Do you spend a lot of time on your smart phone or tablet? What if I told you that you can make a few extra bucks per month while you fiddle around with your device?
There are several free apps available that you can use to earn money. You probably won’t strike it rich by downloading them, but you can easily make some side money or score yourself a cup of free coffee.
And who doesn’t like freebies? Read on for 15 mobile apps that pay.
This app is an online rewards club that pays you for reading emails, playing games, taking surveys, shopping online or referring friends. Just for signing up to InboxDollars you receive a $5 credit to your account, however the minimum account balance you must have before you can request a check is $30.
Although InboxDollars is a viable way to make extra cash, many of the tasks require you to give your email out to businesses. For this reason, only use this app if you can manage a full inbox. InboxDollars is available for Android and Apple devices with iOS 7 or later.
Use the Rewardable app to score special offers during your shopping trips or get paid for your opinion on products or services. Tasks payout up to $20 and you should expect assignments to take you between 5 and 15 minutes.
The more tasks you complete the more access you’ll have to the higher paying opportunities. Once you’ve successfully completed a task you’ll receive payment through GoBank or PayPal. Rewardable is available for Android and Apple devices with iOS 6.0 or later.
3. Instant Rewards
The Instant Rewards app is a loyalty program where you do small tasks like completing surveys or watching app trailers for rewards. Your points for jobs completed add up to cash payouts via gift cards or PayPal deposits. To start, download the app and register for free. Complete the offers and start earning credits. This app is available for Android and Apple devices with iOS 6.0 or later.
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CheckPoints is similar to Instant Rewards except with this app you also gain points by scanning barcodes while out shopping. Other paying tasks include watching videos, taking quizzes and much more. You can redeem the points for rewards such as American Airline miles, gift cards or electronics. This app offers extra incentives if you win bonus games. CheckPoints is available for Android and Apple devices with iOS 6.0 or later.
Shopkick is another app where you collect points for scanning items with a few more features. When you use Shopkick you’re rewarded for walking into your favorite store or making purchases at qualifying retailers. The points you collect can be redeemed for gift cards or merchandise. Shopkick is available for Android and Apple devices with iOS 6.0 or later.
Get paid with swag bucks for activities you do online like searching the web, playing games or shopping. The bucks that you earn can be redeemed with gift cards and credits towards retail purchases. With the mobile app you’ll be alerted to special offers and you can search through Swagbucks opportunities with ease. Pay outs for swag bucks are generally $5 to $50 gift cards. Swagbucks is available on Android or Apple devices with iOS 7.0 or later.
If you’ve got an opinion to share, iPoll is the moneymaking app for you. With iPoll you give feedback on products and services. Once you download the app it’ll ask questions to gather information in order to locate assignments that you’ll be interested in. You can use points from jobs completed on airline credits, gift cards and more. Jobs include testing products, visiting stores or completing surveys. iPoll is available for Android and Apple devices with iOS 6.0 or later.
Use Ibotta to collect cash rebates for shopping. Before you go shopping, download the app and search for rebates on products. Then purchase the products you need and take a snap of your receipt. Once the products you’ve bought are verified the funds are delivered to your PayPal account or given to you in a gift card. Why not get cash back for items that you needed to purchase anyway? Ibotta is available for Android and Apple devices with iOS 7 or later.
9. Receipt Hog
With Receipt Hog you also take photos of your receipts, but you aren’t required to buy specific products. Why do you get paid for submitting receipts? Companies use the information for market research. There are also other ways to make money from this app like taking surveys. You can cash out the points you receive from Receipt Hog with PayPal or gift cards. Receipt Hog is available for Android and Apple devices with iOS 6 or later.
10. Surveys On The Go
Get paid for taking surveys on things like major political campaigns or jury trials with Surveys On The Go. Rather than paying in points this app pays in cold hard cash. Expect pay between $.50 to $5. The surveys are short and include questions like your ranking of graphics, advertising and videos. Receive $1 immediately after signing up and completing the first short survey. Surveys On The Go is available on Android and Apple devices with iOS or later.
11. Field Agent
Use this app to find and complete jobs to receive cash. The jobs you’ll see listed on this app are small tasks you can do throughout the day like collecting product information or taking photos. To make money you create a profile, search through the available local jobs and accept the gigs. When your work is approved you’ll receive payment through PayPal. Field Agent is available for Android and Apple devices with iOS 6.0 or later.
The Fiverr app is for professionals that can offer a specific skill. It’s free to download and there are over 3 million gigs to choose from with pay starting at $5. The gigs available range from graphic design, translation to music editing. After signing up you locate gigs with the search feature. When you’re hired, you can send messages directly to your clients and receive payment through PayPal for services delivered. Fiverr is available for Android and Apple devices with iOS 7.0 or later.
This is another app where you locate small contract jobs within your area. The gigs are offered by businesses seeking information about the visibility of their products. Some tasks you may find on Gigwalk include mystery shopping or testing mobile apps. Once you download Gigwalk you’ll see pins that appear near your location with jobs available.
Find a job that’s a good fit and apply for it. If your application is accepted, you’ll receive a notification and instructions for how to complete the task. When your work is completed and approved you receive payment via PayPal. Gigwalk is available for Android and Apple devices with iOS 5.0 or later.
With EasyShift you can get paid for assignments completed while you dine out or shop. It’s very similar to GigWalk and FieldAgent because you locate small jobs on a map within your area. Payments for successfully completed jobs (or shifts) can be expected within 48 hours via PayPal. The shifts include tasks like taking surveys or photos of locations. EasyShift is available for Android and Apple devices with iOS 5.0 or later.
Mobee is a mystery shopping app that pays you in points which you can redeem for prizes or cash. Use Mobee to locate mystery shopping missions near you. Then head to the store and answer questions on the app to report on your experience. Once you submit your mission and it’s approved your account will be credited points. Mobee is available for Android or Apple devices with iOS 7.0 or later.
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