Can you believe it’s been over 10 years since the first iPhone launched? June 29, 2007. It really has revolutionised the industry. There are now plenty of smartphone handsets out there for you to choose from and it is said that 36 percent of the world’s population now owns a smartphone of some kind.
Every few months, a new handset crashes through into market place promising eager fans an ever increasing slew of features to help make our lives easier. Every vendor has its own app store that allows owners to download the latest, greatest add-ons. But there’s a common theme - most of these mobile applications have been created with the sole intention of making its developer money.
So what about you? Have you ever wondered if there was a way to make some easy cash without learning the art of development? If so, then maybe it’s time to start looking at apps that can actually make YOU some money. If you’re an Android user, take a look at our money making apps for Android. If you’re an iPhone user, read on…
1) Earning Perks
Perk is one of the most popular mobile rewards programs available on iOS and Android. The premise is simple - download the free app and then use it to earn points when you shop, search, watch videos and share stuff with your friends. When you have enough points, redeem them for rewards such as cash, gift cards or airline miles.
Perk Shopping is becoming increasingly popular with brands who are looking to market their products to new audiences. The website claims to have more than 3,000 stores listed in the Perk Shopping app and you can shop and find coupons from brands including Target, Macy’s, Best Buy, Groupon and more.
And you’re not just limited to shopping. You can also download Perk rewards apps for search (Perk Search) and video watching (Perk TV).
2) Become a Field Agent
Want to become the James Bond of field research? Cool. Unholster your iPhone and download the Field Agent App. Once you’ve created an account and logged in, you can browse a list of ‘jobs’ which need to be completed. To give you an example, a given task might include capturing a photo and the price of a specific item in a nearby store. Unlike Mr Bond, you get the choice of missions and the ‘Map View’ can be used to ensure you don’t have to travel far.
Not up for a little spy work? No problem. If you like something a little more sedate then why not fill out one of the many surveys presented in Field Agent. Easy work accompanied by the clink of pennies in the piggy bank.
Each job you complete pays between $3 and $12 and can be withdrawn via your Paypal account.
One tip: once you accept your task you have two hours to complete it. Get cracking!
3) Get Paid To Shop And Eat
I love food. Really, I do. So you can imagine my excitement when I heard about Easy Shift, an app that pays you for, amongst other things, eating.
Like Field Agent, the app creators, a company called Quri, pay money in return for market research. Yes, it’s more spy work, but think of it as ensuring prices are kept low. Payments for each ‘Shift’ you complete vary and, like Field Agent, you can withdraw money through your Paypal account, normally within 48 hours of a task being completed.
The time limits for each piece of work vary. Some may be open for hours, others for far less time. However, there is a reservation limit that prevents you from re-reserving a Shift if you don’t complete it in time.