Are you hoping to earn some extra cash with apps on your phone but you’re not sure where to start? These days, it seems like you need some sort of “side hustle” just to get by, especially if you’re starting out on your own adventure working from home. If you could use a little cash to help make ends meet (or if you just want a little extra to pay for the ‘little extras’), I’ve got nine money-making apps that you should know about. Without much effort at all (beyond a trip to the Play Store, of course), you can start on the road to a fun part-time money-making gig, all the way to a full-on supplemental income. This is also a great way to create an emergency fund! Just so you know – there are some affiliate links below, but only because I truly stand behind the companies I choose to endorse (this in no way impacts your investment and often times actually HELPS you with a bonus!)
While all of the apps in this article are great, these were the money-making apps that got the highest overall ratings from when it came to the following categories:
- Ease of Use
- Rate of Purchases (or Activity) vs. Rewards
- Frequency of Rewards (As well as how quickly they are issued by each app)
Without further ado, let’s take a look at these bank account boosting apps…
ShopTracker is an easy-to-use money-making app where you simply allow them access to non-personal information about your online shopping history in exchange for points. It’s operated by The Harris Poll, so believe me – it’s totally legit! It takes all of 30 seconds to install and once it’s done – you’re good to go! You’ll earn $3/month, starting RIGHT NOW if you sign up today. And that’s it – $36+/year for a minute of work!
More Money-Making Apps: Honorable Mentions
Most Important Takeaways
A few years ago, the idea of making money online might have seemed a little far-fetched; thankfully, it’s now a reality. No matter the level of time commitment you’re able to put in or how your schedule may vary, you can still get great cash rewards for your opinions, a willingness to check out different websites and advertisements, or even your ability to drive a car! By shopping a little smarter (and saving certain purchases until they can earn you a maximized rebate), you can start using your smartphone to your advantage. These nine apps are simple enough for anyone to sign up with and start making some cash ASAP! Try any of them out, and we know you’ll be surprised how quickly you can start earning some pretty impressive cash rewards.
I am going to look into these…I signed up for Ibotta a long time ago, but have never used it…
It can be tricky to remember to use it, especially if it’s infrequent. I’m sure I’d earn more if I could remember to check it more! Heh
I never tire of your great tips. This is so your wheelhouse and now, I’m learning, it’s something to be aware of in everything I do. There’s usually a way to make money and you’ll find it!
Thank you, Carol! 😀 I’m all about trying to pay down our student loan debt, so the more money in, the better!
I do get rewards points on my credit cards and that is about the only way I rake in any free $$. I like the way you scramble to find ways to make money doing your every day activities. I’ve got to check them out!
I have this cool online side job where people pay me good money not to leave snarky comments on their blog. I really rake in the cash… ?
These tips are really good! My friend’s husband works for Uber. I am sending this link to my husband. He loves reading about all of this~
The cashback sites earn me quite a bit of money. Especially if I’m making a large purchase 🙂
I love, love, love Ibotta!
I never know about any of this type of thing – I really should make more effort to try to earn/save some money online!
Interesting. I hadn’t heard of some of these.
I like ibotta. I’ve been able to use it to get Amazon cards to buy birthday and Christmas gifts ?
Thanks for such a comprehensive list! I have heard of some of these but not all and am glad to know about them. I ‘have’ Ibotta but haven’t ever used it. My brother does, though, and loves it.
Some of these apps are so cool, I had never heard of many of them before! Primarily I use Poshmark and Swagbucks to make money in my spare time – basically I just sell my old clothes online and take surveys when I get bored! It’s a very easy and passive way to earn some extra cash/gift cards ?
I always enjoy finding new apps to use for extra income! I absolutely love cash back apps! Found some new ones to look into thanks!
You’re so welcome, I’m glad you enjoyed! 🙂
I had never heard of SlideJoy before – cool! It’s such a simple way to earn points, which you can redeem for cash??, and it’s something we do everyday. I mean, I probably open my phone like 20 times a day… and every time I’d watch an ad and then get points for that? That’s super simple! Thank you for sharing! ?
Yes!! It’s no different than having a regular lockscreen, except you get paid for it! 😀
Thanks for these helpful money making tips! My favorite ones lately have been ebates and ibotta. I Love getting cash back!