1

Gigwalk launches

You can look at this new operation, which launches today, in two ways: a chance to make money as you're out walking around or a chance to ruin a walk by feeling like you should be making money. Regardless, a new service called Gigwalk will pay you to perform small tasks, often involving your phone, while you're out.

The idea is this: If you need something simple done at your store or other physical location, as long as it's something almost anyone can do, you can put a job up on Gigwalk for people to grab. Example jobs include: Verifying (with a photo) the placement of a traffic sign, or evaluating the quality of service at a retailer. Jobs like that are currently in the system here in San Francisco.

Gigwalk makes money by taking a cut from what the business pays. Like a tiny temp agency. Will this business catch on and succeed despite how hopelessly dot com bubble it all seems? We shall see*.

  • No.

About the author

John Moe is the host of Marketplace Tech Report, where he provides an insightful overview of the latest tech news.
Log in to post1 Comment

It sound like Amazon Mechanical Turk, except with "real-life" situations. However, it also sounds like it can cause people to lose part-time jobs as a store assistant.

With Generous Support From...