4 Fun Ways to Make Extra Cash With Your Smartphone

Put your smartphone to work!
Whether you’re looking to earn a full time income online or just make a little extra pocket cash, here are 4 Fun Ways to Make Extra Cash with Your Smartphone!

(This post contains some affiliate links. I will receive a small commission at absolutely no extra cost to you if you make a purchase after clicking one of these links. Thanks so much!)

Clear your clutter and fill your wallet.
eBay has been around a good while now, and you can sell almost anything imaginable using this popular auction site.

Download the free app, set up your account, and start selling right away.

The app is easy to use, and you can list a bunch of items pretty quickly. Use your phone camera to take pictures of your items. Describe your items honestly taking care to use relevant keywords to make finding your item easier for prospective buyers.

Get notifications right away when a buyer sends you a question about an item and anytime you make a sale. You can even download prepaid shipping labels to make shipping your item less of a hassle.

This is a great way to make some quick cash in your spare time while cleaning out your closets. And you can do it right on your phone.


If you are anything like me, you probably snap dozens of random pictures with your smartphone everyday. So why not give those smartphone pics a chance to earn you some cash?

I recently discovered and started using the Foap app, but it has actually been around for several years now.

Basically you download the app, set up your profile, and just start creating a portfolio by uploading your best photos. Foap offers them for sale to interested clients as stock photos in the Foap Marketplace.

Clients purchase licenses from Foap allowing them to use your photos for $10 each. Foap splits the sale with you 50/50. So you receive $5 via Paypal every time one of your photos sells.  And you can sell the same photo an unlimited number of times. Talk about earning potential!

Want the opportunity to make much more than $5 with your photo? Give one of Foap’s Missions a try. Missions are like photo contests hosted by a client who is looking for a specific type of photograph. Foap Mission Winners receive at least $100 (and often more) in return for their picture.
Foap also adds a social aspect for its users (known as “Foapers”). Foapers rate each other’s photos using a 5 star rating system. Higher rated photographs are more likely to sell in the Marketplace. You can find friends, follow other photographers for inspiration, and comment on each other’s photos.
There is even a way to make money off of other Foaper’s photos! Organize the pictures you find on Foap into albums on your profile. If a client purchases someone else’s pic from your album, you receive $0.25 for helping the client find the photo they need, and the original Foaper who uploaded the pic still gets their full $5. Definitely a win/win situation!

Stock photography is a very competitive business, so you probably won’t make a ton of money this way. But if you are going to be taking pictures with your smartphone anyway, you might as well give Foap a try. It only takes a few quick taps to upload, caption, and tag each photo you want to offer for sale.
Get started by downloading the free app here.

Download the Swagbucks app where you can watch videos, answer surveys, discover special offers, search the web, get notified when new Swag Code bonuses are released, invite your friends to join, and redeem the rewards you have earned along the way.

By using the Swagbucks app on your phone in your spare time, you can conveniently earn a variety of gift cards or even PayPal cash.


Yes, you can most definitely run a blog from your smartphone. If you haven’t yet, read this article I wrote. It is full of tips and app suggestions for blogging from your phone.
The easiest way to make extra cash from blogging is through affiliate marketing.
As an affiliate you can include specially coded links to a company’s products on your blog and then receive a commission whenever a customer clicks that link and makes a purchase. Amazon’s affiliate program is so easy to set up, and you instantly have over a million products at your disposal to advertise!

For example:

Let’s say you are learning to play the violin (like I am), and you want to blog about that. You could go to the Amazon Affiliate site and search for items that someone who is reading your violin blog might want to purchase. Maybe you mention in your post that you bought a practice mute like this one  so you could practice at 6:00 a.m. without disturbing your neighbor in the apartment beside you (true story). See how I just left that handy little affiliate link right in the text of my post?

Or you can be really cool and easily create an ad link complete with a picture of the item like this:
Either way, if someone clicks over to shop on Amazon from the affiliate links I have put on my blog, I receive a commission for any purchases they make within a certain timeframe (even if their purchase does not include the item I advertised!).

There are many professional bloggers who earn a nice full time income, and there is no reason you couldn’t at the very least make some pocket change for yourself by blogging for fun from your smartphone!

So there you have it!
4 Fun Ways to Make Extra Cash With Your Smartphone

What are some other ways you have made a little extra spending money with your phone? Share in the comments!

My Word for 2017

Happy New Year 2017!
I never seem to be able to keep up the momentum when I make New Year’s resolutions. There are always so many things I want to accomplish and so many areas of my life that I want to make better all it once. It is easy to fall off the wagon early on and get discouraged until a new year rolls around again.
I don’t know about you, but I am tired of this cycle of discouragement.
So this year I am doing something a bit different. I have chosen one word and a Scripture to be my focus for 2017.
My word is…
When I looked at what my personal goals are for the year, I saw a definite need for more self-discipline in my life. Things like committing to getting up earlier in the morning to spend time with the Lord, finding ways to save more money, eating healthier meals, exercising more regularly, being more diligent with my homemaking, and learning to play violin are all going to take an extra measure of discipline on my part.
When I think about this kind of discipline, I think of having self control, exercising healthy restraint, developing good habits, practicing delayed gratification, and persevering through tough times.
To go along with my word for the year, I have also chosen an encouraging Scripture to keep in mind along the way.
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14
In other words, Paul (the author of this Scripture) recognized that he still had a lot of room for growth in his life. But rather than dwell on his failures and shortcomings or get overwhelmed with trying to do everything at once, Paul determines that he will do just one thing. He will forget the mistakes of the past and embrace the future with it’s brand new opportunities to become a better man and a better follower of Christ. He makes up his mind to simply focus on pressing forward.
I’m a lot like Paul in this case. I can look back at this year, and I definitely see so much that I want to change. I need to improve in so many areas. But I will take Paul’s advice to simply focus on one thing.
There are many Scriptures that speak about discipline and self control. The Bible tells Christians to deny themselves, take up their crosses, and follow Jesus. I’m looking forward to spending time alone with the Lord this year finding these Scriptures and taking a fresh look at how I can apply them practically in my daily life.

How about you? Do you make New Year’s Resolutions or set yearly goals? How do you stay focused past the first week of January? If you could just pick one word or one thing to focus on for this year, what would it be? Leave a comment below!