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7 smartphone apps that can earn you real money

Ramya Patelkhana


7 smartphone apps that can earn you real money

28 Mar 2018: 7 smartphone apps that can earn you real money

Everyone owns a smartphone these days, and almost everything we do on them requires an app.

Wouldn't it be awesome if you could also make money by only using some apps? While you aren't going to get super rich, you can still make a few extra bucks.

Here are some mobile apps that pay you for answering questions, participating in surveys, or simply walking.

Opinion Rewards: This Google app pays you for participating in surveys

Google's Opinion Rewards available on the Play Store is a quick survey app that lets users participate in surveys in exchange for Google Play credits.

This app was launched last year in India; the minimum value of rewards offered by the app is Rs. 10.

The credits received by answering surveys can be used for purchasing apps or other content on Play Store.

MooCash: An app that pays you for completing simple tasks

MooCash is an Android app that offers cash, gift cards (Amazon, Google Play), Bitcoin, and other rewards for trying new apps/games, watching videos, referring friends, answering surveys, etc.

It also lets users earn coins by simply swiping left on device locker screen for claiming offers/rewards.

These coins can be redeemed via PayPal or Google Reward Card.

SquadRun: Earn Paytm cash, PayUMoney points using this Indian app

SquadRun is another Android app in India that gives rewards or SquadCoins for completing various tasks.

"We convert large business problems (of Flipkart, Yatra, Snapdeal, Ola, etc.) into small missions...completed by our amazing user base," SquadRun says on Play Store.

The missions include giving feedback, tagging images, categorizing products, etc. SquadCoins can be sent to users' Paytm wallet or redeemed for PayUMoney points.

mCent Browser: Earn free rewards, recharges, data just by browsing Internet

mCent is a browser app that rewards users with free recharges and data. Users can earn credits by simply browsing or visiting websites without any additional steps or requirements.

Users can surf the Internet, watch or download videos, read the news, use Facebook, shop online, or use Google Search like they normally do.

They receive reward points that can be redeemed for recharges.

Loco: You can earn and learn using this live quiz app

Loco is a live trivia app that gives cash prizes to the participants who complete a "live quiz" by competing with thousands of other players every day at 10:30pm (IST) and get all the ten answers right in ten seconds.

The topics covered are current affairs, sports, general knowledge, politics, history, Bollywood, Hollywood, etc.

Rewards are credited to users' Paytm wallets.

AppBounty: AppBounty offers credits for discovering new apps

AppBounty app, which is available for both Android and iOS, allows users to earn free rewards in exchange for trying out free mobile apps.

Users need to download the apps offered by AppBounty and earn credits for each app they discover. They can spend these rewards on gift cards from Amazon, PlayStation, Xbox, iTunes, Netflix, Steam, Google Play etc. It offers international rewards.

Bitwalking: This app pays for walking or just moving your body

With Bitwalking app, users can earn cryptocurrency called "Bitwalking Dollars" (BW$) generated by simple body movements - walking, running, dancing, etc.

The app, available for Android and iOS as well, basically converts human movement to currency.

Users earn 1 BW$ for every 10,000 steps (8km) they cover; these Bitwalking Dollars can be reportedly spent in an online store or you can trade them for cash.