It would be fantastic to turn your smartphone into an ATM machine. Now you can get paid for using your smartphone! There are many apps that will pay you to download and use them.
Here are some money making apps that are worth checking out. Start downloading them now to earn extra cash and rewards.
App Trailers (iOS, Android) –Get paid for watching trailers
App Trailer shows its users 30-second video trailers of new apps to download and install. For every app trailer you watch, you earn money. For every app you download and engage with, you earn even more. The more trailers you watch, the more points you earn, which can then be converted into gift cards or redeemed via PayPal.
Bookscouter (iOS, Android) – Sell your old books for the best price
If you have a lot of books gathering dust on your shelves, Bookscouter can help you look for buyers offering the highest amounts. Simply scan the barcode of your book and the app will give you a list of buyback companies and their prices. Once you choose your seller, give them your payment details and ship the book to them.
Ebates (iOS, Android) – Earn cash back on over 1800 stores
Ebates lets shoppers earn cash back from over 1,800 stores. When you shop at an online retailer, go through Ebates to see that company’s cash back percentage. Ebates also allows you to use in-store coupons and gives price comparisons when you scan an item. This app has already given back $325 million to its users.
ESPN Streak for Cash (iOS, Android) – Put your sports prediction talents to the ultimate test
Want an app that can pay you $50,000 a month? ESPN Streak for Cash pays you if you can have the longest streak of correct predictions on upcoming games.
Field Agent (iOS, Android) – Make money by completing a small job
Instead of having you browse the Internet or take surveys, Field Agent pays you to do small tasks for its clients. For instance, you can earn $9 taking four different photos of toothbrushes at Wal-Mart or $5 checking out the price of certain dolls at Toys “R” Us. Taking into account the time and gas it takes to drive out and accomplish those tasks, you’ll still be able to make up to $20 as a field agent.
Ibotta (iOS, Android) –Coupon clippers can make extra money
iBotta for coupon shoppers – Before shopping, unlock the day’s rebates on Ibotta by answering a trivia question or posting on social media. Then head to the store and pick up the items for the day’s rebates. After checking out, hit Ibotta’s “redeem” button and take a picture of your receipt to confirm your purchases. Once you have $10 or more in your account, you can cash out with PayPal or Venmo.
InboxDollars (iOS, Android) –Earn money while using the internet
More than $30 million have been paid out to InboxDollars users since the long time it has been around. You get $5 alone just upon signing up. InboxDollars’ main attraction is it pays you money to surf web, play games, and take surveys. Users can cash out by requesting payment via check once they earn $30, which is completely possible in a couple of hours.
i-Say Mobile (iOS, Android) – Take a survey and earn extra cash
i-Say Mobile is an app developed by Ipsos, the survey company that is very popular because they are always seen taking surveys during presidential elections. i-Say invites its members to take surveys, the highest-paying and also rarest of which cost as much as $95. Most other surveys, however, earn you a few dollars and points that can be redeemed as Amazon, PayPal, and iTunes gift cards.
Mobee (iOS, Android) – Make money being a mystery shopper
Be a mystery shopper for Mobee’s partner stores and earn points that can be exchanged for cash, gift cards, or even event tickets based on the quality of your evaluations. You can download the app for free to check out what missions are available in your area. Each mission earns you anywhere between 150 points ($1.5) and 3,000 points ($30).
Pact (iOS, Android) – Get paid when working out and eating healthy
There is nothing like getting paid to lose weight. That is the premise behind Pact, which pays users $5 every week for accomplishing certain tasks, such as eating a certain number of healthy meals or exercising a certain number of hours for the week. Is it effective? Pact says 92 percent of its users are motivated to lose weight, not just because of the $5 weekly reward but also because of the $5 penalty if they fail to complete their tasks for the week.
Perk (iOS, Android) – Earn gift cards for playing trivia games
The Perk app offers a variety of ways to make money. For everything you do in one of the Perk services, such as when you search, browse the web, or watch TV, you earn a small number of points. If you buy something off Perk Shopping, you earn a massive amount of points that can be converted into gift cards. Minimum payout for Perk is $5.
Receipt Hog (iOS, Android) – Turn your everyday shopping receipts into cash
Receipt Hog lets you take pictures of your receipts in exchange for coins. Each 1,000 coins can be redeemed as Amazon gift cards or as cash via PayPal. As you upload more receipts, you unlock more ways to earn money, such as taking surveys.
Snap by Groupon (iOS, Android) – Save grocery money
Each week Snap by Groupon offers rebates on groceries. It’s simple. Go to the store, buy your items, and take a picture of your receipt.
Once you have $20 in your account, you can cash out. It doesn’t matter where you shop, and you get one dollar every time you refer a friend.
SlideJoy (Android) – Earn money when you unlock your phone
You might as well get paid for the amount of time you check out your phone. SlideJoy puts product ads on your phone’s lockscreen and pays you a fixed amount every time you unlock your phone, whether you look at the ad or not. Users say they earn $5 to $15 on average with SlideJoy.
Swagbucks (iOS, Android) – Earn virtual money
Swagbucks users can earn money in up to 9 different ways: browse the web, take surveys, shop in the Swagbucks mall, vote on daily polls, play games, watch videos, find swap codes, complete special offers, and bring in your friends to sign up. Swagbucks earnings come in the form of virtual money that can be redeemed as gift cards, coupons, and sweepstakes entries.
Viggle (iOS, Android) – Earn money while watching TV or listening to music
Viggle wants to know what songs you listen to and what TV shows you watch, in exchange of course, for points that can be redeemed as gifts cards, digital downloads, electronic goods, and trips. Simply open the Viggle app when you watch TV or listen to music and you start collecting points.
A word of caution: Always read the fine print when downloading apps that claim to help you make money. While, for the most part, apps downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google’s Play Store are fairly safe because of Apple and Google’s security measures, some of these apps will give you money in exchange for information you didn’t know you were sharing.