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WORK-LIFE BALANCE / DEC. 18, 2015
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7 Apps to Earn More Money

With the festive season in full swing and a never-ending list of names of people you need to buy gifts for, making a little extra cash in the run up to Christmas is just what you need. You could do the usual “make money fast” ideas strewn across the Internet (walk the neighborhood dogs and do some babysitting, for example), but the truth is you just don’t have the time and, frankly, you really don’t want to do anything too physical.

Enter your smartphone, and there is a world of apps that will help you earn a little money.

See Also: 6 Ways to Make Money by Reviewing Stuff

1. Pact

Android / iOS

While this does somewhat contradict the not-do-anything-too-physical part, Pact is an excellent addition to gym goers’ app collection. With Pact, you stay fit and healthy, and get paid for it at the same time.

You make a pact and commit yourself to working out more or eating healthier, set how much you’re willing to pay other members if you don’t reach your goals, and the app tracks your progress through its Motion Tracker feature, making anywhere between $0.30 and $5 a week.

2. Foap

Android / iOS

If you like taking pictures of anything and everything with your phone (the Eiffel Tower during your trip to Paris, kids playing in the streets of Venice, or a family enjoying Sunday roast), then Foap is the answer to your prayers. Take pictures with your phone and upload the best ones to the stock photography site, and you’ll start making money in no time. You make $5 for each photo you sell, and you can sell the same photo more than once!

3. Swagbucks

Android / iOS

If you’re not already signed up to Swagbucks, it’s about time you did!

Take surveys, watch videos, answer surveys, play games, shop online, and even use Swagbucks as a search engine, and earn Swagbucks which can be redeemed for a variety of coupons and gift cards or cash back from PayPal. They’ve currently paid members over $115 million.

4. AppTrailers

Android / iOS

With AppTrailers, you get to watch trailers for apps from some of the biggest app companies in the world like EA, King, and Rovio, and earn points at the same time. The points you collect can be redeemed for PayPal cash or gift cards. You also earn points by referring friends, uploading your own videos, and even trying out demo apps!

5. Iconzoomer

Android / iOS

Iconzoomer is another app that pays you to upload your images. And it’s as easy as ABC: you answer assignments like “Show us what you are eating for dinner”, upload your shot and share a comment about it, and earn points which can be redeemed for PayPal cash, gift cards, or even charity donations.

6. InboxDollars

Android / iOS

Go about your daily online activities and make money while you’re at it. Take online surveys, shop online, and play games, and start earning cash or rewards. You can receive up to three e-mails per day with various assignments, and you can even make money by clicking the link in the confirmation e-mail upon signing up!

7. Slidejoy

Slidejoy screenshot
Slidejoy

Android

It’s quite frustrating to have ads pop up in between games of Candy Crush Saga, and there’s really no way to get rid of them – so, why not make use of them? Slidejoy is a great app for Android devices which will display a news story or special promotion on your lock screen – and you don’t even have to check the ads out to get paid. Slidejoy pays you anywhere between $5 and $15 a month for “renting out” your lock screen to them, and you can use what you earn for cash-back rebates, gift cards, or charity donations.

See Also: 9 Body Parts and Fluids You Can Sell to Make a Profit

Do you use any of these apps to make a little extra cash? What are they like? Do you have any other money-making apps you’d like to share with us? Let us know in the comments section below!

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