Whenever I used to hear people talk about JobSpotter I couldn’t give a dam, I didn’t care and I wanted them to stop talking. Months afterwards I kick myself for ever thinking that way and hate that I could have been throwing away hundreds of pounds in Amazon vouchers for a few minutes of my time here and there! I think it was mainly due to the fact that I had no idea what JobSpotter was and I never bothered to learn. I’m here to make sure that doesn’t happen with you as well in this easy to follow post I’m about to write!
Well to put it frankly, it’s an app. I used to think that it was only available to people on a certain network but that doesn’t seem to be the case. It’s totally free to download and you don’t need to worry about losing any money in the process. Just hop on over to the app store and download. Once you’ve signed up it’s really easy to get going.
How it works. Really simple actually. Once you load up the app you get a a screen asking you to take a picture or a hiring sign, this needs to be clear and in focus. You need to be able to tell what the sign says and all detail on it. This is the simple part, the store front is a little harder!
So in order to take a picture of the store front you need to step back a bit and make sure you get most of the front in the picture. You can’t get other people in the picture though or it won’t get accepted and you won’t get any points. Which doesn’t help if the front of the store is glass and you have the staff staring at you from inside, trust me I speak from experience! In this case just try and get a picture of the sign that’s always above the doorway.
There you have it, you’ve uploaded your hiring sign and now you just have to wait for it to be approved.
You’ll get points for all submissions that you upload, well most of them. You can’t upload volunteer opportunities because they won’t get accepted, so charity shops are mostly out. It depends if the job you’ve snapped has been uploaded before, if it has you’re bound to get less points which is a shame but they already have the information. At least you still get points.
At the same time the more information that you have on a sign will mean the more points that you get, so if the sign only says “wait staff wanted” you’re going to get less points. It sucks but at the end of the day you’re spending 1 minute out of your day snapping a sign which then amount up to point that get transferred into Amazon vouchers so it’s not all bad.
Extras, if you have time that is! You can verify other people’s submissions, the more you verify as well the more it earns you on your trust level. Every time you hit a new star you’re going to get points added to your total, meaning more money in your amazon pot. Every time you draw out your amazon vouchers the stars will reset and you’re going to be able to start verifying again and earn even more points!
When it comes to how many points you get per submission, its pot luck. Well at least I think it is, I’ve never looked into the specifics because I’ve never needed to and I doubt you will either. You’re basically making amazon vouchers all over the year and when Christmas comes around it’s going to make it a lot cheaper!
JobSpotter is one of them apps that I wish I’d been using since it first came out. I know people who have made hundreds over the course of a year because they’re always traveling and visiting new towns. It’s a perfect app and it really helps supports smaller business by getting their jobs out there and helping them find people. The best part is it seems to be worldwide and not just restricted to one country so if you’re on holiday, give it a try!
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