Did you know you can make money playing games on your mobile device? I didn’t, but I’ve discovered that there are actually quite a few apps you can use that will pay you just for trying out new games and apps. You won’t get mega rich (sorry) – it’s only pennies, but they all add up! You actually don’t even need to play them if you don’t want to, they often still credit the points just by opening the games and leaving them open on the screen, so it’s really easy. If you waste lots of time playing games anyway, this is for you!
Not interested in games? Have a look at my post on other ways to earn with your Smartphone.
Here are a few apps you can use to make money playing games.
This app rewards you for installing and trying out different apps. On the main page you have a list of apps or offers to try and how many credits you’ll receive. It’s not all games, some are entries to competitions or surveys (I’d recommend using a separate email address if you fill in these to avoid unwanted junkmail). Then there is a play and earn section where you earn so many credits per day for playing (or opening) certain games for a certain amount of time. When you have enough credits you can redeem for gift cards, they offer Amazon, iTunes, Tesco and more. Sign up to AppBounty for 50 free credits.
Fit Play – android
Download the app and it will show you a list of games, and how many points you will be given for playing it for a certain amount of time. Choose your game, download, open, play and let your points build up. When you have enough, exchange your points for cash into PayPal or giftcards. Sign up to Fitplay to get started.
Applike – android
Pretty similar to Fitplay. Download games and play to earn points to exchange for rewards. You can find it in the app store (Android only at the moment).
Time Wallet – iOS
This is pretty similar to the above, the only difference is once you’ve played a game you need to take a screen shot of your battery screen showing how long you’ve played. After you upload the screen shot your account will be credited. You can exchange your credits for a Paypal payment or giftcards. Join Time wallet here or find in the app store.
Do you know of any other apps for earning while playing games? Please let me know!