Swagbucks is a fun survey site that pays you for completing short online tasks in virtual cash – you can then exchange this for real money, Paypal credits or gift cards to spend at Amazon, M&S and more. The site’s huge in America, and here in the UK many MSE forumites are dedicated users. Usually you get only a few points for registering, but newbies who register via this MSE Blagged Swagbucks link will get bonus points worth £10 if they earn £5 (849 SB – we reckon about four hours’ ‘work’) within 30 days of signing up. So that’s a total of £15.
Tasks include filling in polls, watching videos and searching using its page instead of Google. Advertisers pay Swagbucks to publicise their wares or do market research, and the site passes a cut to you. The more dedicated you are, the more you earn, though every task pays a different amount.
Who’s it good for?
People who want to grab quick cash for fun tasks
Typical earnings: £25/month
Cash or Amazon voucher
Amount you need to earn before it pays:
£3 (depends on reward)
Have you tried it?
Share your experiences on the Swagbucksforum thread online survey sites. Earn up to £800/year to give your opinion
Willing to give views on Justin Bieber, washing-up liquid or politics? If so, it’s possible to earn £100s a year, without any special skill or talent.
It’s all about stashing cash by filling in online surveys. For a full rundown of 25 of the top free sites see the Online Survey Sites guide.