In Janary 2017 Dutch Roamler Dennie started with Roamler and reached level 2 in 2 days. Since that time he performs about 30 tasks per month and earns some extra pocket money with that. “Money can literally be found on the street,” he states a few times in the conversation, and he shares different experiences with performing Roamler tasks.
What is your reason to perform Roamler tasks?
The main reason to perform tasks is to earn some extra money. I also believe Roamler is an important company for the clients. The clients spend a lot of money on advertising and there are agreements on the promotions. If those agreements aren’t met, it’s going to cost the client a lot of money. That’s the beauty of Roamler; Roamler has a network to check how the promotions are executed in store.
I value honesty and believe people should always keep their promises, for instance on promotions. I often tell other Roamlers to be aware of the importance of their job to Roamler clients.
Know that you fulfil an important task for one of the brands you like or buy. You save them money and help them deliver a better experience to shoppers.
How do you perform tasks?
There are some stores I visit regularly for Roamler. It has happened that members of staff recognise me; ‘It’s that Roamler again!’. That is always nice to hear. I have only had one negative experience in a store, where they weren’t happy about what I had come to do.
In about 2% of the tasks I perform, I am approached by a member of staff. In those cases, I always explain the reason for my visit, what promotion I am looking into and that the client wants to know how it is executed in the store. After that, they usually let me continue. Some stores do ask me to sign in with the service desk beforehand next time.
I am a perfectionist and pay close attention to detail. I always use the optional question at the end to add relevant information to the submission. I do sometimes have discussions with the Roamler team about my submissions, especially when the task description wasn’t clear to me. They always answer my questions. I feel connected to Roamler as a company, mostly because of the nice team!
What tasks do you like best?
Well, I sometimes perform tasks in Belgium, and they had a task at a cafeteria. In this task you had to take a photo of the menu and you had to order a snack. The reimbursement was included in the reward. I am a big fan of Belgian fries and this task allowed me to eat them for free!
A while ago I was at the airport and I wanted to get something to eat. But why pay for it myself? I checked the Roamler app and saw a Red Bull task which earned me €6,50.
I will be going to London soon, and now that there are no extra costs for roaming in the EU, I can easily perform some tasks there, too! I really like that.
Before, I always accepted Belgian tasks right before I crossed the border. I would then perform the task and submit it using McDonald’s WiFi. Without the roaming costs, it has become a lot easier to perform tasks in other countries.
Tasks in which I can reveal myself as mystery shopper are my favourite. I always like to have a chat with people, and it makes me feel useful. I can show the client how his promotions are executed and can make sure everything looks perfect.
Dannie is a bus driver in public transport and is studying law.
Do you still have time for Roamler? When do you perform tasks?
As a bus driver, I sometimes work split shifts. On a day like that I start at a quarter to seven and finish at half past nine. My next shift that day starts at half past two and ends at seven, so I haven’t got anything to do in between those shifts. Those are horrible days, they are very long but I only get paid for 6 or 7 hours, because I’m not working in the hours in between. That’s when I always perform Roamler tasks. I open the app and just start Roamlering.
Last summer I went to the beach and saw some tasks available at petrol stations nearby. I made an additional €60 that day, by not going home directly, but performing the tasks at all the petrol stations on the way home.
I always say: ‘there is money to be earned everywhere!’. There are Roamler tasks everywhere; whenever you have a bit of time to spare, you can always earn some money with Roamler.
Since April 2017 Dannie also performs Roamler Merchandising tasks. He has performed over 50 successful Roamler Merchandising so far. (Roamler Merchandisers have an extra set of tasks available for them, like setting up displays or mirrorings shelves. These tasks are not (yet) available in Sweden)
What is it about Roamler Merchandising that you like?
First of all, the diversity in tasks makes it fun to do Roamler Merchandising tasks. The rewards for these tasks are great too.
A while ago I was in a supermarket for Roamler Merchandising. I introduced myself and explained I was going to perfect the Red Bull fixture, to save them some time. ‘Facing up the products is important, but you won’t have time for that.’
The manager was surprised, but was really happy with some free help. And I just did what I had to do. At that moment you’re doing valuable work for Roamler and Red Bull. That alone is reason enough for me to perform Roamler Merchandising tasks. When you’re finished facing up, the fixture looks all nice again. The Roamler Merchandising tasks are all very rewarding, which motivates me.
I also enjoyed the Merchandising tasks in which we had to go to banks, take down old posters and put up new ones. At times like these you realise how brilliant the concept of Roamler is. The people at the bank don’t have much time to change the posters themselves, and I think it’s great Roamlers can do it for them.
Roamler really is a great company to work with. We all do fairly easy tasks, that benefit everyone: the client, Roamler, and the Roamlers!
We provide clients with the extra pair of eyes they need, and Roamler and their Roamlers earn money from that.