With technology becoming so advanced, everyone is using smartphones that come with many apps.
I have around 20 apps on my phone. But did you know that there are many ways to make money with your smartphone?
With more and more apps getting into the market, the possibility of making money with the help of apps has increased accordingly. I have made a rather long list of all the apps from which you can make money.
From doing surveys to unlocking your phone, there are many ways your smartphone can put some extra cash in your pocket.
Some might make good money; some might make just a couple of bucks. But everything considered, if it is not taking all of your time and effort, then trying out these apps to make some extra cash is worth it.
Now let’s get into this long list of making money with your smartphone.
#1. Mystery Shopping
Mobee is a mystery shopping app with which you can do shopping, eat out, and get rewarded. Your tasks will be reviewed before you get the points. You get to redeem your points for cash and gift cards. This app is available for iOS and Android.
#2. Cash Back/Deals
Shopping online and not using Rakuten? You are losing out on loads of money. Rakuten is the best cashback website with hundreds of retailers listed. Before you shop, go to Rakuten, find the store you want to go to, and start shopping through its link. It is as easy as that.
Sign up here to get started with a $10 bonus.
Ibotta is another great cash back app that mostly focuses on groceries. If you are someone who looks for deals to buy the day-to-day stuff, then this is the app you need. This app is available for iOS and Android. You get to earn cash, unlike other apps that give points. Why not save on things you shop for every week?
Sign up here to get $10 for a limited time.
RetailMeNot has many ways to save money such as coupons, deals, and rebates. Before you go shopping, just check out this app to find fantastic deals and save loads of money shopping. You can even get alerts when shopping regarding good deals. Why pay full price when you can get a better deal?!
Snap is from Groupon, the popular deal website. You scan receipts from your shopping, especially groceries, upload them through the app, and you get paid for it. That’s it. The cool feature with this app is you get to redeem more than once for some offers, and you can shop anywhere. You get to buy your daily necessities and get paid back. It’s a win-win.
Sign up here for Snap.
2e. Receipt Hog
Receipt Hog is similar to Snap, but you get paid in “coins.” You shop anywhere and just upload the receipt, and you get coins. You need 1,000 coins to make $5. You can get paid in cash through PayPal or get an Amazon gift card.
RedLaser is a price comparison app, which shows different prices for the products you are planning to buy. It also shows if any better deals are available when you scan the products while shopping. It goes a bit further and keeps all your loyalty cards in one place; that’s a big plus for me.
Are you the kind of person who likes to go out and do small gigs to make extra cash? Then Gigwalk is the app for you. Just like other online microtasks, Gigwalk gives you small tasks to complete through its app. It is a fairly simple process. You register on the website, download the app, and start doing the tasks. You get paid anywhere between $5 to $50 for each gig. You can get access to more jobs by performing more tasks.
3b. Field Agent
Field Agent is another microtask app that pays you to do small gigs around town. You download the app, complete your profile and start searching for jobs near you. But remember, once you accept a job, you have two hours to complete it. Therefore, it’s better that you select something near you. You can get paid between $3 and $12. Got some free time on your hands? Why not get paid to do some window shopping!!
I recently discovered RageOn. The products are all clothes. So how do you make money? You have to like the items, i.e., like the clothes as much as possible. You get paid through PayPal. I have not tested this app, but I have heard some good things about it.
TaskRabbit is another app for microtasks. This is a pretty popular app that many use. You will have to register, attend an orientation and download the app. You choose the tasks and confirm with the client. The process is simple.
Rewardable is a combination of survey site and task app. You get paid by doing small jobs such as providing product feedback or visiting retail stores. If you are in the mood to stay home, then you get to do surveys, enter sweepstakes, and watch videos to make money. So this app is quite useful in both ways.
#4. Paid to Watch
My favorite get-paid-to program. I never feel I am doing something extra to make money with Swagbucks.
It is such a diverse program with so many things to do like watch videos, shop online, answer polls, play games, and, of course, take surveys. I make good extra cash every month. Many have had good earnings from watching the videos. Just keep them playing in the background on any of your devices. That’s the most passive way to make money from Swagbucks.
InboxDollars is another get-paid-to program that is very popular and pays well. There are many ways you can make money with InboxDollars, like watch videos, click on ads, read emails, shop online, browse on the internet, and do surveys.
Perk is the most popular app to make money with by watching videos and ads. The best thing about Perk is you get to start the video and keep it going. So you keep the Perk TV on and do your work. All you need to do is just click a pop-up button once every few hours. That’s it. How much do you get paid? You get 1 to 3 points per video, and 1,000 points make $1. I know it seems very little, but the best part is Perk lets you play on five devices at the same time. That does add up. Give it a try.
QuickThoughts is a cool app for doing surveys on your phone and tablet. The surveys are available most of the time. The length of the surveys is usually around 20 minutes. Each survey may pay up to $2. Start making money from your phone!!
iPoll survey panel is available worldwide. Another app for giving your opinion on your smartphone. iPoll has a browser version and also an app. Along with the surveys, this app also offers product testing and mystery shopping gigs. Payment gets deposited via PayPal or through Amazon e-vouchers.
5c. Surveys On The Go
Survey On The Go is another popular app for phones. The surveys are short, and the minimum payout is $10. You are paid via PayPal. When you register yourself, the surveys will be made available to you. If you are lucky, you might get some movie reviews and get a free movie ticket as a reward.
5d. Opinion Outpost
Opinion Outpost has been around for about 10 years. You don’t have to wait for the surveys to be mailed to you, just log into the app and see what is available. You are paid via PayPal, Amazon codes, and iTunes gift cards. The rewards are credited instantly unlike any other survey panel. This survey panel is open to US residents who are above 18 years of age and over.
#6. Download and Earn
These are the apps that give you rewards for downloading and keeping them on your phone. Market research companies like to collect anonymous data to study trends. It is better to only go with trusted brands with such apps.
- Smart Panel
- MobileXpression (Android) (iPad)
- Nielsen Mobile Panel
- SignTracker ($3 bonus when you download & sync the app)
#7. Sell from Your Phone
#8. Get Paid to Unlock Your Phone Screen
It is indeed a comfort to make extra cash from your phone while you sit on your couch.
The best part is all of them are free. So start downloading now.