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I’ve been using Swagbucks for a few years now and it’s proven to be a consistent and easy way to earn some extra money for my family. Admittedly, I haven’t been using it to it’s full earning potential, but I’m trying to change that and I’m ramping up my strategy to earn more. So I thought I’d share some of my tips with you on how to start earning Swagbucks for gift cards today!
What is Swagbucks?
Swagbucks is a website where you earn by doing simple tasks such as searching the internet, watching videos, answering surveys, playing games, etc. Once you earn enough bucks you can turn them in for prizes or gift cards. I normally turn mine in for Paypal or Amazon gift cards.
450 Swagbucks = $5 Amazon Gift Card
2500 Swagbucks = $25 Paypal Gift Card
They have many more gift cards to choose from such as Visa, Walmart, iTunes and Target.
1. Make Swagbucks your homepage OR install the toolbar.
This may sound annoying, but I really believe that having easy access will get you into the habit of visiting and earning everyday. It’s helped me a ton. Plus, you get 1 Swagbuck everyday just for having the tool bar installed.
2. Answer the Daily Poll.
You earn 1 Swagbuck just for answering the poll each day. This is located on the homepage under “To Do List.”
3. Click through the NOSOs.
NOSO stands for “No Obligation Special Offer.” Basically you just click through to the end and you will earn 2 Swagbucks everyday. This is also located on the homepage under the “To Do List.”
4. Perform Internet Searches
You have a chance to win Swagbucks every time you search so search several times per day. I suggest doing real searches periodically, not spammy ones all in a row or you may get into some trouble.
5. Download the SBTV & EntertaiNow Mobile apps to your phone.
Using these apps on a daily basis is a great way to earn. I’ve been letting them play in the background while I’m making dinner, cleaning the house, etc. and I’m earning money in the process!! You need to check it every so often to make sure you don’t need to click on something to keep it going. Plus, keep it mind that they will run your battery down.
6. Perform tasks (mostly watching videos) with Encrave.
To do this you will go to the “Discover” tab at the top of the homepage and click on “Encrave.” A lot of times you will have to stay close to keep switching to new videos.
7. Refer Friends
When someone signs up under your referral link, you will automatically earn a portion of what they earn.
8. Fill out Surveys
Honestly, I don’t spend a lot of time doing this because it can be frustrating to sit for 30 minutes and not qualify for anything, but when you do qualify you can earn lots of bucks pretty quickly!
9. Shop & Earn
If you use Swagbucks to click through to other websites to make purchases you will earn for every dollar spent!
10. Print and Redeem Coupons
You can print coupons through Swagbucks and earn 10 SBs per coupon redeemed! This is awesome for those of us who coupon already!
Swagbucks sets daily goals and if you meet them then you get bonus bucks. Also, if you meet your goals for a certain number of days you will earn even more bonus bucks!!
Also, be sure to check the homepage for easy earning opportunities. They usually have several ways to earn (normally by watching ads or videos) that can help you reach your daily goals. The ones that pop up consistently for me are, “Take a Discovery Break”, “Earn 2 Swag Bucks” and “nGage.” These change all the time so keep your eyes peeled for more easy earning opportunities!
There are tons of other ways to earn such as playing games, performing tasks, finding swagcodes, filling out special offers, etc but I feel like these 10 that I’ve shared are the easiest and quickest ways to earn!