Trusted and Easy Ways To Earn Using Just a Smartphone in India

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Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could earn some extra cash every month? Wouldn’t it be even more wonderful if you could do that just by your smartphone? If we have a yes from you on both of these questions, then this article is the only thing you need. We will list down some of the best websites and ways to earn extra money in a socially reputable way just by using your smartphone.

Also read: Quick ways to earn money online from computer and good internet connection

In our previous articles, we have extensively covered freelancing and gig economy, and the fine difference between them. What is the gig economy and why is it booming?

The response we received was terrific. However, there are a lot of people who don’t have access to a computer because of their non- IT background. To answer their questions, and to help everyone who finds using a smartphone more convenient, we have made this list after extensive research.

1) App Testing:

We have already covered website testing in a previous article. But, if you don’t want to use a laptop, you can become an app tester instead. All you need to do to begin is register with an app testing platform. You will then be required to install different apps, browse them, and give suggestions on various metrics. You should have the skill of writing concise and precise reviews. There are a lot of developers and organizations that hire app testers to streamline their software. Some of them are listed here:

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2) Social Media Influencer:

You don’t need to be a celebrity with thousands and millions of followers to become an influencer. Increasingly, more and more brands are reaching out to micro or nano influencers who garner the complete trust of their followers. This is your step by step guide to become a micro/nano influencer.

  1. Select a niche to work on.
  2. Optimize your social media profiles.
  3. Know your audience
  4. Create relevant content.
  5. Be Consistent and Regular
  6. Engage with your followers.
  7. Reach out to brands for collaborations.

Tag Mango is one such site where you can register yourself as an influencer. Instagram and TikTok are popular platforms where people are becoming micro/nano influencers and earning money through collaborations/sponsored posts.

3) Language Tutor:

There are a lot of people in the non-English speaking world who want to enhance their English proficiency. If you can speak fluent English and have access to an internet-connected smartphone, then you can register yourself on a lot of e-tutoring apps. Nice Talk is one such app that pays you up to $10/hour for video conferencing in English.

Besides using dedicated apps like Nice Talk, you can even advertise locally and teach a language to people via Zoom/Skype/Hangouts on weekends and charge on an hourly basis.

4) Selling Pictures Online

You can sell the pictures you click on your smartphone to earn up to Rs 300 per picture. A mobile application ‘Foap‘ is an option you can check to begin with. Payment is made via Paypal.

Dreamstime and Shutterstock are other popular choices users have.

5) Reselling Products Online:

Meesho app is a pioneer in the reselling of products in India. You can browse through a catalog of lakhs of products that you will get for wholesale prices. You can then resell them to people at the market rate and keep the margin with you. Meesho is a household name in India because of its credibility and profit-making potential.

6) Online Surveys:

Although survey sites require patience from the user’s end, they can become a source of useful extra income. The trick is to register for 10-15 survey sites so that you don’t run out of work. Some of the best survey sites in India are:


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Satyam Srivastava
Satyam is an undergraduate student at Hansraj College, Delhi. He loves to read about a myriad of topics and then write and debate on them. He has a keen interest in following the global sociopolitical developments and their impact on various facets of human lives. He also writes prose and poetry in both his native language, Hindi and English