An easy way to make money online from home and in your spare time is with Swagbucks UK. There are lots of ways to earn more and you’ll start seeing the bucks add up.
Like more and more people in this increasingly technological world, I spend a lot of time with my eyes glued to a screen. The lure of Facebook, YouTube and Netflix all seem too much to resist.
Recently, however, I started to realise that I am simply wasting my time scrolling through the same thing day after day.
Surely there’s a better way to be using this screen time? Surely I can Swag some Bucks?
I can’t even remember now how I discovered Swagbucks UK, but I am glad I did.
To put it simply, Swagbucks is a website where you complete tasks that you would normally do when on the internet anyway, and get rewarded with bucks. This online currency adds up until you swap it for gift cards. Simple.
Some of the main ways to earn these bucks are:
- Completing surveys
- Watching videos
- Using a search engine
- Playing games
If the everyday tasks seem like things that you would be doing anyway then that’s half the battle won!
It really does pay to be loyal to Swagbucks. Every day you get a daily target to reach and are rewarded with bonus points for reaching it.
Every 7 days that you make this in a row you get an extra bonus and all these bonus points are rewarded to you at the end of the month (make sure you claim these, or you lose them).
It’s a great incentive to visit the site each day and really makes the points stack up.
Get into a routine
Logging on to Swagbucks every day may seem like a big ask, but there are many ways to easily incorporate it into your routine.
As someone who likes to have a leisurely breakfast, I always squeeze in a survey first thing in the morning.
Then I will watch a few videos while I’m having my lunch and play some games in the evening after I’m finished with studying.
Just doing this as part of my normal ‘laptop routine’ guarantees me a few bucks every day!
Searching for Swag Bucks
The thing that is the easiest thing to do, and won’t require any extra effort, is to search through Swagbucks.
By setting your search engine to the Swagbucks one instead of Google, Bing or Yahoo, you have a chance to win bucks every time you search the internet.
So next time you are wanting to check out Skint Dad’s latest post, search for it through Swagbucks, and earn yourself some rewards and then maybe save yourself some cash.
As someone who has always used Google, I was a bit dubious about whether or not these search results would be up to scratch. However, the search engine is actually run by Yahoo, so they are pretty reliable.
The only real difference that I have noticed is that it’s not as good as Google at predicting what you are going to search for, but it’s a small detail in the grand scale of things.
Another extra that I installed was the SwagButton. This is a little extension button on the top right of your toolbar (a bit like the Pinterest button) that allows you to access Swagbucks UK much more easily while elsewhere on the net.
You can watch videos while on other sites (everyone loves a technology multi-task), use the search engine, and find quick links to shopping offers!
Another bonus is that it gives you an alert when there is a new SwagCode available. What’s a SwagCode I hear you ask? Well, every so often, Swagbucks kindly give out a few extra bucks and all you need to do is enter a code into the appropriate box – a bit like using a promotional code when shopping.
These can be found on certain pages of their site and are often posted on their Facebook page – so worth following them.
You can also Google (or SwagSearch) for the latest codes, as there are some sites dedicated to posting up SwagCodes as soon as they are released.
Surveys are the fastest way of making large amounts of Swag Bucks (SB) at once. Some can pay over 200 SB but others only pay about 40 SB. However this 40 is normally enough to hit the daily target, so if all you have time for is 10 minutes doing a survey this is ideal.
Be warned though, you will get screened out of a lot of surveys, but stick with it! Even when you get screened out you get rewarded 1 SB, so it’s worth giving every survey a shot!
I really like the idea that you are helping people do research and develop their goods or company with your opinion. So often it is everyday people that come up with innovative ideas, and so this is a great way to get them heard! Just another bonus to earning Swagbucks!
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If you are someone that does a lot of online shopping, you may as well earn Swagbucks while you are doing it.
After installing the Swagbucks Toolbar (see above) you will automatically be alerted when you are on a site that offers Bucks for your purchases.
It works a little bit like cashback. The reward won’t be instant as they have to make sure you don’t cancel your order. This is especially good for big purchases, and look out for promotional periods when they may be offering double the reward on certain sites.
If you dream of getting paid to watch TV, SwagBucks UK offers something pretty close. Although there is a 150 SB daily earn limit, this is still a fair amount.
You can pick to watch videos from a wide variety of genres such as Fitness, Food, Entertainment and Fashion. I particularly like watching the trailer for the newest films that have come out or doing Yoga along with the fitness instructor in the video.
If ever there was motivation to work out, it’s getting paid for it!
By combining all of these techniques, you can really build up the Swagbucks. I tend to earn around £10 – £20 a month in Amazon vouchers – not enough to quit uni and live off, but a nice wee bonus when you want to treat yourself.
Last year, I saved up just over £100 of Amazon vouchers and got all my Christmas shopping done without paying a penny. I felt like Santa really did exist. Right now I am saving up my vouchers to buy a new camera – something I wouldn’t normally afford to do.
So even if you are on a tight budget, there are ways to earn gift cards so that you can still reward yourself and be a savvy saver!
Lorna Beattie is a student at Glasgow University, and she uses money saving tips to help stretch her tight student budget. She likes to prove that you can still have a great life, without spending lots of money.