Welcome to my StreetSpotr review. This is something I tried recently after finding out about it at The Money Shed. I thought others might find it helpful to read about my experiences of trying to make money with this free app.
StreetSpotr Review: in Brief
Product Name: StreetSpotr
Type: Microjobs money making phone app
Cost: Free to join
My Rating: Not recommended
Why? It’s just not worth the time and petrol money
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StreetSpotr Review: in Detail
What is StreetSpotr?
StreetSpotr is a phone app that you can use to make some extra money while out and about. It is quick and easy to sign up, and then you can start doing “Spots”, which are little tasks you can do at certain locations with your phone. For example, you would go to a particular branch of a fast food restaurant and photograph their menu boards. A spot like this would typically earn you £4.
I Love the Idea of StreetSpotr
After spending years trying to make money online while sat in front of a computer, I love the idea of being able to make money while out and about. I really enjoy having a day out somewhere, so to me it seemed like perfect way to earn some extra money while enjoying a trip to a city.
And I was even hoping that if I could earn enough money in a day doing this, it could even become the bulk of my income and save me from having to sit at a desk most of the time.
I now realise that was rather naive of me.
My Experience of Using StreetSpotr
Okay, so after I had installed the app and signed up I was able view the available spots. There were not many available, only a handful within about a 20 mile radius – just McDonalds and Burger King. However, I had read that after you have completed some spots then you move up through the levels on StreetSpotr and more spots become available to you.
So, one day I set out to get my first couple of spots done. There were two spots at a town about 20 miles away from me, so I decided to combine them with having a nice day out in that area.
The first spot was a Burger King supposedly at the side of a road. I went to that location but Burger King was not there, it was just a petrol station. I found the actual Burger King about half a mile up the road, but when I tried to do the spot it wouldn’t let me because it said I was in the wrong location, yet there didn’t seem to be any way to tell the app that it had the location wrong and that I was indeed in the correct location for Burger King.
So, I gave up on that one and headed for the 2nd spot, a McDonalds a couple of miles away. At first I missed it and went several miles in the wrong direction, but later found my way back. I successfully completed the spot and it was later accepted. All I needed to do was photograph the front of the premises, photograph the menu board inside the restaurant, and input some prices. Easy.
On another day, I went to a motorway service area which was a bit tricky to get to. It involved a 29 mile round trip from my house, but I just wanted to get my first few spots done so I could hopefully move onto doing more convenient spots later.
Unfortunately, I made a bit of a mistake doing this spot and it was rejected. They explained what I needed to do to correct it and that I had 48 hours to do so.
The next day I went to do the motorway services spot again. I corrected my mistake and hoped it would be accepted this time.
I then travelled to another motorway services and did another spot there.
Unfortunately, both of these spots were rejected. They said my photos of the menu boards were too blurry. The problem is, the app advises you to not use flash, and I felt like I wanted to rush a bit so that I didn’t get in anyone’s way or end up being approached by a member of staff. I didn’t feel like I could spend a long time trying to take perfect photos.
Once these spots got rejected, I decided to give up on the whole idea. Considering the time and petrol I had used to do these spots, it really didn’t seem worthwhile.
Do I Recommend StreetSpotr?
No, not really. I know my experience was limited, and that I suffer from living out in the countryside, but it just didn’t seem worth it to me.
If you live in a city and can easily do some of the spots while going about your normal business, you might be able to earn an extra bit of money here and there. But if you’re serious about finding a decent way to make money, it’s probably best to stay away.
Instead, you might want to take a look at What I Recommend.
Anyway, I hope you found this StreetSpotr review helpful. If you have any comments or questions, feel free to post them to the comments section below.
All the best,