Apps to Help You Earn a Little Extra Money

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There are so many apps out there you can use to make some extra cash without any cost to you. In fact, all that’s required is a smartphone and an internet connection. That’s it! Of course, none of these apps will replace your primary job, but they can add extra cushion to your wallet. So, whether you like caring for pets, filling out surveys, or are looking to get paid to lose weight, there’s an app for it. We list a few of these below.


Sweatcoin operates in the booming health-for-wealth space that pays you for breaking a sweat. All you have to do is walk. Sweatcoin records steps through your smartphone and rewards you with virtual currency, which can be used to purchase products from a marketplace within the app.. The more you walk, the higher your rewards will be. You can purchase a low-priced product with one or two days of physical activity. But if you’d like to get your hands on large items like TVs and high-end smartphones, you will have to remain consistent for 12 months.


If you’re good with pets, you can offer services like dog boarding, dog walking, doggy day care and house sitting on Rover. To get started, create a profile showing your experience caring for pets and choose the types of pets you want to care for. Once your profile is approved, you can begin earning money. All pet sitters and dog walkers have to pass a background check before they can start working on Rover. You can set your own schedule and prices, and offer any combination of pet care services. There’s an up to $25,000 in vet care reimbursement for eligible claims.


If you’re a betting person looking to lose weight, look no further than HealthyWage to keep you motivated on your weight-loss journey. A calculator on their website lets you enter your target weight, how long you’ll need to reach that goal, and calculate how much you can potentially win. The top prize is $10,000, and the company gives bigger prizes to people who may have a hard time losing weight.

Survey Junkie

Survey Junkie is a famous player in the burgeoning survey apps space. You’ll have to create a profile that requires putting in basic information. After that, you can see surveys depending on how you answered questions during the sign-up process. You’re awarded 25 points for finishing the sign-up process. Before you get to work, you can see how long it will take to complete a survey and how many points you can potentially earn. For filling out these surveys, you get points that can be redeemed for gift cards or cash. You can cashout via PayPal or Amazon gift cards or choose to transfer the money to your bank account.


I hate having to watch ads, but I wouldn’t mind if somebody paid me to watch ads. That’s the idea behind Slidejoy, which turns your Android phone’s lock screen into an advertising space. Once your phone is unlocked, you’ll be shown advertisements. When you watch an ad, you’ll get an in-app currency that can be redeemed for gift cards from Google Play, Walmart and, to name a few. Watching more ads doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll make more money, according to Slidejoy.


If you don’t mind going out for small gigs, you can use Mobee to make money. Tasks vary in length, but they can be completed anywhere from one minute to 15 minutes. There are also a variety of tasks on tap; you could be asked to take photographs inside a Macy’s or do something as simple as answering a few questions. Each task earns you points, and the longer the task, the more points you’ll earn. But make sure to only accept tasks when you have time as each task has to be completed within 60 minutes. Mobee lets you redeem points for gift cards, including those from Amazon.

Jasir Jawaid is a writer for the personal finance website, Joy Wallet, which provides readers with useful information, resources, and tools to help maximize their financial fitness.