EarnApp FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)



Welcome to EarnApp FAQ. We tried to answer the most common questions here, in simple English. 

If you have any questions that are not covered in this document, please contact us. We usually answer the same or the next day. But please read the FAQ first – almost everything is here!

It’s a new way for you to make money from your PC and Linux/Raspberry Pi/Android/iOS if you are a user, or from your apps if you are a developer.

Everybody has an internet connection. But not everybody is using their full potential. Why not make some extra money? EarnApp helps users make money with unused internet bandwidth, but it’s not just about the money. With this app, you are making a positive contribution to society by using your unused bandwidth for good!

EarnApp for users is a PC/Linux/macOS/Android/iOS app that allows users to generate money from their PC by sharing their bandwidth.

EarnApp for developers is an SDK that developers can add to their apps to monetize them.

Both use the same engine and operate similarly. From a user’s ongoing usage perspective, both generate revenue without interrupting the user.

Effectively from November 5th, 2022, these are the following rates:

– USA: $0.36/GB for all app versions (upload only)

– Rest of the world: $0.24/GB for all app versions (upload only)

EarnApp is owned by Bright Data. For more information, see the BrightData site.

Bright Data is owned by EMK – a leading, regulated private equity fund based in the UK.

BrightData works with over 15,000 customers like major banks, universities, social networks, eCommerce sites, and many brands you know. BrightData enables these qualified customers to download publicly available web data using the user’s Internet connection – data like web statistics, price comparison, and other verified business processes.

In general, companies use publicly available information (for example, product prices) for detailed research and financial analyses. But in many cases, when companies use their IP address to browse the Internet, they can get inaccurate data. So getting the web page from a user’s IP address helps companies see the web as regular users see it – which ensures complete and accurate data.

Here are some examples of when companies get more accurate information from websites by using different IP addresses:

– To protect their brand: Are sites selling fake versions of my product?

– To protect their users: Are advertisers showing ads for products I don’t allow (e.g. firearms)

– To offer the best prices: What are the real prices 

BrightData helps them get accurate information, which helps companies expand their databases and improve their products, services, and pricing.

Only qualified companies. BrightData carefully approves every company that asks to use its service. Only qualified, respectable companies are allowed to send traffic through your users. Every company needs to sign agreements and show personal identification. FYI, BrightData is very selective – they reject hundreds of companies who ask to use the Residential Proxy Network that EarnApp helps power!  

You can read how BrightData screens customers in this super detailed blog post

BrightData gets the same web content that any normal user will see when visiting a webpage in anonymous mode (i.e. not logged in), from his PC. For example:

  • Average review score of a product on an ecommerce website
  • The price of a London to New York flight ticket on an airline site
  • The text of an ad on a social network
  • Search results of a specific query (e.g. “best pizza in town”)

Yes. We take great care to make sure EarnApp is secure,  EarnApp code is audited every 3 months by external auditors and tested daily on multiple anti-virus platforms to ensure there are no false-positive detections.

Please see the attached document to see how EarnApp complies with multiple security company requirements.

We appreciate any contribution that helps us keep our users safe.

We will provide a basic reward of $100 for a qualified and unknown vulnerability report. For critical and high-impact security vulnerabilities we will provide a higher reward at our discretion.

Learn more about the Bright Data security vulnerabilities program.

We take great pride in protecting our users and explaining the meaning of becoming part of EarnApp by applying different measures.

Our consent screen is as explanatory as possible. We have been whitelisted by major Anti Virus companies and have been certified by Appesteem.

EarnApp for Users

We support all countries.
You can freely download the app and start earning money.
Note that each country has a different rate. The rates are decided according to the demand per country.
Rates can change from time to time, check your rates on your dashboard
The rates page will be added soon.

Yes, it is! We proudly present the Appesteem certificate after complying with their strict guidelines. 

We are whitelisted by major antivirus engines such as AVG, McAfee, Microsoft Defender, and more.

Kaspersky detects the general type of technology used by EarnApp to collect web data, which is called proxy.

They also say very clearly that this is NOT a virus. You can see specifically that Kaspersky, in their knowledge base, writes “If a user has installed such a program on his/her computer, or if it was installed by a system administrator, then it does not pose any threat.”

Moreover, after a specific review by Kaspersky malware experts, they officially notified us that they have cleaned the EarnApp installer and its components. This means EarnApp is NOT detected by Kaspersky anymore.

 Find more info on the Kaspersky site.

Your earnings are based on your location and the total volume of traffic EarnApp can send through your machine. You can see your earnings at any time on the EarnApp dashboard.

It’s important to understand that earnings are not constant. If we have a lot of traffic for your country, you will see more earnings, and if there is less, you will see fewer earnings. Some days you may not see any earnings – that’s normal. Bandwidth used in payments calculations are measured on the EarnApp server side.

There is no limit on your earnings.


You need to set up auto-redeem to receive payments.

We support payments by PayPal, and Amazon gift card, and coming soon donate to a charity of your choice.
You will be paid when your balance goes over $2.5 using PayPal/Wise or when your balance goes over $50 using an Amazon gift card.

Currently, we support:

  1. PayPal
  2. Wise
  3. Amazon Gift Cards

Supported Amazon domains:

  • amazon.com
  • amazon.ca
  • amazon.de
  • amaozn.co.uk
  • amazon.com.tr

After October 12th 2022, transaction fees per redeem are applied as follows:

PayPal – 2% handling fee (min. redeem $2.50)
Wise – $0.39 flat fee per redeem (min. redeem $2.50)
Amazon Gift Cards – no fees (min. redeem $50)

It is important to set up a redeem method to get your earnings.
Follow these steps to set up auto-redeem:
– Log in to your dashboard

– Click on “Setup the  auto-redeem” button

– Select payment method, PayPal/Amazon

– Verify payment email

– Click on the “Save” button

Your auto-redeem is set.

Redeems happens every day between 07:00 AM UTC and 11:00 AM UTC.

Payment is processed within 12 hours.

All redeem requests are placed in the transactions section in the dashboard

If you entered a wrong email address to your auto-redeem, then you can edit it before the next redeem cycle.

If an auto-redeem occurred then we will not be able to pay on payout day and your redeem amount will be added back to your account. 

NOTE: After auto-redeem occurs there is no option to change the email address or add back the amount back to the account balance, only in the case mentioned above.

coming soon, you will be able to select a charity in your redeem options in the dashboard.

Coming soon, these are the charities we support:

  • American Heart Association.
  • Greenpeace.
  • Red Cross.
  • Save The Children.
  • The Salvation Army.
  • Action Against Hunger

If you are a charity and want to be added to the list, please contact us

It’s important to understand that earnings are not constant. If we have a lot of traffic for your country, you will see more earnings, and if there is less, you will see fewer earnings. Some days you may not see any earnings – that’s normal.

Always check if you are using EarnApp in a supported country. If your country is not on the list, you will not see traffic.

Don’t forget that EarnApp only works if you have a residential IP address. You may experience low (or in some cases, zero) traffic if you are using a VPN or a virtual machine.

In any case, note that bandwidth used for payment calculations is measured on the EarnApp server side. What you see on the client side is an approximate number only.

We usually issue PayPal payments once a day from Sunday to Thursday but  it can take up to 7 business days.

If your EarnApp transaction shows as “Paid” but you did not receive the payment, it means your PayPal account may be currently Limited. Check your email as you should receive an email from PayPal to proceed with a verification process which includes proof of address and Identification as a procedure in complying with money laundry laws. If the PayPal account is closed or users mistyped their account email, the amount will go back to your account dashboard in the following days after the payment is processed.

Users must have a valid PayPal account and EarnApp will not take any responsibility for any issue regarding possible Limitations and closed accounts due to country restrictions or lack of documentation.

We also do not recommend the use of third-party PayPal accounts as an exchange method for other currencies and we are not responsible for or will be able to provide any support regarding possible losses or transactions ID information.

We process Wise payments every day including Weekends and it takes up to 48 hours for your redeem to be reflected on your account, if you don’t have a verified account, “Wise” will send you an email with the instructions for the procedure and to accept the payment from us.

We process Amazon gift cards once a week, so if you didn’t get your card yet, please check in a few days. If you still did not get your card, contact us.

We recommend PayPal as a payment method.

Currently, you can use EarnApp on Windows/Linux/Raspberry Pi/macOS/Android/iOS.

To maximize earnings:

  • Make sure your device(s) are online for as long as possible.
  • Make sure they are connected with your best connection (for example LAN is better than WiFi)
  • Prevent the device(s) from going to sleep/hibernate. There is no problem to turn off the monitor of course.
  • Having many devices with different IPs online increases the chances of earning more
  • Invite friends and family to earn money from their earnings

Yes,  however, it will not increase your earnings, ideally, you should always use 1 device per IP.

NO! Account balance displayed in your dashboard.
You can visit your dashboard at any time and if you reached the minimum amount you will receive your money with auto-redeem.


Yes, You may use VPNs but only if the IP is residential. Note that using VPNs is not recommended. Why? Because if you use a VPN that gives residential IP and others use it too, with the same IP, it might be marked as non-residential IP. And then you don’t earn – you won’t get traffic at all. You see a notification for bad IP addresses in the dashboard.

If your IP is banned, it probably has a low-quality score. You can try to change your public IP address

NOTE: BrightVPN is not supported

Yes. You may use EarnApp on one or more virtual machines (e.g. windows VM on Linux etc). But we do NOT recommend doing this. Some websites can detect traffic coming from a PC that is not a real user machine. Because of that, it is possible that on a VM you will get less traffic than your real machine, meaning you will earn less.

In any case, remember that the VM must always have its public, residential IP address. Otherwise, you will not get any earnings – EarnApp detects the violation and you simply won’t see any traffic.

Having multiple VMs sharing a single residential IP address will not help you earn more.

To see your devices in the dashboard and earn money you need to link them to your account by signing in through the app.

On windows on the first installation:
– Click on “Sign in”
– The browser will open, then sign in using your Gmail account
– The device will be linked automatically
– See a notification on the top right corner “Device successfully linked”

On Android on the first installation:
– Click on “Sign in”
– The browser will open, then sign in using your Gmail account
– The device will be linked automatically
– See a notification  “Device successfully linked”

On Linux/Raspberry Pi on the first installation:
– Open the URL provided to you in the browser.
 – Sign in using your Gmail account
– The device will be linked automatically
– See a notification  “Device successfully linked”

Follow these steps to uninstall the app from your PC:

  • Click on windows start
  • Type “Add or remove programs” and click enter
  • Select EarnApp from the list and click Uninstall

EarnApp aims to have the best possible network for our enterprise customers. We use multiple 3rd party services to measure the quality of IP addresses. If your IP address was flagged by these services, it might not work for EarnApp. Here are a few possible reasons for this:

  • The IP address was detected as VPN, means you are not using your home IP address but using a VPN and that VPN IP address has a high fraud score.
  • The IP address was detected as high risk, means our 3rd party providers received abuse reports from websites for the IP address.
  • Wrong type of IP address means you are not using a residential IP, but a datacenter IP – for example, if you run EarnApp on a VPS.
  • The IP address is in an unsupported country, means that at this point in time, EarnApp does not support your location.

Yes, using your referral link, means you will be able to share the link and earn also from friends who install EarnApp.

You can see all your referrals in your dashboard.
In the dashboard, you can see current and lifetime earnings from your referrals

Each user that will sign up from your referral link will earn you lifetime income from their earnings. The percent of referral earnings may change from time to time.

NOTE: If you and your referral share the same IP on a particular day, you will not earn from the referral on that day.

Yes, we do! Download these to include in your social channels (click to access):

YouTube banner

Mobile Blog/Web 200×200 px
Mobile Blog/Website Pop-up 
Blog/Website Pop-up banner

Social/FB Banner

Link your referral link to the image so that when users click on it – they will be redirected to EarnApp and you will benefit from their rewards! 

Find out where your referral link is here.

BrightVPN Referral Program

EarnApp referral is an easy way to make easy and big money by generating installations of Bright Data applications.

At this point, only BrightVPN is included in the program, but additional apps will follow shortly.

1) Go to https://earnapp.com/dashboard/referral_bvpn

2) Sign in / Sign up using your google account

3) Copy your referral code from the ‘invite friends’ box on the right

4) Track your earnings on the dashboard. To redeem, set up your preference on the main page: https://earnapp.com/dashboard (or click the ‘dashboard’ tab in the left menu)

Anyone can join the referral program. We provide everything you need, from signup to track performance and payments – simply go to your dashboard and start today! You do NOT need to install anything or share your bandwidth.

You will get more money and faster redeems. You may continue to make money off of sharing your bandwidth – BUT – want to make more money? You can now spread the word about a wide range of apps using your referral code and earn extra for each installation (read the qualified referral guidelines).

The rates are per country and can change at any time. Current rates are:

USA: $5 per installation, *launch promotional rate ($0.05 upon installation, $0.165 per active day)

United Kingdom: $1 per installation ($0.01 upon installation, $0.033 per active day)

Turkey: $1 per installation ($0.01 upon installation, $0.033 per active day)

Rest of the world: $0.50 per installation ($0.005 upon installation, $0.0165 per active day)

Rates are determined by our system’s needs and preferences and can change at any time.

For each qualified Installation you will receive payment immediately after installation, and the rest over 30 days, as detailed below:

  • As soon as the application is installed using your referral link, you will earn 1% of the country’s rate as detailed in the dashboard, and updated from time to time. 
  • Then, for every day we detect the application is still installed and online, you will receive an additional payment, for up to 30 days, and until you receive the total payment for the qualified Installation in the applicable country as detailed in the dashboard, and updated from time to time. 
  • We count active days up to 60 days from the application’s original installation date. To get the maximum payment, the application does not need to be online 30 days in a row. It can be a total of 30 days during 60 days.

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Earnings from referral programs will be added to EarnApp the balance will show in your dashboard.


  • Bob sends Jenny a referral link for BrightVPN on 29-Jun. Jenny lives in the US. The rate for a US install of BrightVPN is $5.
  • On 1-Jul, Jenny clicks the link again and installs BrightVPN.
  • As soon as Jenny’s installation completes, Bob will see $0.05 added to his EarnApp balance.
  • Jenny keeps BrightVPN on her PC. She turns her PC on and off, goes on vacation, etc. Every day that Jenny is online increases Bob’s balance by $4.95/30 (meaning: by $0.165 or 16.5 cents).
  • On 1-Aug Jenny was online for a total of 20 days. This means Bob’s balance increased by 20×16.5 cents per day (from online days) for a total of $3.30.
  • Since EarnApp allows a 60-day window to maximize earnings, if Jenny is online for a total of 10 days until 1-Sep, Bob will get the maximum payment of $5.


Our system will detect that the IP address is already in use by EarnApp and you will not be eligible for referral revenue for this user.

WARNING: If we detect fraud (for example, installations on VMs, repeat installations on the same IP address, installations on server farms…) we will TERMINATE your account and any earnings you have on your balance WILL NOT BE PAID. 

Yes. Simply stop promoting your referral links.
Note: the links you have published and are linked to the referral program will stay associated with your account. You can keep earning until their commission is fulfilled.

Digital press kits contain images, logos, product descriptions, and more. They are used to create and distribute content for media relations and promote your referral code on your social channels.

We provide a fundamental media kit with anything you need: press kits include elements, facts, branded marketing assets, media mentions, press releases, and samples of feature articles for you to share on your different channels.

Can’t find something you are looking for? Please do not hesitate to contact us at: [email protected].

You can download the press kit from the drive.

You can redeem your balance from the dashboard when it gets to $2.5 (you can change the threshold if you want in the main dashboard). 

Note: we encourage you to refer as many referrals as you can – the more earnings you accumulate, the sooner you can redeem them!

For you to qualify for payment all of the following need to apply:


  1. Application was downloaded using your referral link.
  2. Application was downloaded and installed properly.
  3. Application is detected online (it’s enough to be online for a few minutes for the day to be counted as an active day).

WARNING: If we detect fraud (for example, installations on VMs, repeat installations on the same IP address, installations on server farms…) we will TERMINATE your account and any earnings you have on your balance WILL NOT BE PAID. 

While referring EarnApp to other users allows you to earn a percentage of their earnings (and may take a little longer to accumulate), the BrightVPN referral program pays you a solid rate and gives you immediate compensation for each download.

To maximize your earnings – we recommend referring to all available referral programs available in the EarnApp dashboard as different audiences have different preferences.

As your total earnings are accumulated from EarnApp products as well as all your referrals, you will be able to redeem a lot faster – the more referrals you have the faster the redeem!

Yes, you can! It doesn’t matter where you live. Simply target your audience to USA users.

USA downloads mean USA rates!

EarnApp for iOS

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For iOS users, EarnApp functionality is available as part of Bright Rewards, which is currently in the BETA version and we expect that starting November 2022 it will be available in the app store.

You can download Bright Rewards using our testflight link https://testflight.apple.com/join/a6l2zAlW

IMPORTANT: Please make sure you uninstall/clear any previous EarnApp iOS versions you may have on your cellphone or it will prevent Bright Rewards from working.

With Bright Rewards for iOS, you help Bright Data perform research – manually, or automatically – as you choose.

The app will present you with surveys and questions used to improve Bright Data’s databases. If you want you can also enable automated web indexing.  Bright Data will then occasionally send requests through your device to safely download some bits of public web information. This only happens when you activate the app (i.e. when it is visible on the screen). The information you provide will help Bright Data measure the quality of its datasets.

It’s a great way of putting that old device to good use! EarnApp runs on any iOS device with iOS 14 or newer. The following devices can run EarnApp:


Any iPhone from V6 and up

iPhone SE (2020)

iPhone SE (2016)

iPod Touch (7th gen)


12.9-inch iPad Pro

11-inch iPad Pro

10.5-inch iPad Pro

9.7-inch iPad Pro

iPad (6th gen)

iPad (5th gen)

iPad Mini (5th gen)

iPad Mini 4

iPad Air (3rd gen)

iPad Air 2

In order to generate money with Bright Rewards on your iOS you need to run the app and participate in research.

Your earnings will depend on the amount of time you spend using the app and the number of surveys you will complete.

EarnApp for Roku

Roku is a digital media player (developed in collaboration with Netflix) that offers access to streaming media content from online services.

Have a Roku streamer? You can now make extra money by downloading EarnApp for Roku here.


Roku is a digital media player (developed in collaboration with Netflix) that offers access to streaming media content from online services.

Have a Roku streamer? You can now make extra money by downloading EarnApp for Roku here.


If you have a Roku streamer, or planning to get one, you can make extra money by downloading the EarnApp for Roku app and installing it on your device (see here how).

You can utilize the time you do not watch TV for generating money by running the app. You make money as long as the app is online.

You can use it on any Roku device, but we recommend using it on an external device, not a Roku-powered SmartTV. Why? Because EarnApp needs to be active for you to make money. On an external device, it can run while you are watching something else on TV, or while the TV is off. On a Roku-powered TV, in order to earn money your screen needs to show EarnApp, so you won’t be able to watch anything else!

There are 2 main things you have to do to maximize earnings:

  1. Turn off the “Bandwidth Saver” feature under network settings. If you don’t disable this feature, your Roku device stops all networking after 4 hours of you not touching the remote control, which will of course limit your earnings.


  2. Keep EarnApp on screen for as much as possible. You only make money when EarnApp is active. If you have an external Roku device, keep EarnApp open and switch to another TV source and EarnApp will continue running even if you don’t actually see it on screen.
    To allow EarnApp to run continuously, disable the screensaver. Go to Settings –> Theme –> Screensaver start time, and set it to “Disable Screensaver”

No. EarnApp for Roku only generates money for you.

Note: In order to earn money the application needs to stay open in the foreground so while you do not use your TV, make sure to run it in the meanwhile!

  1. Click here or search for “EarnApp” in the Channel Store.
  2. Download the EarnApp application.
  3. Read the terms on the EarnApp consent screen and press “Agree”.
  4. Run the application and sign in/sign up to your account by scanning the QR code on the screen using your cell phone.

    Note: you earn money only when the app is operating in the foreground.

Earn App can run on any device, but we currently recommend using it on external Roku boxes, and not on RokuTV’s. The reason is that EarnApp only earns while it is active; for an external box, this means it can be active when the TV is switched off, or when you are watching something other than the Roku box.

For a RokuTV, the app must be visible on screen for you to earn – meaning you cannot watch anything else! We are working on improving the app to run on Roku TV in the near future.

EarnApp for Users: Linux/Raspberry Pi

Generally, if your PC or Raspberry Pi can run Linux, it can run EarnApp.

  • Linux: In principle, EarnApp should run on any Linux distribution on any X64 platform. It was tested on Ubuntu20. Please let us know if you encounter issues with other versions.
  • Raspberry Pi: Currently we support the most popular arm platforms: arm7 and arm64. Here is a brief tutorial for you: Raspberry Pi OS.

This process should only take a few minutes to complete. Open a terminal window and enter the following command:
wget -qO- https://brightdata.com/static/earnapp/install.sh > /tmp/earnapp.sh && sudo bash /tmp/earnapp.sh

You will need to accept EarnApp’s terms of user and enter your account details. You should see the following on your terminal window
After the download ends, EarnApp will install:

On first installation, don’t forget to link the device to your account.

EarnApp will run as a service, which means it will automatically start when you reboot the Linux/Raspberry Pi.
That’s it – you are up and running! To view your earnings and manage your account, go to your EarnApp Dashboard

Docker packages an application and all its dependencies in a container that can run on various platform with Docker support (Windows, Linux, macOS and others, which makes it platform-independent). Docker images are typically very small, which facilitates rapid delivery with minimal install hassle and reduces the time needed to deploy. 

  • Note: while it may be possible to install EarnApp via a Docker, there is no official EarnApp Docker and we do not recommend using it because we are unable to verify it is safe.

In your command prompter run the following command: Sudo EarnApp uninstall

EarnApp for Users: Android

You can install the app from here. Once you complete the installation and accept the terms of use you will need to assign the device to your account dashboard by pressing the button “Link device to my account”

You can then turn off your phone screen as Android software allows EarnApp to work in the background.

Important note:
The app is currently being detected by Google play protect, this detection is a false-positive detection, and the app is safe for use.
We are working with Google to clear this detection out.
The app may get removed from your phone by google play protect, but you can enable the app from the google play protect settings.

The minimum  recommended version is Android 6.

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Register for EarnApp Beta program

Sorry, EarnApp is not supported in your country at the moment. Please see the FAQ.

Thank you for registering for the EarnApp Beta program.

You were added to the beta testers list

We will send you testing requests when we will have new features and products to test.