In this world of smartphones and technology and the internet, you can earn from almost anything. Today we get to discuss earning from your smartphone. More specifically apps that pay you to have them installed on your phone. It could be they pay you to play games, take surveys, cashback apps, work out, walk, drive or much more, the possibilities are endless.

You’ll get to find out which apps these are and which ones could work for you. And most of these apps also have referral programs, so you invite your friends to join in and earn cash, you get rewarded for that as well. Since you are on your phone all day, why not earn from it instead of just wasting time on end on it?

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Cashback Apps

These are the kind of apps that pay you after you have made a purchase. Usually, as points that you can still use to make more purchases, or real cash in some cases. You use the receipt you get to redeem the cash or the points.

1. Rakuten

Formerly known as Ebates, Rakuten cashback offer is real money or coupons and it lists all stores, the percentages they offer in the cashback and the coupons they have. Basically anything you would want to buy from clothing to office supplies to household supplies. Rakuten has them all listed there and you get your percentage in cash back after you make any purchase. There are some conditions for the cashback in some stores. So you need to make sure you read through so as not to get disappointed. But so far it has been all good for Rakuten, and the best part? They have a signup bonus of $30+. How amazing is that? Rakuten pays via check or via Paypal, whichever is your preference.

2. Ibotta

This is also a real money cashback kind of app. You get paid for making any kind of purchase. And they have almost anything on the stores they have listed on their site. You get your cash back as soon as your order is confirmed. Sweet. Plus they also have a signup bonus of $20. You need to have a Paypal or Venmo account to receive your cash from Ibotta..

Apps That Pay You To Play Games

These are the kind of apps that encourage you to play games. As there is usually a cash reward at some level. You need to get to a particular level to receive the reward. If not you would have played the game just for your amusement. The best part about this kind of apps is that the games are usually fun. And most likely you never even notice when you get to the level that earns you the reward. So it is a worthwhile venture if gaming is your thing.

3. Solitaire Cube (iOS only)

As the name suggests this is a classic game of solitaire, but you play against another person. And it is a much faster game, as it is kept on a 5-minute timer. If cards are your forte then you just hit the jackpot with this one.

You can play for free in the practice session as you build up your skill. You get to win Z coins that you can use to play more matches. Or Ticketz which can be redeemed for prizes. Or if you are in it to win it, you can deposit cash which enables you to play in the pro league. This can drastically increase your earning power, you can earn up to $660+ in one game. This is worth it if you win, so if you feel you are a guru in this game then go for it.

4. Playspot

You download the app and get to choose from a variety of games that they have, when you play these games, you get coins. You can redeem these coins for real cash and rewards. The choices range from Amazon vouchers to Paypal payouts to money transferred directly to your bank account. Or you can get Google Play gift cards.

5. Mistplay

You have a list of games to choose from. You play the game of your choice and earn rewards, in units which you can redeem for Amazon, Visa and Google Play gift cards. Every week there are contests launched and every month there is a grand prize up for grabs. Close to $10 million dollars has been given away, so why not grab your piece of the prize by playing the games and earning something while at it.

6. Carry1st Trivia

This app lets you play trivia games and earn while doing that. Just imagine, you get to learn new things and get money as well. You just sign up, log in and then start playing the practice games. The live games trivia are not as easy so you need to be top of your game.

There is trivia for almost anything, from games to politics to general knowledge. You can invite friends and get dashes which help you get a pass in the live games. This gets you closer to the grand prize. The finalists get to share the cash that was being offered, so the fewer you are the better. You can cash out to your bank account at any moment.

Apps That Pay You To Take Surveys

These are the kind of apps that will pay for your opinion, on basically everything. From services to products. All you need to be is truthful and honest. Plus who would not want to receive a reward for giving their opinion?

7. Inbox dollars

This is most probably the most well-known app that lets you take surveys, watch videos, read emails, and get paid for it. The best part about it, there is a sign-up bonus of $5. You get paid via Paypal, gift cards or a check via the mail. The choice is yours, and the minimum payout is only $30. All you need to do is sign up, confirm your email address and you get to the members’ area where there is so much to do. You literally cannot lack a thing you can do to earn you money.

8. Geopoll

The best thing about this app is its coverage. It has participants from all over the world. Hence companies love to use it as it touches on basically every part of the globe. They do the surveys via different media. It could be a call or the surveys on the app. Either way, it is a great way to earn some cash on the side. You get paid via Geopoll credits, which you can redeem for cash, in the currency of your country. How amazing is that!

9. OnePulse

This is my personal favourite, first from the look and how they present the surveys. It makes doing the job fun and enjoyable. Plus you get to learn new things almost daily. They have weekly and monthly contests that kick the fun up a notch higher. You would never get bored with this app on your phone. You get paid via points or real cash or both. The points get you to a higher level of earning potential for the paid surveys. The best part is the surveys don’t take too long. The payout is $5 and is paid directly to your Paypal account.

Apps That Pay You To Exercise

Imagine that, you get to have a healthy lifestyle, an amazing body and get paid while doing it. If this isn’t the jackpot I don’t know what is.

10. Sweatcoin

This app converts your steps into a currency called Sweatcoins. These can be converted into goods or cash in their in-app store. The company claims that it is in the process of making Sweatcoins to be turned into real currency. So it would be amazing if this happens and you happen to have some Sweatcoins in your Sweatcoin wallet.

All you need to do is sign up, agree to some permissions and you are good to go. Any time you walk around it will count your steps and turn them into Sweatcoins. You can check out their in-app store and check what you can afford with the Sweatcoins that you acquire. Or you can let them accumulate and trade them in for real cash.

11. HealthyWage

How amazing is it to work out, get a fit and firm body, look amazing, and after all that you still get paid for doing exactly that? I don’t know about you but I think it’s a pretty sweet deal. Healthy wage promises just that, you basically bet on the weight you plan to lose and the time it will take you to do that. If you hit your target you have a chance of winning big cash prizes. The best thing about this app is that you get motivation from other contestants who are working towards their goals just like you. So it’s a win-win in any situation.

12. Achievement

This app allows you to connect other apps to it, that track your workouts, your meditation, your meals, answering questions about yourself. And it converts everything that you log and accomplish into points. These points can be redeemed for cash, which is $10 for every 10,000 points. You can redeem this directly to Paypal or to your bank account, or you can donate to charity. It’s really your choice.

Now that you know the endless possibilities you can have with your phone, are you not excited to start installing the apps right now? Get in on the fun and money that everyone has been having while you were in the dark. Good news you are not in the dark anymore, feels good to be in the know doesn’t it? Spread the word let everyone know, because you still earn even by letting people know.

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