5 Video Game Companies That Will Pay You to Try Them out
March 16, 2022

We love to play games online.

They’re super addictive. They’re great time-killers.

But we found ways you can actually make money playing games online.

Especially if you’re just sitting there, waiting at the doctor’s office or the DMV trying to pass the time.

We’ve road-tested some real-deal apps (and weeded out the scams) where you can play games to make and save legit money.

1. Get Paid to Play Bingo

There’s a free iPhone app called Bingo Cash  that pays you up to $80 every time you win bingo.

The game is based on a classic Bingo format — plus tons of variations on the game. You’ll battle it out against other players at your same skill level. Everyone gets the same board and sees the same Bingo balls, so winning is totally a matter of skill. The top three players in a game can win real money — anywhere from $1 to $80.

Over on the App Store, it has a 4.7-star rating (out of 5).

To get started, just download the free app  and start playing your first game immediately.

2. Get Paid $83 When You Play Solitaire 

Lots of us already play Solitaire on our phones for fun or just to pass the time. Want to see if you can win money at it?

There’s a free iPhone app called Solitaire Cash  that pays you up to $83 ever time you win a game.

You might be thinking: There’s got to be a catch. This is definitely one of those spammy apps, right?

Wrong. There really isn’t a catch. Sure, you can pay to play in some higher-stakes tournaments, but there’s no pressure. And, in fact, there aren’t even any annoying ads.

Over on the App Store, it has over a million downloads and more than 15,000 ratings, averaging 4.7 stars (out of 5).To get started, just download the free app  and start playing your first game immediately.

3. Get Paid $225/Month Just for Going down a Rabbit Hole on Your Phone 

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If we told you that you could get paid to watch videos on your computer, you’d probably laugh.

It’s too good to be true, right?

But we’re serious. A website called InboxDollars  will pay you to watch short video clips online. One minute you might watch someone bake brownies and the next you might get the latest updates on Kardashian drama.

All you have to do is choose which videos you want to watch and answer a few quick questions about them afterward.

No, InboxDollars won’t replace your full-time job, but it’s something easy you can do while you’re already on the couch tonight wasting time on your phone.

Unlike other sites, InboxDollars pays you in cash — no points or gift cards. It’s already paid its users more than $56 million.

It takes about one minute to sign up, and you’ll immediately get a $5 bonus  to get you started.

4. Get Paid to Play This Bubble Shooter Game

Lots of us already play games on our phones for fun or just to pass the time. Want to see if you can win money at it?

There’s a free iPhone app called Bubble Cash  that pays you for popping bubbles.

The game is based on a classic bubble-shooter format, and you’ll battle it out against other players within your skill level to see who can clear the board fastest. Everyone gets the same layout, so winning is totally a matter of skill. The top three players who clear their board fastest can win real money — anywhere from $1 to $83.

Over on the App Store, it has more than a million downloads and more than 12,500 ratings, averaging 4.6 stars (out of 5).

To get started, just download the free app  and start playing your first game immediately.

5. Play This Bingo Game Too!

There’s a another free iPhone app called Bingo Clash  that pays you up cash every time you win bingo.

Bingo Clash only matches you with players at your skill level, so it’s totally fair. The faster you mark squares on your sheet, the more points you earn. You’ll also earn powerups that let you mark additional squares, double your points, buy more time and more.

You can cash out your winnings via PayPal or Apple Pay.  You can also play socially with people you know or even match up with strangers with no money involved. 

It’s easy to get started. Just download the free Bingo Clash app to start playing and see how much money you could earn. 

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