How to Make Money Using Your Phone

Believe it or not, there are a plethora of methods that many are using to earn decent money simply by using their mobile phones. And a vast amount of these are in fact entirely passive.

That’s right, companies will literally pay people for using their phones, just as they normally would do without being paid. The information you hold as a phone-user is invaluable and worth a lot of money to businesses looking for ways to maximise their customer-reach and learn more about their audience’s activity on the web.

Tonnes of businesses are now rewarding people for performing the simplest of activities – often these are as easy as just playing games and watching videos. This article will run through the best methods of earning decent money online – 100% profit, 0% risk involved.

Swagbucks: Swagbucks is perhaps the big-daddy of the online, skill-less money-making world. Through the system, performing sets of activities earns you points known as SB (Swagbucks). These points can then later be redeemed for a range of rewards, such as gift-cards, coupons and competition entries – all without you having to pay a penny! Swagbucks can be run entirely from your phone using their sleek, easy-to-use iOS and Android app. In the app, you can earn SB by performing activities such as watching short video clips, taking part in online surveys and even simply browsing the internet through their integrated web system. By referring friends to join the app you’ll earn bonus points, and a $5.00 startup reward is given to anybody that joins Swagbucks. Your points can be redeemed for gift-cards for a range of top stores, such as Amazon, Starbucks and even PayPal credits.

Anybody from the UK, US, Australia, Canada and Ireland can use the system.


Checkpoints is a system that lets you earn money simply by scanning barcodes, as well as taking part in a number of quizzes, watching videos, again, browsing the web. This points can then be redeemed for gift cards and being entered into give aways. Checkpoints is also a tool that can be used on both iOS and Android and is well known for being one of the best methods of earning around.

Unfortunately, Checkpoints is only available to use in the US so if you’re from elsewhere, try using some of the other methods mentioned in this article.

Easy Shift

Easy Shift operates in a different way to the previous methods of earning. The sysyem allows you to complete shifts – just as you would in a work setting. These shifts typically involve price-checking and taking pictures of displays in shops – they are primarily focused on the shopping industry and you’ll be completing tasks that allow businesses to get an insight into the physical shopping world.You will be paid for each shift within 48 hours of completing the tasks involved via PayPal – the prices per task can range anywhere from $3 to $20! Easy Shift has been featured in a number of magazines and is available only on iOS.

Again, Easy Shift is suitable only for US residents and won’t be accessible to European countries.

Field Agent

Field Agent is a system that allows you to earn by completing simple tasks such as stock-checking in select shops and checking in-store displays. It is similar to Easy Shift but does not require you to work any specific shifts, more just completing tasks as and when you have the time. The pay here can range from around $2 to £10 per task and you’ll be paid using PayPal. Field Agent works with a lot of big brands such as Target and has featured appraised by The New York.

Field Agent is available not just in the US, but also in Canada, the UK, Australia, South Africa, and a number of other countries.


Gigwalk is a more generalised platform through which you can earn money. Using either iOS or Android, users of GigWalk can complete various tasks such as checking road signs and transport services and be paid for doing a. GigWalk has featured on CNN and is a well-respected, incredibly easy-to-use method of earning money through your smartphone.

GigWalk is, however, only available in the US.


Perk is a great way to earn money simply by shopping. Regardless of where you are in the country, Perk can be accessed from you phone and you can earn ‘Perk points’ simply by checking into shops around your location, such as Gap and Starbucks. These points can then be redeemed for money or gift cards that can be spent in a number of popular shops such as Amazon and Target. You’re being rewarded here simply for going to a shop and checking in – meaning all you really have to do is walk. You’re being paid to walk. Perk is a super easy way to start using some extra money on the side of whatever it is you’re already doing for doing next t nothing.


Whether you’re an avid reader or a teen that hasn’t read a book since primary school, the chances are that you have at least some old books lying around that you’re never going to read. Holiday books, textbooks, atlases – anything can be sold directly from your phone using BookScouter. All you need to do is punch in the book’s ISBN code to see how much that book is selling for. Then you chose the best offer from a number of buy back sites and use the free shipping label you’ll be given to send the book to whoever purchases it. Rather than having books sat around that take up space, why not sell them using BookScouter to earn some extra cash?


Mobee is another ‘mystery shopping’ application that allows you to select tasks from a number of the apps stores & restaurants, such as Whole Foods. When you arrive, all you need to do is accept the tasks available and you’ll be asked to review the store you are at. These reviews will entail around 5-10 questions that give businesses an insight into how other stores are running, or how their own store is performing online. Once done, you’ll be rewarded points that can then be redeemed for gift cards at stores like iTunes. This method is a great way for frequent shoppers to earn some of that spent cash back when browsing the high-streets, or, alternatively, for the infrequent shopper to get out more and earn money for doing so!


AppTrailers is a popular method of earning that involves watching music videos and trailers and being paid for doing so. Simply watching trailers earns you money, scratch cards and gift cards for stores such as Amazon & iTunes. This really is an incredibly easy way to earn some extra money as trailers are incredibly short and, often, quite interesting to watch. AppTrailers is an invaluable method of boosting your income and a method that can be done with virtually no effort/skills required. is another useful tool for earning that’s best if you have a social platform with a large follower base. If you get accepted, you’ll be given advertisements to place on your social platforms, such as posts promoting products on Twitter or Instagram, that you’ll be paid for. The reason behind this is that your followers will see you appraising the products and thus be persuaded to go ahead and buy them, earning you money through commissions. All you need to do is tag the brands you’re promoting and you’ll be paid each time somebody makes a purchase through your link. is completely accessible through any smartphones, mobile devices and desktops/laptops – all you need is a social media account with a sizeable following and thus a valuable reach.


Just as it sounds, GymPact is a way to earn money simply by exercising. All you need to do is download the app via iOS or Android and set a few workout goals. Whenever you go to the gym or exercise, check in through the app and you’ll earn money per workout. There is a catch, however – if you don’t fulfil your goals and actually exercise then you’ll be charged a fee for passing up on keeping fit. GymPact is a great way to motivate yourself to exercise and a healthy method for earning a little extra money. If you already workout on a regular basis then GymPact is a great way to start earning money for it!

GymPact has been mentioned by CNN and The New York Times and is available in virtually any country and on most devices. Perfect!

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