So you’re looking for money-making apps for beginners? Well, if so, not to worry. I have you covered.
If you have ever fantasized or toyed with the idea of making money while chilling in your pajamas?
You’re in luck for two reasons!
Not only is there a world of money-making apps out there just waiting for someone like you, but courtesy of myself, I will be bringing to you the best 14 I have used.
These will be perfect if you are looking for simple-to-use apps that will make it easy to get the ball rolling and bring in money.
So without further ado, grab that phone and your favorite cuppa as we explore the best apps to kickstart your journey to financial freedom!
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Swagbucks is a money-making app I have used for nearly a decade.
Now why have I used this app for so long?
That is because they make earning money so simple, and with opportunities such as watching videos and completing surveys, it is a great stepping stone into the online world of earning cash.
Let’s face it, though, those ways I just mentioned most of us do nowadays throughout the day.
So it only makes sense to get paid for doing that instead, right?
Now to get started with Swagbucks, you sign up and start racking up ‘SB’ (essentially their virtual currency) to then redeem gift cards or PayPal cash. Easy peasy, right?
These gift cards range from Mastercard Pre-Paid and PayPal to your favorite retailers like Nike, Tesco, and Amazon.
It’s versatile in many ways, which kept me using it to this day. So if you are looking to make some extra bucks online and consider yourself a beginner, this is the first place I recommend.
2. Survey Junkie
Most of us have opinions on anything; if you like me, you might accidentally give them when needed.
But all jokes aside, Survey Junkie is an excellent app for beginners that is actively seeking people’s opinions.
So if you have a lot of them to give, why not give them to an array of market research companies and get paid for them?
The more surveys and thoughts you give, the more cash you can make.
That was one of the first ways of making money online.
I came across as a teen, and it opened my eyes to online earning once I was getting paid for surveys without leaving my house.
If you find yourself shopping frequently, then why not literally get paid for it by using a useful app called Rakuten?
Sponsors of Barcelona FC, this cashback giant, will give you money back on your purchases at your favorite stores.
Sign up for their app, and start sieving through the various retailers they offer.
Once you have found something, click on the link that takes you to the site and purchase your items as you typically would.
After completing this, you will find cashback after making a purchase.
Rakuten will credit that, which you can view in your balance.
Now it can take some time for the cashback to be added.
However, once it has and you have a combined amount of $5, you can get paid via PayPal.
Ibotta is a grocery cashback app I came across a few years ago when looking for ways to cut back on my weekly shopping.
Now this app which has amassed over 10 million installs, will help you save money on the purchases you make each day.
Whether buying a full grocery shop to last you the month or just one or two items, this app will be helpful as you can earn cash on anything you earn.
There isn’t any complicated process involved; you buy items, upload your receipts and wait for the cashback to be added to your Ibotta account.
You can find items to buy with a range of cashback deals, from fresh produce to household essentials.
Plus, the added incentive of using Ibotta is that the more you use it, the more you unlock bonus offers that will only boost those earnings further.
Again an excellent option for beginners who want a low-entry way to earn extra cash through doing groceries.
The idea of investing can sound scary; the first time I looked into it, I was like, where exactly do I start?
I was also very concerned about losing money too.
However, with an app like Acorns, they make it a piece of cake and take the stress out of the equation.
With Acorns and similar to another app called MoneyBox, they will help you invest your spare change to put together a diversified portfolio.
Setting up is easy, too; you link your bank account, and Acorns will get to work.
Rounding up all your future purchases.
It’s like feeding your piggy bank on steroids!
Another investing app I personally like is Robinhood, its inclusion on this list, is down to how beginner-friendly it is.
Robhinhood does all the work for you, so you will only need experience before using this app.
This user-friendly app lets you put money into stocks, options, and cryptocurrencies.
Without dealing with those pesky commission fees you typically see with other apps.
So if you’re a beginner, Robinhood is great for dipping your toes in the water, as they will make investing feel less like rocket science and more like child’s play!
If you have ever booked a room or place abroad, you may have used a helpful service called Airbnb.
Little did you know, you don’t have to give them the money.
Instead, you can leverage their platform to earn yourself some tidy cash.
If you have a spare room or an empty house, why not turn it into a cash cow with AirBnb.
As you potentially get an extra £1000+ or even more each month.
All you need to do is list your room or house on Airbnb to start receiving bookings and, ultimately, money.
Now, of course, you will want to make sure this spot you are offering for short-term rentals is tidy and inviting to potential guests.
But as long as that’s ticked off, then this is a beginner friendly option for generating a passive income from your living space.
Are you feeling crafty? Well, if so, what better platform to check out than Etsy?
A place I have found handy in buying Christmas gifts for loved ones in the past, you can put your own handmade goods on here to earn money.
Not only can you make a little bit, but you can turn it into a business.
The best thing is as long as you have something to sell.
This is again another app to get, which has a low entry requirement.
If you’re going to make money, why not rake it in doing something you love?
I first used Fiverr as a teenager to earn money; at the time, I was freelancing content writing.
I was finding clients that needed articles written for them.
With me producing them either on a word or article basis.
The great thing about Fiverr is you can sell your skill here.
You may be a great graphic designer who can write engaging poems, whatever it may be.
You can list your job here and start earning.
Create the profile, set the prices, and wait for the orders to come your way.
A fantastic way for anyone to make a flexible income online.
10. Uber Eats
While I am guilty of ordering too many Uber Eats.
There is another way to look at this fantastic business other than your potential Friday night takeaway.
With Uber Eats, you can become your own boss, working your own hours by delivering meals from local restaurants to customers in your area.
There is only one requirement for this role for you to effectively start as soon as today: a reliable mode of transport.
So if you have a car, bike, motorbike, or even scooter, you are halfway there.
Your pay is calculated through the distance traveled and the amount of time it takes to complete that delivery, as you would expect.
However, if you grind these out.
Making £100+ a day is not unheard of, and that’s not even including your tips.
So if you’re up to being a Uber Eats driver, it proves an excellent way for beginners looking to make extra money while exploring their city and staying active.
If you consider yourself a handyman?
Then an app like TaskRabbit might suit you to a T.
From assembling furniture, cleaning to everyday tasks, you will be connected with people in your local area who need your help.
That is a very flexible job as becoming one of the apps ‘taskers,’ you will be able to pick and choose the jobs that work for you and also perform your hours.
Now, of course, the caveat is that if you are hungry to earn lots of money, you will want to work as much as possible to make as much as possible.
The app has a great support system in place, so if you or I were to sign up, you would have all the support and resources needed to earn money.
If you have a social media following you may have noticed a few people linking there depop pages, with unwanted clothes.
Well that is because this Depop app that now has 5 million+ installs, is becoming a popular platform.
Especially for people to sell there no longer needed clothes for some extra money in the kitty.
So if you have clothes in your wardrobe that are starting to collect dust, due to not being worn then why not download the Depop app.
As you will be able to use there simple system to sell them on and ship them to people closeby for extra money.
Whenever you sell a piece of clothing you will be able to get paid through PayPal.
An alternative to Depop you have Poshmark, which is another platform that allows you to buy new or used clothing, as well as sell it too.
For someone new, you can download the app and create a profile for yourself; before listing any clothes of yours, you reckon it’s time to give a second home too.
All you need to do is take photos of the item, list them, and share your link to your personal shop online with friends.
Once an item has been snagged, you can effortlessly send it off to the buyer thanks to the pre-paid shipping label.
That will be provided courtesy of Poshmark.
So there you have it; once you have sold one item, you will want to scale up and sell more clothes to earn even more cash.
Instacart is a grocery delivery app where you can become a paid driver to deliver groceries to people around you, similar to Deliveroo and Uber Eats.
So in the same fashion as those two, again, you will earn money for each order you complete.
The amount you get for each will also depend on the size of the groceries orders you complete.
There are some steps you will need to follow before you can become an InstaCart driver.
Which includes becoming approved, which requires a background check on yourself.
Once that is done, you can start handing out groceries and earning money.
With the help of tips from customers, there is a lot of potential for someone like yourself who is new to online to make good money and help provide groceries.
Concluding Our Making Money Apps For Beginners List
So there you have it.
Those were my 14 making money apps for beginners that I recommend if you want opportunities to earn that won’t break your back to get involved.
Now these ways are vast in what they consist of; for some, as you can see, you don’t need to leave your house, but for others, you will need either a car or bike to get around.
That will be needed for your task-based apps that I mentioned, such as Taskrabbit and UberEats.
Now the great thing is that you can choose what works for you and then work out an approach for yourself.
This will give you the best return for money, whether doubling down on one app or combining a few.
Good luck, and happy money-making!