Swagbucks gives you the opportunity to earn extra from home by watching videos, searching the internet and completing surveys. Take a look at this Swagbucks review to see how much you could earn.
One of my favourite sites (which is not exclusively a survey site) is Swagbucks. Here you can watch videos, search the web, install apps, answer questions and shop all in return for a currency called (surprisingly) Swagbucks. When you have enough of these, you can then exchange them for vouchers which you can redeem at places such as Amazon, John Lewis, Argos or even PayPal.
Every day you are set a daily target and if you meet it you earn a bonus at the end of the month. The plus point to this site is the more effort you put in, the more rewards you get back. There are often boards you can complete (known as Swago boards), team competitions or other bonus opportunities. Hitting the daily target gives you something to aim for and you will soon find ways that you can earn your Bucks with minimal effort.
There are plenty of easy opportunities to earn. If you’re earning through watching videos, you don’t have to pay much attention – running them from your computer whilst doing other things can boost your bucks. Swagbucks has special events which will give you a decent return for minimal effort.
There are some great special offers available. You can sign up to websites and spend a small amount and receive some Swagbucks back. I earned £20 worth of Swagbucks points when I spent £5 on a trial for signing up to GoDaddy. I cancelled the account straight away and made £15 in 2 minutes!
There is a very attractive refer a friend scheme on offer. If one of your friends joins, you earn 10% of anything they earn. And that’s for life. If you’re a popular person, you could make a very nice little income from it.
Surveys don’t usually pay as well as other sites. That’s not always the case though, so you just have to be choosy.
When you request a payout, it can sometimes take a couple of weeks for it to reach you. So don’t withdraw your rewards expecting it in a hurry.
Shopping through Swagbucks doesn’t usually pay as well as using a traditional cashback site such as TopCasback or Quidco
. But, because you’re paid in bucks, it can be a little difficult to calculate which site will earn you the most cashback.
Not all special offers that you complete will track, which can be frustrating.
No Swagbucks review would be complete without looking how much you can realistically earn. However, this really is a difficult one to calculate. But, if you find the right offers and surveys, expect to earn £4-5 per hour. Your earnings will work out more if you exchange for Amazon vouchers, as they cost less than PayPal, so consider this when exchanging your Swagbucks.
I average around £40-50 a month from this site, which helps to keep Christmas covered.
As you can see I’ve claimed £160 over 2 1/2 months.
My Swagbucks review conclusion
I really like this site and it’s one of the few that I find myself revisiting. Which is a good sign when you consider there are other surveys sites where you can earn more per hour. Swagbucks generally has more earning opportunities so you can still increase your earnings, even when you can’t be bothered to complete surveys.
The trick with Swagbucks is finding the activities that you enjoy, take a short amount of time and pay well.
A few tips for Swagbucks:
MoneySavingExpert has a very useful thread here where people discuss how they earn their Swagbucks.
If you want to earn more and you’re willing to be patient, you can wait for the special gift voucher sales.
Ignore the fact that vouchers always say they are on sale.
Usually, around April and November, vouchers reduce by around 100 points to 620 each. That means your Swagbucks are worth almost 15% more.