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Money tip: 7 apps that pay for your opinions and time

A little extra cash is always welcome, no matter your financial situation. You can use your free time to make money with little more than your smartphone and an internet connection.

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Passive income apps are ideal for people who are too busy for more involved side hustles. You can spend as much or as little time as you want and supplement your income. We’ve put together some apps for you to check out.

1. QuickThoughts

QuickThoughts is an app for Android and iOS devices that rewards you with iTunes gift cards for taking surveys and polls. There are thousands to choose from, ranging from quick tasks to longer questionnaires encompassing hundreds of topics. You can select one on the go or use your location to find GPS-based activities, such as restaurant reviews.

Rewards are immediately added to your account balance when you complete a survey. Each survey rewards up to $3, and local activities pay up to $5. Once you hit your first $10, you can redeem it for a gift card. The amount you earn from surveys matches the gift card’s value. There’s no limit to how much you can redeem.

2. InboxDollars

InboxDollars pays you to complete surveys and polls, search the web, watch videos, read emails, complete offers, play games and shop online. The Android app offers all these options, while the iOS app is limited to surveys.

Once you reach $30 in your account, you can redeem it for a check or gift card. You can also have the money sent to your PayPal account. There’s a $5 signup bonus for new users. InboxDollars is available for Android and iOS devices.

3. Swagbucks

Swagbucks lets you take surveys, play games, watch videos, scan grocery receipts and more.

You can cash out your rewards for gift cards starting at just $1 or save up to $250 to receive that amount of cash in PayPal deposits. There’s also a $10 welcome bonus. Swagbucks is available for Android and iOS devices.

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4. YouGov

YouGov conducts online polls about politics, public affairs, products, brands and other topics of general interest. You participate in the polls and surveys to accumulate points, which can be redeemed for rewards. These include direct cash deposits to your bank account and gift cards.

Once you have accumulated 5,000 points, you can redeem them for $50. You’ll get 100 points when you sign up. YouGov is available for Android and iOS devices.

5. Google Opinion Rewards

Google Opinion Rewards pays you to complete online surveys. You’ll get Google Play or PayPal credits for each one you complete. Topics include opinion polls, hotel reviews and merchant satisfaction surveys.

You’ll get surveys around once a week and earn $1 for completing each. You’ll be notified when a survey is ready for you. Surveys are short and take about 20 seconds to complete. The app is available for Android and iOS devices.

6. Drumo

Drumo rewards you for taking surveys, playing games, completing offers, searching the web and inviting friends to the app. There are Daily Rewards and Weekly Streaks incentives that increase your rewards.

Drumo pays via PayPal or gift cards in 24 hours or less. You can start with $1 for PayPal or $5 for gift cards. You can also choose to donate to help Ukraine. The app is available for Android and iOS devices.

7. JustSurveys

Take surveys and earn PayPal cash, Visa credit, Amazon gift cards or brand vouchers with JustSurveys.

There’s no minimum amount you need to cash out your earnings. Start at pennies if you’d like. There are new surveys to earn money every day in the form of short opinion polls or market research. JustSurveys is available for Android and iOS devices.

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