Hello world.. I know many people have been waiting for such a post like this…And now here to share the goodnews of some android apps that we never knew we could earn money through.
I’ve avoided ones that seem to be attracting a lot of problems and shied away from apps that require you to endlessly watch video ads or fill out long surveys to earn cash, though there are those too, if that’s your thing.
Naturally, a lot of the apps will require your input or personal data in exchange for a payout, but then TNW’s Web-savvy readers probably knew that already, didn’t you?
Bitwalking is a new app that lets you earn Bitwalking dollars (BW$) simply for going about your daily routine.
Launched in September last year, it’s still in a private beta phase – but you’re free to request an invite to the platform.
Once you get in, all you have to do is keep moving to start earning. You will need to do rather a lot of walking though – somewhere around 10,000 steps for 1 BW$. If you spend all day wandering around for your job anyway, however, what is there to lose?
At launch, the company said you’d be able to redeem your earnings against items offered through its own store, or transfer the cash to your bank account. The service is still being tested though, so could be subject to change in the future
Slidejoy is an Android-only app that certainly isn’t going to make you rich, but nor do you really have to do anything to eventually get a payout from the service easier.
In a nutshell, it puts ads and news on your lockscreen, and in exchange you earn ‘Carats’ that can be exchanged for real money and checked into your PayPal account.
For signing up you get 20 Carats, and you’ll need 2,000 or more to check anything out – 1,000 Carats equals $1.
The number of Carats you get each day can vary, so it might be slow going but if you can tolerate ads on your lockscreen, it’s free money. You don’t get any additional Carats for interacting with the ads either, so there’s no incentive to click if you’re not interested in what’s on offer.
Pact is one of the more unusual money-making apps in the list in that it focuses on getting you to stick to your exercise regime.
You sign up to the commitment you’re comfortable with (based around food intake, how often you plan to work out etc.) and then pledge an amount that you’ll pay if you miss those goals.
If you make them, you’re paid rewards directly from members who failed to achieve their targets.
Judging from the reviews, you’re not likely to make more than about $100 – $150 per year, but you might stay healthy and live a little longer too.
The company says the average reward is between $0.30 and $5 per week, depending on the number of activities you commit to. The amount that you stake on your own activity has no bearing on your payout.
The downside of that is that it could end up costing you a whole heap of money if you don’t stick to your goals – and some of the reviews aren’t all that positive.
Snapwire is another image-based money-making app in this list, but it’s not quite the same as any of the others in this list as it puts the emphasis on the photographer, rather than just the photographs.
This isn’t so much an app for the everyday snapper as for the semi-pro/professional photographer.
There are two options for selling your photos: requests and challenges, or in a more conventional marketplace – though Snapwire hand-curates your best snaps, making them searchable and including them in the stock image database.
The requests and challenges route requires you to start as an ‘Explorer’ by submitting images to Snapwire Challenges to earn points. Once you’ve leveled up, you’ll be able to take part in paid buyer Requests or take direct commissions from clients.
Photographers keep 70 percent of earnings through the marketplace route.