What are the best apps to make money ?

asked by Irene Perez
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    #1Ibotta

    Ibotta

    Ibotta is a free cash back app that helps you save money and earn cash back on your in-store and mobile purchases. It also allows you to claim free gift cards on your everyday purchases.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Aanya Jayaraman
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "There are of course a lot of alternative ways to earn money but for Ibotta is the best. I get cashback right away and it isn't complicated to use. The brands and retail that is used in this app is common and will get you discounts right away. It's recommended for people who love to do bargain shopping like me."
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    #2Freelancer App

    Freelancer App
    Freelancer is the world's largest crowdsourcing marketplace. This platform connects employers and freelancers.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Ai Dai
    Written on November 30, 2017
    "I wanted to make extra cash on the side of my regular job and I found that the Freelancer app is the perfect companion for me. I can pick up extra jobs here and there whenever I have time and the system for finding things is top notch."
  3. 21

    #3Google Opinion Rewards

    Google Opinion Rewards

    Google Opinion Rewards is a survey app that rewards you with credits in Google Play by answering different questions. Create your profile and you will receive a survey once a week.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Aaron Berry
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "While Google Opinion Rewards fits into the category of apps to make money, it doesn't really do anything to stand out. This is, at best, a mediocre app for a survey every now and then; there's no real earning potential here."
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    #4Gigwalk

    Gigwalk

    Gigwalk is changing the future of work by enabling people to find jobs in their area whenever and wherever it is most convenient to them. Whether you're looking for a little spending money or a bit of savings, this app can help.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Aanya Mukopadhyay
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "This is a awesome app. you can find jobs anywhere near you, from small jobs to big that pay cash!!!!! I made over $50 just last week doing small jobs, walking dogs and cleaning out somebodys garage"
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    #5Shopkick

    Shopkick

    Shopkick is a reward deals app when you shop to earn points called "kicks". You can also redeem them for free gift cards of your choice. You can find deals at Target, Walmart, Best Buy and many more.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Brandon Lawrence
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "ShopKick basicallly pays you for visiting stores and scanning specific products using your smartphone camera. After earning points by spending you can redeem them for gift cards from retailers like Target, Foot Locker, ToysRUs, Lowes, Best Buy, Old Navy, Walmart, Starbucks etc. There are also physical items. It is listed as one of the major money earning/rebate sites at http://www.thecalculatorsite.com/articles/finance/iphone-apps-that-make-you-money.php If you’re redeeming a gift card you can usually get them instantly. With the other physical gifts the time will vary"
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    #6Upwork

    Upwork

    Upwork is a freelancing platform where businesses and independent professionals collaborate remotely. Upwork sends employers a list of candidates for the project they posted, while freelancers are matched with projects based on their profile. 

    Websites

    Free

    Alexander Pierce
    Written on October 27, 2017
    "Upwork is a unique market. The platform allows you to buy or sell services easily. This can be a life saver for many vocations and a means to a solution for businesses. "
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    #7Slidejoy

    Slidejoy

    Slidejoy is an app that allows you to earn money and gift cards for checking trending news and ads on your lock screen. Every time you unlock your phone, you will get a card with a new promotion.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Andrés Álvarez
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "Pretty fun little app. It's not a huge amount of money but a little time spent adds up to a decent amount after a while."
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    #8Mobee

    Mobee

    Mobee is a mystery shopping app that rewards you by giving feedback to the businesses you visit. Search for "Missions", answer questions about your experience, earn points and redeem them for gift cards.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Esteban de la Cruz
    Written on October 31, 2017
    "I've tried Mobee and the experience left me underwhelmed to say the least. The app provides users with "missions" to be secret shoppers, but frequently the requirements to receive payment are so long that it's not worth the effort, or worse the server will fail to accept uploads and the mission will fail, resulting in no payment."
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    #9Viggle

    Viggle

    Get rewarded for interacting with all of your favorite entertainment with Viggle. Check into shows and movies live on TV or on providers like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu to earn Perk Points that you can exchange for gift cards.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    María de Lourdes Uribe
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "I had this app years ago and it used to be good enough to be one this list. It is too complicated now and you very rarely receive anything.There are newer and better options now. Going to the app store and searching "best money making apps" followed by reading mostly 3 star reviews will help you determine the best at any given time. "
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    #10Get Paid to Play!

    Get Paid to Play!
    Get Paid to Play! is a free app for Android devices in which you can find many ways of making money directly from your phone, watching ads, filling polls and stuff.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Denise Castillo
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "This is a typical "get paid to" site where you're rewarded for completing free offers or watching vidoes. And like all of these apps, it's always smart to be wary of scammers. Cash out often, and don't let your points build for higher rewards. "
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    #11Surveys On The Go

    Surveys On The Go

    Surveys On The Go is an app that allows you to earn real money by giving your opinion about TV shows, products and shopping experiences. Answer surveys in just a few minutes and get paid for it.


    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Edward Scott
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "I like taking surveys and this is a fun enough app but it takes a long time to build up the money. Plus, sometimes, you don't get many surveys sent to you and then don't pay out enough. Also, I seem to regularly get discounted from surveys after answering qualification questions. So I like the app but it would be better if there were more paying surveys to go around."
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    #12Mercari

    Mercari

    Mercari is where you can sell and buy everything from fashion, toys, sporting goods, electronics, shoes and many more. This is a platform for people who want to sell unused or outgrew things they own.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Steven Nguyen
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "Personally, I never used this app myself but I used eBay both to buy and to sell a lot. I should say that eBay rips sellers off. Their fees are huge (about 15% if you're just an occasional seller and you don't buy a shop account). Mercadi is definitely worth a try. Based on the numerous reviews (yes, there are many people using it), they have drawbacks but try really hard to fix it (their team responded to all recent customer reviews in Google Play, to all)."
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    #13Lyft

    Lyft

    Lyft is a ride sharing service for people to find rides whenever they need from "regular" people who have a car. Download the app and get a ride from a friendly driver within minutes. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Nicholas Martinez
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "It is a very convenient app to make money if you have a car and some extra time. It is not as efficient as uber but still a good shot. You get bonus on signup and several bonuses after completing specific rides. You can work your own hours which is the best part about it. I would not give it a five star because it has no customer support and there are some things that need to be solved for the drivers. Only way to contact is through email which takes a few days to get a reply."
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    #14Uber

    Uber

    Uber is a ride-sharing and taxi-hailing application for fast, reliable rides in minutes. With Uber, users just have to tap and request a ride. The app also gives users the option to pay with credit or cash in select cities in the world. 

    Apps

    Official website, iOS, Android

    Free

    Jennifer Coleman
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "Uber is great in larger cities. In small areas; however, I don't feel that you can make as much money because the demand is not as high. "

Summary

Best What are the best apps to make money
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1IbottaApps 24 Free
2Freelancer AppApps 22 Free
3Google Opinion RewardsApps 21 Free
4GigwalkApps 16 Free
5ShopkickApps 16 Free
6UpworkWebsites 15 Free
7SlidejoyApps 15 Free
8MobeeApps 12 Free
9ViggleApps 10 Free
10Get Paid to Play!Apps 8 Free
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