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You've already spent so much money for your phone, and now you're spending too much money on your phone -- between online and in-app purchases. It's about time you made some of that money back using your phone.

With the following eight moneymaking apps for iOS and Android devices, making money has never been easier. You'll be paid to do quick and easy things like completing surveys, tracking your healthy habits, taking photos, and even buying new items.

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1. InboxDollars Surveys

Everyone has an opinion, but InboxDollars Surveys (Android, iOS) users actually earn money for theirs by completing surveys in the app that help companies and brands. The more you answer, the more cash rewards you can expect.

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2. Surveys On The Go

Surveys On The Go (Android, iOS) also pays you to complete surveys on behalf of major companies. Sign up for notifications and get invited to complete quick paid questionnaires about entertainment, ads, products, current events, and more, as soon as they become available. Surveys On The Go also promises to protect your privacy and never sell your personal info.

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3. Ibotta

They say you have to spend money to make money, and that's certainly true with Ibotta (Android, iOS), the app that allows you to earn cash back rewards on the purchases you're already making from major retailers like Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Costco, CVS, eBay, Groupon, Hotels.com, Jet.com, Kohl's, Lowes, Petco, Safeway, Target, Trader Joe's, Walgreens, Walmart, Whole Foods, World Market, and more.

 You'll get up to $20 in welcome bonuses to start using the Ibotta app and get paid for your purchases via PayPal or Venmo.

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4. Ebates

No online purchase should ever be made without consulting Ebates (Android, iOS) first. Ebates offers cash back at over 2,500-plus stores, including Amazon, Groupon, Macy's, Target, and Walmart; a $10 bonus for your first purchase; and plenty of coupons and deals.

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5. Sweatcoin

If you're a walker or need an incentive to start, the Sweatcoin (Android, iOS) app, which pays you per step, is for you. Sweatcoin provides you with sweatcoins based on your step count that you can then use to buy things from the company's marketplace. You can also inspire your friends to join you or just simply show off about how thin and rich you've gotten on Snapchat directly from the app.

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6. Achievement

Achievement (Android, iOS) also enables you to earn extra cash via PayPal or direct deposit for easily tracking steps, as well as logging food, meditation sessions, sleep, and miles biked by linking your Fitbit, Strava, or Stop, Breathe, Think, apps. Best of all, you'll also get the satisfaction of knowing that you're contributing to cutting-edge health research.

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7. Money App

The Money App (Android, iOS) pays you money via PayPal for completing short and quick tasks, including giving opinions, checking store displays, mystery shopping, testing services, and completing free trials.

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8. Foap

Everyone loves your Instagram feed, but where's the money for your troubles? The Foap (Android, iOS) app helps you turn your glorious photos into extra cash. Just upload that impressive photo collection to the Foap Market and wait for well-known brands like Absolut Vodka, AirAsia, Bank of America, Nivea, Pepsi, and Volvo Group to pay for them. To maximize exposure, so you get more sales, Foap will also distribute your photos through partners like Getty Images. Foap will pay you 50 percent of the commission for each sale, and you'll get your payout via a PayPal deposit.

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Joshua is an editor for CNET's Download.com. He covers the mobile tech and apps that power our lives and interviews celebrities about their favorite apps. Previously, he worked as an editor at Healthline and Gay.com and as a contributing writer for Mac Directory, MacAddict, SF Weekly, SF Examiner, and SF Chronicle.