Getting started is simple! You just head to stores, snap some photos, and answer a couple of questions. Every now and then, you’ll also speak to a store associate. That’s it! Observations pay between 4 and 20 dollars, and you’ll get paid via PayPal or Coinbase. This side hustle is the perfect way to earn money for dinner dates, movie nights, and other special occasions!
Observa has paid out more than $500,000 to Observers.
Observations take 20 minutes on average.
You’ll be notified when there are new opportunities near you.
There’s more than 100,000 secret shoppers.
Opportunities are available in the United States and Canada.
You’ll usually get paid within 72 hours. Please note: this process may take more than 72 hours on weekends and holidays.
Make $4-20 per observation.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is this a legit way to make PayPal money?
Yes! Observa has been in business since 2016. Today, we work with leading brands like Q Drinks and Morton & Bassett. Observers routinely perform observations at well-known retailers like Safeway, 7-Eleven, Walmart, and more!
Do you have opportunities outside of the United States and Canada?
Right now, the vast majority of our observations are currently in the United States and Canada. Observa is always working to get additional clients, in order to provide more opportunities for our international secret shoppers. If you turn your notifications on, you'll be notified when there are new opportunities near you. In the meantime, you should check out our paid photo challenges. We run these every few weeks, and they can be completed from anywhere.
If Observa rejects an observation, do you still send the data to the customer?
Never! Observa only wants to pass along high-quality data to our customers, so we discard data from rejected observations. We only reject an observation if the Observer didn’t follow the instructions correctly. Observa wants to accept observations, because we both lose money and time whenever an observation is rejected. Right now, more than 90% of observations are accepted.
Can I really use Observa to earn Bitcoin?
Totally! As a company, we think that crypto is cool! Observa uses Coinbase, so you can actually get paid in your preferred cryptocurrency. Coinbase supports Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litcoin, and more!
Observa has been featured in Mystery Shopper Magazine, Gotta Be Mobile, GeekWire, and more!
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The app now has the ability to select from your photo gallery if the opportunity allows it.
Minor bug fixes.
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Make extra money
When I first downloaded it, there weren’t any Observa tasks in my area, but within a couple days time, there were 3-4 observations available. The only problem that I have see so far are that you only have 2-5 hours to complete the task after you accept it, and I don’t feel that it is enough time for most people. I accepted a task to go to Target store and observe a quip toothbrush section for $8, but there was a line of people waiting outside to enter the store because we are currently experiencing a pandemic and the store is only allowing a certain number of people inside the store at a time. Because of this, I had to decline the task because I would not have enough time. If the payment had been more than $8.00, possibly $15-20, it would’ve given me more motivation to get it completed, but with the given time frame, it still may not have been enough.
Great way to make money but...
I love the app and the opportunity. However being from a very small town and knowing the stores that are being observed causes issues. I was told very rudely I might add, that I needed to take a picture of the specified cooler. Not the cooler in the picture and to provide 1 to 4 pictures if it’s not available. What the very rude reviewer didn’t understand is that the store is extremely small (which I included in the notes) and was unable to use the coolers and displays because it created a fire hazard. I included more than the minimum requested pictures which actually was the entire store. The store is only large enough to squeeze two cashiers in and a few coolers. You actually have to see it to believe it or see the pictures. Instead of the reviewer reading the entire observation notes ( would have known the store was small and the displays were banned) he advised that my entire observation was not going to be paid because I didn’t submit pictures of the requested coolers!!!!!!!! Again if something is not available you show 1-4 pictures of what’s there!!!!!! I provided what was available and never received money for it. Other than a reviewer that probably should seek anything that would make him happy the job is pretty cool. Note to the reviewer if you use google map you can actually see how small the store is!
A few weeks ago there were so many tasks in my area but as it so happened, everyone in my household was sick with something or another during these few weeks and naturally, we chose to stay away from public areas to avoid spreading our sickness. And now that we are well, there aren’t any opportunities! Supper bummed but I’m hopeful and keeping my fingers crossed hard for more companies to have a need in my area to use Observa very very soon!! I am giving the app 5 stars for now because the photo challenges are neat and the instructions for opportunities seem laid out well and fairly understandable. I guess we will see how well I understand them when it comes time for me to complete my first assignment. At that point, I will update my review. But for others wondering if you should try it out? I say go for it! What have you got to lose? Especially if it is a store you were planning to visit anyway! Good luck!
Developer Response ,
Hi tabbigayle19! Thanks for your review and welcome to Observa!! Sorry to hear about your family getting sick. We are working hard to make sure that there are opportunities in as many areas of the United States and Canada as possible, so hopefully there will be something near you very soon!! If you have any questions about opportunities near you or how to complete your first observation, feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com. We are here to help you 😊 Thanks again!
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- Observa, Inc.
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- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.