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I’m a BIG fan of making money online. This is something I’ve been doing for over 10 years and it’s helped my family in huge ways. We’ve been able to enjoy holidays, buy a 2 year old car and much more – all thanks to taking part in all manner of weird and wonderful things online. *Swagbucks is a website that I’ve been a member of since 2011 – which just blows my mind!
Today I’m going to share with you some of the ways that you can make some extra money from the Swagbucks website and also share a few tips too.
*Swagbucks is a very well known ‘get paid to’ company, with many people already holding accounts. I have personally gone through stages of using Swagbucks in the last 12 years. Some years I’m earning £100s of gift vouchers and Paypal payments, and other years next to nothing. Lately I’ve been putting a little more effort into completing some of the offers and product trials they have and have made over £100 in just 3 weeks.
On get paid to websites you can earn money on your online purchases, receive payment for downloading apps, signing up to free trials, testing out products, completing paid surveys and much more. If you’re going to be completing surveys be sure to check out my top tips for completing paid surveys.
There have also been other ways to make money on Swagbucks, such as running videos and adverts on your browser or adding browser add ons. They have frequent competitions and ‘SWAGO’ which is a bingo style board where you have to complete offers, click through to websites and more to complete a bingo style pattern which then rewards you with Swagbucks, the on site currency that you can exchange for gift vouchers or Paypal.
Recently I have been completing the games offers, found under the discover section, which is where you download a mobile game or app and then complete particular offers to get rewarded. The most lucrative one I’ve completed recently is Monopoly Go where I earned a total of £24.25 for getting to board 42.
I already had some friends who have been playing the game, and I joined a Facebook group too, where I was able to trade cards and take part in special events. This meant it only took a few days to complete the offer and best of all the game has an autoplay feature – so I mostly left this to run itself while I cooked dinner or got ready for the day or even for bed.
There are around 30 different games and apps to download at the moment, and I’ve just been sticking to the games I think I will actually enjoy playing. As I’ve got small children I have a lot of time in the evening where I’m just in limbo waiting for them to sleep. During this time I’ve been running some of the games with my phone brightness on the lowest setting and it hasn’t impacted bedtime at all.
There are lots of other ways to make money on Swagbucks, admittedly some of which I’m not utilising to their best at the moment because I’m a bit short on time.
Here are some of the ways to earn on Swagbucks:
Answer – paid surveys.
Shop – earn cashback on your online purchases.
Magic receipts – submit offline receipts showing purchases of specific items to earn Swagbucks.
Discover – paid app and game downloads, paid finance app sign ups, paid product trials, click & earn, paid website and newsletter sign ups and more.
Then there is the rewards section where you can redeem your earned Swagbucks for specific rewards, enter competitions in exchange for Swagbucks and even donate to charity.
If you’re going to be using the site lots then make sure to fill the daily bonus section in. You can find this near your profile on the top right of the homepage by clicking the little SB icon. There are several options to complete to earn a small bonus. It’s nothing life changing but it can add up if you’re already visiting the site daily.
Looking to complete some online surveys for money? Be sure to check out these posts – I’ve bolded my favourites!
- Branded Surveys
- GFK Mediaview
- Inbox Pounds
- Mingle Surveys
- Opinium Research
- Pinecone Research
- Valued Opinions
- Y Live (Was Populuslive)
Be sure to check out my posts on how to avoid survey disqualifications and why you should complete profile surveys. If you’re looking to make some extra money online then be sure to check out my post of great ways to make and save money.