As our benchmark we’ll use the rather modest (but challenging) goal of making more than $5k per app per month. This is a revenue level that would allow a single app to support a developer in the US or Western Europe but is below a typical employed developer salary in those places. In some countries it would support a whole team living very comfortably. How much more likely are developers to be earning above this level depending on which platforms, categories and device types they target or what revenue models they use?
One day you might find yourself doing a photoshoot, while the next you could be doing a screener for a $100 gig. You just never know what opportunities are waiting for you. But for the most part, you’ll find yourself going to stores and scanning labels or giving information about stuff from your city.
A Java environment created by Sun for developers, Java/J2EE is one of the highest paying skills for software developers. It’s a platform made up of different services, APIs, and protocols to help developers create web-based applications.
The drag-and-drop widget editor is how you actually build what your app will look like from screen to screen. To test these apps from an average business user’s perspective, I built a basic scheduling app. The goal was to build an app that could add a new event with fields for event name, date and time, and, duration, and the ability to invite users to events and sort the events list in a calendar or chronological view. Any additional features or customization on top of that was a bonus.
Unfortunately, you probably won’t receive that many questions since this is such a high payout for the amount of effort you’re actually putting into the app. You might get one question every 2 months, or even less than that.
Hence, ensure your mobile phone has memory to accommodate all those extra apps to make money and videos you need to download before getting the promised rewards. Compensation is in form of shopping coupons for Amazon India and Flipkart, among others.
Another fun app that doesn’t require a lot of time is Qriket. It is a free app that gives you real money, by simply watching an add, then spinning a wheel. For an extra free 25 spins use code 70045E when you sign up.
Okay, so here’s another top earner. It rewards you for doing simple things, like downloading apps, playing free games, filling out surveys, doing product testing, and much more. This is like a paid survey panel but contained within a mobile application.
Taking surveys in your spare time can be a great way to earn some extra dough fast. Check out Survey Junkie which will pay you instantly with cash via Paypal. They have over 6,000,000 members and they have an 8.9/10 rating on Trust Pilot.
Gigwalk has been around for several years, and like Rewardable, it pays you for completing tasks in your area. Gigwalk has higher payouts than I’ve seen in other apps, but the jobs are often more labor-intensive, and you must apply and be approved before you can complete them.
Users report a 1% – 5% reduction in battery life and data usage of anywhere between 2MB – 5MB per month. In short, the drag in phone performance is almost negligible. Before you can cash out for that $5 bonus, you must leave the app installed for a minimum of 30 days.
EL James’s Fifty Shades of Grey started as a self-published e-book – now’s your chance to emulate her success. Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing tool lets you upload your own e-books instantly, for free. Every time the book sells, Amazon gives you up to 70% of the list price (excludes VAT).
You might approach a sponsor and make them an offer by telling them you have an app that has had several thousand downloads (which you can support with your analytics), and you can then offer to change the graphics to reflect the brand of the sponsor for a set fee. What’s more, you can get the sponsors you work with the market the app for you: It’s a win-win for everyone.