I’ll level with you here – I’m not really the biggest fan of my smartphone!
I need it, yeah, but it’s a means to an end really…and who uses landlines for home calls these days?
But phones are now BIG business – walk around a city, take a tram, sit on a train – all you can see is people glued to their little hand-held friends.
Have you ever thought about making money with a phone?
Actually using the phone to boost your bank account for once?
In this article we will be taking a look at the top options for making money with your phone – turn off Candy Crush Saga and start bringing in the green!
Making Money With my Cell Phone
Lets take a look at some of the increasing number of apps that enable users to make money online with ease…
Making Money With ibotta
I actually covered this company in detail in a review located here.
This is a very popular cash back app that offers rebates on grocery, fashion/clothes, electronic items, restaurants, pets…the list goes on and on.
Check the Ibotta before you shop, travel, dine out or use the app and earn cash back on every purchase. It works with leading brands and retailers to help you save money without the hassle of traditional coupons, discounts or promo codes.
When I first reviewed this company they were very popular and they’ve actually seemed to have grown in popularity – that is why they are the first option on this list!
Make Money Using Swagbucks
Yep – another company that I have mentioned/covered here in a article before! Check it out here.
Swagbucks is actually an extremely popular GPT (Get Paid To) site which is free to join and simple to use. I wouldn’t put it on par with the mighty Clixsense but it is doing pretty well in second place!
The site now offers a smartphone app that enables you to earn Swagbucks (their form of currency) for completing the same tasks you can find on their website:
- Watch videos
- Complete surveys
- Complete paid offers
- Complete free offers
- Using their special search bar
To be honest with you – the site is extremely easy to use, so this app should be a simple way to earn on the move, through your phone.
It’s also worth pointing out that Swagbucks has been around for years and is a trusted platform that ALWAYS pays.
Over the last twelve months or so, I’ve seen a large increase in the amount of mystery shopper setups online – check out one I reviewed a couple of months back here.
Anyway, iSecretShop is yet another mystery shopper business that offers smartphone users the chance to earn through their app. Check out the company’s app blurb below…
“Install the iSecretShop app on your smart phone today and turn your everyday shopping experiences into cash! Businesses everywhere are desperate for vital consumer feedback – and they pay for it. Now, with iSecretShop on your phone, they pay YOU.”
It’s worth pointing out the the Android app has a slightly lower rating that the iTunes version of the app (at the time of writing this article!).
The 1Q.com App
This is an app owned by quite an original little website that has been running for over four years now. In a nutshell – 1Q.com is looking for you to do market research for them on various topics.
So how does all this work?
Well, once they have a research subject, they text a multiple choice question to their member’s smartphone via the app or a text. The member then replies by answering the multiple choice question and 1Q.com shares this ‘research’ with their linked companies.
They currently pay anywhere from $0.25 to $1 per ‘question’ and your total can be withdrawn through Paypal easily.
Another interesting little app – with Gigwalk you complete paid tasks that are GEO-based while you’re on-the-go.
I first came across this app on a BBC news program that was following a Gigwalk worker through London as he worked an average day.
I have to say – I was pretty surprised by the amount of money he totaled over the period of 6 hours!
Anyway, the Gig Walk jobs or ‘gigs’ pay Gig Walkers anywhere from $3 to $100 depending on the complexity of the gig or job. Obviously, if you are in rural areas you are not going to see as much work as the urban members.
A really interesting app this one – the type of work that may even get ME to turn my phone on! 🙂
Ways to Earn Money With Your Phone
Now it’s over to you – do you know of any ways to earn money with your phone that we have not covered here today?
If so, we would love to hear from you – please leave your suggestions in the comment section below this article.