Swag-what? What is this Swagbucks you speak of?
Swagbucks is a way to earn extra income while doing what you do every day – searching the web. You are paid in points, called swagbucks, when you use their search engine – which is powered by Yahoo. These swagbucks can then be redeemed for a variety of gift cards. Personally, I redeem mine for Amazon gift cards but there are Paypal cards, visa cards, restaurant cards, and more. The point system works out so that the ratio is $1 for every 100 swagbucks earned. So 500 swagbucks = a $5 gift card. Pretty sweet, right?
You won’t get paid for every single search, but with the amount of searching I do in a typical day, I get anywhere from 5 to 25 swagbucks just from searching.
How To Earn Swagbucks
The easiest way to earn Swagbucks is by setting your browsers default search engine to Swagbucks and using it for your daily searching.
Searching is not the only way to earn points though. There are many other ways to earn. Here are the ways I typically earn my swagbucks.
You can take their daily poll which is quick way to earn 1 Swagbuck every day. It literally takes 5 seconds to do.
This is a list of about 10 email offers you are asked to sign up for. The good thing is that you do not have to sign up for a single one. You will only need to click the “more offers” link to view the next offer and once you have gone through about 10 offers or so they will award you with 2 Swagbucks just for looking. This takes about 30 seconds to complete.
We are 35 seconds into this and have already earned 3 Swagbucks!
Surveys take a little longer to do, anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes to complete, but their pay outs are a lot larger as well. We’re talking 25, 50 or even 200 swagbucks at a time here. These are great to complete when you are waiting for an appointment, on a boring conference call, or hiding from your kids for a moment of peace and silence.
You can refer friends to Swagbucks and for every referral that starts using Swagbucks, you will receive 10% of the Swagbucks that they earn.
Who doesn’t like a birthday present?! You get free Swagbucks just for being born. Can’t beat that!
Other ways to Earn
There are many ways to earn swag bucks! You can earn through watching videos, listening to music, downloading apps, etc. You can also earn swagbucks by shopping online with Walmart, Amazon, etc as long as you go through their affiliate link.
How does this Relate to Homesteading and Self Reliance?
Glad you asked! Part of homesteading and self reliance, is a desire to become more sustainable, financially secure by becoming debt free. We all could use some additional income revenues. And while swagbucks doesn’t come close to paying the bills, it may save us enough money to put one extra tree in this fall. It may earn us enough Amazon gift cards to be able to stock our first aid kit or supplement our birthday budget. Every little bit helps.
In the past year I have earned $100 worth of Amazon gift cards. That’s $100 for doing searches that I would have done anyway.
So go sign up today. And yes, that is my referral link. Nothing to hide there. But if I can help you put away another $10 a month even, it’s worth it!