I've written in the past that I believe Swagbucks is probably the easiest way to make money online. And I thought I would go into a little more detail as to exactly how you can make money on Swagbucks and just how much you can make.
What is Swagbucks
Swagbucks is a membership site that pays you to complete surveys, search the web, shop and try out apps. The concept is nothing new – these types of sites have been around for a long time, but I don't know of any that have existed for quite as long as Swagbucks has and also paid its members as much.
Get Paid to Complete Surveys
Marketers and advertisers need people to complete surveys for market research purposes. And the best way to get peopel to complete surveys is through sites like Swagbucks where members get paid to help these companies by completing surveys.
So how much do you get per survey? Well it all depends on how complex the survey is. For really short ones, which take a minute or two, you'll only get around $0.20. But for longer ones – say 15 minutes – you can get up to $5!
What I love about Swagbucks is that there is no shortage of surveys. I've never been able to complete them all! Meaning there are so many opportunities I just need to find the spare time to fill them out and get paid.
Get Paid to Search the Web
Swagbucks also pays you to search. You can replace your existing default search engine, or just search by going to their site. They don't pay for every single search, but the more you do search, the more you'll earn. This is a great way to make money without even needing to think about it.
Get Paid to Watch Videos
Advertisers want you to see their videos, and swagbucks will pay you to watch them. You can almost leave the videos going in the background while doing chores (that's what I do) and you'll earn for every view. Again, the amount isn't very much per view, but it adds up over time.
Get Paid to complete offers
There are some big earning opportunities for completing special offers. For example, I got paid $1 to download and install a game to my iphone. It was free to install too! Another offer, paid my $5 to buy a lottery ticket which ended up costing me $2. Now I wouldn't usually buy lottery tickets, but I did make a $3 profit in doing so – It was a great arbitrage opportunity.
Get Paid to Shop
Swagbucks gives you cashback for shopping at certain sites. And the amount is quite large. It's usually equivalent to shopping with a 10% discount or more! They support a lot of popular online shopping sites such as ASOS, Nike, Saks etc. In fact, they probably support the sites you are already using. Why wouldn't you save 10% everytime you shop??
How you get paid
Everything you complete will earn you Swagbucks which in turn can be traded for either gift cards or PayPal cash (paypal is my favorite). It's easy to figure out the exchange rate and it's about $1 for 1000 swagbucks. You can cashout whenever you want.