Steady app review
This job-centric financial app lets you find jobs, increase your income and plan for your future.
If you’re thinking a side hustle is just what you need to reach your financial goals, Steady may fit the bill. It tracks your financial history and makes job recommendations based on your income, location and interest. But it lacks full-time job postings, and it’s not a comprehensive budgeting app.
How much does Steady app cost?Steady has two versions available: free and Premium.
In the free version, you can post content, set up projects and send newsletters. Once you start making money from the app, Steady charges a 10% commission fee.
The Premium membership costs $1.99 monthly and comes with the following perks:
- compare income sources
- see which employers pay the most
- download financial data for your records
How do I open a Steady app account?
Sign up for Steady through the following steps:
- Go to the provider’s site
- Enter your phone number and select Text me the link.
- Wait to receive a text message, then tap the link provided.
- Download the Steady app.
- Hit Create an account. Enter your name, phone number and email, create your password and select Sign up.
- Provide your ZIP code.
- Answer questions about your career goals and education.
After you complete the survey, browse around the app and begin searching for jobs.
How does Steady app work?Steady tracks your employment income history and provides job opportunities to help you meet your income goals.
By linking your bank account, Steady can track your monthly income and which jobs paid you the most. Steady partners with Plaid, Inc. to give users the ability to link bank accounts from thousands of financial institutions.
When you’re ready to apply for a job, Steady redirects you to the company’s website to fill out an application. Many of Steady’s popular gigs feature signup bonuses to help you jump-start your earnings. Steady claims that members earn on average $5,500 in additional income a year.
But if you’re not looking to take up a side hustle and would like a more solid budgeting app, check out our guide to budgeting for beginners and explore other options.
What are the pros and cons of Steady app?Steady stands out from other budgeting apps for its financial employment tracking and job opportunity options.
- Find side gigs. Search for multiple side gigs within the app.
- Signup bonuses. Steady features gigs with signup bonuses. For example, you get $70 from Steady when you make your first delivery with Postmates.
- Track financial health. Link a bank account and Steady will display a snapshot of your monthly income and what jobs have made you the most money.
- Lacks budgeting features. Steady is more limited than other budgeting apps because it only focuses on your income and doesn’t offer comprehensive features like managing and tracking all expenses.
- Not for high-level jobs. Steady only focuses on side gigs, so you won’t find many postings for salaried positions.
- Must apply for each job individually. When you’re ready to apply for a job, you’re rerouted to the company’s website to start the process, meaning you must fill out a new application for every job.
- Favors already-popular gigs. On the surface, it looks like Steady doesn’t bring any new side-gigs to the table. Its most popular gigs are the ones you’ve likely already heard of, like Airbnb, DoorDash, Instacart, Lyft, Postmates, Shipt, Wingz and more.
Is Steady safe to use?Steady has access to your personal information — your job search preferences, employment history, bank account information, transaction history and your contacts. The company protects and encrypts your sensitive data using a Secure Socket Layer (SSL), which is industry standard.
Remember, you’re dealing with an Internet-based app, so there’s always some level of risk.
Cassidy Horton is a writer for Finder, specializing in banking and kids’ debit cards. She’s been featured on Legal Zoom, MSN, and Consolidated Credit and has a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and a Master of Business Administration from Georgia Southern University. When not writing, you can find her exploring the Pacific Northwest and watching endless reruns of The Office.
If you’re looking to boost your income through a side gig, Steady may fit the bill. It gives job seekers a way to search for open positions, track income and reach financial goals all in one place.
It’s completely free to use. But you can’t manage expenses like you can with traditional budgeting apps, and it mainly focuses on side gigs. If you’re looking for a salaried position, you’ll have a tough time finding many options.