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How to Make Money with Swagbucks
Swagbucks is a website which rewards you with 'Swag' points from doing daily tasks, answering polls, searches, watching online videos and other activities.
I've been using the website for some time now and wanted to share how you too could get started with making a bit of extra money from Swagbucks.
In this hub, I'll share tips and tricks on getting started, earning more swagbucks each day and how you can cash out to earn real money from the website.
New: Swagbucks Tutorial Video
Get Signed Up
Obviously, you need to sign up in order to get started.
Once you're on the site, navigate your way and fill in the basic account information so you can setup your account.
The process is just like any other website so it's quick and easy.
Top Ways of Earning with Swagbucks
In this section, I'll share how you can begin earning swag points which ultimately will be redeemed for real money (through Amazon or Paypal).
The search feature is similar to what you're already using with Google, Yahoo or Bing. To maximize this approach, try to search a few times throughout the day as Swagbucks resets the counter so you can end up earning a lot from doing basic searches. You don't earn a lot of swag points but sometimes you can get big bonuses (I got 50 the other day for a single search).
2. Swagbucks TV
Like Youtube, there are a ton of interesting videos on the network which reward you for every video you watch. You don't truly need to watch them all the way through because 30 seconds in, you'll get 10%. Add the 10% up to 100%, fill in the Captcha and you'll get 3 Swagbucks.
Like I mentioned above, you can begin earning additional swagbucks by referring other people to the website. In your user account, you can find a referral link which, upon signup, you begin earning points if your referrals stick to the website. The easiest way to do this is to share it with your friends, family and relatives or even write about it (like here) or post your link on social media websites.
4. Swagbucks Codes
The Swagbucks codes are generally shared on the social networks for the Swagbucks site such as Facebook, Twitter and their blog. These codes expire quickly so you need to check them regularly (try in the morning). You could always use a website like http://sc-s.com/ which keeps an up-to-date list of the current Swagbucks codes.
5. Swagbucks Mobile
They have a new app which allows you to earn on the go. This is helpful when you're sitting around and don't have much to do. You can earn through videos and normal activity.
The tasks are just simple tasks you can do to earn points - they're okay but they do get boring. Polls are generally held throughout the day and all they need, from you, is to participate - easy points. Surveys are more in depth and require some of your information but they're a good way to earn as well (unless you don't want to share your details).
The offers are a step beyond because you'll be signing up for real accounts to places such as Netflix or Blockbuster. These offers are good for earning points but remember that you will be billed once you complete the trial so don't sign up for anything you don't really want.
In all, it's all about creating a daily routine for Swagbucks. You can log in, do a search, use the NOSO, answer polls and fill out coupons - in your off time, watch some videos. Taking time to do all this will only be about 5 - 10 minutes and all of it adds up throughout the month.
Earning REAL Money
The key to earning real money with Swagbucks is through redeeming your points toward gift cards - I recommend either Amazon or Paypal.
It's best to snag up multiple $5 gift cards rather than the $25 ones because you'll be using less of your points overall - strange, huh?
- 5 x $5 Amazon Gift Cards: 2250 SB points
- 1 x $25 Amazon Gift Card: 3150 SB points
Sure enough, you've probably bought items on Amazon before so this can be really great in the long run. You could also have friends exchange money for your card if they are buying items on the website.
Alternatively, you could snag the Paypal gift cards (700SB) that goes directly into your Paypal account. You'll be spending a bit more of your points but still worth it if you want money vs. having to buy stuff on Amazon.
All-in-all, there are tons of different things you can redeem your points for. You could always take the things you earn and resell them on Craigslist or online but gift cards are the way to go.
Create a daily pattern out of your Swagbucks activity and you could easily begin pulling in an extra $25 a month (heck, that's an extra $300/yr).
Good luck everyone!