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Tech Now: Surprising Ways To Make Money Online

(Photo: Jennifer Jolly for USA TODAY) Buy things (and save) Clipping coupons can be a pain, but a new wave of couponing apps is here to help us save money and even get cash rewards just for doing the shipping! Ibotta works lets you buy products listed in the app, take a photo of your receipt with your smartphone and get cash rewards deposited into your PayPal account. Ibotta also asks you to watch ads, answer poll questions, or do other small tasks to earn your savings. SavingStar is a similar rewards program, but it ties into your grocery or pharmacy’s rewards card to track your purchases, so you don’t have the hassle of scanning receipts but on the downside, it works only with a select range of stores. Both of these apps are easier than clipping coupons, and the small savings ($0.25 to $1.00 seems the most common) will add up over time. Antengo connects you with others in your area who want to buy or sell products. (Photo: Jennifer Jolly for USA TODAY) Have a yard sale … from your smartphone Yard sales are a great way to earn some extra cash, but they can be a hassle to set up and run. So instead, why not take a picture of what you want to sell on your smartphone and offer it up on the online classified service Antengo ?
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How to make money from free apps: turn your free application into a gold mine – PC Advisor

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But if you have an app – or an idea for an app – that is just great, you can still make it pay. And you don’t even have to charge upfront for your work. None of what follows is guaranteed to work, but is intended as food for thought. Inspiration for how you can make your app-fortune, or at least give it the best possible chance of success. (See also: Best Android apps. ) 1. Make money from free apps: in-app advertising The most simple way to ‘monetise’ a free app is to add in advertising. Indeed, it is an established structure to have a free ‘lite’ version of an app with an upgrade option that removes the ads – we outline that below. Of course makers of free apps may not be best placed to employ teams of advertising salespeople, but they don’t need to. Using mobile ad networks such as InMobi and AdMob or even Google’s own ad-serving service is simple.
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