Make $500+/Month With These Simple Smartphone Apps

Make $500+ extra income per month with these easy smartphone apps! Like money? Like your smartphone? Well, hey now... this post is for you!

by Chris Durst      Dec. 21, 2020

Like your smartphone? Like money? Well, hey now… this post is for you!

If you’re looking for a convenient way to make money on the side, you’ll want to check out these “smartphone side hustle” apps! (Our list also includes some screened affiliate links, which help us keep the computers running. Thanks!)

Field Agent
Field Agent get paid to perform tasks in their neighborhood.

work from home jobswork from home jobsWhat will I be asked to do?

It depends on the job! You could be asked to rank something, submit a photo, video, or even a free-form response.

Before you reserve a job, make sure to read the job summary on the job details page. This should give you a good idea of what to expect.


Product price check with a photo
The app will instruct you to go to a particular store, find a specific product, take a photo of it on the shelf, and enter its price. This type of job is easy to complete but also very important to companies that need insight on their competition.

Our clients often need the opinions of consumers just like you. Surveys show up in the app just like other jobs, but you can complete them and make money from any location.

Special Requirements
You might be asked to purchase a product, record a video, go to a store or restaurant at a specific time of day, etc. These requirements will all be listed in the job overview, so you can get an idea of what’s expected before you accept the job.”


Pays up to a $20 welcome bonus.

If you’re shopping in-store or online, you’ll want to have the Ibotta app handy so you can get cash back on your purchases.

“Groceries, clothing, pet supplies — these are the purchases you make every day. When you shop with Ibotta, you’ll earn cash back whenever you shop, both online and in-store. All you need is your mobile phone or computer.

“Ibotta works in over 300 retail chains, restaurants, movie theaters, convenience stores, home improvement centers, pet stores, and pharmacies nationwide.”

Get cash rewards for purchases at Walmart, Food Lion, Costco, CVS and hundreds more. Free. Cash via PayPal, Venmo, or gift card (your preference). Food Assistance Program purchases also eligible.

You can also earn a little extra by referring friends to the app.

Speaking of which, the link is RRR’s affiliate link, and we’ll receive a small commission if you use it. Helps us keep the computers on. Thank you!


Gigwalk is a mobile app for Android and iOS that allows you to find quick jobs (“Gigs”) in your area. A Gig is represented by a pin on the map in our mobile application and can take anywhere from 5 minutes to a few hours to complete and pay anywhere from $3 to $100. Clients see the work Gigwalkers submit through the app on our back-end Gigwalk platform.

How does it work?

1. A Gigwalk software customer posts work as “Gigs” that show up on the map and Gig list in the Gigwalk app.

2. You find Gigs in your area that look like a good fit.

3. You apply for a Gig by clicking the “Apply to this Gig” button.

4. You are notified that your application has been selected and given detailed instructions for completing the work.

5. You complete the work and submit it through the Gigwalk app.

6. The customer reviews your work and either approves it or may ask you a quick follow-up question or two.

7. Once approved, you get paid directly to your PayPal account!”


Pinecone Research

Got a HS diploma/GED or didn’t complete HS? Pinecone needs you. Earn $3 per survey (15-20 mins., typically). They may also send you free products to test. Minimum age for surveys is 18.

Pinecone has been around for ages. They’re consistently ranked among the top survey options.


Swagbucks – $5 Sign-Up Bonus

Pays cash via Paypal or (if you prefer) in gift cards for Amazon, Walmart, Target and other leading brands. Earn points for answering surveys, watching entertaining videos, shopping online, and more. Redeem your points for the rewards.

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How do you earn points?
“Answer Surveys
Share your opinions and get free gift cards! Earn SB points when you answer fun surveys and polls.

Watch Videos
Watch entertaining videos and get free gift cards! Earn SB points for watching playlists that we’ve put together just for you!

Discover Offers
Get free gift cards when you check out exclusive deals and offers from well known brands. You earn SB points when you sign up for new services, check out free samples, and more!

Search the Web
Earn SB points when you search the web using our Yahoo! powered search engine!

Play Games
Get free cards for playing games! You can earn SB points when you make in-game purchases through our partners at GSN, or play our original free games and earn randomly.

Shop Online
Cash back shopping at over 1500 retailers including Amazon, Walmart, Target, and Starbucks. Earn SB points for every dollar you spend plus get access to exclusive deals and coupons to your favorite retailers.”

Right now, they’re offering a $5 bonus when you sign up and earn 2,500 SB within the first 60 days of membership. (Bonus will be awarded within 1 day after you qualify.)


Like Gigwalk and Field Agent, gigs may involve “audits” (checking an item in a store), scavenger hunts (finding a specific product in a local store), or taking a photo of a storefront.

Users report gigs averaging $2-$5 with time commitments of 10-20 minutes, though again this will depend on location. And as with Gigwalk and Field Agent, you’ll want to maximize your return by already being out of the house when you take a gig. Payment by PayPal.

“Get paid to shop, eat, and explore in your city.

“Earn cash anywhere – Find quick jobs at local stores and shops. Available now in all over the US and UK!

“Tasks are simple and fun – Take photos of products, check prices, and review promotions. It’s as easy as shopping.

“Fast, automatic payments – Most payments are sent 48 hours after approval. Setup Paypal once and we’ll take care of the rest.

“Starting is easy – Start today, no application or experience necessary. Get our free iOS or Andoid app and get started today.”


For installing Nielsen’s app on your computer, you will automatically be entered into their $10,000 monthly sweepstakes. Also, if you qualify, “there are opportunities to earn even more rewards by registering more devices and staying with us longer,” the company says. For consumer trend data, Nielsen’s app — for smartphone, computer or tablet — follows your web use. Your name is separated from the data, and devices run as usual. User IDs and passwords are not collected, the company adds.


Extra Cash — $2 Signup Bonus – Snap Your Grocery Receipts for Visa Gift Cards 

Fetch is all about rewards for grocery receipts (Visa gift cards, Amazon gift cards, etc.). Enter the promo code FETCH2K to get $2.00 free in your account. The app simplifies things by automatically reviewing your receipts for any participating brand, product or special offer. Refer a friend for $2 for each of you.

“Fetch Rewards works directly with popular brands to bring you everyday savings on thousands of products throughout any grocery store. You can earn points and save without jumping through hoops. Buy what you want, where you want, and save.”

“We work with some of the largest brands in the world to bring everyday savings to our shoppers, so that you don’t have to chase deals in order to save.

The brands and products that fill Fetch Rewards fill your grocery store. Every time you purchase one of these brands you are guaranteed to get points and save on your shopping trip.”


For more jobs and ways to make extra cash, see our Daily Jobs & Gigs page. To be the first to hear about jobs like these, like our Facebook page and check your feed for our posts. May you be working from home soon!

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