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These mobile apps can help you make money online

Apart from making calls, sending texts, and browsing the internet, you can also turn your mobile phone into a cash cow. There are mobile apps that you can install and use to earn money online. They are available for both iPhone and Android operating systems. But with so many apps claiming to provide legitimate online jobs and failing to deliver, there are those that have been tested and proven to be legitimate by users. To help you identify them, we have made a list of legit mobile apps that can help you make money online. The list should help you decide which to download based on the kind of jobs they offer, how they pay, and how much they pay.
Mobile Apps such us Wowzi, Premise, Toloka, PeoplePerHour, Fiverr, Swagbucks and many more are great apps that allows anyone to create an account and start earning money with them.

Various ways apps can help you can make money online with your mobile phone

Here are some ways you can make money online using mobile apps:

  • Taking online surveys: Online surveys involves answering survey questions for research purporses and getting paid.
  • Social media influencing: This involves promoting products on social media and influencing your followers to buy them.
  • Forex trading: Forex trading involves buying and selling currencies to make a profit. You can do it on your phone using a forex trading app.
  • Article Writing: If you are a good writer, you can get paid to write articles on your phone. There are various mobile apps available for that.
  • Mobile app testing: Some apps provide jobs where you can get paid to install mobile apps on your device, test them, and give your feedback.
List of the best mobile apps that can help you make money online
1.    Wowzi

Wowzi is one of the best and most legitimate mobile apps for making money online. It is an influencer marketing platform that connects normal social media users with brands that want to market their products on social media. The social media users are the influencers who are paid to drive campaigns for the brands.
To join Wowzi, you need to have an active Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram account with a minimum of 250 followers. Once you have registered, you have to link your social media accounts with Wowzi, and you are ready to go.
You will occasionally receive instructions on what you have to post on your social media pages. Once you have posted, you are require to provide the link of your post on the app and wait for its approval in seven days. If your post is approved, your payments will be sent immediately via M-Pesa or bank account.

2.    Premise

Premise is another great mobile app that you can use to make money online. The app is currently available for people in more than 70 countries worldwide. You can sign up as a contributor and get paid to answer survey questions within the app or locate places like railway stations, ATMs, and schools and take photos, and upload on the app.
A completed survey task on Premise can earn you about Ksh.3 and takes about four minutes to complete. You can get several tasks per day that can help you earn a decent amount. Their minimum payout is Ksh.500 via M-Pesa, AirtelMoney, or airtime. The app is available for both Android and iPhone users.

3.    Opera News

If you are a talented article writer looking for a platform to showcase your work and make money online, then you should download Opera News App. It is a micro-blogging platform that enables users to write articles across various niches like news, politics, religion, food, sports, lifestyle, and more on their mobile phones.
Once you have crafted and submitted your article, it will be reviewed and checked for errors. If it goes through the review stage, it will be published on the platform, but if it doesn’t, you get a chance to re-write the article again. Users get paid according to their articles’ quality, performance, and the number of readers they attract. Payments are made every month via M-Pesa or bank transfer.

4.    Toloka

Toloka is a Russian-based freelancing mobile app that you can use to make money online even if you don’t have a university degree or any work experience. All you need is a smartphone, internet access, and ability to read and write. The app offers various tasks such as surveys, information gathering, watching videos, taking &submitting pictures of various items, etc.
Once you have done several tasks correctly, you can withdraw your earnings via Paypal, Skrill, Payoneer, or several other online payment options as long as you meet the minimum threshold.

5.    Upwork

Upwork is one of the best freelancing mobile apps that you can use to make money online. The app provides a platform where freelancers can bid for work provided by other people. You can easily find various jobs like writing, coding, web design, proofreading, transcription, and many more.
As long as you are good at any available work, you can bid, work on it, and submit it on time once you complete it. You need to do an excellent job to get higher reviews by employers to get a higher chance of getting more work hence earning more money online in the future.

6.    PeoplePerHour

PeoplePerHour is a freelancing platform started in 2007 and connects clients with freelancers worldwide. It offers a wide range of jobs that can earn you a decent income if you are consistent. Some of the jobs you can do to make money online on PeoplePerHour include:

  • Creative Writing
  • Proofreading
  • Translation
  • Programming
  • Logo design
  • Social media marketing
  • Taking surveys

Freelancers on this platform send proposals for any job posted. If the employer likes your proposal, he will hire you to work on the project. Payments are made using credit cards, debit cards, or PayPal. The PeoplePerHour app is available for iPhone and Android users.

7.    Swagbucks

Swagbucks is another great mobile app that offers different ways to make money online. You can earn a decent income by doing simple tasks like watching videos, taking surveys, searching online, playing games, etc.
Swagbucks is available on both Google Play Store and Apple App Store for mobile phones and tablets. Once you have reached the minimum payout threshold, you can withdraw your earnings through gift cards or Paypal.

8.    Fiverr

Fiverr is a freelancing mobile app that can help you make money online. You can join Fiverr and search for different gigs from about 200 categories. Some of the tasks you can get paid to do on Fiverr include animation, article writing, proofreading, programming, etc.
If you want to get work on Fiverr, you need to customize your profile as a seller, highlight what you are good at, and your prices. Interested buyers will find your profile and place their orders for you to work on and deliver on the agreed time. Once you complete the task, the seller will disburse your agreed funds to your Fiverr account, which can be withdrawn via Paypal or wired directly to your bank account.
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9.    Mindsumo

We always use Google daily to search for answers to our questions. Did you know that you can make money online by simply searching online? It is possible with a mobile app called Mindsumo. It is an app that pays users to search for content online.
To get started on Mindsumo, you need to download the app on Play Store or Apple App Store, depending on your platform. Once you have downloaded the app, you need to sign up as a “Problem Solver.” Your application will take a few days to be reviewed.
As a problem solver, you will access questions posted by brands on the platform. You will be required to select a question, search for answers online, and submit them on the platform. If your work is accepted, you will receive your funds in your account, which you can withdraw to your Paypal account.

10.  Blogger

Blogger is one of the earliest blogging platforms owned by Google. If you are a good writer, you can start a blog by downloading the Blogger app and publishing content. To make money online using Blogger, you need to link it to a Google Adsense account so that you can earn from advertisements displayed to your readers. It is important to note that you have to be consistent and publish high-quality articles to make money online on the platform.
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Many mobile apps claim to provide you with financial freedom but when you install them on your phone, you realize that they are not what they claim to be. The mobile apps listed above are proven and can help you make money online. You only need to work hard and be consistent.

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