These apps will have various impacts on your battery life and data use, but most people barely notice a difference, if at all. It is important to note that some of these applications will not work with a VPN, while others will require it. Though you can have multiple apps on your phone at a time, you won’t be able to use every single one on this list simultaneously.
The following list of apps will allow you to earn income passively over time:
Best Passive Income Apps
1. Digital Reflection Panel
Digital Reflection Panel is a market research company that is a part of comScore. This app will take an extra step that no other program on this list requires. You need to install an internet meter on your wireless router. This step takes about 5 minutes. You will get a $25 bonus for installing the meter and an extra $25 if you install it within 4 days of receiving it.
After it is set up on your router, you can earn up to $170 per year by leaving it installed. You can also earn extra bonuses for specific milestones. If you register additional devices, you can earn even more.
2. Data Wallet
There is a waitlist to sign up for Data Wallet. The company understands that your information is already being tracked and sold and has found a way for you to capitalize on that as well. After all, it is your data!
The app will keep track of what data you use. You can link your social media accounts to it, then use your phone naturally. If you generate enough data, the company will purchase it from you. You might not get an offer to buy if you rarely use your phone or don’t link up your social information. If things run smoothly, you could earn up to $150 per year.
With SavvyConnect, you can earn $5 per month on up to 3 devices (making it $15 per month), meaning you can potentially earn between $60-$180 per year. In addition to the passive data collection, you can take surveys on the app to earn additional funds.
SavvyConnect also has an affiliate program. You can earn between $5-15 for every person you recruit to the app and $2-6 for every person they refer to the app as well.
4. Mobile Performance Meter
Mobile Performance Meter gathers data as long as you have the app installed. All you need to do is join and answer a few basic questions. You can use the app on multiple devices and can earn up to $6 per month from each device (redeemable on gift cards). What’s the catch? The app is currently only available on Android devices.
5. Nielson Computer and Mobile Panel
You can install Nielson Computer and Mobile Panel on several devices at the same time. All you have to do is register your devices and earn rewards to earn up to $50 per year per device. You can also enter the program from your desktop and be entered into a $1000 monthly drawing.
The company does have cap limits on the number of people from each region who can use the app. If there are no spots available in your region, check back frequently.
6. Cross Media Panel
Cross Media Panel is now known as Google Opinion Rewards. You can use Cross Media Panel on up to 3 devices and you will earn $2 per device. You can share your data with the company and earn up to $1 per week on each device. You need to collect at least $25 worth of credits before you can redeem the gift card of your choice.
With MobileXpression, you can earn up to $20 per year from your phone or tablet. You can also earn a $5 Amazon gift card at registration. You will also earn tokens throughout the year that you can use to enter cash drawings. With this app, you must have a VPN on your phone.
8. The Panel App
The Panel App has very little effect on your device and will pay you $1 per month to keep it on your phone. You can also potentially earn through a referral program by telling your friends and family about the app. You will earn 10% of what your friends earn and 5% from those they refer to the program. You must have at least $5 to cash out. You can also earn from surveys.