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How much time do you spend on your cell phone? Are you playing games? According to a 2019 article published by the Guardian, people on average spend over three hours per day on their cell phones. That’s 21 hours every week. Half of a full work week for most people. What some people might not know is that there are ways of making money off apps.
Cell phone users can get paid for providing a service, giving their opinions, and even shopping at their usual stores. If you’re going to spend hours on your cell phone each week, why not get paid for it? Here are 9 ways you can make money off of apps. All of the apps mentioned are available through Google Play and iOS
Acorns is probably one of the easiest ways of making money off apps. Link a debit card to the Acorns account and every time a purchase is made, Acorns will round that purchase up to the nearest $1 and transfer the change into an investment account selected by the user. If your drive-thru coffee is normally $2.18, Acorns will take 82 cents and place it into the selected investment account. Users also have the option of setting up recurring payments into their Acorns account.
With this app, users can invest in stocks without paying hefty commission fees. Robinhood also provides its users with tools that will help them decide what to invest in.
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3. Google Opinion Rewards
Google Opinion Rewards is one of several paid survey apps available. The process for making money off apps is simple. Set up an account, answer a few questions and then, at least once a week, Google sends users surveys to fill out. Surveys can pay up to $1.00 each which is applied to a Google Play account. Take the profits earned and treat yourself to a movie, book, or game!
4. Survey Junkie
The name pretty much says it all. Create a free account, answer a few questions and then select survey after survey to receive points. But, you must act fast because the surveys that pay the most points fill up fast. Also, sometimes based on how the questions are answered, users will be disqualified from finishing the survey. If that happens to you, no worries! Every survey dishes out points for effort. Points can be redeemed through PayPal, a direct bank transfer or through a variety of digital gift cards. A minimum of 1,000 points must be earned before redemption.
Provide A Service
5. Steady Work
Steady Work is another easy way of making money off apps. Similar to Indeed or Monster, users can search for jobs based on their zip code and expertise. Unlike the other two, Steady Work allows users to search for jobs that will allow them to work from home, making this app ideal for stay-at-home parents who want to earn an income.
Turn the pictures on your cell phone into an income with FOAP. FOAP allows its users to upload pictures of anything: clouds, your dinner, the not-so-adorable way your children redecorated the living room, and turn them into potential income. Users can also earn FOAP points to participate in missions that will allow them to compete with other photographers for large cash prizes.
7. Make Money: Free Cash App
This app allows users to select from a list of tasks that include surveys, testing free apps, and playing free games. Read that again. Yes, that’s right. Users get paid for playing games. But, the games typically must be played to a certain level before the points are earned. Payments are deposited into Paypal.
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Get Paid For Everyday Purchases and Travels
Of all the easy ways of making money off apps that have been mentioned, Swagbucks is a personal favorite. While this app does not pay in cash, every purchase made either online or in the store can help earn points that can be redeemed for gift cards from stores such as Amazon, Target, and Walmart.
Download the app. Create an account and begin. Points can also be earned for taking a picture of grocery store receipts. Online purchases for a variety of stores will also add up points. A word to the wise, the retailers determine what products can and cannot earn points from purchases. Also, canceled and returned purchases will not count toward Swagbucks. However, in the long run, users are earning Swagbucks for everyday purchases they would normally make. In exchange for that, they become eligible for gift cards they can use down the road. That makes this an ideal app.
Miles makes it possible for users to earn rewards for running everyday errands. Get points for every trip to the grocery store, pharmacy, sporting event, and more. And the best part is, all you have to do is download the app and turn on the location settings on your phone. Users who use a ridesharing service like Uber will earn twice as many points. Users who travel by train or bus will earn three times as many points. Points can be redeemed for gift cards. A list of those retailers is available on the Miles website.
Making money off apps is one of the most productive ways to use a cell phone or tablet. The next time you make a purchase, participate in a survey, or play a game make sure you capitalize on it and get paid for your time!
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Sources: The Guardian│GetMiles.com│Google Play
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