It’s been just three months since our previous post, 5 Must-Have Apps for Making Money, but we’re already back with three more apps that pay you cash and rewards.

And here’s a bit of good news. As more and more market research goes mobile, the apps are getting easier to use and offering an ever wider variety of ways to earn.

Now, instead of scrolling through Facebook in the checkout line at the grocery store, you can use your time to earn by taking surveys, taking pics and chatting, or even doing nothing! Let’s take a look.

1. QuickThoughts

Despite the massive number of apps in the iOS App Store and Android Marketplace, few are dedicated to taking surveys. For this reason, QuickThoughts is a refreshing change of pace.

And while there are many “mobile friendly” survey sites, they’re usually slower and clunkier than an app. You will find taking surveys with QuickThoughts both easy and fun. In no time, you’ll be redeeming points for iTunes and Amazon gift cards.

Plus, the app offers push notifications so you’ll never miss an earning opportunity. Just click, tap, or swipe and you can earn valuable rewards answering fun questions while in line at the post office or wherever you happen to be.

2. YourWord

A newer kid on the block, YourWord offers you plenty of innovative ways to earn money with your mobile device. The YourWord mobile app isn’t really built for straight surveys, but the tasks you can participate in pay just the same!

For example, you may be asked to snap and share a picture of the ads you notice on the way to work. Or, hop on a chat and chat about your hopes and dreams for a brand new product. This is an ideal way to make a few bucks waiting in a checkout line or just strolling around town.

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3. Smart Panel

Want to know one of the easiest ways to earn ever? It’s Smart Panel. This free mobile app is a true “passive income” opportunity. All you need to do is keep it running in the background on your device, just like Nielsen Digital Voice.

You’ll earn a quick $15 when you download and install the Smart Panel mobile app and keep it for a week. Then, you’ll earn an easy $5 for every month you keep the app on your device.

Smart Panel anonymously tracks what you do on your phone, like how much time you spend on Facebook. But don’t worry, they won’t tell anyone. Operated by the prestigious Verto Analytics market research firm, you can be sure they take your privacy very seriously.

Closing Thoughts

Chances are you got started with paid surveys because you thought it’d be an easy way to earn a little extra income. Unfortunately, you may have found it takes a little more work than you thought. Hopefully, you’ll find these and the five money making apps from our previous post make it incredibly easy to earn, even while you’re on the go.

Stay tuned for more apps that pay you cash and rewards.

P.S. Do you already use one or more of these apps? Don’t forget to share your experience and write a review about QuickThoughts , YourWord , or Smart Panel.