8 Apps That Help You Earn Money at Home in 2021

Don’t just play Candy Crush - use your smartphone to earn money while you’re hanging out at home!

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Jef van de Graaf
January 14, 2021

Whether it’s a rainy day and you’re stuck indoors or you’re bored out of your mind with nothing to do -- learn how to use your phone to make some easy money at home!

Here’s our latest list of money making apps you can download today to start earning at home.

OhmConnect - Get Paid to Save Energy. Sign up here.

The electricity meter spins non-stop, tracking how much you use and how much you owe for the month. Wouldn’t it be great to have an extra $300 to pay off this bill or spend on whatever you like?

Get OhmConnect, the only app that pays you to save on your electricity bill. If your electricity bill is with one of the following companies, you’re in luck:

  • Pacific Gas & Electric Company
  • San Diego Gas & Electric
  • Southern California, Edison
blue button to sign up for OhmConnect

If you’re giving money to these companies, let OhmConnect give money to you for turning off your lights, and TV during peak usage times. You can earn as much as $300 per year. Thanks, OhmConnect!  

LetGo - iOS | Android | Web

You probably have a garage full of stuff you don’t use, or maybe  a closet hiding unmentionable belongings. But, are you planning to keep them there forever?

Finally there’s a money making app that lets you sort through your unwanted belongings and sell them all online.

With LetGo, all you have to do is snap a photo, post it in the app, and wait until it sells. To earn the most money with this app, you may have to work on your negotiation skills (i.e. texting skills) to close the sale with a person interested in the stuff you don’t want.

Acorns - iOS | Android | Web  

Got some spare change in your pockets? How about your bank accounts? Acorns is a money making app that lets you automatically invest your spare pennies from debit and credit transactions.

Here’s how it works:

  1. You download Acorns and link all your financial accounts.
  2. You go to your favorite donut shop and buy one for $1.25.
  3. Your purchase will be rounded up to $2.00.
  4. Acorns automatically invests the $0.75.
  5. That’s it!

Basically, whenever you make a purchase, Acorns will round up your purchase to the nearest dollar and use your spare change toward an investment portfolio. This is a smart way to get a taste of investing to see if its right for you. You can also set up the app to take lump sums from your savings accounts to increase the amounts for your investments. By the way, if you download this app today, you get $5 to start your first investment! 

InboxDollars - Sign up here.

Most InboxDollars surveys pay between $0.50 and $5, but occasionally you’ll see offers up to $20 or more. You can also earn by watching TV, shopping, or completing offers through the app.

inboxdollars homepage

InboxDollars pays you in real dollars, not points, and offers a free $5 sign-up bonus.

iPoll - iOS | Android | Web

Imagine this: you’re sitting around, watching your favorite TV show, then, after what feels like just a couple of minutes, the commercials are on again. Wouldn’t you prefer to earn money instead of being brainwashed to spend money? Try iPoll. This money making app lets you earn simply by taking surveys.  All you have to do is give your opinion about the products and services you use and the places you visit.

Your name will be entered into a quarterly draw worth $10,000 and each survey pays $1 to $10 for about 15 minutes of your time. Take that commercials!

Decluttr - iOS | Android | Web

Have you organized your garage and that cluttered closet? Before you sell everything on LetGo, use this app to make money on our CDs, DVDs, Books, Games, Blu-Rays and more! With Decluttr on your phone, you can use your camera to scan barcodes and receive an offer for your old music and movies.

After you have scanned all your items (you’ll need a minimum order of $5 and a limit of 500 items) simply pack them in a box and send them away. Shipping is free and money will be sent to your account after it gets received.

AppTrailers - iOS | Android | Web

If you’re really bored and sick of watching TV, download this app to get paid for watching trailers of the hottest and newest apps. AppTrailers is very upfront with what they’re doing. You download the app; watch trailers of the newest apps; collect points for watching; then, exchange those points for gift cards and cash for PayPal.

In case you get bored of this too, this next app pays you to watch real videos and TV shows.

Drop - Download here.

The Drop app automatically tracks your online purchases and credits cash back to your account. After you sign up and add your debit or credit card, simply shop offers available on the app. There is no need to scan or upload receipts. More than 3 million people use Drop and this is one of the best iPhone apps that pay you money.

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