I have been running across a lot of articles recently with different ideas on ways to make money using an iPhone, smart phone, or other mobile device. These are rewards based programs that pay off mostly in gift cards to major national chains. In some cases, the points that you accumulate can even be cashed in and deposited into your PayPal account.
While you won’t get rich, you can have some fun and earn some pretty cool rewards in the process. Most of the apps below are available for use on iPhones or Android, but in some cases it may be only one or the other. To get started with these apps, search for them in the app store that you use with your mobile device (including Kindle Fire).
Get paid to watch ads and complete surveys. They send you a debit card that you can use to withdraw your cash at ATM’s nationwide. Website
Download and review apps or simply watch app trailers (short videos promoting an app) and post reviews. Accumulate points that can be used toward gift cards. Website
Watch app trailers and earn points that can be redeemed for gift cards at national retail stores. Website
Test drive free apps and earn points that can be redeedmed for gift cards. On this app you must start by going to their website first.
Earn points by inviting your friends, watching videos, becoming a fan of businesses, completing surveys, and joining mailing lists. Website
Complete surveys using your smartphone and receive credits that can be redeemed for a variety of gift cards or cash. Websit
From their website –
“Jobs typically pay between $ 3 and $ 12 each. This is how it works: the money you earn is stored in your Field Agent account until you decide to withdraw it. Withdrawals are handled through any standard PayPal account. A common example of one of our jobs is an item price check with a photo. The App will instruct you to go to your local discount store, find a specific product, take a photo of it on the shelf and enter its price.” Website
From Reviewopedia –
Whatever the circumstance may be, companies can find the help they need right from a phone or computer. Gigwalk allows its members to request gigs for small tasks to contracted work. These encompass any services ranging from audits to photography, the sky is the limit. This is an, on-demand, readily available workforce comprised of over 50,000 individuals across all 50 states.
To become a gig provider, also known as a Gig Walker, and start earning extra cash you must setup an account profile. The profile should accurately and thoroughly describe your skills, educational background and work experience to be considered and accepted for gigs. The more you have to offer the gig requesters, the more opportunities you will have. You can browse gigs through the network and apply for the ones that you want. You must also go to the location of the gig in order to be accepted, this policy of the program was implemented so everyone has a chance to make money; one person cannot take all of the posted gigs. Website
From iTunes –
As seen on CNN and NY Times, over 2 million users get free gift cards and other rewards with CheckPoints. Walk into stores like Walmart and CVS to earn rewards just for scanning items like Coca Cola and Levis. Website
Get paid cash for completing tasks or running errands.
From their website –
TaskRabbits are friendly, awesome people in your community who are either under-employed, retired, parents with grown children, or folks who just want something more interesting than a standard desk job. Every TaskRabbit goes through our application process, which includes a video screening and a multilayered background check. Website
Receipt Hog pays you cash and rewards for scanning your grocery receipts. Website
This one I saved for last and it is really quite amazing – get paid to watch TV. No kidding. Website
From their website –
Watch TV. Get Rewards. Check into your favorite TV shows with Viggle and you’ll get real rewards from brands like Best Buy, Burger King, Fandango, Old Navy and more.
Viggle can automatically identify the show you’re watching. You get Viggle points for every show you watch which you can redeem for real rewards or convert into charitable donations.
I would love to get your feedback on these apps. Please use the comments section below to share your own experience or other apps that you would recommend for making money.