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11 Surefire Apps That Will Increase Your Income

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These apps that pay are a great way of passive income. They can earn you money while you’re sitting on your couch or on vacation with your family.

11 surefire apps that will increase your income

Wouldn’t it be awesome to get money for your typical Saturday afternoon shopping trip? There’s an app for that!

Or get paid to lose that annoying 25 pounds you’ve been trying to lose since your toddler was born? There’s also an app for that!

What about getting paid to sleep? I haven’t found an app for this, but hopefully, someone is working on it!

These apps won’t get you that mansion overlooking the Pacific Ocean. But they’ll definitely help you make money and save money.

The best part is they don’t require a lot of work and they’ll help you accomplish your financial goals.

1. Dosh

This is in the awesome category of cash back apps. Every time you make a purchase you get paid!

In order to get cash back, you have to use a credit card or use the credit option for your debit card. It’s also important that you purchase items at participating stores.

You can get up to 10% back on qualifying purchases! You also get money for shopping online and in stores.

This app is only available in the United States for both Android and iPhone.

Ready to get started earning money for everyday activities?

Once you download the app, sign up is quick and painless. Next, link your credit card so that Dosh can track your transactions.

Once you link your credit card you automatically get $5!

If you’re uneasy about storing your credit card information in the app, the Dosh website boasts about their “bank-level security.”

To gather points, make purchases that you need to make anyway. The points are added to your “Dosh wallet.”

In order to get the cash you’ve earned, your balance has to be at least $25. You can either get your money via PayPal or Dosh will direct deposit it right into your bank account.

You can also donate your earnings to charity.

Want an extra $5? Dosh has a referral bonus!

If you love this app as much as I do you’ll want to share it with everyone. You’ll be given a personalized link you can share with anyone of your choosing.

In order to get your $5 referral bonus they’ll have to complete these 3 steps:

  • Sign up using your link
  • Download the app
  • Link their credit or debit card

If they take these actions you will earn your $5 referral bonus! That $5 can add up quickly.

If 5 people sign up using your link you will make an extra $25.

This is by far one of my favorite legit cash back apps!

2. Healthywage

It’s officially time to get serious about losing that baby weight. And what better motivation than money?!

That’s right, Healthywage pays you to lose weight!

And yes it’s completely legit with over 100k members in their Facebook group which will also help you stay motivated.

Here’s how it works:

  • Enter how much weight you want to lose - at least 10% of your starting weight
  • Decide how long you think it’ll take for you to lose the weight - between 6 to 18 months
  • Figure out how much you want to bet - between $5 to $995 per month
  • Their fancy shmancy calculator will determine your prize amount - up to $10k!
  • If everything looks good, you’ll agree to pay the monthly amount until the challenge ends

To make sure there’s no funny business going on (aka cheating), you’re required to send in a video-recorded weigh in. You’ll also send in another video-recorded weigh in at the end of the challenge.

During the challenge, you do weekly weigh-ins to keep track of your weight loss, but these aren’t videos.

If you win you’ll get the money you bet in the beginning.

If you don’t win, you lose the money you’ve been paying each month and that goes towards paying other Healthywage winners.

Your winnings are deposited into your Paypal account within 2-5 days. If you choose to get paid by paper check that will take about 1-3 weeks.

No more excuses! It’s finally time to lose that excess weight.

Besides the fact that you’ll get healthy and gain self-confidence in the process, you also get an extra $40 referral bonus for each family member or friend that you invite.

You can also follow me on Pinterest to find awesome recipes that might help you accomplish your weight loss goal.

3. Drop

This free app is only available in North America. It’s a cash rewards app that helps you find deals and earn money, but you only get paid in the form of gift cards.

With Drop, you get paid for doing your typical shopping at your favorite stores.

Once you download the app, link your credit or debit card to get started.

Unfortunately, you can only choose your top 5 favorite stores and you cannot change them once you’ve moved past this step. So choose wisely!

After signing up you’ll start shopping through the app and earn points for buying things you normally buy.

You are limited to earning 5,000 drops (points) per week. Being that 1,000 drops are equal to 1 dollar, you can earn a maximum of $5 per week.

The minimum payout threshold is 5,000 drops. Once you’re ready to redeem your points you choose what place you want your gift card for.  

You can also earn 1,000 drops for each friend or family member that you refer using your personalized referral code.

They must link a debit or credit card and confirm their account for you to get your referral points.

4. Rover

If you love dogs and live in a larger city this is the free app for you!

Rover offers services such as dog sitting, dog boarding, dog walking and more. If you have spare time in between classes and need some extra money you should definitely look into Rover.

It’s not available in all cities and you’ll have better luck in bigger cities like New York City where you can charge competitively.

Sometimes the task may be for you to drop in and check on someone’s pet or if you’re into dog boarding you can keep someone’s pet while they are gone on vacation.

Of course, dog boarding is how you can make the most money.

Once you establish clients they may choose to keep working with you, meaning that you’ll get a steady income.

You get paid through Rover’s system so you don’t have to worry about meeting up to exchange cash.

If you treat this like a full-time job you can make over $500 per month. But again, it highly depends on where you live if you’ll even get any jobs.

Rover is very strict on who they hire. To see how you can get started click here.

Hey that's my toy!

5. Trim

Trim is a great tool for you to save money and stick to your budget. With a free account, you’ll get personalized spend alerts and reminders.

Trim will also find and cancel old subscriptions that you’ve forgotten about, detect and fight overdraft fees, and so much more.

All of that for free!

With a paid account Trim offers additional services such as negotiating bills and debt payoff. They can negotiate your bills and get them lowered up to 30%!  

Trim will send you personalized recommendations and savings opportunities PLUS analyze transactions so you know exactly where your money is going.

To get started, sign up with your email address or Facebook account.

In order for Trim to communicate with you, you’ll have to connect either Facebook messenger or your phone number.

Next, securely connect whatever accounts you want Trim to monitor so they can start saving you money!

It’s that simple.

6. Ebates

This free app gives you up to 40% cash back on items you buy online or in store. They have many store options so you should be able to find almost all of your favorite places.

To get started saving money for buying items you are already going to buy, log in to the Ebates website or app. This is how they track your purchases so don’t skip this step.

Next, visit a participating website and shop as normal.

You don’t have to shop through your app. You can also install the free internet browser extension on your desktop or laptop for either Google Chrome or Safari.

Ebates will give you a $10 bonus for signing up AND they have a $25 referral program.

If you love coupons, Ebates will let you know of any coupons that will help you save even more money.

Sometimes it may be a couple of days to get the cash in your account, but Ebates is definitely legit.

They send out “big fat checks” on the 15th of May, August, November, and February. You can choose if you want a paper check or PayPal deposit.

Ebates also has a great option for you to transfer your money to charity, a family member, or a friend.

Sign up is quick and easy.

7. Stepbet

Ready to get paid to walk? Stepbet is a free activity app that lets you bet on yourself that you’ll meet you step goals every week.

If you hit that goal you get paid!

Most bets are $40 and Stepbet games usually last 6 weeks, but this varies.

Here’s how it works:

  • Get your personalized step goals - Stepbet will calculate this based on historical data
  • Place your bet - Bets are paid upfront before you start the game - you can pay via PayPal, credit/debit card, or use the money you’ve won from previous games
  • Start walking! - Each week you’ll have a goal to accomplish

If you reach your step goals for each week, at the end of the game you will split the winnings with the other winners and get your money back as well.

Your winnings will be paid to you via PayPal within 48 hours if you request a payout.

Wear your activity tracker  and get moving.

Stepbet has a Facebook community that can provide you with the motivation you need to stay on track.

mom doing yoga with baby
If only they were this still in real life

8. Paribus

This free app monitors the purchases you’ve made and lets you know if what you’ve bought is available for a cheaper price. If it is Paribus will send you a refund for the difference.

This app is only available for iPhone users in the United States.

If you enjoy shopping at any of these stores you might want to give Paribus a try.

So how does Paribus work?

When you sign up you give them permission to access your email. This means they can read, send, and delete emails.

If you’re uncomfortable with them having access to your email then this app is not for you.

Through your email, they’ll be able to track your online receipts and give you a refund when they see that there has been a price drop.

Another awesome feature of Paribus is that they can get you a $10 credit when your delivery is late from Amazon and Walmart.

Isn’t it great that Paribus does all the work for you so you won’t have to sit on the phone forever trying to get your money back?!

All of your refunds are put straight back into your bank account or you can have them sent to your PayPal account.

9. Ibotta

This free cashback app makes couponing digital. When you buy certain products at participating stores you’ll get cash back via PayPal or Venmo.

In order to get the cash back, you complete simple tasks like watching a short video or taking a short quiz. You also provide proof of purchase by uploading your receipt.

For signing up you get a $10 bonus!

Your cash is deposited into your Ibotta account within 48 hours. You have to reach a withdrawal threshold of $20 in order to get your money.

10. Acorns

This investing app is only available in the United States. Acorns invests your spare change that’s left over after you make a purchase.

It will round up your purchase to the nearest dollar. If you spend $20.75, Acorns will round up to $21 and deposit 25 cents into your Acorns account.

This app is targeted towards millennials and it’s free for college students if you have a valid .edu email address.

Acorns is a great starting point to build your nest egg for retirement. You’ll passively save money.

It doesn’t get much easier than that!

11. Shopkick

With Shopkick you’ll earn kicks (points) for shopping. This is a free app that pays you in the form of gift cards, not cash.

When you create your account you choose which reward you want. Once you figure out how many kicks it will take to get your gift card, shop as usual.

There are 8 ways to earn kicks.

You also get kicks for referring a friend. If they use the Shopkick app you’ll get part of their earnings for the first 2 weeks!

12. TopCashback

TopCashback considers themselves the “United States Most Generous Cashback Website.” They are also available in places other than the United States such as the United Kingdom.

Shop as you normally would and get cash back on qualifying purchases. They also have coupon codes and sales that will help you save even more money.

Once you’ve reached the $20 payout amount, you can get your money via PayPal or gift cards.

Famous Last Words…

These apps are an awesome way to make easy money.

Although they won’t make you rich, they’ll definitely help you with your budget.

It may not seem like you’re saving much on each app individually, but once you add all the totals you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

And getting paid to fight the crowd at the grocery store is a nice added bonus. 

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