For some people, adding an extra $500 per month to their income would make a huge different in their lives. Thanks to your phone, it’s actually easier to get that kind of money then you think.
We all know the apps where you can earn a few cents here and there, maybe even a dollar, but I’ve got some pretty interesting money making apps in this list that go way beyond that, giving you the opportunity to earn even way more then $500 per month.
Yes, you will find some apps that won’t perform as well as others, but when I gave these apps a shot, tried them out, analyzed their potential and pushed their boundaries, I was absolutely blown away by the results and possibilities.
I realized you can very easily earn $500 per month. You could even make up to $700 or $800 per month extra if you put in a good amount of time and effort. You just have to be creative and create a system and schedule that works for you.
I know that an extra $700/month would mean the world to a lot of people, so I hope that you are as excited about these opportunities as I am. Wouldn’t it be insane if you would be able to pay rent and a few bills by simple playing games, watching videos or doing surveys?
I think that’s absolutely insane. The fact that we could pay rent, without working for it.
I’ve tried most of these apps out for myself, and I can personally tell you it’s very easy to make an extra $500. I think the most important thing is to have some sort of schedule that goes with it. You don’t want to be attached to your phone all day.
Do I personally want to spend my time like this? No. But if life would be giving me a hard time and I would need some extra money fast, these apps could be a life saver. Let’s have a look at the list.
This app will simply pay you to shop. Stores include Target, Whole Foods, Walmart and many others. You even receive $10 for simply trying Ibotta.
You make money with this app by completing simple tasks. Watch videos, complete surveys, give opinions etc. You can redeem your points for cash via PayPal.
3. AppCash Money – Earn Free Gift Cards & Rewards Points (iOS)
This one is pretty similar to Nr. 2. Again you have to perform little tasks like watching videos and completing surveys. You can redeem your points for gift cards or via PayPal. This is one of my favorite apps as you can easily make up to $26/h. There is also a glitch in the app where if you were to change your date and time to the next day in your phone, you can keep on redeeming your daily bonus points.
Complete simple tasks such as taking photos, giving opinions etc. Payments are made through PayPal.
5. Locket (Android)
Locket pays you to have an ad on your home screen. You can earn a max of $250/month, but you will have to unlock your phone 3 times per hour, 24 hours per day to reach that amount. You can try and create your own schedule and see what your potential earnings are. This app seems very interesting, though I haven’t been able to try it out for myself since I don’t have an Android device. This definitely seems like one of the easier ways to make money as the only thing you really need to do is unlock your phone. (UPDATE March 2016: I recently heard that Locket does not work/exist anymore)
This app doesn’t require you to watch videos, browse the Internet or take surveys. Field Agent pays you to do small and simple tasks for their clients. For instance, you can earn $7 taking three different photos of mouthwashes at Wal-Mart or $4 for checking out the price of certain toys at Toys “R” Us.
7. NPolls (Android)
Participating in polls can easily earn you $0.20 per survey. Payments are also made through PayPal.
ESPN Streak for Cash pays you $50,000 a month if you can have the longest streak of correct predictions on upcoming games. Only one person gets the 50 grand, though, so you better know what you’re doing.
Users get paid to simply work out. You can easily get paid between $0.50 and $0.75 per 30 minutes of working out.
Complete tasks by taking pictures and uploading them. Each picture can earn 0.25EUR.
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 can 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.
12. CheckPoints (Android)
Simply watch videos and scan barcodes to earn points. You can then redeem those points through Amazon, Walmart and Flights points and gifts cards.
You earn money by checking out products in certain stores. You can even make more money by actually buying those products. It can take you some time to rack up around $10-$15.
This app connects users with local businesses who need people to take pictures, test mobile apps, do mystery shopping and so on. Gigs can easily pay between $6 and $100 dollars depending on the type of gig.
Some Fortune 500 Companies and major political campaigns will pay you money to give your opinion. This app will pay you for participating. You can easily earn $1 per opinion.
i-Say invites its members to take surveys, the highest-paying can cost as much as $95. Most surveys can earn you a few dollars and points that can be redeemed as Amazon, PayPal, and iTunes gift cards. You need to sign up at the i-Say website to become a member.
There are 9 ways to make money on Swagbucks. You can 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 can be redeemed as gift cards, coupons, and sweepstakes entries.
18. SlideJoy (Android)
Get each time you check out your phone. SlideJoy puts product ads on your phone’s lockscreen and pays you a certain amount every time you unlock your phone, whether you look at the ad or not. Users say they earn $5 to $15/month on average with SlideJoy.
You get $5 just by 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. Usually it’ll take a few hours to reach that amount.
Viggle wants to know what songs you listen to and what TV shows you watch, in exchange for points that can be redeemed as gifts cards, digital downloads, electronic goods, and trips. Open the Viggle app when you watch TV or listen to music and you start collecting points.
Be a mystery shopper for Mobee’s partner stores and earn points that can be exchanged for cash, gift cards or event tickets. You can download the app for free to check out what missions are available in your area. Each mission earns you anywhere between $1.5 and $30.
Receipt Hog lets you take pictures of your receipts in exchange for credits or coins. Each 1,000 credits can be redeemed as gift cards or as cash via PayPal. As you upload more receipts, you unlock more ways to earn money.
You make money using Perk when you search, browse the web, or watch TV. If you buy something off Perk Shopping, you earn a huge amount of points that can be converted into gift cards. Minimum payout for Perk is $5.
The great thing about TaskRabbit is that it pays you more than double the minimum wage to complete simple tasks for people in the community, such as putting together IKEA furniture or walking the dogs. You do have to apply to become a Tasker. There will be background checks.
Book scouter helps you sell your books. 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 your book to them.
Pact pays users around $5 every week for accomplishing certain tasks. Usually task are eating healthy meals or exercising a certain number of hours per the week. Pact says 92% 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.
As time goes on I will be updating this list and collecting and testing out more apps, which hopefully will allow me to write a longer post with a longer list of apps that make real money, allowing you guys to have more opportunities to earn more money from your phone. The sky is the limit!
Feel free to let me know about your experience with any of these apps. I have a handful of apps that are my absolute favorite. Even though I’m not willing to spend my time earning money on my phone, I still have a few apps that I go into from time to time. If you’re like me and aren’t really into spending that much time on your phone, you could just collect points for the sake of collecting points. Eventually you may have enough for a free gift card, which would be nice to have. Enjoy.