One goal that I feel we all collectively share, is the desire to be healthier. I consider myself to be a fairly active person, but as they say, there’s always room for improvement.
While on my journey of self-improvement, I came across a few ways to keep me motivated, because sometimes it’s hard to stay motivated, you know? The most powerful form of motivation, I’ve found, is money.
I’m all about making money in odd ways, and I’ve found a few ways to cash in on staying active. If you’re interested in making money while creating or maintaining a healthy lifestyle, check these out:
Achievement tracks your steps, sleep, and eating habits, then rewards you with $10 after you’ve reached 10,000 points. I found this and thought: I’m going to get paid to simply go about my day? Um. Yes, please!
I have been an Achievement member since 2016, and quickly found that tracking my progress through Apple Health was just not enough.
Apple Health only tracks what you’re doing as long as your phone is on you. So, my next step, (pun intended), was obvious: it was time to get myself a FitBit.
For my very first FitBit, I chose the Fitbit Alta. Simple and sleek, and of course, black. I unfortunately didn’t conduct much research before purchasing my Fitbit Alta. It completed the task at hand, and in the end, that’s all I can really ask for. It captured and recorded all my steps, which increased my points on the Achievement app. However, after about a month or so, I outgrew my Alta. I needed something that would capture more data, as I was looking to climb the Achievement ladder.
Sidenote: I went through quite a few chargers… If you’re rough on your gadgets like I am, you may want to grab a few replacement chargers.
For my second FitBit, I chose the Fitbit Alta HR. It serves the same purpose, obviously, but I chose to upgrade, as I wanted the heart rate option. Which, as it turns out, is also tracked by Achievement.
Currently, I wear the Fitbit Versa, the lastest in the Fitbit Smart Watch family.
Achievement can sync to many fitness trackers and apps, which, ultimately brings you in more points. More points = more dolla dolla bills, ya’ll!
I’ve cashed in my points twice now, making me a whole $20 richer for staying active. It’s not something to retire off of, but it’s such easy money.
Sweatcoin is a similar platform to Achievement, although it doesn’t have the option to cash out Sweatcoins via PayPal or bank transfer.
Currently, Sweatcoin only converts outdoor steps, as it relys heavily on GPS. Initially, I didn’t like this concept, but it eventually grew on me. It gets me out of the house and gives me the opportunity to go explore this big beautiful world.
It offers four different levels of earning potential:
- Mover – Earn up to 150 Sweatcoins per month. Subscription cost is FREE
- Shaker – Earn up to 350 Sweatcoins per month. Subscription cost is 4.75 Sweatcoins per month
- Quaker – Earn up to 450 Sweatcoins per month. Subscription cost is 20 Sweatcoins per month
- Breaker – Earn up to 600 Sweatcoins per month. Subscription cost is 30 Sweatcoins per month
You may be asking why this is relevant. You may be yelling at your computer screen right now, “Sweatcoins don’t transfer into cold hard cash, Ashley!”
And you’re very right, but it appears that they are working to eventually convert Sweatcoins into cash. I’m remaining hopeful 😉
Sweatcoins can be used to redeem offers advertised through the app. Offers are updated quite frequently, so be sure to check in every once in awhile. Right now, I’m looking at an offer for an iPhone X for a big ol’ 20,000 Sweatcoins!
HealthyWage seems to be all the hype these days. I was inspired to download this app after successfully completing a “Free Fitness Evaluation” at the gym. I use quotes, because my naive, unsuspecting self wasn’t expecting a sales pitch afterwards. There sure is a lot to learn, isn’t there?
The personal trainer, whom is a wonderful human being, and I’m not trying to speak badly of at all, attempted to sell me five future personal training sessions at the price of $480!
That’s a pretty penny! A lot of pennies, actually. Needless to say, I did not purchase the training sessions, but it got me thinking. With that kind of money, I can bet on myself, and make money. HealthyWage makes it possible.
While I haven’t personally accepted a challenge yet, I’m super excited to try it out. I’m sure the financial insentive will keep me motivated towards achieving my personal fitness goals. I’ll be sure to update you once I’ve won 😉
How do you make money from everyday activities?
I’d love to know! Comment below!