Making more money this year than you did in the previous one might not be on your New Year’s resolutions list… But hey, show us one person who wouldn’t want that! The more money we have in our wallets and bank accounts, the more freedom and flexibility we can enjoy in our everyday lives.
Of course, earning more money is often easier said than done. You could ask for a raise at your current job, sure, but you can’t be guaranteed you’ll get it, and side hustles require quite a lot of effort, which isn’t always easy to balance with your other responsibilities.
Money-making apps are one of the ways to earn extra money without spending too much time on it. While profits are typically modest, you’re not doing much to earn them, either: in most cases, all you need to do is fill out surveys, watch ads, play games, or share your internet resources. Here are 7 apps you can try right now and add a little extra money on the side whenever you have a minute or ten to spare!
Filling out various questionnaires is arguably the best-known way to make smart money online. It was popularized by market research companies eager to help their clients get to know their target audience better and understand what kind of products and services would better satisfy their needs.
On LifePoints, you can share your opinion as a consumer and earn points that can later be exchanged for PayPal money or electronic gift cards, as well as donated to charity.
SavvyConnect offers an app and a browser extension that you can use to share your browsing information with the company that can then use it to conclude on current market trends.
The reward depends on the number of devices you’re using: each of them earns $5 a month if they provide at least 7 days worth of browsing data. The limit is 3 devices per person, so you can earn up to $15 a month without actively doing anything – what’s not to like?
As you run the app on your computer, tablet, or smartphone, it shares your excess internet bandwidth with a crowdsourced web intelligence network. You can use it on both mobile data and Wi-Fi and collect your payouts in PayPal, Bitcoin, or JumpToken.
Have you ever seen an app that pays you for walking? If you’re pretty active in your full-time job (e.g., waitressing) or simply one of those who strive to take at least 10,000 steps every day, Sweatcoin is the perfect money-making app for you.
The more you walk, the more sweatcoins you amass – and you can later exchange them for PayPal money, various items, or chastity donations. The app is free and available on both Android and iOS.
While collecting cashback is not technically the same as making money, it’s still a way to keep your wallet fuller and your bills lower. What makes Ibotta one of the most popular cashback apps on the market is the fact that you can use it when shopping both online and offline.
Online, you’ll shop using the Ibotta app or browser extension; offline, you’ll collect your receipt and upload an image of it. Not only is it very simple to use, but it also supports thousands of retailers, including everything from grocery delivery to electronics.
The name varies across platforms (it’s Current for iOS but Mode for Android), but the idea stays the same: it is an app that allows you to listen to dozens of thousands of curated radio stations… and actually earn money; by doing so!
It’s a great deal for everyone who enjoys always having some music playing in the background whatever they’re doing – and just like with Sweatcoin, the points you earn can be exchanged for electronic gift cards, physical products and electronics, and charity donations.
This app offers a lot of various earning opportunities, such as filling out surveys, watching ads, or playing games. There’s also a cashback option – something for everyone, really!
You can even earn by using their search engine called Swagbucks Search, which helps them discover usage trends. The points you earn on Swagbucks can be exchanged for PayPal money or electronic gift cards (which they say they give out in thousands every day).
Say what you will, but making money online with little to no effort involved is a sweet deal – who wouldn’t want to have more money in their pocket and be able to treat themselves more often? Instead of worrying about getting a takeaway on Friday, try money-making apps and earn enough to cover the bill!