10 Mobile Apps that Earn You Real Cash & Rewards

Most apps require you to spend money, but did you know there are apps that could help earn money instead? That’s right, doing some simple tasks like completing surveys and offers or even just using an app, you can make a few bucks.

Granted, that you won’t be able to make a living out of them. However, it can be a good way to get some extra pocket money, or at least get some cash to pay the gym fee or buy paid apps. Below I have listed 10 apps that will help you earn real money and rewards for free.

Top Picks

1. Slide

Slide offers a reliable method to earn some money by simply installing the app. It’s basically a lock screen that provides curated content right on the lock screen app and just by viewing your lock screen you’ll earn points. These points can be later converted into real money and withdrawn via PayPal or as a mobile recharge.

The no-brainer setup of the app is what really attracted me. You just need to signup and log in and everything would be ready for you. It will automatically replace your phone’s lock screen with its own and will show your points earned in an easy to read interface.

slide settings

You can swipe left to open recommended content, such as news, videos, reviews and other interesting content. Alternatively, you can swipe up to see more content options, including ads. And when you need to access the phone, simply swipe right (this also earns you points).

Best of all, you don’t have to open any of the content, simply swiping and viewing the content is enough to earn points. Depending on the content, you can earn 1-25 points per view.

slide lockscreen

Interestingly, Slide app also offers other ways to earn money. You can share any online content you like, and if it gets lots of views and likes you’ll get points. There is also a friend referring system to earn money for each friend referred. Additionally, you can use Slide’s keyboard to type and earn points.

What you get: 1000 points are equal to $1 and you can withdraw you’r earning after 2500 points earned.

Download on Android

2. Quiz Rewards

If you love brain bursting games, then you’ll surely love this trivia game that pays you real rewards if you are smart enough. There are total 16 different types of trivia games, including multiple choice, flag quiz, true/false, puzzles, and riddles. You’ll be asked questions from 16 different categories with over 45,000 questions in total to answer.

Once you have signed up and logged in, you’ll see a bunch of tournaments you can participate in to earn in-app coins and real gift cards. The first 3 position holders usually get gift cards worth up to $50, and others get coins. Depending on tournament type, you can earn 10-5000 coins; and 1000 coins are equal to $1.

However, you can only have 2 attempts at tournaments every day and more attempts can be unlocked by watching ads or making in-app purchases.

quiz rewards interface

When you are not entering tournaments, you can do PVP matches against friends or random opponents. 5 or 10 coins can be wagered and whoever wins gets coins of the other player. And when you have raked enough coins, you can redeem them for coupons, gift cards, exclusive deals, and giveaways.

PVP matches against friends

In my opinion, Quiz Rewards is a great way to challenge your knowledge and have fun while getting real prizes. Although if you just want to play it for the sake of rewards only, then it might not be worth the time.

What you get: $100 are divided between first 3 position holders of the daily tournament every day, you could be one of them. Other than that, you can probably get $5 worth reward if you play daily for 2 weeks.

Download on Android | iOS

3. Earn Extra Income

Honestly, there isn’t much to say about this app, but it still deserves the 3rd spot on this list. The app has nothing more than links to few of the companies that offer legit work at home opportunities. If you are looking to earn reliable online income, then this app can be a gem.

The app tries to comb out all the scammers and only connects you with reliable companies. I have checked the companies in this app, and I can confirm they are all legit and offer trustable sources to earn money at home. Of course, some may require particular skills, but there are enough options to help anyone find a reliable income stream.

You can find companies to do freelance work, sell pictures online, take pictures of branded stuff and get paid, complete simple surveys, sell clothes, earn by reviewing websites and apps, transcribe audio and videos, become an online teacher, translate documents, answer questions, sell handmade things, and many other opportunities.

Earn Extra Income

The great thing is that most of these companies offer enough work to even make a living. You should also keep the app installed on your phone as it frequently gets updated with more earning sources.

What you get: Use your skills to earn a living from legit companies. Whether you are a professional in a field or just someone with basic online skills, you can find a company worth working for.

Download on Android

7 More Apps

Foap

Foap is all about selling your photos to brands and regular people. The photos can be of anything, so be creative and snap anything you like. Foap directly publishes your photos to popular brands like Pepsi, Nivea, Volvo, Air Aisa, and many more. It also uses other sources to sell your photos to regular users, and you’ll keep 50% of the commission.

Foap

What you get: 50% of the total amount your photos are sold for and the same photo can be sold multiple times. There are also missions to take different types of photos that can be rewarded for up to $50.

Download on Android | iOS

Google Opinion Rewards

The app pays you for answering simple surveys that can be used as Google Play credit. How many surveys you’ll get per week heavily depends on your location and your activity. From 1-5 surveys a week, you may even never get a survey at all. Just try to answer surveys honestly and you should be able to get at least 1 survey per week.

Google Opinion Rewards

What you get: Surveys can be worth up to $1, and if you are the right candidate then you may easily get at least 3 surveys per week.

Download on Android | iOS

Fronto Lock Screen

A lockscreen replacement app that simply fills your lockscreen with interesting articles and ads that help you earn points everytime you unlock your phone. The points earned can be later exchanged for gift cards for popular brands. You don’t have to interact with the content to get rewards, although swiping left will get you to that article or ad’s page if you are interested.

Fronto Lock Screen

What you get: There is no fixed conversion rate for points as it depends on what item you are spending the points on. Although 1000 points usually worth approximately $1.

Download on Android

MooCash

MooCash has a bunch of offers that you can complete and get rewarded real money in return. You can try free apps, watch ads, fill surveys, replace lock screen, and many other tasks to earn points. 1000 points equal $1 and you can withdraw them via a plethora of methods when you reach $2.5.

MooCash

What you get: Multiple easy methods to earn points and you can exchange those points as cash via PayPal or get gift cards.

Download on Android | iOS

AppTrailers

With AppTrailers you just need to sit and watch videos about apps, DIY tips, technology and other popular genres to make money. It also has a trivia game to help you earn even more points by answer questions and competing with others. You’ll get $1 for making 1000 points and if you can spend 2-3 hours with the app, you can easily make $1-2 every day.

AppTrailers

What you get: Each video played gives 5 points, watch enough videos or play trivia games and cash out a minimum of $0.5 via PayPal or as a gift card.

Download on Android | iOS

WHAFF Rewards

If you love trying out new apps, then you might like to get paid for it as well. WHAFF simply ask you to download awesome apps to use and get rewarded real cash in return. You’ll get approximately $0.01- $0.02 for installing an app. You can earn more money by using and completing specific tasks on the apps. The money can be withdrawn using PayPal or in the form of gift cards.

WHAFF Rewards

What you get: You just need to download and keep using the apps and money will keep rolling in. With a few minutes use every day, you could make $10 each month (which is the minimum payout).

Download on Android | iOS

Slidejoy

Another lock screen replacement app that gives you cash for unlocking your lockscreen. It will show ads and curated content on the lockscreen and you get points that can be exchanged for cash. If you want to speed up the process, you can swipe up to see more content that will help you earn points faster. The money can be withdrawn via PayPal or as gift cards when you reach $2.

Slidejoy

What you get: For each item you see, you’ll get 1 point. Although you can use your phone as normal without any need to interact with the content.

Download on Android

Ending thoughts

Apart from the Earn Real Income app, others probably won’t help you earn more than $10 per month. However, I recommend you to download multiple cash earning apps to increase total income. Optimally, a combination of Slide, Quiz Rewards, Google Opinion Rewards, WHAFF Rewards, and MooCash should help you earn $30-50 each month with just a few minutes spent daily.

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