Mystery shopping can be a decent way of earning extra money in your spare time. But what if you did it from your phone? Take a look at this BeMyEye review to see if it’s worth your time.
10-second BeMyEye review
There are better-paying mystery shopping sites out there, but this is still an app worth checking to see if there are jobs near you. It’s a handy app to help you earn extra when you’re out and about, although it’s probably not worth making specific trips for.
You’ve probably stumbled across this review because you’re looking for a way to make extra money from your phone. The issue is, telling the legit apps from the scams. That’s why I’ve signed up for these money-making apps so you don’t get caught.
I don’t usually pay much attention to adverts, but one morning, as I scrolled through a large number of pointless Facebook posts about people and their dogs I came across an advert for BeMyEye. I’ve made decent money from some mystery shopping tasks before, so I was instantly interested.
What is the BeMyEye app?
BeMyEye is a mystery shopping app run from your phone (take a look at my post about how to become a mystery shopper to find out more). Companies are desperate to see how their stores and products perform out in the real world, and what better way than asking the public for their opinions? And for your troubles, you’re given a small reward for a detailed opinion.
Taken from their website:
Europe’s leading provider of crowdsourced in-store data. Operating in 21 countries, BeMyEye leverages 1M on-demand data gatherers (known as ‘Eyes’) to collect the richest causal data available on sales execution, in large supermarkets, independent grocers and specialist stores for more than 400 international blue chip manufacturers, retailers and agencies.
Is BeMyEye safe?
There are some major companies that work with BeMyEye, including Dyson, Pepsico and Mars and it claims to have over 3 million users. The app is owned by BeMyEye Holdings Limited, a British company based in London and incorporated in 2015.
After five years of using the app, I have never had any issues.
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How does the BeMyEye app work?
Joining BeMyEye is far simpler than most other mystery shopping sites I’ve joined and took just a few minutes. You will then see a list of jobs available for you to complete and how far away they are from your location. When you’ve decided on something you like, it’s a case of following these simple steps.
- Reserve a mission – this lets BeMyEye know you’re interested in completing the job. So, only you can complete it for a certain amount of time. But, if you fail to do it in the allotted time, it will go to somebody else.
- Visit the site and check-in – Using your phone, you visit the location stated. Once you’re near, you’ll be given the option to check-in.
- Complete your mission – most missions are similar, although some require a little more work. BeMyEye will give you a list of tasks you need to complete, such as taking pictures or answering questions about displays. Occasionally, they may ask you to take videos or ask staff certain questions. This is all done from the app.
- Have your work reviewed – staff at BeMyEye will then look at your work to see that it meets the expected requirements. This is usually done within one day, and as long as you follow the instructions carefully, having it approved shouldn’t be an issue.
Then, just wait for the money to be approved
The jobs are generally quite simple and take just a few minutes from your phone. Some of the tasks just wanted me to take photos of street names!
Completing missions or referring friends will earn you experience points (XP). As you earn XP, you’ll move up levels (from 1-20), which means
- More time for reservations
- Ability to book more reservations
- Decrease in waiting time
- More frequent withdrawals
Be warned… it is possible to lose XP. If you don’t complete missions on time or have missions rejected, points will be taken away.
Most of the jobs don’t pay particularly well. Expect to earn anywhere between £3-5. That means most jobs aren’t worth making a special trip for. If you’re already in the area, they are worth doing, otherwise, I would leave them.
Some of the jobs are an absolute pain. For example, I had to take a photo of a water display in a supermarket. I spent 10 minutes wandering around and I couldn’t find it anywhere. I could have still completed the task, but BeMyEye wanted me to take photos of the kiosk area and the front of the tills. That’s all very well, but there were about 20 checkouts! There was no way I was walking up and down the shop taking all those photos.
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BeMyEye referral scheme
A handy way to make extra money through BeMyEye is by referring your friends. On your app, you will find a unique code that new users can use. Then, you will both earn an extra £1.
How much can you earn with BeMyEye?
You can withdraw your earnings through PayPal (£5 minimum) or bank transfer (£20 minimum).
Initially, you can only withdraw money every 12 days. But, as you move up levels, this can be reduced to just one day. PayPal should take around one day to reach your account, whilst bank transfers take five working days.
Considering travel time, expect to earn around £6 per hour.
My BeMyEye review conclusion
So is BeMyEye worth it? There are far better-paying mystery shopping sites (see my link below). However, if a task is close to you, it’s worth doing. Just don’t go out of your way. This app will stay on my phone, even if I just check it every few days.
If you decide to sign-up, please use my BeMyEye referral code: wvq9p3. We both receive £1.
Is BeMyEye legit?
Yes. The company has been operating since 2015 and provides regular work for 1000’s of shoppers.
How does BeMyEye make money?
BeMyEye will be paid by a company (such as a supermarket) to collect information on how well they meet shoppers’ expectations. BeMyEye then passes some of this fee to you, the mystery shopper.
Matched Betting Zest
Monday 3rd of December 2018
I've only had one task so far on BeMyEye, which was a fun retail shop audit. It keeps on suggesting missions hundreds of miles away! However, it might be worth keeping on the smartphone for now :)
Caz / InvisiblyMe
Saturday 6th of October 2018
Must admit I never really found much (or anything...) near me with BeMyEye, so I'd probably give it a miss too... Great review! x