If you’re looking for an app with an excellent rating on Google Play that promises to help you make extra cash, then this one might look promising. But can you really make money with the CashApp App? Here is what I found out over the course of my research.
The CashApp App has been downloaded over 100,000 times, and has an excellent Google Play rating of 4.6 Stars.
The app basically works by giving you cash for trying free apps, which is certainly not an altogether new concept. A lot of apps that promise to give you free cash operate with this principle in mind, and this is a fairly common category in the search for ways to earn extra money on-the-go. Another common type of app for making money is survey-related apps like Swagbucks.
Obviously, these types of apps tend to suffer from similar downsides, while they also provide some excellent strengths.
The biggest downside to such apps is that they can tend not to pay enough for the work you need to do to earn enough cash to make them viable. For better pay, try this.
But they also tend to come with a very positive upside. They allow you to work on your own and earn extra cash wherever you are, whenever is convenient for you.
But can CashApp manage to balance the upsides and downsides to provide an experience that will make it work?
Here is what I discovered.
Opening Up CashApp For The First Time
This is the first thing I saw upon opening CashApp for the first time.
I was awarded 30 credits for joining, which was pretty awesome!
Very soon after, I arrived at what seemed to be the ‘main hub’ of the app. Here is a screenshot of what it looked like.
Apparently, what I was looking at here were offer walls that provided different types of experiences for users… or at least, a different variety of offers to take advantage of. I clicked on one of them, and was then taken to this part of the app.
This offer wall contained quite a few different apps that I could download and use to earn points. These ranged in value from around 50 points to almost 6,000 points! But of course, some of them required you to put some serious time into the app before you could get the points.
For example, one app required you to install it, and play until you could upgrade your HQ to a level 10 (it was a gaming app). But as a reward for this, the app promised to give you almost 6,000 points!
Another app, valued at 210 points, just required you to install it and open it to earn the points—so the values really ranged across the board.
I did some calculating, and figured that I could probably easily earn about 600 points a day, if I spent a bit of my free time on it (waiting in line, sitting in the bathroom, waiting for my kids to get ready to go out for dinner, etc.).
Installing apps is the easy part. It is opening them up and running them that takes time.
But I wanted to figure out what my income potential could be with this kind of point-gaining speed available… so that’s what I looked into next.
How Much Money Could I Actually Earn With The CashApp App?
To figure this out, I went to the ‘Payouts’ section located at the very bottom of the app. Figuring out how the points converted to real-world money was pretty easy. Here’s a screenshot of the Payouts screen.
So, basically, 1,000 points equals $1. So at 600 points a day (which would take me about 15-30 minutes, depending on exactly what I’m trying to do) I could earn approximately $0.60 per day, which would equate to about $1.20 an hour.
As you can see, this is a pretty low per-hour rate, but not the worst that I’ve seen. Another good thing about this app was that it provided a lot of offers that you could take advantage of to earn cash. Some apps like this don’t offer nearly as many offers, so the long-term earning potential of this app was actually pretty good.
As you could see, the payouts are all managed through PayPal, which is pretty awesome. PayPal does take a cut out of these types of transactions, but not a very big one.
But now, I was curious to see what other users thought about the app. So I decided to do a quick read-through of some Google Play reviews before weighing in with my final opinion.
Here’s what they said.
Taking A Look At The Google Play Reviews For The CashApp App
After taking a look at the Google Play reviews, I will admit that I was impressed. People seem to love this app. They say that it’s easy, fast, and provides an awesome opportunity to earn extra cash. A few people expressed frustration over some glitchy-type stuff, but honestly, I didn’t even see enough of these types of reviews to really take them too seriously.
It seems that the CashApp App works really well, for the most part. It also seems like people are responding well to it. If they keep going like this, you can expect to see a lot more downloads in the future, because they seem to be doing an excellent job of keeping people engaged and entertained.
The app doesn’t seem to offer incredible amounts of money if you calculate how much you can earn per-hour… but on the flipside, a lot of people are saying that it is also fun to use. I think that people enjoy downloading the apps and trying them out—and therein lies a really good point about apps like this.
Sometimes, if the app does everything well and avoids frustrating glitches, it can be a lot of fun to download and try out new games and apps… so that provides a bit of extra appeal.
At this point, I felt like I had learned enough about the app to figure out if I would be leaving it on my phone or not. Obviously, my first criteria always has to do with how much cash I can earn… but I also want to know that earning the money isn't going to take a super-long time.
With that being said, here is my personal, official opinion of CashApp.
Can You Make Enough Cash With The CashApp App To Make It Worth The Time?
I actually liked a lot of things about this app. I liked that it worked well, that it paid well (in comparison to other apps in its category), that it had such a good reputation, and that it offers more than enough apps to keep you busy earning points in the long-term.
Cashing out through PayPal is relatively easy, and it seems like people are having legitimate positive experiences with it.
I am going to go out on a limb here and say that I might keep this one around for a while. This is pretty unheard of, because usually apps like this just don’t pay enough to make it worth your time.
And to be super honest, this app didn’t offer enough to impress me—but it did seem to offer more than usual, and it is probably one of the best apps in its category that I have found yet.
I can’t say for sure that I will keep using it long term, but it does deserve some extra time. There is obviously a limit to exactly how much extra cash you can earn with it, because you can only download apps and play them at a certain speed. The hourly income is limited because of that… but isn’t most income limited this way anyway?
I seriously doubt that you could even manage to make minimum wage with this app (or even half of that, actually)… but, you can use it anywhere, and therein lies the true beauty of it. You can literally use it anytime—and I would rather be on an app like this earning cash than just twiddling my thumbs if I’m waiting in line or riding along on a long commute.
I do like to download new apps. It's just that apps that pay you to do so don't generally work this well or pay you enough to make it worth your time.
I don’t know… I was just a bit impressed with it. It’s not substitute for a side-business or a more serious hustle, but it’s a fun way to earn a few bucks here and there… and a few bucks isn’t anything to scoff at!
Our Final Thoughts About The CashApp App
Should you download it and use it on your phone?
Honestly, when you calculate the time spent trying to make money with apps, it rarely works out to be more than a few dollars per hour. Most of the time, you'll only make a few dollars per month. Personally, I think my time is worth more than that!
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