Make Easy Money Walking
I blog and make podcasts and radio shows about walking. So I do a lot of walking every day. I did some research into any possible ways of getting a reward for all this effort and it turned out that there are lots of possibilities. Here’s one that allows you to earn Sweatcoin.
Sweatcoin is an app for your phone that tracks your movement and rewards you for movement with a crypto currency called SweatCoins. You can download it to your iPhone or Android.
What’s a SweatCoin worth?
At the time of writing 1 sweatcoin (SWC) is approximately worth 20 cents or to put it another way 20 SWC equals $1 (USD).
Go ahead and download the app to your phone and follow along with this guide to find out why this is such a sweet deal.
I’ve tested the app on a day (12th July – below) when I did most of my steps outside. I walked 20,314 steps and I earned 19.29SWC, which is the most I’ve ever earned. So it looks as though you earn around 1 sweatcoin for every 1054 steps.
But it does vary because sweatcoin has a program for determining whether or not a step was genuine and as I found today at my cost when I tried to run the steps rather than walk them, my 10,607 steps have only earned me 3.61 SweatCoins, a rate of 2939 per SWC. So don’t run just walk and remember to turn your battery saver off otherwise you’ll also lose steps.
Officially 1000 steps = 0.95 Sweat Coins.
The End Game
My goal is to simply earn 20,000 SWC and convert them in $1000 paypal cash. However there are lots of local offers in the app if you want a more instant reward from your sweatcoins.
You can also check in the app for daily rewards which pay 1SWC and if you do that every day you’ll boost your earnings by 7SWC per week.
Recruit Your Friends
The Sweatcoin app gives you a personalised link to share. For every person who installs the app, you’ll get 5SWC. If you’ve enjoyed reading my blog about Sweatcoin please pay the favour forward and use my link to install the app. Click this.
Will it drain my battery?
Yes! It’s going to run in the background and it’s going to use some battery. Don’t let that scare you off. Lots of apps run in the background and use battery power, but they don’t all give you a cash reward. So I think you have to balance the battery usage against the gains you make from the app. You could always remove an app that uses battery and gives you nothing in return.
You can earn up to 5.00SWC with the standard free ‘Mover’ subscription that you automatically get enrolled on when you install the app. Now if you are willing to give back some sweatcoins each month you can gradually remove the caps on your coin earning potential.
- Shaker costs 4.75 SWC/month – up to 10 SWC per day or 300 SWC per month.
- Quaker costs 20 SWC/Month – up to 15 SWC per day or 450 SWC per month.
- Breaker costs 30 SWC/Month – allows you to earn 20 SWC per day or 600 SWC per month.
- A trouble maker SWC is promised, but it’s not available yet.
You can try each package free for a month, to get an idea of what your maximum earning potential might be e.g. there is no point subscribing to Quaker if you can only earn 5SWC per day. On the other hand if you are losing SWC every day then it’s time to go up a level on the subscription.
Sweatcoin is a great little app to have running in the background that will pay you for what you are going to do anyway i.e. walk outside.
Since installing it on my phone I’ve had an incentive to walk even more than I did before and I’m getting really fit. I walked just over 17km on 1 day!
You just feel so much better about enjoying a walk when you know you’re getting paid for it and the better you feel about walking the more likely you are to do it.
The battery drain is minimal compared to other apps that run in the background and there are lots of in app interactions that allow you to boost your earnings.
So it’s over to you. Let me know how you get on with it in the comments below. Will it increase the amount of walking you’re going to do? Will you save up the sweatcoins or will you spend them and do you know of any other great ways for making walking and exercise pay?