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A simple snap, that takes 10 seconds out of your day, can add up to £100s in Amazon vouchers. This app called JobSpotter is very easy to get addicted to – but at least you get paid for it.

I know… I’m going a bit app crazy after explaining Shopmium yesterday – but this one is also worth having.

Have you ever been walking the high street, or driving around town and saw a help wanted sign in a shop window? Those signs are worth money, and it could add up to a lot over time.

I started properly using this app 6 months ago, and I’ve earned £125.33 in Amazon vouchers by snapping signs wherever I see them. That paid for most of my Christmas presents this year – so it’s definitely worth downloading.

What is JobSpotter?

 JobSpotter and it’s available on the App Store and Google Play. It’s powered by Indeed (the job website), and it pays you in Amazon vouchers for taking pictures of job ads or hiring signs in shop windows anywhere you go. 

All you need to do is take a picture of the hiring sign, and the shop sign to get paid in ‘points’ which converts to Amazon vouchers. This is a clever way for Indeed to source new job advertisements by letting the general public do it for them, but in return, it can mean huge pay-outs for you. 

Each sign that you snap can pay you anywhere from 10p up to £2-£3, so there is potential to make a nice little bonus for taking a few seconds out of your day. The points rate is 1:1 US cent, so for every point you get, you’ll earn just under a penny.


Jobspotter points


If you’re ever just wandering around the high street, it’s so handy just to have the app on your phone and ready to go. I went to town a few weeks ago and snapped every single sign I could – and made £10 while doing my shopping. So it could really add up!

How do I make the most money from JobSpotter?

To get paid a higher amount for signs, you’ll need to either find signs that haven’t been snapped in a while or haven’t been found at all, so if you live in a rural area, you’re most likely to make the biggest profit from this app.

There is a new feature on JobSpotter that allows you to see a local map at all the signs that have been found in the past, so you know where to find them. It also tells you whether it will be a high point sign (if it hasn’t been snapped in a while), or a low point sign (if it’s been found recently).

High points generally means over 100 points, and low points means somewhere under 100, but it’s still worth snapping every sign you see.

Here is a picture of Fareham high street. Each dot represents a sign (and there could be more that haven’t been snapped yet).


Jobspotter Fareham


If you round up those dark green dots in your local town, you could be earning between £1-3 per sign you snap, so within a short space of time, you should have a healthy Amazon gift card balance. 

Extra tips

You can claim your gift card at any time (there isn’t a minimum). All you have to do is click the ‘redeem’ button in the wallet of your app. So whether you earn a few quid or £100s, it’s a nice little earner.

You can do this anywhere in the world too. If you are ever on holiday, you can still be snapping signs on JobSpotter and have the money added to your account. I did this while I was on holiday in the USA, and spotted some signs in Washington DC. They all add up!

One last thing to mention… make sure you do not get anyone’s face in the pictures of signs and shop fronts. They will reject any images with recognisable faces in – and it has cost me a lot!

Let me know if you start giving it a go! Even if you snap a few signs and earn a few quid, it’ll still be something – or you can go full or sign hunter mode like me to scale things up! If you want more apps to download – try Airtime Rewards for passive cashback, Chip for saving and Shopmium for supermarkets.

Have you ever used JobSpotter? I’d love to know how much you’ve made with it! Let me know in the comments below, on Twitter @Jordon_Cox or on Facebook.


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  • A GUNN
    Posted 8th January 2020 at 12:57 pm 0Likes

    I downloaded the trainpal app, signed up with account etc, only to find the code d0dba44c was invalid for £5 off tickets? i tried several times with the same message invalid code?
    i contacted train pa by email who informed that this was an introductory code for friends? and not an introductory code, by this time i cancelled my account and gave up with it, what a waste of time!!
    i’ll rely on my railcard in future at least that works !!
    Andrew Gunn

  • Rebecca Beesley
    Posted 10th January 2020 at 11:01 pm 0Likes

    Ooh ive never heard of this app before – sounds good!

  • Emma Codd
    Posted 25th March 2020 at 6:20 pm 0Likes

    I used to make a fortune from this app but they’ve drastically lowered the rewards even for new ads and there’s definitely an uber spotter that’s started near me and always gets them all first!

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