Get paid to download apps on your Android device. Really? Yup!
Some of you may be familiar with my other blog
Slow Online Wealth,
where I realistically examine methods to earn money online. Many of
which I am involved with on a daily basis. I am a major proponent of
diversification. If you can make $150 on Google Adsense ads per
month, $50 from your Amazon affiliate account, $80 selling your own
products or services, etc., before you know it, you've got a nice
little chunk of change added to your bank account.
here's a way to make some extra money that will definately NOT make
you rich. But, it will add a little dough to your PayPal account on
a daily basis.
All you need to do, on your Android device, is download an app in
the Android Market called Make Money with Downloads. Within this app
you will be able to view a variety of other apps, videos, offers,
etc. and for every one you download or participate in, you'll get
"points." These points are then redeemable for cash, which you can
have transferred to your PayPal account.
As I said, you won't get rich with this, but I did test it by
downloading enough apps to reach the $1.00 minimum plateau for
transferring to PayPal and it worked as promised. To make things
even a little better, there were a few apps there that I've been
meaning to download anyway (like Intuit, which is a similar program
to the Square credit card
processing app) and Zarly (an app that lists things for sale in
How many points you get for the download varies from app to app. You
might only get 16 points, or as many as 900. Each point is equal to
about half a penny, so once you acquire 200 points, you can transfer
$1.00 to your PayPal account.
Some apps apply the points just for downloading and opening the app,
others require you to get past the first level, or return to the app
on the second day before you collect your points. Some require you
to actually buy something (flowers, gifts, etc.) or register (dating
sites, insurance quotes).
I'm not sure how long this will stick around, but in the last couple
of days, just playing with it in my spare time, I have earned over
three bucks. Hey, sometimes I don't make that much from my Google
Obviously, the developers who offer their apps find it worth a few
pennies to get people to download their apps (mostly games, some
productivity), in the hopes that they won't uninstall it, and maybe,
just maybe click on one of the ads within their app.
So far, I have downloaded a couple dozen apps through this program,
and even kept a couple that I liked.
If you want to try it and have the money you earn sent to my PayPal
account, the address to use is
Hey, is that so much to ask for all of this great info I share with
you? Okay, maybe it is.