Achievement App Review Exercise for moneyI’m always on the lookout for ways to get paid for getting healthier. I tried HealthyWage last year and it was the motivation I needed to lose some weight. I’ve also tried Sweatcoin and I was not a fan of the results.  Which is why I was not sure what to expect from Achievement.

Getting Started

Achievement is app-based, so the first thing you have to do is download the app. After that, you’ll need to create a login and sign up. The information you must include is your name, your date of birth, your gender, and your address. For me, my first name, last initial worked just fine. I also just put down my zip code for my address and that seemed to appease the app.

To truly get the benefit of Achievement, you’ll need to hook it up to another app on your phone such as FitBit or Apple Health. I have an iPhone so Apple Health was the easiest for me.

After that, you’re ready to go.

How Achievement Works

IMG_1777The main way you earn Achievement points is through walking.  It’s about 350 steps for every Achievement point. The nice thing is that since it operates in the background, you never need to open the app and you can still accumulate points.

You can also earn Achievement points by taking surveys (worth as much as 200 points), answering health questions (about three points per answer) or reading health articles (about five points per article).

Once you’ve earned 10,000 Achievement points, you can cash the points in for $10.

Making Money with Achievement

If you do the math, you realize that it takes a while to make any money with Achievement. If I walk 10,000 steps every day and earn one Achievement point per 350 steps, then you earn 28.57 points per day. At that rate, it will take approximately 350 days to earn $10. That’s almost a year!

Achievement Review app exercise for money

Luckily, there are other ways to add points too. I earned 113 extra points today by spending about five minutes answering questions and clicking on articles. Those aren’t always available, but taking advantage of them about once a week can certainly up your earning game.

Bottom Line

The Pluses:

  • Achievement is the best turn it on and then ignore it money earner I’ve found to date.
  • Many of the health-related questions and articles in the app are truly intelligent and useful items. There was some serious thought put into Achievement and it shows.

The Minuses:

  • It’s going to take a while to earn any money. A long while.
  • It’s tracking my every step, literally. (Some people are okay with this, some aren’t so know how you feel about it before you use it.)

When it comes to apps that you can use with your kids, Achievement gets a definite thumbs up. You don’t need to look at the app when you’re tracking your steps. The surveys don’t take up a lot of time and the articles are quick, but interesting reads. It’s definitely doable with kids.

Personally, I’m keeping the app. If I earn $10 cool, but I’m not sweating it.


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