How would you feel if you could make some money every time you walk? Or if you could sell a picture you took with your smartphone a few minutes ago? These seven money making apps give us the chance to make some profit with our Android or iPhone mobile devices.
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What kind of applications are these?
We all have seen advertisements and money making apps that promise thousands of dollars every month as a part-time job from the comfort of our home.
Most of the time, these ads involve the network marketing systems known as MLM. To register, we have to pay and to recruit other members to form the so-called pyramid shape.
In this guide, we will not deal with such programs nor whether they are legal or illegal, valid or frauds.
All the money making apps we are going to present are 100% free. Furthermore, they do not require from us to recruit anyone to make some profit.
But let us be clear, it is extremely unlikely to become wealthy with the following applications. Most likely, we will not even earn a part-time income. In the best case scenario, we will make some pocket money.
At this point, we have to mention that we will not refer to the popular eBay and Amazon options.
Bitwalking is a new digital currency, like Bitcoin, and a mobile application that stands out from other money making apps.
The cryptocurrency is generated through our smartphones as we walk. This is done simply by having Bitwalking’s software installed, along with an internet connection and GPS.
The program’s algorithm converts the distance we take in steps. For every 10.000 steps that we take, which is about eight kilometers, we will receive one Bitwalking dollar (BW$).
On the other hand, the developers have set a daily distance cap of 24 kilometers (30000 steps). So, starting to hike is not the best idea.
We can redeem our earnings in digital currencies at the online store of the service in the form of goods. When the Bitwalking gets a real-world conversion rate, we will be able to exchange it for real money as well.
So far, the application is only available for Android smartphones. However, the developers said that the service will support more platforms as they progress.
Finally, if you wish to help the team improve the future releases, enroll your device to the beta program.
Pact is one of the most unusual money making apps. With this mobile application, we can make some profit if we exercise regularly and follow a healthy lifestyle.
More specifically, each user makes a "pact" that they will exercise more and eat better.
For greater motivation, each week we make a bet that we will meet specific goals. Any user who fails to complete their tasks, the bet amount will be shared to those who succeeded.
For the program to track that we exercise and make sure we are not eating a double cheeseburger, it cooperates with third-party applications.
Some of these are the RunKeeper, MapMyFitness, Jawbone Up, Moves, Fitbit, Pact's Motion Tracker, and with gym “check-ins.”
Moreover, the app uses the picture's metadata to verify our healthy meal choices. This confirms, to some extent, that it was us that took the photos at a particular time, instead of using pictures off the internet or last week's photos.
Of course, questions arise on the effectiveness of this confirmation. But, as the developers stated, they are working to make this process more efficient.
To install the application on Android, we open the Google Play store, and we type “Pact” at the search bar.
Then we create a personal account on Pact, or we can use the Facebook login. The next step is to choose the categories in which we want to set our goals.
The first option, Gym Pact, concerns our workout. The second is the Food Logging Pact, where we record our meals through myfitnesspal service. The third is the Veggie Pact.
In the last option, we eat more fruits and vegetables, confirming our appetite with photos in the Pact community.
If we choose Gym Pact, the application will prompt us to enter the number of days we want to exercise in a week. Below the number of days, we see the amount we will earn if we meet the goal.
For a single day we record our workout, we will receive $0.40, while for working out the whole week we will get $2.80.
The next screen will prompt us to enter the amount we stake to be our motivation. We can bet from $5 to $50.
If we do not meet the goal, we have to pay this amount. This money is used to pay the rewards for the members who have completed their tasks.
Finally, to confirm the "pact," we must link our credit card or our PayPal account to the service.
However, if we want to take part for free, we can click "try without incentives."
It is evident that this application puts more weight in getting better life habits rather than how much money we can earn.
BookScouter is one of the money making apps that allow us to sell used stuff online, mainly second-hand books. The software is free and can we can install it on Android and iOS devices.
By entering the ISBN number of the book we want to sell into the search box, we will get a list of vendors that buy used books.
Each business lists the offered price, for us to compare and sell to the highest bidder.
As soon as we choose the vendor with the highest offer, the app will take us to their website to complete the transaction. The merchant will supply us with a shipping label to send the book free of charge.
Once the vendor receives our book and checks it for any damage, they will credit the money to our PayPal account.
So, if you have a collection of books - mostly in English - that you do not need anymore, you can make some money instead of letting them gather dust.
Foap is one of the money making apps that you probably haven't heard of. With this application, we can sell photos we shot with our smartphones. Foap is free and available for Android and iOS devices.
Having taken a good picture, we can upload it to the online store of the service and sell it several times. 50% of the price will go to us, and the other half will go to Foap.
We will get our earnings through PayPal. Once we have installed the application, we create a personal account or use the Facebook login.
When we get into Foap, in the upper left corner we find the control panel (≡).
In the gear icon, there are the settings. The most important of them are the "Cash out settings" to redeem our earnings and the “Notifications.”
To upload an image, we go to the main screen and click the camera icon.
Once someone buys one of our photos, we will get a notification.
Another way to sell our pictures through our smartphones is with Snapwire. This application is similar to Foap, and their main difference is that Snapwire focuses more on the quality of the photographer.
We can make some money by selling our images in two ways, through "Requests & Challenges" and through the Marketplace.
In Challenges, we get 70% of the selling price while in Marketplace 50%. Furthermore, Snapwire has a point system that we level up every time a buyer or another photographer “likes” our photos. The levels are the Explorer, Shooter, Advanced, Expert, Elite, Pro, and Master.
Every time we level up, we unlock perks and new work abilities. For example, we can take part in competitions with cash prizes organized by various companies.
The application is available for Android and iOS devices. Once we install Snapwire on Android, for instance, we create a personal account or use the Facebook login.
In the upper left corner of the screen, we find the control panel (≡). To upload a picture, we click on our username and then we hit the camera button.
Finally, if we want to check the current competitions, we press “Challenges.”
The miPic service is very similar to the two above mentioned money making apps.
This mobile application is only available for iOS devices. But we can use the service on Android or Windows phone, by signing in through its website.
The different feature of miPic is that our potential customers can buy our pictures printed on clothes and various items.
We can upload our pictures to miPic by selecting the green button → “SHARE & SELL” → “CHOOSE YOUR PIC.”
Once our photos are sold in any way, printed on clothes or objects, we will receive a notification.
ezyShot is a social media network where we can make some money by giving other users access to our photos and status updates.
We do not recommend it because we do not like its concept, we just mention it as an option. For users under the age of 18, parental guidance is required.
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