Best Apps to Make Extra Money

By Jennifer Noble | Apr 18, 2017


Best Apps to Make Extra Money
These days, there is literally an app for everything. One of the chief categories of apps you can install on your smartphone or tablet is finance. Although a good majority of those are related to banking and expense tracking, there are also apps that can help you make money. If you didn’t already know about any of these great tools, you might want to look into them. After all, who doesn’t want to earn extra cash? There is no catch to these as they are legitimate and free. Here are some of the best apps available that enable you to make extra money.


iBotta is a free app available for iOS and Android that allows you to make money when you shop. It applies to multiple categories, including groceries, apparel, beauty purchases and more and lets you earn money back on any brand you choose. The money you earn can be actual cash or gift cards. The app works by allowing you to unlock cash rewards when you complete certain tasks and subsequently buy items at supporting stores. Simply take a photo of your receipt and upload it to the app so you can get your reward. Afterward, you can expect the cash to be deposited into your account within 48 hours. You can have it deposited into your PayPal account and link loyalty accounts to get rewards when shopping. Another great feature of the app is that you can also earn money when you make in-app purchases through other apps like DoorDash, Groupon and others. Download iBotta at


RumbleON is a free app for iOS and Android that allows you to sell your motorcycle. It eliminates all of the hassle of having to go through a dealership to sell your bike, which can take hours. With RumbleON, you can quickly and conveniently get a cash offer for your motorcycle in mere minutes. To use the app, all you have to do is enter some basic information about the bike and provide photos and you will receive a guaranteed cash offer for it. The offer is good for three days, so once you decide to accept it and sell your motorcycle, you will get pain on your own terms. This app is great for anyone who no longer wants their motorcycle or who is planning on buying a new one and no longer needs their old bike. Download RumbleON at


Ebates is a great free app that can be used on iOS or Android. One of the aspects of it, however, is that you actually need to buy items to earn money. In general, you can consider the money you get from Ebates to be savings on items you would normally purchase. Signing up for the app earns you a $10 welcome bonus in the form of an Ebates cash bonus or Walmart gift card. From there, you can earn one to two percent cash back and as much as 10 percent cash back on purchases, depending on the store from which you buy and any promotions it offers. Some of the stores from which you can buy to earn Ebates bonuses include eBay, Amazon, Kohl’s and Macy’s. Your Ebates account is linked to your online shopping so that you can earn a portion of the commission Ebates earns. Download the app at


Shopkick is available for iOS and Android and allows you to earn rewards, known as “Kicks,” which you can redeem for gift cards. You can earn these Kicks not only for making purchases but simply for scanning a product, submitting receipts and for just walking into a store. You can redeem your Kicks for gift cards from stores such as Target, Starbucks, Sephora, Best Buy and more. Download Shopkick at


MoBee is a free app for iOS and Android that lets you earn money by becoming a mystery shopper. It’s fun and easy to use and merely requires you to create an account and choose a business from which you want to secretly shop. Afterward, you receive a mission at the place of your choice that allows you to earn points once you complete that mission. You can later redeem your points for merchandise, gift cards or cash. Download MoBe at

These are some of the best apps for making extra money. If consider one or more of these, you will soon notice more cash in your pocket.


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