Here’s How to Get Paid to Lose Weight in 2018

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Dean Drobot /

The last time I had a fitness program I stuck with, it was given to me by a drill sergeant and wasn’t exactly optional. In other words, you could say I’m not a fan of working out.

But as a MTNer, I am a fan of making money. So, when I found out there were ways I could make money by getting in shape, I had to write about it.

Work out with Swagbucks

Swagbucks is an online rewards program that pays you for watching videos, taking surveys, using its search engine and playing games. It also gives you cash back for online purchases at thousands of retailers, including Amazon and Walmart. Click here to see everything it offers.

All those things are great, and it’s why we recommend Swagbucks to make a little extra spending money from home in your free time. But what’s new to me is the company’s collection of fitness videos.

For example, there’s a six-minute SoulCycle workout that would make a great warmup, followed by a 16-minute yoga video and a 21-minute workout from Men’s Fitness that looks like it could make a good routine. So that’s almost a 45-minute workout, and Swagbucks would pay me to do it.

Mind you, it’s not a lot of money — this isn’t going to be my new job. But making some money is a pretty nice motivator that might get me moving.

Although on the other hand, the site will also pay you to watch cooking videos. So, be careful, or it might end up being a wash.

Click here to learn more or sign up, or check out “5 Ways to Score Free Gift Cards and Cash in 1 Place.

Step it up with HealthyWage

Swagbucks is a nice start, but there’s another website that really can help you shed pounds while also boosting the amount of money you can make from workouts. It’s called HealthyWage.

With HealthyWage, you set yourself a weight-loss goal of losing a certain number of pounds within a specific timeframe. Then, you wager money each month that you’ll meet your goal.

For example, let’s say you wanted to lose 24 pounds in 12 months and you decide to wager just $25 per month. According to the website’s calculator, HealthyWage would pay you somewhere between $333 and $882.35 at the end of the year for losing that amount of weight.

So, imagine yourself this time next year 24 pounds lighter and with your holiday shopping completely paid for. In a nutshell, that’s HealthyWage.

Willing to put a little more on the line? Upping your wager to $100 per month would mean a payout at the end of the year between $1,333 and $1,950 if you meet that same goal.

Just remember, if you don’t hit whatever goal you set for yourself, you’re out the money you wagered. Now, that’s powerful motivation.

To play around with the site’s calculator and see what you’d be willing to commit to and how much you could win, click here to visit HealthyWage and get paid to get in shape.

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