8 Apps That Will Actually Earn You Money
From taking surveys to watching television, there’s a constant cash-out to be had these days with minimal effort via your smartphone. We’ve rounded up our favorite moneymaking apps, all of which are available for download entirely free of charge (in fact, some of them pay you just to sign up). Keep scrolling to find out the quick and easy ways you could start racking up mobile rewards now.
Ibotta offers cash-back savings on promotional items at a laundry list of participating stores and brands, from Coca-Cola to Macy's. To start saving, download the app, unlock the day's rebates by posting to social media, answering a trivia question, or watching a video. Shop the deals of the day and take a photo of your receipt. Ibotta will track your rewards based on what you purchase. Once you've accumulated a minimum of $10 in your account, cash out via PayPal or Venmo.
Foap enables you to sell your photography via your smartphone to various interested parties. Upload selects from your photo library and set the price point yourself. Brands include a wide spectrum, from Hyatt to Absolut Vodka. Since the app allows you to create your own portfolio and name your price, the profit potential is essentially limitless. There are no upload limits, and you'll be paid out via PayPal.
Looking to make some extra dough off your online shopping habit? Ebates works with 800 stores, from Sephora to Walmart and Home Depot, to offer rebates and cash-back rewards to customers. Users can earn up to 26% cash back each time they shop with participating retailers. When you open a free account, you'll get $5 back just for making your first purchase. The app also offers coupons, free shipping deals, and special offers in addition to cash rewards.
The new mobile app for InboxDollars make the popular online loyalty club more user-friendly than ever. Users get paid to visit local businesses, take surveys, browse the Internet, and play games online. Once you've amassed $30 or more in profits, you have the option to request a check and be paid out in about two weeks. Bonus: You'll get $5 just for signing up.
Mobee is the secret shopping app that deploys undercover customers to relay feedback back to participating businesses. To get started, simply download the app and pick any venue on the map, from restaurants to retailers. You'll be asked a series of simple questions while you dine or shop. Mobee tracks your missions and, based on your feedback, offers rewards in the form of gift cards, cash, or event tickets.
Receipt Hog is unique in that it offers cash-back rewards no matter where you shop or what you buy. Snap a receipt of your purchase from any retailer, and the app issues rewards in the form of coins redeemable for cash via PayPal or Amazon gift cards. The user-friendly app is as easy and uncomplicated as it gets.
Never clip another coupon again. Snap by Groupon gives you cash back for everyday grocery purchases no matter where you shop. Download the app, browse for weekly promotions, and snap a photo of the receipt, and Snap will add cash to your account. Once you've amassed $20 or more in returns, you'll have the option to request a check. Earn even more rewards when you share the app with friends.
Viggle works like a sort of Shazaam rewards program. Download and tap the app when you are watching television or listening to music, and check in for Viggle points. Points are redeemable for movies, TV shows, and music downloads along with gift cards and electronics.
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