“If only I had money, I could buy whatever I want!”
That’s probably what most jobless youths all over the world are probably thinking in their minds.
Well, if you are one of them, you are probably almost giving up, and you are ready to welcome any opportunity that comes your way, even if it involves collecting garbage, as long as it earns you a living.
But, hey, do you have a smartphone?
If you do, what do you use it for?
Silly question, right? It is quite obvious, you use it to chat with your friends, upload photos on social media, and play video games that help you escape the real world – temporarily.
Well, this is the 21st century! Your smartphone is a gold mine that should not be used in the manner you are using it right now. You have probably heard that you can earn money online, but what you don’t know is that you can earn it using your smartphone – right at the comfort of your convenience!
How is this even possible?
How on earth can someone use a phone to earn money?
Are these some of the questions running through your mind after reading this article up to this point?
To get the ultimate answer, grab a cup of your favorite beverage, sit back, and keep reading! You might make your first dollar even before you complete reading it!
Below are legit things you can do using your smartphone and earn a decent living, without living the comfort of your home or hostel room:
1. Watch videos
Since you have nothing to do, you probably spend all your day surfing the web and watching videos online. What you are not aware of is that these videos can earn you money. Yes, real bucks!
Today, there are hundreds of apps that will pay you to watch ads. Of course, they will not pay you one dollar for an ad, but as you give your finger a workout as you scroll hundreds of videos every day (which you can), the total amount you will get at the end of the day will be impressive!
Some of the popular apps that will pay you for watching ads include;
You cannot talk about making money with your smartphone and forget to mention SwagBucks. It has grown to become one of the fastest growing money-making apps today. Using this app, you can earn money by completing simple tasks such as watching videos, taking surveys, as well as shopping.
As soon as you complete doing these tasks, you can redeem the points you get for gift cards or money that will be deposited in your PayPal.
Look – this app has paid its members over $185 million; hence you can proceed with confidence knowing that you will not get out of it empty-handed.
This is another fantastic mobile app that enables you to earn good money by watching ads, viewing news, reading articles, and giving product reviews. The reason why this app is a darling for many is the fact that you can earn some extra points by downloading and installing free featured apps.
When you accumulate enough points, you can redeem them for coupons, gift cards, as well as PayPal cash.
Another popular money-making app that can pay you to watch videos is CashPirate. Also, you can get paid for playing games (yes, you heard it right. Playing games!) And taking surveys.
When you complete a task, you will earn coins, which you can redeem for cash after you reach a pre-determined point. You will be paid through PayPal.
2. Sell items you no longer use
Do you want to sell your old phone, or do you have some household items that you no longer need, and giving them out to charity is not your calling? You can easily turn them into cash without living your house. All you need is download an app on your smartphone, and buyers will come knocking.
Below are a few apps that will help you achieve this:
Do you want a place where you can sell all your items, without having to go through a rigorous process? Well, when using Depop, you will only need to snap the item you are selling, give a brief description, and whoa! Your items will be as good as sold.
Using this app, you can sell anything from accessories, collectibles, tech devices, clothes, and any other fun item you can think of. Remember, Depop will keep 10% of the selling price, and you can keep the rest.
This is a popular money-making app for people who want to venture into the fashion world. If you have clothes you want to sell, this is a go-to app. Download and install it, take a picture of what you are selling, give a description, and sell!
Poshmark keeps 20% of the selling price for every item sold, and you can enjoy the rest!
3. Play games
It is surprising that some pro gamers don’t know that they can actually make money playing games.
If you are a heavy gamer who finds it difficult to concentrate on everything else, you can use your smartphone, download the games you desire, play them all day long and earn a decent living.
Below are some apps that will help you realize this:
Using this app, you are required to spin a wheel and win. The amount to be won varies from 5 cents to 10 bucks. Buy this doesn’t mean that you will have to end the game when you run out of free spins. You can earn by doing other tasks such as watching short ads or watching QriketLive events for a chance to win cash prices.
Apart from the apps mentions above, there are others you can use to do a variety of jobs and make money using your smartphone. They include iPoll, Field Agent, ShopKick, Streetbees, Curious Cat, Citizen me, Feature Points, Roamler and Foap.
But will you get rich?
Um…honestly, you will not make thousands of bucks when using these apps, but you can save enough to pay small bills. However, you can venture into more lucrative online jobs such as freelance writing, web design, transcription, or graphics design and create a lucrative career.
Things you can do using your smartphone and make money
“If only I had money, I could buy whatever I want!”