The last month has been a challenge. I quit my job that made me absolutely miserable and decided to spend some time doing the things that make me happy while also being able to pay the bills. My first day of “funemployment” was the greatest day ever. I was living a nightmare every single day and finally saw the light when I woke up that first day after resigning. Then it all began to settle. I wanted to have fun and enjoy my freedom but I also needed to get paid.
Well, I figured out how to do just that. I knew I loved fitness and being active so I wanted to get paid for it without needing any degree or certification.
I was immediately drawn to this method because I already walk my own dog so I knew this would be easy for me to do. I signed up to be a walker through Wag! and was able to start making money within a day of being accepted! With just 3-4 walks a day, I got an average of 15,000 steps in daily. On some days, I even got in 20,000. This was a great addition to my fitness routine and I was getting paid for it! The best part was that I got to choose my schedule and accept walks near me no matter where I was during the day.
Once I got familiar with the app and the clients, I was able to do things that were a little extra which earned me some pretty good tips in addition to my payout for each walk. Wag! also pays you if you wear their swag on your walks which is a great way to make extra money walking.
Betting on Your Health
Another great way to earn money for getting healthy is betting on your health. By simply setting a goal and achieving it, you can potentially earn a lot of money! Sites like DietBet, RunBet, and HealthyWage earn you a return on a small investment for crushing your fitness goals. DietBet and RunBet get a group of people together to bet on their fitness goals. Each member of the bet puts a set amount into the pot and the winners split the pot.
Don’t have a group of people to put a bet together with? HealthyWage allows you to bet against yourself and your earnings are dependent on the goals you set up in the beginning. You can even join larger challenges which can earn you over $15,000!
Getting Steps in and Paid While Shopping
I don’t know about you, but I get a ridiculous amount of steps in while shopping around the mall, Target, Costco, and Walmart. Why not get paid to walk around stores you already shop at? Shopkick is a sweet app that pays users in Amazon, Target, Starbucks gift cards and more for scanning items in various retailers. If you buy the product, you earn even more points towards gift cards to earn them faster!
Secret Shopping Gyms
I love working out and trying new workout programs but many boutique fitness studios are pretty pricey for a drop-in class. If you’ve never been to the gym, you can probably get a first-time discount or even free class. But wouldn’t you rather get paid for going and get it for free? I would!
I love secret shopping because it allows me to try new things and get paid to go on dates with my boyfriend, try a new lunch spot, and go to cool new spots in the area. I’ve come across many fitness shopping opportunities and have tried some as well! I’ve been paid as much as $30 for trying a 45 minute fitness class and all I had to do was workout and report back to the shopping agency what happened during my experience. Pretty sweet, huh?
There are a lot of secret shopping sites to find shops on but my favorite site is iSecretShop. I love this one because it is reliable and has the best shop opportunities out of all of the sites I’ve used.
Lastly, fitness-related referral programs can put a pretty good chunk of change in your pocket in various ways. Check with your gym to see if there are any benefits you receive for referring a friend. My gym has given out gift cards to spas and even Amazon for referring friends. They’ve also offered promotions where you get a discount on your monthly fee for referring a friend.
Check out your favorite fitness products. Does your favorite supplement brand offer free products for referring friends to purchase them? Maybe your favorite fitness equipment runs a referral program?
Getting discounts and free products that you already use is a great way to get paid because you’re saving money on an expense you already have!
I would love to hear about your experience trying these methods! DM me on IG.
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