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12 Apps That Will Help You Earn Extra Money in 2017

Who says there’s no such thing as easy money? Plenty of apps allow you to earn quick cash from your smartphone. HTSS, Inc. — one of the top employment agencies in the Lehigh Valley — compiled a list of 12 apps it pays to download.

NCP Mobile

Sign up for the National Consumer Panel, scan your purchases every time you head to the store and earn gift points that can be cashed in for a variety of products. Download NCP mobile for iPhone or Android.


Declutter your home and get paid for it on Letgo. Simply use the app to post unwanted items for sale locally and deliver them by mail or in-person. Download Letgo for iPhone or Android.


Share your mobile browsing data with the MobileXpression market research community and get paid for it. Join MobileXpression to see if your device qualifies, then download the app for iPhone or Android.


You have hundreds — or even thousands — of photos on your phone, so sell them and make money. Upload your photos to Foap and every time you make a sale, you’ll get $5. There’s no limit on the number of times a photo can be sold, so you can really cash in. Download Foap for iPhone or Android.

Field Agent

Get paid to go undercover and collect photos, video and other information from local stores, to make sure they’re providing outstanding customer service. Jobs won’t take much of your time, and they typically pay between $3 to $12 each. Download Field Agent for iPhone or Android.


Earn money and live healthier by setting a weekly goal to exercise more or eat better on Pact. Assuming you achieve your goal, you’ll be paid by members who fall short. Of course, you’ll also have to set an amount you’ll pay other members if you don’t meet your expectations, so there’s your motivator. Download Pact for iPhone or Android.


Traveling with kids means you have to lug tons of stuff with you, which isn’t always easy — especially if arriving by plane. Make it easier on other parents, while earning extra money, by renting baby gear your kids aren’t using to families visiting your city. Download goBaby for iPhone.


Fronto delivers trending articles, flash deals, coupons and information on new apps to your lock screen. Unlock rewards you’re interested, pass if you’re not. Download Fronto for Android.


Secret shop local businesses and earn cash, gift cards and prizes. Download Mobee for iPhone or Android.


Your old textbooks are taking up tons of space, so get more room in your home and make money by selling them on BookScouter. Download BookScouter for iPhone or Android.


Download Ibotta for iPhone or Android. Unlock rebates on the app before your next shopping trip and purchase the products you’ve been assigned at any participating store. Scan the product barcodes, take a picture of your receipt and wait for the cash to arrive in your Ibotta account within 48 hours.


Get paid for all the walking and running you do throughout the day with Bitwalking. Earn walking dollars every day that can be spent in Bitwalking’s in-app marketplace, traded with other users and on purchases with the company’s third-party partners. Download Bitwalking for Android.

Whether you’re looking for a short-term job to earn extra money or want to take the next step in your career, HTSS, Inc. wants to assist. We’ll streamline your search to help you find exactly what you’re looking for — and fast! Contact us today to get started.


CEO Letter

As a staffing and recruitment professional for over  30 years, I have seen many changes in the industry. Over that time, I’ve witnessed a transformation in the way organizations view staffing services. Today, we see more and more companies using staffing services as a strategic tool, rather than just for temporary fill-ins.

At HTSS, Inc., our focus is on helping companies create proactive workforce plans. Our goal is to help our clients use staffing strategically to increase capacity, overcome hiring freezes, access specialized talent, better manage increased workloads, and enhance overall productivity.

For our candidates, we help to uncover truly rewarding job opportunities—jobs that are a match to each candidate’s skills, and jobs that offer key experience and growth potential.

We look forward to strengthening our relationships with our current clients and candidates, as well as forming new and exciting partnerships in the future.


Pat Howells
HTSS, Inc.