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Are you wondering how to get free PayPal money? So are a lot of people, that's why I decided to make this ultimate list of ways to earn free PayPal cash.
While some of the sites, apps, etc. listed here can pay you in other ways (sometimes with a better exchange rate), they all offer the option to get paid via PayPal which is what I'm going to focus on in this list, after all, this is meant to be the ultimate list of ways to get free PayPal money.
Also, this list is only going to include ways to earn money via PayPal without having to spend anything. In case you're interested, here are the best rebate apps that can provide you with cash back when you shop.
Please note, this page is a work in progress and I will update it from time to time as I continue to learn of new ways to get free money on PayPal. Speaking of which, if you know of a website, app, or some other means I haven't listed below that pays you via PayPal, feel free to contact me to let me know and I'll consider adding it to the list.
Now on to the list...
Swagbucks is a reward website and collection of Android and iOS apps that allows you to earn money by doing simple things such as watching videos, taking surveys, signing up for various offers, etc. Each task pays you a set amount of Swagbucks ("SB" for short) which are equal to $.01 each.
The awesome thing about Swagbucks is that there's so many different ways to easily make money with them. For example, I was recently paid to sign up for a one month membership to a popular entertainment website.
This was great because not only did I quickly (only took a few minutes to sign up) make some easy money, I actually ended up using the website quite a bit to watch a favorite show of mine.
Swagbucks always seems to have some great offer like this that essentially pays you to do things you'd consider doing anyway. How can you beat that?! (Answer: You can't, you can't beat that)
Once you've done enough activities and have 2,500 SB in your account (it goes by fast), you can cash out via a $25 PayPal transfer. The money should then appear in your PayPal account within 10-14 business days.
Overall, Swagbucks is a great resource to have in your quest to earn free PayPal money. In fact, it's currently #1 on my 2017 list of top apps that pay.
Qmee is a browser extension (works in Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari) that actually pays you to search. Once installed, you go about searching the web like you normally would and occasionally you'll see the Qmee sidebar appear.
In it, you'll see relevant search results along with a monetary value of clicking said result(s). If you choose to click the ad (you should only click on ads you're genuinely interested in), you'll earn the stated amount of money which will quickly appear in your Qmee account.
Once you have accumulated at least $1.00, you can request the money be transferred to your PayPal account.
It's basically like getting free PayPal money to search the web which is probably something you do everyday for free anyway.
Adme is a lockscreen app that pays you to display ads on your phone. Each time you turn your phone on, you'll see ads which you'll need to swipe away to access your phone's home screen.
Once you have $10.00 in your account, you can request to get paid via PayPal. It's super simple and an easy way to make some extra cash.
In addition to the lockscreen, Adme has two other apps that also pay you to use them. The first one is Adme Browser which is a web browser that displays ads as you browse the web.
The second one is Adme Social which I haven't used before so I'm not sure exactly how it works but I'm guessing it acts as a Twitter, etc. client that displays ads while you tweet, post, etc.
All three apps pay into your one Adme account so there's no need to set up a different account for each app.
SlideJoy is another lockscreen app for Android that allows you to basically earn free money by allowing them to display advertisements on your phone.
Like Adme, SlideJoy is a very passive app as once it's installed, you don't have to do much other than use your phone like you normally would. If you want, SlideJoy does have the option to earn additional money by taking surveys, downloading apps, and playing scratch offs.
I've only ever done the scratch offs which just require you to view an ad to play. There pretty easy so if you have some time to kill, I'd recommend trying them out.
You can cash out once you reach the equivalent of $2.00 in your account.
Like the previous two apps mentioned, Fronto is a lockscreen app for Android that pays you to view ads via an additional screen that's displayed when you turn your phone on.
You can only earn points every so often (I believe it's once an hour) with Fronto via the lockscreen but In addition to the lockscreen function, Fronto also allows you to earn by downloading/trying out apps.
You can request payment once you have 3,375 points which is equivalent to $1.00.
Free Eats is a program that allows you to get free PayPal money instantly. The way it works is they pay you to receive ads via text messages.
The cool thing about Free Eats is they'll pay you $1.00 just to sign up.
After you're signed up and received your $1.00, you can expect to occasionally receive text messages as long as you're part of the program. While I really like the idea of this program, the text messages are very few and far between (at least for me, your results may vary).
I've been signed up for well over a year and have probably received less than 5 paid texts. That being said, they really do pay and the payments are very fast so it really doesn't hurt to sign up and at least get a few bucks for free.
Like Free Eats, 1Q pays you to receive text-based advertisements. Unlike Free Eats though, they don't pay you just for signing up.
Even so, it doesn't take long to sign up and any paid texts you do get is essentially free money. That being said, just like with Free Eats, getting a text does seem to be rare.
I've been signed up for a while now and have yet to receive my first paid text. I'm sure eventually I'll get a paid text from them though so I don't mind spending a minute or two to sign up and install the app.
As the name implies, My Surveys On The Go pays you to take surveys on your smartphone. The app is available for both Android and iOS and you can cash out once you have at least $10 in your account.
I've cashed out multiple times with them so I can verify that they do pay and the payments are pretty fast. Unfortunately though, the surveys seem to have really slowed down recently as I'm pretty sure I used to get more in the past.
While most of the surveys you can expect to receive pay less than $1, a few do pay pretty well. These tend to pay $10 or even $15 though they are obviously much more involved than the ones that pay you only a fraction of that.
Still, I'd highly recommend you sign up for MYSOTG as it's extremely likely you'll be able to earn at least a few dollars through the app.
Qriket is an app for iOS and Android that allows you to win free PayPal cash by correctly predicting which color a virtual wheel will land on. There are only two colors to choose from, Gold and Blue, and you are allowed to switch colors before each spin.
In order to get spins you have to either watch ads through the app, or get a free spin code by following Qriket's various social media accounts. You can read my full Qriket review to find out more.
While not guaranteed to win every time, Qriket is a pretty easy way to make a little extra money on the side and like most of those listed here, hardly takes any time.
Perk is a collection of apps (and two websites) that reward you for interacting with them by doing things like watching videos (Perk TV), playing games (JetPack Jorney), unlocking your phone (Unlock & Win), etc.
In all, there are 10 Perk apps that pay you in what are known as Perk Points which can be redeemed for PayPal cash once you have at least $0.25 worth of Points.
Perk TV is my favorite of the Perk apps and is the one you can earn the most with without doing too much "work". Once you select a video, the other videos in the category will continue to play on their own with only the occasional check to make sure you're still watching.
By far, Perk TV is the best way to get paid to watch videos and I highly recommend it as it's a super easy way to get some extra cash.
There you have it, the best ways to get free PayPal money. Like I said earlier, this list will be updated every so often so check back here from time to time to discover more ways to earn some extra cash.
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