If you have been searching for a few creative ways to get paid to ride your bike, hiking, walking, or any other exercise you can think of, then you have definitely come to the right place.
Over the summer, I have actually been pretty active walking and hitting up the bike trail when I have some free time in between blogging and my many other daily activities.
I have actually got to explore many new areas that I had never even heard of prior to my massive bike rides that I have been going on quite frequently over the last 4 to 5 months.
I’m actually quite bummed that summer is over but I’m ready for fall and some cooler temperatures as this has been one of the hottest summers ever this year.
Anyway, within this time, I have done some pretty hefty research on this and searched the internet to see if it truly was possible for you to earn money from walking, riding your bike, jogging, or even working out.
What information did I uncover?
That’s what I’ll be discussing in the following post so you’ll definitely want to stick around and continue reading so you don’t miss out on any of this exciting information.
There are a few ways for you to earn money with this hobby or passion of yours but I’ll mainly be covering the top 2 ways that I have earned money from riding my bike.
I’m sure that many of you guys may have questions concerning this topic and I’ll be doing my absolute best to answer them within the context of this post.
However, if for some strange reason I fail to answer your questions, I encourage you to leave them for me within the comment section below.
Do we have a deal?
Let’s get started, shall we?
What You’ll Need To Get Started
Before I get started sharing my experience with you guys there are a few things that you’ll obviously gonna need before you venture out on your own and attempt to do this.
They are as follows:
If you already own a bicycle and have a decent smartphone, the only thing you’ll need to do is download & install the 2 apps I listed above.
These apps are free and you can access them by clicking on the respective links above.
There are a plethora of fitness type apps out there that will pay you to walk along with many other forms of exercise.
However, the 2 that I have linked too above are the ones that I have tested & tried out for myself.
I have also already received a payment from 1 of the 2 apps I listed above so I know that they pay.
Now that you have an idea of what you’ll need to have prior to getting started let’s dig deeper into this to see who it’s geared towards the most.
Let’s continue moving forward, shall we?
Who Is This For?
Obviously this is geared towards people who are somewhat in shape and physically fit as it requires a great deal of exercising and riding a bike for fairly long distances to make this worth your time.
However, this opportunity is open to all walks of life no matter who you are.
Keep in mind though if you are self motivated and the type of person who is into setting goals & smashing them then I don’t personally think this would cater to you.
If you are trying to lose some weight and start living a more healthy lifestyle then it’s highly imperative that you have some type of exercise routine in place.
Riding a bike is one of the best ways to lose weight and get in shape that I can think of.
I have lost 15 pounds in 1 month by simply taking a bike ride 2 times a week and this is actually quite mind-blowing to be completely honest with you guys today.
How It Works
Before any of this will work you’ll need to sync your default health app (Samsung Health) OR (Apple Health) to both of these apps so that it can track your movement and keep track of your steps.
Once you have synced your health application with these apps then it’s time to go for a bike ride.
Depending on the town or city you live in will determine how effective this can be for you and ultimately how much you’ll earn with it.
I live in Ohio where there are plenty of bike paths in the city I reside in which I absolutely love.
There is actually 1 right next to the apt complex I live in that connects multiple cities together and is nearly 20 miles long one way.
Pretty sweet if I might say so myself.
Wouldn’t you guys, agree?
If you are using an Android device like me, you’ll simply need to scroll down to exercise towards the bottom and choose which form of exercise you want to engage in.
Select the activity that you want to engage in by clicking it within the app.
Click on the cycling icon and enter your distance and hit the start button.
The timer will count down and start measuring things like your movement, speed, distance, cities you’re in, as well as your estimated ETA.
If you’re anything like me, you like to set a few goals and work on setting a record that you want to beat every time you go for a ride.
I have actually beat my record and a few goals that I set several times and have had to set new goals and records that I would like to beat.
How Much Can You Make Riding A Bike?
Like any type of app of this nature, the earning potential here is extremely limited.
If you have come to this post with hopes of earning enough money to quit your J.O.B then I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this isn’t humanly possible.
The whole idea of this app is to reward you for doing healthy activities and motivate you to live a healthier lifestyle.
If you’re looking for an opportunity to learn how to build something of value that can earn you a substantial amount of money online then you might want to check out affiliate marketing as a viable alternative.
With that being said here is a screenshot of a payment I received from Achievement back in July that was sent directly to my PayPal account.
This may not seem like much but when you combine this with the sweatcoin app along with the many other health apps out there this really can start to add up.
Especially if you’re already someone who works out on a day to day basis and already have these activities incorporated into your daily routine.
You might as well get paid for doing them, right?
How much you’ll make here is really totally dependent on how motivated you are and whether you’re the type of person who enjoys taking a bike ride or engaging in some form of exercise.
In addition to PayPal cash Sweatcoin also has a great selection of high quality merchandise for you to choose from if you would rather receive merchandise instead.
A Much More Lucrative Way To Make Money Riding A Bike
If the thought of downloading & installing another app on your phone doesn’t appeal to you then listen up to what I’m about to say.
While I do find these apps to be pretty cool & fun to play around with the potential to earn any serious cash here isn’t possible.
If you’re passionate about exercising, working out and cycling and you would like to take this passion and learn how to turn it into a full time money making business then you might want to check out Wealthy Affiliate.
This is the place where I learned how to take my hobbies & things that I’m passionate about and turn them into an online business doing something I love.
If you’re passionate about cycling or any of the related activities associated with it then I would highly recommend you check out WA for yourself to see if they can help you out as much as they have helped me.
In the past 6 years that I have been a member, I have learned more about marketing and online business than I ever would if I was to take some college class or enroll in a traditional university.
My Closing Thoughts
I really hope this post has given you guys some type of insight into how you can get paid for doing things that you are likely doing on a daily basis.
Why not get paid for these activities and put some extra greenbacks in your wallet?
You feel me?
If you follow the steps that I have laid out for you within this post and take action on them you could be that much closer to cashing out your first PayPal payment or receiving some cool merchandise.
Questions, comments, or any personal experience you would like to share with other people about how much you initially earned from riding your bike?
I would love to hear all about it and answer any lingering questions you may have in the comments below.
Until Next Time
~Your Friend, Scott~