How does Swagbucks work – a detailed guide and review

How does Swagbucks work – a detailed guide and review
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Recently I came across various blogs about PTC sites. I discovered Swagbucks. Here I have provided my views and suggestions as per my experience and also details about How does Swagbucks work?

What is Swagbucks?

How does Swagbucks work – a detailed guide and review
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Swagbucks is a California, United States based company. It is an online money earning platform. It provides digital points called SB.

These points are used to redeem gifts from Amazon.

You can also earn money by redeeming the code for PayPal.

These points are earned by performing various tasks like answering surveys and polls, downloading apps, searching the web and shopping online.

Getting started

  • First, sign up
  • Complete profile
  • Do some simple tasks like completing surveys and doing some web search

On the first day, these simple tasks provide Rs.100 FreeCharge gift card.

It is very impressive to earn Rs.100 on your first day. But Swagbucks is not for everyone. The reasons I have shared later in the post.

Is Swagbucks a scam or real?

 Well! Swagbucks is not a scam. Swagbucks claims that they have paid over 184,699,766 members. This image on their website shows their claim. Moreover, Swagbucks is free to join.

How does Swagbucks work – a detailed guide and review
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How does Swagbucks work?

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How to make money on Swagbucks?

You can easily join Swagbucks. You just require Signing up. Sign Up is possible by both Facebook and Google+ account.

Best ways to earn Swagbucks points

 1) By completing your profile.

By completing your profile you can get points which I mentioned earlier.

While completing the profile, Swagbucks ask 3 things which are required to be done for earning SB points (Swagbucks points).

  • Confirm receiving mail offers.
  • Set Swagbucks as your default search engine.
  • Add a SwagButton.

2) By searching the web

Use Swagbucks search engine to earn SBs.

To do this:

  • Log In to your Swagbucks account.
  • Search anything based on your choice on Swagbucks web search

For the first search, Swagbucks pays 20SB. After that Swagbucks pays on basis of average searches.

Let’s just say: You can do approximately 50 searches on a daily average. For every 51st search, Swagbucks pays 5 to 10SB.This calculates into 5 x 30 =150SB to 10 x 30 = 300SB points on a monthly basis.

For best result, set the Swagbucks as your default search engine. This makes earning SBs just by browser searches.

The earlier mentioned methods are answers for the question how does Swagbucks work?

3) SwagButton

It is a browser extension provided by Swagbucks.

It gives real-time alerts. These alerts are generally about new earning opportunities.

Just installation of Swagbucks provides 50SB’s

This saves a lot of time as just by clicking the SwagButton you can get your account information.

SwagButton can also be used for redeeming a SwagCode, Checking for available surveys and searching the web.

 4) Swagcodes

 It is a unique code provided by Swagbucks. These codes provide instant SB points on redeeming. A SwagCode contains a specific code (example 5 SB) and valid for some hours.

These codes can’t be found easily because they are hidden in social pages or blogs. It can be easily found on the website:

This website regularly updates Swagcodes. They have also mail subscriptions. These subscriptions directly send SwagCode into the mailbox.

To enter the code:

  • Click on SwagButton or on the safe icon of the Swagbucks home page.
  • Enter the SwagCode.
  • SB’s will be credited to your account instantly.

5) Online shopping

 Through online shopping also you can earn SB points. Though this offer is limited in number in India, still these offers are good.

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6) Daily Polls

 You can earn 1SB on daily basis just by going to the poll section and casting your vote for a particular question. By this way, you can make 30SB per month.

7) Answering surveys

 The best way to earn in SwagBucks is to take part in various surveys.

To participate in the survey you require entering all the account details. Once entering completed the company will check for eligibility. If you are eligible, you can participate.

The time taken for completing each survey is around 10 to 15 minutes. After completing a survey, you can earn 60SB.

One of the best survey options is Gold and Peanut survey.

8) Referral Program

 The Swagbucks referral program is also a good feature. One can earn SwagBucks points by referring to his/her friends. This can be done via email, sharing on social media.

When a referral sign up you can earn up to 200SB and 10% of the referral total earning.

This commission is valid for lifetime.

So the above-mentioned points are sufficient for clarifying how does Swagbucks work?

How to redeem SB’s for Gift Cards:

  • Go to Swagbucks profile and click on Redeem SB.
  • Choose a gift card based on the availability of SB in your profile.
  • Click on Snag this
  • Place your order
  • You will receive a verification email
  • Verify the order and get a gift card code after 7 days
  • Use the gift card code for getting cash back or for shopping.

 If you don’t want a gift card for shopping then you can redeem the SB’s for PayPal gift card. This can be done in Add Funds section. In this section, PayPal asks for entering the code. Upon entering the code, your PayPal account will get credited. The fund received in PayPal account can be transferred to bank account.

So this section would have cleared the idea behind how does Swagbucks work?

An honest review-

Spending time in SwagBucks is not worthwhile if you are working from India because

  • Lots of features are not supported in India like watching videos which provide more SB points.
  • Limited tasks

    If you have completed the above-mentioned tasks then it will be difficult to earn as they don’t provide many tasks for Indian region.

  • Low earnings

SwagBucks don’t provide much return for the time spent in it.

However, going through many blogs I have come to know that it is good for USA and UK.


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