Did you perform some tasks and eager to do more? Or are you a bit hesitant to perform your first task? Don’t worry, these 10 tips from Top Roamlers can help you perform more tasks and earn some extra money.
1. Read the task description
Make sure you know what you need to do before you go out to perform the task. That way there won’t be any surprises once you are in the store. The task description will give you a general overview of what you need to do in a task, show you images of the products you will need to take a photo of and explain what you need to do when a product is not there.
2. Perform the same task at multiple locations
For all projects, there are multiple locations that need to be visited. The task at hand is the same, only the location is different. If possible, perform the task at multiple locations. You will become faster at completing that specific task, and if you make a mistake, you won’t make the same mistake in following tasks.
3. You can always go back to the briefing of the task
If you forgot what the task is about, you can always return to the task description via briefing in the app. This is also where you can cancel your task once you realize you can’t perform the task after all.
4. Accept the task before you go out
Tasks are available for all Roamlers. So another Roamler might accept the task, just before you got to it. Also, some projects need a specific number of locations visited. Once that target has been reached, other locations disappear from the list.
These tasks might appear again as soon as one of those tasks is cancelled by the Roamler or rejected by the team. So accept the task before you go out to make sure, you are the one who can complete it.
5. Bookmark tasks you would like to do
You can bookmark tasks you would like to perform. A bookmarked task can still be accepted by another Roamler, so you won’t be able to perform it just by bookmarking it. Bookmarked task do show in a separate tab, making them easily accessible to accept once you have the time.
6. Check tasks in the map
The list of tasks in the task list, show the available tasks based on your current location. If you are going to travel for business or personal reasons, or if you are planning a trip to a relative; go to the map in the app (top right in the task overview) to check available tasks at your destination. You might be able to earn some money while visiting your family or friends.
7. Use the optional question
A task always ends with a last optional question. Don’t use it if you have nothing relevant to report, but definitely use it if it will clarify your submitted task. Give extra information if it is impossible to take a photo due to a large obstruction, explain why your answer didn’t match your photo or anything other out of the ordinary. Valuable data that might be relevant for the customer can be added here as well. If you don’t have anything to add, you can leave this last question empty. This Roamler puts it best:
Always give extra information. It can be the best way to get your task approved. Nothing worse than getting to a location submitting it then going home to find out you missed a point.
8. Take relevant photos
It might sometimes occur that you need to take a photo but you can’t take a photo of the item asked in the question. The best thing you can do is send us a relevant photo that gives the client valuable information, for example an empty shelve of the same brands or products. If you are asked to take a photo of two promotions and there is only one, you can take a photo of the same promotion from another angle or take an overview photo that shows there is no second promotion in the store for example. Never take a photo of the floor or your hand, the client is not interested in that.
9. Photos from left to right
Once you are asked to take a photo of a meter of shelves, take the following into account:
- make sure the whole meter is in the photo; from top to bottom and the whole length of the shelves;
- take the photos starting from left and continue to right with each meter;
- make sure part of the products of the aside meters are included, so it is clear you have captured the whole meter.
Below you will find a perfect example of fully captured shelves, taking from left to right with parts of the products included so the photos ‘overlap’.
10. Just go for it!
Do it! Just go out and perform one task, and another one and another one. It is not as difficult, hard or even scary as you might imagine. You are often asked to act as a mystery guest. Know that it is not needed to dress up as a spy, just be the regular buyer you normally are in a supermarket. It’s possible that you are questioned by the store staff, but it does not happen often. As this Roamler states, it is a great way to discover new places.
Just get out there and Roam, it’s a great way to explore your surroundings, discover new shops, pubs and places whilst earning a bit of cash.