Make money while working out and being healthy
Is your New Years Resolution fitness related? Are you trying to find some motivation? Do you actually love working out once you’re doing it, but sometimes need a little motivation to get started. Would you like to figure out a way to make money while working out and being healthy?
My friend @JenBsJourney first told me about most of these and so far I’ve loved the apps I’ve tried! Her page is worth checking out, as she’s the one that answers all of my questions. 🙂 I’ve been using some of the apps below and there are others I’m still looking into.
Although, I do think that these apps help with motivation, I think it would be difficult to stick to a fitness plan long term if you don’t have any intrinsic motivation. So, hopefully you’ll end up enjoying your workout or doing it for other reasons as you go along. Please make sure that you always read all of the rules with anything you sign up for, especially if it’s an app you actually pay into.
You can use your Fitbit and myfitnesspal to sync to these apps. It makes it much easier so that you don’t have to manually enter the information.
Most apps require some type of proof that you’re actually working out, etc. You can use these or other fitness trackers that are compatible with these apps. You can look into different types of fitness trackers here.
(if you use my link, we both get free points!)
(FREE) There is not a lot of information on their website, but this really has been the easiest to use. I just connected my fitbit and myfitnesspal account and earn points. I do check on it sometimes and once I noticed my apps weren’t connecting to Achievemint, but all I had to do was disconnect and reconnect them and it added all of the data for the whole week that was missing.
You can also earn points by connecting Twitter and Instagram and posting health or fitness related posts. When you’ve earned 25,000 points they will pay $25 (up to $100). I’m not there yet, but do have a friend that was paid out. They may have a waiting list right now, but I think it’s a great program worth signing up.
balance rewards for healthy choices:(FREE) I connected my Fitbit and myfitnesspal (you can also add other fitness trackers) to my account and will earn points from activities this way . I also set goals through my account and when I report whether or not I’ve met these goals each day I get points.
The points accumulate slowly, but it all adds up. If you shop at Walgreens, your health points are combined with your regular points you receive from shopping there. Right now, I’m getting close to earning 40,000 points from purchases and healthy rewards points combined, which will give me $50 to spend at Walgreens.
Set goals for logging meals, working out, and eating fruits/vegetables. They will pay you for meeting your goals. This one is risky and you will owe money if you don’t meet your goals, so be careful. You really don’t make a lot for each activity and if you miss one of your Pact’s, you pay either $5 or more (depending on what you sign up for).
Make sure you are really going to keep up with this if you sign up. I set my goals lower than what I think I will actually do so that I won’t end up paying. You can also change your pact for the week before that pact actually starts.
I connected my fitbit and myfitnesspal to this and my activities are automatically uploaded to Pact. Pact verifies your activities using GPS, verified steps taken, etc. For the veggie pact, the community votes on whether your picture of fruit/vegetable counts. So, that’s also another risk that you may want to think about.
People I have talked to that use this app seem to average earnings of $50-100/year. It’s not a huge money maker, but knowing you have to pay for missed Pacts may be enough to motivate you to stick with it.
You supposedly earn discounts on items through this site, but this one is new to me and I am still trying to figure it all out. Let me know if you have tried this and what you think.
Earn discounts on products by tracking your fitness activities. I don’t know much about this app yet. If you have used it, let me know what you think about it.
What apps/programs are you doing that help you stay motivated? Keep checking back and as I get more information, I’ll add to this post. Also, please comment below if you know of other fitness apps or have experience with any of the above.