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, be it in up-front costs or in the form of an on-going contract. Thankfully there are plenty of apps to be found in Google Play to help you recoup some of the costs. This is how to make money with Android apps.
It perhaps comes as little surprise 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 -- there's nothing too taxing! Once completed, survey earn you credit that can be used in Goole Play to buy apps, music and other things. It's worth noting that many of the surveys have a deadline for completion, so make sure you don’t wait too long to complete them.
Rather than store credit, MintCoins gives you the opportunity to earn yourself cold, hard cash. It's an app that helps you to earn money in a number of ways. You can gain virtual coins by downloading free apps, by watching videos, registering with websites, and referring your friends to do the same. There are also surveys to complete, and as soon as your balance hits $1, you're free to withdraw your earnings to a PayPal account -- or you can wait and let it build up for longer if you like.
Google Opinion Rewards is not the only survey-based app that can be used to pull in a little cash. iPoll works in a very similar way providing you with a series of "missions" to complete. While some of these are dependent on your location, others can be completed by anyone, anywhere. In addition to traditional surveys, you may also be asked to submit photos or even upload an audio or video recording. Many of the missions have a decent amount of money associated with then, and when you want to withdraw your earnings, you have a few options. As in other apps you can pull the money into a PayPal account, but your can also add it to your Amazon or iTunes account if you prefer.
The name says it all here -- this is an app designed to help you to earn money. If you try out the other apps mentioned here, this one might look familiar. It is all but identical to MintCoins, but you might find that the number of offers available is slightly more limited due to your location. From installing apps to watching videos, earning money really takes very little work and your rewards can be quickly transferred to a PayPal account.
Rewardable has a US leaning to it, but not all of the tasks you are invited to complete are reliant on being in the US. These are described as "virtual tasks" and can be completed by anyone -- so during the signup process you could simply enter a pretend zip code to get started. Rewards vary quite a lot, but are generally quite high, and your earnings can be withdrawn to PayPal easily. Should you find yourself in the States, there are in-store, location-specific tasks to carry out as well.
If getting paid to test out apps seems like a great way to spend your time, AppCasher will be right up your street. You can earn credits 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, or 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.