Apps That Make You Money Surveys On The Go vs QuickThoughts - Earn Rewards vs Slidejoy - Lock Screen Cash ... and 9 more

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If you're looking to earn a little extra cash here and there but aren't in a position to take on a second (or third) job, you can use your mobile device and a few free apps to get started. Believe it or not, there are legitimate companies that have been paying people for years to do simple tasks, test products, and services, or take online surveys.

It's important to remember that while you can make actual money with the following apps, they're in no way meant to replace a real income. Users can make a little side money or get gift cards from their favorite retailers and services, by spending a little time completing tasks.


Method 1: Surveys On The Go

Surveys On The Go® for Android and iOS is the mobile optimized version of their main website and is one of the few survey companies that pay cash.

Currently, surveys are only available in the US, and users can receive notifications when new surveys become available.

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    Features.
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    1. Rate and review TV programs and movies.
    2. Check out various products and services.
    3. Review your shopping experiences at certain locations.
    4. Users' personal information is always kept private.
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    Cost/Fees.  
    1. Free version.
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    Download/Install.  
    1. The Surveys On The Go® mobile app can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 2: QuickThoughts - Earn Rewards

QuickThoughts for Android and iOS gives users a chance to earn rewards for simply giving their opinion on various online surveys.

Gift cards can be redeemed in increments of $10, and users can earn up to $3 on selected surveys.

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    1. Various survey styles to choose from.
    2. 1000+ survey sources (paid).
    3. Redeem rewards for Amazon gift cards.
    4. New surveys updated regularly.
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    Cost/Fees.  
    1. Free version.
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    Download/Install.  
    1. QuickThoughts can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 3: Slidejoy - Lock Screen Cash

Slidejoy is a simple and fun mobile app that makes the user money for allowing trending events and advertisements to run on their lock screen.

Users just have to sign up once, install the app, then continue using their phone as they would.

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    Features.  
    1. Receive money in your PayPal.
    2. 12 different redemption options available.
    3. Quick and hassle-free payments.
    4. Earnings are updated the following day (12-24 hours).
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    Cost/Fees.  
    1. Free version.
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    1. Slidejoy can be downloaded from Google Play.
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  • Method 4: Google Opinion Rewards

    Google Opinion Rewards is a mobile app that gives users Google Play credits for filling out quick and simple surveys on their mobile device.

    Although users won't be able to quit their day jobs, those credits add up, and can be used for in-app purchases or to buy premium apps.

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      Features.  
      1. Receive surveys once/twice a week.
      2. Get notifications when new surveys are ready to take.
      3. Earn up to £0.60 in Play credit per survey or questionnaire.
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      1. Google Opinion Rewards can be downloaded from Google Play.
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    Method 5: Fronto Lock Screen

    Fronto is another lock screen app and functions similar to SlideJoy; users earn points for simply using their smartphone or tablets as usual.

    Points can then be redeemed for cash or various gift cards such as; Amazon, Google Play, Target, Walmart eGift, Steam wallet credits and more.

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      Features.  
      1. No complicated instructions, install the app and continue using your device as you normally do.
      2. News articles and ads catered to the user's interests will display on the lock screen.
      3. Real-time point redemption and payments.
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      Cost/Fees.  
      1. Free version.
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      1. Fronto Lock Screen can be downloaded from Google Play.
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    Method 6: Ibotta - Cash Savings & Coupons

    Ibotta for iOS and Android gives users plenty of cash back rewards on all the purchases they make while using the app's provided rebates.

    Ibotta works in close collaboration with some of the world's top brands to offers customers savings, without using traditional coupons.

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      Features.  
      1. Earn cash back rebates on the products you buy regularly.
      2. Cash out via Venmo, PayPal, or a wide variety of gift cards.
      3. Get up to a $20 as a welcome bonus just for testing it out.
      4. Make $30 for referring friends or family.
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      Cost/Fees.  
      1. Free version.
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      Download/Install.  
      1. Ibotta can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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    Method 7: Money App - Cash for Free Apps

    Money App for Android is another task-for-credits style program where users can earn extra money from anywhere, directly with their mobile device.

    Credits are earned by taking short surveys, playing fun games, completing straightforward tasks, testing free services and more.

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      Features.  
      1. Complete easy and fun tasks to build up credits.
      2. Credits can be redeemed for cash back via PayPal (2-3 days).
      3. Tasks and surveys updated daily.
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      Cost/Fees.  
      1. Free version.
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      1. Money App can be downloaded from Google Play.
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    Method 8: Casho - auctions and raffles

    Casho is a mobile rewards platform that awards users points for participating in sweepstakes or raffles, and by winning competitive auctions.

    Bids can be either purchased or earned by completing short and easy tasks like testing/installing free apps, filling out surveys or winning special auctions or raffles.

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      Features.  
      1. Points can be redeemed for a variety of gift cards; Amazon, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
      2. Prizes can be fixed or dynamic where jackpots increase over time.
      3. New types of auctions and raffles are added regularly to keep things fair for all users.
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      Cost/Fees.  
      1. Free version.
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      Download/Install.  
      1. Casho can be downloaded from Google Play.
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    Method 9: Swagbucks

    The Swagbucks app for Android and iOS is the mobile version of the popular website that has paid out over $380 million in gift cards.

    Users earn Swagbucks for watching short videos, completing tasks, shopping online, taking surveys and more.

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      Features.  
      1. Swagbucks can be redeemed at any time, for amounts between $5 - $25.
      2. Gift cards for places such as; Target, Amazon, PayPal, Starbucks, Walmart and more.
      3. Users can access their account via the app or desktop website.
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      Cost/Fees.  
      1. Free version.
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      Download/Install.  
      1. Swagbucks can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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    Method 10: miPic - Share, Print & Sell your pictures

    miPic for iOS is different than most of the apps covered so far, in that it provides users with a social platform to sell their pictures.

    Users can sell their photographs as is or add them to various products as unique art pieces. Phone cases, t-shirts, and wallpapers are just a few of the items users' photos can be printed on.

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      Features.  
      1. Earn up to 20% commission on all sales made through PayPal.
      2. Easily create custom framed pictures with your photos.
      3. All items are hand-produced by highly qualified personnel out of England.
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      1. Free version.
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      Download/Install.  
      1. miPic can be downloaded from iTunes.
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    Method 11: Job Spotter

    Job Spotter by Indeed Jobs is an interesting app that rewards users with gift cards, for taking photographs of help wanted signs around their town or city.

    It couldn't be simpler, take a picture of hiring signs along with the storefront for business and earn points.

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      Features.  
      1. Earn points on all approved submissions.
      2. Redeem points for gift cards from popular retailers and brands.
      3. No submission limits.
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      1. Free version.
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      1. Job Spotter can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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    Method 12: PocketFlip - Free Gift Cards

    PocketFlip by Cashday Ltd. is another big rewards-for-tasks app, which offers users a nice variety of gift cards.

    Coins are collected by completing surveys for large companies or performing tasks for local businesses.

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      1. Get gift cards from places like; Steam, Amazon, Xbox Live, PlayStation and more.
      2. Excellent for gamers looking to earn some gift cards.
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      Cost/Fees.  
      1. Free version.
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      Download/Install.  
      1. PocketFlip can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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    The next time you feel like killing time browsing your Facebook news feed, install a few of the money-making apps discussed above and start collecting points. Before you know it, you'll have enough to cash out or redeem some cool gift cards, all for simply messing around on your phone.

    If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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