In part one of my How to Make Money Online tutorial, I introduced you to MyLikes. In part two, I am going to introduce you to what has possibly become my FAVORITE way to earn money online – SWAGBUCKS. Like all opportunities mentioned in this series, you can make money with Swagbucks without ever spending a dime, and while it won’t make you rich, you can earn some nice spending money.
If you spend a lot of time on the Internet, you have probably seen someone, somewhere mention Swagbucks. The site continues to gain popularity because people just love getting free stuff, especially free money. (Including me!) If you haven’t yet joined, let me tell you the scoop and why you should join.
Swagbucks rewards you for searching the Internet. Basically, instead of using your normal search engine (Google, Yahoo, etc), when you need something on the Internet you go to www.Swagbucks.com. While it doesn’t reward every search, periodically you will be rewarded with some random number of Swagbucks that are automatically added to your account.
If you do a lot of searches on the Internet, you can expect to earn Swagbucks a few times a day. (Tip, my girlfriend says she searches in the morning, then afternoon, then night and she seems to earn searches each time.) Search rewards typically range from about 5-11 for me, although every once and a while I have scored a 25 or so and I hear others have gotten really big ones. (Every Friday is Mega-Bucks day, so some people get big points on Fridays.)
As your reward points add up, you can redeem them to prizes. While there are a variety of prize options, the best option is a $5 Amazon Gift Cards for 450 points. Now, 450 points might sound like a lot, but when you sign up you automatically get 30 points and those searches really add up.
In addition to searches, there are ways you can quickly an easily earn extra rewards every day.
- Daily Polls – take the daily poll for 1 point per day
- Trusted Surveys – you can earn points for taking surveys, but you also earn 1 point a day just for visiting the page (even if you never take a survey)
- Toolbar – To help remind you to use Swagbucks to search, you can download the Swagbucks tool bar for searching. (Personally, I had a lot of problems with this toolbar and my computer so I removed it, but some people like it.)
- Free Codes – Swagbucks also offers free codes frequently through its blog, Facebook page, Twitter and more. (Free codes range from 1 – 8 points on average, sometimes more)
But that’s not all… I swear, every time I turn around there are new ways to earn Swagbucks. There are videos and games, and you can even use it to earn points when you shop online (although there are other sites I like for this more that I will tell you about later).
For someone just starting with Swagbucks, I predict that you can easily earn 450+ points a month just doing searched, the daily poll and visiting the trusted survey site each day. (This is what I started off earning.) Since Amazon sells everything from diapers to clothes, food to toys – it’s like $5 cash. Even if you don’t shop regularly on Amazon, it’s a great way to save up for Christmas presents.
One other way you earn Swagbucks is by referring people to join and start earning on Swagbucks. So, of course, I would love for you to support me by signing up under me. But I really do highly recommend Swagbucks to everyone for the little bit of effort it takes to remember to use a different search engine, it’s so much fun to see the points add up. It really is a great (and easy) way to make money online.
PS – if you have already signed up but are not yet taking advantage of Swagbucks, go there now and start earning.