How many times do you use your phone each day? 10? 15? 20?
If you’re anything like the rest of us, it’s probably much more.
As a country, we collectively check our phones more than 8 billion times each day. That’s 74 times a day for the average 18-24 year old.
Now just imagine if you earned pennies throughout the day for using your phone — whether logging onto Facebook or checking to see if that guy or gal texted you.
It wouldn’t be a way to get rich quickly, but it would be a way to earn money with zero extra effort. And a company called Adme is making it happen.
That’s right: Your smartphone addiction can finally pay off.
Interested? Have an Android phone? Here’s how it works — plus details on a cool bonus you can get just for trying it out.
You’ll Earn Money Just for Using Your Phone
Full-time college student Heath Vasquez downloaded the Adme app a year and a half ago, and has since earned more than $60. He’s used it to buy food and household supplies.
“I like how it’s easy and doesn’t require any effort,” he says. “You just unlock your screen, and you earn money.”
Each time you wake up your phone, Adme shows you ads in a newsfeed-style platform. You can click on the ads, or simply swipe through them to get to your home screen.
Advertisers pay Adme to show you their ads, and Adme passes a portion of the revenue on to you.
Unlike other lockscreen apps, Adme is “non-incentivized,” meaning you don’t earn more money for clicking on ads.
Instead, Adme has developed an algorithm that pays you based on how much you use your phone. So if you want to click on the ad, you can — but you won’t miss out on money if it doesn’t interest you.
Stephanie Viera, a stay-at-home mom to two young boys, often clicks on the ads anyway. She uses the app to stay informed.
“I like to read the news,” she says. “I don’t always click on the news feed, but most of the time I do — and if I’m in a hurry, I’ll just swipe it across so I can do what I have to do.”
“You can [use Adme] any time,” she adds. “Simple. I really love it.”
Get Paid to Try It Out — and Refer Your Friends
Though Adme keeps the intricacies of its algorithm under wraps, it says most people earn $3 to $6 per month, and up to $8 per month if they’re heavy phone users.
Once your earnings reach $10, you can cash out via PayPal — Adme covers the fees.
Now through Jan. 15, 2016, Adme’s also running a special promotion to help you hit the $10 threshold even quicker. You’ll get $3 just for signing up for the app, plus $1 for each new user you refer.
If you have a big network or social media presence, referring your friends can help you earn much more quickly.
Take Alicia Jones, for example. She works in TV and has more than 70,000 followers on Instagram. By posting her Adme referral link to her profile, she earned more than $140 in just two months.
Of course, most of us don’t have networks anywhere near as big, but there’s still potential to quickly earn money promoting the app to family and friends.
Can You Really Earn Money Using Your Phone?
As we discovered while using the app and talking to users, Adme is a legit way for Android owners to earn money just by using their phones.
“It really does pay,” Jones says. “It’s easy money and you don’t have to work for it. Doing what I do all day anyway: open my phone and just scroll, scroll, scroll.”
Keep in mind, though, it’s not a way to get rich quickly. You won’t earn big bucks with Adme.
But a true Penny Hoarder knows every penny helps — especially when they start turning into dollars.
“Sometimes when you need something, a little goes a long way,” Vasquez explains. “Even a penny is a lot.”
If you want to try the app, click here. Don’t forget you’ll get $3 just for signing up before Jan. 15, 2016!
Your Turn: Have you tried a lock screen app? Will you try Adme?
Sponsorship Disclosure: A huge thanks to Adme for working with us to bring you this content. It’s rare that we have the opportunity to share something so awesome and get paid for it!