ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

7 Apps and Websites That Will Actually Pay You

Updated on July 4, 2016

Apps That Pay

I'm a law student who works two jobs and babysits on the side, all while still essentially living off of government loans. To put it nicely, it sucks. I know that I'm going to graduate with an insane amount of debt, so I really started thinking about every possible way to make just a little extra money, and quite frankly, to not have to do much work in order to make it happen. I found that there are a number of apps and websites that pay for the simplest reasons. I compiled a list of my favorites for those looking to make a little extra money like I am.

1. Receipt Pal. This app literally could not be any easier. The payout, however, is slow. All you need to do is take pictures of receipts from you purchases, or forward online receipts to the email address. It doesn't matter where it is from or how much it was. It just needs to be from the month in which you are currently in. Every four receipts, you fill a "card", and you receive 100 points. You can cashout with as little as 400 points, for a $1 gift card, but I prefer to wait because the ratio of points to dollars is better if you wait. The payout is in giftcards.

2. Receipt Hog. This is very similar to #1, but I would actually say the payout is slower. It will accept all receipts. Most will give you coins, but some stores such as clothing and pet stores will give you "spins" and not coins. The lowest payout for coins is 1000, and that will get you either $5 for Paypal or Amazon. It's slow, but it is definitely worth it since all you have to do is snap a picture of a receipt you already have in your possession. Payout is Paypal or Amazon.

3. Bing Rewards. Bing rewards you for using their search engine. Before you say "I hate Bing, I use Google", listen to how I make this work, because I prefer Google as well. I downloaded the Bing app, and can receive 10 points daily for searches (2 searches = 1 point). So I do random searches through the app to receive points. Then, you can receive 15 points (30 searches) from the desktop, so I go to the homepage, and start clicking the trending news stories to yield searches. I usually cash out for either Amazon gift cards or a one month Hulu Plus subscription. In total, I've made over $90. Payout is in gift cards.

Use my referral link to sign up:

4. ibotta. This is probably one of my favorite apps that pays. Basically, you go grocery shopping, and if you buy the things that are listed on the app at the store you're choosing at that time, you can receive rebates back for those items, after unlocking the rebate. You typically have to scan the barcode AND snap a picture of the receipt, to prove purchase. It's so easy because this app doesn't just have items you would never purchase--it has real items you purchase every week, such as milk, eggs, fruits, veggies, etc. You must have $20 to cash out. Payout is in Paypal, Venmo, or gift cards.

If you sign up with my referral code wfqruhu, you will receive a bonus $10 to your account after redeeming your first rebate.

5. Swagbucks. I know this is a huge hit all over the internet, and I recently started using it, and it seems to have potential. You can receive Swagbucks for doing surveys, watching videos, and even performing searches through their browser on a desktop. Each Swagbuck is worth about a penny but you can easily make at least $30 a month between the every day stuff you do on the app and website, and the bonuses they give out. Payout is in gift cards or Paypal.

Use my referral code to sign up:

6. AppCash. This is an app that awards points for doing little things like downloading an app and then running it (I do this for the points, and then delete the app), or answering quiz questions, or signing up for offers. You get 20 points daily just for signing in. You can cashout at 3,000 points for $5. Payout is in Paypal or Gift Cards.

Use my referral code to sign up: 40A9BCD8-E20E-4D8F-AB88-E5FB3FE1EBF8

Be on the lookout for more Apps that Pay!


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Happymommy2520 profile image


      23 months ago from East Coast

      Great Hub. Thanks for the info. Swagbucks is my favorite.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)