If you’re new to Swagbucks it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are my tips for making as much money as possible:
You can boost your swagbucks (SB) by meeting your daily and weekly goals – this will give you a bonus which is paid into your account once a month. The goals will change depending on how much you earn, so if you have a really good day and earn 300 SB, your goal the following day is likely to go up. Some people deliberately keep their daily earnings low for this reason – if you focus on just meeting your goal and not going too far over, it will be easier to maintain a streak. I prefer to earn as much as possible even if I struggle to meet my target the next day.
Surveys are the biggest earners, so it’s best to focus on them first when trying to reach your daily goal. They vary a lot, sometimes you’ll be able to earn 150 SB in 5 minutes, other times you’ll have to spend 30 minutes earning much less. Make sure you pay attention as you complete them – there’ll often be security questions hidden in there to make sure you’re not just skipping through.
These are very hit and miss so I’m tempted to say you shouldn’t waste your time on them. The problem is that many of them don’t credit after you’ve gone to all the effort of filling out your details. When they work though, you can earn a fair amount, so if you’re careful they’re worth the effort. The best thing to do is participate in this forum and share which of them credit and which don’t.
N.B. Set up a separate email account to make sure you don’t have to deal with all the spam emails.
You can run SBTV in the background while you do other things – just go back and click on a new video every minute or so. You don’t even need to let the video finish before moving on to the next one, you can see from the percentage bar at the top when you’ve watched enough. You get 3 SB for watching 10 videos, which isn’t much, but it’s useful if you’re trying to reach a goal and you’ve run out of surveys.
There are also videos to watch on the Swagbucks homepage – usually worth 1 SB each. Once you’ve watched them all, try refreshing the page to get new ones.
You don’t earn swagbucks every time you search, instead you’ll be rewarded randomly – usually 7 or 11 SB. Some people claim to have won much more, so it’s worth trying to use it as your default search engine.
There is a Swagbucks toolbar you can download and using it each day will earn you 1 SB. It looks different in each browser – in Chrome it’s a small button in the top right corner which opens up when you click on it. In Firefox it takes over a bit more and on mine it’s made the Swagbucks search engine my home page – not necessarily a bad thing if you need a reminder to use it.
They’re not the most exciting games but you can earn up to 10 SB each day by playing them. Try Swag Jump as it doesn’t go on too long – you can usually earn 2 SB for every 2 games, so you’ll need to play it 10 times to reach the 10 SB limit for the day.
A few times a day, Swagbucks posts a code either on their blog or facebook/twitter accounts. If you have the toolbar it will alert you when a code is available – search online for ‘Swag Code’ and you’ll find websites where people post new codes almost instantly. Post the code into the box at the top of the Swagbucks homepage and you’ll get around 3-6 SB.