Here’s a quick money-maker. We’ve found 3 companies that are willing to pay you to download and keep their apps installed on your smartphone/tablet.
It’s not a ton of money, but it is an easy way to make $175 or more. And the best part is, you don’t have to do anything. Just leave the apps on your phone and they’ll send you a check….
1. Nielsen Mobile Panel for Ages 45+ (Up to $50/Year)
You know the company that tracks TV rating? Well, apparently they also want to measure the popularity of websites and online videos. From Nielsen’s site:
“In order for us to report accurate data to the mobile industry, we use Nielsen’s proprietary applications and profiles to measure the normal activity of your phone, tablet, or other mobile device. All data transmitted is encrypted and anonymous. All you have to do is download the Nielsen Mobile App or install our profile, depending on your device, and then continue using your mobile device as you usually do – that’s it! The Nielsen Mobile software is undetectable and will not affect your device’s performance or battery life.”
Want to give it a try?
1. If you have a smartphone & you’re over the age of 45, the Nielsen company will pay you $50/year to keep their app on your cell phone. Sign up here (You cannot directly download this from the app store).
2. Once you’ve registered they will send you instructions on how to install the app. After completing the installation, you’ll be asked to restart your phone.
As a member of the Nielsen Mobile Panel, you’ll earn up to $50 a year just for using your phone like you normally do.
2. Smart Panel ($75/ Year)
This apps purpose is to collect anonymous statistics from your phone to help your favorite web sites, apps, tech companies, and mobile carriers give you better services and more features. It’s run by Verto Analytics which is a trusted analytics firm. Here’s how it works…
2. Once you’ve qualified and downloaded the app, they will give you $5. If you keep it installed for at least two weeks, you’ll earn another $10. And then for every month that you keep the Smart App installed, you’ll get another $5. All total, you can earn up to $75 for the 1st year!
You can redeem your rewards via Paypal or an Amazon.com gift card.
3. Placed Panel App ($50/Year?)
This new app works very simliarly. It’s a little newer so we’re not completely sure what the earnings potential is, but from what I can tell it’s around $50/year.
For every month that you keep it installed, Placed rewards you with points which can be turned in for sweepstakes entries or they can be redeemed for cash.
The first month I only earned $5, but the second month I earned $10… I’ll keep you posted on my future earnings.
Good luck Penny Hoarders!