If you have read our article from last year 16 Best Smartphone Apps That Pay You money 2016, you probably would have found fun and entertaining ways to earn money using your mobile phone.
Earn Money apps are now more popular than get paid to sites as you can earn money while on the go and not limited to using a desktop device. The best money making apps allow you to make some extra cash for beer money.
This post shows you the 17 best smartphone apps that pay you money 2017 and includes both the top Android and iOS apps. The countdown is based on app reliability, the ease of use and the money making potential.
17 Best Smartphone Apps That Pay You Money 2017
17) Cash For Apps
Cash For Apps is a good stable app that pays you to install apps. When you install apps advertised on Cash For Apps offerwalls you can then delete them once you are credited points.
300 points on this app are worth $1 and points can be exchanged for gift cards for stores including Amazon, CVS, eBay, Target, Starbucks, Google Play and many more.
You can earn bonus points by referring friends, however as it is only limited to app downloads, the earnings potential will not be as good as other apps in our list.
The app is available from the iOS app store and Google Play store. If you have one account on either and have a device from both, they will be synched.
Clashot is an app for both Android and iOS where you can make money by selling your uploaded images.
How the apps work is you download the app, take photos, upload them, the clashot team will moderate and then your images will be on the Depositphotos website for sale. If your photos are sold you will get a percentage of the overall sale.
This app is a cool idea but selling your photos may prove difficult so it is important that you promote them.
Clashot may also invite you to upload a photo in a certain theme so this might also help you to increase your earnings.
Clashot works best on Android phones and has received poor reviews on the App Store for Apple devices.
15) cashKarma Rewards & Gift Cards
cashKarma is a popular app that will pay you for downloading apps, signing up for free trials and watching videos. For paid video views you get 1 point per video view and you can watch 50 per day.
You can redeem points for PayPal cash, Amazon gift cards of $5 and $10 amounts.
With cashKarma, you get rewarded to check in to the app daily and there are other bonuses when you achieve milestones.
There is a referral system to help you earn more points by having your friends sign up.
14) App Bounty
App Bounty has over 5,000,000 installs and over 100,000 5 star ratings on the Play Store. The way the app works is mainly by downloading and installing other apps. There are also offerwall offers for you to earn credits which you can exchange for gift vouchers.
The app is international in its reach so if you are from outside of the US, you can also benefit from downloading the app.
Overall the app is good and the payments are reliable. On the downside it can seem like forever to build your credits up.
You can swap credits for gift cards from iTunes, Amazon, Steam and more. This is one of the best apps that pay you money.
13) Cash Gift – Free Gift Cards
They say they are the most profitable app of all, it’s not the case but it is not the worst app and rightly makes our top 17 apps that pay you in 2017.
Cash Gift – Free Gift Cards will give you $1 within 3 minutes of signing up and you can even cash this out for an Amazon gift card.
The real reason you use these apps is to get cash. The good thing about Cash Gift – Free Gift Cards is the fact that they offer PayPal cash, $3, $5 and $10 payouts.
Other prizes available from this Android app includes Play Store vouchers.
You will get paid to install apps and by watching ads.
Tapporo remains one of the elite rewards and money making apps. Consistently in our top 5 list, Tapporo is one of the oldest and reliable apps that you can find on the Google Play Store. This app was even listed in our 2015 list of best money making apps.
Based on the web version, Tapporo.com, they offer some of the best referral rates of $0.60 per sign up. If you have 100 friends, there is $60 free cash for you!
The high referral reward rate is one of the reasons we love this app. It can be a little difficult to earn money other than that however, it is easily one of the best apps that you can download that will earn you cash.
Rewards include PayPal cash, Amazon vouchers, mobile accessories and more!
11) Survey Mini
Survey Mini features in our run down for a second year. It is a survey app, however it is best if you are living in the United States. The app is available to both iOS and Android users.
How you get paid is by visiting local places where you have been to and you will receive surveys based on your experiences at those locations.
If you love going to restaurants, shops or visiting local attractions then you could benefit from using this app
You can receive rewards from Survey Mini for free food, discounts and points for gift cards for the stores that you visit.
10) Make Money Earn Free Cash
We said in 2016 that Make Money Earn Free Cash had a lot of potential and it still has. Now with over 1 Million installs it is one of the most popular get paid to apps on the market. Last year the app was rated on the Play Store at 4.6 and in 2017, it remains the same.
There are numerous ways to earn however it can be slow and tedious. The rewards are earned by watching videos, filling in surveys and taking advantage of free trials.
PayPal is the only option to cash out your rewards, which for most is a good thing.
9) Watch & Earn
Watch & Earn is a money making app that was for sale in late 2016 for $1 Million. That says a lot about this app. The problem with a get paid to app that is for sale is that it might change owners and become a poor paying app or current developers will abandon it.
It is still a good paying app so fingers crossed it stays that way. With Watch & Earn, you get paid for watching videos and downloading apps. There are also offers available for you to take and you will earn coins for completing.
Coins can be exchanged for rewards including mobile top up, Amazon vouchers, PayPal cash, Steam vouchers and more.
MintCoins is consistently considered by us as a good reliable app. It can be slow to earn rewards from this app, however, the $1 minimum cashout is still a great feature. You can earn $0.25 for each referral, therefore getting your friends in on the action means you see the benefits.
Rewards are paid out via PayPal and payments are also said to be reliable.
You also get rewarded for downloading free apps, answering surveys and completing offers.
MintCoins is well worth a try if you are looking to make money and pass the time.
7) Earn Money – Highest Paying App
The Earn Money app is easily the most respected earn money apps. There are literally loads of ways that you can earn money with this app including free offers, registering to paid websites, downloading free apps and answering surveys.
There are a lot of offers updated daily meaning there are various ways for you to earn cash online. Earn Money – Highest paying app pays $0.25 per referral so if you have a good network of friends, then you can earn good money with this app.
PayPal is the only reward however you get paid within 24 hours of cashing out. The 4.3 star rating suggests this is one of the most reliable apps on the Android store at the moment.
6) Tap Cash Rewards – Make Money
Tap Cash is up from 13 in last years list. At 6 it just proves that this app is going from strength to strength and helping people earn money with their mobile phones.
Tap Cash is another good Android app that will pay you money for downloading free games and apps for your smartphone and signing up to free offers. The app is reliable with over 50,000 5 star ratings on the Google Play store, the app is well worth downloading.
The rewards on offer from Tap Cash are pretty impressive when compared to some of its rivals.
There are 15 rewards to be exact, including Paypal cash, Google Play vouchers, Amazon gift cards and, paysafecards to name a few.
5) Surveys On The Go
Surveys On The Go is one of our favourite apps that pay you money. Available on both Android and iOS, it is a good app to make money when you are on the go, on public transport or when you are at home.
The MFour Mobole Reseach Inc app pays out on time, which is one of the reasons we love it. Surveys that you receive are usually worth $0.25 to $5, but you are really only going to benefit if you are from the US. The cashout threshold for this app is $10.
Surveys are general and mostly short. With this app you get surveys based on your thoughts of advertising campaigns, videos or current news topics.
4) App Karma
App Karma makes it debut on our top paying apps list. With App Karma you can earn daily rewards easy by using your smartphone. With over 1 million installs, it is easily the most popular app that you can download for free from the Google Play Store. There is also an iOS version of the app also available for you to download for free.
Gift cards are available worldwide and not just for the US making this app appeal to a global audience. When you redeem your rewards, App Karma give you 5% of the points back to you!
Rewards include Amazon gift cards, PayPal cash, Starbucks vouchers and Google Play gift cards.
Cashpirate is one of our favourite apps. It has been consistently in the top 5 in past years, however, the app and its payouts remain reliable. At the start of 2016 we were earning $15-50 per month and this still remains the case.
With this app, you can earn PayPal cash, Bitcoins and Amazon Vouchers. The minimum payout is $2.50 PayPal cash.
Points are earned in this app by downloading new apps and completing offers.
You earn by watching videos but the number of videos available for you to watch is now limited. The referral program is probably the best of all apps as you get 10% of your referrals earnings and 5% of the referrals referrals earnings.
The interface of this app is extremely dated when compared to others.
The reason it is remains on our top 10 list is the fact that Cash Pirate does pay on time when you request. We have never had any bother regarding payments from CashPirate.
Click here to download and use referral code OANTJM
2) Bitmaker Free Bitcoin (Now Storm Play)
Do you want free Bitcoin or Ethereum? Bitmaker Free Bitcoin, now renamed Storm Play is your answer. This app pays you blocks which can then be exchanged for Bitcoin every 30 minutes. (This was satoshi before an update in March 2017). All you have to do is watch an ad when you collect your allocation of blocks.
The payout is low so you get paid on a Saturday when you reach the threshold (this keeps changing depending on cryptocurrency trading prices. Remember to receive Bitcoin, you must have a Bitcoin wallet and a separate wallet if you want to receive Ethereum. You can find Bitcoin wallets online and easily sign up to them.
This is an app we are glued to! If it paid out more it would be number 1!!
Click here to download and use referral code ZCS7AS for bonus Blocks
PanelPlace was the number 1 app in our countdown last year and remains the best paying this year. The app is 100% survey based and you get surveys from the popular survey sites including Toluna.
The survey app has a pleasant interface and is really simple to use. With this app you will never miss a survey as you get notifications of new panels.
Surveys are generally simple to answer and offer the highest payouts in the survey panel market.
To get started it is best to sign up via the website and sign in on your smartphone once you have registered.
That is the run down of the 17 Best Money Making Apps 2017. We recommend that you download most of the apps in the list above to maximize your chances of earning cash with payouts on a weekly and monthly basis.
If there are any apps that pay you money that you recommend should be added to this list, please use the comment form below.