Users can participate in up to nine different activities, including watching videos, surfing the web, and inputting swag codes, to earn Swagbucks — virtual money that can be redeemed in the form of gift cards, coupons, and sweepstakes entries.
Participants use Pact to commit to working out and eating healthy. You pledge to work out a certain number of times, or eat a certain number of healthy meals or vegetables per week. Depending on how many activities you pledge, you can earn up to $5 a week.
The catch: If you miss a commitment, you're fined $5, which motivates users to stay on track. Pact has a 92% user success rate.
App junkies can download App Trailers to make some extra cash.
App Trailers is the app that pays you every time you watch a 30-second-long trailer for an app, or engage with certain apps. The more you watch, the more points you accumulate; points get converted into gift cards, or can be cashed out with PayPal.
Viggle pays you for watching television and listening to music.
Viggle wants to know what entertainment enthusiasts are watching and listening to. When you're watching TV or to listening to music, open the Viggle app so it can listen to and identify the song or show. For every song or show you engage with, you earn points that can be redeemed for gift cards, trips, or electronics.
Use the Inbox Dollars app to take surveys, browse the internet, and play games in exchange for cash. Once you earn $30, you can request payment and receive a check within two weeks. Inbox Dollars has paid its users over $30 million, and even gives you $5 just for trying it out.
Take surveys with Surveys On The Go for a quick buck.
Surveys On The Go offers surveys that pay from $0.25 to $5 per survey. The survey data is bought by companies, political campaigns, and market research firms. Surveys take just minutes, and you can cash out with PayPal.
Get the best price for your old books with Bookscouter.
How many books do you own that you'll never read again? Chances are, at least a few. Bookscouter takes your old books off your hands at a competitive price. Scan or enter the ISBN of your book, and the app will find sites looking to buy it. Bookscouter compares prices so you get the best deal.
Once you pick a buyer, tell them where to send payment, and mail the book with the prepaid shipping label, provided (usually) by the buyer.
"Taskers" use the TaskRabbit app and website as a supplement to or their main source of income to get paid for the things they're good at doing.
Get approved to be a Tasker and set your hourly rate — most usually start from $30 per hour — to complete jobs like running errands, building IKEA furniture, gift wrapping, driving, dog walking, or organizing. Those who need your services will request you through TaskRabbit.
Field Agent and Gigwalk pay you to complete simple tasks.
Field Agent and Gigwalk pay you to complete small tasks within your community. Some activities include going to a store and taking a picture of a product display, checking the price of an item, and filling out a short survey after experiencing a new store. Both apps use PayPal to pay users.
Rewardable gives you cash in exchange for quick jobs.
Rewardable lets you sign up for tasksthat take 5-15 minutes and pay up to $20. The tasks range from checking inventory to comparing prices at local stores. When you want to cash, out hit "withdraw" and the money gets transferred to your PayPal account.