Get Paid for Your Data With These 14 Data Collection Apps

Big companies and data brokers are scrambling to get their hands on a valuable asset – your online activity. Market research companies analyze user data which provides them with valuable insights into the habits and patterns of the average person.

We've put together a list of the top 14 free apps you can download to make extra money selling your data – most are available on android devices and ios devices.

Tapestri pays you for your location data. And because Large retailers like Lowes want better understand your shopping habits, they will buy your data from Tapestri. So as a reward, Tapestri pays you for this detailed information.


Your internet usage data is collected, pooled, and sold as you use your web browser (don't worry, they protect your information). By sharing your data, you'll become eligible to earn cash and gift cards.

Permission Research

Honeygain will rent out your unused internet bandwidth and use it to gather valuable market research data. According to its website, Honeygain is the first-ever app that allows users to make money online by sharing their Internet connection.


In serving its mission of “improving the mobile internet,” MobileXpression collects data about your internet surfing habits and wants to pay you for it. Yes, it's that simple.


Nielsen Ratings is the original data collector that paid you for your feedback on cable TV shows back in the day. Today, the Nielsen company tracks a different kind of information and is more interested in how you use the internet, TV, and mobile devices.

Nielsen Computer and Mobile Panel

Dosh will you pay you for your consumer data after you shop. Connecting the Dosh app to your credit card accounts lets you earn back cash rewards for shopping. Your data is safe with their 256-bit encrypted security, plus you can get a $10 sign-up bonus.


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