In today’s world, everything is tracked whether it’s your social accounts, accounting balances, or even your current meal. But did you know that you could make cash simply by working out? It’s true! Check these apps that will put more money into your pockets just by using your connected Fitbit or smart device!
This one we find to be more of a betting app. The premise is that you make sure you lose enough weight based on a placed bet you made on yourself. The overall premise of Healthwage is:
- Set a weight loss goal
- Enter your current stats
- Reach the goal
- Win your cash prize
Don’t Believe You Can Get Paid to Lose Weight?
There are real success stories from users of Healthywage. You can join a team for a group goal, or you can set your weight loss challenge.
Healthwage Question(s) You are Thinking of
The question we had and the question you are thinking is.
How the heck do they really know I’ve lost the weight?!
The answer: the Healthywage service does have an app, and they’ll have someone monitor your weight loss and determine eligibility. How they do this is through video and photo submittals when you weigh yourself on applicable scales.
Other basic answers to your Healthywage questions:
- Taxable? Yes through W9
- How do you get paid? PayPal or Check
- How often to verify weight? You can do a verified weigh-in at the beginning and end of your challenge
- Can I get a refund? Once you place your wager, it’s non-refundable
Interested in getting started now? Join Healthywage and get rewarded for your Goals!
This app is more for healthy savvy and those who like to log their fitness goals.
With AchieveMint, you have to be pretty active in reporting your fitness and healthy eating habits, but if you do, you can redeem each action for points eligible for neat stuff, including money! AchieveMint is a great option because it’ll hook up with stats made from most popular fitness apps like Strava, Endomondo, MapMyRun and many more!
These guys have rewarded over $500,000 so far and they just are getting started.
How to Earn Points with Achievemint
After earning 10,000 Points you can cash out for $10. There are several ways to earn points using Achievement including:
- Taking a Health Related Survey
- Connecting Your Apps
- Referring Others to the App
- Complete an Employer Survey
- Tracking Fitness Goals
How Does Achievement make money for themselves
We believe that for certain actions like taking surveys would be paid by other companies. In addition, retaining loyalty to these apps could also be a part of a partnership agreement that returns revenue to Achievement (formerly called Achievemint).
3: Walgreen’s Balance Rewards
Didn’t think you’d see this one on here? Well, Walgreen’s mission is to make sure you are healthy, keeping up with that strategy is their reward system. If you are a regular Walgreen’s shopper, you would have probably been prompted to sign up for their reward program. Either that or every time you are at the register you get asked your Balance Rewards number. Did you know that if you link your Rewards Card to your Fitbit, you earn more points redeemable for Walgreen’s products? Well, now you do!
We’ve tested our Sweatco.in and although we love the idea of reaping Sweatcoins and fractions of the coins through steps, it takes forever to get an actual reward. Still, it’s a unique app with a large growing community.
For every 1,000 steps outside (you have to be outside since it uses GPS) you’ll get .95 Sweatcoin. We don’t know how much this is in US dollars. Other drawbacks are that it’s a heavy resource app and requires to be on most times. Sadly, we don’t recommend this one just yet.
5: Charity Miles
If you have the spirit of giving back and want to get fit at the same time, then this is the app for you! You can download it for Android and iOS and donate each mile you run to charity. This app also uses GPS so it’ll be one of those heavy resource apps, but should probably be turned off once you stop running. According to Charity Miles, the money is generated from large advertisers like Johnson and Johnson through banners ads on the app, so it makes sense that these dollars will, in turn, be donated when you are running the app.
It’s not New Year’s Day yet, but you are yearning to get into shape. You can try these options that pay you to work out, although they might not motivate you. Sure, you can also just go for a run outside, do push-ups, and more, but the purpose of this article is to find reliable services that you might find useful and motivate to get you fit! For those on a budget, and those who just are curious about how to get into shape using new tactics, here are a few to get it done under $20.