These 6 Android Apps Will Pay You to Use Them

07/07/2016 10:38 am ET

Remember those seedy websites that lured Internet users to “make money” easily? These were followed by affiliate websites that encouraged you to download each and every tool in order to try out new “tips and tricks,” which in fact made money only for themselves.

The digital world has come a long way from there and today, there are genuine and legal ways to earn bucks online. The rise of smartphones has brought about an upsurge in the use of mobile apps, a lot of which can help you make money. While some apps earn you credits, others make you cold, hard cash.

With more than 80% of smartphone users using the Android OS, let’s take a peek at a few truly creative apps that pay you for completing simple activities.

Google Opinion Rewards

It cannot get any better or more legit than this! Google Opinion Rewards itself allows you to make some cool dough. As the name suggests, you get paid to take and complete surveys. Once you download the app, it will send you notifications of new surveys. All you have to do is complete the surveys you’re presented; and you earn Google Play Store credit that can be used to buy apps and other services. Most surveys are time-sensitive, so you need to complete them before the deadline. They also comprise mostly of multiple choice questions that don’t tax your brain much. A really cool way to get paid, indeed!

What makes it tick? The fact that it is owned by Google speaks volumes of its legitimacy. It is a no-frills app and the surveys are extremely easy to complete.

Your Web Base – Get Connected

Your Web Base allows you earn real cash by simply playing games! Although the concept of this app – play games to win prizes – isn’t new, it has a few cool features that let you earn in other ways as well. Apart from making it possible for you to play games and win prizes and jackpots, this app allows you to keep all your other apps in one place, thereby eliminating confusion.

This app also features a referral program, wherein you can receive 10% bonus reward points for every successful referral. The program has 7 levels. So, you earn ten percent reward points from each friend you refer at all the 7 levels. What’s more, the app also gives you the opportunity to download other apps that pay you to use them. It is already getting rave reviews from users and experts alike.

What makes it tick? This app provides you with the chance of making money through multiple ways – playing games, referring it to friends, and using other apps. And oh! Did I mention the Jackpot Prize that includes Nano Smart Phone Packages, the world’s smallest wearable smartphone?


With MintCoins, you can earn money by doing simple activities like downloading other free apps, watching video adverts, and completing simple surveys. If you want to earn more money, you need to download paid apps (or register on paid websites). With their referral program, you earn 25 cents for every successful referral. You can redeem your earned money via PayPal and the minimum redemption amount is just $1. The developers keep introducing novel ways to enable you to earn credits, rewards and cash. So you’re never short of exciting opportunities to earn.

What makes it tick? The app is a unique marketing and advertising platform for businesses of all sizes. Whether it is an app developer or a small company that advertises through it, it can incentivize users to download their apps, visit their websites or watch their advertisements. With more than 100,000 users of this app and an average rating of 4.4, we know why this app is so popular!


Iconzoomer takes trend-spotting to a whole new level. It endeavors to create a global community of “Trendspotters” whose daily life will inspire everyday product designers to create products for modern living.

Once you download this app, you will receive assignments on basic topics like “Tell us what you are having for dinner” or “What shoes are you wearing today?” You have to answer these assignments by clicking a photo on your smartphone (your dinner or your shoes, for example) and sending it to them via the app. For every assignment that is successfully completed, you will earn credits that can be converted into money, products or charity.

What makes it tick? It offers a unique way for trend managers to spot trends by directly interacting with everyday people doing everyday things. At the same time, it offers a fun and novel way for users to earn money by sharing details about the everyday activities of their lives without becoming too intrusive.


CheckPoints is a very unique app that shows you a list of participating stores in your vicinity, so you can check into one of them. Once you choose a store, you are shown a list of items from the store that you have to scan. After you do that, you’ll have to complete a short survey, for which you’ll be rewarded with points that can be redeemed as gift cards at Amazon, Dominos, Walmart, or other places. When not scanning items in stores, you can watch videos and check out various other promotional offers to earn more points.

What makes it tick? The app presents some excellent cash-out options, and an attractive and responsive UI. It offers marketers a unique opportunity to reach customers at the point of sale. This helps in bringing about brand recognition and product awareness.


Use Foap to make money by selling your photos. The developer boasts of quality clientele that includes Volvo, Hyatt, MasterCard, and Absolut Vodka, among others. These are brands that look for photos of everyday people rather than known celebrities. Each photo sells for $10 and the photographer receives half of it. You can also get feedback on your photos from other app users or “Foapers.” You can upload your smartphone photos from Instagram, EyeEm, Flickr and more. The app integrates effortlessly with PayPal for cash-outs.

What makes it tick? You don’t need to be a pro to earn money on this app. But, you do need to be creative. The app has an easy-to-use UI, and users can create their own Web Portfolio, which is easily accessible to buyers. A single photo can be sold an unlimited number of times and there are no upload limits.

Wrapping Up

Marketers are finding novel and creative ways to engage constructively with customers. These include getting them to take surveys, try new apps, and so on. Cash prizes and rewards are motivation enough for the average person with time to kill, and they create a win-win situation for both users and developers.

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