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Is it worth the time to do?
Member Name: compbren
Advantages: Easy to do
Disadvantages: Surveys can be quite long and boring for the reward given
I started using Swagbucks in April 2012 on and off to the present day. Somebody suggested I used it to earn a bit of extra income whilst I was searching for graduate jobs at the same time. Swagbucks is basically a website which involves doing several tasks for swagbucks. Once you have enough Swagbucks in your account you can trade them in for cash or vouchers.
There are many things you can do on Swagbucks and it is fairly easy to make £25 per month in Amazon vouchers. I usually cash in my points for a £5 Amazon Voucher which costs 849 points.
To earn Swagbucks on the site there are quite a few activities to take part in. For example, there is a Daily Poll which gives you 1 Swagbuck for answering. By installing the Swagbucks Toolbar onto your browser will give you 1 Swagbuck everyday (that works out at 365 for a year for doing absolutely nothing). There are also the NOSO offers where you 'skip' several advertisments and by the end you are awared 2 Swagbucks. These tasks may seem pointless because they offer minimal Swagbucks but they take seconds to do and doing it everyday will soon add up overall.
Swagbucks also have their own special toolbar which occasionally awards a random amount of Swagbucks by doing searches. You can win a maximum of two times per day and the Swagbucks they offer you are random. I've had probably 7 Swagbucks as the lowest from searching but other searches have given me up to 50 Swagbucks.
The main way of earning Swagbucks is by doing their Daily Survey, if you complete one you will be awarded 70 Swagbucks. You can only do one Daily Survey per day and sometimes they are hit and miss. You may not qualify for it, but they may search for another one for you to do. Occasionally you may end up getting a survey that is mind-numbingly boring and long. I've had surveys sometiems that have taken around 1 hour to complete, and when you work out whether the 70 Swagbucks is worth it for the monetry value you thing is it really worth it.
There is also a page of Trusted Surveys which you can enter alongside the Daily Survey. The amount of Swagbucks rewared vary from survey to survey. I've had surveys for as little as 88 Swagbucks but as high as 500 Swagbucks on some surveys.
There are several video's on the main page which reward you 1 Swagbuck for watching them.
Swagbucks have recently introduces a Shop section where you earn Swagbucks by shopping online. It's similar to online cashback sites but you earn Swagbucks instead. I have yet to use them. There is also a 'Special Offers' section on the site which you can earn swagbucks by purchasing from several websites or sign up to something. I do occasionally take part in some of these but i'd warn you to be careful with somem of the obscure companies.
You can play games for Swagbucks and watch videos through Swagbucks TV. I tend not to do this though as I don't have time.
Once you have enough Swagbucks you can trade them in for Cash or Vouchers, as Swagbucks in an American company, I think the most valued things you can use your Swagbucks for are for the Cash (through PayPal) or Amazon vouchers. I choose the Amazon Vouchers at 849SB for £5 as it is slightly cheaper than £5 cash.
Overall, I have found Swagbucks to be a really good site, it won't make you rich but you can earn some pocket money on there. I've been doing it on and off since April 2012 and have earned around £130 in Amazon Vouchers through Swagbucks alone. When I do Swagbucks I only really spend 30 minutes online and have earned sometimes £25 in a month with Amazon vouchers.
Summary: Extra money