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Struggling to lose weight?  Get paid to get in shape.  Studies show that people have better weight loss success when there’s a financial incentive involved.  If you’re ready to shed a few pounds and earn some extra cash, these are the apps you need to download.


HealthyWage gives people the opportunity to earn cash prizes by betting on their weight loss success.  Users can participate in individual or team challenges to win up to $10,000.  To get started in a solo challenge, you’ll need to enter some information into their special calculator.  They want to know how much weight you want to lose, the time frame and your monthly wager.  Based on this information, you’ll be given a prize range.  If your hard work pays off and you hit your weight loss goal, they’ll pay you.  But if you miss the mark, your money will be used to keep HealthyWage running.


Nearly 60% of people have already downloaded a health-related app on their smartphone.  If you’re part of the majority, then you need to starting using the Achievement app ASAP.  You can earn points for connecting your health apps and doing the activities you normally do.  They also offer points for referring friends and participating in health studies.  Once you reach 10,000 points, you can redeem them for a $10 reward.  Achievement is compatible with over 30 apps including Fitbit, Apple Health and MyFitnessPal.


DietBet is another app that lets you place bets on your weight loss.  Depending on how much weight you want to lose, you can participate in challenges on 3 different levels.  Just choose a game and put money in the pot to begin.  On the Kickstarter level, you’ll aim to lose 4% of your body weight within 4 weeks.  The next level is Transformer in which people aim to lose 10% of their body weight in 6 months.  Finally, you have the Maintainer for those committed to keeping the weight off for 12 months.  If you reach your goal, you’ll split the pot with the other winners.

Charity Miles

If you’re the type of person who’s always donating to a good cause, Charity Miles is a great way to help others and get fit.  Unlike the other apps we’ve mentioned, this one won’t put any money in your pocket.  Instead, the money you earn goes to the charity of your choice.  Charity Miles works with over 40 incredible organizations including the ASPCA, Feeding America and (RED).  Whether you choose to go running, hiking or dancing, just log the activity and you’ll earn money for every mile you move.