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11 Smart Phone Apps That Can Earn You Money! 

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Wouldn’t it be nice to have a job that didn’t require showing up to an office or cubicle five days a week? How about having the ability to earn money without ever leaving the house? If you think this sounds nice, you’re not alone. Many dream of a more flexible, unconventional way to earn money. Stop dreaming and make it a reality! Nowadays, technology is so advanced that we’re able to earn money right from our smart phone apps.  It won’t likely equal a full-time income. However, those who are a little tight on funds, or students who need a little extra cash to get by, can greatly benefit from these 11 money-making smartphone apps.

1) LetGo

We’re all guilty of hanging onto things that we really don’t need. What is it about your prom dress that keeps you from tossing it or donating to GoodWill or Salvation Army? Are you really going to wear your wedding dress again? Or that outfit you bought for your cousin’s graduation party, Bat Mitzvah, or engagement party? The point is, you’ve probably got some near brand-new clothes in your closet that you’ll never wear again. Sometimes it’s difficult to part with something for nothing. How about if someone pays you? That changes things, doesn’t it? Use the LetGo app to post your like-new clothes and earn some quick cash money. This app can also be used for other things like furniture, appliances, household items, and electronics. Clean out that closet and Letgo!

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2) Surveys On The Go (SOTG)

Dream about getting paid to voice your opinion? This is kind of like that. With Surveys On The Go, you’ll get paid for your thoughts on a variety of subjects like politics, news, sports, entertainment, and technology. You’ll receive $1 for every completed survey. Once your account reaches $10, you will be eligible to cash out via PayPal. In addition to filling out standard surveys, SOTG also offers the option to watch and rate TV shows, assess products and shopping experiences, and/or take part in marketing research. To summarize, there are a lot of survey sites out there that are major scams (ie: common customer complaints include slow websites and accounts being closed when trying to cash out). Surveys On The Go has many positive reviews and far fewer glitches than their competition.

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3) Lyft

Love driving and meeting new people? This ride-share app is an awesome way to make some serious side cash. You’ll have to meet a few conditions first, ie: pass a background check, be 21 years or older, own a car made in 2007 or later, and have one-year of driving experience. If you can tick the boxes on all these, then Lyft could be a financial life-changing app. Lyft is a taxi service, which is conveniently managed through the app. Folks in your area request a ride, you’re alerted, then decide if you want to accept the job. You are paid by the mileage you drive. The app has your bank account and the customer’s’ bank account linked, making payment seamless.  Perks: Lyft is a well-known, totally legitimate company. Create your own schedule and work when you want. This is especially valuable for college students with ever-changing class schedules.

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4) Decluttr

This app is super user-friendly and quick. Perhaps it’s why almost all the customer reviews rated Decluttr as ‘Excellent.’ This app’s focus is to help you get rid of your old electronics. Your outdated DVDs, CDs, and video games are dust-collectors at this point, right? They also don’t have much value anymore, which means finding a buyer could be difficult. Not with Decluttr. They accept any of your ancient electronics, including cell phones, tablets, and iPods. Scan your items’ barcodes under the ‘add item’ tab to get an immediate value. Don’t expect to get rich from this app, however you will net a little extra pocket money. On average you may receive between $0.50 – $3 for each item, depending on the value. That’s better than nothing, right? BONUS: Decluttr will send you a shipping label once the sale is confirmed. Just print, pack, and ship – for free.

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5) Shopkick

If you love to shop, then this app is your new best friend. You will receive rewards for simply doing what you do best. The Shopkick app is free and works based on your location. The app is partnered with big name companies like Target, Best Buy, Crate & Barrel, Macy’s, American Eagle, and more. Open the app, walk in to any of the stores in the area that are partnered with Shopkick, and start earning kickbucks (rewards). Kickbucks are racked up for walking in, checking in, and scanning specific product brands. The ‘bucks can then be redeemed for gift cards, restaurant vouchers, movie tickets, and more. You can also use Shopkick at the grocery store by scanning the barcodes of participating brands like Kraft Foods, Procter & Gamble, and Unilever. This will earn you coupons and recipes.

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