Do you know that you can make money from using certain mobile apps? Well, just in case you do not know yet, yes, you can! In fact, it is not surprising if earning from apps is the next big thing in the online world.
If I were to ask you how many hours a day do you spend holding your mobile phone, what would your answer be?
Let’s admit it, we love using our mobile phones – no, not for phone calls or messages, but for checking social media sites, or just lurking around the online world. It seems like we cannot get enough of our phones. In fact, people nowadays are so into their cellular phones that leaving it at home is a disaster.
I must admit, I am one of those. It feels like my life is incomplete when my phone is not around. It’s like it is okay not eating or drinking food, for as long as I have my phone. Okay, that’s too much. But really our phones mean a lot to us, right? We have become so dependent on it.
In fact, it has become our comfort zone.
Well, with what I am about to share with you today, I bet you will see your phone on a new level, in a totally different way.
If before you don’t mind downloading apps apart from social media apps or game apps, today, you might just load your phone with apps than make you earn money.
Yes, earning from apps may sound impossible but it is! You want to know how?
Well, then, let’s start discussing some of the best apps that make you earn some cash!
- Surveys on the Go
If you love taking surveys, then you should download this app.
Basically, it makes surveys available for you based on the stores that you visit (which means you need to turn your phone’s location on), your demographic, as well as your interests. If qualified, the survey time varies from 2 minutes to 30 minutes.
The thing here though is that you have to keep answering surveys to be able to withdraw your money. You need to accumulate a certain amount to make the money available and ready for withdrawal. The payment is transferable to your personal bank account.
Probably one of the most common ways of earning from apps.
What I like about Ibotta is that it’s very easy to use and of course, very easy to earn money. You get to earn cashback without credit or financial commitment like other money-making apps. By using Ibotta, you get to have discounts from almost anything like your Uber ride, your hotel stays, or as simple as when buying your favorite chips.
Using the app is very simple. All you have to do is shop at any of Ibotta’s 290 supported retailers. Once you are done shopping, take a photo of your receipt, and then upload it on your Ibotta app. Once approved, your cashback will automatically be deposited into your Ibotta account. You need not wait that long because it will be credited within 48 hours.
If you have used and/or unwanted stuff that you are ready to let go of, then you might want to use this app.
5miles is a marketplace app, which means you can either sell or buy anything that you no longer find necessary – which, for sure, you have a lot. It’s like an online version of a garage sale. What’s nice about 5miles is it makes you decide who you want to sell the items to, how much you are selling the items you have, how far you are willing to travel to trade, and it also gives you the option whether you want to be paid through the app or in person.
Another plus for me about 5miles is the fact that the app helps you find a safe place where you can meet with the person buying your item. I appreciate the fact that they are concerned with the people using their app. They are ensuring buyers’ and sellers’ safety for that matter.
Ebates for me is one of the most generous apps. If you love shopping, you will surely love this app!
With Ebates, you can get up to 40% cashback by simply using it. Wondering how it goes? Well, Ebates’ partner stores pay them a commission for sending customers their way. In return, Ebates shares that commission with its users.
To enjoy the 40% cashback, all you have to do is make a purchase from any of their more than 2,500 partner stores.
You can save up all your commissions or cashback, and who knows, it might just cost you that bag or shoes you have been eyeing for months now.
If you are someone who loves thrift stores, thredUp is definitely the perfect app for you. Basically, all you have to do is order a free kit, which contains a bag that you will need to fill with your preloved shoes, clothes, and/or bags. In exchange, the brand will pay you with either money or credits.
If you have stuff that no longer fits or you have already outgrown your style, I highly suggest you consider using this app. It’s actually addictive. Plus, it pushes you to tidy up your place so you get to earn cashback.
For those who love books, this app is sure heaven for you!
I love books too, and I have been using this app for quite a while now. It’s actually a buy and sells marketplace. You can sell your old books or you can buy other people’s books. They do not limit the kinds of books you can sell. For as long as it’s a book, whether it is a hardback, paperback or a textbook, you can sell them using this app.
Personally, it’s one of those earning from apps that I love. So, if you are a fellow bookworm, I highly recommend this. I swear, there are so many books to choose from, and if you are lucky enough, you might just score yourself a book that you have been looking for a while now.
It’s basically like taking surveys but in the form of a mission. iPoll app rewards users for every completes location-based missions. These missions may be in the form of giving your opinion or comments about a product that you have tested, or it can be your impression about the store you visited.
For every completed mission, you earn rewards that are redeemable for things like airline points, gift cards, or cash. For cash options, the iPoll pays out through PayPal. So, if you do not have one, you better secure a PayPal account before taking iPoll missions.
What makes iPoll even more interesting is the fact that they have a quarterly sweepstake wherein you can win a very generous amount of $10,000.
I have tried an iPoll, but unfortunately, I haven’t won $10,000 yet. Who knows, maybe the next run, it is already my time.
Mercari is another way of earning from apps. Basically, it belongs to the marketplace or buys and sell the category of apps. However, Mercari is very particular with selling items that are gently-used or almost new condition only.
To sell, all you have to do (apart from signing up on the app, of course) is to take a photo of the item you will be selling, create a description, indicate the price, and then upload it in the app. Once you get a buyer, you can ship the item using a prepaid and pre-addressed envelope (which I find very convenient, by the way).
Upon receipt of your package, the customers are required to rate the item purchases, and to issue payment to consider the transaction closed.
Compared to other buy and sell apps, Mercari charges 10% of each sold item as its fee. Although compared to other companies who also take a certain percentage from sold items, Mercari still gets a lower fee.
Do you want to get fit and healthy, and earn money at the same time? Well, I highly recommend using Sweatcoin. The app basically counts or tracks your steps. For every 1,000 steps you take, it is equivalent to .95 “sweatcoins,” which is redeemable in cash or you may also opt for a fitness gear or a fitness class.
To be able to earn sweatcoins, all you have to do is to link your mobile phone’s accelerometer and GPS to the Sweatcoin app, and will automatically start tracking your steps. The more steps you take, the more sweatcoins you get.
By the way, you also have an option to donate your earned sweatcoins to a charity, which is very unusual among apps that make money.
Another one of those apps that I love!
With Shopkick, you get to earn points or “kicks” from doing things like walking into particular stores, browsing products online, scanning barcodes, and of course through shopping whether it be online or in real life.
You can redeem your earned kicks for digital gift cards from your favorite retailers like Target (a personal favorite), AMS, TJ, and Maxx to name a few.
Imagine the possibility of earning a free shopping spree by just doing ordinary things. Don’t you just love that!? Because I do. Like, I seriously do.
- Google Opinion Rewards
Haven’t heard about it yet? Well, glad to inform you that yes, Google rewards you for giving an opinion.
How? By simply taking surveys, wherein most of which will only take you 20 seconds to complete. Topics vary from hotels, local retailer and products. And how much are you going to get from it? Well, you can earn to as much as $1 per survey!
Google pays out once a week, so if you need your money immediately, well, you can use it as soon as it is reflected in your account. For iOS users, you get paid through your PayPal account. As for Android users, you get to earn Google Play credits, which is redeemable in the Google Play Store.
Make money from giving opinions. Download the Google Opinion Rewards app today.
I’d have to say Swoup is one unique app where you get to earn money. Unlike the usual coupon apps, Swoup has to be linked to your bank account and loyalty cards.
It works by simply swiping through suggested coupons, and keeping the ones you think is suitable for you on your Swoup Wallet. When you go shopping for items or products, the discounts will be automatically applied once you hand over your phone number or your loyalty card.
What’s nice about Swoup is whatever you get to save from the items you purchased, it will be given back to you. So, instead of being a roundup tool wherein you get to save spare money, Swoup is referred to as around down tool as it adds money to your wallet that you have probably have spent.
Using Swoup is like saving money for future use. Amazing, right?
- DV Closet
If you love fashion and styling, then this app is for you.
Basically, this app allows pre-approved fashion bloggers, stylists, and other fashion professionals to earn money by helping out other DV Closet users put together an outfit, at the same time help them out in making purchasing decisions.
Using this app makes earn as much as $22 for every 20 to 15 minutes of virtual styling session. You get to earn more if you help out users on their personal shopping trips.
With DV Closet, as you grow your profile, the better as it lets you earn more. Don’t you just love that? You get to do what you love by just using our phone, at the same time, earn a pretty decent amount of money.
The only downside I see with DV Closet is that it is only available for iOS users.
Dosh is one of my most loved cashback apps. I super love it, and I think most moms like me will also love his apps.
What you need to do is link your debit or credit card where your cashback will be automatically deposited as you shop, travel, and eat to name a few. What I love about Dosh is that they have a wide variety of partner local and national merchants.
For so many times, I have forgotten I have this on my phone, and then suddenly, I will get surprised with email notifications from Dosh informing me of how much money I have earned. By the way, apart from earning cashback from using your cards at Dosh’s participating stores, you also earn from referring your family and friends.
Do you want to get fit, but you lack the will and inspiration to do so?
Well, I suggest downloading this app on your mobile phone. HealthyWage is one of the ways where you can get earning from apps. Unlike the other health-related apps out there, this one is supported by the Government. It aims to incentivize those individuals who want to lose weight by putting their own money at risk, but having the potential to earn up to $10,000!
Sounds very interesting, right?
To participate, all you have to do is download the app, enter how much weight you are aiming to lose and how long do you think you can aim the goal. You also input the amount of money you want to bet each month within the whole period of losing weight.
Through the HealthyWage Prize Calculator, you will be able to know how many prizes you can get. You can play around with the calculator to help you determine your desired prize amount.
Once you have finalized everything, you may now signup and agree to pay your monthly get for the whole duration of the challenge. Should you achieve your desired weight at the indicated time, you automatically win the prize! Otherwise, your money will go directly to HealthyWage.
With such a huge amount of prize you can get, I bet you will really strive hard to ensure you hit your target. Don’t you just love the idea of losing weight, getting fit and healthier, and at the same time, winning a prize for all your hard work!
To be honest, if I were someone who has weight to lose, I will definitely be up for this challenge.
Earning from apps is indeed possible. You know what, these are just fifteen of the so many apps out there that lets you earn a decent amount of money.
By now, you probably are surprised, at the same time, convinced, that your mobile phone is not just for social media networking or for phone calls and messages, you can make money out of it too! I wouldn’t be surprised if after reading this, you will load up your smartphones with money-making apps.
Personally, I won’t lie, my phone has a lot of earning apps, and I just love them all. Well, why wouldn’t I love them if they let me earn a little extra money, which I can use for my personal satisfaction or for family needs?
Well, with that said, enjoy earning from apps!