Thanks to the wonders of technology and the development of some amazing apps, it’s possible to make a pretty decent income each month using your smartphone!
Check out these free apps that you can download to start earning money today. You’ll need to devote a little time to work on each one, but it’s totally worth it!
Making money with the Ibotta app is simple and convenient. Open the app and select your store. Once your store is selected, choose the rebates for the products you’re going to buy. You may have to complete a small task, like watch a video or answer a question, in order to use the rebate. Then, go do your shopping as usual. Once you get home, simply scan the barcodes of the items you used rebates for and then take a picture of your receipt.
Click the submit button, and then wait to receive your rebate! This could take up to 48 hours, but typically takes only a couple of hours.
There are other ways to make money through Ibotta as well. Ibotta now offers shopping rebates for sites such as Groupon and eBay. Earn money by clicking on the Ibotta app to those sites. You can also earn money by referring others to the app and having them become part of your team, which can benefit you based on the size and participation of your team members.
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Pinecone allows you to earn points for every completed survey. You can redeem your points for cash (PayPal or check) or choose from their prize list.
Note: They require your first cash out of 300 points to be paid via check to establish your account.
- Earn points for every completed survey.
- Redeem points for cash or prizes
- Learn about products before they hit the market.
- Influence which products make it to the stores.
What if you could make money by doing something you already do all the time? With the Nielsen Digital Voice app, you can! Download the app, fill out some information, and then go about your business as usual – it’s that simple. You’ll make money simply by letting the app run in the background.
In addition, they run sweepstakes each month, and you can win between $25 and $1,000 without any additional effort on your part.
You can also make money by joining any/all of Nielsen’s paid online survey sites – Harris Poll Online by Nielsen, or Pinecone Research by Nielsen. They are all 100% free to join with no purchase necessary, pay up to $3 per completed survey, and have minimum payouts as low as $10.
The Paribus app requires some information from you up front (email address and card number for rebate processing), but once you’re set up you can earn money back in a pretty genius way. Instead of saving you money in advance, Paribus backtracks your purchases to save you money when stores drop the price of the item after you’ve purchased it.
The best part is – the app does all of the work! Most people don’t have the time or the technology to keep tabs on the prices of all the items they buy to see when there is a refund opportunity, and these refunds often go unclaimed.
Paribus takes a 25% commission on rebates they find for you, but even 75% can be a big refund on a big-ticket item, especially when there is a good chance you wouldn’t have known about the refund on your own.
Swagbucks gives you rewards for shopping through their links (Amazon, for example). Amazon pays Swagbucks a commission, and then Swagbucks shares a piece of that commission with you. There is no additional cost to you, so why not earn a little back from your purchases?
Add the Swagbucks Shop page to your bookmarks list, and use it whenever you buy something online. Installing the SwagButton makes this even easier — it will alert you anytime you’re visiting a site where you can earn Swagbucks. Use Swagbucks as your default search engine and you’ll earn between 25 and 50 SBs every day, along with occasional bonuses.
You’re essentially making money doing something you’d be doing anyway, which is the best way to make money! Swagbucks also pays you to watch videos!
Swagbucks gives you coupons to help you save at the store while also rewarding you with SBs while using them. You can earn 10SBs for every coupon you use, which equals an extra 10¢ cash back. Swagbucks pays you in gift cards to retailers like Target, Walmart, iTunes and Amazon (the most popular).
Taking paid surveys is another great way to earn. You have to qualify for surveys before you take them, but Inbox Dollar does try to match you with qualifying surveys so you waste less time. Times will vary, but typically each survey takes about 20 minutes. Be rewarded for watching tv, taking surveys, or making purchases online.
Earn a free $5 signup bonus just for joining to start you on the right track!
If you like Swagbucks, you’ll love Harris Poll. Not only will you be rewarded to take surveys, but you can also earn points for shopping online, watching videos and much more!
Shop through Ebates at your favorite stores. Earn cash back on your purchases. Get your Big Fat Check or Paypal payment.
Earn a $3 Virtual Visa Reward instantly within minutes! Download the ShopTracker App to your PC or mobile device and link your online shopping account.
So, what are you waiting for? You have apps to download!