In the current economic climate it is little wonder that there are many people out there looking for an opportunity to make a little bit of extra money or even see if they can make something work from home that will give them an income comparable to their full time one. There are a few different options of apps and types of apps that you can use to make a bit of extra income on the side. Many of them are tied to things like online investing – but you can also get apps that make you some extra cash for things that you may already do in your day to day life.
There are many different apps you can use for investment, like CMC markets . online trading is now accessible to the average person rather than just experienced traders. You do not even need a large amount of start up capital to invest online – many online trading accounts now let you use a minimum of between £50 – £100. One of the great things about mobile apps for trading is that you are able to check in and control your trades from anywhere which minimises the risk of losing money.
Advert Apps and Opinion apps
A new breed of app’s like Slidejoy are helping users to make money for pretty much doing nothing. They are an adverts based application (Android only at the moment) that give you a certain amount of carats for having adverts hosted on your lock screen. Once you get to a certain amount you can exchange this for cash that is paid into your Paypal. By no means is anyone going to become rich with this type of app but you can still earn some extra cash for doing very little.
For some of them you do not even need to click on the ads to get the rewards – you just need to host them somewhere on your device. As well as hosting ads, you can also earn money for giving your opinion. Apps like Google opinion rewards will give you the chance to share your opinions or reviews on things to then go on and earn rewards for doing so. Every now and again the app will send through a survey as a pop up on your device.
Once this is done you will get a small amount credited to your account. Again this is quite incremental but it is also something that will barely take you any time, and if you let it build up for something like Christmas then it could end up being a beneficial bit of extra cash. There are quite a few different survey apps now on the market for both Android and iPhone as many desktop survey websites have realised how popular they can be.
Photo selling apps
In today’s world there are a million reasons as to why someone may need to purchase photo’s. Many blogs and websites buy pictures legitimately to avoid costly and infuriating copyright issues. Apps like Foap let you help turn something that could be a hobby or just a part of your daily life into cash. They do take their cut, users get half and Foap get half, but it is still something that could actually end up being quite a decent bit of cash if you take a lot of pictures.
There is a set price of $10 which is a slight change as there are some other apps on the market that allow users to set their own price or auction off the pictures – but at least with this one you have the stability of knowing there is a set price in place. One of the main things you will need to remember is that you will no longer have the rights to the picture. If you wish to use the picture publicly anywhere yourself you may be asked to take it down by the person who purchased it as it is now their property. Try and sell pictures that do not mean anything sentimental and you have just taken because they ‘look nice’.