As a millennial, a great deal of my time is spent on my phone. As a young adult, in a massive amount of debt, looking for ways to make extra cash is always a priority. If I can do both, be on my phone & make money, then I am winning. Nowadays you can earn extra money simply by downloading apps to your phone. Here is a list my favorite money making apps.
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MONEY MAKING APPS
Ibotta – [Downloaded in July 2017/Money Earned: $30.57
The concept of Ibotta is simple. Choose which store you plan to shop at and mark the items you plan to purchase. Then when you are finished with your grocery shopping just scan your receipt to earn cash back on the items you purchased. I find it easier to scan the app right before I hit the grocery store to see if there something I plan on buying or can substitute to get the cash back later. Use my referral code when you sign up with Ibotta.
Ebates – [ Downloaded in August 2017/ Money Earned: $15.73]
Do you like shopping at Sephora, Ulta, and or Forever 21? With Ebates you can earn cash back with your normal purchases from your favorite stores. Honestly, the reason why my amount of money I earned is not high is that I have done major cutbacks in the shopping area until I pay down my debts. But anytime I think of purchasing something online, even small amazon purchases I have been using Ebates. Get a free $10 dollar welcome bonus when you sign up using my referral link.
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Swagbucks [Downloaded Sept. 2017/ Money Earned: $5.00]
I have tried multiple survey apps and honestly, they all have been a complete waste of my time. However, Swagbucks is the complete opposite and without a doubt my favorite survey money making app. Swagbucks allows users to earn Swagbucks for taking surveys, watching videos or shopping online. You can then redeem your Swagbucks for gift cards or cash deposits directly into your Paypal account. Use my referral code and start off with 150 Swagbucks.
Instagram [Download Feb 2012/ Money Earned: $250]
Another great money making app is Instagram. However, it does take a lot more work than the other money making apps I mentioned. With Instagram, you have to have a decent following and nice engagement. I have earned roughly $250 maybe more through sponsored Instagram post from my natural hair Instagram page. You can take a look at my natural hair Instagram by going to @moreginamarie.
Foap [Downloaded August 2017/ Money Earned: $20]
If you are like me and like to take tons of photos but do not want to spams your accounts, this app is for you. I like to take a lot of pictures of food, but I do not want to be that person who is always posting photos of food. With this app I can post my photos and shamelessly earn money while doing it. Simply upload your photos through the app. Once your photo has received 5 positive ratings from other Foap users your photo will be listed for sale. Each time someone purchases are a photo you receive a $5 dollar commission.
Well, there you have it, my favorite money making apps. I will be updating this post as I come across more money making apps. So be sure to keep coming back to this post.