Online Passive Income in 2017

Hey there income streamers! Last year I gave you guys a pretty comprehensive rundown of what I was using to earn income online. Its easy to see that a lot in the world has changed since then – economically, politically and socially. The world of online income is no different. Here are the services I’m using today, and how you can leverage them to your advantage as well.

  1. Lockscreens – As I wrote about last week, lockscreens are the primary way I earn online income. If you’re not interested in reading all of last week’s post, the main takeaway is that using the four most popular ones together (Adme, Smores, Fronto and Slidejoy) can earn you $10.50 a month! Check out the post for special referral codes that will give both you and me a bonus.
  2. ebesucher – ebesucher is a German autosurfing site that allows you to earn money simply for letting the site run in a separate tab. It can earn you as much as $3 a day and it takes no effort! I have found it to be consistent and trustworthy as an earner. Run it on multiple devices to earn even more!
  3. Mobile Performance Meter – Mobile Performance Meter is a data collection app which you install and consent to researchers observing how you operate your phone. It does not affect my battery life and pays a simple 10 cents per day. I enjoy it because its easy money for me, and I do not mind giving up that information, but you should definitely read through the terms and conditions to understand what you’re consenting to!
  4. Panel App – Panel App is an app for your phone which tracks where you travel and what businesses you visit. It will ask an occasional one question survey about your experience at the business. The questions are so easy that I consider this app passive, and I gain $35 a year using it!

Those are all the passive methods I have earning for me now. I’m hoping to explore pedometer apps that pay you to walk around and get fit. Do you have experience with these? What passive earning methods do you use in 2017? Let me know in the comments!

Paid Lockscreens: the Ultimate Guide to Making Money From Your Phone’s Lockscreen

I drive past a billboard on my way to work each morning that always makes me think: who is getting paid to let a sign up? Someone owns that board, and for literally no work, they get passive income for letting an advertiser post on it. That kind of income seems like quite the set-up to me, so I was excited to learn I can do the same on my phone! After seeing articles online discussing this possibility, I decided to create my own comprehensive guide to the best paid lockscreen apps out there.

Paid lockscreen apps are simple: you download an app, and when you unlock your phone, the app shows you an ad which you can easily swipe away. In turn the app pays you on either a daily or monthly basis. Without further ado, here’s the list of one’s I’ve used, and my thoughts on each:

  1. Adme – My personal favourite lockscreen app. Adme shows me one ad on my phone screen, and I swipe right to unlock. Its very simple and pays roughly $3 per month for me. They also have a generous referral program that will give both you and I a bonus-you get to start with a free $3.00 balance! Use my code vPTmE0i4BX for the special bonus.
  2. Smores – Coming in at a close second is Smores! Another simple and profitable lockscreen. Smores pays you ten cents every day you unlock your phone at least once-this is a good advantage to balance out lockscreens that pay you per swipe, since it will pay you ten cents regardless of how much you use your phone that day. They also have a strong referral program that starts you off with $1.50 for using a referral code. Mine is U0GZQR if you’d like that bonus!
  3. Fronto – The third lockscreen app I’ve tried is Fronto. Fronto pays you 20 points-which equates to roughly a cent – every hour in which you unlock your phone. For me, that equates to about fifteen cents a day. Just like the other apps, you swipe right after viewing one ad! I like Fronto because it pays more if I happen to use my phone more that day, but given the nature of my student-employee lifestyle, there can be entire six hour stretches where I don’t use my phone, hurting earnings. They also let you customise your referral code for a personal touch 🙂 Use mine for a free 1250 points! STEVESINCOME
  4. Slidejoy – The last lockscreen app we’ll look at today is Slidejoy. The perks of Slidejoy are a long history of confirmed payments and a trustworthy reputation. Slidejoy invented the paid lockscreen business model, and continues to be one of the first recommendations for a paid lockscreen. Unfortunately, they have also leveraged this high reputation to pay lower earnings than the other three major paid lockscreens. Personally, I average out to $1.50 per month using Slidejoy. Its definitely worth having on my phone, but it’d be nice to be earning roughly $3 a month from each app. Their referral program is also weak. I haven’t seen any reward for referring others.

That’s all for this list. If you were to use all four of these apps, like I do, you could be pulling in $10.50 a month-for zero work! I’m starting to feel like a billboard owner myself.

Do you know any solid lockscreens? Have your experiences with these lockscreens differed from mine? Let me know in the comments section!

That’s all for this week. Stay tuned for more posts on setting up income streams and building your way to financial independence, one trickle of income at a time.