The contestants on The Bachelor don’t make any money for appearing on the show. Each woman in the competition has to provide TV-ready outfits for every episode and put her entire life on hold for 6 to 10 weeks. Some go into major debt, cash in their 401Ks, or re-mortgage their homes- but the Bachelor makes about $100k, and he doesn’t have to pay for the engagement ring. Source Source 2 Source 3