Make Money From Apps: 60 Ways to Earn Cash Using Your SmartPhone

A lot of people have been wondering if they can really make money from apps using their smartphone.

Well, to tell you the truth, it also got my interest when I first heard it.

But you know what, it is definitely true. You can really earn money from smartphone apps.


How does it work?

Most of these apps work simply the same, like downloading other apps, watching videos,  or viewing articles to earn few cents.

But you can’t make a decent amount of money in just doing some of these tasks.

So if you are serious in making money from apps, you should build your referrals by inviting your friends, co-workers, or even your family.

You will earn cash/points for each successful referral, but that’s not all. Your referral will also receive a bonus cash/points for using your code.

It’s a total win-win situation for you and your referrals, right?

In this way, you will earn money faster, but just a heads up though, money from these kinds of apps wouldn’t make you big time.

But it’s a good side income if you need extra money for groceries or if you just want to set a side on a daily basis, let’s say, for next year’s travel plan.

So, my question is…

Are you ready to make money from apps?

I’m sure you do.

Also, feel free to use my referral code so you can also earn bonus cash/points.

By the way, most of these apps use PayPal as a payment method, so you need a PayPal account for you to withdraw your earnings.

If you haven’t applied yet, you may register here.

Make Money From Apps: Best Paying Apps in 2017

I have categorized these apps based on their availability in the Philippines, or apps that works internationally.

There are still a lot of apps out there that work perfectly the same. So, if you have a working apps that is not on my list, feel free to comment below the name and your referral code.

I’ll be more than happy to try that app as your referral, and even update my listed apps.

1. WHAFF RewardMake Money From Apps Whaff

Refferal Code: HA86211
Payment Method: PayPal, Amazon, iTunes, Google Play GC, Steam GC, FB GC, and more.
Minimum Payout: Varies depending on the payment method, but at the minimum of $10.50.
Download: Android | iOS 

2. WHAFF Lockermake money from apps Whaff locker

Refferal Code: HA86211
Payment Method: PayPal, Amazon, iTunes, Google Play GC, Steam GC, FB GC, and more.
Minimum Payout: Varies depending on the payment method, but at the minimum of $10.50.
Download: Android | iOS

3. GrabPointsmake money from apps GrabPoints

Refferal Code: TU8MEO
Payment Method: PayPal, Amazon, BitCoin, Steam Wallet, FB GC, and more.
Minimum Payout: Varies depending on the payment method, but at the minimum of $3.
Download: Android | iOS 

4. CashPiratemake money from apss CashPirate

Refferal Code: THMCFY
Payment Method: PayPal, BitCoin, Prepaid Virtual Visa, FB GC, Mobile Recharge.
Minimum Payout: Varies depending on the payment method, but at the minimum of $1.8.
Download: Android | iOS

5. LuckyCashmake money from apps LuckyCash

Payment Method: PayPal, Amazon, Steam GC.
Minimum Payout: 30K Points is equivalent to $5.
Download: Android | iOS

6. Cash for Videomake money from apps Cash for Video

Refferal Code: 640969
Payment Method: PayPal, Amazon, for India: Mobile Recharge, Flipkart, Paytm.
Minimum Payout: Varies depending on the payment method, but at the minimum of $1.
Download: Android | iOS

7. Gift Walletmake money from apps Gift Wallet

Refferal Code: YAKFEPM
Payment Method: PayPal, Amazon, Google Play GC.
Minimum Payout: Varies depending on the payment method, but at the minimum of $2.
Download: Android | iOS

8. Make Moneymake money from apps Make Money

Refferal Code: TT7WJS
Payment Method: PayPal.
Minimum Payout: $5.
Download: Android | iOS

9. CashAppmake money from apss CashApp

Payment Method: PayPal, Amazon, Google Play GC, WebMoney, and more.
Minimum Payout: Varies depending on the payment
method, but at the minimum of $1.80.
Download: Android | iOS

10. TapCashmake money from apps TapCash

Refferal Code: 9975846
Payment Method: PayPal, Amazon, MOLPoints, G2A Gift Card.
Minimum Payout: Varies depending on the payment method, but at the minimum of $2.
Download: Android | iOS

AppNana11. AppNana

Refferal Code: c21567973
Payment Method: PayPal, Amazon, Steam, GooglePlay, and iTunes.
Minimum Payout: Varies depending on the payment method, but at the minimum of $1.
Download: Android | iOS

Paid Unlock12. PaidUnlock

Refferal Code: 1109899270
Payment Method: PayPal, or PayTM in India.
Minimum Payout: The minimum payout is $1.
Download: Android | iOS

Uento13. Uento

Refferal Code: No Referral
Payment Method: PayPal, Mobile Recharge, Facebook GC, and Prepaid Virtual Visa.
Minimum Payout: Varies depending on the payment method, but at the minimum of $2.50.
Download: Android | iOS

14. ViewFruitViewFruit

Refferal Code: No Referral
Payment Method: PayPal.
Minimum Payout: You can redeem once you have reached 2500 points which is equivalent to $5.
Download: Android | iOS

But that’s not all…

Fortunate countries like US, Canada, UK, and Australia have more income opportunity in making money from apps.

And the most popular ways are through participating surveys, earning through your purchases, getting paid on simple tasks, and more. 

Here are the list of best-paying apps:

1. GigWalk

1 GigWalk

Description: Get paid in doing simple task in your area.
Payment Method: PayPal
More Details: Gigwalk’s client need to review your finished work before you get paid within 7 days. Gigwalk Inc. usually tries to bundle payments into blocks of gigs to minimize PayPal fees. To request on how to break up the number of gig needed before you get paid, send email to : Streetcred (ratings) will be awarded once your work is approved.
Download: Android | iOS

2. FieldAgent

2. FieldAgent

Description: Get paid in doing simple task in your area.
Payment Method: PayPal or Dwolla
More Details: No minimum balance required to cash out. Field Agent jobs pay between $2 to $12 and it’s a first come, first serve basis.
Download: Android | iOS

3. EasyShift

3. EasyShift

Description: Get paid in doing simple task in your area.
Payment Method: PayPal  credited within 48 hours (if tasks are approved after a review)
More Details: No minimum balance required to cash out. Jobs on EasyShift pays from $2 to $20.
Download: Android | iOS

4. CheckPoints

4. CheckPoint

Description: Collect points by  watching videos, answering quizzes, shopping the web and completing offers and performing searches.
Payment Method: PayPal cash reward, Amazon, Target, Walmart gift cards
More Details: Use your collected points to exchange for PayPal cash with a minimum of $5 (2500 points) or a gift card like Amazon GC with a minimum of $1 (335 points)
Download: Android | iOS

5. AppTrailers

5. AppTrailers

Description: Get paid to watch trailers (30 seconds or less) of new apps and other types of videos and collect points to redeem for cash or gift cards.
Payment Method: PayPal for cash or gift cards from Amazon, Best Buy, Starbucks, and other major stores.
More Details: Minimum payout of $0.50 (500 points) for PayPal cash and redeem GCs with a minimum 5000 points  or $5.
Download: Android | iOS

6. Ebates

6. Ebates

Description: Earn up to 26% cash back when you shop from over 1,700 stores and earn a $5 bonus on your first purchase.
Payment Method: PayPal or check
More Details: Cash back rewards are credited within 48 hours on your account. Must earn $5.01 to be eligible for cash back payment which is done every 3 months for purchases posted during the previous quarter. Check their schedule here.
Download: Android | iOS

7. Pact

9. Pact

Description: Get paid to commit to work out and eat healthy diet
Payment Method: PayPal
More Details: Must have a minimum balance of $10 before you can withdraw your Pact rewards. Rewards are based on the number of days you commit to exercise or eat healthy diet which are paid for by those who missed their pact. Rewards generally are between $0.30 to $5 per week depending on the numbers or activities committed.
Download: Android | iOS

8. SwagBucks

8. Swasbucks

Description: Earn cash or redeem points for gift cards by shopping online, watching videos, searching the web, trying out special offers and answering surveys.
Payment Method: PayPal for cash or gift cards from retailers like Gap, Macy’s, Amazon, Expedia, Groupon, Best Buy, Staples and more.
More Details: Redeem your SB points for gift cards for as low as $3 (300 points) or cash out your points for PayPal with a minimum of $25 (2,500 points).
Download: Android | iOS

9. Inboxdollars

10. Inboxdollars

Description: Earn cash by searching the web, checking email, taking surveys, shopping online, downloading other apps and purchasing Groupon offers.
Payment Method: Check, Prepaid Visa or InboxDollars eCard
More Details: Members must have a minimum of $30 before they can request payment. InboxDollars eCards and Prepaid Visa Cash Cards options are only eligible for US residents.
Download: Android | iOS

10. Ibotta

11. Ibotta

Description: Get paid by submitting your shopping receipts or completing simple tasks.
Payment Method: PayPal, Venmo for cash or transfer account balances to gift cards like Starbucks, iTunes and more.
More Details: Members are required to have a minimum balance of $10 before they can cash out. To earn cash back at Best Buy, you must scan your custom Ibotta QR code before paying.
Download: Android | iOS

11. Receipt Pal


Description: Redeem points for gift cards and sweepstakes entries by taking photos of almost any type of receipt as long as it is less than 30 days old.
Payment Method: Amazon, Best Buy, Starbucks, Walmart gift cards and more
More Details: You can cash in your points for gift cards as low as $1 but most gift cards are at $5 but you have a limited number of receipts that you can submit per week.
Download: Android | iOS

12. Receipt Hog

Receipt Hog

Description: Get paid with every picture of your receipt.
Payment Method: PayPal or gift cards
More Details: Earn coins every time you take a picture of your receipt. Minimum cash out is $5 or equal to 1000 points.
Download: Android | iOS

13. Yaarlo


Description: Get paid with every picture of your receipt.
Payment Method: PayPal or gift cards at Amazon, Macy’s, Target, Walmart and more.
More Details: You need to have a minimum balance of $20 for PayPal cash out and $10 for gift cards. Earned points are also based on your membership level and the category of your receipts. See the full table.
Download: Android | iOS

14. Slidejoy


Description: Redeem points for cash or gift cards by unlocking your screen and viewing the ads.
Payment Method: PayPal and gift cards like Amazon, Starbucks, Google Play and more
More Details: When unlocking your screen, you need to swipe left your phone to engage with the ad and earn more than swiping to the right. You can cash out three months after you earned your money.
Download: Android | iOS

15. Snap by Groupon

Snap by Groupon

Description: Save on every purchases using discount coupons from Groupons while earning Groupon Bucks which can be deducted on your next purchase
Payment Method: Use coupon codes or Groupon bucks for discounted purchases
More Details: Recently phased out their $20 cash back program. Today, Snap lets you find coupons for in-store and offline purchases for instant savings and earn Groupon Bucks on some retailers’ offers.
Download: Android | iOS

16. Fronto

Description: Earn rewards each time you unlock your phone screen; your lock screen shows trending articles, flash deals, coupons and latest new apps.
Payment Method: PayPal or Amazon gift cards and major brand coupons
More Details: Swipe left to engage with the content or swipe right to earn some points. You can redeem as little as $1 (3250 points) for Amazon and Target gift cards.
Download: Android | iOS

17. Checkout 51

Description: Get cash back by taking photo  of your receipt.
Payment Method: Check
More Details: Check your account every Thursday morning for latest updates on new offers. Pick the offers you like and purchase them at any store. Take a photo of your receipt to earn. Minimum payout is $20 thru check.
Download: Android | iOS

18. TaskRabbit


Description: Make money by doing simple tasks in your local area.
Payment Method: Direct Deposit
More Details: Select your own rate and schedule and earn money by doing common errands to cleaning and organization tasks. Communication and payments are processed through the app once a task is complete.
Download: Android | iOS

19. iPoll


Description: Get paid by answering surveys and simple tasks.
Payment Method:  PayPal or a Prepaid Visa
More Details: Payouts tend to be higher for completing tasks than surveys. IPoll sends 5-6 surveys each month. Payout minimum starts at $10 for a magazine subscription. Wait until you earn $50 to be able to cash it out on PayPal or as Prepaid Visa.
Download: Android | iOS

20. Foap


Description: Earn by selling photos snapped from your smartphone.
Payment Method: PayPal
More Details: Create your own web portfolio and sell your images on the Foap market. Each photo is worth $10 which users get the $5. the great thing is that you can also sell a photo for an unlimited amount of time.
Download: Android | iOS

21. Iconzoomer

Description:  Ea21. Iconzoomerch week you’ll receive assignments of basic topics such as: “Show us what you are eating for dinner?” or “Show the shoes are you wearing today?” 
Payment Method: PayPal
More Details:  You will receive 5 credits for each photo they share and you can receive payments once you already reach 200 credits.
Download: Android | iOS

22. Shopkick

22. shopkickDescription: Get rewarded with FREE gift cards for the shopping you already do! Join the millions of users who have already earned over $60 million in free gift cards from popular stores like Target, Starbucks, Sephora and many more!
Payment Method: You can redeem the rewards to popular stores like Target, Starbucks, Sephora and many more!
More Details:  You will receive points ranging from 10 – 100 for scanning product barcodes. While some retailers offer 30 – 50 points just by walking to their location. 
Download: Android | iOS

23. Jingit

23. JingitDescription: You can earn cash by engaging with your favorite brands at your favorite stores.
Payment Method: Direct Deposit or convert your rewards to eGC with you favorites retailers.
More Details:  There are 3 ways to earn in Jingit. Engage, watch featured brand ads. Check-in, scanning barcodes of featured brands in-store. And lastly, Shop, purchase and scan receipt of featured brand.
Download: Android | iOS

24. Shopalong

24. ShopalongDescription:  Shopalong is a mobile community where you get paid for completing fun and rewarding assignments at the places you go every day. 
Payment Method: PayPal or Retailer GC
More Details: An assignment is a set of activities we ask you to complete. You will typically earn from each completed assignment ranging from $5 – $50.
Download: Android | iOS

25. Loot!

25. LootDescription:  You can earn cash and other great rewards like gift cards, product, unique experience and discounts by creating and sharing awesome content for your favorite brands.
Payment Method: PayPal or GC
More Details:  You will earn by taking photos on various products and sharing branded content on Social Media like Twitter and Facebook.
Download: Android | iOS
Update: Website not running and no longer pay.

26. JunoWallet

26. JunoWalletDescription:  You will earn money just in playing games, watching videos, doing surveys, making calls, inviting your friends. and more.
Payment Method: They offer GC to Amazon, GooglePlay,  iTunes, Stargbucks, Nike, eBay and many more.
More Details:  Over 3,497,858+ Brand Ambassadors and counting. Tasks completed over 28,599,959 with over $3,932,526.00 in JunoCredits issued! 
Download: Android | iOS

27. Viggle

27. viggleDescription:  You will get rewarded for interacting with all of your favorite entertainment. Check into shows & movies live on TV or on providers like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu to earn Perk Points. 
Payment Method: Redeem your Perk Points for Gift Cards, Paypal, Prizes, or exchange your Points for cash with our powerful prepaid debit card, Perk Plastik. 
More Details: Viggle is powered by Perk, the #1 Mobile Reward Program! Perk has more rewards, more apps and more giveaways than anyone! Redeem Gift Cards for top brands like Amazon, PayPal, Walmart and over 200+ more! 
Download: Android | iOS

28. Qriket

28. QriketDescription:  Each week you’ll receive assignments of basic topics such as: “Show us what you are eating for dinner?” or “Show the shoes are you wearing today?” 
Payment Method: PayPal
More Details:  You will receive 5 credits for each photo they share and you can receive payments once you already reach 200 credits.
Download: Android | iOS

29. MintCoins

29. MintcoinsDescription: Earn money just by downloading apps, watching videos or completing a survey. 
Payment Method: PayPal
More Details: You can earn $0.25 for each friend you have invited and the minimum redemption amount is only $1.
Download: Android | iOS

30. Bitwalking

30. BitwalkingDescription:  With bitwalking, you can generate money by walking. A step is worth the same value for everyone – no matter who you are, or where you are.
Payment Method: No Information
More Details:  You can generate Walking Dollars (W$) with every step you make. 
Download: Android | iOS

31. BerryCart

31. BerryCartDescription: BerryCart offers coupons, deals, and discounts on healthy foods in the form of cash back rebates. Looking for deals on foods that are All Natural, Organic, Gluten-Free, non-GMO, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan or Kosher? BerryCart hand picked the best.
Payment Method: Paypal, Target, Starbucks, Home Depot, and more.
More Details: When you read a fact, rate a product, or take a 1-question survey, you unlock a cashback discount that you can redeem after buying the product. It’s like a rebate, but without all the paperwork and hassles. 
Download: Android | iOS

32. Survey On The Go

Survey On The GoDescription: Fortune 500 companies, the entertainment industry and companies around the country need your opinions – and we’ll pay you for every completed survey.
Payment Method: PayPal
More Details: Rate TV shows/movies, evaluate products and shopping experiences, all while you’re getting paid. And most surveys take just a few minutes.
Download: Android | iOS

33. Snapwire

33. SnapWireDescription: Snapwire is a platform that connects a new generation of photographers with brands and businesses around the world. Photographers get access to real-time, paid photo Requests and Challenges.
Payment Method: PayPal, Direct Deposit
More Details:  Start as an Explorer and submit your best photos to Snapwire Challenges. Level up to participate in paid buyer Requests. If your photo is nominated, you earn points and if its purchased you get paid quickly and fairly. 
Download: Android | iOS

34. Shopmium

34. ShopmiumDescription: Exclusive rebate offers in your grocery store: discount up to 100%! Save money with great deals and try products at reduced prices. Daily discounts, coupons and freebies on food, beverages, grocery, cosmetics.
Payment Method: PayPal
More Details:  All discounts and coupons are exclusive to Shopmium users and are available in all your favorite grocery stores including Walmart, Target, Costco, Safeway, Publix, Best Buy, 7 Eleven and all others!
Download: Android | iOS

35. BookScouter

35. BookScouterDescription:  Sell your used books for the most money using these simple steps.
Payment Method: PayPal
More Details:  Compare over 30 real-time price quotes for your used books and textbooks. Perfect for college students wanting to compare prices before selling their textbooks.
Download: Android | iOS

36. Tradesy

36. TradesyDescription:  Have something sitting in your closet that you didn’t use? On Tradesy, you can sell fashion that’s in great condition.
Payment Method: PayPal, Debit Card, Bank Account.
More Details:  Tradesy is a curated marketplace where millions of women buy and sell fashion every month. 
Download: Android | iOS

37. Google Opinion Rewards

37. Google Opinion RewardsDescription:  Answer quick surveys and earn Google Play credit with Google Opinion Rewards, an app created by the Google Surveys team.
Payment Method: Google PlayStore GC
More Details:  Getting started is easy. Download the app and answer basic questions about yourself. Google will send you surveys around once a week, although it may be more or less frequent. 
Download: Android | iOS

38. Servy

38. ServyDescription:  Servy empowers passionate foodies and hospitality experts to dine out and give private feedback to restaurants in exchange for a partial reimbursement of their meal.
Payment Method: No Information
More Details:  In addition to earning cash for helping restaurants improve, Servy donates a meal to charity every time a restaurant evaluation is completed. 
Download: Android | iOS


39. SurveyDescription:  Earn real money by completing small projects in local stores.
Payment Method: PayPal
More Details: connects people like you with paid projects in their area. Most projects take about 15 minutes to complete up to $25. You get to choose when and where you work. 
Download: Android | iOS

40. SurveyMini

40. SurveyMiniDescription:  SurveyMini is a fun, easy way to share your opinion and get great rewards from the places you visit.
Payment Method: Receive GC in stores like The Capital Grill, Red Lobster, and more.
More Details:  Take short surveys on your phone after visiting participating restaurants, stores, and attractions. You’ll receive rewards like free food, discounts, and points toward gift cards in exchange for your feedback. 
Download: Android | iOS

40. Clashot

41. ClashotDescription:  The free Clashot app helps you to take, publish and sell your photos.
Payment Method: PayPal, Skrill
More Details:  Clashot is a photobank in your pocket, that helps you to earn money by taking photos and selling them at Depositphotos. You’ll get commissions from each sale of your photo.
Download: Android | iOS

42. Mobee

42. MobeeDescription:  Earn huge rewards and tons of cash to go to places you already know and love!
Payment Method: Receive GC in Walmart, BestBuy, iTunes, and more.
More Details:  Mobee is the easiest way to make money while helping local businesses improve their service! With locations like Starbucks, McDonalds, CVS and more, chances are you’ll find a place to earn cash and enjoy doing it!
Download: Android | iOS

43. Rewardable

43. RewardableDescription:  Rewardable provides a quick and simple ways to earn extra money with your Android phone.
Payment Method: PayPal, GoBank
More Details:  You earn money for collecting data and providing insights on products, services and store conditions. 
Download: Android | iOS

44. Get Paid to Play!

44. Get Paid to PlayDescription:  Make easy money by downloading free apps, registering to free sites, and watching video ads.
Payment Method: PayPal
More Details:  You can also make even more money by (optional) downloading paid apps, registering to interesting paid offers.
Download: Android | iOS

45. Markedshot

45. MarkedShotDescription:  Just upload your photos via Markedshot app and get paid when businesses buy your photos. 
Payment Method: PayPal
More Details:  Photos will be reviewed by our review team before it’s put up on sale to businesses. Photos are sold at $5.00 each which you will earn 50% proceeds from each photo sold.
Download: Android | iOS

46. Voxpopme

46. VoxoponeDescription:  Ever wanted to get paid for your opinion? Introducing Voxpopme, a simple way to voice your opinion and make money!
Payment Method: PayPal
More Details:  It’s really simple to use! Just follow the live stream of paid questions surveys waiting to be answered, then select a question, record your videopinion™ and receive a cash reward.
Download: Android | iOS

Now you can start making money with these apps.

Sometimes it a bit boring, but it will be worth it, just give an hour per day instead of playing Mobile Legends. 🙂

If you have other apps that pay, do let me know by commenting below, so I can update my list and share it to our readers.

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