Internet is flooded with Money Earning Apps and Websites, some of which are fake and riddled with scams whereas some prove to be genuinely authentic for earning some extra cash or perhaps, some gift rewards. The following list of a total of 10 such web and mobile applications has been drawn out after researching about their authenticity, legitimacy and competency. We understand that before signing up with a website or installing a new mobile app, one is always apprehensive about their “genuity”, therefore, each and every one of the following apps or websites have been reviewed on the following addresses: Reddit, Surveys say, Wikipedia, Work From home watchdog, Reviewopedia besides other independent scam verification websites.
Gigwalk, founded in 2010, is a mobile app for Android and iOS that pays a user based upon the completed gigs. A “gig” is basically a service that is posted by businesses seeking employers, for example taking a picture of a product that is available only at a specific store or writing a review about something. When the gig gets completed, the completed work is reviewed by the employer that hires the concerned person and after the work is approved, money gets transferred into the PayPal account of the user. Gig rates range from $3.00 to $90.00 for the biggest gigs. The app has been downloaded more than 400,000 times, and has been used to complete more than 1.2 million gigs.
As of now, it is only available in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, Boston and Miami. You can either work by completing gigs or you can post work to be done as an employer and then hire someone to do it.
- Simple and easy to use but you must be physically present in a location to complete the assigned gigs.
- Available only to the users in United States. (1, 2)
2. Field Agent
Field agent, a Fayetteville, Arkansas based app by Northstar Partnering Group, Inc, is a mobile app available for the iOS and Android users that connects client looking for market research data with “agents” which are essentially the app users. The jobs range from opinion surveys- that includes questionnaires- to location-based surveys and the jobs are segregated based upon the location of the user. The app typically between $3 and $12 each for a survey and the amount is stored in the user’s account until he/she decides to checkout. The payment gets processed within 48 hours. The app, besides being heavily used in United States is expanding in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
- Easy and fun to use if you are looking to make a few bucks.
- The tasks generally are not much time-consuming. (1, 2)
Swagbucks, an El Segundo, California-based app is an online rewards destination by Prodege LLC through which a users can purchase retail gift cards, PayPal cash or other rewards by performing a variety of online activities. After signing-up with Swagbucks, you can use their search engine that pulls data from Google and Ask.com and through this search engine, you can perform myriad activities like shopping, taking surveys, playing games etc which results in Swagbucks getting credited into your account. The earned Swagbucks can then be exchanged with numerous rewards from Swagbucks reward store like Apparel & Accessories, Department Stores, Electronics, Food & Beverage, Fun & Games, Gas Cards etc.
1 SB is valued between 1-2 US cents. SB’s can also be earned quickly through referring friends in which SB pays up to 100 Swagbucks per person or using Swagbucks TV which is their in-house video channel that pays 3 SB for watching every 10 videos. Typically, for a lazy user, a 10 minutes survey rewards you 10SBs which calculates into 60 cents per hour.
- You should be a citizen of the US, the UK, Australia, Ireland or Canada and your age must be at least 13 years or above, or the site will not allow you to sign up when you try.
- A variety of rewards to be chosen from the SB reward store. (Source)
Qriket, a 2011 Toronto, Canada based mobile application is a free app developed for iOS and Android platform through which users can win real money by spinning the “Qriket Wheel”. The spins on Qriket Wheel are obtained by interacting with a variety of digital media including videos, coupons, offers and consumer surveys. By scanning and clicking on two-for-one deals, coupons and 30-second ads from local businesses in the app’s home feed, the user receives what Qriket calls a “wand.” Those wands are then used as a currency, with users exchanging them in return for a spin of a virtual wheel.
The price range on the 50/50 blue and yellow prize wheel ranges from $0.05 – $500.00. As per September 2014, 150,000 users had signed up with the app.
- The app is available only for the users in United States and Canada.
- Initially, users could earn the spins on the wheel by scanning a code on a participating brand’s print but ever since a new update was launched by Qriket, it somewhat made it difficult to earn spins on the wheel. (1, 2)
GiftHulk is a rewards site that enables users to earn points called Hulk Coins or HC, by taking surveys, completing offers, watching videos, shopping and more. The earned Hulk Coins can then be exchanged with gift cards or Paypal payments. After joining GiftHulk, 250 Hulk Coins are credited into the users account and further HCs can be acquired by taking surveys, downloading apps provided by GiftHulk, completing short and easy tasks or by watching GiftHulk TV in which 10 Hulk Coins are provided for watching one video. In order to gain more points, “Guess the Card” game takes place everyday in which a user can earn 50 hulk coins for getting the exact card, 10 coins for the card’s value, and 4 coins for the card’s suit.
- Paypal payments start as low as $5.
- A user will be eligible for the rewards after acquiring 5000 Hulk coins and most gift cards start at $5 and cost 5,000 Hulk Coins. However, $10, $25, $50, and $100 gift cards are also available. (Source)