Formally Ebates, Rakuten rewards you with cash back from shopping, More than 2,500 stores are partnered with this platform. Those stores pay Rakuten a commission for referrals and Rakuten shares that commission with its users in the form of cash back.
Earn cash rewards after buying from Amazon, Walmart, Kohl’s, Macy’s, eBay, Expedia, JCPenney, H&M, and countless other brands you’re already familiar with. I’ve seen cash back promotions as high as 10%
Join Rakuten today and get a $10 bonus after making qualifying purchases within 90 days of becoming a member.
I have a few of friends that use Rakuten. They each received checks for over $50 last month. You can opt-in for PayPal payments if you prefer to get paid electronically.
The Foap mobile app is an excellent way to make money by selling your photos and videos.
Simply create a profile and start uploading your content to the app. When a person, brand, or agency buys a photo, you’ll split the profits with Foap.
Some photos sell for $5, while others sell in the $60 to $100 range. You’ll need an active PayPal account to get paid for your work sold on Foap.
Foap is easy for anyone to use. You can upload photos that you’ve already taken, or take new ones for higher paying “missions.”
More than 2.9 million creators are active on the Foap platform. Big brands like Bank of America, Mastercard, and We Are Social use Foap to buy content.
Google Opinion Rewards
Want to get paid for taking surveys on your smartphone? Download Google Opinion Rewards to get started.
The concept is very straightforward. Complete a short survey on a wide range of potential topics. It could be a hotel review, personal opinion, or satisfaction survey from a particular merchant. The surveys are short enough that you can take them while waiting in line for a cup of coffee.
You can earn extra money by sharing your TV and internet usage with Google Opinion Rewards. Just continue browsing online and watching TV like you normally do.
Payments are released as Google Play or PayPal credits.
If you like the idea of being paid to take surveys, the iPoll app is another top choice to consider.
Similar to Google Option Rewards, all you have to do is answer brief questions about products and services that you’re already using.
You can earn gift cards for PayPal, the Apple App Store, and Amazon for your participation.
Swagbucks offers rewards points for shopping online, browsing the web, answering surveys, and watching entertaining videos. All of this can be facilitated through the mobile app.
You can redeem Swagbucks points for gift cards or get cash back to your PayPal account.
Swagbucks gives away more than 7,000 gift cards every day. They’ve paid out more than $410 million in rewards since the company was first founded back in 2008.
You can earn 1,000 SB points ($10 in value) if you sign up and make a qualifying purchase at a store featured in the Swagbucks shop
Acorns puts your money to work by investing it.
The app automatically rounds up your spare change from credit card purchases and deposits it into an investment account. For example, let’s say you spent $9.50 at lunch. Acorns rounds it up to $10 and invests $0.50.
It’s a great opportunity for those of you who want to start investing but don’t have large sums of money to do so. Just answer a few questions about your risk tolerance, and Acorns will recommend a portfolio that fits your needs.
The app costs $1, $2, or $3 per month depending on the pricing tier you select.
Want to get paid for walking? Sweatcoin is the perfect money-making app for you.
All you need to do is keep Sweatcoin running on the background of your phone at all times. The app will automatically track your steps. Every 1,000 steps rewards you with 0.95 Sweatcoins.
Sweatcoins can’t be withdrawn as cash. However, you can redeem them for goods and services. Some featured examples include athletic wear, audio books, headphones, and meditation.
More than 300 brands have partnered with Sweatcoin. Most of these goods and services are related to promoting a healthy lifestyle
We’re constantly exposed to digital advertisements on a daily basis. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get paid for seeing ads?
Slidejoy makes that possible. The app adds advertisements to your phone’s lock screen.
Each time you check your phone, you’ll see a new ad or promotion.
Slide left to learn more information about the ad. Swipe up to view another one. Or slide right to access your home screen.
Slidejoy is only available for Android users.
You can cash out rewards via PayPal, or donate your earnings to one of Slidejoy’s charity programs.
The OfferUp app is perfect for selling your used stuff to people in your area. Think of this app as a hybrid between Craigslist and eBay.
Simply upload some pictures, a description, and set your price. Everything from appliances to clothing and cars is available on OfferUp.
If you want your listing to get more views, you can pay to promote it.
Historically, you had to meet up with buyers in-person to complete the transaction. But OfferUp recently added a shipping feature that facilitates sales nationwide.
You could also use OfferUp to buy items for cheap and then flip them to turn a profit.
Mobee is a secret shopper app. It rewards you with points for completing “missions” at various stores.
Here’s how it works. Simply download the app and browse for a mission in your area.
It could be anything from Macy’s to Domino’s. Each mission has a set of tasks for you to complete. You’ll be rewarded for things like answering survey questions and taking photographs inside the store.
Mobee lets you redeem those points for gift cards, including gift cards to Amazon. It takes up to 48 hours to redeem your rewards.
I’m sure you’re familiar with Uber. There’s a good chance you’ve used the app to hail a ride. But you can use that same app to get paid for driving people around.
Make your own hours and use your own car. Just turn on the Uber app whenever you want to start working.
Depending on your area, Uber generally has guaranteed earnings promotions for new drivers. You can also be rewarded with bonuses for working certain hours and get tipped by customers as well.
If you want to make money with Uber but don’t want strangers in your car, consider becoming a food delivery driver for UberEats.
More than three million people are currently using the Drop app.
Like many other money-making apps on our list, you’ll get rewarded for shopping. Each time you shop using Drop, you’ll get rewarded with points.
Drop won’t give you cash, but you can redeem those points for gift cards at places like Amazon, Starbucks, and Netflix.