By Becca Ludlum on Mon, 08/19/2013
Did you know that your iPhone can earn you money? Sound too good to be true? Check out these five apps that let you turn your iPhone into a money-making machine! Keep in mind, these apps are not going to make you rich, but a few extra bucks never hurt anyone.
1. Viggle (free)
If you watch TV, you can earn gift cards! Viggle checks in by listening to clips of the audio on your TV. You'll earn a point for each minute of a program you watch while checked in. Once you have enough points, you can cash them in for gift cards to retailers like Starbucks, Groupon, and Best Buy. Every so often, Viggle offers extra ways to earn points, so keep your eyes peeled!
2. Field Agent (free)
This app provides you with a list of tasks you can choose to complete, each with a different monetary value. Pick and choose the tasks you want, and complete them in the amount of time allotted. The tasks are typically simple and usually involve taking a picture of a product while at store or restaurant. You can easily sort jobs by locations near you. When it's time to get paid, you can withdrawal funds via your PayPal account.
3. Saving Star (free)
Saving Star works with your current store loyalty cards. You select the coupons you want to use, and it adds the savings to your Saving Star account. When you reach $5, you can request payout via Paypal, gift cards, or charitable donation.
4. Receipt Hog (free)
Take pictures of your receipts, answer questions about your shopping experience, and earn coins and rewards that you can trade for gift cards. Your receipt data and the answer to your questions are turned into market research that determine product specials and promotions at your local stores.
5. iPinion (free)
With iPinion, taking surveys has never been easier. Participate in a variety of selected surveys right from your iPhone, and cash out when your balance reaches 500 points, or $5. You may participate in surveys from research panels you are already a part of or join iPinion to begin taking surveys from them.
Do you use any of these apps to earn extra money?