This post on how to earn more on Swagbucks is part of our Online Survey Training units. The training is administered through a private social learning group on Facebook also called Online Survey Training and is designed to guide anyone to make more than the average $5 an hour that some people experience.
If you choose to earn by taking surveys online then it might be for you. The group is private so there is no spam or noise. Members can access all the training and tips for free and new content is being added all the time.
What is Swagbucks?
Swagbucks is part of Survey Sites Group One. If you have not joined all the sites in this group we invite you to try them to earn the most income. Our training will involve these sites so free membership to all is encouraged to participate in the learning.
Swagbucks.com is the web’s most popular rewards program that gives you free gift cards and cash for the everyday things you already do online.
Earn points when you shop at your favorite retailers, watch entertaining videos, search the web, answer surveys and find great deals.
Redeem points for gift cards to your favorite retailers like Amazon and Walmart or get cash back from Paypal. Swagbucks has already paid out over $452,759,949 in cash and free gift cards. Put cash back in your wallet. Join for free today.
Headquartered in El Segundo, California, Swagbucks is a subsidiary brand of Prodege, LLC. a leading Internet and media company that operates multiple customer engagement brands.
Topics in this post
To cover how to earn more on Swagbucks we need to hit several areas. These are not the only ways you can earn through the site.
The best way to find every great way to earn is by staying active and engaged on all the quality sites you can. We will go beyond surveys and show how this site can earn much more.
- Answer – some lucrative survey opportunities
- Shop – cash back and coupons, competitive rates to check
- Discover – apps and signups that pay well
- Watch – look at video advertisements for money
- Search – get paid to search the internet
- Play – mobile games pay big amounts to play
- Gambit – bet on your favorite sports using earnings
- Swago – a version of bingo with rewards
- Swagbucks live – a daily live trivia game pays for correct answers
- To do list – complete a set of daily tasks for bonuses
- Swag codes – find codes online to redeem for money
Goal of this post
We only have one purpose for this post. By the end you should have a good understanding of all the main parts of the site and how to use them. You will have learned some valuable tips to maximize your earnings and minimize the time spent doing it.
We want you to have access to all opportunities so you can choose which ones you will focus on to earn more income. The bottom line is that we want you to earn more on Swagbucks.
Ways to earn more on Swagbucks
This section deals with, you guessed it, answering surveys. Swagbucks is a great survey site compared to most. But you cannot just start taking random surveys.
We want to make sure we are earning more than our minimum standard amount. There are going to be dozens of surveys that pop up but here’s how to find the ones you want.
Sort and conquer
To see how much we will get paid for each survey we have to do a bit of math. The formula to use is payment divided by minutes multiplied by sixty.
This gives you the rate of pay per hour. We have sorted the below screen by time and calculated the formula for you. Take a look.
Be as selective as you want
If you go to any survey site and start doing surveys in any random order, you can see above the possible result. With that basic method you might have to slog through several low paying surveys to get to the lucrative ones.
Now, if you are waiting at the dentist, a two to five minute survey, no matter how much it pays, is probably better than staring at the tooth posters. It’s ok to do those surveys in moderation and at the right times.
You would probably be scrolling a social media feed instead which pays nothing. But normally you need to worry about wasting your time and that’s why we are here.
Know your bottom dollar
We talk about this in the Online Survey Training course. What is the minimum you need to make per hour taking surveys? Honestly some time is worth more than other time.
Generally, if you want to make at least $12 an hour you need to make 20 cents every minute. For $15 an hour its 25 cents a minute and for $18 an hour it works out to be 30 cents per minute.
Work down the list
Depending on how much time you have available, take the highest paying survey first, then the next highest rate of pay, and so on. This way you will make the best use of the time you have, even if you get interrupted.
Understand that on any one site, the low pay cutoff will mean some days there are several surveys to do, some days not too many.
Do you have more time for surveys?
If you have done all the surveys that meet your income requirements for the day, don’t force it. You may be better off looking for an additional site.
For every survey site you belong to, you may get one or more lucrative opportunity a day so joining all the good sites is the best bet. First join all the sites in Group One, when done and need more top quality surveys to do, start joining all the Group Two sites.
Cash back from online purchases
Whenever you shop online, Looking at the list of current cash back from retailers is a must. Click on the retailer inside Swagbucks on your computer or phone and Swagbucks keeps track of any purchases you make. Check out this example of offers.
If you are into coupons, this is a goldmine. If you are not into coupons, this is going to just increase your daily earnings on Swagbucks anyway.
In the Shop tab, on the left is the Grocery coupons button. Clicking through that brings up the screen in the image below. Go to the bottom and click ‘print all’. A screen pops up to choose the printer.
You can print them on paper, choose to print them in a PDF, or at that point hit cancel. You have just earned up to $.25, one penny for each new coupon on the list. Repeat this quick exercise every day.
You will notice that if you actually print out and redeem any of these coupons at the grocery store, you get an additional $.25 for each coupon above the savings value. That can really add up and there are some popular brands here. Get clipping to earn more on Swagbucks.
In store deals
Save your receipt when leaving the store. Take a picture of it and upload to Swagbucks for even more earnings. There are an abundance of in store deals to be had, and these can sometimes be an even greater value than coupons. Look around on this portion of the shopping tab to earn more on what you already buy.
This category can yield some very big payouts. Earn on a variety of offers, from five cents for clicking on a landing page, to $150 for opening a bank account. This tab has something for everyone. A good practice is to scan this tab for new offers daily. Some do not last long.
Make sure you read the fine print here. Some of these offers you are going to buy anyway. A few require a subscription that can be cancelled later. Some have no strings attached at all. See examples below.
These offers change regularly so we won’t be mentioning any specifics. The image above shows a good variety, including apps to download onto your phone, various subscriptions to buy, and websites to check out among other things.
This is a treasure trove of earnings. Be sure to read the fine print, especially if you have to buy something to get the reward.
Did you know you can watch videos, basically commercials, and get paid for it online? There are a few sites doing this. InstaGC has a nice system that might be our favorite and there are other good ones.
But Swagbucks has this option as well and they make it simple. You just click on the Watch tab and follow basic instructions. Some of these commercials can actually be entertaining, like movie trailers.
Not a top paying task
The down side to this task is that it doesn’t pay much if you consider the time it is showing on your computer. You certainly do not want to be watching videos if there are any more surveys to do on the sites you use.
But a few minutes a day should be easy to carve out without impacting any other earnings.
Unused screens can be employed
The up side is that, if you’re like me, you are probably taking a snack break or looking at your phone while these are playing. So the passive nature of this task lets us use our screen to earn when we may not even be looking at it.
Now you can call that multi-tasking or task stacking or passive income, I just call it smart. You can earn a little here and there from videos like this, maybe even have more than one tab playing videos at once.
Watch on the go
Swagbucks has a mobile Watch app as well so you can get paid to look at your phone anywhere you are. In the end, it is another piece in the puzzle that helps you earn more on Swagbucks.
One trick we have heard of is to turn off the sound and let videos play on your phone while its sitting on your desk at work. You can make a few dollars a month easily doing this and not really lose any time at all.
When you are on swagbucks.com there is a search bar at the top. Any time you search any term in that box, you have a chance of earning money. Companies pay to get their search listing to the top of the list.
Those are the ones that get clicked and get business. So Swagbucks cuts you in on the deal. Any time you search for something that has a paid ad, you get to see the ad but also get a portion of the payment for yourself.
This encourages searches and companies love to participate. The paid ads change all the time so you can search the same term more than once and still win.
Search everywhere you want
Swagbucks has a plugin for your browser that is a search bar so any time you search at all, you can add the chance to get paid for doing it. Add this bar and you will quickly understand that you had no idea how many times a day you search for something.
Do you play games on your phone, or on a pc? You may be very happy to know that you can get paid to do it, and not just a little bit. This is another excellent way to soak up any idle time that you may have to earn more on Swagbucks.
Most of the time you are required to download and install the game on your phone, play the game and get to a certain level to trigger your reward. Here is a sample of some typical gaming offers.
Can you really get paid $20, $30, even $55 for playing a game on your phone? It is true, you can. None of these games requires you to buy anything, not even the extras inside some games.
You can get these rewards just by playing for free. More great news, Swagbucks accepts members thirteen years old and up so share this news with your favorite teenager.
Getting paid to have fun makes it even more fun!
Honestly if you start downloading and playing the games from this site, you could easily earn over one hundred dollars a month in rewards.
Keep in mind that the image above are games just for your phone, and there are more for your PC. If you play games already, what are you waiting for?
Extra ways to earn more on Swagbucks
We have gone over the major tabs on Swagbucks and hopefully by now a few things have caught your eye to try. Here are some additional ways that you can earn more on Swagbucks. Our only goal is for you to make more income.
Gambit is basically a sports betting casino that is for Swagbucks members. You can turn your swag bucks into Gambit tokens for a discount. When you win a bet, flip those tokens right back to swag bucks with no penalty.
This can really increase your betting power. Join Gambit here and they will give you a dollar to start betting. Bet carefully, this is the only area of Swagbucks where you can actually see your earnings go down if you lose.
Swago is like bingo. Perform certain tasks to black out a bingo square. Get five in a row and earn swagbucks. This game is just a bonus to whatever you’re earning on the site. It can be fun to let the game board guide your Swagbucks time to get that bonus.
Earn more on Swagbucks live
Every week day, Swagbucks hosts a live trivia game on your phone. If you get all ten questions right you get the payout! You can also earn for individual bonus questions and learn swag codes just for showing up. This is a fun game that you can get other people involved in as well.
These bonus codes pop up from time to time all over the internet. Swagbucks will alert you to them. Go to the site and copy the Swag code. Enter the swag code back at Swagbucks and boom you earned the bonus. These pop up here and there and will only allow you to earn more on Swagbucks.
Between all the tabs and the bonus areas of Swagbucks you can easily earn at this site. We didn’t even cover the partner sites at all. Swagbucks partners with several other sites to provide you with more opportunities to earn.
This post is part of our Online Survey Training course. This course has the goal to help you earn more while taking surveys. Take full advantage of all this free course has to offer!
-Marian and Paul