Friday, 26 July 2013

Nielsen Android appEarn £50/year to let an app track your phone

Nielsen Android appEarn £50/year to let an app track your phone

Quick stats
  • Who's it good for? Anyone with an Android phone who wants easy cash.
  • Typical earnings: £5/month.
  • Payment method: Amazon and other gift vouchers.
  • How much you need to earn before it pays: £5
  • Feed back: Nielsen
It's the Android app that pays you for nowt. Market research firm Nielsen gives gift vouchers for letting it track your smartphone's normal activity. MoneySavers report that they can't even tell it's running, and typically grab £50 a year.

Just sign up to the Nielsen Mobile Panel, install the free app and log in on your phone. Then just do what you would do normally. Nielsen says it's currently working on an iPhone version of the app too.

The company pays in vouchers, including Amazon, John Lewis, Boots and Debenhams (do read our Gift voucher warning first). It doesn't pay automatically - you need to log on to claim rewards.

How much can you make?

The app pays up to £50 per year, and most MoneySavers earn £5ish a month. There's no trick to boost this – you just have to use the phone as you normally would. Forumite im-lost says: "I've been using Neilsen for nearly 18 months, and it's mostly £5 points a month, although there have been a couple of £10s credited."

What will Nielsen do with my data?
How much mobile data will it use?