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Five Apps for Extra Green in 2017


By Noel Daniel

Was one of your New Year’s Resolutions to treat your wallet a little better? Well, worry not—we’ve found five apps to save green for your new year. Feel free to start planning that summer vacation: you’ll have earned it.

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This survey site was rated an A+ with the Better Business Bureau, so it’s definitely one of our picks for reliable survey sites for supplemental income. The surveys on VIP Voice tend to pay $1 apiece, take 15 minutes at the most, and provide you with the means to rake in as much or as little income as you desire. A conservative estimate would see you making around $100 or more a month!


Those who’ve worked in retail might be familiar with the Mystery Shop—but what about the closer investigations? QuickThoughts is a combination of both a survey/polling site, and it gives you the opportunity to offer opinions on your shopping experiences. Earn gift cards for Amazon to spend on whatever necessities you might need—saving those bucks for yourself, down the line.


Getting to your goal weight has never felt better—especially if you sign up for HealthyWage. All you have to do with this app is define a goal weight and the amount of time you need, place a bet on yourself, and watch how motivated you’ll be with the added monetary gain. Then, dependent on your goal weight and time, you can earn up to $10k.



Ibotta is a rebate app that gives you cash back on purchases made on items like ground beef, eggs, milk, and the like—and the best part is, you can shop at your usual store. All you have to do is take a picture of your receipt with a smartphone and you’ll be able to reap the benefits. Make sure to unlock cash rewards on products by completing tasks.


Have a cool talent that you wouldn’t mind selling for $5? Fiverr lets anyone from illustrators, writers, filmmakers, and those with technological expertise sign up and offer services. Much like the other odd jobs on this list, small change can add up quickly with time, totalling in the thousands of dollars.



Still curious about more ways to save and earn money? Visit for countless apps and tips about bringing in and keeping extra money.


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