What is Google Play?
Google Play is simply the app store for Android (and a few other places). Here you will be able to find things such as movies, books, and games. Basically, anything you’d expect from an app store will be here. There is a huge library of both free and paid games, and this is what we will focus on. In the games section, you can filter by categories which is really helpful when searching for games of your preferred genre. There are also the ‘top apps‘ where you can filter by Top Grossing, Top Paid, Trending, and Top Free.
The free games in Google Play are free to download and play, but often times take the #1 spot in Top Grossing, so that is something to keep an eye on if you don’t want to play games that would be considered “Pay-to-Win”. Most of the paid games are under $5.00. The price range of Free – $5.00 is fantastic in the realm of gaming.
What are Google Opinion Rewards?
There are a ton of survey websites out there and they often feel slow and clunky. Put frankly these survey services just feel like you’re wasting your time. Google Opinion Rewards is different; occasionally bringing up a short survey that almost always takes less than a minute to complete, and in return you will get a small sum of money. In my experience, it’s usually between 10-20 cents but it can be more or less than this.
10 cents may not sound like it’s worth, but it can add up quick! Lets do a tid bit of math to get a good picture of how much money this is. Let’s say you do a survey that takes 20 seconds to complete, and pays out 10 cents. This means you’re making 30 cents a minute, which means you’re making 18 bucks an hour. Not too shabby! I’ve been using this service for a little over a year, and have made roughly $27.00. This isn’t a ton of money by any means, but it’s money I didn’t have before. Also in this low cost gaming realm, $27.00 goes a long ways!
A Great Combination Indeed
By now I think you know where I am going with this. These two make the perfect team. While you rack up money with Opinion Rewards, you’re also gaining the opportunity to play tons of games without touching your bank account. With so many games that are already cheap on Google Play, you will be able to purchase plenty of with an extra 20 bucks. Take some time and give Google Opinion Rewards a whirl, you might be in for a nice surprise. Another perk that comes with this small bit of income; you may experience new games you otherwise would not have considered.
Some Game Suggestions
Some of these may have received their own article in the future (if they haven’t already!).
Plants vs Zombies (1 & 2)
Clash of Clans (Free but you may be tempted to buy gems)
Bloons TD 5