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Make Money Downloading Apps With AppBounty

Make Money Downloading Apps With AppBounty
Jason Wuerch Jul 1, 2015
Want to Earn Some Extra Money?


Want a quick and easy way to earn some extra cash? AppBounty will pay you to install and test out new apps. They’ve already paid out over $1 million dollars in gift cards to members, and all apps available for download are completely free.

What Is AppBounty

AppBounty is a free mobile app that is available for both iOS and Android devices. AppBounty reaches out to developers who want to get their apps out to a wider audience. Every time you download an app, AppBounty earns a commission and gives a portion of that to the user, you, in the form of points. These points can be exchanged for prizes such as cool electronics or Amazon Gift Cards.

All of the mobile apps available for download are completely free. The amount of points you earn depends on the agreement that the developer made with AppBounty, but it will be it will be listed how much you can earn before you install any software to your mobile device.

appbounty-what-isAfter installing an app, it is recommended that you at least go in and use it for a couple of minutes. This way they can verify that you not only downloaded the app, but are giving it an honest try. If an app requires you to create a new account, go ahead and do it. Otherwise, you might not get credited the points you deserve.

How Do I Get Started With AppBounty?

Getting setup with AppBounty is simple, but there are a few things you need to be aware of. Here we break it down into 4 steps.

1. Register. Whether you use an iOS or an Android device, you can click this link here to register. However, for iOS users, you must use the Safari browser. Click on the “Get Started” button when the browser loads. Use the invite code ceujopbk to receive 50 free credits.

2. Download Bounty Bucks. AppBounty isn’t like a normal app that you download from the App Store. It’s a browser-based app, meaning you are going to download apps directly from their webpage on your phone. After you sign-up, AppBounty will give you instructions on how to download your first app called Bounty Bucks. Go ahead and download and open the app. This will earn you your first 100 points.

3. Download apps. You need to leave the BountyBucks app installed on your phone to earn points through AppBounty, but we’ll still be using our browser to download apps and get credit. They use this software to verify that you are downloading apps.

Go back to your browser and refresh it. You’ll notice that there’s a list of apps to download with the amount of points available for each one. Go ahead and click on one to download and run it for at least 30 seconds.

4. Redeem for prizes. You need a minimum of 1,000 points to be eligible to redeem your points. You can view your current points in the upper-right-hand corner of the screen. Log-in with Facebook (scroll down to the bottom of the offers screen) and receive a bonus 50 points. That’s all there is to it!

How Much Can I Earn With AppBounty?

500 points is equivalent to $1 dollar in gift cards. Points can be exchanged to gift card to Amazon, iTunes, XBox, PlayStation, Minecraft, or Steam. I personally prefer Amazon Gift Cards just because I use them so frequently and they are the easiest to sell.

When you first sign-up, you should have enough offers available to get you a quick $5 dollars, and it should only take you ten minutes. Be sure to check back daily for app offers, as they might only be up for a limited time. Usually I can earn about $1 dollar in just a couple of minutes each day.

How Can I Earn Even More Money?

AppBounty has a referral program and will give you a bonus of 250 points every time you get a friend to sign-up. You can incentivize your friends to sign-up by telling them that you’ll receive a bonus 50 points for using your code. Just make sure to tell them that when they install the app to use your referral code. It only takes a quick second to send out a mass message to your friends via Facebook or Twitter.

You can get a bonus 50 points when you install by using our code ceujopbk, and you’ll be supporting FFL at the same time. Thank you!

Final Thoughts

Many people don’t realize how great these app-downloading rewards programs are. It takes less than a minute per download and you get free money. It’s one of the quickest and easiest ways to earn money from your phone, and you can delete the app after you’ve received credit. If you’re looking for apps similar to AppBounty, we recommend the following:

Tell us about your experience with AppBounty in the comments below, or feel free to leave me any questions – I always respond fairly quickly. Thanks for reading and happy frugaling!

Jason Wuerch

My name is Jason Wuerch and I'm currently located in Madrid, Spain running a personal finance blog called Frugal For Less. My goal is to help everyone and anyone willing to make and save money through easy and simple ways that don't require much effort. Just because you're frugal doesn't mean you have to give up life's luxuries.

Comments (3)

So do you write down every app you download and from where? You can’t get credit for downloading the same app from different companies, can you?

I found Fushion Cash very awkward to use on the phone (Android), is this one the same way? I like using apps much better than browsers for this stuff! :D Thanks, as always! :)

What do you mean when you say, “do you write down every app you download and from where?” As long as the app is listed on that list and you download and install it, it should credit points to your account. Sometimes it does take a short while.

I’ve only downloaded a few apps from about 3 different sites over the past couple months, but I didn’t write down what I downloaded. So, if I accidentally download the same app again, will I get credit for it, or no? I’d really hate to download those big games again and THEN find out it’s all for nothing. On the other hand, I would LOVE to know that you can keep getting credit for them, although that wouldn’t be fair to the app companies! Thanks! :)

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