Best Money Making Apps: 2021 Edition

It is Covid and why not make some money while you are watching Netflix & HBO Max. Let’s save as much as possible to get more money in your pocket.

You can download a few apps using your smartphone to sell your unwanted items, pick up a side gig, and take surveys.

The Best Money- Making Apps Right Now

1. Rakuten

This was formerly EBates. It rewards shoppers with cash back on purchases from restaurants and retailers. Rakuten credits the cash to your account after it confirms the purchase with the retailer.

Payment: Paypal or Check

2. Swagbucks

It rewards you with Swagbucks (SB) when you search the web, answer surveys, discover great deals, watch videos, and play games.

Payment: Paypal or Gift cards

3. Field Agent

It rewards you for a variety of jobs you do: in store survey, audits, general, scavenger hunts, and bonus opportunities. Pay range is typically $3-$15

Payment: Direct Deposit, Pre-Paid Debit Card

4. Foap

This app lets you upload photos straight from your iPhone. You can sell the same photo as many times as you want.

Payment: Paypal

5. Bookscouter

Bookscouter is a great app! Type in or scan the ISBN and book scouter does the work for you. Prices and offers given right away. Great for college kids or anyone with books to get rid of.

Payment: Paypal – must have a certain amount in your account before disbursement

6. Mobee

Mobee is a mission based money maker. You download the app, find a mission (read the description), complete the mission, and redeem awards. You can plan ahead or do a last minute secret shopping experience! The mission is completing questions or taking pictures inside the store.

Payment: Points convert to Gift cards and Cash

7. Dosh

This is a passive cash option. You simply download the app. You attach your credit cards to the app and you get paid when shop and dine at pleases you already visit- places like Walmart, DoorDash, Uber, & Home Depot

Payment: Dosh let’s you transfer cash into your bank account, Venmo, Paypal

8. Pei

The Pei App pays you 1-20% in cash rewards on any debit or credit card. Pei rewards you for local purchases and most shopping apps work only for online shopping.

Payment: Pei points for Bitcoin, cash, gift rewards. If you are interested in cryptocurrency, here is an effortless way to earn it.

9. Ibotta

Ibotta has you covered for cash back on groceries, apparel, travel, and online shopping. Currently a $20 in welcome bonus for just signing up.

Payment: Bank account

10. Mercari

Mercari is a selling app. Fast and easy way to sell almost anything. Declutter in a hurry. The app allows you to do shipping labels in your cost of selling to make it free shipping for your customers – who are more likely to buy with that.

Payment: transfer to bank account

Bonus: Sweatcoin App

The Sweatcoin app is a new breed of step counter and activity tracker app that pays you digital coin – for yourself steps to spend on gadgets, sports kit, fitness training, healthy nutrition and much more! The more you move, the more you earn. Works well with smartphone and smart watch.

Payment: Paypal

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