Losing Weight

Believe it or not, you can actually make money by losing weight. It sounds a little too good to be true, and you might be wondering if it’s a scam. Well, if you sign up at either of the sites, you can be sure that it is not a scam. These two sites are DietBet and MyAchievement.

Achievement is based on points that you can redeem for cash. Each point is worth one-tenth of a penny, so it takes 10,000 points to get a $10 payout. You can get points on Achievement in a variety of ways. These include logging your weight, tracking your meditation habits, keeping track of certain symptoms like migraines, and a whole lot more. An exercise that you track could reward you up to 80 points each day, and more passive things like diet and sleep schedule tracking rewards you up to six points per day.  The flexibility of this hustle is what landed it on our Side Hustle Master List. 

Accountability Changes Behavior

We think the concept of these tools are rather fascinating.  Players get hooked on the accountability, social support, and inspiration of the “games” themselves.  This ultimately leads to dropping a few quick pounds and hopefully building healthier lifestyles.  It’s a unique concept, which makes perfect sense.  Have you ever had a fitness bet with a friend?  That social pressure forces you to make a concrete commitment. The arrangement holds your feet to the fire, which usually leads to a change in behavior.  That’s 100% what these services are offering.  They’ve packaged the concept, converted it into a game at scale, where both the business and the individuals ultimately derive benefit.

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