Money still doesn’t grow on trees.
But it can quickly mount up with smartphones. Mobiles cost us a small
fortune each month so why not use them to make money on mobile apps?
Check out our guide to the best five apps to help you earn some extra
cash before Christmas:
This app, available for iOS and
Android, turns your receipts into actual cash to spend. Instead of
chucking away receipts for your food shopping or a new dress, take a
quick snap and upload them to this app for free.
All you have to do next is complete a
super speedy question about your shopping experience and you are
rewarded with ‘coins’ depending on how much you spent. You can
then save up coins and convert them into cash – paid directly to
your PayPal account or in the form of an Amazon voucher. What’s not
The more you use the app, the more you
progress through the levels – the higher up you get, the more coins
you’ll be rewarded. You can also earn more cash by referring
friends to use the app.
We snap pics on our mobiles all day
long, so why not get paid for your precious pictures? Whether they
are of your dog or when you went gallivanting around the sites of
Barcelona, people may be willing to pay you to use your photos.
The app, available for Android and IOS,
allows you to select, upload and tag your photos, while keeping your
copyright when your snaps are sold. Most buyers are looking for
photos that haven’t been edited too much.
Ever fancied being James Bond? If
you’ve got an iPhone, the Field Agent app could be your best
friend. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, it to complete
small market researching tasks sent out by companies.
You might have to eat in a restaurant,
buy a drink or simply check prices and take pictures of products.
Payments are between £2 and £10.
But if you want to take part, you need
to be rapid, as you are competing against everyone else for jobs.
You probably have a kindle and your
books are now gathering dust. This app helps you sell your unwanted
books for fast cash. Whether or not your item finds a new home or is
sent to the recyclers, the company handles loads of books – and now
CDs and DVDs every year.
All you need to do is scan the barcode
and the app will provide an instant quote. If you’re happy, you can
accept the offer and select your preferred payment type. Package
labels are provided so that you can post for free. Once your items
are received and condition-checked, you received cash the next day.
This is a fun survey app that pays you
for completing short online tasks in virtual cash - you can then
exchange this for real money; PayPal credits or gift cards to spend
at Amazon, M&S and more.
Tasks include filling in polls,
watching videos and searching using its page instead of Google.
Advertisers pay Swagbucks to publicise their wares or do market
research, and the site passes a cut to you. The more dedicated you
are, the more you earn, though every task pays a different amount.
As you can see, there are lots of great
ways to use apps to make money online. However, if your mobile
develops a fault, they may not work. We have mobile
insurance to help protect your precious gadgets and
save you from a costly repair bill.