Use money making apps to earn some extra quick cash in no time. These free smartphone apps can put money in your pocket with little effort.
I can probably guarantee that either you or someone in your family owns a smartphone. And although they are useful gadgets, they aren’t cheap.
To compensate for that, get savvy and start using your phone to earn cash with some money making apps!
Skint Dad has searched the universe (well the Google Play and App Store) to bring together a list of free money making apps that will put cash in your pocket.
Whether it’s scanning receipts, taking surveys, voicing your opinion or playing games; these apps can turn your spare time into a money making machine!
Money Making Apps
CheckoutSmart is a great tool to earn cashback on your supermarket shop.
After you’ve been shopping, you are able to upload your receipt to their app. However, if you don’t have a flashy smartphone then you can upload the receipt directly to their website too! Read up on my full Checkout Smart review.
Deals are updated each week.
With Swagbucks, you earn SB (or Swagbucks) for doing things like completing surveys, playing games, shopping, watching videos or using their site as a search engine.
While you aren’t able to do everything via their apps, you can use their SBTV app to watch videos and earn a few SB on the go.
The points add up quick enough for you to cash out. Read up on a full Swag Bucks review by Skint Dad contributor Lorna who (at the point in writing) had earned over £100 in Amazon vouchers!
Earn Amazon gift cards by using the EarnApp when you don’t use your phone.
To earn on the app, you cannot be using your phone, it needs to have battery or be charging, and you need to be connected to WiFi.
When you’re not using your phone (which can be around 21 hours a day!), the app will then send secure traffic through your phone, using only your IP address, and then you earn money.
Available for both Apple and Android users, Receipt Hog lets you earn points for taking photos of your receipts.
With this money-making app, you save your points up until you can exchange them for cash via PayPal or you can opt for an Amazon voucher instead.
- Read my full STOREWARDS review here
Snap & Save
Brought to you from TopCashback, Snap and Save is available as an app but you can also access the deals via their website. Simply browse through the offers and see what featured items you can earn money back on.
Then after you’ve been shopping you take a photo of your receipt and claim money back on your purchase – sometimes as much as 100%!
You can get cashback with grocery items but they sometimes have special deals for things like 100% cashback on a cinema ticket.
With the app, you take a photo of your receipt and upload it to the offer. If you don’t have access to your phone, you are able to upload a scanned image of your receipt straight to the website. your cashback will then accumulate in your account.
You are able to earn cashback on your supermarket spend with money making app ClickSnap from Quidco. You no longer need to spend ages writing to companies asking for a voucher or scouring the internet looking for a coupon to print.
You have three choices to earn cashback with ClickSnap. You can either shop in store and take a picture within the app, or upload a picture of your receipt on the website.
Alternatively, you can share the account details of the online supermarket you use and after you’ve shopped any featured items will be credited in your account as cashback.
The shops you can earn from are Tesco, ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Ocado, Morrisons, Aldi and Lidl.
Ricky Willis is the original Skint Dad. A money-making enthusiast, father, and husband to Naomi. He is always looking for unique ways to earn a little extra.