- HealthyWage Winner
- $1,945 average weight loss prize
- Published August 17, 2020 by Niall Doherty
How does Wendy make money online?
Wendy doesn’t really exist. She’s our avatar to represent a typical winner of a weight loss challenge on HealthyWage.
HealthyWage is a website where you can bet money that you’ll reach your weight loss goal. If you win the bet, HealthyWage pays you a cash prize.
Here’s a 2018 news feature on HealthyWage that explains more about how it works:
Is HealthyWage a scam?
Based on my research, HealthyWage is a legit website and not a scam.
Media outlets that have featured HealthyWage include:
- NBC’s Today Show
- Good Morning America!
- The Wall Street Journal
- The New York Times
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How much money does Wendy make?
We analyzed 211 success stories posted on the HealthyWage website and found that the average prize awarded was $1,945.
The average weight loss for those 211 people was 64 lbs, which works out to just over $30 in prize money for every pound lost.
However, it seems those prize amounts do not factor in the amount each person paid HealthyWage to participate in a challenge.
For example, Whitney C reported paying a total of $900 to participate in a challenge:
So while Whitney ultimately won $2,659, her monetary “profit” from the challenge was only $1,759.
Therefore, if you’d like to give HealthyWage a try yourself, remember: you’ll likely have to spend a few hundred dollars AND lose significant weight to have a chance of winning a cash prize.
If you’re okay with that…
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How did Wendy get started?
Wendy would have signed up to HealthyWage here, entered a contest, and started losing weight.
What type of online business does Wendy have?
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