In this video, you will learn about 10 apps that will make you money with PayPal for free. Plus, this blog post has a few bonus ones below.

There are many apps out there these days that help you make some extra money, but many of them make it hard to collect it.

A lot of these types of apps pay you in gift cards or store credit instead of actual cash that can be used anywhere for anything.

If you want to be able to make money from your smartphone and actually use it for just about any online purchase or even deposit it straight into your account, I'll show you lots of great choices.

It's a lot better to get paid via PayPal than a gift card you can only use in one place, right? Enjoy the post and let me know what you think in the comments below!

Here are some great apps that pay you with PayPal:


MNFST is an app that lets you post on social media as an influencer based on your social influence score.

This can allow people with smaller followings to start getting paid as influencers while still working their way up.

Get MNFST for iOS here or Android here.

2. Userlytics

With Userlytics, you can get paid via PayPal to test websites and apps for their user-friendliness.

You can get paid anywhere between $5 and $90 per test. Plus, you only have to be 16 years old to start.

Before getting the app, sign up for Userlytics on their website here.

3. Receipt Hog

Receipt Hog is an app that pays you cash back to shop at grocery stores and other retailers. They also have slot games that pay you extra.

Get it for iOS here or Android here.

4. Ibotta

Ibotta is similar to Receipt Hog but maybe a little more popular.

With this app, you can scan receipts from grocery stores, retailers, hotel bookings, etc. and earn cash back.

They also have a referral program that pays the referrer $5 and $10 to the person referred.

You can get your free $10 by getting Ibotta here or using this referral code: hbabpjp.

5. Surveys On The Go

Surveys On The Go is an app that is pretty straight forward. You take surveys where you answer questions about entertainment, news, sports, technology and politics.

Many surveys will pay $1-$5 and some surveys pay $10 or even more.

Get Surveys On The Go for iOS here or Android here.

6. App Trailers

If you like watching movie trailers and other videos while getting paid, try out App Trailers.

You simply get paid to watch short videos as well as to play little trivia games.

7. FeaturePoints (Full Review Here)

With FeaturePoints, you can earn money by:

  • Downloading and trying out free apps.
  • Watching videos.
  • Taking surveys.
  • Shopping online and earning cash back.
  • Referring people. You earn 50% of whatever your referrals earn for life.

Plus, FeaturePoints pays you very quickly when you request a payment.

Usually they'll pay you via PayPal within a few hours.

There are also other options for cashing out other than PayPal as well.

You can choose to get paid via Bitcoin, gift cards, Google Play credit, etc.

Get FeaturePoints here to earn 50 free points, or use this referral code: E7KRRE.

8. CashPirate

CashPirate is somewhat similar to FeaturePoints because it also allows you to make money from downloading free apps, watching videos, doing surveys, and more.

They also have a referral program that pays you 10% of whatever you referrals earn.

Download CashPirate for Android here and use this code if you'd like to support this blog: VGEJHW.

9. BuzzBreak News

BuzzBreak News is an app that pays you a little extra money to read and watch the latest US news.

Get BuzzBreak News on Android here.

10. Field Agent

Field Agent is an app that pays you between $3 and $20 for each task you do, which can involve:

  • trying new products for free
  • giving feedback on products and stores
  • expressing your opinions
  • influencing how companies serve shoppers like you

Get Field Agent for iOS here or Android here.

11. Panel App

With the Panel App, you can earn money in the form of sweepstakes and prizes by keeping the app installed on your phone, so it can collect data for consumer studies.

They tend to care more about tracking your location than your activity on websites or apps though.

Get the Panel App for iOS here or for Android here.

12. GiftPanda

GiftPanda is made by the save developers as CashPirate.

With this app, you can get paid via PayPal or gift cards to:

  • Play games
  • Test websites and products
  • Share your opinion by completing surveys
  • Invite friends

With their referral program, you can earn 10% of your friend’s earnings
plus 5% of friends of your friends’ earnings. So, it has multiple levels.

You can get GiftPanda for Android here.

Apps removed from list:

  • Viggle – It seems they made some changes that make the app much less appealing than it used to be.
  • Slidejoy – Still a great app, but no longer provides PayPal as a payment option.
  • Fronto – No longer in the Google Play Store.
  • Quick Cash Rewards – Also no longer available.

Related: 12 Apps That Pay You to Do Nothing

*This was originally published 3/19/2018 and was updated 5/26/2020.

Justin Bryant
Justin Bryant

I'm an entrepreneur, fitness freak, artist, car enthusiast, sports fan and self improvement addict. My goal is to help people be their best and create incredible businesses that change the world.

    18 replies to "12 Apps That Pay You PayPal Money for Free"

    • Randy

      How do I set up a PayPal​ to connect to the panel app

    • William Brewer

      I’m new at computer I mean I know the basics but nothing more can I do this
      I’m on disability and u like to make better money because ad if bring on disability I’m in debt because I’m always in the hole and my income don’t support my family and my bill can you help please I don’t have money to spear to start a business so that’s why I’m stuck .y disability limits me to jobs I can receive please if you can help me thanks

    • Dheeraj Singh

      Hi Justin,

      Really Awesome & Helpful App for Making Money From App. I have tried almost every app and all are legit. App Trailers is one of my favorite App to Earn Free Paypal Money as we just need to watch short videos.

      BTW Thanks for Sharing this awesome list of Money Making Apps

      • Ebony

        I have know card not a business but I need a online card

    • donna rennie

      Hi Justin….I am a true beginner BUT I do not understand how the app links to my PayPal. Everything else you have told me works…of course I go around and around the loop in a few of the apps. Thanks for answering me. I am ready to go and subscribe. Donna

    • JD

      Greetings Justin,
      I Thank you for your time, effort, knowledge and help.

      Do you have a list or video of money earning apps/programs/websites that you recommend to avoid?

      Thank You

    • Yasasmi

      Thanks for showing the right path..

    • Albert

      Very informative!!!!
      Quick question: On the PayPal Account dose it have to be the same name as the user of the App because My wife plays and will be using the App mostly but the PayPal E-mail would be mine.
      Al Trotman

    • Tammy VanderVoort

      Hello im looking to work from home, could you please send me information

      • Guanita

    • Kylie

      I use many of these while in school. I think another one very similar that I do not see on this list is Observa. They pay very quickly via PayPal to do tasks.

    • Javier

      Hi, Justin, I tried registering to quick cash rewards and it didn’t let me.

    • Marsha Rusk

      Thanks for sharing this information!

    • Herwig Radlgruber

      As per the apps can I just promote these to get paid via PayPal or do I need to download these apps to promote them or can I just promote them with an affiliate link…


    • Fariha khasru

      Dear sir, thanks for your nice co-operatin!

    • Cory

      You need to remove Apptrailers from this list. Apptrailers is owned by Perk (same company that did Viggle) which has gone out of business. Apptrailers no longer pays out.

    • Cory

      Also Gift Panda was also removed from the Market Place

    • Fariha Khasru

      Dear sir, thank you so much for your nice co-operatin,

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