28 Mobile Apps That Will Help You Earn Extra Money

money making appsIf you have a smartphone or a tablet, why not turn it into a money-making device for you?…

I have talked about getting paid to try apps before, but these apps are made specifically for people who want to make extra cash.

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By downloading and using mobile applications, you get to earn money and great rewards.

Among the tasks that you would need to do would be to go grocery shopping, check out a new clothing line, watch movie trailers, snap photos and meet new people.


Here are some of the best apps that you can use to earn real cash and rewards such as gift cards:

iPhone Exclusive Apps

These are apps available only for iPhone& iPad both of which run on iOS platform. But I am sure we will see an Android version of them coming out pretty soon as well.

1. Zaarly

This app connects individual buyers and sellers for jobs that need to be done. Users have to verify their personal information and connect to Facebook. Clients who need to hire local service experts provide their locations and the price they are willing to pay.

You can initiate a two-way conversation to settle on an agreed price and the transaction method. Payments are made via PayPal or ACH transfer once a transaction fee is made for Zaarly.

2. Location Panel

You can use this app to help stores and restaurants that want to decide on their next new location for opening. This way you earn cash or rewards.

You will be participating in research that is location-based in your area. When you shop, you will be earning rewards if you allow the app to track you during your shopping.

Answer questions such as why you skipped certain stores. You then receive location-based offers and coupons.

3. Field Agent

This app pays you to report specific information on the places that you go. The jobs you get pay you between $3 and $12 each time.

You as the “agent” will be notified when there are new jobs in your area. The first person to accept the job will have two hours to complete the job. Payments are made via PayPal.

If you like getting paid for surveys, and are going to join only one site, I would recommend you choose Ipsos-iSay. Ipsos is the most fun and well-paying panel. Give it a try to see how you like it. It is free anyway!

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4. EasyShift

This app provides assignments called “Shifts” and they include taking photographs, giving opinions and recording the prices of products. When you have completed several of the tasks, you get promoted and you are able to unlock the higher-paying assignments, among other perks.

You get paid through PayPal but the process is within 48 hours.

5. Mobile Rewards

All you need to do is sign up for free services, watch videos on YouTube or talk about a product on your Facebook wall. You get to earn credits that can be redeemed via PayPal.

Earn 100 credits for every friend who signs up with your referral link. You also get 10% of their earnings.

6. TaskRabbit

You get access to thousands of tasks here while getting paid to do odd jobs and run errands for other people.

To be a TaskRabbit, prepare of for a federal background check and also to undergo a video interview.

Once you have reached $25 in your account, you can get a cash payout via PayPal or have the check mailed to you.

Android Exclusive Apps

These are apps available only for Android. But again, depending on how successful they become, we can expect the iOS version pretty soon as well.

7. Cash King

Earn money using this app to download and try other free apps that include new games. You also earn when you watch videos or take surveys.

You are paid via PayPal or with Amazon gift cards.

8. Get Paid to Play

Use this app to earn money by watching video advertisements, downloading and playing new games. You also register on certain websites. Payments are made via PayPal.

iPhone & Android Apps

These apps are available for both Android and iOS devices.

9. GymPact

If your resolution is to get fit and healthier, check out this app that helps you to commit to exercise. You use cash incentives with this app. Commit to the number of days you want to exercise and check in with this app the next time you hit the gym.

When you fulfill your commitments, you earn cash rewards that are actually paid by those who did not work out. The rewards range from $0.50 to $0.75 per workout.

10. Gigwalk

You get to do fun things to get paid using this app. You only need to take photographs of displays at the stores, test mobile apps, do some mystery shopping or review delivery services.

You receive notifications when there are new jobs available in the area. Payments of between $6 and $220 can be made via PayPal.

11. ShopKick

Use this app to earn rewards via store check-ins, scanning various products and when you make purchases.

You redeem your points for gift cards, music downloads, movie tickets and Facebook credits. You will also love the discount offers for certain stores.

12. CheckPoints

Set aside a minute to scan the barcodes when you check in at a grocery store. This app pays in rewards.

You can also redeem points for iTunes and Amazon gift cards and Alaska airline miles. There will never be short of deals with the participation of thousands of retailers.

13. Phewtick

Use this app to get paid to meet people. Install it on your phone and scan a QR Code when you meet up with a person.

With the points you have earned, you can cash it out or make a donation to Unicef or the Red Cross. You meet people for work or for leisure.

14. ESPN Streak For The Cash

Do you think you know your sports team well enough?

You can test your skills by naming your predictions for each game. Also, make sure you get the most winning streak for the month.

For a tougher challenge, predict for 10 different sports and try to maintain your streak. The most winning streak for a team or player will walk away with the monthly grand prize of $50,000.

15. App Trailers

Preview video trailers of apps with this app and get points. Just watch the videos and get paid for it.

Payments are made via PayPal or Amazon gift codes.

16. NPolls

This is an app that pays you for your opinion so this is your opportunity to voice out on what you have to say on a particular topic.

You earn money each time you complete a survey. You can also share your opinion and view the results of other respondents.

The first reward is $10 for the first 50 surveys answered as they pay $0.20 per survey. You are paid via PayPal.

17. JunoWallet

This is one for the gamers. You get to play games or watch videos or complete surveys to earn the rewards. Earn more when you invite your friends to use the app.

There are various rewards via Invites (3 levels) that come as gift cards for games, food, beverages such as coffee and movie tickets.

18. Viggle

Don’t just be a couch potato in front of the TV. Use this app to make some money! You get to earn rewards when you check in to your favorite shows the next time you sit down in front of the telly.

Watch live TV that comes with real-time interactive questions, polls to take part in and also voting related to what is happening onscreen.

Earn your rewards for Best Buy, Burger King, Fandango and others. For more points, you need to play games, watch videos or take part in the quizzes.

19. Receipt Hog

Now don’t throw away those grocery receipts. They can come in handier than you think. Use this app to get paid for taking photographs of your receipts and earn points with every one receipt.

You can redeem your collected “coins” for cash and donations. The data from your receipts are made anonymous and will be summarized in market research reports.

20. Nexercise

To exercise and to achieve for that body shape that you strive for, you need motivation. Think no more and get this app which motivates you to work out by earning rewards.

You earn points when you log in for at least 15 minutes’ of exercise. When you go to the gym or work out outside, check in with this app and have your phone on yourself so that it detects motion. The more points you collect, the better your rewards.

21. Panel App

The Panel App collects your location data for the purpose of analytics. This data is then pooled with data collected from thousands of other panelists to gives third party companies meaningful insight. You can also earn more points for taking surveys.

Your points can be redeemed for Amazon and Visa gift cards, Cash Via PayPal, Google Play and more.

22. Jingit

This is another app that lets you earn cash when you go to places and scan the selected products. You can also earn cash when you take surveys or watch videos. Cash is obtained through its Jingit Visa debit card.

You may begin with a $5 earning limit per week and then increase it to $10 if you share Jingit on Facebook.

23. FanCake

Sports fans should check out this app. This is a live social game that rewards fans when they watch sports shows on TV.

You simply check in to a game on Facebook and play along with the action and win stuff after that. The rewards range from game tickets, gift cards to sports gear among others.

24. Surveys On The Go

Earn cash for your valuable opinions when you use this app. Take part in the surveys that pay from $0.25 to $5. They usually pay $1 though.

Do not worry as your information is kept safe with them and protected. Payments are via PayPal.

25. iBotta

To use iBotta, you will have to select the products that you are buying when you shop. Then earn money by completing the tasks associated with the products you bought.

The tasks could be answering a question on the product and earn $0.50 or read up one fact on the product and earn $0.25.

You can also earn $1.25 when you put up postings on your Facebook page about the product.

You then shop at one of the 35 listed national retailers. Snap a photo of your items and the corresponding barcode to verify your purchase.

The iBotta app will then add money into your account. You can withdraw your earnings via PayPal or donate it to any school in the United States.

26. SavingStar

This app allows you to link your grocery store loyalty cards and you get to enjoy some savings.

After downloading the app, select the eCoupons you like to be linked to your cards. When you shop, use your card at checkout and money will be added to your SavingStar account.

When you have save $5, your options include PayPal, cash deposit into your bank account, Amazon gift card or make a donation to a charity.

27. iPinion

With this app, you earn reward points for taking part in market research surveys with your mobile device. The survey topics range from movies, technology to specific research panels.

Every 100 points is equal to $1. What’s great is that you can get up to 450 points for some surveys. You redeem your points for cash or store gift cards.

28. Iconzoomer

This is an interesting app where you need to take photos of food and fashion products and trends.

All you need to do is take photos according to your assignment. It could be what you are eating for lunch, what you are drinking or the shoes you are wearing.

You earn money for each photo. You then write a comment about your snapshot. This allows you to provide feedback to the manufacturer.

You are paid via PayPal or receive free merchandize. You can also opt to donate to charity via Unicef.

Bottom Line

It does take time to get familiar with any of these apps once you have downloaded them. Take note of the rules and regulations set for each of them so that you follow them accordingly.

When you are past the introductory stage, there is a chance of extra earnings every month. The earnings you earn from these apps could just very well help to settle your phone and Internet bills.

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    • Satrap says

      Glad you liked it Ragi.

  1. says

    Thanks for this. Now I can share more useful and profitable apps to my readers. This is a big help.

    • Satrap says

      You are welcome, Chris.

  2. crystal says

    Have you personally used the android ones if so what will you say your number one? GREAT POST BY THE WAY EVEN THOUGH IM LIKE ALMOST A YEAR LATE LOL…

    • Satrap says

      I have an iPhone, but my girlfriend has an Android, so we have a few of these apps installed. I couldn’t say which one is may favorite since each do different things. But I think I like Gigwalk the most. Its a lot of fun (especially anticipating what the next gig will be).

  3. Anna says

    Nice list. I also know of another app you can add to it, Goldcoin Bee. You should check it out.

    • Satrap says

      Thanks for the suggestion, Anna.

      • Anna says

        You’re welcome. If you’re gonna check it out, maybe you can put my referral code in GET GOLD COIN? It’s “1314”. Have fun!

        • Satrap says

          Will do, Anna. Thanks.

  4. says

    Amazing article :)
    Bro there are several other new apps that pays like perk etc. You should also give them a try :)

    • Satrap says

      Thanks Raja. Perk looks interesting.

  5. angela says

    Also another app i love that pays are reciet hog and recieptpal

    • Satrap says

      Thanks for the addition, Angela.

  6. PRONOY says


    I travel a lot…in fact that’s my job. Can u suggest me an app or survey which can help me earn some money while i travel.

    • Satrap says

      You can use any of these apps. That’s whats great about apps on general–as long as you have your device with you, you can use them anywhere.

  7. Nicole says

    Nice little list but you are wrong about some of the I phone exclusive apps. Field agent and easy shift are in the google play store which means it available for Androids.

    • Satrap says

      Thanks for the heads up, Nicole. When the article was written those apps were not yet on the android platform, but seems like they are now.

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