There are a few of us who are looking for ways to make some extra money doing simple tasks.

Some have found a way to make extra money using only their smartphone. Of course, we are not talking about money that you can rely solely upon, but some extra cash that will be able to cover small expenses or add to your piggy bank.

Below are the 13 of the best apps that can help you make that happen.

1) Rakuten Ebates

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Without a question one of the best and most profitable apps worldwide. Rakuten gives you the chance to earn up to 40% cashback at more than 2,500 stores.

The way they make it possible is simple. Stores pay Rakuten a commission for each customer they bring to their store. Then Rakuten splits the commission with you. It’s a WIN-WIN situation.

How it pays you:

You simply buy the things you need through their app or website and Cash Back will be added to your account when your order is completed.

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2) Ibotta

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Ibotta is a fantastic app that lets you earn cashback on everyday purchases. That way you can save more at your favorite retailers every time you shop. This app offers 300+ retailers so that you have a wide variety of choices when buying.

You can get a cashback either by buying in stores or online. You just have to add offers to the things you purchase anyway and then make the purchase. Once shopping is done, you just have to take a photo of your receipt and then you earn cashback. Cool isn’t it?

How it pays you:

Ibotta pays you through PayPal or Venmo and also with Free gift cards.

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3) Healthywage

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How many times did you try to lose weight but you stopped trying midways? Healthywage is an app supported by the government that helps people lose weight by putting their own money at risk with the potential to earn up to 10,000$.

It’s really straightforward. Make a personal goal, reach that goal, earn money! I personally find it a very smart approach to motivate anyone to lose weight.

How it pays you:

Healthywage pays you through PayPal or by check.

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4) LetGo

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LetGo is a highly rated app that lets you buy and sell used stuff in the United States. Make money easily by selling what you don’t need and finding unique deals near you.

Electronics, toys, clothes, cars, furniture, decorations and much more. Featured by TechCrunch, Wired, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Apartment Therapy and others.

How it pays you:

LetGo has the option to transfer your earned money through PayPal.

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5) Shopkick

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Shopkick is the app that rewards you for shopping in-store and online. Earn rewards points (they call them kicks) for shopping and checking in at stores and then redeem for a wide selection of free gift cards!

How it pays you:

Redeem the kicks you earn for an exciting selection of digital gift cards. Target, Amazon, Starbucks, and Groupon are just a few of the cards available.

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6) Swagbucks

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This is a popular app that lets you earn money by shopping online, watching entertaining videos, searching the web and answering surveys. In this app, you earn SB points (Swagbucks Points).

You can find great deals to earn points but don’t expect to make a lot of money with this app. It’s a good way to earn some extra money though.

Shopping online, watching entertaining videos, searching the web and answering surveys, and find great deals to earn points.

How it pays you:

Redeem your points for free gift cards to your favorite retailers like Amazon or Walmart, to name a few, or get cashback from PayPal.

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7) Foap

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Foap is a customized visual-content platform that lets you earn money by selling your uploaded photos and videos. You don’t have to be a professional photographer to join, but it would be better if you uploaded quality photos.

Foap has something called Missions. The way missions work is simple. A variety of companies will tell you what kind of photo or video they are looking for and out of all that have joined that particular mission, they will buy someone’s photo or video.

If they choose yours, you could end up with hundreds of dollars.

How it pays you:

Foap pays you through PayPal.

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8) Sweatcoin

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Have you ever got paid just to walk?… No?… Didn’t think so. Well, now it’s possible. The app lets you earn sweatcoins just by walking.

Not only it gives you the chance to buy stuff with your hard-earned coins but it’s also good for your health.

Once you have enough Sweatcoins to shop, you can go to the Sweatcoin marketplace in the app to see what you can buy.

Walk, earn, spend, repeat.

How it pays you:

There is a variety of stuff you can buy including goods, services, and experiences ranging from high-tech shoes to iPhones, from anti-gravity yoga classes to Apple Watches, audible audiobooks and much more.

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9) InboxDollars

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InboxDollars is also a well-known app that has millions of members and helps you earn real cash for your everyday online activities.

You achieve that by taking paid online surveys, watching videos, playing games, shopping online, reading emails and more.

How it pays you:

They provide direct cash rewards to millions of our members in the U.S. and U.K. for their everyday online activities.

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10) Survey Junkie

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Survey Junkie is a well-known app where users take surveys in exchange for points that can be redeemed for gift cards or a deposit into your account. You can take online surveys anywhere, anytime, and on any device.

How it pays you:

Redeem your points instantly for cash via PayPal or e-Giftcards.

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11) iPoll

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iPoll is an online and mobile community where you earn money by completing surveys, missions, and other simple tasks. It’s a great way to earn some extra bucks but don’t expect to make a lot of money.

How it pays you:

iPoll pays you through PayPal or gift cards.

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12) Drop

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Shop at the brands you love, and automatically get rewarded.

Drop is actually giving you money for doing nothing. Simply link your credit or debit card, choose your top 5 Cash-Back locations, spend money on the things you love and watch your Drop Wallet fill up with Drop points.

How it pays you:

You can redeem your Drop points by buying gift cards in places like Amazon, Netflix, and Starbucks.

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FINAL THOUGHTS: These are, without a doubt, the most legit money making apps that can earn you some extra bucks with low effort.

6 Comments

  1. Emily Adams February 6, 2020 at 9:25 AM

    Great list, I use a lot of these. I also use Achievement to get paid to be active – not as much risk involved as HealthyWage 🙂

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    1. Catherine February 28, 2020 at 4:15 PM

      Good to hear! Thanks for reading Emily!

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  2. Jody February 6, 2020 at 5:49 AM

    I have many of these apps and I love the side cash I make using them. You also listed a few I haven’t used. I will be sure to check those ones out! I save any app money for birthday and special gifts for my family and it has been so helpful over the last few years!

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    1. Catherine February 28, 2020 at 4:14 PM

      Thanks Jody! I appreciate your feedback!

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  3. Jen Towkaniuk January 3, 2020 at 9:36 AM

    Some of these I’ve heard of, but quite a few I haven’t. Thanks for some great new ideas to make money. Perfect for the new year!

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    1. Catherine February 28, 2020 at 4:14 PM

      You are welcome Jen! Happy 2020!

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