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7 money making mobile apps you can download today

It may sound too good to be true, but we’ve put together a list of money making mobile apps that can you use in your spare time based on our own experiences. If you want to make a little cash on the side, these Android and iOS apps can help you out 😉


First up is Earn, a finalist for the crypto product of the year in 2017. Earn offers the user the opportunity to make money by replying to emails and completing tasks. You have the option to keep the money or donate to charity. When trying the app, I was able to earn money while reading crypto ico white papers and was paid to receive messages from recruiters, startups, and researchers. I was able to earn close to £200 from reading and receiving messages! Anywhere where there is a phone, there is a potential job to make some money.


emma app


We may be biased by including Emma on the list, but it’s a great money making app that can help you keep on track of your subscriptions and track your spending across all of your accounts and credit cards.

You’d be amazed by how much you are wasting on unnecessary purchases, subscriptions and excessive overdraft fees from banks. When I first started using the app, I realised I had many subscriptions that I rarely use that dug deep into my pockets.

Emma on average saves users £600 per year!




Android and iOS users can earn gift cards, airline miles, magazine subscriptions and more for completing 15- to 20-minute surveys. After downloading the app, you’ll tell the app a little about yourself to help iPollmatch you to future surveys. Complete as few or as many questionnaires as you like, but the more you participate, the more you earn.

Most surveys pay £1 each, according to But you can earn up to £10 on some. You can request a payout when you have £35 in your account. A super easy way to make money in your spare time.


Have you been meaning to clear out any old books recently? If yes, then BookScouter could be a great money making solution for you. Earn money by selling books your old books. The IOS and Android app allow you to scan the barcode number to instantly buyback prices from leading book-buying websites. Choose the buyer who offers the highest price and ship them off for free.


Looking for extra motivation this summer to get out and exercise? Sweatcoin could be the answer by offering you a passive income in digital currency by moving your body. To accumulate sweatcoin, you first need to download the Sweatcoin app and keep it running on your phone at all times. Any time you walk or run outside, it tracks your steps and pays you in sweatcoins (SWC). For every 1,000 steps you take, you earn just under 1 SWC.


Foap offers a way to make money from your photography skills. If your looking for smart ways to make money on the side why not sell photos you’ve taken? Foap is free to sign-up for, and you earn $5 each time one of your pictures sells. The company prices the photos at $10 apiece and splits the profits with you. You can sell the same photo hundreds of time to maximise your profit.


Jobspotter has the potential make you £30 in one hour. The app was started by and gives you points for every job posting you snap in business windows and upload when you are out and on the move. Users earn points for every snap they take, and the points are converted to pounds – which you can then withdraw as Amazon vouchers.

Sam Frampton

I work in the growth team at Emma. I'm passionate about fintech and building products that help people financially :)