How To Make Money Receiving SMS On Your Phone

Make easy money doing nothing.

Assaad Jmal, PhD
4 min readDec 7, 2021
Screenshot from the Money SMS app


In this short post, I’m gonna present you app called Money SMS. And it’s to make easy extra money by just receiving SMS on your phone.

Is Money SMS really a great and easy way to make some extra cash, just by receiving text messages? Or is it a scam to stay away from?

I have tested this app for quite a while now, and in this review, I will give you an inside look, and I will explain to you how it works and set your expectations, so you know if this will be a good thing for you.

Can join from any country?

People can join Money SMS from quite a lot of countries. Indeed, in the FAQ section of their website, you can note that there are some countries you can actually not join from. But most countries are supported.

Why can you get paid to receive SMS?

The reason for this is that there are a lot of SMS providers all over the world, who need to test if these text messages can be delivered to different countries. And therefore, they are willing to actually pay people who have said “yes” to receive these testing text messages. And when you receive these SMS, you don’t need to reply. They are actually random letters or numbers. You’re just paid to receive them on your phone.

Payment details?

You get paid 0.02€ per text message you receive. It’s of course not a lot that you actually receive, but you also don’t have to do anything, you just leave it running on your phone, and then the money will simply come in there. And then, once you have earned only 2€, you can make a withdrawal. It will take quite a few SMS messages to reach that minimum threshold, but overall, I like that it’s so low, and then you can get your earnings out in cash via Paypal.

How to install the Money SMS app? And how to get a joining bonus?

First, try to find the Money SMS app on Google Play. To do it, I recommend searching on Google, rather than on Google Play. Type “Money SMS” in the Google search field, and normally you will find a link to the app on Google Play.

If you don’t find it on Google Play, you should access the following app link, which contains a “DOWNLOAD APK” link:

Then, follow the instructions on that page, so that the app would be installed on your phone and works appropriately.

Create your account using your phone number. Once done, you’ll be starting making that passive income using the Demo version. But you’ll see a note on the demo version saying that you have to download the full version of the app, and you’ll be given a link to guide you about how to download and set up the full version.

If you’re gonna install the app and create an account, you can straight away earn a 0.5€ joining bonus, and this is by entering my referral code (just below) in your account creation process.

My referral code: 50A97CC50

How to use the Money SMS app?

Once you’ve figured out how to install it and created your account, there is actually nothing else you need to do. You just need to wait for the SMS to arrive. But you should be aware that the number and the frequency of SMS you’ll be receiving depends exclusively on your country. The only thing you have to do is to make sure that the app is running in the background. You can know it simply by seeing the app’s small orange icon on your phone’s screen.

Disclosure: I will earn an affiliate commission for accounts made on Money SMS using my referral code, at no additional cost to you. Thank you!



Assaad Jmal, PhD

I am a Blogger, Freelancer, and Digital Marketer. I am also an Assistant Professor, with a Ph.D. degree, and the author of several scientific papers.