Apps That Pay You Real Money
Updated December 05, 2020

10 Apps That Pay You Real Money in 2020

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Yes, there are legit apps out there that pay you real money.

Here are our top apps that pay you.

Download them all and see how much you can make!

Game Apps That Pay You to Play

1. Mistplay

mistplay apps that pay you real money

If you enjoy playing games on your phone, Mistplay might be the app for you.  How it works is you go through the Mistplay app — at no charge to you — to download mobile games from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.  As you spend time playing the games, you earn points that you can redeem for gift cards at Amazon, VISA, PlayStation, Xbox, Apple, Starbucks, and more.

Related: Mistplay Review: Here’s EXACTLY How Much I Made With Mistplay

2. Lucktastic

Lucktastic offers the potential to win real money simply by scratching off virtual scratchers.  I personally haven’t won anything playing Lucktastic, but you might.

3. Gamehag

Similar to Mistplay, Gamehag rewards you for playing games on your phone.

Other Apps That Pay You

4. Shopkick

Did you know there’s an app called Shopkick that gives you gift cards simply by walking into stores?

You don’t even have to buy anything!

It’s true!

So whether you’re a mall rat or just somebody who goes shopping every now and then, you stand to make a little extra cash this way.

5. Sweatcoin

There’s a new app that literally pays you to walk!

How much do they pay? Well, that depends on a lot of factors, most importantly how many steps you take in a day.

You can read how much money I made my first three months in my review.

6. Nielsen Mobile Panel

There’s an app that will pay you just for having it on your phone.

It doesn’t get much more passive than that!

You heard me right. They will pay you $50 per year per device just for having your app on there!

Talk about the ultimate passive income opportunity!

Click here to read our in-depth review and download the Nielsen Panel app!

7. GetUpside

GetUpside is a free app that gives you  cash back for every gas station receipt you submit!

Also, if you sign up through our link, you get a 20¢ per gallon bonus the first time you fill up!

If you drive a lot (or even if you don’t), this can add up to a decent chunk of change!

8. Swagbucks

Swagbucks ($5 sign-up bonus) is a great app to use to make money whenever you have some downtime, say while you’re in line at the store or while watching some mindless TV program.

There are a variety of ways to make money with the Swagbucks app, including:

  • Playing games on your phone
  • Using the Swagbucks search engine
  • Watching videos
  • Taking surveys
  • Getting cash back on online purchases
  • Using coupons
  • And more!

9. Arcadia Power

Arcadia Power is a free service that rewards you for saving energy when it matters most to the grid and the environment.

You will receive a notification about once per week to save energy for an hour.

If you save energy, you receive cash.

10. Rakuten

Rakuten is an app that gives you cash back for shopping as you normally would at thousands of online retailers.

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Are these apps ones that have been tested by anyone responsible for this article’s publication? If so (and so it should be), we would like to hear about at least one experience and there we could see the reason for the subjects’ placement in the list, and find the experience we’re looking for maybe?

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