Walking is a part of everyday life, so wouldn’t it be great if you could get paid for doing it?
You may be surprised by the number of apps that pay you to walk. In this article, we’ll take a look at more than 20 options.
If you get a lot of exercise already, some of these apps will allow you to easily earn rewards for that exercise. Other apps will give you the motivation to start getting more exercise. Extra motivation can be really helpful!
The apps covered at the beginning of the article will give you the best chance to earn a significant amount of money. In most cases, you’ll be providing a service that involves a lot of walking.
Many of the apps listed later in the article will compensate you simply for walking. While they allow you to make a little extra money for something you’re already doing, or give you some motivation to get more exercise, you’re not going to earn a huge amount of money with these types of apps. So if you’re looking for a serious income, pay extra attention to the first 5 apps listed.
Apps That Pay You To Walk
Rover is a website/app that connects pet owners with dog walkers and pet sitters. You can create a free profile at Rover and list your services as a dog walker. Pet owners in your local area can then find you through Rover and hire you.
Obviously, this involves a little more effort as compared to an app that automatically credits you with some points for your steps, but you have the potential to make so much more as a dog walker (plus, pet lovers can make money from a hobby).
There are many pet owners who are in need of someone to walk their dog, either because they’re not home or because they’re not physically able to do it themselves. The services are in demand, it pays pretty well, and Rover makes it easy to find work since they have a huge user base.
Dog walking presents, in my opinion, the best earning potential if you’re looking to make money from walking. As a bonus, you can also use some of the apps listed later in this article to earn more money while you’re walking dogs.
Wag is another app that helps pet owners to find dog walkers. It works very similarly to Rover. You can sign up as a walker and create your profile for free so pet owners in your local area can find and hire you.
DoorDash is a popular restaurant delivery service that allows customers to order food from their favorite restaurants and get it delivered to their home or office. You can sign up to become a “dasher” and get paid to make deliveries. Once you’ve signed up, it will take about 1-2 weeks to complete the approval process, which includes a background check. After you’ve been approved, you can choose your own hours and login to the app to start receiving orders near you. It’s an ideal weekend job if you’re looking to make a little extra money.
DoorDash is currently active in more than 4,000 cities in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. In some (but not all) markets you are able to make deliveries on foot. In other markets, you may need to use a car or a bike.
Like the dog walking opportunity, making deliveries gives you a chance to earn some real money while getting exercise.
Postmates is another food delivery app that is similar to DoorDash. Anyone can sign up to deliver for Postmates, and you can make deliveries by car, bike, or even on foot.
If you’re in an urban area, it’s possible to make extra money by walking and delivering food through Postmates.
Of course, in order for this to be a viable option, you’ll need to live or work in the right area. A rural location is not going to work for deliveries if you’re walking. Keep in mind that the schedule is totally flexible, so if you work in the city you could make some money on your lunch break, or even stay in the area for a short time after work and take advantage of the busy dinner hour.
Instacart is a grocery delivery service that offers two different options for making money. First, you can sign up to be a shopper without being involved in the delivery process. Your job will involve walking around the grocery store to get the items purchased by the customer. As an in-store shopper, you would be a part-time employee and you’d benefit from flexible hours.
If you’d like to be a full-service shopper, you would be responsible for doing the shopping and making deliveries. You’ll need your own vehicle and this will require some driving in addition to the walking. Instacart’s full-service shoppers are independent contractors who set their own hours.
HealthyWage is an option that comes with a bit of risk, but it can also serve as a great motivator. You won’t directly earn money for walking, but you can earn money based on losing weight, and walking can obviously help you to lose weight.
With HealthyWage you will make a weight-loss bet. If you hit the target weight by the end date of the bet, you can win up to $10,000. The amount you can win will depend on factors like your current weight, how much you want to lose, how fast you want to lose it (wagers are at least 6 months long), your sex, your height, your waist measurement, and how much you are willing to bet per month. They have a calculator on their site. You can enter your details and see how much you could win.
In addition to doing a wager on your own, you can also start a challenge with friends and family, or compete in a corporate wellness program.
Making a wager is a great way to give yourself some motivation to hit your weight loss goals, but keep in mind that you’ll lose the money if you don’t hit your weight loss goal.
Sweatcoin is a popular app that converts your outdoor steps to cryptocurrency (Sweatcoins). The app uses your phone’s accelerometers and GPS location to track and count your steps, and then it converts the steps into Sweatcoins. For every verified 1,000 steps, you’ll get 0.95 Sweatcoins.
One of the most important things to understand about Sweatcoin is that only outdoor steps will earn anything. Indoor steps will be counted, but they wonR