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Best apps for making money on Android

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Would you rather be making money on your smartphone instead of spending it? Don't want to spend all your time chained to your laptop to get work done? There are a ton of options in the Play Store which can help you make money with Android apps.

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Get rewards for completing surveys

Google Opinion Rewards

It may come as little surprise to learn 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 – nothing too taxing.

Once you've completed a survey, you earn Google Play Store credit that you can use to buy apps, music and other things. Many of the surveys have a deadline for completion, so make sure you don’t wait too long to complete them.

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Take surveys on Google Opinion Rewards to earn Play Store credit. / © NextPit

Surveys on the Go

Complete the survey, get the money. Unlike Google Opinion Rewards, this one pays out in cash. However, there are only a few surveys available during any given month, so don't expect to get rich quick. But it's fine for earning a few extra bucks now and then. The app is easy enough to use, so it's some beer/snack money for very little effort.

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Earn money for testing apps


CashPirate is an application that turns points into cash. The registered users can test applications, participate in surveys, play games and invite other friends to join. 1000 points correspond to $1, which can be converted to buy items in the Play Store or be transferred to a PayPal account.

Convert points and bonus credits to buy with CashPirate. / © NextPit

Sell your old stuff


eBay's website probably needs no introduction, but did you know its Android app can be even more useful for those of us who live on mobile? eBay allows you to sell almost anything and is how a lot of people get their start in online sales.

Chances are you have old clothes, electronics, appliances, toys or furniture that's worth money to someone out there. eBay will help you find that special someone. 


After eBay, the next stop for the enterprising seller is naturally Amazon. Amazon's seller app allows you to join of one of the world's largest retailers through your smartphone.  

Just like with eBay, this is a great way to turn your old stuff into useful cash, and can be the jumping-off point to a successful business. 

Amazon Seller has everything you need to run a business from your phone. / © NextPit

Registration to be an Amazon seller is free, but you do have to pay $0.99 for every item sold. For really successful sellers, you might want opt instead for the $39.99 monthly subscription rather than the $0.99 charge. 


Artists, makers and other artisans may find themselves more comfortable with Etsy. Designed for selling various arts and crafts, shoppers come to Etsy looking for special handmade goods, although honestly, shop owners can actually sell whatever they want.

Etsy has a separate app for sellers. / © NextPit

You can manage your shop via the app, called Sell on Etsy. It lets you manage your shop, your orders, and your listings, as well as chat to potential buyers. If Amazon is too corporate for you and eBay too cluttered, try selling your arts and crafts on Etsy.

Find freelance work online


Looking to make a quick buck? There are a ton of platforms for freelancers, but Fiverr offers instant access to millions of bite sized gigs. There are jobs for those in digital marketing, editing, translation, graphic design, copywriting, videos, and even jobs for virtual assistants.

Whatever you like to do that can help businesses, you can find clients for it here. It's a great platform for those who are just starting out, or who want to make a bit of cash on the side.


Upwork is similar to Fiverr, but is generally better for freelancers who are more professionally established and looking to be more highly paid for their expertise.

Within the app, you can search for jobs, accept offers, chat with clients, send project files and more. All of these features mean you can find gigs and be responsive for clients on the go, which is great for those who are full time or part time freelancers.

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Upwork is a great place for more established freelancers to find work. / © NextPit


Freelancer is not quite an app to make money online in minutes, but to find freelance jobs to earn an extra few dollars.

Employers have projects and freelancers makes proposals on execution time and the value of their services. In the end, the freelancer is hired if their proposals match customer needs.

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Get opportunities as a freelancer with Android. / © NextPit


This one's for the animal lovers. Pawshake puts pet owners in touch with people who can take care of their pets while they're on vacation or too busy with work to say, walk the dogs or feed the cats during the day. 

Prospective pet-sitters register on the company's website, but bookings and handled via the app. You can offer a variety of services from just a simple walk or topping up of the food bowl to taking the animals into your own home or grooming/training them.

Pawshake is a great way to become a pro pet-sitter. / © NextPit

Compensation varies per activity, and Pawshake initially recommends certain rates (and takes their cut), but popular sitters can end up making a comfortable amount of cash.

Have you discovered any other apps that you can use to earn money? What do you think is the best Android app for making money? Tell us in the comments.

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Nicholas Montegriffo

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A cyberpunk and actual punk, Nicholas is the Androidpit team's hardcore gamer, writing with a focus on future tech, VR/AR, AI & robotics. Out of office, he can be found hanging around in goth clubs, eating too many chillies, or at home telling an unlucky nerd that their 8th level wizard died from a poisoned spike trap.

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  • colenikol Aug 31, 2020 Link to comment

    Hi these are apps that can make you money, but there are many reference apps on this subject listing even more opportunities just search on PlayStore for "earn online"

  • thiranya ravi Jul 18, 2018 Link to comment

    Hi there, such an useful post for those who likes to earn money with their phone. Thanks for sharing the list with us. Keep sharing.

  • thiranya ravi Jul 18, 2018 Link to comment

    Such an amazing list of apps. Thanks for sharing the detailed info here.

  • Luis Jun 19, 2018 Link to comment

    Those apps were good for making some amount of dollars. but, the most important things for "mining" some money is your mindset.

  • ApkRat Jun 12, 2018 Link to comment

    i think Freelancer is best for making money.

    • Brittany McGhee Jun 14, 2019 Link to comment

      Do you have any other recommendations?

  • Billy S Mar 26, 2018 Link to comment

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  • Umar Adil Sep 20, 2017 Link to comment

    Some of these apps are not authentic.

    • Brittany McGhee Jun 14, 2019 Link to comment

      We've overhauled the list several times since you left this comment, and all the apps here are checked and authentic. :)

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  • My1 Jul 27, 2017 Link to comment

    so how often does this junk get reposted without any changes?

    • sajid hussain Jul 27, 2017 Link to comment

      its great to be on pc
      but i want to ask that is it runnable on Android phone

  • Joseph Onuoha Jun 17, 2017 Link to comment

    since there is a simple way you can use to recover all deleted photos, ie if you have not lost the SD card

  • cvdab Apr 9, 2017 Link to comment

    And I recommend AppLike apps to android. Several of these types of monetization applications have already tested and this is the best one and you can trust it. In addition, it is the fastest and easiest way to earn. Well, they are paid out!
    This is because through this application we install from Google Play suggested applications or games and use them (also firing them through applike), that is simply enough that the application is fired and every few minutes are added points. The longer the longer. It is best to leave such applications switched on overnight, or even for a whole day. I get this way around $ 1 a day. The fees are already from $ 0.50 (or 4,999 points), including paypal. It is worth to add that we have 4,444 points on the start, so the first deposit can be done after a few minutes. I recommend -----

  • vageliss2006 Mar 7, 2017 Link to comment

    Hi everyone. I have 4 android smartphones and plenty of time in my possession to dedicate on this as I'm now unemployed..and would appreciate your guidance on this : is it possible to use multiple phones with different Gmail accounts/phone numbers, so as to earn a reasonable living? Like 300$ per week for 16 hours a day spent on this? Which are the right applications for that purpose?

    • sajid hussain Jul 27, 2017 Link to comment

      its great to be on pc
      but i want to ask that is it runnable on Android phone

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