Casually walking downtown and notice the help wanted sign? Did you know you can make a little money taking a picture of one of those signs? It makes sense that not all jobs make it to online boards like Monster or LinkedIn. Many local jobs like waiters at restaurants don’t have online postings because it’s a bit more of an expense then just placing the sign on the door for those walking by.
See “Help Wanted?” Use Job Spotter
While it’s possible to make money taking pictures of wanted signs, it doesn’t mean it’ll possibly replace your full-time income. But for those who are the following, may find it a nice rewarding side hobby:
- Shoppers (in malls, plazas, etc.)
- Local News Media
- College Students
- Part-Time Workers
Job Spotter is a part of Indeed.com, the largest supplier of jobs online. It makes sense that Indeed would implement such an innovative app into their already extensive database of employment!
How Job Spotter Works
Find Job Spotter on the Google Play store and sign up for an account. From there you’ll be able to access the dashboard on where you take pictures at will. It’ll take some time for each submission to be approved for “points” towards gift cards (which can be sold for money).
Not all Help Wanted signs are worth a ton of points though. Some generic signs found in stores like Best Buy are always up because it’s a part of their store’s model. However, if you take pictures like these you’ll earn way more reward points:
- Signs with Managers Names on it
- Signs with Direct Phone Lines
- Black and White MS Word Based Help Wanted Signs
Essentially the best-rewarded signs are those that look very localized and not a generic Help wanted sign you’d see everywhere else. Although, yes, you can still earn rewards for those as well!
Is Job Spotter Worth It?
Overall, if you are looking for a full-time income from this app, you’ll be displeased. It seems like an excellent idea for a money-making opportunity that helps the job situation nearby, but it doesn’t reward very much for your efforts. Job Spotter is best used for making side income or gift card opportunities for dining out and reselling those cards online through apps like GiftCardNanny and eBay.