The eternal utopia. Earn money from the smartphone. Reality or myth? Nobody gives anything online. It is a lesson that we must learn from the beginning. But with patience and dedication, in effect, you can earn money from your mobile, without filling it with spam.
If we pay attention to the emails that we often receive in our email, we can earn thousands of euros a month from the mobile, or working from home. But that is just spam. Lies and scam attempts. Is it possible to earn money from your mobile?
Honestly, it is true that you can earn some euros using the smartphone. We are not talking about getting you a full salary, but some extra sporadic income to pay a bill, or buy you a whim. We have selected 10 ways to earn money from your mobile. All of them are legal and work.
We have focused on the methods related to earning income by completing tasks, although we have also included some that require putting something on your part. Work a few hours a day.
It is important to be clear that most of these systems require repetitive tasks and, in most cases, boring. And the money that is taken out is not very high. But they are tasks that can be done at any time, at loose times, so it can be useful if you spend time with them every day.
Here are the 10 ways to make money from your mobile. There are thousands of apps on Google Play, but most of all they do is fill your mobile advertising, slow it down, take away hours of life for a few cents or, directly, the only thing they are looking for is your personal data.
We have discarded all that and have focused on apps that may make you work a little, but you will really earn money without turning your phone into a spam nest.
Sell your photos online
Are you good at photography? Have you made original, quality photos with a professional finish? You can sell them in any of the many payment photo banks that exist.
It is a very simple process. Simply create an account on the corresponding platform (most are free), upload your photos to the database, and wait for someone to download it. You charge a commission for each download, which can vary between a few cents or several euros, depending on the platform.
Logically, to get money the photos have to be original and quality, because there is a lot of competition. You must also label them correctly so that they appear in the internal search engines of the platform.
But if your photos are popular, you can earn enough money from your mobile with this system.
Some platforms that allow you to sell the photos are:
- Adobe Stock (Fotolia)
- Twenty 20
HQ Trivia is an iOS and Android app that swept through last year. And although the fever has gone down, it still delivers succulent prizes.
It is a question and answer contest that offers real money prizes.
Each day proposes a battery of questions and you have a number of free attempts to answer, although you can buy more with microtransactions.
If you respond correctly in a limited number of attempts, you win the corresponding prize. If there is no winner, it accumulates in the pot. There are players who have won $ 25,000.
On certain special days, larger prizes presented by a celebrity or an advertising brand are offered.
It is important to keep in mind that the contest takes place live between 21:00 and 03:00, so you have to be connected at that time. And many questions are of local American culture, so they are more difficult for those who do not live there.
If you win a prize, you will receive it in a Paypal account.
Patreon, exploit your talent
If you have a hidden talent, or you are good at creating content that interests you on the Internet, you can use Patreon to monetize this talent.
You may be good at recording funny videos, creating programming tutorials, teaching Fortnite to play, or doing travel chronicles on Instagram.
If you think you are prepared to carry out an activity for which someone would like to pay money, you can add a link to Patreon during that activity, and manage your income from your mobile.
Patreon is a platform that allows you to collect donations, or monthly subscriptions. Normally your followers pay by card or PayPal, and you receive the money in your account. Patreon manages it in a simple way and allows you to send notifications with news to your affiliates, news, questions and answers, etc.
Google Opinion Rewards
There are many apps that pay to fill out surveys, but some are not reliable, take time to pay, or you have to conduct many surveys to receive just a couple of euros.
It’s boring work, but if you like to answer questions about your habits or opinions, one of the most reliable apps (it’s an official Google application) is Google Opinion Rewards.
Once a week you receive at least one survey (although you can receive more), with questions that invite you to choose a logo, select the promotion you like the most, or where you would travel. Most are easy to answer and it doesn’t take long. When you complete it you receive a minimum of € 0.75 per survey, but keep in mind that it is virtual money to spend on Google Play. You can use it to buy paid apps, movies, music, etc.
When registering in the app you must fill out a form about your tastes and knowledge. Add everything you can because the content of your profile card will depend on the sending of surveys. Many of them are based on geolocation: when you pass or enter a store that has an agreement with Google Opinion Rewards, you will receive the survey. So if you want to receive more, you have to have the GPS activated (geolocation) and move around the city. If you are home all day you will receive much less.
Earn money by completing small tasks
We are not very supportive of this type of apps, because as we said in the introduction at the end, you always end up filling your mobile with advertising, or you have to install test apps and other content that ends up interfering with the performance of your smartphone. But if that is not a problem you can make money with your mobile, or gift cards from Amazon, PayPal, etc.
Earn Money is one of the best known apps in this area. It allows you to obtain real money by completing simple tasks within the application: watch videos, answer surveys, try new apps, play certain games … All of them are paid with real money in a Paypal account.
An alternative option is Swackbugs. This service has paid more than 300 million euros to its users for visiting online stores, watching videos, or searching a website. You register through a Facebook account, with all that this entails …
Payment is not made in cash, but on Amazon and PayPal gift cards. They pay an average of 7,000 gift cards every day.
Cook for others at EatWith
If you have a nice house or an idyllic corner in the garden, and you are good at cooking, you can prepare meals or dinners for other people.
More and more people are looking for alternatives to traditional restaurants, and as nowadays it has become fashionable to stay in private homes or travel in private cars, many people choose to dine in cozy houses that offer dinners or meals.
One of the most popular services at Eatwith. Accept culinary experiences, and you can propose your own. It doesn’t have to be simply a meal. You can give cooking classes, or a special presentation. Through Eatwith you get in touch with potential customers, and agree on the menu and schedule. If you receive a good rating, it will attract more guests, and you can get a good bonus on the days that interest you.
Keep in mind that, before including your proposal in your catalog, Eatwith may want to do a little test, or ask for more information.
Take care of pets
Do you have a good hand with animals? Don’t you mind having someone from time to time at home, taking care of him and taking him for a walk?
There are services like DogBuddy or Gudog that allow you to become a pet sitter. You create a profile with photos of the place where the animals are going to be housed, and how you are going to take care of them. From the mobile application you receive proposals and talks with the owners of the pets, to set the days that you are going to take care of them, and the attention they require.
If you already have a dog, you will not even have to make an extra effort, since you can take them for a walk at all.
DogBuddy ensures that you can earn up to € 900 per month caring for animals, but logically it depends on the demand in your area, and your reputation as a caretaker.
Tour Guide Beam
If you know your city well (tourist places, restaurants, party areas) and you are good at dealing with people, you can become a local tour guide with ShowAround.
It is an app available for iOS and Android. You register as a tour guide and wait to receive proposals from tourists who want to visit your city. On the mobile you agree on the type of activity they want to carry out: visits to museums, typical places, restaurants, etc., and act as a local guide.
Like other services of this type, if you receive good ratings you will have more chances of being hired.
PayPal Percent and similar
Although to take advantage of this system to make money with the mobile you really have to spend (buy), they return part of that expense, so technically you are making money.
PayPal Percent is an official service associated with PayPal that returns a portion of your purchases, if you carry them out at certain merchants associated with the service.
It is interesting because they are well known stores, so it is quite likely that you use them regularly. You do not need to change habits.
Discounts vary between 5 and 15%, so you can recover some of the money spent easily.
To receive the money you must enter the PayPal Percent website on your mobile and access the stores from there. If you buy something that goes into the promotion (the money back does not apply to all products), that money is added to your balance. When you reach 5 euros, you receive them in your PayPal account.
There are other platforms that work similarly, but instead of giving you money back, they give you gifts. For example, Travel Club.
Earn money with your texts in TextBroker
If you are good at writing about all kinds of topics (or are specialized in any) you can accept texts on request, in services such as textbroker or greatcontent.
You register for free and create a profile with your skills. You don’t have to be a journalist, just write well in the languages you indicate.
You receive assignments of subjects that you master, according to your profile, to publish in blogs, advertising, websites, manuals, etc. You can earn up to € 100 for each of them, but it depends on the extent or difficulty.
As your writings are better valued, you will receive more and more orders. Although you have to work hard, you can get a salary using this system.
We have seen 10 ways to earn money from your mobile. If you dare to try them, arm yourself with patience, and be consistent. It is the key to the positive experience.