Get paid to shop online

June 10, 2020

We’re excited to announce that we’re on the hunt for five individuals to help us conduct some important market research.

We’re recruiting Social Spenders, who will be paid to buy items from adverts they see on their social media accounts, such as Instagram and Facebook. You can apply through this form.

Our new Social Spenders will ultimately help us determine which social media platforms best deliver ads to target audiences, and drive the all important traffic that results in sales. 

We are always looking to expand our knowledge of social advertising, a key tool many of our customers use their funds for to grow their businesses, and so we plan to share the data collected by our Social Spenders with the companies we fund to help them make better marketing decisions.

As a Social Spender you will be paid £70 a day (on a freelance contract) to buy any products of personal interest from adverts served to you on social media platforms over one month, with a set budget of up to £1,500 spending money. 

You will be required to track every ad you see, documenting the type of ad, the platform it appeared on, the date and time you saw it and whether you bought it or not. As a Social Spender you will also be asked to monitor how long you are on each platform before an ad appears and how many times you saw the ad before you decided to buy. 

We can confirm that Social Spenders will be allowed to keep all items they purchase over the one-month contract period. Therefore we’d like to stress that successful candidates must only buy items they see via adverts on their social media. To ensure this, Social Spenders are required to document and prove each purchase made via videos and images, as well as a written report detailing their experience. 

The role requires a minimum of 2.5 hours of work a week, spending at least 30 minutes on each social media platform a day, five days a week, to ensure each platform is being monitored fairly.

To guarantee our results are representative across the UK, we are looking to recruit applicants of varying age groups and gender.

We’d like our Social Spenders to get started straight away, so if you’re a keen shopper and social media-lover, read below for full details and fill out the application form by August 17th!

Social Spender Application

Entry requirements

  • No previous experience or qualifications necessary
  • Must have active social media accounts on a least three of the following: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat.
  • Must be 18 years old +
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Good writing and literacy skills


  • Remote freelance working
  • £70 a day (freelance, contracted initially for one month)
  • Minimum of 2.5 hours a week (At least 30 minutes of shopping on each social media platform a day, five days a week)
  • Product and delivery costs covered up to £1,500
  • Employer will be our subsidiary OF REV ADVANCE THREE LIMITED

The deadline for submissions is the 17th of August and is subject to contract, we look forward to hearing from you!

To apply, fill out the form here.

Our founder and CEO, Daniel Lipinski, says,

“At Outfund our goal is to help businesses grow as quickly as possible by funding smart marketing and advertising options. We know from the companies we already fund that social media adverts can yield quick, easy-to-track results, but we wanted to help them with more than just the money for their adverts and show them where they can get the best return. With Social Spenders we’re hoping to be able to share invaluable insight into consumer spending habits and how advertising really impacts shopper choices in 2020.

“We’re looking for candidates on a one month freelance contract basis to help with our initial research, but depending how things go it might be something we end up looking into regularly to ensure we’re up to date with everything a startup business might need, regardless of the industry they’re in. We’re really excited to get started and encourage any serial shoppers and social media lovers to apply!”