Did you know that we now spend an average of four hours on our cell phones each day? Of this time, around nine in every ten minutes is spent on an app. If you can relate to this, we have some great advice for you today because you could start using this time to earn money. Below, you’ll find a short list of our favorite money-making apps in 2019!
In recent years, the cameras on our smartphones have surpassed anything we could have ever imagined. If you consider yourself a master photographer, you need Foap because this app will allow you to sell your creations. Whether a photo or video, simply upload to the app and it will be available on their marketplace.
To individuals, agencies, and brands, your photo will be available for a $10 license fee and you keep $5. The best thing about Foap is that anybody interested in your photo will have an opportunity to buy. This means that, if 12 people buy your photo, you’ll earn an easy $60.
Furthermore, you can contribute photographs to special projects and all it takes is a couple of minutes each time.
If you’re an avid shopper, Shopkick will reward you for things you’re probably doing already. As long as the app is on your phone, you can earn rewards for;
- Visiting online stores and viewing products (no need to purchase!)
- Purchasing at qualified stores with a card linked to Shopkick
- Visiting certain stores
- Scanning the barcodes of certain products (no need to purchase!)
- Buying from a partner of Shopkick
- Submitting receipt from purchases
- Watching videos in the app
As you can see, some of these tasks will reward you without even spending a cent. You will only ever be rewarded with gift cards, but this can be as good as cash if you use the voucher for something you normally buy with your own money.
Acorns…for Budding Investors
Often, we speak to people who desperately want to invest but have no idea where to start. With Acorns, you have the perfect platform because all you need to do is link your bank account. Whenever you spend via that account, the fee will round up to the next dollar and the difference gets invested. If you spend $3.45, for example, $0.55 will go towards a portfolio of ETFs.
Be aware, Acorns does have a $1 per month fee but we think this is acceptable considering the way in which they’re helping. With access to over 7,000 stocks and bonds, it’s an easy way to diversify your investment portfolio. For your fee, you’ll also get access to their brilliant support team and automatic rebalancing.
After enjoying success with Acorns, you might want to investigate their checking account and debit card, IRA, Acorns Later, and Acorns Spend.
Google Opinion Rewards…for Opinionated Internet Users
We see the name Google, and we know it’s going to be a trustworthy option. If you find yourself sitting in waiting rooms, waiting in the car while picking the children up from all sorts of after-school clubs, or even waiting at the bus stop, why not answer a few questions on this fantastic survey app? Whether the questions are on brands or TV shows, you earn Google Play credits or between $0.10 and $1 through PayPal for each survey.
Slidejoy…for Ad Readers
Finally, the average smartphone user unlocks their device around 80 times per day these days. With this, companies are desperately trying to get their ads onto the screen of devices all over the world.
After downloading Slidejoy, ads will start to show on your lock screen. If you want to access the home screen, simply swipe right. However, swiping left will allow you to learn more and earn so-called ‘Carats’. Also, you have the option to swipe upwards and see a different ad. Once you earn 1,000 Carats, this will be the equivalent of $1.
Build up a nice chunk of money and then choose either a gift card for a specific retailer or get paid through PayPal. In terms of gift cards, they can send Walmart, Amazon, Google Play, and various other vouchers. If you don’t want the money or you’re feeling generous, we should also note that you can become a ‘Hero’ and donate the earnings to charity.
For those worried about their phone battery, this is a valid concern but the company behind the app say this shouldn’t ever be a problem.
Get Started Today
Whether you’re a keen photographer or want to invest loose change and earn money this way, these five apps will help you to get started. If you don’t like any of these ideas, we urge you to continue your research because there are some fantastic solutions out there!