Earn more on Swagbucks

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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.

Earn more on Swagbucks taking surveys
Look for the high paying surveys when taking them on Swagbucks

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

Chances are that, like many people today, you use a shopping cash back app like Ibotta or TopCashback or Rakuten. But did you know that Swagbucks is a top player in this game?

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.

Earn cash back at Swagbucks
Don’t pass up these great deals at your favorite retailers.

Grocery Coupons

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.

Earn by clipping coupons at Swagbucks
To earn more, you can clip coupons every day at Swagbucks.

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.

Earn more at Swagbucks by discovering offers
Various offers at Swagbucks can be used to earn extra money online.

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.

Earn more at Swagbucks by searching
This search for ‘local weather’ paid out!

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.

Earn more at Swagbucks by playing games
Swagbucks offers big rewards for playing games on your phone.

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.

Swag Codes

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

Swagbucks training to earn more

Earn more on Swagbucks today!

Survey sites group two


Join these sites now and go back to the learning unit

This post is part of our free online survey training course. To take advantage of this free resource, join the private online survey training group on Facebook and you will see our learning units. Start there and we will see you back here once you are fully prepared to take surveys and earn the most possible.

Don’t miss out on any opportunities to make more income. Go back if you haven’t registered to all the sites at Survey sites group one.

Register to all these and return to the learning unit for more guidance.

Survey sites group one


Join these sites now and come back to the learning unit

This post is part of our online survey training. To take advantage of this free resource, join the private online survey training group on Facebook and you will see our learning units. Start there and we will see you back here soon!

It’s a good idea to join all potential sites and then discard the ones you don’t feel are giving you a good return on your time. You can go to Survey sites Group two now and continue registering.

Survey sites often change, go through different periods where they are connected with different companies seeking market research. Often if the site has problems for awhile, you give up on them.

But sometimes these sites get their act together and get better over time. We suggest that if you have given up on a site in the past because of problems and are looking for new sites, go back and revisit them.

Things may have improved. If not, you can dump them again and keep moving.

Advanced Pinterest Strategies For Better Results

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Employ these industry leading strategies to get better results on Pinterest.

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Welcome to our post on advanced Pinterest strategies for better results. Hopefully you have already read Pinterest strategies for a beginning blogger. That post covers the basics of getting started with Pinterest. If you have an account, created pins and boards, have followed and been followed you should be able to get a big boost in results from the strategies in this post.

One thing at a time

Mastering Pinterest, just like anything new we tackle, has a learning curve. You may be using some of the strategies outlined below, or none at all yet. The journey to earning more online should be a continuous push to learn the next level. This is a great way to give ourselves a raise! More Income, Better Lifestyle advises you to spend 25% of your time online learning more about your craft, and 75% of your time implementing what you’ve learned.

Keep learning to get better results

If you have become complacent and only use the knowledge you have learned previously, you are falling behind those who have learned a new technique or tip today. Keep learning to keep climbing that ladder until you are the expert, at the top of your chosen field. This is our goal for you and everything we do here is in that spirit.

Goal of this post

This post provides useful information on advanced Pinterest strategies to get better results. The reader is introduced to new areas of learning involving Pinterest, and provided deeper understanding of Pinterest in areas they might already know or be using. Some of the most up to date and practical information on how to get results for using Pinterest successfully are discussed here. Only the best industry practices are discussed, and improved results from these areas are widely agreed upon among experts.

Topics of this post

We are presenting four areas to implement advanced Pinterest strategies for better results here. They are using Tailwind, using hashtags, creating video pins and using Pinterest Trends to your advantage. Let’s discuss each of these now and learn why they matter to your results.

Learn industry leading advanced strategies to get better results on Pinterest

Pin now so your followers can get this training!


Why not use the number one tool for Pinterest?

Did you know that Tailwind is the most used app for organizing, scheduling and analytics in Pinterest? Over 500,000 accounts on Pinterest are using this app. Tools are only there to maximize our effectiveness in any task we undertake, and this is the one every Pinterest strategist wants in their bag.

Tailwind allows you to get results for free

Tools like this are easier to judge if you have a chance to kick the tires. Tailwind understands this and has confidence that people will really come to like what their app can do for Pinterest accounts and the successful results people get. Register and log in for free.

Most find this tool easy to learn and use

They start you off with a guided tour of some of the main functions. Then you get your first 100 scheduled pins for free. No charge for those. They don’t even ask for a credit card. Tailwind can do this because perhaps once you use the software and understand it’s value, you will never want to be without it. By the time you schedule 100 pins through them, this tool will be indispensable and your account will have grown considerably.

What can Tailwind do for you?

We want to introduce you to Tailwind because we know it has helped people earn more income online through Pinterest. Your advanced strategies for Pinterest are not complete until they include helpful tools like this one.


This is one of the problems most users have. Pinterest seems to reward slow steady consistent new pins. At least three pins a day, every day and spread out. You will be happy to see how easily you plug pins into a schedule with Tailwind. Now, whenever you can make the time during the week, get a big chunk of pins scheduled for the whole week in one sitting. You don’t have to wait by the computer all day remembering to pin. No more disruptions to the plan.


People log on to Pinterest at certain times of the day. This has been studied and patterns are there to be used to your advantage. Tailwind knows lots of useful things like that one and automatically incorporates them into your advanced Pinterest strategies for better results. You will get a custom made schedule for your new pins, because Tailwind knows what time your potential audience is looking at their screens each day of the week.

Every pin you publish from now on, will be automatically timed throughout the day for the maximum number of impressions and engagements. No more pins falling silently in the Pinterest woods with no one to hear it. You will make more income if every one of your pins has a fighting chance to be popular from day one. Why should you ever have to worry about executing this strategy again? With Tailwind you don’t have to.


Tailwind has a function called Tribes. These are groups of like minded users that help each other go viral on Pinterest. Joining and engaging with Tribes has been proven to increase your results on Pinterest. Getting repins from people who have a similar following means your engagement rates should soar since more interested people will be seeing your pins. You don’t have to scrounge for followers that have nothing in common with you or your pins, who never engage with your posts. Now you have a tool to make it easy and get proven results. You are going to do better than most.


You need to be using hashtags as part of your advanced Pinterest strategies. If you are not doing this for every pin yet, we suggest you start immediately.

What are hashtags on Pinterest?

We need to keep in mind when devising advanced Pinterest strategies for better results, that Pinterest acts like a huge search engine. It is called a social network but there is less interaction and banter than on most. Really what users are doing is searching for useful, practical, valuable or entertaining things they want to know more about or see more of. Pinterest has employed the hashtag to help users find what they’re looking for.

Where do hashtags go?

On your pins, place the hashtags at the end of the description. Use # then the keyword you want Pinterest users to see, for example #advancedPintereststrategies. Hashtags do not have spaces. Now once you publish the pin, these hashtags become blue, clickable and searchable. Place as many relevant hashtags as you think have value, but no more than twenty per pin.

How do hashtags help get better results on Pinterest?

Say someone searches for a hashtag you’ve entered to the description of your pin. They type it in the search bar on Pinterest or even in Google search. Now all pins on Pinterest with that hashtag show up. So if someone searches ‘advanced Pinterest strategies’ in Google or on Pinterest, any pin that has #advancedPintereststrategies in the description will show up in the results.

If Pinterest users and all those searching for the things you write about on the internet are fish, then each unique pin you post on Pinterest with hashtags is a section of net. Also remember that pins can be searchable indefinitely. Using thoughtful hashtags on every pin must now be a part of your advanced Pinterest strategies. This tactic will substantially widen the net of your potential audience and help you earn more income online.


I think we can agree on some things involving video posts. Once we realize these looming trends and what they mean to our success earning more income online, then the importance of video will be self explanatory.

Video posts are changing social media

Whether you’ve said it out loud or not yet, you realize video is becoming the future of social media. Video posts drive more and more engagement, and platforms are giving them better exposure than images.

Movement naturally draws the eye’s attention

Let’s agree that video pins are better than image pins. Having some movement, whether animation or a short video, would bring more attention to your pins compared to any motionless image trying to convey the same message. That’s not even mentioning audio and the ability to tell a much bigger story than with just an image.

Video posts can be intimidating to undertake

Making and distributing a video of yourself talking? To many people that sounds horrible. You are not alone and many people looking to earn income online shy away from video marketing because they just do not want to be on camera. To others, making videos with high production value feels like it’s out of their reach, with software to learn and buy, cameras to buy, long hours editing videos.

The future of video is here

In reality, video posts don’t have to look like a webcam with your big face talking in bad lighting. Any modern phone can record high quality video and even has editing software in it that you’ve used to make your face into a puppy. YouTube and other platforms make it really stress free to upload and market videos. Design software like Canva means you don’t even have to star in your video, you can use their extensive library or take short videos of backdrops like a bubbling stream or a busy street and use them for your pins.

The bottom line is that if you don’t jump on this change to video, others will. Learning and mastering video posts will help you earn more income online. The time is today to get ahead of this important change to the way we connect on social media. Pinterest video pins will need to be a part of your advanced Pinterest strategies moving forward. This isn’t the only platform to get traffic from videos however. The sky is the limit with this type of media. Start by creating a YouTube account and following More income, Better Lifestyle channel.

Pinterest Trends

An option called Trends exists on Pinterest under the Analytics tab. This seemingly innocent blank page is a powerful tool to make sure you are showing Pinterest users what they want to see most, and what they want to see next.

Why is the trends tab on Pinterest?

Trends is there to connect you, the pin creator, to what Pinterest users want to see. Pinterest wants pin creators to use this information to create more relevant pins for users. Creating pins that no one is searching to see wastes your time and Pinterest screen space. Pinterest has a goal here to provide users with more useful information, handing you this trend data on a silver platter to be a top performer. Scroll down the whole page to see lots of valuable charts and categories of pin performance overall on Pinterest.

What does Trends tell us

The Trends tab holds such valuable information for pinners because it tracks two important but simple search metrics. The first stat tells you the number of times someone searched for that term in recent history. Naturally pins that cover a topic searched more often will get better results than a pin pointing to a topic that no one cares to learn about. The second tells you whether the amount of searches for that term are trending up or down. This shows us what is becoming a larger topic of search and what terms are seeing interest go down.

How to use Trends to get better results

We want to find the most wanted terms relating to your pins. Of those, we use terms that are increasingly wanted. Search keyword phrases in Trends surrounding your general blog subject matter, pins you have posted, possible article or pin ideas. Choose pins that match up with trending searches.

Trending Hashtags

Incorporate hashtags of the exact trending terms getting the most hits. Make your hashtags as varied as possible while still relevant to the message. Match the trending topics to the focus of your pins. Let Pinterest know you’ve created content their users want to see by using the hashtag system that Pinterest wants you to follow. This will give you the best opportunity to have a wide audience.

New pinning ideas

If you are having trouble coming up with pin keywords to focus your message, check out this really slick page that Pinterest has put together just for you. It’s called Pinterest 100. It is customized to each country, just how you want it. This page is basically Pinterest screaming and waving their arms begging you to pin about these topics. Take a look around and see what is trending. Your boards, pins, descriptions, meta data, blog posts, alt descriptions etc etc etc…those can all come from these terms and have better success. Not just on Pinterest. This is the pulse of the culture. Use it to your advantage and jump into categories that have people starving for pins.

Time to create the best pins ever

You have now hopefully considered adding at least some of these advanced Pinterest strategies to take as your own. The goal of Pinterest marketing is to increase your impressions, saves, and ultimately clicks on pins. By using Tailwind, hashtags, video posts and Trends you can be more successful spreading your message on Pinterest.

We enjoy discovering the newest, best and brightest industry practices and bringing them to our readers. Our focus and only goal is to help you make more income online. Many aspects of earning online are continuously evolving and we know it is essential to keep learning. Follow this blog by submitting your email to get future posts in your inbox. We will continue to work to help you learn and grow your efforts online.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments, we love hearing from readers.


Marian and Paul


More Income, Better Lifestyle has put together a Pinterest training course just for you, our readers. Get a tutorial on going from Pinterest newbie to expert. Link with other Pinterest users with the same interests. This course is administered by a social learning group learning unit. Our only goal is for you to make more income.

Pinterest strategies for a beginning blogger

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You need Pinterest strategies. Get those pins seen by more people to get clicks on your blog today.

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Pinterest account setup

We are going to assume here that you know what Pinterest is, you have an account, and you know that Pinterest is important to your marketing strategy as a popular visual social media. Having successful Pinterest strategies for a beginning blogger is going to be essential for your success.

If you are familiar with Pinterest and have studied the platform already, you will want to also read our advanced Pinterest strategies for better results post.

There are many more nuances to Pinterest strategy than are discussed in this post. You can really dive deep and optimize every aspect of your Pinterest presence and you should. Follow our model of spending 25% of your time learning your craft and 75% of your time implementing what you’ve learned and you will quickly see results.

Follow to be followed

If you want your content to be seen on Pinterest, you can grow a following to get organic views. Look around on Pinterest and search for people with the same interests. Follow people on the same boards as you.

One approach that we advocate often when learning to blog is to look at your competitors. Who already has a blog in your niche? Who would have the same type of followers? Their followers might naturally want to be your followers since you both blog on the same topics.


Search for your competitors in Pinterest using keyword searches in the search bar. Click on their profiles and follow those who follow your competitor. You will soon see many of these people follow you.

Start by stealing my followers!

Get on Boards

On Pinterest there are personal boards and group boards. Create some personal boards about your topics. Then find some group boards. I recommend joining at least one group board a week until you have plenty to post in, maybe up to 50 depending on your activity.

You will post all your pins on your relevant personal boards as well as on group boards. One of the Pinterest strategies for a beginning blogger is to post three pins a day and save them each to around ten groups. Each pin can be in totally different groups or you can have some overlap in relevant groups.

Become a collaborator at the group boards Blogging for Beginners and Online Income Opportunities now. Join these boards then ask the creator for permission to post.

Create pins

Pinterest posts need to be visually stimulating and sharp. To stand out is to be clicked. We highly recommend you use a professional site like Canva. They make it incredibly easy to make stunning designs for Pinterest. You can choose a ready made template and just change the test, or design your own from scratch.

Pins should probably be 1500 high x 1000 wide. The picture should draw in the viewer, with the title and maybe a very brief teaser description to get the viewer to click. Your pin URL will point back to your blog post or site, driving visitors to exactly where you want them.

Share pins

Some experts recommend that up to twenty percent of your pins should actually be shares of pins you did not create. Mix in some good content for your readers. There is plenty of room online for a multitude of marketers and tips. Share posts that give insight to your readers and maybe on topics you haven’t covered.

Sharing pins from other people adds richness to your boards and gives you more credibility if you choose quality pins. Pinterest also favors boards in search that have a diversity of pinners and pins. Having quality shared pins on your boards can lead to more people finding and following them, as well as keeping your readers engaged with the board.


If you struggle with consistency in creating content to pin, use sharing to fill in those gaps until you can generate another top quality pin. Go to any blog with social sharing buttons and hit the Pinterest red P to share the post to one of your boards.

This post is optimized to be shared at Pinterest, in case you were wondering!

Connect with other bloggers

Join social sharing sites like Viral Content Bee. This site is for bloggers that see value in their social media posts getting shared. Basically you share their blog posts to your boards and they will share your blog post on their boards.

This will get your pins seen by many more readers and give you some posts to share on your own boards. The site has a neat way to ensure that everyone shares.

Promote your pins

You may not want to actually spend money to get blog viewers. This might only make sense if you have something to sell on the post. If you have been denied to advertise on Google or other places you could still find success.

We highly recommend using some A/B testing to see which pins get the most interactions. You can wait to see how pins perform before committing money to advertise them. The pins that get more attention naturally could be good candidates to advertise since readers engage with them already.

Pinterest makes it super easy to advertise, or promote, your pins. Experts say that Pinterest might be the most economical social media site to advertise. You get more bang for your buck here than in most places.

Don’t stop learning now

Hopefully now you have looked around inside Pinterest and gotten familiar with the format. Our goal here is to get more people to see your pins, leading to more clicks through the pin to your link. Funnel those readers.

If you want to go deeper into Pinterest strategies for a beginning blogger, read our post Advanced Pinterest strategies. This will help you keep making more income and improve your Pinterest game even more.

Thank you for reading, we love to share information with our readers and keep our only goal in mind always – for you to make more income.


Marian and Paul

Pinterest Strategies for a Beginning Blogger
Use these Pinterest tips to get more views.

Review of Branded Surveys

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This review of Branded Surveys will help you decide whether to do business with this company.

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Have you heard of the online work from home site Branded Surveys? This complete review of Branded Surveys will cover the reputation of the site, payment proof, the earnings potential and tips on how to earn more on the site.

Branded Surveys is mainly an online survey site where you get paid for your opinion on a variety of subjects, like the name implies. Our goal at More Income Better Lifestyle is to help you earn online.

Check the reputation of this site

The first thing we recommend to do when thinking about dealing with an online company or even joining a free website is to check their reputation. Found often online are outright scams or bad actors.


These characters may try to sell your personal information. They may be after your email address. The worst may take your money without honoring the promises they make. They may just simply waste your time. So how does Branded Surveys stack up against the rest?

Community ratings

SurveyPolice users rate this site around 3 out of 5 stars. Trustpilot users give this site a better rate of 4.4 out of 5 stars. Sitejabber rates this one 3.14 stars which is 10th overall for survey sites and a decent score. Like most survey sites, this one has its strengths and weaknesses and different users have varying experiences and success using the site.


We will help you earn the most with tips later. More Income Better Lifestyle wants you to be one of the successful users since this site looks legitimate.

Ownership and history

Branded Research owns and operates Branded Surveys. They were formed in 2012 and are headquartered in San Diego California. Their public survey site called MintVine up until 2017 then changed to Branded Surveys.


Getting paid

Will you actually be paid and how can you get paid? These are among the most important questions about a site to earn money online. Most users report that they get prompt payment from this site.


We joined and have cashed out many times from the site, including this payment below, which happened just before they changed from MintVine to Branded Surveys. We have also cashed out after the change, with our experience being two days from withdrawal request to payment received.

Branded Surveys payment proof
This review of Branded Surveys includes a payout proof screenshot.

Users can choose to cash out to PayPal. Also, direct deposit into a bank account is an option. Other options include gift cards including a Visa prepaid card. If you are able, there are also many charities available to donate your earnings directly.

Guaranteed daily earnings

Branded Surveys offers a daily poll, which pays five cents. If you log in each day and scroll down and click the multiple choice answer, you are done! Taking advantage of guaranteed daily earnings at free sites is a great way to boost your income, focusing on what earns money and ignoring the things that do not.

Taking surveys

The site tailors surveys to your profile. Branded Surveys breaks down your opportunities into categories like ‘Survey Spotlight’. This is the top category and probably the most likely to complete easily for taking a survey. Exclusive surveys is another section to look at.

Other sites administer these surveys and will not bring you back to Branded Surveys when complete, although you will get credit for them here. One of the categories that is a sure winner is the TV studies. Answer some questions about popular shows on television for earnings here.


Being active pays off

The more surveys you complete on the site, the more bonus points and levels of rewards you will earn. I check each day for attractive surveys to try. Rewards appear for being screened out, which is nice compared to many sites. The site also uses answers from every survey you attempt to match you with better opportunities.

Taking surveys online for money can be rewarding if you know what sites to use. Let us guide you with four of the best sites to earn extra at no cost.


Getting referrals

Do you have some marketing skills? If you are able to get others to register for this site, you can make some extra income by getting referrals. Share the link to join Branded Surveys on social media or to your friends and take advantage of their commission program.

Earn fifty cents each time you refer an active user to the site. This can add up since the site is free to join and the more people you show the offer, the more will join.

We can help you become an effective referral marketer even if you are just starting out. There is no need to struggle to earn online. With the right guide you can be successful. Check out the easiest referral programs for a beginner.

Final review of Branded Surveys

After the review of Branded Surveys we can come to a good assessment of the site overall. Among survey sites, this one ranks fairly high. Join Branded Surveys.

Some pros to the site

It is above industry average in only offering you surveys that you will qualify for, and when they screen you out, they pay a reward anyway. They pay promptly according to most accounts. The minimum cashout amount is ten dollars. When you cash out you have quite a few choices to get your money. The referral program is easy and the loyalty program can pay off over time.

Some cons to the site

This site is not going to generate a huge income each month. You will get surveys and up to one good one a day for sure but you may not be able to cash out more than once a week if you cannot refer new users.

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Easiest Referral Programs For A Beginner

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What are the easiest referral programs for a beginner online? Find out here, simple with big payouts.

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For those just starting out with referral marketing, it is nice to see results immediately. You may need to start with the easiest referral programs for a beginner if this is important to you. Even if you are an experienced marketer there is always opportunity to add offers to your current mix.

Below are the programs I have found it easiest to get referral signups and make money from them. All the programs are different but most give you the same goal. Get people to sign up for free websites and be rewarded.


These are all free to participate so you can learn without spending any money. I have joined and gotten referrals to all of these programs so we know they are legitimate.


You will need to register at the programs below to become an affiliate. This gives you the permission to promote their offers to others. Most times it is just an email and confirmation.

Some of these even give free bonus money as soon as you register. That is a good way to get referrals, letting them know that they will get a boost toward getting paid right away when they sign up.


I suggest using a dedicated email for all your referral and other marketing efforts. This helps you keep track of emails from your affiliate programs.

They might run special promotions and keep you up to date on your offer. Terms may change including the area you can promote for referrals, the amount of reward for each and other things.

Once you register with all the easiest referral programs for a beginner, copy your referral link and get promoting! The more people that see your offer the more will sign up. Don’t just ask friends and relatives, don’t even just use Facebook. Use the whole internet to promote.


I suggest spending 25% of your time learning how and where to promote, and 75% of your time implementing what you’ve learned.

This way you will always grow and make more money over time, just stay consistent and spend some time each day or week. Good luck, here they are!


FusionCash – This site has huge potential. They offer a $5 bonus to those who just register. They offer you, the affiliate, $1 any time anyone registers. Any time one of your registered referrals completes an offer you get $2.

The biggest prize in this program is whenever your referral cashes out, you get $5 every time for life! They focus on surveys, offers, videos and similar ways for the user to earn.


I’ve made a lot of money through this program and hesitate to give it out but you need a winner right off the bat. Go promote!

Swagbucks – Another long time favorite, I still make at least a dollar a day from using this site and sometimes much more. New users get offered a $10 signup bonus, one of the best for a survey/task/offer site.

You, the affiliate, get $3 for each new user. A bonus of $1 per user will be paid if they install the swag button (explained on the site).

The best part of this program is the 10% commissions you get on all the lifetime earnings of all your referrals. The longer you refer and gain a list of active users under you, the more that passive income will flow your way.

Their link is accepted anywhere you go. Read our article on how to make the most of Swagbucks.

BrandedSurveys – This is a well run survey site. They used to be called MintVine and I have been using them to make money from surveys for many years. Users like the daily poll that pays 5 cents every day for one click.

Get $.50 for each new user you refer. Share that link with as many people as you can and you will see the money come into your account in no time.

Target survey takers! Read our article on how to make the most of Branded Surveys.


SurveySavvy – This is one of the classiest survey sites out there. It has been around for more than 20 years. Their two tier referral earnings program means that you can recruit referral marketers to work for you, kind of like I’m doing now. Get people to sign up and refer, and make money from their referrals!

I love watching the money pile up from each person I’ve referred completing surveys and also from people they’ve referred to the site! The rewards are in cash and they are big.

Active members will make you a lot of money. Read our article on how to make the most from SurveySavvy.

Get them to sign up for SavvyConnect and they can earn $15 each month guaranteed for very little effort.

InstaGC – As you can see in the above banner linked to my InstaGC account, I have earned money at this site. With $.10 per referral as a registration bonus, and 10% commission on lifetime earnings of users worldwide, this one keeps paying me.

At nearly $2 per referral so far, this site has huge lifetime potential. I have been earning commissions for the person that referred me for six years now and I’m still using the site. Worldwide is the keyword here, a huge market for you to gather referrals.


FlavorWiki – We all eat. Join this unique food testing site and reap great rewards. I like being a member and this is a site that gives me joy to use. Join the site and review food. Get paid for it. Refer a friend to a specific food tasting and get $5 each time.

This is a no brainer. You and your friends get paid to eat exciting new foods on the market. I’m taking the cereal surveys now and making $41 to buy and eat breakfast cereals. My pantry is stuffed from using this site!

Qmee – Your referrals will earn by searching online, taking surveys, cashback offers and more. You get $1 the first time they cash out. There is no minimum cashout so teach them how to earn a few pennies and cash out so you get your dollar!


PaidViewpoint – Your referrals will like using this survey site and stay active. Earn an industry leading 20% commission on all their activity up to $25!

For passive income this site is awesome. Read our article on how to make the most from PaidViewpoint.

You will see the money keep rolling in even after you stop referring and if you take surveys you are going to really like this site as one of the best survey sites around.

Another great advantage of this one is that it is worldwide. This greatly increases the earning potential and gives you a huge base of future referrals.


Robinhood – Thank you for joining Robinhood! We both just received one share of free stock. It’s usually around $5 but could be over $200! Tell all your friends and get free stock when they sign up too! That could be your ad. The value of the free stock you get can be over $200 but is usually around $5 average.

You can earn up to $500 per calendar year referring new users so get those referrals in before the end of December and start over on a new $500 potential! Users here will need to link a bank account, as this is a free investment brokerage account.

If you want, just sell your free stock and withdraw, close the account. But I would keep getting referrals and watching your portfolio grow. This is really one of the easiest referral programs for a beginner with big payouts.

Rakuten – This is a huge cashback shopping site, and well established. Ebates sold the business and the new owner changed it’s name to Rakuten. Earn a whopping $25 for a referral that makes a purchase through this site.

They make it tempting with another free $10 to the new user who is making the purchase.

Big trustworthy site, your task is to find people that have not joined, maybe younger people starting to make big purchases are a good target?

TopCashback – Earn a decent $10 for every referral that uses the site. While this site is less well known than Rakuten, the cashback offers are in some cases the best on the market between all the sites.

The best deals are here, and people want to know. There are many people that use cashback apps but haven’t heard of this one yet.


What are the easiest referral programs for a beginner? The above list has some variety and you should be able to find more than one that can be a homerun for you.

Please comment and let me know when you get your first referral earnings, it is such a pleasure helping people earn their first dollars online as referral marketers.


Join social networks, start a blog, start groups and boards and pages and have fun! Look at classified ad placements, blog comments, pins and bees.

Above all else, do not give up. If you join and promote all of the offers above, you will make money.

Remember to spend 25% of your time learning all aspects of your craft and 75% of your time implementing what you’ve learned. This is going to be huge for you!

I’ve cashed out over $100 in the last month from this simple survey site and I have proof. Here’s how I did it.

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Let me show you how I cashed out over 100 dollars in a month using just one survey site.

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If you take surveys online for money, this is going to be your favorite site soon. If you do not yet take surveys to make extra money, or have tried but gotten frustrated and stopped, this is going to be your favorite survey site soon. I cannot promise $100 a month for you but I can tell you it is happening for me and it could for you as well.

So lets get right to it as I understand that you don’t have time to waste. If you want to just go directly to this site and register now click here.


A few people clicked that link above and are already registering. They are going to be pleasantly surprised to learn that they will make over a dollar just to sign up to PaidViewpoint!

Now that you know the name of this little jewel is PaidViewpoint, have you ever heard of it? I have been a member since July of 2014. There are a few unique aspects of this site that just keep me coming back again and again. Everyone I know that has signed up says the same thing too. This site will never stress you out or let you down!

If you have taken surveys for awhile, you might have just chuckled when I proposed that this site will not stress you out. Doesn’t it feel sometimes like taking surveys to make a little side money turns into an epic struggle to finish and earn a few pennies?

I’ve had nightmares of being asked the same basic questions over and over just to get nowhere! Well this site is different.

PaidViewpoint wants you to be honest and consistent in your answers to their partners when being given a survey to complete. This is the one and only reason they will ever ask you the basic questions about your own profile. They want to know that you are telling the truth.

To judge you on whether you really are who you say you are, this site give you a score. You start at zero. The more you take surveys and demonstrate that you can answer the same question the same way twice, your score goes up. Oh don’t worry.

Every time you are asked to do this, you will get paid for every click. Ten cents each and every time they ask the mundane. What are your hobbies, what kind of car do you drive again? Theres will be no wasted time at this site.

Once you have been deemed worthy and gotten your Traitscore all the way up to the top at 10,000 (like mine, not to brag) then PaidViewpoint thinks you deserve more. You will get a bigger share of the pie than that newbie answering their first survey.

After all, they are just a stranger and you are a loyal survey taker, steady and reliable. You get considerably more payout for answering the same survey! This is one of my secrets. Get your Traitscore to 10,000 by completing surveys on the site. You can choose whether the site notifies you of a new survey.

Do you want to get emails every time a survey pops up? With this simple survey site, yes you do. Another tactic to maximize your survey time is to take surveys the moment they are available.

Have you ever been told that the survey is closed or that they do not need anyone else from your demographic to take the survey? You have! But imagine if you clicked and took the survey right away, one of the first to do so.

Another secret of surveys, you want to be the first to take it. You will get way more opportunities turning to cash this way. My earnings reflect this aggressive approach.


I mentioned that this site is unique. Their transparency is amazing. As I said earlier, you will get paid ten cents for every short survey that updates your traits.

These are usually between ten and fourteen easy questions. The real difference, though, is when you take a ‘biz’ survey. That is one paid for by a partner, getting your opinion on a topic.

There are two incredible facts about these honey holes. First, if PaidViewpoint invites you to a survey, you will not get screened out for demographics. Read that again. You will not be screened out. If you click on the survey link, then you will be able to take the survey.

Now, each survey has a time limit, some as short as three or four hours, a window to click. But if you are in that window, you will get paid! Wow, if you can name another site that has that feature, please let us know in the comments because it is my absolute favorite thing about this one.

The second unbelievably upfront and mind blowing fact about the surveys at PaidViewpoint? They tell you what each individual answer is worth while taking a survey. Yep. In the corner there is a dollar amount.

You click yes or no or whatever the answer to the current question, then you get paid the amount shown. Holy smokes there is something about this that just makes me really happy to be taking surveys on this site. I have worked so hard for individual pennies when starting out making money online.

There is something very satisfying about seeing a bigger number, like fifteen cents, for just one click. Knowing that every click in this entire survey is going to be worth the same, so cool. I get sad when the survey ends lol!

You can probably tell that I am a fan of this site. The bottom line is that they pay. I cashed out $80.86 on July 4th 2020. Again on July 17th 2020 I cashed out another $17.02. Then just before I began writing this post to tell you the good news, I cashed out $15.04 on August 7th. Below is a screenshot of that cash out as proof that they do honor their word on payment.

Before you click the cashout button, have your preferred method saved. PayPal, Amazon or gift card are all options. I choose Amazon for two reasons. One reason is that I feel like my family orders enough from them to supply a small local warehouse. We spend money on Amazon lol.

Second is that the reward is instant. I click cashout, it pops up to click for my code. My code shows on the screen and I scan it into my amazon account on my phone. Around ten seconds from cashout, I am on Amazon looking to spend that money.

This latest cashout went to cat treats. The eighty dollar cashout bought a new mini fridge for the spare bedroom so my mom can visit Denver and stay at our home in comfort with her drinks and snacks.

I have laid it all bare here. I cashed out $112.92 from this site in thirty three days. The cash outs went instantly into my Amazon account to spend on my loved ones. Taking surveys does not have to be painful.

You have now found a simple survey site that never disqualifies you or screens you out of survey. Click here to register and start making money at this simple survey site PaidViewpoint. If you have another site as good as this one in your arsenal, please share it so we can all join too!

Please let me know how you liked PaidViewpoint in the comments. If you have another simple survey site that really helps bring home the bacon, let us know and I will even allow you to post your referral link in the comments.

If you want to learn about more of the exciting ways to make a bunch of money online, subscribe or browse more posts. We are all in this together. Let’s make more income to live a better lifestyle!

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Bonus money to register at these 10 (and more) sites

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One of the little thrills of earning extra money online is signing up for a free site and getting an immediate bonus. Find hidden cash at these sites.

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One of the little thrills of earning extra money online is signing up for a free site and getting immediate bonus money to register.

Earn over $70 today just by joining all these free sites!

Sites are competitive these days and the quickest way for them to gain users is to offer a bit of cash as a sweetener for registering to the site.

Those of us looking to make some money online to help make ends meet need to take advantage of this whenever possible.


In most cases for the companies listed below, you will need to provide a good email and contact info so the site can get you officially registered. Usually this is all you will need to do to get your cash bonus!

Don’t forget that in addition to the free sign up money, these are all legitimate sites that can earn you money online.

This is why they pay you to attract you to their site, because they know you will use it and earn more money for you and the site in the long term, more than they are offering for free to join. So in this case everyone wins!


We have been earning money online for many years and scour the internet for you, to connect you with the best ways to earn money from home, from your laptop or tablet or phone. All of these sites have been established as legitimate companies and no scams are allowed.

We are almost ready to list the sites for you to get quick free bonus money to register but first let me thank you for reading and ask that if you have any additional sites to share, please comment and let our readers know where to grab this quick money. We are all in this together!

Swagbucks – $10 for registration. This amazing cashback site is one of my favorites. I regularly earn extra money here by playing games on my android device and getting paid for that too.

Be sure to load the swag button onto your browser to find all the great cashback deals when you shop. This site is looking for members from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Germany, France and Ireland.

Read our detailed article on how to earn more on Swagbucks.

Ibotta – $10 sign up bonus. This cash back site has been around for seven years and has 35 million users. If you are not one of these people you are missing out. Great cash back from shopping is the new normal, get on board.

FusionCash – $5 sign up bonus. You can earn very fast here, especially if you can refer a few friends. I have made a bundle here.

Rakuten – $10 registration bonus. Want more cash back? Rakuten is a hot site to find the best deals and they are making it rain bonus money.

TopCashback – $10 in free cash back when you join. This site may be the best one to get cash back from purchases. Some might call it a diamond in the rough. It is a good horse to have in your stable!

MyPoints – $5 new user bonus. This is a survey site that has paid out over $236 million since 1986. You should be one of the people getting paid. Sign up for free and check it out.

BeFrugal – $10 join bonus. This site is proud to state that they reward the highest cash back, guaranteed! They claim to be the #1 cash back site on the internet and they are not fooling around. Join today or miss out on free money.

Rewardia – $1 for joining. If you see a dollar on the floor do you keep walking or pick it up? Registering for this free site, where you play games for money, might take about the same amount of time.

InboxDollars – $5 registration bonus. Watch TV, take surveys and of course shop to earn on this long time established site.

Read our full review of InboxDollars.

MobilExpression – $5 for downloading an app to your iPhone or tablet. We will take this free money every time!


PaidViewpoint – $1 bonus to register, plus instant paid trait surveys. You will start earning easy money the moment you register with profile surveys. This site does not disqualify you once you start a survey.


Also they show you what each individual answer is worth while you take the survey. You will be wishing every survey site was run this well. This site works worldwide!

Read our detailed article on how to earn more on PaidViewpoint.

InstaGC – Ok the ten cents they give you to join is not going to let you retire. But I have earned consistently here for years. Cash back for shopping, surveys, watching videos you name it.

Unique user chat window to see what is working for people in real time. This one is also worldwide so anyone can join and earn.

Daily Goodie Box – While this site doesn’t exactly fit the list, all you have to do is sign up to get a free box of goodies to review. How cool is that?


1) Use a dedicated email to register and use these sites. This will give you the ability to keep any spam or unwanted emails out of your main inbox. It helps keep you organized and earn more!

2) Log in regularly to look for more opportunities. These sites can change and can change quickly. New and exciting offers and ways of making money pop up occasionally so check back often to take advantage. The free bonus money to register is just the beginning of your earning on these sites.

3) Have fun! It is easy to get frustrated and burnt out when looking for free or easy money online. Pace yourself and take breaks. Keep track of your earnings to make sure you are using your time in the right places. Remember your goals and keep coming back to them.

There are so many ways to earn online. But, if you are a beginner it might take you a while to get adjusted to this online world. I started my own online income journey back in 2010.

Related – Earn more on SurveySavvy

My first $100 day was an amazing milestone but it took some real hard work to get there. Because of my path I relate to beginners and those with a sudden loss of income like I had back then.

Having a reliable source of extra cash will get you through and for the long term the things you learn will keep paying dividends for years into the future. Earning quick bonus money to register to free sites is fun and should not be passed up.

Thanks for reading and please look around the site for more info you can use to get more income for a better lifestyle! Cheers!

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