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Top 10 Moneymaking Apps you need to download now

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Apps that can make you money? It sounds too good to be true, but moneymaking apps do actually exist.

While these apps won’t make you rich, they can earn you some respectable
pocket money or pay for your monthly mobile phone bill. From market research
apps to mobile advertising apps to sharing economy apps, you can download one
or many of these moneymaking apps on your smartphone for you to engage with as
you commute or have some downtime. After all, every dollar counts. 

Something to keep in mind is that among research market moneymaking
apps, be wary of potential scams that ask for a fee to register (stay away) or
over-exaggerate the potential earnings. Look at the app ratings and read the
user reviews. You can also check with the Better Business Bureau to see the
business’s rating and any registered complaints. 

Here are 10 ways to make money using Apps.

Money App

The Money App (available for iOS and Android) is a market research app that
earns you rewards for completing tasks, which include offering opinions,
playing games, checking store displays, mystery shopping, testing services and
participating in free trials. You open an account on the Money App and start
completing tasks to accumulate rewards, which you can, in turn, redeem for cash
using a PayPal account. The beauty of this app is that you can get paid within
two to three working days of redeeming rewards — which is unusual in the world
of market research apps that typically pay once a month or don’t offer cash
rewards at all.

What’s more, the app scores highly (4.8 out of 5) on both Google Play and
iTunes. One reviewer wrote:
“I got my first 10 dollars within 5 days. That’s pretty good for not getting up
off the couch.” Couch potatoes, rejoice; you now have options.

iPoll

The iPoll app (available
for iOS and Android) is a customized market research app that allows you to
earn money through taking market surveys, writing down diaries (of dairy
consumption over three days, for example) and completing missions around retail
(e.g. going to the grocery store). 

You register and are asked some basic information, such as your preferences
and consumer habits, to determine your fit for missions, and then you receive
alerts when there are new missions available based on your preferences and
location. The beauty of this particular market research app is that it’s
customized, so you get alerts for tasks and missions that are suited to your
interests and what you may actually enjoy. 

Users like iPoll, too: It’s rated 4 out of 5 stars on iTunes — and less
glowing 3.1 out of 5 on Google Play. One reviewer wrote, “I like that
there’s usually not any technical difficulties or ‘glitches’…and that the
selection of topics are interesting and fun. … Most of the time, surveys [are]
easy to start and complete; also they’re not exceedingly long!” 

For each survey, mission or diary completed, you earn rewards that can be
redeemed for gift cards, or you can cash out using PayPal. You need only have
accrued $10 to do so. Another perk: You’re automatically entered into a
quarterly sweepstakes to win $10,000 in cash.

Foap

Foap is a moneymaking app
(available for iOS and Android) that allows both professional and amateur
photographers to make extra money selling photos taken on a smartphone. It’s
pretty genius. Basically, it’s a crowdsourcing platform for brands and
advertising and marketing agencies to find and purchase images from Foap’s
registry of more than 2.5 million photographers around the world. 

You register an account, upload your high-quality photos with clear tags,
and the photos get rated by the registered community — the higher the rating,
the higher the photo’s visibility. For each sale, you earn $5, and you can earn
up to $100 per sale. There are also “missions,” where brands and
agencies will make specific requests for images. And recently, those missions
have expanded to include videos. 

The app is well-rated on both iTunes (4.3 out of 5) and Google Play (3.8
out of 5). One reviewer wrote: “I love this app! It’s entertaining, a new
place to share my photos and I have the opportunity to earn money from
them.” 

Fluid Market

Not everyone has a vehicle, and many of us own vehicles that sit idle for
the majority of days. Good news: This sharing economy app, Fluid Market (available for iOS and
Android), allows you to rent out your cargo van, box truck, pickup truck, car
and/or SUV by the hour, day or week.

According to the company’s website, you can make up to $24,000 per year by
renting your truck on Fluid. You can also rent out your tools, such as drills,
saws, hedge trimmers, as well as items that fall into the “Other” category,
which have included miscellaneous things, such as platform shoes, a rowboat and
a tandem two-person bike. 

Users generally like the app. It’s rated 4.5 out of 5 on iTunes and 3.5 out
of 5 on Google Play. One Fluid Market user said, “I love this app. I make
money letting my neighbors use items that just sit around my house. It’s so
easy and I get peace of mind with the insurance.” The vehicle rental system is
set up for convenience for both parties. You, the rentee, can set up a lockbox
on your vehicle so you can rent out your car and not have to be present to hand
over the keys. 

Swagbucks

You make money as soon as you sign up for Swagbucks (available for iOS and
Android) with a $10 sign-up bonus. The boilerplate market research app allows
you to accrue points by taking surveys, shopping online or playing games,
things you can do as you wait in line or have some downtime on your commute.
You can also earn points watching videos. Swagbucks has been rated 4 out of 5
rating on both iTunes and Google Play. 

Perks for this app? Unlike other market research apps that aggregate
third-party surveys, Swagbucks offers numerous opportunities for surveys,
which leads to more opportunities to make cash. Do keep in mind that even
though there are many opportunities for surveys, you will be disqualified from
doing some of them based on your demographics. Another perk is that you can
redeem your points for gifts cards or cash back from PayPal (the cashing out
threshold is 2,500 Swagbucks points, worth $25). Users, for the most part, like
the app. One user wrote, “Great way to earn extra cash during breaks at
work or waiting for an appointment. Who doesn’t have time for that? I use the
points for Amazon gift cards and have cashed out several times in the last year
to spoil myself.”

Slidejoy

Slidejoy (available for Google
Play) pays users for their lock screens. Once it’s installed on your phone,
you’ll start seeing various ads featuring news or advertisers on your lock
screen. You can swipe left to learn more, swipe up for additional ads or swipe
right for the home screen. The good news is you earn passive income regardless
of whether or not you engage with the ads — just think about how many times a
day you have to unlock your phone. If you wanted to earn more, you could do
other things in the app, such as surveys.

You can choose to be paid via Square Cash or PayPal (select “normal”
mode), or you can donate your earnings to charity. The catch is that when you
first sign up, you have to wait approximately three months before you can cash
out. After that, it’s a monthly cash-out payment.

It’s rated a highly respectable 4.3 out of 5 stars on Google Play, and one
reviewer wrote about her experience: “Who doesn’t love free money?! Four Stars
only because they changed the cash-out options.” One downside: Slidejoy has a
rather steep 20 percent cash-out fee.

Bookscouter

“Great way of getting rid of books,” wrote one user of the Bookscouter app (available for iOS and
Android). “I got $170 from selling four books. The highest buyer is automatically
put at the top so you can get the most for your books. I will definitely use
again.” 

The Bookscouter app allows you to earn money by selling your new and old
books. Once you download the app, it’s easy to register (using your email
address or through Facebook or other social networks). Then, start scanning
book barcodes (using your phone’s camera) and see an aggregation of buyback
prices from book-buyers, with the highest buyer at the top. Shipping is
free. 

Reviewers have given Bookscouter their endorsements on iTunes (3.3 out of 5)
and Google Play (3.9 out of 5). However, keep in mind, not all the books
scanned will produce price codes and some of the offers to buy your books
disappear when you follow up. However, as one reviewer said, “Getting paid
even $15 for books I was going to give away seems worth it to me! Clear clutter
AND get some cash.”

Toluna

As a market research app, Toluna (available
for iOS and Android) stands out in the crowd, because users can get paid in
cash using PayPal, and also the app offers rewards for more than just taking
surveys — you can also create your own surveys (e.g. based on current events,
shampoo habits or opinion on latest tech gadget) that can earn you bonus
points. 

Registration is simple, and to get a feel for how you can make the most out
of Toluna, you can watch a webinar on ways you can milk the app. (Look for the
next webinar in your notifications, on the upper-right-hand side of screen,
which tells you about new surveys available.) 

The app is rated 3.8 out of 5 stars on iTunes and 3.3 out of 5 stars on
Google Play. 

“Be patient and persevere! I’ve been here just a bit over a year and it’s
been wonderful. When you get enough points, go to the rewards center and choose
what you like! If you go for cash, I like the PayPal advantage over waiting on
a paper check,” wrote one user on the Toluna community blog. 

Userfeel

The Userfeel app
(available for iOS and Android) allows you to participate in usability tests,
meaning you get paid to visit and explore new websites, perform various simple
tasks on the site and offer recorded feedback and critiques. (There is a
helpful video on the website that provides a clear illustration of
what is expected.) 

Each test lasts 10 to 20 minutes, and you’re paid $10 a test in cash via
PayPal or Payoneer. 

One of the standout features of this app is that you take an initial
“qualifications test,” which records your voice and your screen as you walk
through given tasks. This is a version of what you’ll be doing, but it’s unpaid
and meant to not only test whether the app is working, but also to give you a
rating by the UserFeel team. The better your rating, the more tests that will
be assigned to you. 

The app scored 3.2 out of 5 on Google Play. One UserFeel reviewer wrote,
“I had few issues uploading my video, but their support team was able to help
me recover it, and I got paid for my test. Very easy way to make some extra
money. I can’t wait to [do] another test.” Some of the reviews mentioned
the app crashing as the user was trying to upload the test video, however the
Userfeel support team was responsive in trying to resolve these issues.

Musely

Musely (available for iOS and
Android) is an online community and marketplace app for eco-friendly beauty and
home products, as well as a social platform for women to share and receive
healthy lifestyle advice and tips ranging from parenting to skincare to
fitness. On Musely, you can shop for organic, up-and-coming brands and
eco-friendly products, such as toxin-free nail polish or all-natural
lipstick. 

The way to earn money on the app is to become a “Muse” (basically an
influencer) on the site and create your own store to earn a 20 percent
commission on the sales of the products you recommend. Musely automatically
pays out the 1st and the 15th of each month. 

The app is rated highly on both iTunes (4.7 out of 5) and Google Play (4.2 stars out of 5). One reviewer wrote, “Loads of DIY tips! It’s a great app for health, beauty, crafts and much much more! I’m obsessed!”

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Global Leaders Map strategies for Africa’s Post COVID-19 Recovery at the 4th ALM Virtual Africa Summit 2020

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PORTSMOUTH, United Kingdom, June 29, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- According to a report by the AU, Africa will lose about 20 million jobs in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A study conducted by the global auditing firm McKinsey “Tackling COVID-19 in Africa,” stated that Africa’s economies could experience a loss of between $90 billion and $200 billion in 2020. The scale of disruption caused by COVID-19, which has been further exacerbated by poor health infrastructure in the continent, has been of grave concern to business, political and diplomatic leaders in the continent and beyond. 

In response to the growing concern, and as part of its mandate of evolving solutions to the continent’s challenges, African Leadership Magazine UK organized the 4th annual African Summit with the theme COVID-19: Pathways to Africa’s Economic Recovery and Future Growth.  

The
event which held virtually on the 25th June 2020, assembled global leaders,
including Her Excellency Baroness Patricia Scotland, Commonwealth
Secretary-General; His Excellency Rt. Hon. Ambrose Dlamini, Prime Minister of
Eswatini, Her Excellency Jewel Howard-Taylor, Vice President of Liberia, Lord
Dollar Popat, Member UK House of Lords and UK Prime Minister’s Envoy to Rwanda
and Uganda, among others. 

Her Excellency Baroness Patricia Scotland, Commonwealth Secretary-General

Lending
her voice to the discussion, SG Scotland, in her opening remark, stated that,
“as the nations of the Commonwealth and the world more widely work to
rebuild economic and social fabric and infrastructure, the need for
inclusiveness and resilience will be of utmost concern. Inclusiveness and
resilience have long been Commonwealth watchwords. They are also central to the
2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” 

Continuing,
she maintained that, “I believe they are vital considerations as we set
out to map Pathways to Africa’s Economic Recovery and Growth, and as we move
forward from the massive disruption and dislocation caused by
COVID-19.” 

On his
part, Prime Minister Dlamini averred that “In a nutshell, Eswatini’s
pathway to post COVID-19 recovery is focused on boosting the private sector and
streamlining the fiscal adjustment plan.” He also maintained that, “Early
projections are estimating growth to be around 1.5 per cent with the
implementation of the program.”

“In a
way, this pandemic provides us with the opportunity to institute reforms in Government
with the focus firmly on achieving the milestones articulated in the
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” he said.   

Similarly,
Vice President Taylor, maintained that “Countries and governments are
under obligations to ensure that women and girls survive the surge of violence
against them because everyone is in a survival mode since predators are preying
on the vulnerability of women and girls.”

 “Countries
across Africa are in lockdown mode, and this is having devastating effects on
the continent’s population- a majority of whom have to live below the poverty
line and have to hustle to win bread for themselves. If these people are asked
to stay home, you can imagine what that means for them. The lockdown makes
access to essential social services nonexistent.

VP Howard-Taylor said despite the glomming global picture; policy makers must showcase Africa as the new frontier,” she said. 

Lord
Dolar Popat, on his part, called on African leaders to see COVID-19 crisis as
the best opportunity to change its mindset and position the continent as the
next labour market of the future.

In his
words, “Africa must redesign itself”.

The
publisher and founder of the African Leadership magazine and host of the Africa
Summit 2020, Dr Ken Giami, in his earlier welcome address called on all
stakeholders in the Africa project, including non-African lovers of the
continent, to join hands and build partnerships for Africa’s recovery and
future growth, as the continent navigates the challenges arising from the
COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr
Giami noted that ‘the World as we knew it may have changed forever. Therefore,
as we adjust to the unfolding new normal, I call on all stakeholders of the
Africa project to do the hard work and the smart work required, so we can build
a resilient and sustainable pathway to Africa’s future’.

A panel
discussion on the theme also presented an opportunity for experts to share
their views of Post COVID-19 recovery pathways for the continent. Panelists
were drawn from politics, diplomacy, business and academia. The discussants
include Sen. Manqoba Khumalo, Minister of Commerce & Trade, Kingdom of
Eswatini; Hon. Hamat Bah, Minister of Culture & Tourism, The Gambia; Dr
Christian Lindfeld, Managing Partner, Africa Advisors GmbH; Dr Victor
Oladdokun, Former Director of Communications, African Development Bank; Senyo
Hosi, Chairman Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors, Saul Frazer, CEO Global
Properties, Gambia; and Professor Samuel Edoumiekumo, among others. 

Highlights
of the event included the unveiling of the top 100 COVID-19 Champions; the
launch of the African Business Council; and the presentation of an award to
selected leaders for their exemplary leadership. 

The annual Africa Summit traditionally holds in London UK, but, held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 disruption. The event It is part of African Leadership magazine’s response to the debate on resetting Africa’s development priorities post-COVID-19.

Distributed by African Media Agency (AMA) on behalf of African Leadership Magazine.

About African Leadership Magazine: 
The African Leadership magazine is published by African Leadership (UK) Limited, a company registered in the United Kingdom. The magazine focuses on bringing the best of Africa to a global audience, telling the African story from an African perspective; while evolving solutions to peculiar challenges being faced by the continent today.

Since
its maiden edition, African Leadership Magazine has grown to become a leading
Pan-African flagship leadership-focused publication read by over 1, 000, 000
targeted international investors, business executives, government policymakers,
and multilateral agencies across Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Europe, and
the US. It is distributed at major international and African Leadership events
around the world. The magazine has over 900,000 subscribers/Followers on
Facebook and a virile readership on other social media platforms. It is a niche
and unbiased African voice born out of a desire to ameliorate a lot of Africans
by focusing on individuals and corporates that are known for their legacy-based
approach to leadership.

Enquiries
Kingsley Okeke
Managing Editor, African Leadership magazine
+44 23 9265 8276
kingsley@africanleadership.co.uk

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Merck appoints Ramsey Morad as Regional VP for MEAR

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Ramsey Morad to lead the Healthcare business for Merck in Middle East, Africa, Turkey and Russia & CIS

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 29, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Merck, a leading science and technology company, recently appointed Ramsey Morad as Regional Vice President for the Healthcare business in Middle East, Africa, Turkey and Russia & CIS (MEAR). Morad is now responsible for leading all business operations of Merck’s Healthcare business in this region.

Ramsey Morad, Regional Vice President for the Healthcare business in Middle East, Africa, Turkey and Russia & CIS (MEAR)

Morad is a well-regarded and experienced pharmaceutical executive with more than 25 years of industry experience across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

“I am very excited to join Merck, a leader in science and technology, and head such a dedicated and driven organization. With its innovative, research-driven, specialty healthcare solutions, Merck is well-positioned to respond to the patients’ needs across the region and help them live a better life. I look forward to contributing to that by expanding our portfolio as well as extending its reach,” said Morad.

Merck’s Healthcare business in MEAR is represented in the therapeutic areas of General Medicine and Endocrinology (including Cardiometabolic Care), Fertility, Neurodegenerative Diseases and Oncology.

Joining from Allergan, Morad was the VP and Region Head of India, Middle East and Africa, leading the organization across 24 markets. Prior to Allergan, Morad was with Shire, in charge of the Eurasia, Middle East and Africa Region, where he led the integration efforts with Baxalta, established and expanded the company’s geographical footprint. Prior to Shire, Morad spent 17 years with MSD working in different roles of increasing responsibility across 6 countries including in regional leadership, general management and regional marketing.

Morad is a pharmacist with an MBA from Henley Business School. He was born and raised in the United States and over the years had the opportunity to live and work in several countries in Europe and the Middle East.

Distributed by African Media Agency (AMA) on behalf of Merck.

About Merck 
Merck, a leading science and technology company, operates across healthcare, life science and performance materials. Around 57,000 employees work to make a positive difference to millions of people’s lives every day by creating more joyful and sustainable ways to live. From advancing gene editing technologies and discovering unique ways to treat the most challenging diseases to enabling the intelligence of devices – the company is everywhere. In 2019, Merck generated sales of € 16.2 billion in 66 countries. Scientific exploration and responsible entrepreneurship have been key to Merck’s technological and scientific advances. This is how Merck has thrived since its founding in 1668. The founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed company. Merck holds the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the business sectors of Merck operate as EMD Serono in healthcare, MilliporeSigma in life science, and EMD Performance Materials.

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Email: gaelle@africanmediaagency.com

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Africa: Africa Must Go Beyond Ending Conflict, and Tackle Its Root Causes

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[Africa Renewal] Hanna Tetteh is the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the African Union. As head of the UN Office to the African Union (UNOAU), Ms. Tetteh spoke with Africa Renewal’s Kingsley Ighobor on, among other issues, the current state of the UN-AU partnership and how women and young people can help resolve conflict. These are excerpts from the interview:

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