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Best apps for making money on Android

When you look at your phone, you probably think about spending money rather than making it. Your handset almost certainly cost you a pretty penny, whether in up-front cost or on-going monthly payments. Thankfully there are plenty of apps to be found in the Google Play store which can help you recoup some of the costs. This is how to make money with Android apps.

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Get rewards for completing surveys

Google Opinion Rewards

It may come as little surprise to learn that Google has an app of its own that you can use to make money. With Google Opinion Rewards you earn Google Play credit by completing surveys. You'll receive a notification whenever a new survey is available, and you just need to spend a few moments answering a series of questions – nothing too taxing.

Once you've completed a survey, you earn Google Play Store credit that you can use to buy apps, music and other things. Many of the surveys have a deadline for completion, so make sure you don’t wait too long to complete them.

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Take surveys on Google Opinion Rewards to earn Play Store credit. / © AndroidPIT


Use PiniOn to earn money with photos, opinions about services, brands and products and research. The application offers tasks that are quick and easy to perform. You may have to leave the house, but it does not have to be bad.

You can narrow your tasks to a set address, participate virtually or book missions. The more you participate, the more missions you receive and, therefore, more money can earn. You can request redemption of your money to your bank account or a PayPal account.

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Rate, opine and earn money with this Android app. / © AndroidPIT

Surveys on the Go

Complete the survey, get the money. Unlike Google Opinion Rewards, this one pays out in cash. However, there are only a few surveys available during any given month, so don't expect to get rich quick. But it's fine for earning a few extra bucks now and then. The app is easy enough to use, so it's some beer/snack money for very little effort.

Earn money for testing apps


If getting paid to test out apps seems like a great way to spend your time, AppCasher will be right up your alley. You can earn credit for installing and launching apps, and these credits can then be converted into gift cards that you can use to buy things from Amazon or iTunes. You can opt to have cash transferred to your PayPal account instead.

You can also refer your friends to the app and, providing they use your special code, you'll earn extra credit for each person who signs up.

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Rewards can often be cashed out very quickly so you won't have too long to wait. / © AndroidPIT


CashPirate is an application that turns points into cash. The registered users can test applications, participate in surveys, play games and invite other friends to join. 1000 points correspond to $1, which can be converted to buy items in the Play Store or be transferred to a PayPal account.

Convert points and bonus credits to buy with CashPirate. / © AndroidPIT

Sell your old stuff


eBay's website probably needs no introduction, but did you know its Android app can be even more useful for those of us who live on mobile? eBay allows you to sell almost anything and is how a lot of people get their start in online sales.

Chances are you have old clothes, electronics, appliances, toys or furniture that's worth money to someone out there. eBay will help you find that special someone. 

Amazon seller

After eBay, the next stop for the enterprising seller is naturally Amazon. Amazon's seller app allows you to join of one of the world's largest retailers through your smartphone.  

Just like with eBay, this is a great way to turn your old stuff into useful cash, and can be the jumping-off point to a successful business. 

Amazon Seller has everything you need to run a business from your phone. / © AndroidPIT

Registration to be an Amazon seller is free, but you do have to pay $0.99 for every item sold. For really successful sellers, you might want opt instead for the $39.99 monthly subscription rather than the $0.99 charge. 


Artists, makers and other artisans may find themselves more comfortable with Etsy. Designed for selling various arts and crafts, shoppers come to Etsy looking for special handmade goods, although honestly, shop owners can actually sell whatever they want.

Etsy has a separate app for sellers. / © AndroidPIT

You can manage your shop via the app, called Sell on Etsy. It lets you manage your shop, your orders, and your listings, as well as chat to potential buyers. If Amazon is too corporate for you and eBay too cluttered, try selling your arts and crafts on Etsy.

Find freelance work online


Freelancer is not quite an app to make money online in minutes, but to find freelance jobs to earn an extra few dollars.

Employers have projects and freelancers makes proposals on execution time and the value of their services. In the end, the freelancer is hired if their proposals match customer needs.

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Get opportunities as a freelancer with Android. / © AndroidPIT


This one's for the animal lovers. Pawshake puts pet owners in touch with people who can take care of their pets while they're on vacation or too busy with work to say, walk the dogs or feed the cats during the day. 

Prospective pet-sitters register on the company's website, but bookings and handled via the app. You can offer a variety of services from just a simple walk or topping up of the food bowl to taking the animals into your own home or grooming/training them.

Pawshake is a great way to become a pro pet-sitter. / © AndroidPIT

Compensation varies per activity, and Pawshake initially recommends certain rates (and takes their cut), but popular sitters can end up making a comfortable amount of cash.

Have you discovered any other apps that you can use to earn money? What do you think is the best Android app for making money? Tell us in the comments.


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  • Hi there, such an useful post for those who likes to earn money with their phone. Thanks for sharing the list with us. Keep sharing.

  • Such an amazing list of apps. Thanks for sharing the detailed info here.

  • Luis 8 months ago Link to comment

    Those apps were good for making some amount of dollars. but, the most important things for "mining" some money is your mindset.

  • ApkRat 8 months ago Link to comment

    i think Freelancer is best for making money.

  • Billy S 10 months ago Link to comment

    Just to add to the list, The Gronald Grump Game recently announced a contest where top scorers win up to $100,000 and 4 lucky players receive mystery giveaways.

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  • My1 Jul 27, 2017 Link to comment

    so how often does this junk get reposted without any changes?

  • since there is a simple way you can use to recover all deleted photos, ie if you have not lost the SD card

  • cvdab Apr 9, 2017 Link to comment

    And I recommend AppLike apps to android. Several of these types of monetization applications have already tested and this is the best one and you can trust it. In addition, it is the fastest and easiest way to earn. Well, they are paid out!
    This is because through this application we install from Google Play suggested applications or games and use them (also firing them through applike), that is simply enough that the application is fired and every few minutes are added points. The longer the longer. It is best to leave such applications switched on overnight, or even for a whole day. I get this way around $ 1 a day. The fees are already from $ 0.50 (or 4,999 points), including paypal. It is worth to add that we have 4,444 points on the start, so the first deposit can be done after a few minutes. I recommend ----- r.applike.info/s/58c019d466142

  • Hi everyone. I have 4 android smartphones and plenty of time in my possession to dedicate on this as I'm now unemployed..and would appreciate your guidance on this : is it possible to use multiple phones with different Gmail accounts/phone numbers, so as to earn a reasonable living? Like 300$ per week for 16 hours a day spent on this? Which are the right applications for that purpose?

    • its great to be on pc
      but i want to ask that is it runnable on Android phone

  • Download the app whaff from playstore and put my refer id GG23349... then you will get extra points for using refer id and can earn more..... useful app in my view..

  • Zo Yo Nov 19, 2016 Link to comment

    Cashpirate is the best and simple application to make money. You only need to install without running applications that it offers. Very rare applications that make money online, others have this feature.
    Please enter code TYIDFX to get 500 bonus points.
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    Remember if you don't put invite code you won't receive 100points.. So don't forget.
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    You can download app from playstore, connect your facebook account and just put invite code.
    Remember if you don't put invite code you won't receive 0.30$. So don't forget.
    Download WHAFF Rewards,
    put the invitation code : [ EQ04105 ] and get $0.300!!!

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