If you’re looking to make some extra cash, downloading apps is one of the easiest ways to earn some money from your phone. In this article, we’re introducing 10 different apps/rewards programs that pay you to download an app, register, and leave it open.
It’s not uncommon to earn $1 dollar a day from each app, simply for just a few minutes of work. Since we’ve listed 10 different programs, you’re looking at around $5-10 dollars a day for roughly 20 minutes of work (and of course this figure may vary depending on the month).
These apps aren’t listed in any specific order, but if you feel like there should be one that isn’t on the list, feel free to leave it in the comments below. All of the ones listed below are free and available for both iOS and Android devices.
CashPirate is one of the best apps available in terms of payout rate. Apart from downloading apps, you can also earn cash by completing surveys, signing-up for free-trials, and watching videos. CashPirate is very strict about not using a VPN or proxy when using their app and pays in the form of gift cards or deposits to PayPal.
The minimum to cash out is $2.50 and this can easily be earned on your first day. If you’d like to support FFL and start with a bonus of 500 points, you can use our referral code XZQBIU upon registration. What makes this one of the best is that they have an excellent referral program, giving you 10% of whatever your friends make that you convince to sign-up.
If you’re looking to just try one of these apps on the list, I recommend trying this one. That’s because AppMan is offering a $5 dollar bonus when you cash out your first $5 dollars. You can easily get this your first few days from using the app, meaning you can quickly earn an extra $10 dollars. New offers are available every day.
Unlike most apps that reward you for downloading other apps, this one cannot found in the App Store or Google Play Store. Instead, you have to go directly to their website via your smartphone browser and install the software from there.
If you’re using an iOS device, you must use the Safari Browser or they won’t allow you to install their app. With a generous referral program giving 50% of whatever your friends earn, you can’t go wrong with AppMan.
While not the best of the bunch, AppBounty is still another reputable app that can help you earn that extra $1 dollar per day. Their only form of payment is through gift cards and their selection is somewhat limited, only giving you rewards to Amazon, XBox and Steam.
The good thing about AppBounty is that you’re likely to easily find new offers, as the app is updated on a consistent basis. Just be sure to claim them while you can before the disappear. Their referral program isn’t as good, you still get 250 points for every referral. Use referral code ceujopbk to sign-up with 50 bonus points.
This is one of the most popular apps on the list and has been around for quite a few years. Just like AppMan, you’ll be using your Safari Browser or Android Browser to sign-up for this one. The great thing about FreeAppsFast is that they sometimes have free giveaways for expensive electronics such as this Kindle Reader.
Each time you download an app you automatically earn an entry into their drawing. With a generous referral program giving you 50% of whatever your friends earn, you’re getting a great deal with this app. The only downside is that since they have such a large user base, their gift card stock sometimes runs short.
FeaturePoints is another classic on the rewards-app list. Their selection of redeemable prizes is much larger than the other apps on this list with a large database of apps to choose from.
From personal experience, you’re never going to run short on new offers. They have an excellent referral program giving you 50% of whatever your friends earn, making this app a great one to add to your repertoire. Use the referral code FCZFSX to receive 50 bonus points upon sign-up.
FreeMyApps is actually a variation of FreeAppsFast, hence the similar name. Their application is almost the same, but there are a few things that are slightly different. Each time you log-in to the app, you have the chance of earning 7,500 bonus points by entering a free drawing that goes on daily.
For every friend you refer you’ll receive a 200-credit bonus. They’re usually quick about updating offers, and since they’ve been around for a long time you know they’re going to keep it up.
Appdown is another browser-based app that doesn’t use the traditional route of first installing software to your phone. iPhone users must use the Safari Browser on this one. Points can be racked up pretty quickly, and you should expect to earn $4.60 your first day after installation.
By referring a friend, you get 50% of all of their profit automatically deposited into your account. They estimate that if you get 10 friends to sign-up, you’ll receive a total of $22 dollars, which can easily be done by sending out a mass message to Facebook or Twitter. This is another veteran on the list that has been around for quite some time.
Earnably is a new rewards-based website that pays you for doing surveys, watching videos, entering sweepstakes, and downloading apps. Earnably works a little bit differently by connecting you with different external programs into one location, meaning you’re going to have a lot of offers to choose from.
I can usually earn $1 – $3 dollars daily downloading apps. Their referral program allows you to earn even more by getting 10% of all of your friends’ points. If you’re going to choose one rewards program when downloading apps, let it be Earnably.
FusionCash is another rewards website similar to Earnably, where you can earn cash and prizes by doing various tasks such as watching videos, completing surveys and downloading apps. If you need a quick buck, this is going to be your best bet as you can easily make $25 dollars within your first hour.
In terms of downloading apps on a daily basis, the pickings are slim but there’s usually new offers every day. The best part about them is that you earn $2.00 for every friend you refer that makes $5.00 and you get $5.00 each time they cash out.
10. Tremor Games
Last but not least comes our final rewards-based website called Tremor Games. Like Earnably and FusionCash, this one allows you to earn points for completing surveys, watching videos, and downloading apps, but their main focus is on playing games to earn money.
They usually have daily offers available to download in their app section and you can usually quickly earn the minimum of $1.50 on the first day in order to cash out. Out of all the apps on the list, most people enjoy Tremor Games due to the fact that you can also play games and earn money at the same time.
11. Bonus: Whaff Rewards
We decided to give you a bonus of one more app that helps you earn money. In fact, we should be putting Whaff Rewards at the #1 spot due to the fact that it’s one of the fastest ways to quickly install an app, open it, and earn cash. The only downside is that it’s only available for Android devices, hence it’s considered a bonus on our list. However, it’s worth it if you want to give it a try and make some extra money. Use invite code BQ17928 to get a bonus $.30 cents upon registration.
These rewards programs are an easy way to make money, and you can usually expect to earn roughly $.50 – $1 dollar per app daily by completing all of their download offers. Each time you encounter a new app available for download, I highly recommend installing it right away as sometimes offers don’t usually last.
It’s important to leave each app you download open for a minimum of 30 seconds to make sure that you receive credit. However, I usually recommend a couple of minutes just to make sure.
If you’d like to support FFL, please use our referral links found in this post. Otherwise, thanks for reading and if you have any comments or questions, or you found an app that is not featured on this list, please let us know. Happy frugaling!