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5 Lucrative Ways to Kill Time With Your Mobile

We all spend a great deal of time on our mobiles. Whether we’re messaging friends, reading the latest news, playing games or using the brand new app we’ve just downloaded, it can seem as though our mobile is never out of our hands. But what if you could make some extra money while you browse? It could make those times when we’re stuck on a train or wondering what to do on a rainy Saturday afternoon so much more fun.


Then read on for some top tips on apps which will earn you rewards, and even real cash, just by using them. Of course, you’ll have to work for your money by filling in some surveys, taking photos or watching videos, but at least you’ll be getting paid to use the app, rather than paying to use it!

Apps that will pay you for taking pictures

If you love taking snaps on your phone then you may be interested in trying out a couple of apps that will pay you for your photos.

Iconzoomer is available for both iOS and Android. All you have to do is simply take some photos, upload them, review the product and hey presto they’ll pay you 25 euro cents per pic via your Paypal account. Android users rated this app more highly than iPhone users; but why not try it for yourself?

Another app that requires you to take photos is Easyshift. Once again, you’re given an assignment to take some photos and give your opinion on certain products. At present it’s only available on iOS, and payment is by Paypal.

Apps that will pay you for scanning barcodes

Does making money by scanning barcodes sound too good to be true? Check out Checkpoints, an app which, while it doesn’t pay actual cash, it rewards you with things like Amazon vouchers, gadgets, or even a charitable donation on your behalf, for simply watching videos and scanning barcodes. Used by both Android and iOS users, it’s very highly rated.

Apps that will pay you for answering questions and surveys

If you don’t mind checking tick boxes and giving your opinion on anything from the brand of dog food you buy to your thoughts on the political system then why not sign up to Surveys On The Go? You’ll be given a whole range of surveys to complete, which can earn you anywhere between $0.25 and $5 a go. Available for both Android and iOS, this app has very good ratings from its users.

Mobile games that offer you real cash prizes

If you love playing games, you may want to check out some of the apps that offer you “free spins on mobile slots“.  Some of the most popular, such as Gut, VIP Mobile Casino and offer you anything from 25 free spins, to £10 credit, or even as much as a £20 free play offer.  You’ll also find that Skillz has launched a multiplayer cash tournament platform with more than 150 games available for iOS devices.


Apps that will pay you for going to the gym

Yes, seriously! If you love going to the gym or you’re looking for extra motivation to go, why not try out GymPact. Currently only available on iOS, you simply sign up and make a week-long pact to go to the gym, and then collect money for every day you walk through the gym doors. There is a catch though, for every day you don’t go, you have to pay a fine. This means that those who stick to the pact, get to claim money from those that don’t. It’s fun all round, and might keep you on the straight and narrow. Payments vary from $0.50 to $0.75 per thirty minute workout.