You probably walk every day; whether as part of your daily workout routine or maybe as part of your job. Maybe you even walk to work every day.
But did you know that you can get paid to walk? Well, not enough to make you quit your job but enough to make you inspired while you walk.
With a good walking app for making money, you will have some extra cash for you or for charity. Plus, you will be making money from doing something you already do for free. To do that, you will need a good walking app.
These apps not only pay you to walk but also track your speed, distance you cover and time you take among other stats. Some of the apps even connect with your fitness wearable devices to enhance your walk.
Achievement pays you to walk but it can also pay you if you decide to run, swim, biker or play different other sports. To earn from this app, you are required to log in your activities during the day including your food intake, your weight gains or losses and your sleep schedule. Besides that, you are needed to share your experiences on social media. Just by logging in your daily activities, you get 6 points. When you log in your exercises, you are rewarded 80 points. When you points accrue to 10,000, you are rewarded $10.
You will earn more points by taking surveys related to exercise and health on the app. If you accrue your points by logging your details every day, you will earn the $10 payout in about four months.
You can connect this app with apps and wearables such as Fitbit, MyFitnessPal, and Garmin among others. You do not need these other apps as Achievement app works perfectly on its own. As soon as you earn enough points, redeem them as they expire after one year from the time you started earning them.
Walgreens is a great app for those who often shop at Walgreens. You can use the points you earn towards Redemption Dollars at Walgreens. Once you have received the app, you need to sign up on the Walgreens website and then sign in on the app. This app will then prompt you to choose a fitness tracker that will track your walking time, distance covered and other fitness stats. You can also connect it with the sensor on your phone.
You will be rewarded with 20 balance points for each mile you walk. However, the limit for the balance points earn is 1000 points per month. Besides points earned for walking, you can earn points when you log in your blood and weight measurements.
This is a like a betting site that allows you to bet on yourself. After installing the app, you will be allowed to set your fitness goals; you achieve your goals and win some money or you do not meet your goals and lose your money. With this app, you are able to determine your fitness goals based on your current fitness level. Another catch is, you have to meet your goals for the six weeks that the game runs lest you lose your money.
You can easily link your Stepbet app with fitness trackers for great results. When setting up the app, you will be asked to bet about $40 on your goals. Since no one wants to lose money, you will be motivated to work and meet your goals. When you meet all goals, you earn money.
Sweatcoins is a cryptocurrency. It is also an app that pays you to walk. For every 2,000 steps you make, you are given sweatcoins. You can join the app for free and start earning crypocurrencies. Each day, it is possible to earn up to 5 sweatcoins for making 5,000 steps. If you upgrade to premium membership, you will earn up to 10 sweatcoins for 10,000 daily steps.
Once you have accrued enough points, you can exchange them for cash or for rewards. Their gift card options are very limited. If you choose the cash option, you will be paid $1000 through PayPal for earning 20,000 sweatcoins. It can take up to two years to earn so many coins but in the end, it is worth it. The $1000 prize can only be redeemed once.
This app needs to connect to your phone’s GPS and requires you to take your walks outside. Any indoor walk will not count. Again, the app does not connect to other fitness trackers.
Higi will reward you for walking but you will have to do more than that. Higi, the company, has installed health tracking stations at different pharmacies in your neighborhood. These stations measure different health parameters including weight, blood pressure, pulse rate and body fat among others. To get rewarded you will have to walk and then complete the health tracking station check-ins.
The app connects with fitness trackers on your phone making it easier to track your progress. You will be presented with challenges to complete on weekly or monthly basis. For each mile you walk each day, you will earn points.
The only disadvantage with earned points is, you can only redeem them for rewards but never cash. Rewards include deals on gear; you will definitely have to purchase something to claim your reward. This means that in most cases, Higi will give you a way to save money making a purchase.
If you are not looking to get a deal on gear, you can donate your points to charity.
Charity Miles is a full fitness tracker that gives you points to contribute to charity. This is an app for those who want to earn money for a worthy cause. Although you will never get money from the points you earn, a charity of your choice will receive money and this will be great for you. This means you can donate money without breaking your budget and at the same time walking to keep fit.
The app uses GPS on your phone to track your walk and motion sensors to track your daily activities. You have to log your activities, especially indoor activities, to start earning coins. The main disadvantage with this app is that you have to open it before you start a walk. This is unlike other apps that run in the background. There are more than 40 worthy causes that you can support with your walk. Some of the main charities supported by Charity Miles include World Wildlife Fund, Feeding America, Wounded Warrior Project, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Habitat for Humanity among others.
MapMyWalk is common fitness app under the MapMyFitness umbrella. This app will reward you for walking but mostly not with cash. The app presents a variety of challenges to be completed and different contests that are fun and full of prizes. Their prizes are related to Under Armour products and not cash. The app connect to Fitbit and fitness trackers with ease. By using the GPS feature on your phone, you can track a specific workout feature on your phone.
The app tracks your workout progress including distance you walk, time taken, calories burnt and more.
Carrot makes walking fun. Step challenges is the main feature presented by this app. When you sign into the app, it takes a week to analyze tour steps and then creates a customized step goal. Your step goal refers to the number of steps you have to make every day to earn points.
You will earn points when you meet your daily step goal. When you meet your daily step goals 5 days in a week, you earn more points. If you challenge a friend to meet your step goals together, you earn even more points. Besides meeting points, you can take health surveys to earn more points. The rewards you earn are not given as cash.
9. PK Coins
PK Coin is an app that allows you to earn coins for every physical activity that you can track on your phone, this includes walking. The app installs on iOS only but can be linked to heart rate monitors and Apple Watch. Since the app tracks all physical activities, you earn points faster than in most other apps.
You are allowed to link with other fitness apps to track your progress and import workouts from these apps. Each day, you can earn an unlimited amount of coins but there is a limit on the amount of coins you can redeem every day on donations or purchases. If you want to redeem more coin per day, upgrade your account to the Max Account.
Lympo gifts your with their LYM cryptocurrencies for walking. The cryptocurrency does not convert to cash but sports merchandise and giftcards. You can install the app on Android or iOS. Every day, the app presents you with challenges such as morning or lunchtime walk. These challenges help you build healthy habits that ultimately make you a healthier person.
On the app’s interface, you can track see details such as route you are following, distance you have covered, speed and time elapsed. You can sync the app to Apple Health. While you may not get cash, you get motivated to walk for great gifts.
How can you maximize your rewards when using walking apps for making money?
The only way to ensure that you earn lots of points is to exercise every day. This might be challenging especially if you run a busy schedule. As such, you need outside motivation such as exercising with a friend or setting exercise goals to be achieved every day.
You can also install multiple apps on your mobile phone. If you are able to update or log in details on all apps, you can earn more money for the same walk. Some people also combine running paid errands for other people with these apps. For instance, you can be paid to walk a dog and at the same time earn points on your walking app.
Even when you do not love walking, earning a few coins will definitely motivate you.
Cash, Charity or Rewards?
Do you need an app that gives you cash, one that gives you deals on selected items, one that gives your earnings to charity of one that gives you gift cards? Apps that give you one or a combination of these options are available; you only need to choose one.
Besides choosing the reward you need, you should check the terms of the rewards including redeeming limits and earning periods. Some apps have a limit on the amount of points you can earn within a given period while others allow you to earn as much as possible. If you choose gift cards or deals on selected items, be sure to check that those items are accessible from your neighborhood. If you choose Higi, for instance, ensure that there is a Higi Health Tracking Station in your neighborhood.
Look for these fitness tracking features.
Most walking apps for making money connect with fitness trackers and fitness wearables such as Fitbit. However, some are developed with tracking features; these are able to connect with motion sensors and GPS on your phone to track your walk. An app that tracks your progress is a great option as you do not have to necessarily link it with another app. If an app doesn’t track your walk, ensure it links with your favorite fitness app.
Does the app run in the background?
Some apps have to be open for them to track your workout. Others track your workout in the background making them ideal when you have many apps to run. If, for instance, you have three walking apps for making money, you will need all three to track the same walk to maximize your earnings from the apps.
Added features on the app are always welcome. Features such as maps and heart rate monitoring will enhance your workouts and ultimately your health.