If you are like most people, you tend to play around on your phone and mess with the apps you have downloaded while you are waiting or simply bored.
Wouldn’t it be great to earn a little money for something that you do anyways?
I actually talked about an app that pays you to try apps, called Elusive Stars, a while ago. But today we are going to talk about a new app called AppRedeem allows you to earn money for downloading and testing out apps.
It is not going to make you rich, but it can be a way to ensure that even when you are just browsing or goofing off, you can earn a little money. The small earnings can add up over a short period of time.
Why Does AppRedeem Pay You to Download Apps?
There are tons of money making apps out there, but most don’t pay you for installing other apps. So why AppRedeem would want to pay people in order to download other apps?
The reason for this is that the app developers who use AppRedeem are looking for honest reviews of their app. They want to know what people like, as well as what they do not like about the app in order to improve it.
Through offering the incentive of paying people to download the app and actually work with the app, the company knows that they are going to get some publicity.
In addition, if people use the app and like it, the company is likely to benefit from word of mouth, as people talk about the app and recommend it to others.
There are other companies who are doing the same thing as AppRedeem, such as AppRebates and Apperang.
Apperang is highly discussed, but is not accepting new members at the moment.
And I have to yet to try AppRebates. AppRebates does not seem to have a huge market of apps available to use, and many that they do have seem more like rebates. For example, the app costs $1, and then you get a $1 rebate after you download this and review it.
One huge benefit to AppRedeem is that you can do everything with the app, which includes looking at what apps to download and what you can score with each downloaded app.
Other related types of programs require downloading something onto a computer and then syncing the phone to the computer. This is a hassle, and one of the reasons why I enjoy AppRedeem.
Here are just a few examples of rewards that are offered with AppRedeem:
- Payment via PayPal which a minimum point balance of 150
- Amazon.com gift cards with a minimum point balance of 1000
- Starbucks card with a minimum point balance of 5000
- Fandango gift card with a minimum point balance of 25,000
- Macy’s gift card with a minimum point balance of 25,000
If you are going to work with PayPal, you do have to have a verified PayPal account. This means that your PayPal account is linked with a verified bank account. This is an easy process and does not cost anything to do.
How AppRedeem Works
If you are using an iPhone, iPod Touch, or an iPad, you will want to visit appredeem.com At the bottom of the page you’ll find links for downloading the IOS version of the app.
For those who are using an Android based device, simply go to AppRedeem’s page on Android Market and download it.
After you have downloaded this and it is installed on your phone, you will need to go to the “Settings” area to set up your account.
All that you will need is an email address, a password and a screen name.
If you are going to use the PayPal feature, be sure that you sign up with the email address you used for PayPal, otherwise this will not work.
Once this is complete, you are ready to start downloading and rating the apps that AppRedeem has to offer.
There are around 50 apps for you to choose from that you can look through. Be sure to pay attention to whether this apps are free or you have to pay for this.
With all of these you will earn points, but you have to make certain that the points you earn are more than the money you are paying for these apps.
Keep in mind that 10 points is equal to $.01, meaning earning 990 points for a $1.99 app means you are actually still paying a $1 for the app.
You can find all the information concerning prices and points via the “Apps” section of the program.
You can then choose from the list of apps which ones you are most interested in. You will have to download this which may include paying for the app via the store.
Your phone will automatically install this after you have paid. You will need to install and then play around with this for a while in order to get your points.
Once you have played around with the app to get a feel for it, go back to the AppRedeem app and there will be a rating screen for you to utilize. You will choose how many stars you want to give it, and there will be a place for you to review the app as well.
You can choose whether or not to write something. However, I believe that if we all give our honest opinions, more app developers will start seeing this as a way to get the public opinion, and this will only lead to more cash that can be earned.
Once you a done with the app you have chosen, keep it or delete it, it is up to you.
Refer Friends and Earn Extra Points!
You can earn extra points by referring a friend.
For each friend you refer, you can earn an additional 250 points.
You can also earn points through signing up with a code with AppRedeem. When you look at the apps to download, there is an option for entering a bonus code that you can choose.
The bottom line, with AppRedeem you can use your phone to earn a little extra money.
I first tried a free app which gave me 530 points. I then earned 100 points for another activity, and I redeemed my .63 cents via PayPal right away.
So this does work.
After downloading almost all the other apps that would make me money and working with these for a while, I earned $26.49 for the 26,490 points that I redeemed.