There are so many smartphone apps out there, ranging from games, social media and many more. Best of all these apps are those that can earn you money or get you free items! I am going to go over a few of my favourites but do not forget to check out the ebook, 50 smartphone apps to earn you money by my wife.
Field Agent & Task 360
Field Agent and Task 360 are both run by the same company but deal with different aspects of work.
Field agent is similar to mystery shopping, as you will be entering stores and asking questions dependant on what you have been asked to do. You will also find yourself walking around the stores taking photos making sure they have the correct items out.
Task 360 deals instead with location data, you will be visiting areas around you that have issues with satnav. These areas will be places like two roads that merge into each other and there is no clear divide or sign, business parks and other such places. All you will need to do is head to the area, take photos of the roads with signposts and file a brief report.
The pay for each task you complete is between £2.50 and £5, so unless there are a lot in the area it is best to do them if you are heading by the area. I once set aside a couple of days to do dozens of locations in the area around me, which was exhausting but worth it.
This app is similar to Field Agent but is different in the fact that you are paid by each of the subtasks you complete within the task. So a task might be worth £3.80 in total but if you miss a question then you could lose 10-20 pence from the total.
Want free items or a discount off grocery items, then checkoutsmart is for you.
All you have to do is sign up to checkoutsmart and check out what offers they have on at the time. These range from items that you can get for FREE to items that are discounted by up to several pounds. The items that are free and discounted are changed around once a week so you are always in with a chance on getting something different.
The items will have to be bought by yourself to begin with, so to get them for free and discounted you will have to make sure you have the receipt and in good condition as they will get funny over folds and creases. Once home select the items via the app and take a photo of the receipt.
Once approved you will have that money in your account with them which can be paid to you at any time, though for anything below £20 there will be a fee so it is best to build it up.
This app has several different aspects.
Divided into several different sections iPoll is a survey app combined with a shopping app. You can earn money by completing any surveys that it sends you but it can act like Field agent and checkoutsmart by asking you to enter stores like supermarkets where you will have to take photos and answer questions. It will also offer you money back when you visit places like KFC or Costa, where you will have to explain what brought you there and to send them a photo of the receipt.
Download and near enough forget about this app.
GeoTask is a location based app that monitors your location whilst you are out and about. You will then be rewarded with points for visiting stores. Once you reach 3000 points then you can cash them out.
You will also be entered in prize draws in which you can win some money each week which will be paid directly into your paypal.
Want to be paid for your opinion well this is the app for you.
You will have to record your opinion on the subject or a review on a 30-60 recording and upload this via the app. Once reviewed it will be rewarded and placed into your wallet for once you reach the threshold.
The threshold for payment is £10 and any multiple of 10. This will then be paid via paypal, however there is a chance to lose your money if you do not redeem after 12 months.
The recording can be used for their blog or market research.
Clic and Walk
Short and sweet these missions the app will give you can be completed at home or when you are out and about.
The home based missions will be short questionnaires or simple things like taking a photo of the current book you are reading. There will also be little mystery shops which is simple quick questions or photos of certain things in store.
You can request payment once you reach £3 which is incredibly easy to do so is a brilliant little app for a quick little earning.
Another grocery app that rewards you with FREE items or discounts.
The app follows similarly to checkoutsmart in that you must check the app for what you can get and buy it with your own money. Once you have bought it you can then using the app take a photo of the receipt and upload it. You will then be credited with the money back that can be withdrawn whenever you wish.
When signing up for this app use the INVITATION CODE KHEAUEKJ for a FREE bar of chocolate.
This app gives you the opportunity to earn something from old receipts.
The app is really simple to use and links with your camera, so just open it up and snap that receipt before answering a quick couple of questions of that receipt trip. You will then earn coins that can be redeemed for cash or gift cards.
You will also earn spins for their Hog Slots. Then all you need to do is Play Hog Slots for the chance to win a cash prize and each day there is a Daily trip winner! This means that your last receipt for shopping or a restaurant will be paid for!
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