There are plenty of ways to make money online. Taking a paid survey is one of them, but Swagbucks is a lot more than just taking surveys and then getting paid. It is called Swagbucks because that is the virtual currency that you earn by doing all sorts of activities like playing games, searching online, shopping, and so much more besides taking surveys.
How to earn Swagbucks
In order to earn and then redeem Swagbucks, you have to be a member of their program. You will be able to earn in different ways like completing surveys, searching online, doing special offers, shopping, and so much more. There is a site-hosted search engine that will reward you randomly.
You can also earn Swagbucks by completing offers from third parties and watching videos on the Swagbucks TV. The website even has a shop-and-earn type of feature that will let you shop at your favorite or popular retailers like Target, Apple, Wal-Mart, etc. and actually earn Swagbucks in a cashback form. If you succeed at inviting people to be a member, you will get a referral fee.
Ways to redeem
There are also two platforms where you can redeem Swagbucks that you have earned. One is the Rewards store. You can redeem your earnings for gift cards, PayPal cash and other similar items. Normally you will benefit from gift cards at Amazon, Wal-Mart, and Target.
Another option is the Swagstakes. This is a sweepstakes platform that requires entries in Swagbucks. The entry amount depends on the price of what is offered. Rewards include giveaways which can be equaled to or more than your Swagbucks balance.
Pros and cons
Legality of Swagbucks is not in question. It is a legit site and rewards program, unlike others that con people out of money and then disappear. Swagbucks is free-to-use and will not ask for money. Another advantage is that there are plenty of ways to earn Swagbucks. If you like to play games daily, then take a chance and play the ones that will give you rewards. If not, there are plenty of other ways to be rewarded based on your liking.
When it comes to prizes, you will benefit from a variety of rewards that you can earn. The site also has an easy-to-use interface that provides simplified instructions for most of the tasks.
But if there are pros, there will be cons. If you think about using the search engine to take advantage of the rewards, don’t expect it to be Google-fast. The stockpiles are pretty slow. For now, Swagbucks is only available in a few select countries. Just because it is an online platform doesn’t mean that it would be available everywhere.
Is it worth it?
You really can’t make a living out of Swagbucks, but you can be a user and earn rewards without taking up a lot of time. You can use their Yahoo!-powered search engine and toolbar when you need to. If you have time, play some games and every 6 to 8 weeks get a cash out with an Amazon gift card. Once you start doing this, you don’t have to make a huge effort to make $5 a month.
If there are sensible users, there are also chasers. These are the people that are more enthusiastic when it comes to getting rewards by taking the extra effort to complete various tasks, taking surveys, playing games, and watching videos each day.
Translation of tasks into points is made at a rate of about $0.60 per hour for a 10 minute survey (10 Swagbucks). If you are happy with that, then use every chance you can to get rewarded. Swagbucks could be a great way to kill time but it still isn’t worth giving up a job or retiring early for.