Looking for a simple way to earn extra money from your phone? Then take a look at this Streetbees review to see how much you can expect to earn from completing simple tasks.
Update June 2020.
I’ll be honest, I’m not really sure how I signed up to be a member of Streetbees. There I was, minding my own business, when I got an email to say that there were tasks available for me. I hadn’t downloaded the app, so I have to assume that I joined the waiting list one evening when I was drunk.
Anyway, most sane people would ignore it and treat it as spam, but I decided to jump straight in. If I can smell money, I’m there!
What is Streetbees?
Taken from their app:
Complete cool stories for brands like Unilever, Vodafone, Loreal, Pepsi, Ferrero & Innocent. Just pick a story, answer the questions, and get paid. Simple.
In short, they’re a market research company that pays you for your opinion or for completing small tasks. This is all done from your phone using the Streetbees app.
Streetbees has its headquarters in London and has been operating since 2015. They now operate in 87 countries.
Is Streetbees safe?
Having extra apps installed on your phone is always a concern. However, I have changed the settings so that my location is only transmitted when I am using the app. When completing stories, only give information you’re comfortable with sharing. After 2 years of using the Streetbees app, I have never had any issues.
The app is incredibly easy to use. On the front page is a live stories section, which lists the tasks (they’re referred to as live stories) you can complete and how much they’re worth. You are then asked a series of questions by a chatbot – if you’ve used the likes of Plum or Chip, you’ll know what I mean. Tasks usually take a couple of minutes and aren’t taxing.
You’ll often find that answering one story will open up the chance to earn from more paid stories.
There are plenty of opportunities to earn from home as well as when you’re out and about. However, you’ll find that the surveys that require you to go shopping or to a restaurant will pay more.
I have earned money from taking photos of my razors, my dinner, my cat, my lunch and much more!
Streetbees also has a referral scheme, so you can earn extra if your friends decide to join.
There aren’t as many “live stories” as I would like but if there were, I could probably give up my day job!
When you submit a story, they aren’t always accepted. I spent almost 10 minutes with one which was rejected and they just sent me a generic message, so I wasn’t sure what was wrong with it.
You do need to provide your mobile number as a security measure, so if you’re not keen on sharing, this app isn’t for you.
For those of you that like to build up a big balance and withdraw it, you’ll be disappointed. Streetbees pays you for each task individually and automatically sends it to you.
And make sure you keep track of money owed to you, perhaps by keeping a screenshot. Although you are usually paid within a couple of days, it can take weeks. And unfortunately, your Streetbees app only shows you your completed stories for around 3 weeks.
How much can you earn with Streetbees?
Always the most important factor (for me anyway). Nearly all the tasks/questionnaires I have completed have taken under 5 minutes to finish. A couple of these have asked me to provide a photo of a receipt for a shopping trip I had completed earlier on in the day. However, these shopping trips were off my own back and I had not been tasked by Streetbees to complete them. These paid between £2-3.
The best paying survey I have seen was for dog owners which paid £10, but as I don’t own a dog, it’s not one I could complete.
I have also seen surveys in pubs that pay £7 and razor shopping tasks which pay £3.
Most of the tasks you complete from home pay between £1-£2.
Working out the time it takes to complete a survey and how much it pays, expect to earn the equivalent between £20-30 per hour.
How much you can earn in a month really depends on you, but I could easily earn over £30 in a month with little effort.
The money earned is paid into your account, usually within 1-2 days of completing the task.
My Streetbees review conclusion
I really like this app. It’s easy to use, the tasks are generally simple and it pays well, promptly. I always like to give a balanced review when looking at these apps so you don’t think I ’m just getting you to sign up for anything and everything, however, this is a really worthwhile app.
If you decide to give it a go, then please use my Streetbees referral code 7850SP.*
If my Streetbees review hasn’t convinced you, take a look at my top paying survey sites.
My total earnings so far (top right corner):
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Edited April 2020
Just a quick note to add that the pandemic has changed the app slightly. Most stories pay between 20 and 50 pence, although there are some £1 stories still there. However, there do seem to be far more paid opportunities, which is a bonus.
*Please note that I will gain a small commission if you use my code.