Best Smartphone Apps for Earning Extra Cash

In today’s world, smart phones have become not just a way of communicating, but also a lifestyle. You no longer just call or text — you organize your life, play games, download music and stay up-to-date with the latest news tips. On any given smart phone, there are 900,000 apps to choose from. These apps can help make a lot of things in our life easier and, in some cases, they can even help us earn a little extra cash. Let’s look at the best apps to use when trying to earn some money.

Field Agent

Field Agent is a very unique app that allows you to complete some simple and small tasks in your community for a price. These tasks can range from taking a picture in your local grocery store, to spying a town landmark. Rest assured, they will be small tasks. Nothing too taxing, like working with a used aerial lift or any really hard work! Find out more about the app here.


Looking for a way to make your ordinary grocery shopping a little more exciting? You can earn points with CheckPoints by ‘checking in’ to a mall, food store or even your local café. Simply scan the items you purchase while you’re there and you can earn points. These points can be redeemed for Amazon gift cards, Walmart gift cards and lots of other items.

App Trailers

Do you like watching movie trailers? Well, this is a good one for you! Preview trailers about new apps coming out and earn points by telling the app maker what you would improve about the trailer. Your opinion counts enough to get paid a half a cent for every video you watch. For trying out an app demo, you’ll be paid 9 cents. It may not seem like much, but the cents add up!


I think IconZoomer is the easiest app to earn money from. All you have to do is take photos of what the app asks in your assignment. Share a comment about the product and you’ll get funds delivered to your PayPal account — real cash, for a quick snap shot!


Need inspiration for working out? GymPact is your answer. After a week-long pact on GymPact, you’ll be compensated for every day you go to the gym. Talk about an incentive to stay motivated for your workout! You get $.50 — $.75 per workout, and each workout must be longer than 30 minutes.


Love to shop? Earn money for it through ShopKick. Find participating retailers and check into their locations. Not only do you get a first look at items in stores like Coach, BestBuy and Target but you’ll also get access to exclusive gift cards!

These are just a few of the many apps you’ll find on Smartphone’s app store. There are many other choices. Take the time in to look for them. Do a quick Google search or browse the categories in your app store for more information on how you could earn a little pocket cash this week!