Observa: Earn Money From Gigs

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About this app

Join the 400,000+ individuals who have become a secret shopper (AKA an Observer). 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!

Observa is a fun, fast, and easy way to make PayPal money. Gigs pay between 3 and 25 dollars, and you’ll usually get paid within 72 hours. A side hustle as a mystery shopper is a great way to earn money for dinner dates, movie nights, and other special occasions!


Observa has paid out $500,000+ to Observers.
Secret shopper gigs take 15-30 minutes on average.
You’ll be notified when there are new opportunities to earn money near you.
Opportunities to make PayPal money are available in the United States and Canada.
You’ll usually get paid within 72 hours. Please note: this process may take longer over weekends and holidays.
Mystery shopper gigs pay $3-25.


Is this a legit way to make PayPal money?

Yes! Observa has been in business since 2016. Today, we work with leading brands like KIND and Beyond Meat. Observers complete opportunities at well-known retailers like Safeway, 7-Eleven, and Walmart.

Do you have opportunities outside of the United States?

Right now, the vast majority of our opportunities are currently in the United States and Canada. Observa is always working to get additional clients, in order to provide more opportunities for you to earn money as a secret shopper. If you turn your notifications on, you'll be notified when there are new opportunities to make PayPal money near you. In the meantime, check out our paid photo challenges, which run every few weeks and can be completed from anywhere.

If Observa rejects an observation, is the data still sent to the customer?

Never. At Observa, we only want to pass along high-quality data to our customers, so we discard data from rejected observations. We only reject an observation if the secret shopper didn’t follow the instructions correctly. Right now, more than 90% of observations are accepted.


Observa has been featured in Mystery Shopper Magazine, Gotta Be Mobile, GeekWire, and more.

Mystery Shopper Magazine - bit.ly/observamysteryshoppermagazine
Gotta Be Mobile - bit.ly/observagottabemobile
GeekWire - bit.ly/observageekwire


Privacy Policy - bit.ly/observaprivacy
Terms of Service - bit.ly/observaterms
Support - support@observanow.com
Updated on
May 28, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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No data collected
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Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

22.9K reviews
May 18, 2023
Overall, this app was worth downloading. I think their update is fantastic, its even easier to use and the dark mode feature is appreciated. I travel around my area on a regular basis, and there are almost always tasks available along my routes. Opportunities are frequently updated and submission approval and payment time is short compared to other apps as long as you follow the instructions. Definitely a keeper.
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candace Coffey
May 30, 2023
Rating the app is #1 on the list so I haven't actually used the app but from what I see, there aren't many gigs at all and I can't drive 112 miles for a $12 gig. This would be great if 20 businesses near my current location. However so far I've seen one and it was still 88 miles away! Great idea but need more opportunities near me
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Angela Gay
April 25, 2023
First impressions are really positive!! The app is super to use, simple, responsive, and runs well! There's a plethora of available offers, the description of the offers are clear, concise, and super easy to follow!! I've not accepted any offers at this time, I'm interested in seeing how long it takes from accepting the offer to receiving payment, that could really sway my opinion either way significantly!!
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What's new

We've refreshed the look and feel of the app and updated it to make use of the latest Android features. We also fixed some additional bugs from our previous release where photos would not attach to the observation.