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:

Receipt Hog

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 to love?

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.

Field Agent

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. Hey presto.


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.

*The information in this blog is designed to provide helpful information on the subjects discussed. Please seek a professional for expert advice as we can not be held responsible for any damages or negative consequences upon following this information.

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