In this day and age we spend a lot of time on our phones, seriously, so much time. I recently discovered the screen time feature on my iPhone and I’m ashamed of how much time I spend on my phone.
The silly thing is, most of the time we spend on our phones is just for fun and we don’t earn anything during that time. But what if you could be earning money each and every day from the comfort of your phone?
Here’s a list of my favourite ways to make money from your phone that can turn into a nice little side income if you do it correctly!
18 Ways to Make Money With Your Phone
1. American Consumer Opinion
American consumer opinion is an awesome website where you can do online surveys in exchange for money and gift cards. It’s one of very few online survey websites that I’ve found that don’t seem incredibly sketchy and have actual potential to make decent money.
When I was in college I tried just about every survey company out there because I was desperate to have extra money to buy textbooks. It may not be a get rich quick type of situation, but you can definitely end the month with a bit of pocket money.
2. Task Rabbit
Task rabbit is an app where you can do small tasks for cash. A big thing for task rabbits to do is putting together IKEA furniture, because who actually likes putting together IKEA furniture?
You can also clean houses, mount your new TV, and so much more. You can become a tasker and start doing random tasks and make a good amount of money the app!
Shipt is a really awesome grocery delivery service that you can become a delivery person for and earn up to $22/hour working on your terms. Customers fill up a digital grocery cart and you can go pick up those items and deliver them to their home.
If you have a relatively new car and some free time, you can drive for uber and make a decent side income in the process. Uber is a ride sharing service, think of it like a taxi system (but better).
You can meet tons of people with all sorts of interesting stories, and get to listen to cool music all day in your car!
Rover is an app that connects dog owners with dog lovers, do either of these sound like you? I’m a dog lover and a dog owner. Can I spend all of my time with puppies?
You can dog sit, dog walk, or have a doggy day care situation and make a really awesome income from hanging out with puppies and doggos.
6. Survey Junkie
Survey junkie is an awesome survey platform for you to earn rewards like gift cards and cash. The whole purpose of the company is to help big brands make better products that you’d be more interested in.
Sweatcoin is an app that pays you to walk. You can earn sweatcoins daily for the amount of steps you take, as well as bonuses for referring friends, and for logging on.
When I heard of this app, I thought it was too good to be true. As someone who walks literally everywhere I’ve earned a few dollars from sweatcoin every week since I signed up and I still don’t believe it’s a real thing, haha.
Swagbucks is an awesome place to earn free gift cards, or even cash for doing random tasks. You can earn surveys, watch videos, and get paid just for searching the web. It’s also completely free and there’s even a new service called SwagIQ which is a trivia show where you can earn cash!
Acorns is a mobile app that rounds up your purchases and invests the spare change. Are you struggling to start investing? I know I am, this is an awesome way to start investing and grow your wealth without really thinking about it.
Ebates is genuinely the best places to get cash back for online shopping, you can get up to 10% cash back on all purchases made from places like Amazon, Sephora, and so many more. I love getting cash back because you already spent the money but now you’re making money back and it always feels SO GOOD.
Honey is an awesome online shopping tool that searches the internet for the best coupon codes to save you money on your online purchases.
The very first time I used honey I was buying a few outfits for a birthday trip that came to $120 and honey found some magical coupon code that wasn’t on the website and saved me $50. It was insane, and beautiful, and I’ll forever be a fan of honey because of it.
Paribus is an online service that gives you price adjustments for purchases you make. Let’s say you bought a $50 pair of shoes off amazon last week and before they were even delivered the price dropped to $38, now normally, you’d just lose that money, but not with Paribus.
Paribus links up to your email and scans your receipts to give you refunds on price adjustments, and they do it automatically so you don’t ever have to lift a finger.
13. Checkout 51
Checkout 51 is like the ebates of the grocery store, you can earn cash back on different grocery items each week and get a really hefty amount of money back from shopping you have to do if you want to survive.
Ibotta is a rewards app for everyday purchases that you make varying from food, to cosmetics, to clothing. My favourite thing? You can earn cash back on iTunes which is something I’ve never seen before on any other service! You scan your receipts or download in-app offers and earn cash back that will be deposited within 48 hours!
15. Healthy Wage
Healthy wage is a company that hosts wellness challenges where you can win CASH. You make a bet and wager a certain amount of money and if you meet your goals you can earn BIG MONEY.
There are tons of awesome success stories of people losing over 50 pounds because they love the thrill of that competition and then they get to go home with money.
Decluttr is a website where you can buy and sell used tech, like phones. I know a ton of people who have an entire drawer of old cell phones and related items that are getting no use, well decluttr will pay you for it!
Poshmark is an app where you can make money selling your old clothes to people who will love them all over again! You can sell clothes from your closet, or even start thrifting and selling the clothes for a profit!
MyPoints is an awesome option to get free gift cards and cash for doing things like watching videos, doing online surveys, reading emails, and a lot more.
Making money with your phone is super simple, and all 18 of these apps are amazing options to do so! If you have any other examples of apps that can make you money, be sure to leave them in the comments!