Apps That Earn You Money

It’s rare to go anywhere these days and not see the majority of the people you run into with their eyes glued to their phones. While some are posting their lattes on Instagram or thinking their lives sound way more important than they are as they voice the injustice of having to stand in line. The horror! Some, however, may actually have found a few apps that will pay you money for a few seconds of your time.

You are bound to find something of interest whether you are looking for local task-based work or passive income through investing.


If you are a car buff – or not – you may be interested in learning more about WeGoLook. This app provides Lookers with gigs on a local event that usually involve inspecting a vehicle or auction item for a buyer from afar. You will be taking pictures and looking for defects. Most Looks pay around $20 and you are free to pick work as you choose. There is no minimum commitment. WeGoLook pays weekly by direct deposit. 


Who doesn’t love Swagbucks? This app lets you earn money in so many ways like taking surveys, shopping online or playing games, but many of my readers love racking up SB (Swagbucks) watching videos in their spare time. You can cash out your SB as gift cards to hundreds of merchants or get your cash by PayPal.


Gigwalk is another in-person, task-based app. You make money by performing activities in your community. You may be visiting a store to see if a brand display is up or something more involved like checking inventory. Your pay will be determined by the involvement and ranges from $3 up to $100 per gig. Once you have completed the gig and it’s been approved by the client, you will be paid by PayPal.


While we traditionally think of Ebates as being a website, they also have an app that provides in-store coupons and allows you to check prices. Ebates pays quarterly by check with a $5.01 minimum.

Field Agent

Field Agent is very similar to GigWalk. You will be completing tasks locally that typically pays $3 to $12 each. You may be checking store displays or prices or doing consumer surveys. You can get your cash by PayPal with this one.

If you sign up with these apps that will pay you money, I highly recommend making a list of where you have signed up, your login information and how payments are made. You can then check your balances on a monthly basis especially in the case of those you visit infrequently. This will help you keep tabs on your earnings and insure you don’t forget about any money you have available should an emergency arise. Apps are a great way to make money on the side for those.

And don’t forget to check your favourite apps for opportunities to earn money from referrals. Many give you a cash bonus for referring your friends. This is another great way to make easy money.

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