Five FREE apps that you can use to earn some extra money

Five FREE apps that you can use to earn some extra money

And they haven’t paid us a cent to endorse them! (Sadly.)

If you’re looking to earn a few extra bucks here and there, either as cash money or in the form of gift cards and vouchers, here are some angles for you. And except for Snooper, which is Apple-only for now, they’re all available on both iOS and Android, so you don’t have to invest in a new phone. Make sure you check the T&Cs before you sign up for any of them, of course…

Job Spotter

This neat app is created by one of the world’s major job search sites, Indeed. Here, you can get paid for taking pictures of hiring signs you come across as you go about your daily tasks. Each approved submission earns between 50c and , so if you live in an urban area, it could all add up rather quickly. You receive your payment via an online debit card that you can use in most online stores. You can also choose to have the card sent to you in the mail.


With this app you can earn money by shopping online and completing surveys. You initially receive Swag Bucks (SB) which can then be converted to money or gift cards for popular sites such as and Amazon. The payout depends on your level of activity on the app and the offers available at the time.


Have a skill or talent that you would like to share with others? Perhaps you know a second language or are a master at drawing anime? Fiverr is a gig app where you can show off these abilities and get paid by completing jobs for others. The basic idea is to have a service you offer for . However, you can opt to charge much more for longer and more complicated tasks.

Perk TV and Perk Pop Quiz

These are two separate apps that are created by the same developer, and are a great way to earn passive income. Similar to Swagbucks, you earn points (in this case Perk Points) which you can convert to gift cards and prizes. You can use Pop Quiz to earn Perk Points by doing trivia, and Perk TV allows you to earn by watching ads. The best part about the latter is that you can leave it running and it will automatically continue playing. Earn points even while you aren’t using it! Probably best to be on wi-fi for that…


Described as the “highest paying app for mystery shoppers in Australia”, Snooper gets you to complete a variety of missions in your local area and online. This could include answering questions, taking pictures of products and mystery shopping. You can earn up to 5 dollars per mission!


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