20 Best Apps to Make Money in 2018

These are the best apps to make money in 2018. You can use these Android and iPhone apps to make money on the side while you shop for groceries, run errands and wait in lines. Some of these apps will even help you make money from home or earn cash while you are at your current job.

You need to watch out for catches when you try to make money on the side. All of these money making apps come without major catches, but you will need to wait until you hit a certain threshold to cash out.

When you use one of the best apps to make money you can help pad your wallet, fund your movie watching and even pay for a dinner out. You can earn money with apps by taking actions and other apps will find money you are owed due to price drops and changes and automatically request it for you.

Some of the best apps to make money on the side will pay you in cash, normally via PayPal. Others will offer rewards and points that you can redeem for gift certificates or airline miles. In addition to making money, you should check out the best apps to save money.

The best apps to make money on your iPhone or Android.
The best apps to make money on your iPhone or Android.

Every money making app on this list does let you earn money, but you will need to earn a minimum before you cash out in many cases.

  1. Google Opinion Rewards
  2. Earny
  3. iBotta
  4. Pact
  5. Sweatcoin
  6. eBates
  7. Gig Walk
  8. Offer Up
  9. Mercari
  10. Foap
  11. Clashot
  12. Shopkick
  13. Fronto
  14. SlideJoy
  15. Mobee
  16. Task Rabbit
  17. Uber
  18. Lyft
  19. Upwork
  20. Indeed

We’ve earned over $100 with one of the money making apps, a neighbor earned almost $300 just by working out and with another our family already has $30 in just over a month.

While they take a bigger commitment Uber and Lyft can help you earn money. Matt Neff Host Of The Entreneato Podcast uses it to earn extra money each month. Neff tells Gotta Be Mobile, “I started driving for Uber and Lyft 3 weeks ago from a recommendation from a friend. Sign up for both companies took 20 minutes tops and both apps are super easy to use.

In my first two weeks of working for the companies I cleared over $650 before expenses. I absolutely love driving for both Uber and Lyft! I get to meet interesting people, engage in great conversation and learn more about my city all while averaging between $18-$22 an hour!”

With at least half of these options, you will find legitimate ways to make money from home using your smartphone. These quick ways to make money from home won’t completely replace your income, but you can definitely make an impact and help earn money at home. You can use the best budget apps to stretch this additional cash even further.

We are on the lookout for any scams that promise you a fast way to use an app to make money, which is why this list is limited. If you go looking further, be on the lookout for any apps that promise too much money too fast or ask you for too much personal information.

You can download these money making apps on iPhone and Android for free, without any fees to get started.

Google Opinion Rewards - Make Money By Answering Questions

Google Opinion Rewards - Make Money By Answering Questions

You can make money answering survey questions on your smartphone with Google Opinion Rewards. Also known as Google Surveys by many users, this free app rewards you for sharing your opinion. This works on iPhone and Android, but the best way to make money is on iPhone. 

A member of the Gotta Be Mobile team earned over $100 with Google Opinion Rewards. All you need to do is answer questions and you'll earn anywhere from a 10 cents to a dollar. You can also answer Google Opinion Rewards surveys in stores to really earn more money.

The money that you make works for Google Play Credits on Android that you can use to buy apps, movies, books, and even spend on in app purchases for games like Clash of Clans without spending your cash.

iPhone users get the credit sent to PayPal when they have a balance of $2, which can happen every week or two depending on how many surveys you qualify for.

Download Google Opinion Rewards for Android and Google Opinion Rewards for iPhone.


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  2. James

    02/01/2017 at 8:35 pm

    Join Fronto to earn money on your phone. Enter ‘pennycash’ to get 1,250 Points when you sign up. https://app.adjust.com/3rpb8a


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    02/10/2017 at 12:19 am

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  4. lydia

    02/18/2017 at 3:20 am

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      06/11/2017 at 6:30 pm

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    02/19/2017 at 7:15 am

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    02/23/2017 at 6:57 pm

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  7. Bentley

    02/28/2017 at 12:08 pm

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  8. Albert

    03/02/2017 at 9:58 pm

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      01/11/2018 at 9:04 am

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    03/04/2017 at 11:02 am

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    03/10/2017 at 10:02 am

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    03/19/2017 at 4:30 am

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    03/21/2017 at 11:54 am

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  14. Rahul Yadav

    03/22/2017 at 8:05 am

    Awesome article.I was not aware about money making apps. Learned something fresh. Thanks and expecting a lot in future.


    • Bosci

      07/23/2017 at 12:07 am

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  17. Angel

    03/27/2017 at 6:10 am

    Win cash watching fun quick videos. Download Jinglz: https://bnpo.app.link/1bozA9vyqt?r=lo8h7


  18. Pavan kumar

    03/30/2017 at 12:25 am

    I am from India please tell me that is their any real money making apps in india to get real apps.


  19. Pavan kumar

    03/30/2017 at 12:27 am

    I am from India please tell me that is their any real money making apps in india to get real apps. Please reply me soon


  20. Pavan kumar

    03/30/2017 at 12:34 am

    I am from India please tell me that can i use the others country apps any make money from that and convert that in to India currency. Please reply me as soon as possible.


  21. Christ

    04/03/2017 at 7:21 pm

    Very interesting…But I know there are still a lot more out there…

    Thanks for the list…


  22. Brandon

    04/10/2017 at 4:05 am

    If you haven’t checked out SweatCOIN you need to! It’s a new app that pays you just for walking everyday. CRAZY! Go download it here: http://sweatco.in/i/enjoybrandon

    I’ve already earned a ton with it!


  23. Mujahid

    04/20/2017 at 2:57 pm

    Hey, I know one App which is an AppLock for Android. It pays back to user’s for just locking App’s . It’s an amazing concept, Now why to use the Applocks which doesn’t pay? Lolz
    Try it I bet you will amazed https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smartfoxitsolutions.lockup


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    04/26/2017 at 10:10 am

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  25. Zahir

    05/02/2017 at 7:09 am

    New website to earn money
    3000 points = $20 Paypal
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  26. John SausageingSling

    05/08/2017 at 4:29 am

    This app used to ask your opinion 4 to 6 times a day .. the surveys were only 1 to4 question servevy, then Paying your google account immediately… so you legitimately can spend it as fast as you earn…. the days of receiving questions in intervals of 4 to 6 times a days are gone once a week. This app just takes up space on your phone now I’ve had it in my phone and haven’t had a question and over 10 days… literally went from being one of the best apps to the worst app in my opinion


  27. Sumit

    05/13/2017 at 8:29 pm

    I have found another similar app which is newly launched and does pay. I’m using it and got my first payment. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ifreecash.client
    Do checkout. There is content running over there.


  28. Bryce

    05/17/2017 at 12:59 pm

    I’ve been using Split and I’ve already made $5! http://split.nyc/split-it-pays-to-share-on-Pr2Y0TfS


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    05/20/2017 at 9:35 pm

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    05/23/2017 at 7:46 am

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  31. Bryan

    05/28/2017 at 11:30 am

    Here’s an iPone app that pays you unlimited $5 payments for FREE http://pdsp.us/dikn37


  32. Leya

    05/28/2017 at 12:48 pm

    Ibotta is great, I already made over $300
    Follow this link to start earning today


  33. Najmi

    05/31/2017 at 12:07 am


    This is an app on android that you can earn money quite a lot simply by downloading apps and doing survey. If that’s not enough you can also get cashback for the purchases that you have made from certain shops. It is quite promising and i highly recommend this app


  34. Wali ullah

    06/13/2017 at 10:05 pm

    Hy Is There Any App Which Pays Rewards Through Mastercard Because Paypal Service Are Not Available In Pakistan,please Help Me ,admin You Can Help Me


  35. rahul verma

    06/17/2017 at 5:15 am

    This app gives iPhone 6s for playing their game


    you can check it out if you want a free iPhone

    – writing this from the iPhone 5s i won from this game :D


  36. Najmi

    06/23/2017 at 1:59 am


    Earn money on one of the top apps out there. Earn from playing games, downloading app, doing surveys and even cashback off the purchases you made in certain shops. Download it now


  37. Yasir Khan Saqlaini

    07/05/2017 at 6:31 pm

    All Application are very awesome but i want to start with only two. will it be fine or i should work om all.


  38. Yasir Khan Saqlaini

    07/05/2017 at 6:33 pm

    Can I share your post on my blog sharethisindia.com. hope you will like it.


  39. Melissa L Pollio

    07/15/2017 at 12:23 pm

    PACT app shut down. JULY 9, 2017 was their last active day.


  40. raghu

    07/26/2017 at 1:30 am

  41. Vikku

    08/19/2017 at 2:51 pm

  42. Alex

    08/22/2017 at 11:01 am

    http://mydollarapp.com pays the most in 2017


  43. Charles Hicks

    09/18/2017 at 5:51 am

    Yes you can earn a good amount from mobile reward app, as far I know you can buy source code of Rewards App from marketplaces like https://appngamereskin.com/ and then change the graphics to get a fresh app or game and upload it on app store and playstore to get monetized.


  44. Denise Hilton

    09/19/2017 at 9:55 pm

    I found a few more apps in this article: http://www.webemployed.com/mobile-apps-earn-money-from-phone-part-2/
    Most of them pay through Paypal.


  45. Mary

    09/29/2017 at 11:47 am

    Another app that I have been using is Fetch Rewards. Again one you take pictures of receipts of, can use at any store and get points but is fairly easy. Sometimes you have to verify items other times not. Have used 2 months and have earned enough for $25 gift card. Gift cards are to all the usual and popular places. Just go to App Store and download or http://www.fetchrewards.com Please use my referral code when signing up, we wil both earn 1500 points A4ANU. Thank you.


  46. Hammond

    10/01/2017 at 4:04 pm

    ADG2K9 that’s my referral code for feature points, use code for 50 points,have made over $500 just last month, http://featu.re/ADG2K9


  47. France

    10/02/2017 at 5:59 am

    Sign up for FREE now and earn money later! :-)


  48. Marc

    12/01/2017 at 6:32 am

    With this App you can instantly start getting the crypto coinbase Ethereum totally for free! It is now worth ~0.005 USD per click but the price will surely rise similar to bitcoin:



  49. Danial

    12/12/2017 at 3:07 am

    http://www.wallet.gift (Download now) Use code

    With this app, I can easily make few bucks in a few days. There is so much cool features to make you earn money.

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    3. Also open chest and play the lucky spinner to earn quite a decent amount of coins. I earn quite a lot of coins here and if you are lucky, you can earn the $1 reward

    The minimum withdrawal for paypal is 1510 coins ($2), amazon 1500 coins ($3) and google play 6800 coins ($10) and steam 3500 coins ($5)


  50. Shad

    12/21/2017 at 12:33 am

    Theres a lock screen app called s’mores where you can earn points and them trade them in for Amazon gift cards. This is the fairest, most honest app of its kind, trust me I’ve tried them all. You earn 10 points or $0.10 a day just for renting ads on your phone so 30 days at $0.10 a day equals $3 a month and that’s before you complete any of the offers. Just think of it as earning a free $3 gift card every month. And the gift cards really do work. Especially the Amazon gift card. If you like my review use referral code C0ABCS and we both get an extra 25 points. Thanks for reading!


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