11 Smartphone Apps that Can Make You Extra Money

Learn how you can earn money from home with some great smartphone apps. These ways aren’t necessarily a way to make a real living, but they can help you regain some of the cost of your cell phone bill and also put a few extra dollars in your pocket.

Smartphone Apps have a huge advantage to make our lives much easier and more efficient. So now it’s time to let your smartphone work for you.

List of smartphone apps that will make you money from home.

1. Easy Shift
Easy Shift is a micro-task app where you can make money by completing various tasks. The tasks usually involve checking prices, seeing if a product is available, or taking a snapshot of a store display. Once the task is successfully completed, payment will be made via PayPal within 48 hours of submission. Tasks pay anywhere from $2.00 to $20.00 per task. This company has been featured on USA Today, Mashable and All Things Digital and is currently only available for those iPhone.

2. Ibotta
The couponers that love to save probably already know about Ibotta. The is an iPhone and Android app that you can use to earn extra money when you go shopping. It has now expanded to include movie theaters, restaurants and other popular retailers.

Before you head out to a shopping journey, members unlock rebate offers by completing tasks such as posting the offer details to Facebook or Twitter or answering a trivia questions. Next take a photo of your receipt and upload it to claim your rebate cash. Refer you friends and earn even more money. Payments are made through PayPal as you earn $5.00. Ibotta has been featured Good Morning America and Business Insider.

3. Checkout 51
Checkout 51 is a farly new smartphone app very similar to Ibotta. You are able to save money on groceries and personal items, but there are no rebates to unlock; the app simply lets you clip and redeem coupon offers.

After downloading the app, free of charge, for your Apple or Android device, select the offers that interest you. Once you’re done shopping, upload your receipt for verification and receive a credit to your account.

4. Receipt Hog
Receipt Hog is another smartphone app that rewards you for taking photos of receipts. However, unlike Ibotta and Checkout 51, there are no requirements for purchases. Simply take a photo of your receipt from convenience stores, grocery stores, dollar stores, and other retailers for virtual coins that can be redeemed in cash or gift cards.

The information that is gathered by Receipt Hog is used to create market research reports. According to the company, all information is anonymous for reporting purposes. This app is available for Android and iPhone systems.

5. GymPact
A smartphone app for both iPhone and Android users that allows you to make money from working out. Simply download the app, set your work out goals and then check in when you go to the gym or work out at home. But there’s a catch, if you don’t exercise you will need to pay an upfront fee for not working out. The funds are used to pay others who did exercise. Generally, you are rewarded between $0.30 to $0.40 per workout and once you have reached the payment minimum of $5.00 , you can receive payment via PayPal. GymPact has been featured on CNN and ABC News.

6.  Toluna 

Toluna has a smartphone app that is designed for “on the go” surveys.  Toluna has a point system where you’ll receive 500 points just for signing up. This site pays through Paypal, check, or gift cards. Download the app for FREE on your iPhone or Android device.

7. Rewardable
Rewardable is another task-oriented smartphone app is that pays users to as check store displays, take photos and recording price information. According to the company, tasks can take anywhere from five to 15 minutes to complete and may pay up to $20 a gig.

Rewardable is a free app available for Apple and Android devices.

8. iPoll
If you love sharing your opinion, this app pays you for taking surveys and providing feeback on various products or services. iPoll is available for free to both Apple and Android users. Other earning opportunities may include taking photos of store displays.

Simply sign up with iPoll and get notified of available missions nearby, however large metro areas may benefit most from the app.

9. Shopkick
Shopkick is a really cool rewards app that is available for iPhone and Android smartphones. Simply download the app to your phone and instantly start earning from you favorite retailers (Macy’s, Old Navy, Crate & Barrel, Target, etc) Once you arrive at a store scan certain bar codes earn even more kicks. You can earn more kicks by linking your credit card, browsing through look-books and referring your friends. Rewards are gift cards from Target, Old Navy, Starbucks, clothing from popular retailers, electronics or even a trip! Shopkick has been featured on The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal.

10. SwagBucks
SwagBucks is one of my favorite online platforms where you can earn virtual dollars called SwagBucks. They can be redeemed for gift cards, coupons, and rewards. Simply download their smartphone app for iPhone and Android operating systems. Sign up can easily start earning SwagBucks by watching videos, answering questions, surfing the internet, completing offers, and more. You’ll even earn more swagbucks from referring your friends. Your virtual dollars can be traded in for gift cards from Walmart. Amazon, Target, Starbucks, and Paypal.

11. Viggle
Do you love to watch TV? Then Viggle is a smartphone app that rewards you for watching TV or listening to music. You will simply tap the app so it can use audio to recognize the tv show or music and then the app will issue you points. You can even engage and answer questions for more points. Points can be redeemed for prizes from companies like Starbucks, Foot Locker, Groupon and Best Buy. Start by downloading the app to your Android or iPhone, check in with Viggle and start earning points by watching TV.