Did you know that you can download some apps to your phone that will let you earn substantial extra money just by doing little odd jobs and answering surveys, etc.? I have reviewed one of these on this blog — Field Agent. But lucky for you there are a few other apps like Field Agent you can check out.
It stands to reason that if you download and use all these apps regularly, you could make more than just a little chump change each month! I have heard of some people making a couple hundred extra dollars per month thanks to task-based apps.
Here are four task-based apps you can try:
Task-Based Apps That Earn You Money
#1 – Mobee
This app is for iPhone and Android users. Find “missions” near you to complete. Usually these are restaurant and shopping missions. If you complete the missions successfully and answer the follow-up questions, you'll get points from Mobee that you can then redeem for gift cards and various prizes.
#2 – Gigwalk
This app is for iPhone and Android devices. Basically this is one of the most popular apps like Field Agent. You may be using your smartphone for audits, photography, or other things depending on the needs of Gigwalk's clients.
You must have Paypal to get paid. Tasks range from $3 to as much as $90 dollar, although I'm sure that $3 is closer to the norm.
#3 – Easy Shift
Earn money with your smartphone by eating, shopping, and exploring your city. Again, very similar to the two listed above. You do little odd jobs in stores and around your town and get paid.
You need Paypal to get your money, and it can take about 48 hours before your payment will process. Easy Shift appears to be available for both Android and iPhone users.
#4 – Swagbucks App
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard of Swagbucks. They have a website and a mobile app that allow you to earn money many different ways, including playing games, watching videos, listening to music, answering surveys, and more.
You can cash out with just 500 SB (Swagbucks) and request your earnings via Amazon or Paypal. They are a legit site and have paid me many times.
Of the apps listed here, this one is the least like Field Agent. It's more of a rewards app where you don't have to leave your home to earn. With the apps listed below, some of the missions you do will require going somewhere. So if you don't want to leave your house, this one is ideal for you.
So there you have it. If you already own a smartphone, you can download these apps and start taking completing tasks and getting paid!
With the latter three, jobs are on a first-come, first-serve basis, so you'll need to be fast if you see something pop up that you think you could do.
Do you know of any other good money-earning apps? Please share below!
Originally published on May 1, 2013. Updated and republished on February 4, 2020.