Making the Most of Your Time on Swagbucks
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like getting things for free. I make enough from my side hustles to pay for my groceries (and more), and I want to tell you about the first place that gave me gift cards just for watching videos and answering some surveys.
Swagbucks is a website that pays you in “Swagbucks” that can be exchanged for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Panera, Paypal, Walmart, Target, and more. Yes, I’m serious.
Something pretty cool that Swagbucks is doing specifically for my followers is giving them 300 Swagbucks just for signing up here using the code “cowcountry15” when you register and they ask if you have a registration code.
Yes, it is truly an easy way to make a fair amount of money by doing things idly on the computer. For me, I choose to do it when I am around my computer but not really giving it my full, undivided attention.
I often keep my computer with me while I am homeschooling my son. I usually only need to engage with a link every 30 seconds or so and just click a button that gives me plenty of time to spend doing the school thing that I need to do while still making a few extra bucks.
I’m a multitasker, so I have about 8 different screens open at a time. Yes, it’s crazy. But it works for me.
The first thing I do is I go to the Engage or Discover at the bottom of the homepage. With these, there a lot of tasks and links that will open up with a click and you’ll automatically earn two Swagbucks. Some of the links will give you more than that.
So while I’m doing that I usually have an nGage video going in the background. What that does is it takes in between 20 and 30 seconds to watch a video and then you click the “next link” and move on. You get between 2 and 4 SB for every 6 or so videos you watch.
While you’re waiting for the next link to show up, which usually takes around 30 seconds, you can continue to go on the Swagbucks homepage and see if there are things that you can do that or just click and earn. By the time I exhausted all of these options under the “Discover” tab, typically I’ve earned 50 or more Swagbucks in the period of 20 minutes. I also have open more than 8 windows at a time.
Another favorite thing and I really like to do is to incorporate this into my schooling with my son. Some of the videos are educational. Some of them are about animals. Those are the ones that I show to my son. For every 10 videos you want to get 3 Swagbucks which is great. Especially if I’m using it to incorporate school. (Side note: I do NOT show my son the “Latest Entertainment Gossip” page!)
Once I’m done with these tasks then I go on to the survey section. My first job is to look and see which surveys have the lowest time with the highest amount of points. I usually start there. Yes, the surveys can be exhausting. And no, you’re not going to be able to take all of them. But it’s a good place to start and to try.
When I take the survey, sometimes there aren’t any Gold surveys that I’ve qualified for. If that’s the case, I go straight to the Peanut Labs surveys. There are often a lot of them. Those are also usually not as long as the Gold surveys. They are much easier to complete, too
A lot of time I decided to use my Swagbucks while I’m sitting down and watching TV for the first time all day after the kids go to bed. I don’t actually think there’s a point of time where I sit down and I’m not doing anything. Even when I sit down to eat my dinner. I’m usually sitting there with my laptop either joining link parties or usually I’m doing something on Swagbucks.
One of the biggest things I recommend is making a separate email account that you would you if you ever need to sign up for any of the offers on Swagbucks there any other website that is for your email that is likely to send your email to spammers.
I use Gmail almost all the time. I have about four or five different email addresses on Gmail for varying things. One of them is for an email address that is likely to just get spam emails. I will check it periodically to make sure that I didn’t use it for an email where I would actually need to know that I got me mail. But typically this is the email address that I just use when I’m signing up for things that I know I’m not going to need.
There are games on Swagbucks also. If your computer gamer and enjoy games that are pretty easy to do and kind of fun still at the same time you might want to check out Swagbucks games section. Or even better is if you have a child who is old enough to appreciate computer games. The games are easy enough for a child and they’ll earn 1SB every other game.
Meet the Goals
The one thing that I try to do every day on Swagbucks is to meet the daily goals. The reason I always try to do that is that typically there’s a 10 point reward at the end of each day that you’ve met the goals. At the end of each month if you have met the goal each day of the month and they are 30 days in a month that’s an extra 300 points. That’s an extra $3. Not to mention they give you a reward if you meet your goal for a week straight or two weeks straight or 3 weeks straight.
These are all over the place! Sometimes they’re on Twitter or Facebook or on the Swagbucks blog. Or you could just go to sbcodez.com. They keep track of all codes that are available that day. It’s really great and easy to follow when you can get 3SB for free. Swagbucks often has days where they just give away a code every hour. Pretty cool!
Multitasking is the only way to make Swagbucks lucrative for you. If you aren’t able to multitask and have at least four different windows open at the same time it’s going to take you too long and it’s just not going to be worth it. It really helps if you are able to have plenty of different things going on and still be able to focus and get them done and at least just click on a page.
Remember to sign up here using the code cowcountry15 when you register and they ask if you have a registration code for 100 free Swagbucks!
How do you make the most of your time on Swagbucks?
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