Money Making Apps

The best apps to make money on your iPhone.

Top Earners (Click on a logo to go to that app's website.)

Scan up to five QR codes anywhere each day for a chance to win $0.05 or more each time. Money is typically awarded on atleast two of the five scans.

Earn rewards or cash for trying free apps. You can earn about $0.14 for each app downloaded and opened for 30 seconds.

Shopkick is a shopping rewards program that lets you earn points automatically when visiting stores and making purchases. Points can be redeemed for products from popular brands.

App Trailers pays you cash for watching video ads for apps. Users can earn up to about $0.12 per day.

Earn money back for purchasing specific products. Take a picture of your receipt and scan the product barcode or with participating retailers just checkout with your loyalty card.

Get paid for taking surveys while at specific retailers. Earn about $1 per survey. Surveys take a a couple of minutes.

Earn gift cards, airline miles, and gadgets for checking in at stores, scanning products, and completing offers on your phone.

Make money by performing small tasks. Jobs typically pay between $3 and $12 and entail things like taking a picture of a nearby store display.

Viggle will listen to your TV and check you into whatever you are watching and earn you points. Points can be redeemed for rewards form brands, like Starbucks, Groupon, Best Buy, Fandango, Barnes & Noble, and Foot Locker.

KarmaBox allows you to earn rewards, such as iTunes gift cards and Netflix subscriptions, by providing customer feedback while at stores.

Take two minute surveys for cash. Earn about $0.05 to $0.10 per survey.


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Similar to Field Agent, get paid for taking pictures at specific retailers.

Foap allows iPhone users and photographers to earn money selling their photos. You can even sell the same photo over and over again. Sellers earn $5 per photo sold.

Receipt Hog lets you earn cash by taking a picture of your receipt for any product purchased. Receipts are accepted from a wide variety of store types. Earnings vary by receipt amounts.

Check in at stores, watch videos on your phone or computer, and fill out surveys to earn money. Jingit also provides savings on specific product purchases when you take a picture of the receipt.

Earn points by answering 5-10 question surveys while at stores. Points can be redeemed for gift cards, prizes, or cash. Mobee is available in Boston, New York, D.C., San Francisco, and Chicago.

Earn giftcards by taking short surveys on your phone at specific stores, restaurants, and attractions. Surveys are no more than 11 questions.