7 of the Best Money-Making Apps of 2023

Free apps like Ibotta and Upwork can put more money in your pocket.
Lauren Schwahn
By Lauren Schwahn 
Edited by Courtney Neidel

Many or all of the products featured here are from our partners who compensate us. This may influence which products we write about and where and how the product appears on a page. However, this does not influence our evaluations. Our opinions are our own. Here is a list of our partners and here's how we make money.

For those looking to make money in an easily accessible way, apps provide plenty of avenues to consider. You can use your smartphone to take surveys, pick up a side gig, sell your unwanted stuff and more.

Here’s the scoop on seven free money-making apps. NerdWallet considered apps with at least four stars and 25,000 reviews in both Google Play and the iOS App Store.

7 of the best apps to make money