Apps that can make you money? It sounds too good to be true, but moneymaking apps do actually exist. From market research apps to mobile advertising apps to sharing economy apps, you can download one or many of these moneymaking apps on your smartphone to engage with as you commute or have some downtime. While these apps won’t make you rich, they can earn you some respectable pocket money or pay for your monthly mobile phone bill. After all, every dollar counts.
The Money App (available for iOS and Android) is a market research app that earns you rewards for completing tasks, including offering opinions, playing games, checking store displays, mystery shopping, testing services, and participating in free trials. You open an account on the Money App and start completing tasks to accumulate rewards, which you can, in turn, redeem for cash using a PayPal account.
Make Money: Passive Income Ideas is exactly what the title suggests. Unlike the scam ones where they make bold promises they can’t keep, this app tells you what is within the realm of possibility.
The iPoll app (available for iOS and Android) is a customized market research app that allows you to earn money through taking market surveys, writing down diaries (of dairy consumption over three days, for example), and completing missions around retail (e.g., going to the grocery store).
Foap is a moneymaking app (available for iOS and Android) that allows both professional and amateur photographers to make extra money selling photos taken on a smartphone. It’s pretty genius. Basically, it’s a crowdsourcing platform for brands and advertising and marketing agencies to find and purchase images from Foap’s registry of more than 2.5 million photographers worldwide.
You make money as soon as you sign up for Swagbucks (available for iOS and Android) with a $10 sign-up bonus. The boilerplate market research app allows you to accrue points by taking surveys, shopping online, or playing games, things you can do as you wait in line or have some downtime on your commute. You can also earn points by watching videos. Swagbucks has been rated 4 out of 5 ratings on both iTunes and Google Play.
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Slidejoy (available for Google Play) pays users for their lock screens. Once it’s installed on your phone, you’ll start seeing various ads featuring news or advertisers on your lock screen. You can swipe left to learn more, swipe up for additional ads, or swipe right for the home screen. The good news is you earn passive income regardless of whether or not you engage with the ads -- think about how many times a day you have to unlock your phone. If you wanted to earn more, you could do other things in the app, such as surveys.
Apps To Earn Money On Google Play
You can choose to be paid via Square Cash or PayPal (select “normal” mode), or you can donate your earnings to charity. The catch is that when you first sign up, you have to wait approximately three months before you can cash out. After that, it’s a monthly cash-out payment.
“Great way of getting rid of books,” wrote one user of the Bookscouter app (available for iOS and Android). “I got $170 from selling four books. The highest buyer is automatically put at the top so you can get the most for your books. I will definitely use it again.”