I am a masters student in the UK and like many fellow students, am always looking for ways to save a few pennies or even better, earn some. In April I noticed a tweet from a popular ‘student offers’ website claiming “Earn money on your iPhone!”Naturally I was intrigued. I was redirected to the Roamler website, and after poking around for a while I concluded it looked relatively genuine and thought it could be a bit of fun. I downloaded the app.
I didn’t complete my first task for some time, but once I got started I struggled to turn the app off! I’ve spent numerous mornings in the university library snapping away, trying to convince myself that I’m working, but instead just waiting for the notification to say that my submission was accepted or declined.
That has to be one of my favourite things about Roamler – the personal replies. At first I just assumed they were automated template responses, after all, whose going to moderate and respond to all the submissions?! But they do! You can even reply to their questions! It’s a great touch, and makes you feel like your submissions are appreciated.
One of my favourite tasks was when we were asked to take photos of Coco-cola bottles on Tesco shelves, for £2 a time. Living in Nottingham, a city with more Tescos than I’d care to count, I thought this was my chance to reach the £20 free withdrawal threshold. So, I spent a morning cycling around Nottingham, conspicuously photographing coke bottles in I think 5 Tescos. Only for them to all be declined. All my photos were too tight. So, determined not to be beaten by this I went for a second ‘work break’ and managed to snap 7 stores, all of whom were accepted! This took me over my £20 target and I happily withdrew the money.
Even after withdrawing the funds I haven’t stopped. Checking Roamler for new and exciting tasks has now become part of my routine. As other people have posted on this blog, you don’t have to be a student to benefit from using Roamler. The money’s great, but it also gets you out and about and most importantly is a lot of fun.
Give it a try!