This is the second part in this article showing you more than 50 unique ways that you can make money armoured only with your smartphone.
The first part covers making money from your smartphone by selling your unwanted items and belongings. So if you haven’t read it yet check it out here.
So if you don’t own a pc or laptop and you are looking for side hustle opportunities then this series will show just how you can make money with only a smartphone and a little bit of time and perseverance.
Today we’re moving on to making money from your smartphone by utilising Survey Sites.
I’ve also got a BONUS app that you won’t believe how easy it is to make money from your smartphone with so read on until the end of this post to see.
Let’s get going..
Earn Money with your Smartphone Taking Surveys
When I checked on Google I could only see that InboxPounds is a UK based site. InboxPounds pay you for everyday online activities including:
- Taking surveys
- Reading emails
- Completing offers
- Shopping online
You have to build up to £20 before you can cash out. With only a 3.8 Star Rating it might be one to be cautious with as some of the reviewers have complained that they start completing a survey then half way through it kicks them off as not eligible. Checking the website they have a whopping introductory offer of £1 for signing up.
In summary I think this is one to test out when you have some spare time and see if you think it’s worth the time.
iPoll appears to be available both in the US and UK as well as many other countries so has a well established presence.
Their website describes iPoll “as an online and mobile community where your unique perspective is your gain.” Basically you answer questions about the products and services you use as well as places you visit and they reward you for it.
The app has a respectable 4.0 Star Rating on Google Play so looks to be well-liked for most users.
iPoll tries to make your tasks a little more fun describing them as iPoll missions. As well as simple surveys you can do tasks like visiting a shop, testing products and taking photos.
Swagbucks is a popular survey site that I have seen mentioned quite a bit.
It’s a little more than just a survey app though as you can also earn rewards through shopping at major retailers, sharing feedback on TV shows & movies, giving your opinion on content that you browse in their “Watch tab” and testing new products and services.
Once you build up your Swagbucks (SB) you can then exchange these for Amazon, Paypal, Walmart vouchers and others.
The app hasn’t convinced everyone though with a 4.0 Star Rating on Google Play Store. However it looks like a good option if you enjoy shopping and trying out new things.
Lifepoints is a site through which members can get paid for shopping, going to the movies or trying out new local services.
However, they don’t appear to have an app so it’s not clear how much of an opportunity there is for making money with your smartphone.
I did find this review from survey police showing that they do have Mobile Surveys. This review also didn’t come out very well for Lifepoints with only a 2 out of 5-star rating.
Instagc is another survey site although they don’t appear to have an app they do have a fully-featured mobile website.
They even offer a daily bonus if you use an AndroidOS or iOS device. It looks relatively to sign up as well through Facebook, Twitter or Google and they give you 10 points on sign up.
You can redeem gift cards by completing tasks, surveys and watching videos.
Some other easy ways to earn points with them include using their search engine and visiting different websites from advertisers.
They also have a referral program so could be worth mentioning to like-minded friends that are also looking to make money from their smartphones.
With Survey Junkie they will pay you to share your opinion that helps brands deliver better products and services.
They match you to suitable surveys from which you earn points that can then be redeemed as Giftcards or PayPal cashouts.
With over 11 million members and a respectable 4-Star Rating on Google Play Store this looks like a respectable site well worth trying out to make money with your smartphone.
Vindale Research don’t appear to have a mobile app but you can make money with them via your smartphone mobile browser.
You can earn rewards my completing mobile surveys, voting in polls, reviewing products and watching videos. No giftcards with these guys just a straight check or PayPal payment.
Yourmoneygeek gives them a 9.4 out of 10 rating so another site well worth signing up to.
Another site without a dedicated mobile app is Opinion Outpost. It is a well established site that sends out regular surveys or you can visit the website for a list of currently available surveys.
Each survey typically takes 10-15 minutes to finish so easily doable whilst you are having a coffee break. However with only a 2 out 5 star rating by surveypolice you may want to try other sites first.
A number of low scores seem to have been given due them closing accounts without the members knowledge and then not being able to cash in the money they have earned.
Ipsos i-Say looks like quite a slick site for taking surveys and making money with your smartphone.
They send instant survey notifications so could be really useful if you don’t have time to keep checking yourself. You can decide how often you receive notifications if you don’t want to be interrupted all the time.
Ipsos is a global leading market research company so i-Say has a strong reputable backing.
Currently on Google Play the app has earned a 4.3-star rating from over 57,441 reviews so that’s quite impressive.
This next survey site doesn’t appear to have good from its members with only a 2.8 Star Rating on Google Play Store.
Most of the low ratings appear to be due to technical issues with the app itself rather than the service.
Members of Toluna are termed influencers and they profess to empower you to influence and transform products and services that matter to you.
You do get 500 points upon joining so could be worth trying out to see if you like it and whether it’s easy enough to get the initial requirement of 30,000 points to exchange for $10.
MyPoints is a sister site to Swagbucks but with different earnings. It’s a smaller site with only 50,000+ installs and 1,207 reviews but it does hit a 4.0 Star rating. In MyPoints own words:
Earn towards free gift cards by:
- Shopping top retailer sites
- Answering surveys
- Discovering In-Store deals
- Shopping local deals
You can redeem points starting at the $5 level in the form of gift cards for Amazon, Walmart, PayPal Starbucks and more.
So if you like to cash in smaller amounts more regularly this could be a good option for making money with your smartphone.
Pocket Bounty is a little more than just a survey site. They pay you coins for watching videos, downloading apps and completing easy tasks and then you can exchange those coins for PayPal cash, vouchers or gifts.
I’d be a little wary of this site though as there is no option to download their app from the Google Playstore. Instead you have to download it from a dedicated web page.
If you like to play games and watch a few videos then it might be worth trying especially if you like to withdraw small amounts regular as they do have cash outs starting at $2.50.
VoxPopMeis another survey type app paying you for your views but you need to give your opinion as a video.
They make it easy for you to sign up with your Facebook account and they target specific questions to you via a live question stream.
You select a question record your video response and earn cash rewards.
The app has a star rating of 4.1 on the Google Play Store so if you don’t mind voicing your opinion and recording yourself it’s definitely worth giving it a go.
It’s another novel way to make money from your smartphone and not too much effort.
Pinecone Research is owned by Nielsen Holdings plc, a global performance management company. The app doesn’t have a great star rating at 3.6 out of 5 but there are only 18 reviews and 1,000+ installs.
You can earn points with Pinecone by Taking Surveys aimed at helping companies when developing new products and services.
If you are someone who likes to try out new services before the masses then there’s no harm in trying them out.
Survey Apps Summary
So there you have it that’s 14 different apps or sites that you can try out to make money with just your smartphone.
Add that to the 15 sites and apps for selling unwanted items gives us 29 of our 50+ Effective Ways to Make Money from Just a Smartphone.
If taking surveys isn’t your thing and you’ve nothing much to sell then you might just like our next set of options, getting paid to listen to music and watch videos.
Earn Money with your Smartphone Listening to Music and Watching Videos
Did you know you can get paid just for listening to music or watching a video?
As far as ways to earn money from your smartphone go this is right up there with the easiest.
Lets take a look.
Current is pretty well loved by it’s users with a 4.4-Star Rating and over 1 million installs.
Amazingly they will pay you to listen to music from a selection of over 100,000 radio stations.
You can also earn money providing opinions as well as trying out apps, games and watching short videos.
You can even earn by playing music on your lock screen, what could be easier.
Out of all the apps and sites reviewed so far in this article Current is the one that interests me the most and I am going to see if I can earn some extra cash from my smartphone using it myself.
Part 2 Summary
Remember this is the second part of our article. If you missed the first part it covers making money from your smartphone by selling your unwanted items and belongings.
So if you haven’t read it yet check it out here.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this second part of our series showing how you can make money with just a smartphone.
So far we’ve covered 30 different apps and sites that you can use to sell unwanted items, take surveys and even simply watch videos or listen to your favourite music.
Which app if any will you try out from part 2?
Will you go straight to Current and start playing music or would you prefer to look at a more well-known site like Swagbucks?
Either way let us know by leaving a comment below.