21 Apps That Pay Real Money to Your Paypal

We promise - this isn’t clickbait. We’ve done the nitty gritty research and below is a real list of apps that pay money to your PayPal account.

If you’ve got some extra time to spare, you can make money with apps for doing something as simple as turning off your lights.

These apps are legit and they make payments directly to your PayPal account. You don’t have to exchange points for coupons or other rewards you’ll likely never use. This is a list that gives you the good stuff: money to spend on the things you want to spend it on. 

Let’s get started.

#1 - Ibotta [US ONLY]

Ibotta is an app that pays you for shopping. If you buy your groceries or beauty products online, you can choose from a select number of items listed in the app.

After you make a purchase of those items, you’ll have to upload your receipt. Afterward, you’ll receive a rebate that ranges from $0.25 to $3 (or more). You’ll be able to get payment to your PayPal account after you’ve accumulated $20. When you submit your payout, you should receive your cash in just a few minutes.

Download Ibotta - iOS | Android | Web

Other Apps that Pay to Shop:

#2 - Receipt Hog: iOS | Android | Web

#3 - ShopKick: iOS | Android | Web

#4 - Mobee App: iOS | Android | Web

#5 - CashPirate

If you enjoy playing games, completing surveys, or watching videos, CashPirate is a money making app you may want to check out. You can choose which money making options you like best and earn extra cash whenever you have the time.

If you invite your friends to join, you can get an additional 10% bonus from their earnings. When your friends refer another friend, you’ll get 5% more.

For every 1000 coins, you earn $1. You must earn at least 2500 coins before you’ll be able to cash out and send money to your PayPal account. You can expect to earn 50 coins for downloading an app.

Download CashPirate - iOS | Android | Web

Money Making Apps Similar to CashPirate:

#6 - AppKarma: iOS (Invitation Only) | Android | Web

#7 - Make Money: iOS | Android

#8 - Panel App: iOS | Android | Web

#9 - FeaturePoints: iOS | Android | Web

#10 - SwagBucks

If you enjoy taking surveys, you can earn as much money as you can answer with SwagBucks.

SwagBucks is one of the top known money making apps that actually pays users through PayPal. They have endless surveys to take and you can also earn money by playing games, shopping online, weekly contests and more.

You don’t have to cash out through PayPal, you could also accept some of their other rewards with Amazon or another gift card to a location of your choice.

Download SwagBucks - iOS | Android | Web

Survey Taking Apps That Pay Similar to SwagBucks:

#11 - GlobalTestMarket: Web

#12 - PaidViewPoint: Web

#13 - InstaGC: Web

#14 - Toluna: iOS | Android | Web

#15 - CashCrate: iOS | Android | Web

#16 - SlideJoy

Get paid just for locking your screen. SlideJoy is an app that pays you to place ads or news on your screen. It’s one of the most simple ways to get paid and you can even choose to see trending news tailored to your interest.

Download SlideJoy - Android | Web

Apps that Pay like SlideJoy:

#17 - Fronto: Android | Web

#18 - AppTrailers

AppTrailers lets you get paid for watching videos and you can put real money into your PayPal account.

Whenever you watch videos Google play or any other web based browser, you’ll get rewarded. You’ll be watching ads and you may you be participating in market research from Nielson’s TV Rating. You can learn more about this in their privacy policy.

Download AppTrailers - iOS | Android | Web

Get Paid with Apps Similar to AppTrailers:

#19 - Viggle: iOS | Android | Web

#20 - SwagBucks Watch (TV): Android | Web

#21 OhmConnect

 

Here’s a money making app that doesn’t make you watch boring ads or waste any of your time.

OhmConnect lets you save energy and earn money at the same time. Before signing up for the service, you must be registered with any of the following electricity companies:

  • Pacific Gas & Electric Company
  • San Diego Gas & Electric
  • Southern California, Edison
  • Toronto Hydro

If you are with one of those companies, you can sign up and start earning points that can be converted into a PayPal payment. The points you earn will depend on how much energy you save during peak periods and you can receive as much as $300 per year.

Try it. It only takes 3 easy steps to get start:

Step 1. Go to OhmConnect.com and connect your utility bill

Step 2. Save energy during weekly #OhmHours

Step 3. Send money to your PayPal

SIGN UP FOR OHMCONNECT

A Word of Caution About Apps That Pay

When you’re downloading unfamiliar apps that pay, be sure that you trust the source. The list above was carefully selected, however not all that claim to give you free money live up to their claim.

We’ve written an article that should serve as a fair warning about downloading apps on your phone and what precautions you should take.  

The most important thing is to protect yourself and use your time effectively when making money with apps on your phone.

Jef van de Graaf

Jef van de Graaf is an avid writer and world traveler. When he's not cycling around SE Asia, he’s searching for the best deals, discounts, and ways to save money to experience more. Connect with Jef here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jefvandegraaf/

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