Everyone has a smartphone these days and practically everything you do with it will need an app. But what if you could make some money as you use your favorite apps on your phone? Sounds like a plan, right? Well, it’s easy. In fact, you don’t even need to do a lot, just watch a video or take a survey and there you go. So, how can you get started?

We’ve created a list of a few apps that you can use to make money today.

1. InboxDollars

InboxDollars is a free app that pays you for searching the web. Source: iTunes

InboxDollars is an app that pays you for doing what you love: searching the web. You should however, use their proprietary search engine to qualify. Depending on how active you are, earnings can top 15 cents a day for you.

2. Smart Panel

The Smart Panel is simply designed to collect anonymous data from your phone. It will in a literal sense pay you to download its app for free. The folks there just want to know how much time you are spending on Facebook, or what you are watching and liking on social media. They will use the data for analytics and they will pay for it.

3. Shop Tracker

The Shop Tracker app is designed to understand the experience of online shoppers. You will get paid for sharing your purchases on Amazon. The information will be collected by a reputable market research firm that has been doing this for 20 years so there is no risk of any privacy violation.

4. Swagbucks

Swagbucks pays you to take surveys. Source: Twitter

The Swagbucks mobile app is designed for people who love to take surveys. You’ll be paid for taking legit genuine surveys. More importantly, you will also realize that the questions asked there are very basic so they won’t take a lot of your time.

5. Shopkick

If you are tired of shopping online maybe it’s time to get into a store like Target or Walmart and get paid for buying stuff there. You can use a debit card that is connected to the app to pay for stuff and you will get an extra cash for each purchase.

6. Stash

Stash is an investment app that allows you to put money on various assets as a beginner without too much hassle. Your first download will get you $5 so it’s a nice place to start making a few extra dollars.

7. Decluttr

So you have those old electronics that you no longer use, right? This app allows you to get rid of them. The company buys these electronics and with a special discount code, you will get 10% more of what you’ve traded using the app.

8. Bookscouter

Bookscouter lets you sell your old textbooks easily. Source: Bookscouter

Are old textbooks cluttering your living room? Bookscouter is here for you. The app connects you with old textbook buyers so that you can get rid of these old books and make money while you are at it. It’s such a simple app to use too.

9. QuizXT

QuizXT is designed for the trivia gurus so if you have a lot of knowledge bubbling inside that head of yours, you can turn it into money using this simple app.

10. QuickThoughts

QuickThoughts simply brings a whole new experience in scavenger hunting around your area and the most amazing thing is that aside from the fun you have while playing, you will earn money too.