10 Legitimate Websites And Apps That Can Actually Earn You Beer Money

Internet is flooded with Money Earning Apps and Websites, some of which are fake and riddled with scams whereas some prove to be genuinely authentic for earning some extra cash or perhaps, some gift rewards. The following list of a total of 10 such web and mobile applications has been drawn out after researching about their authenticity, legitimacy and competency. We understand that before signing up with a website or installing a new mobile app, one is always apprehensive about their “genuity”, therefore, each and every one of the following apps or websites have been reviewed on the following addresses: Reddit, Surveys say, Wikipedia, Work From home watchdog, Reviewopedia besides other independent scam verification websites.

1. Gigwalk

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Gigwalk, founded in 2010, is a mobile app for Android and iOS that pays a user based upon the completed gigs. A “gig” is basically a service that is posted by businesses seeking employers, for example taking a picture of a product that is available only at a specific store or writing a review about something. When the gig gets completed, the completed work is reviewed by the employer that hires the concerned person and after the work is approved, money gets transferred into the PayPal account of the user. Gig rates range from $3.00 to $90.00 for the biggest gigs. The app has been downloaded more than 400,000 times, and has been used to complete more than 1.2 million gigs.

As of now, it is only available in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, Boston and Miami. You can either work by completing gigs or you can post work to be done as an employer and then hire someone to do it.

Catch:

  1. Simple and easy to use but you must be physically present in a location to complete the assigned gigs.
  2. Available only to the users in United States. (12)

2. Field Agent

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Field agent, a Fayetteville, Arkansas based app by Northstar Partnering Group, Inc, is a mobile app available for the iOS and Android users that connects client looking for market research data with “agents” which are essentially the app users. The jobs range from opinion surveys- that includes questionnaires- to location-based surveys and the jobs are segregated based upon the location of the user. The app typically between $3 and $12 each for a survey and the amount is stored in the user’s account until he/she decides to checkout. The payment gets processed within 48 hours. The app, besides being heavily used in United States is expanding in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Catch:

  1. Easy and fun to use if you are looking to make a few bucks.
  2. The tasks generally are not much time-consuming. (12)

3. Swagbucks

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Swagbucks, an El Segundo, California-based app is an online rewards destination by Prodege LLC through which a users can purchase retail gift cards, PayPal cash or other rewards by performing a variety of online activities. After signing-up with Swagbucks, you can use their search engine that pulls data from Google and Ask.com and through this search engine, you can perform myriad activities like shopping, taking surveys, playing games etc which results in Swagbucks getting credited into your account. The earned Swagbucks can then be exchanged with numerous rewards from Swagbucks reward store like Apparel & Accessories, Department Stores, Electronics, Food & Beverage, Fun & Games, Gas Cards etc.

1 SB is valued between 1-2 US cents. SB’s can also be earned quickly through referring friends in which SB pays up to 100 Swagbucks per person or using Swagbucks TV which is their in-house video channel that pays 3 SB for watching every 10 videos. Typically, for a lazy user, a 10 minutes survey rewards you 10SBs which calculates into 60 cents per hour.

Catch:

  1. You should be a citizen of the US, the UK, Australia, Ireland or Canada and your age must be at least 13 years or above, or the site will not allow you to sign up when you try.
  2. A variety of rewards to be chosen from the SB reward store. (Source)

4. Qriket

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Qriket, a 2011 Toronto, Canada based mobile application is a free app developed for iOS and Android platform through which users can win real money by spinning the “Qriket Wheel”. The spins on Qriket Wheel are obtained by interacting with a variety of digital media including videos, coupons, offers and consumer surveys. By scanning and clicking on two-for-one deals, coupons and 30-second ads from local businesses in the app’s home feed, the user receives what Qriket calls a “wand.” Those wands are then used as a currency, with users exchanging them in return for a spin of a virtual wheel.

The price range on the 50/50 blue and yellow prize wheel ranges from $0.05 – $500.00. As per September 2014, 150,000 users had signed up with the app.

Catch:

  1. The app is available only for the users in United States and Canada.
  2. Initially, users could earn the spins on the wheel by scanning a code on a participating brand’s print but ever since a new update was launched by Qriket, it somewhat made it difficult to earn spins on the wheel. (12)

5. GiftHulk

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GiftHulk is a rewards site that enables users to earn points called Hulk Coins or HC, by taking surveys, completing offers, watching videos, shopping and more. The earned Hulk Coins can then be exchanged with gift cards or Paypal payments. After joining GiftHulk, 250 Hulk Coins are credited into the users account and further HCs can be acquired by taking surveys, downloading apps provided by GiftHulk, completing short and easy tasks or by watching GiftHulk TV in which 10 Hulk Coins are provided for watching one video. In order to gain more points, “Guess the Card” game takes place everyday in which a user can earn 50 hulk coins for getting the exact card, 10 coins for the card’s value, and 4 coins for the card’s suit.

Catch:

  1. Paypal payments start as low as $5.
  2. A user will be eligible for the rewards after acquiring 5000 Hulk coins and most gift cards start at $5 and cost 5,000 Hulk Coins. However, $10, $25, $50, and $100 gift cards are also available. (Source)

6. Mobee

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Mobee is a mobile app that was launched in 2013 for both the Android and iOS platforms through which users can complete missions which usually consist of going to local stores (known as “mystery shopping”) and answering questions about the store, and earning points that can be exchanged for cash. Once a user downloads and installs the app, it displays local missions, how much they pay and what do they require to do in the area of the user. Most of the missions require a picture as a proof that the mission has been completed and it can be submitted for review post which, the points that are earned get added into the user’s account.

The points so earned can later be exchanged within the Mobee App rewards section where gift cards start at $5 and go up to $100 values. The lower gift cards are available to eBay, Sports Authority, and Staples. The Paypal gift card, however, starts at $50.

Catch:

  1. Although the app is available on both Android and iOS, if you are living in a small town, chances are that your missions would be very limited.
  2. Rewards in Mobee are a bit limited when compared with other online rewards apps.
  3. Since each mission on average only takes 5 – 10 minutes to complete, you can make anywhere from $6 – $12 per hour. (Source)

7. Perk Referral Awards

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Perk, founded in 2009 and headquartered in Austin, TX, provides a rewards platform for the users in exchange of utilizing their digital platform. Users can either use the website Perk.com to install the Perk browser or use any or all of their 12 mobile apps that are designed for Android and iOS. Points can be earned by using Perk Search app in which points are provided for using the Perk search engine, Perk Browser app in which Perk browser is to be used for points, Perk TV in which points are acquired by watching videos and many more.

The collected points can then be traded for gift cards or cash from the Perk rewards section. Rewards are sent out every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If you redeem a gift card, you will be asked for a secret code, which is located in the e-mail that is sent to you when you redeemed the gift card.

Catch:

  1. Earning points by watching videos on Perk TV is limited to US only.
  2. Minimum sign up age is 13 years and the referral awards is available in US, UK, Canada and Australia.
  3. 1000 points equal to $1 and a $5 amazon gift card is 5000 points.
  4. You can use up to 5 devices per account in order to gain more points by using Perk TV.
  5. Perk has a referral program that rewards the referrer 500 points as soon as your referral redeems his first reward. (Source)

8. Prize Rebel

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Prize rebel is a website that rewards you for performing various online activities that include filling out surveys, watching videos, signing up for trials (products or services) and referring other people. Accessing and completing surveys, offers or videos enable you to earn “points” that can later be exchanged for gift rewards or cash. $1 is equivalent to 100 points on Prize rebel and you can redeem for as low as $2 on Amazon gift card but only if you are silver level or above. You start at Bronze level and then get upgraded to Silver level upon reaching 1000 points. If you need cash, you have to earn 500 points to earn a $5 Paypal amount.

Catch:

  1. You have to be over 18 years old to sign up, or have parental consent if you’re between 13 and 18 years old for completing the surveys.
  2. Surveys are the quickest form of earning more points but it takes a good amount of time in getting a match for a survey.
  3. The rewards that you claim are generally processed within 24 hours. (Source)

9. Slice the Pie

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Slice the pie is a music review website which enables budding musicians to have their music listened to and reviewed by the users-called as scouts-who sign up with the website. Upon signing up with the website, you are asked your music genre and then each artist submits three tracks to the various scout rooms depending upon the genre. The scouts do not know about the name of the artist whose music they are going to review. You have to wait 90 seconds after the song starts playing to submit the review, but you can take as long as you want to actually write it out. You can also skip rating a song if you find it uncomfortable. Reviews should be well-detailed and clearly explained.

You’re given an “energy” bar that starts out with 10 energy points. Each review you submit costs you 1 energy, but you regain a new energy every 3 minutes. If your reviews are really good, you can earn a handsome amount by reviewing as much songs as you like.

These are the rates per star rating:

~ 1 Star – $0.03 usd per track
~ 2 Star – $0.06 usd per track
~ 3 Star – $0.09 usd per track
~ 4 Star – $0.12 usd per track
~ 5 Star – $0.15 usd per track

Catch:

  1. You need to spend time listening to songs and writing reviews about them. 
  2. This website has no gift rewards scheme. You earn the real cash (USD).
  3. Minimum payout is $10 through Paypal. (123)

10. Prolific Academic

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Prolific Academic is an academic-study, crowdsourcing platform through which you complete studies about academics after signing up. Researchers post studies and recruit the right participants quickly. You are only shown studies that you are eligible for and the pay rate varies for each study, although some suggest that it’s comparatively high. After a study is submitted, it gets reviewed by the researcher and upon approval, you get paid which typically averages around £5 per hour.

Catch:

  1. Minimum payout amount through Paypal is £5, although you have to pay the Paypal fees if you are requesting an amount below £20.
  2. Prolific Academic can be accessed from around the worldwide, although certain academic studies can be limited within geographical boundaries. (12)

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