25 Passive Money Making Techniques While Using Your Smartphone

Author Adidas Wilson
3 min readAug 9, 2020

People spend a lot of time on their phones. So, while on it, why not make a few bucks? You only need a smartphone, internet, and determination.

Start by Shopping

With the following apps, you can make money shopping.

Ibotta

This app helps you earn some cash buying things that you want to buy. Open the app and look for your favorite brand’s offers then go to the store and buy the things you selected. Remember to take a photo of your receipt.

Shopkick

Shopkick does not offer direct cash back. Instead, you earn points that are redeemable as gift cards.

Receipt Hog

Take photos of your receipts and earn “coins” which you can later turn into gift cards or cash.

Jobs2Shop

This one involves mystery shopping-going to restaurants or stores and giving feedback.

EasyShift

This one’s a mystery shopping app too. You follow a checklist and share the necessary information in the app.

Paribus

This app makes sure that you do not overpay for purchases. You get refunds if you do.

Swagbucks

Whenever you shop, you earn points on this app which you can redeem for gift cards.

Try Groups and Opinion Surveys

UserTesting

This one pays you to test out apps. You could earn $10 for a 20-minute session.

uTest

On this platform, you undertake available projects such as creating reports then getting paid in return.

Nielsen Digital Voice

You get points if you allow Nielsen to track your phone usage. The points increase your chances of winning a prize.

Viggle

Get points for watching TV using your phone. The points can be redeemed for prizes, gift cards and prepaid debit cards.

Music Xray

Get paid to listen to music and share information about your favorite songs and bands.

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Author Adidas Wilson

Adidas Wilson was born in Chicago, surviving a near death experience driving off a bridge in an 18 wheeler and getting hit by a train. Author and Motivator