25 ways to get paid to walk (yes, really!)


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If you’re looking to make a little extra money and get in better shape, use one of these mobile apps to get paid to walk! Full disclosure, you won’t get rich using these apps, but you certainly can make a few extra bucks while encouraging yourself to get in shape!

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Yes, you can really get paid for walking

Yes, even though you most likely walk every day anyway, you can still get paid to walk. There are many apps and programs that will pay you to walk without having a full-time side hustle.


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Why do apps pay you to walk?

Apps pay you to walk to offer motivation for improving your health. Although many people exercise or walk for their health, many do not. Receiving financial motivation will encourage numerous individuals to begin walking.

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What is the best app to get paid for walking?

Although some apps offer better benefits than others, the best apps are dependent on what you are interested in, such as earning cash, rewards, prizes, Amazon gift cards, helping others, etc. The majority of these phone apps require you to link a fitness tracker such as a watch or even a mobile app like Google Fit.

All of the apps detailed below enable you to make extra money.

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1. Sweatcoin

Using the Sweatcoin app enables you to earn cryptocurrency, referred to as Sweatcoins. There is no sign-up fee, and you can upgrade to increase the number of coins you earn per day. Only outside walking registers on the app, so GPS must be turned on.

Is sweatcoin real?

Sweatcoin is definitely real. It is a type of cryptocurrency or digital currency you can earn by running or walking. Once you have downloaded the app onto your phone, your outdoor steps are tracked throughout the day. For every 1,000 steps you take, you will earn roughly one Sweatcoin. You can redeem your coins for gifts, including music downloads, magazines, running shoes, healthy energy drinks, digital watches and electronics.

You can cash out your Sweatcoins for a variety of items, including PayPal, Amazon cards, sunglasses, food boxes, subscriptions and shoes. Sweatcoin is essentially an alternative currency, derived from mining. You earn coins through physical exercise and activities. Sweatcoin is similar to Bitcoin. To earn Bitcoin, miners must solve complicated equations. With Sweatcoin, the steps you take in real life are what generate the Sweatcoins.

The difference with Sweatcoin is your coins are guaranteed as opposed to being found at random. Since Bitcoin is limited, a lot of miners spend months working without receiving a single Bitcoin. If you are a runner, you can earn one Sweatcoin in a total of eight minutes or less. You start by installing the app on your iPhone. Sweatcoin is expected to be available for Android in the future. Your physical activity, such as walking or running, is tracked because the app is running in the background.

Every time you take 1,000 steps, you will receive 0.95 Sweatcoins as a reward. You can redeem your coins immediately with exciting low-cost offers, including magazine subscriptions and music downloads. You can also save your Sweatcoins for big-ticket items, including running shoes, video game consoles and digital watches. At one point in time, you could get PS4+ games by redeeming several hundred Sweatcoins.

How many Sweatcoins is $1?

Approximately 20 Sweatcoins is the equivalent of $1.

How many steps is 20,000 Sweatcoins?

To earn 20000 Sweatcoins, the individual would have to take 21 million verified steps.

How do you convert Sweatcoins to cash?

Your best option is finding an exchange for purchasing and selling Sweatcoins. You can also put in the effort to locate a buyer. There are numerous investors interested in purchasing Sweatcoins. The purchase price is set by the investor. You will either have to accept the offer or decline. The amount currently offered for Sweatcoins is not set. This means the price per coin is continually changing.

You may be able to sell your coins for as much as $0.10 each or as little as $0.02 cents. Although this may not seem like a lot, you can earn a lot of Sweatcoins through physical activity by running or walking six miles each day. This will earn you between 45 and 50 coins each week. By saving your coins, you can make a much more significant amount of cash.

There are also apps that will pay you to walk, such as dog walking or paid online surveys. Some of the apps offer new features, performance and great benefits. To help you earn extra cash and make extra money, some of these apps are detailed below.

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2. StepBet

StepBet enables you to bet on yourself by establishing fitness goals. If you reach your goals, you receive money; if you do not, you lose money. The app uses your current level of fitness to help establish your goals.

If you do not reach your goals for six weeks, you will lose money. The average bet placed is $40.

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3. Achievement

The Achievement app is an excellent money-making app. You are paid to complete different exercises such as walking, running, biking and swimming. Your activities are logged in daily.

You receive six points for logging weight loss or gain, sleep schedule, food intake and sharing your experience through social media. A maximum of 80 points can be earned daily for logging exercise. You are paid $10 for every 1000 points, which can help make weight loss easier to stay motivated.

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4. Fit for Bucks

You can earn points by downloading the Fit for Bucks app and connecting it to your Apple Watch or activity tracker. Your points can be redeemed for exercise classes, massages and drinks at local merchants. This app is only available in Los Angeles.

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5. Higi

Higi has health tracking stations throughout the country at pharmacies. You are measured for numerous parameters with this health app, including weight, body fat, pulse and blood pressure. You receive rewards for completing health station check-ins. Higi connects you to many different apps and fitness trackers to receive your rewards from many activities, including walking.

You receive weekly and monthly challenges. You can earn points every day for walking roughly one mile. You can redeem your rewards for gear, but you will need to make a purchase. This is an excellent way to receive discounts on a lot of different products. You also have the option of donating your points to charity.

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6. Charity Miles

The Charity Miles app enables you to donate the money you earn walking to charity. The app was created specifically to help you make donations by merely walking. The app is similar to Walk-A-Thon, but you will not need to ask anyone for cash. Charity Miles uses your phone’s motion sensors and GPS for daily tracking. You can receive rewards for walking, cycling and running and also log indoor workouts, such as running on a treadmill.

You must physically open the app to receive your rewards. This means every time you want to track your workout, you must open the app. You can choose to donate to more than 40 worthy charities, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Wounded Warrior Project, the National Park Foundation, the World Wildlife Fund, Feeding America, and Habitat for Humanity. You should not have any difficulty finding a cause you believe in through Charity Miles.

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7. Walgreens Balance Rewards

When you walk, you receive Balance Rewards points through Walgreens Balance Rewards. The points go toward your Walgreens Redemption Dollars. If you are a Walgreens shopper, this is also an excellent way to meet your weight loss goal. You need to go to the Walgreens website to sign up for a Balance Reward account to begin. Once you have created an account, you can sign into the Walgreens app.

You will then be linked to a fitness tracker. You can either use your phone’s sensor or your choice of different kinds of fitness trackers. Every time you walk one mile, you earn 20 points. Your monthly point limit is 1,000. You also earn points when you log your blood measurements or weight.

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8. Earth Miles

The Earth Miles app is unique because the more difficult the task you complete, the more points you earn. You will receive more points for running than walking, even if the distance is the same. You can redeem your points for health-related rewards, including supplements and classes.

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9. Carrot

The Carrot app was initially released in 2015 in British Columbia. The app was forced to close in 2019 because all funds were depleted. Carrot Rewards 2.0 has released through new ownership. The app will most likely work in the same way as previously.

The key feature of the app is the step challenges. When you initially sign up, you need to allow approximately one week for your steps to be analyzed to achieve your step goal.

Once your goal is determined, you will be able to begin earning points. As with any new app, bug fixes are aimed at helping you achieve your fitness goals. Points are earned for reaching your daily step goal, completing challenges with friends to reach your goals as a team and meeting your daily step goal five times within seven days. You can also earn additional points by taking health surveys.

You can earn Drop points which pay you for shopping, Petro-Points, Aeroplan Miles and Scene points to earn free movies. Carrot is currently only available through a waiting list. There is no guarantee the app will perform in the same way as in the past.

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10. Runtopia

If you want to earn money walking, Runtopia is a good option. The purpose of the app is to help you improve your fitness level. You receive rewards as a bonus. You set your own personal goals for walking, running, or cycling. During your workouts, you can even listen to an audio coach. The app has built-in training programs to help you warm up, lose weight, stretch and more.

Although the majority of the features are free, you will need to pay for a premium membership for a few of them. You earn Sports Coins for participation within your community and the completion of your daily tasks. You can redeem your Sports Coins for PayPal cash, coupons, free memberships and products. You need to use your coins before March 1st of each year, or they will expire.

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11. LifeCoin

LifeCoin is extremely similar to Sweatcoin, but the look is entirely different. The functions of both are nearly identical. LifeCoins can only be earned for taking outdoor steps. Free users can earn a maximum of five LifeCoins per day. There are several ways this app is different than Sweatcoin. You have the option of paying $4.33 per month to increase your maximum daily LifeCoins to 10. Your subscription also includes Azumio premium.

This provides you with premium access to all of Azumio’s top apps. LifeCoin also gives you the ability to make a selection from a wide range of gift cards or to redeem your coins for physical merchandise such as Beats headphones, a quadcopter, or Airpods. Since the available rewards are always changing, they are offered on a first-come basis. You will always have a different selection of merchandise to choose from.

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12. Lympo

If you want to start getting paid for walking, take a look at Lympo. This is an excellent way to earn extra money online. In addition to receiving payment for your steps, you will also receive payment for the completion of both running and walking challenges. New challenges are always being added to the Lympo app. Once you complete a challenge, you will start to earn LYM tokens. You can redeem them for rewards. One of the best parts of Lympo is your challenges can be completed either outside or inside, and you can even complete your challenge on a treadmill. 

You also can connect numerous health trackers to your app, so tracking becomes even more accessible. Currently, your LYM tokens are redeemable for products offered in your app. LYM tokens do have a cash value. This means there may be an LYM wallet in the future for withdrawing your tokens. Lympo is also beginning to offer giveaways for various products and Amazon gift cards.

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13. PK Rewards

In the past, PK Rewards was called PK Coin. You are paid for general exercise, including walking and working out. You can earn rewards as long as you keep moving. Before every workout, such as biking, hiking, walking, or running, you need to open your PK Rewards app on an Apple Watch or phone. Bluetooth trackers are also supported. You then press Start Earning. This is the only way to be sure your app will be accurate.

After you have completed your workout, you need to open your app again and press the button so your effort and time can be calculated. This is referred to as your Effort Score and is how you receive coins. Your rewards are better when you put a lot of effort into your workout. Your coins can be redeemed for rewards, including top brands such as Amazon and Nike.

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14. FitPotato

FitPotato has a lot of similarities with StepBet. The difference is you can do much more than merely walking for cash. To be able to win a higher reward, you need to make a bet on yourself. Every week, FitPotato offers a cash prize pool — generally $1,000. To have a chance of winning the pool, you need to place a $5 bet on yourself. You can make money walking fast by completing three jog/run/walk step sessions successfully. The majority of sessions currently require you to take 6,000 steps.

The number of steps required may change in the future. When you have completed the week, you need to open your app so your actions can be synced. If all three of your sessions have been completed successfully, you will receive a share of the prize pool. The only downside is the FitPotato app is currently a little clunky.

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15. Winwalk

Right now, Winwalk is only available if you have an Android phone. The app is both straightforward and simple. Winwalk is like a pedometer because it is capable of counting your steps. You will not need to use GPS because the app uses the built-in sensor on your phone for counting all of your actions. Both outdoor and indoor steps qualify.

Every time you take 100 steps, you earn one coin. The maximum number of coins you can make each day is 100. This will require you to take 10,000 steps. You can redeem your coins for rewards, including free Starbucks gift cards, free Amazon gift cards and free Walmart gift cards. If you have an Android phone and are already walking, this is an ideal way to get a few free rewards.

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16. FitFetti

You can only use FitFetti if you have an iOS device. Once you have established a link with FitBit, all of your steps are directly tracked right through your iPhone. You can earn a variety of rewards by reaching your step goals.

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17. Rover

To find dog walking opportunities, take a look at Rover. This is an excellent way to make money. If you love dogs, you can find jobs for dog walking through Rover. The app will enable you to find clients willing to pay for walking their dogs. The majority of apps only pay for the steps you take. Although you can find this type of job in other ways, Rover is a much simpler way to bring the gigs to you.

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18. Healthy Wage

Healthy Wage will not pay you for walking. What you can do is place a bet on yourself to lose a specific amount of weight. If you reach your goal, you can win a maximum of $10,000. One of the best benefits of the app is motivation.

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19. DoorDash

DoorDash is an app offering food delivery. You can earn a lot of money this way, you have no minimum number of orders required for your account to remain active and you select the hours you want to work. DoorDash offers you a flexible way to walk while delivering orders and earning cash.

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20. GigWalk

The GigWalk app allows you to gather data for numerous companies. You complete small jobs while walking around your area. Some of the jobs offered include looking at various displays and taking photographs of signs. GigWalk is very useful if there are a lot of stores in your area and you can walk around comfortably. This enables you to receive the best possible earnings for your time.

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21. Postmates

Although Postmates is a delivery service, it is not strictly based on food. The courier service will pay you to make deliveries. During peak times, Postmates pays an average of $19 per hour. You keep every single dollar you have earned.

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22. ShopKick

The ShopKick app enables you to earn Kicks or rewards while you are shopping. Your Kicks can be redeemed for gift cards. There are different ways to earn Kicks, including:

• Scanning barcodes for specific products
• Making purchases online
• Walking into specific stores
• Watching videos in-app
• Submitting a receipt for a purchase
• Using a linked card to make a purchase

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23. Deliver newspapers

One of the most traditional ways of receiving payment for walking is delivering newspapers in your area. Some newspapers have apps; for others, a visit to the local office is necessary. Individual businesses may also pay you to walk around making deliveries.

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24. Become a sign holder

A lot of companies will now pay you just to hold a sign. Although you will not be earning a lot of money, this is an excellent opportunity just to walk around. You are literally being paid for walking while holding a sign.

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25. Instacart

One of the most popular grocery delivery services is Instacart. You have two different options for earning money. Your first option is signing up as a shopper. No involvement in the delivery process is required. You will be walking through a grocery store to gather the items customers have purchased. You will be classified as an in-store shopper. This makes you a part-time employee with the advantage of flexible hours.

Your second option is to become a full-service shopper. Your responsibilities will include making deliveries and performing all of the shopping. You must have a vehicle and be willing to drive in addition to walking. As a full-service shopper through Instacart, you will be classified as an independent contractor. This means you can choose the hours you want to work.

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Wrapping it up

Whether you’re trying to get in shape or want to make extra money doing your daily activities, running an app in the background that counts your steps is one of the best passive income strategies that doesn’t require any work!

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