A number of companies, including Google, will pay you to install their app on your cell phone and for every month you keep them installed to your device.
The apps collect data from your device and help companies better understand web and mobile usage better, such as what times of day people browse, how long they stay on websites and use apps and what types of sites and apps are popular or possibly not .
Here are my favorites (install all of them and earn $400/year or more)
– Smart Panel This panel is open to everyone and once you’ve downloaded the app, they will give you $5. If you keep it installed for at least two weeks, you’ll earn another $10. And then for every month that you keep the Smart App installed, you’ll get another $5. All total, you can earn up to $75 for the 1st year!
– Nielsen Mobile Panel If you have a smartphone, this Nielsen panel will pay you $50/year to keep this app on your cell phone and browse the web like you normally do.
– MobileXpression for Android – After you’ve installed this app for one week, you get to play an instant rewards game for a prize (everyone wins something). I won a $25 Amazon gift card, but some of the other prizes include iPads & Samsung TVs.
– SavvyConnect You can earn $5 per device (phone, tablet or computer) for each month SavvyConnect is installed. That’s a total of up to $180 per year to help rank the most popular sites and apps. Make sure you keep it installed at least a month to get your first $5 per device.
– Digital Reflection Panel