it a form of inspection app).  You won't get rich but it is easy to create the habit of scanning receipts regularly and the dollars add up over time.

Good luck all!

Getting back to you on Receipt Hog, they are full and have a waiting list (for months now) to get onto, I will give Receipt Pal a try and see how that goes. Ibotta was a major hassle and needed to go away, we usually do not go in big for brand name stuff, as you said, too much effort and planning.

Shopkicks is like an adult scavenger hunt in the store,  Walmart is a goldmine of products, the novelty of it has not worn off yet. Right now I have about 30K points. I use this also and a means of getting my husband up and walking, He needs the exercise and this is a way for him to get it.


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