The gig economy’s growth has been remarkably rapid over the last decade. In 2017, Freelancing in America study by the Freelancers Union and Upwork estimated that nearly 57.3 million Americans (36 percent) of the nation’s workforce are now freelancing,  while most of whom do so by choice (63 percent). As the numbers of giggers increase it is undeniable that opportunities in the gig economy are also rising. 

One opportunity available for anyone with a smartphone is working with Application Companies that pay people to use their products. While not all are going to pay much, everything on the list is compatible with any smartphone which is helpful for a starting gigger who doesn’t have much equipment. 

  1. Swagbucks is the web’s most popular rewards program that gives you free gift cards and cash for the everyday things you already do online. Earn points when you shop at your favorite retailers, watch entertaining videos, search the web, answer surveys. 

  1. Survey Junkie 

Survey Junkie is 100% free and easy to sign up. It is an online survey platform that pays users for sharing their opinions. Each survey is worth a certain number of points, which can be redeemed for cash or gift cards.

  1. Wikibuy 

 Wikibuy is a savings/coupon shopping app and browser extension that lets you compare prices among various online retailers, find better coupon codes, and even find better deals among the multiple sellers within Amazon.

  1. Acorns 

DescriptionAcorns is an American financial technology and financial services company based in Irvine, California that specializes in micro-investing and robo-investing. Their mission is to look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming, beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing. The money-making app can also help individuals to direct additional funds into the Acorns app for investment. Really it’s a tool to help you invest more money, and an investment platform.

  1. Ibotta 

 Ibotta is a free cash back rewards and payments app that gives you real cash for everyday purchases when you shop and pay through the app. Ibotta provides thousands of ways for consumers to earn cash on their purchases by partnering with more than 1,500 brands and retailers. Whether you’re buying groceries, clothing, electronics, or wine and beer, Ibotta will pay you cash for your purchases. In fact, Ibotta has paid out over $600 million in cash rewards to more than 35 million users since its founding in 2012.

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