10 Really Cool Earning Apps For Students

10 Really Cool Earning Apps For Students

Written by Animesh Prasad

The journey on which Animesh embarked to become an engineer ended up making him a content writer. As he progressed to his final year, he realised engineering isn't really his forte and pursued his love for writing. Taking this ahead he now works as a content writer at UniAcco.

Last updated May 25, 2021

Sounds too good to be true? I understand how difficult it is for you and all the other students to manage finances while you are studying. If you are an international student then things get even tough owing to the new lifestyle and newer surroundings in a foreign country. However, worry no more; technology is here to rescue you. It is safe to say that there is an app for everything at present. That means apps for earning money as well! While there are hundreds of apps that claim to help you earn, not all of them are genuine. Wondering which ones are the best ones? Check out this guide till the last word to find out some awesome earning apps for students. 

Top 10 Amazing Earning Apps For Students

Managing a part-time job and education at the same time is a little risky affair because your grades may be at stake in this case. My advice would be that you let the internet and gig economy help you and put your extra hours into improving your grades. Hence, here is a list of some of the top earning apps for students. You could use these apps to earn cash and vouchers between your lecture hours or while you are hanging out in your dorm. 

Earning apps for students

1. Job Spotter

Halt before you begin to assume that this app would help you find jobs. Job Spotter is an app that pays you to help the founder company, indeed.com, identify jobs in your locality. All you have to do is click pictures of job advertisements that you spot in your area – may be in the newspaper or a local grocery store – and upload them on the app. For each advertisement that you submit a computer algorithm will allot you some points. Typically, the points vary from 5 to 150 per submission. The algorithm will award these points based on the originality of the job ad. You will be surprised to see how many job advertisements keep doing the rounds when you are actively looking for them. 

Bonus Tip: A unique job opening at a relatively smaller business is worth more points than a generic opportunity at an MNC. 

2. Notesgen 

Notesgen is truly one of the best-earning apps for students. If you have the habit of making notes during the lecture then this is the platform that will pay you for those notes. The only thing that you need to do is share or upload your detailed notes on a particular topic that is being studied by many other Notesgen users. When these users find your handwritten notes to be useful they can download them from the app. There is no restriction on the topics so you can upload any simple presentations or other notes for competitive exams that you have. You will receive payments on the basis of the number of downloads. 

3. Toluna

Imagine being able to spend just 15-20 minutes per day taking surveys and getting incredible rewards in return. That’s the idea behind this app. You earn points for taking surveys. Some major surveys can even fetch you up to 2000+ points. There’s an impressive range of gift cards, vouchers, rewards for you to spend these points on. Payments are made in the form of Starbucks vouchers, Amazon vouchers or direct Paypal transactions.  

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4. Fronto

Fronto Earning apps for students

This app occupies space on your lock screen and displays ads in these spaces. It pays you for visiting the advertisements in the form of points. Fronto occupies negligible space in your phone so you can be rest assured about that. Just remember you should not be way too distracted by these ads or else you will end up wasting a lot of time. The drawback is that in order to earn a good sum of cash you will have to use the app consistently for at least a year. An app similar to Fronto would be SlideJoy which works along the same lines. 

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5. Canvera

If you are a photographer then Canvera is a platform where you can start selling photographs clicked by you. This app provides for an excellent ecosystem that allows all amateur photographers across the world to find work and get paid in return. You can also create a portfolio here and share it with other contacts which is why it is one of the best earning apps for students. 

6. Pocket Bounty

Think about all the activities you do on your phone. You will definitely have these things on the list – watching videos, downloading apps and sometimes taking surveys, right? Pocket Bounty is an app that will award you coins for doing the exact same things but obviously according to its own terms. These coins can be exchanged for vouchers at Google Pay or Amazon. 

Pro Tip: Taking surveys is the most effective way to earn money on this app. Other features take a lot of time and hence it is not wise to opt for them in comparison to surveys. 

7. Google Opinion Rewards

Google Opinion Rewards is an app that pays you money in the form of Google Play or PayPal credits. Unfortunately, you can’t use this money in the form of hard cash but you can use it to download music, apps, books and more. Just dedicate some time for surveys, or let Google spy on you more than they already do, to start earning.

Read More: How To Earn Money With Google As A Student

8. Ibotta 

Another great app on our list of amazing earning apps for students is Ibotta. Here’s how it works: You go shopping, upload a photo of your receipt to the app, and the app finds rebates for you. There is a set bar of $20 and only when you hit this number, you can cash out. Do check our blog on ‘Best Hacks For Shopping For Groceries On A Budget’ to save money while shopping. 

9. Receipt Hog

Receipt Hog Earning apps for students

This app pays you to take photos of your receipts. You can even submit photos of receipts that your family members or friends possess. Each receipt from grocery or health & beauty stores earns you between 5 and 20 coins depending on the size of the purchase. The catch here is that you can only earn up to $100 per week.   

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10. Swagbucks

The last app on our list of best earning apps for students is Swagbucks. Yet again this is an app that will pay you well to perform tasks you have already been doing all along. You will receive rewards for shopping, answering surveys or even watching videos. Although there’s no minimum payout, one downside is that payment is only in gift cards. So forget that get-rich-quick idea. 

These were the top 10 best earning apps for students. Another 10 great ones are listed below that you could explore. 

  1. Urban Clap
  2. Roamler
  3. Voxpopme
  4. iPoll
  5. Bookscouter
  6. Acorns
  7. Foap
  8. Survey Junkie
  9. Offer Up
  10. Shopkick

You can try all of them or choose the ones that seem more interesting to you. With as many as 20 options that I have provided you, there shouldn’t be any worries about finances for the next few semesters. Good luck!

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