7 Apps That Can Earn You Extra Money

We waste hours per day staring at the screen of our expensive phones, so why not make some money while we are at it? Here are the best apps that will indubitably earn you some cash. Warning: You should not expect to get rich with the money you earn from these apps, but they will surely be enough for some drinks, some groceries or a couple of bills.


This app allows you to make money by taking photos. There are no limits here, so you can charge as much as you like per photo. The money-making opportunities through Foap are limitless and, once you make an account, you will be shocked to find out how much money some people are willing to spend just to buy a photo you hastily took during a lunch break, a date, a movie night, you name it.

Plus, big companies are always launching challenges for Foap members. For example, the reward for photos which respect the theme ‘Business Travel Photography’ is US$200 and Budweiser’s is US$500. You can find them in the ‘Missions’ section.

Foap is available for iPhone and Android for free.


There is nothing complicated about this app; after you install it, an ad will appear your phone’s lock screen background. You receive money each time you unlock your phone. Users typically receive anywhere between US$5 and US$15 per month.

This app is available for Android users only.


If you want to get rid of your old books but you don’t want to give them away for free, here is your answer: BookScouter. All you need to do is scan the books’ barcodes with your smartphone and the app will allow you to see comparisons of payouts from over 20 book buyback companies.

After you’ve found the best offer, fill out some information about your payment preferences and ship the books –for FREE- to the buyback companies.

BookScouter is available for iPhone and Android for free.

Ipsos i-Say

If you want to download a survey app but you don’t know which one to choose, try i-Say; it is from Ipsos, a trusted global market research company. If you have some time to kill, you can make money completing surveys. You can also redeem your points for gift cards from iTunes, Amazon etc.

i-Say is available for iPhone and Android for free.


Fiverr is one of the largest marketplaces for services. All you need to do is find a gig that you like and the app gives you instant access to over three million services starting at US$5. You can choose from a community of freelancers in 120 categories such as Graphics & Design, Writing & Translation, Advertising, Online Marketing and Music & Audio.

Fiverr is available for iPhone and Android for free.

App Trailers

As the name suggests, App Trailers shows its users 30- second video trailers of new apps to download and install. For each trailer you watch, you earn money and for every app you download and engage with, you earn even more. The points can be redeemed via PayPal or can be converted into gift cards.

App Trailers is available for iPhone and Android for free.


You will have to browse campaigns run by your favourite brands and simply select the one that interests you most. Earn the reward by completing the required action, which involves either taking a picture or sharing a message on Facebook and Twitter. You will receive cash and other rewards.

Loot is available for iPhone and Android for free.

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