make money from home on your phone

3 ways to make money from home on your phone

I’ve always been a little bit of a homebody. I don’t know why. I guess part of it has to do with the fact that I love to be comfortable, to wear my comfy pajamas around, and to have full access to the many cold drinks and nice snacks in my fridge at all times. I don’t mind going to work and going out to socialize at dinner, brunch, or happy hour. But, make no mistake, I’m always glad to be home at the end of the day. 

It’s this preference that has actually motivated me to find some great ways to make money from home on my phone, ways that can really give me just a little bit of extra income without me ever having to leave the house. Like so many things in life, these ways to make money from home on your phone vary both in terms of how effective they are and in how much I look forward to using them, but they really do work. And so today I’m going to share them with you! 

I know what it’s like to be able to curl up with a cup of tea on your sofa and still be able to make some money. For homebodies like us, it is literally everything. I love it, and I suspect if you can relate to anything I wrote above, you will too!

How to Make Money From Home on Your Phone by Taking Surveys

I think everyone has a story about taking surveys online, and the reason that it’s so common is that it works (kind of). There are actually a number of different apps that will pay you money to take surveys at home on your smartphone. I personally find surveys a little tedious, but maybe you can try a few and find one that works for you?

The way they all work is basically the same, too. You just download a survey app, enter your demographic information, and the app sends you surveys. The more surveys you take, the more money you can earn. The amount of money you get for each is usually kind of small, but that’s okay. You don’t have to leave home to take them!

How to Make Money From Home on Your Phone by Watching Videos

ways to make money from home on your phoneAnother great way to make money from home on your phone is to download an app that rewards you for surfing the web and watching videos. The one I use is called Fronto, and how it works is that it encourages me to do things that I normally do online anyway, things like reading news, articles, product deals, and product reviews.

In exchange for my participation, Fronto gives me points. The more points I accumulate, the more I can trade them for PayPal cash, gift cards, or coupons to my favorite stores. It’s not the most fun way in the world to spend your time, but you can do it right from the comfort of your couch, which is a major plus for me.

How to Make Money From Home on Your Phone by Using Shopkick

I believe the best way to make money from home on your phone is by using this app called Shopkick. Now, there are actually a few different ways to use Shopkick, including both while you’re out shopping and while you’re at home. How it works when you go out shopping, is that you use Shopkick to get points for things you do every time you hit the aisles, things like walking into stores, going down aisles browsing products, and making purchases. You can then trade in the points you earn for gift cards to a variety of stores. 

That’s all great, but we’re here today to talk about ways to make money from home on your phone. Well, with Shopkick you can do that, too! Basically, you don’t always have to run out to Walmart, Best Buy, or to get groceries to use it. No, with Shopkick there are tons of ways that Shopkickers can earn rewards right from the app—no need to go anywhere. These include earning kicks for watching videos as well as getting instant surprise kicks for going on Easter egg hunts in the app. Users can also get amazing deals where you can earn big points and rewards by shopping on your phone at some of your favorite stores like Amazon, eBay, and!

With Shopkick, there are tons of ways that Shopkickers can earn rewards right from the app—no need to go anywhere.

There you have it: three great ways to make money from home on your phone. They’re all good and at least a little bit effective, but like I said, my all-time favorite is easily Shopkick. It’s super easy to use, there are a ton of different ways to score points (and I love variety), and you have equally as many options on where you can get gift cards. 

I also like Shopkick because the app has a fantastic community on its social media channels. I don’t know how much time I’ve spent hanging out in one of Shopkick’s Facebook threads, sharing app tips with other Shopkickers, or even just passing around memes and telling jokes. And you know what the best part is? To do all that, I still don’t even have to leave my comfy home!

Start using one of the best ways to make money from home on your phone by downloading a shopping rewards app. Download Shopkick’s free app today and join a community of loyal Shopkickers who’ve already discovered the rewards of shopping with a free, smartphone app sidekick.

And, if you love social media as much as you love your smartphone, join Shopkick on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for a little daily shopping inspiration.

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Dima Volovik

EVP of Product and Engineering

Dima Volovik is the EVP of Product and Engineering at Trax Retail — Shopkick.

Dima Volovik is the accomplished product and engineering leader who led teams to deliver innovative and commercially successful e-commerce products, marketplaces, and enterprise solutions for Amazon, Comcast, Fandango, and Universal Music. Before joining Trax, Dima was the Director at Amazon, where he led product development and Engineering for Amazon Appstore and Amazon Prime Video, CTO at Fandango, and Paciolan, head of technology at Golf Channel/Golf Now, and Global VP of Direct to Consumer Technology at Universal Music Group. Dima’s expertise includes developing consumer products, marketplaces, and enterprise solutions.

Dima grew up in Baku, Azerbaijan, where he received his MS in Electrical Engineering from Azerbaijan Oil Academy, and he currently resides in Los Angeles, California, with his family.