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Work smarter, not harder.
I promise that has been my mantra since birth. I remember when my Sprint PCS Vision flip phone was the hottest thing on the market back in 2002. The color screen and just the overall awesomeness of the phone were something that helped jumpstart the smartphone revolution.
Fast forward 16 years later, everyone from 10-year-old kids to nearly 90-year-old grandparents has some type of smartphone. Since we all have them, we may as well use them to make money right? Well here is a list of sites that allow you to do just that.
Get Paid To Walk Around The Store (Literally)
Shopkick has been around for a little while now, and this is probably one of these easiest ways to earn gift cards. While it’s not cold hard cash, you can earn for places like WalMart and Target, both which have grocery stores, so at least you can use it for something practical. This program is simple, you walk into a store (make sure app is open), and you earn kicks for walking in them (be advised it’s only certain stores). If scan items and purchase them, you earn even more kicks towards your gift card. This app is available for both Andriod and iPhone, so make sure you download it!
If You Want To Make Quick Cash, You May Want To Take The Stairs
I’ve talked about Achievemint in a previous post. This app is simple-it tracks your steps and you earn points. Once you hit 10,000 points you can redeem for $10 or you can save your points until you hit a goal amount to redeem it for. This program is simple to use: Just download the Achievemint app on your iPhone (sorry Andriod users, it’s not available to you yet), and you can connect it to various apps such as Apple Health, My Fitness Pal, Withings and much more. You can earn points doing various activities, including posting healthy tweets! How simple is that!
Watch (or not watch) Videos From Your Phone
Swagbucks is mostly known for their surveys, but they also have several apps that allow you earn “bucks” by downloading their video apps. Sure you can sit there and take survey’s if you want to, but if you just let the videos play (while connected to WiFi of course) and earn that way, then why not. Remember work smarter, not harder. If you sign up here, you will get a $5 bonus starting off!
Party Like It’s 1988
Give in to your Orwellian side and let Big Brother in. Vetro Analytics (a trusted firm), has developed an app called “Smart Panel”. This app collection anonymous statistics from your phone, computer, tablet, video game console to help website offer you better services.
So if you spend 20+ hours a week on Facebook, the company will know. If you have nasty shopping habit with Amazon (even though you hide the boxes), your spouse may never figure it out, but Vetro will.
If this hasn’t creeped you out and you’re still interested in having an EYE on you (peace be with you), here is the promo link to sign up. Here is how the payment timeline works:
So if you don’t mind someone watching your every move, well here you go.
Under his eye.
If You Don’t Mind Being Spied On Once, Well Here Is Another
Remember that Amazon shopping habit you were hiding? Well, you may as well get paid for it right? ShopTracker (created by Harris Poll) allows you to earn $3 each time you upload your Amazon shopping purchase history each month.
Okay so I know it’s only $3. But it’s $3 more than what you had, so don’t turn your nose up at it.
Get paid to take selfies
Move over Kim Kardashian, now we all can get paid to take selfies! Pay Your Selfie allows users to earn money for taking selfies of themselves while completing various activities, such as:
How awesome is this? Be sure to signup through this link here and earn $1.00 just for uploading a profile photo!
All of these seem pretty simple, right? Give a try and see how it goes. If you don’t like the apps, just delete them and try something else.
If you’ve given any of these a try, how did you like it? Be sure to let me know in the comments!
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