Fear not though, tech has come to save you with apps that let you earn real money from an Android or iOS device.
Incredibly, there are genuine, real ways to make money online without getting scammed. All you need is a smartphone, some (lots) free time and a relaxed attitude to constantly being bombarded by adverts. These apps might not swell your bank account, but they might buy you a beer or two.
Here are the 10 apps you probably didn’t know can earn you some extra cash,
Foap is an app that allows you to make money by taking photos. You can charge as much as you like per photo, which means that your money-making opportunities through Foap are virtually limitless. People are always looking for a huge variety of photos, and you may be surprised at how much money you can make with a photo of your cat.
Fieldagent is a great app that can help you earn money. From the main navigation window you can locate jobs through the “Jobs List” or through the ”Map View.” Select a job to see additional details and accept it. Once a job has been selected, you will have two hours to complete the task. Be sure you’re near the objective before you start the task.
3. Inbox Dollars
Inbox Dollars pays you small amounts of cash take surveys (which are emailed to you), browse the net and play games. Once you hit $30 you can cash out. Where does Inbox Dollars get its money from? Advertisers who are keen to get eyeballs on their adverts and better understand consumer behaviour. Inbox Dollars rewards you for taking part in their market research. It’s all fairly straightforward and you’re told how long each survey will take to complete, so you’re not stuck endlessly answering questions for $1. So far Inbox Dollars has paid over $35m to its members.
Fronto pays you to advertise on your lock screen. Adverts in the form of products, articles or surveys are placed on your lock screen. You get paid for swiping left on the advert and following the link. You’re paid in Fronto points, which translates to roughly 2500 points per $1.
Slidejoy is an Android-only app that certainly isn’t going to make you rich, but nor do you really have to do anything to eventually get a payout from the service easier. In a nutshell, it puts ads and news on your lockscreen, and in exchange you earn ‘Carats’ that can be exchanged for real money and checked into your PayPal account.
ezyshot is touting itself as a social network that lets you earn money simply by having people access your updates – whether that’s photos, ‘behind the scenes’ tours of your life, imparting specialist knowledge or anything else. Ezyshot says that its users are a mix of “celebrities, musicians, models, sports stars, entertainers, the girl/guy next door and you.”
If you are having problems with your expense reports, you can save time and money by using Expensify. This app lets you capture receipts, track time and mileage, track business travel, create expense reports, and more. Using this app will allow you to get these things done quickly, so you can spend more time actually making money.
MooCash mobile app lets you earn money with your Android cellphone or tablet simply by using the screen locker. This free screen locker reward users for unlocking their mobile screen, by swiping left to claim an offer. Users earn coins which can be redeemed into the cash via PayPal or Google Reward Card when they swipe to claim an offer.
Pact puts your money where your mouth is. You set health and fitness goals in the app, and if you don’t stick to them, you lose money. It’s as simple as that. The idea is that people will be motivated to stick to their goals for fear of losing money. You also get rewards for sticking to your new regime – somewhere in the region of $2 per goal – which comes from other users who have failed. This is all tied together in a swish app that links with your fitness tracker for accurate results and authentication.
Viggle lets you gain reward points instantly for just watching tv shows or listening to music albums. Available for both Android and iOS, you will simply need to open this app and use it to recognize any of your favorite music or TV show. You will get the reward points instantly. Also, there is a feature called Viggle Live, where you can earn points by answering questions or polls while the show is currently live. You can later redeem these points for gift cards but on limited number of outlets.