make money using your phone

You can make as much money using your phone as with a laptop or tablet. There’s no significant difference except the size of the screen. But if you want to make easy extra money without relying on your computer, a phone can be a great tool.

Many Apps have cashback rewards and discount deals, but it means that you have to spend money to get money. But there are a few apps that pay you for doing simple tasks or surveys.

9 Money Making Apps for your Smartphone

Google Opinion Rewards


You get paid to do small surveys, and the payout varies between $0.10 – $1.00. You will earn credits, but the amount can vary on how much time it takes to finish, and how much questions you need to answer. The more surveys you do, the more jobs you can get.

You can use the credits you earn to buy things in the Google Play Store. But if you prefer cash, you can receive payments to PayPal. Make sure you redeem your credits within a year because otherwise, they will expire.



Slidejoy pays you for showing ads on your smartphone screen lock. You can also do surveys, playing games, and installing other apps. You receive carats which you can convert to PayPal money. Don’t expect big earnings, and this is only a little pocket money.

If you feel generous, you can donate your earnings. If not, you can redeem your points to PayPal or get a gift card when you reach 2000 carats. Two thousand carats equal roughly $2.00, and the time it takes to earn that amount depending on a lot of things.

Surveys on the Go


The service is only available for US residents, or you need a VPN. You get paid for taking surveys and other tasks, and you can redeem your balance when it reaches $10 to PayPal, to an Amazon gift card or a Visa prepaid card. Payouts usually take 24 hours, which is fast compared to similar services.

You can expect to receive between 1-2 surveys per week, and the pay per completed survey is $0.50 – $2.00. Surveys on the Go has many other tasks, like taking pictures, watching short movies, and trying products. It takes time to reach $10 but faster than other survey sites.



iPoll (formerly Survey Head) is an established survey site that started in 2008. They are mainly dealing with surveys, but they have other tasks, like taking pictures of restaurants and products, etc. You can earn between $5- $25 doing tasks and $0.50 – $25 taking surveys depending on time and effort.

When you reach $25, you can redeem your earnings to PayPal, an Amazon gift card, or an iTunes gift card. Usually it takes a long time to reach the minimum payout limit, but despite all bad reviews iPoll had in the past, they do pay, even if it takes time.



Get paid to walk. It may sound ridiculous, but with Sweatcoin, you earn points just by walking. You will not receive cash, but you can redeem your points against daily offers. There are over 150 brands to choose from, which costs between 4 – 1500 Sweatcoins.

If you save your coins and wait for Marathon offers, you could get $1000 in PayPal cash or a new iPhone XS. Imagine getting on a new iPhone for just walking, incredible, right? Using Sweatcoin is a fun and healthy way of getting points and rewards.



With Foap, you can make money taking photos with your Smartphone. By uploading your photos or videos to the Foap marketplace, businesses and website owners can buy your content through the Foap app.

You earn $5 per image or video after Foap has taken their commission, which is 50%. Some other stock photo sites have lower commissions, but then you earn only peanuts. With Foap, you get paid dollars compared to many other websites that only pay cents. If you sell photos, you get paid to PayPal.



Swagbucks is a reward site where you recieve points by taking surveys, watching videos, playing games, searching the web, and more. It’s not easy to get qualified for surveys and watching videos and searching the internet is not as rewarding.

You will never earn a lot with Swagbucks, but if you want to make a couple of extra dollars per week, you should give it a try. One SB point is 1 cent, and you can redeem your points to PayPal or different gift cards.

App Trailers


Watch videos, trailers on your Smartphone, and receive reward points. It sounds easy, and it is. You watch videos of new apps, music videos, or movie trailers. You must earn 500 points (equals $0.50) before you can cash out, and watching one trailer pays 5 points. You get the picture.

If you have some free time and want to earn some extra cash, App trailer is a simple way of earning easy money. But earning something like $3 for 10 hours is nothing that most people want. You can redeem your points for PayPal money or different gift cards.

Make Money app


With this app, you make money for doing small tasks using your phone. Watch videos, download free apps, complete surveys, and try free trails, etc. You receive points for every job done, and you can cash out to PayPal when you get 5000 points, which means $5.

Spending an hour per day on the Make Money app, you can probably make $10 per week. It’s not much, but doing simple tasks requires almost no work, only time. They got high ratings on the Google play store, which means people are making money with this app.

Is it worth my time making money with my Smartphone?

You can make some extra PayPal money, but to earn a full-time living is probably not possible for most people. Maybe if you have a lot of free time and an account on many money-making apps, you can make a decent income compared to a low paid job. I play around with these apps for fun and never expect to earn much.

I would not say you waste your time, but if you want to spend a couple of hours on other things, maybe that’s a better choice for you? If you have a blog, you can make a couple of dollars with AdSense each day. Check out our list of blog ideas that making money, and get some inspiration for a new or ongoing blog.

Which Money Making App is best?

I have no favorite because all apps on the list got its pros and cons. If you are looking for a Smartphone app where you can earn the most money, Foap is the best one, but it takes a lot of time and hard work to sell your images or videos. Sweatcoin is a fun app with daily offers and chances to grab a marathon offer with great rewards. I like Sweatcoin because you don’t have to do anything but walking to get points.

You can use your Smartphone to do many things. Record videos and upload to YouTube or take pictures and sell them on stock photo platforms. I hope you can find an app that you like and make some extra cash.