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Download and install an app on your smartphone and also earn money through it – is that even possible? Doesn’t that sound too good to be true? Well, it may but it’s true. There are several iOS and Android moneymaking apps out there with which you can make money. From mobile advertising to market research and sharing economy apps, you can actually download these applications and make money in your free times. After all, every dime counts, right?

Well, just remember that there are many potential scams among the moneymaking apps as well. So, just be careful. Go through the reviews and ratings of the apps and also check whether or not users have registered complaints against them. There are several apps that ask you to register with money or over-estimate the potential earnings; just stay away from them.

So, here are 10 moneymaking apps, using which you can actually earn money.

The Money App

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The first in the list of moneymaking apps is The Money App. It has an iOS as well as Android version.  It’s essentially a market research app, where you can earn money after completing several types of tasks; for example, playing mini-games, giving opinions, testing services, taking part in trials and mystery shopping. All you have to do is open an account in the app and start performing the tasks to accrue rewards. Later, you can redeem the rewards for cash if you have a PayPal account. The best part of The Money App is that you get the money within two-three working days.


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This one is also available on both Android and iOS and particularly photographers, both professional and amateur, can make money out of Foap. They can sell their pictures taken with their smartphones on this platform. Essentially, it’s a crowdsourcing network for different brands, advertising, and marketing agencies. They find and buy the images from the registry of Foap, which consists of over 2.5 million photographers across the globe. If you want to earn money via Foap, all you have to do is just open an account in the app and upload the high-quality pictures with clear tags. The registered community of the app will rate your photographs. The higher the rating, the more your pictures’ visibility will increase. By selling each picture you will earn a minimum of $5 and you can get as high as $100 per sale.


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This moneymaking app gives you $10 as soon as you sign up as a bonus. Available on both iOS and Android, Swagbucks is a market research app that lets you garner points by taking surveys, playing games and shopping online. You can also accrue points by watching several videos. Swagbucks carries a rating of 4 out of 5 on iTunes as well as Google Play. The best part of this app is that unlike other market research applications, which forms third-party surveys, Swagbucks gives the users several opportunities for surveys. So, that leads to more opportunities of earning cash. You can always redeem your garnered points for cash back from PayPal or gifts cards.


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The iPoll app (iOS and Android) is another market research app, which lets the users earn cash by taking market surveys, completing missions related to retail and writing down diaries.

You can register in iPoll by answering some basic questions, such as what are your preferences and consumer habits. These questions are asked to conclude what are the missions that you are fit for. After the registration, the app sends you alerts of new missions.

For each mission, diary or survey, users get rewards, which they can redeem for gift cards or cash out using PayPal.

Fluid Market

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Not everyone owns a vehicle and those who do, their vehicles just sit idle for most f the days. Using Fluid Marker, those vehicle-owners can earn money. This app, available on Android and iOS, lets them rent out their cargo van, box truck, car, SUV and pickup truck by the hour, day or week.

As per the company, one can earn up to $24,000 a year by renting out their trucks on Fluid. Other than vehicles, you can also rent out your tools and equipment, such as drills, hedge trimmers, saws as well. It also has a place for the items, which fall into the “Other” category, like a rowboat or a platform shoe.


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Unlike the other moneymaking apps on our list, this one is only available on Google Play. It actually pays the users for their lock screens. After you install the app on your phone, you will get to see a lot of advertisements featuring news or advertisers on the lock screen. Now, you can swipe left, right or up to engage but even if you don’t then also you earn money, as while unlocking the screen you are actually swiping on the ads. Now, just think how many times you unlock your phone in a day. If you want more money, you can perform other tasks in the app as well, such taking surveys.


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Toluna is another market research app that lets you earn cash but it is different because users can get the money in cash via PayPal and also because the app is more than just taking surveys; it lets you create your own survey and earn bonus via that. The app is has got a rating of 3.8 out of 5 iTunes and 3.3 out of 5 on Google Play.


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Musely (available on both iOS and Android) is a marketplace as well as online community app for eco-friendly home and beauty products. It also acts as a social platform for women where they can share and learn about healthy lifestyle tips and bits of advice, which includes parenting, skincare, and even fitness. You can also buy organic and eco-friendly products from the flourishing brands; for example, all-natural lipstick and toxin-free nail polish. Now, to earn money you have to become a “Muse” or an influencer on the platform and develop your own store. By that, you will be able to earn a 20% commission on the sales of all the products that you recommend. All the Muses get paid on the 1st and 15th of every month.


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The Userfeel app is available on iTunes as well as Google Play Store. It lets the users take part in the usability tests. It means that the users get paid for visiting and exploring new websites, perform tasks on the sites and give recorded feedbacks on them. Each test takes 10 to 20 minutes and the user gets $10 per test in cash via Payoneer or PayPal.


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This one lets users earn cash by selling their old and new books on the platform. After downloading Bookscouter, available both on Google Play Store and iTunes, the registration process is quite easy. One can use his/her email address and Facebook or other social media account to sign up. Once you are set, all you have to do is scan the barcodes of your books and heck the and buyback prices that the book-buyers are offering. The highest buyer comes at the top of the list.


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