Welcome to our series on 10 Ways to Earn Extra Money in 2013. Whether you’re saving money to build an emergency fund, pay down debt, or splurge on a family vacation, this series will highlight some easy ways to earn extra cash towards your savings goals.
Click here to read the first installment in this series, 10 Ways to Earn Extra Money in 2013 (Part 1)
Money Earning Tip #2: Use Swagbucks to Earn Gift Cards and Other Prizes
Swagbucks is one of my favorite ways to earn extra cash because it requires very little time and effort. I just use Swagbucks to search the web as I normally would when using any other search engine such as Google or Bing. Swagbucks then randomly awards me with Swag Bucks that I can redeem for gift cards or other prizes. Most days, I’ll receive between 7 and 15 Swag Bucks for searching the web.
How Do I Earn Swag Bucks?
Search the web
Download the Swagbucks Toolbar
One of the first things I recommend that you do once you’ve joined Swagbucks is to install the Swagbucks Toolbar on your computer. The toolbar makes it easy for you to remember to perform your searches using Swagbucks. You’ll also occasionally receive notifications when there is a Swag Code available to add bonus Swag Bucks to your account.
Swagbucks allows you to print manufacturer coupons just as you would if you were using the Coupons.com site. You’ll earn 10 points for every coupon that you print from the Swabucks site and redeem at the store.
Take the Daily Poll
You can earn 1 Swag Buck per day by taking the Daily Poll. This is the first thing I do when I get onto the computer each day which makes it easy for me to earn 30 or 31 Swag Bucks per month. It only takes a few seconds to take the daily poll and I’ve found that the polls are pretty interesting.
Watch Swagbucks TV
If you spend a good part of your day on the computer, you can earn quite a few Swag Bucks by watching Swagbucks TV. Watch 10 different videos and you’ll earn 3 Swag Bucks. You can earn up to 75 Swag Bucks per day by watching Swagbucks TV.
No Obligation Special Offers
Swagbucks offers a large variety of No Obligation Special Offers (NOSO) that you can complete to earn Swag Bucks. There is no credit card information required to complete the offers. Plus, you can earn 2 Swag Bucks per day for simply viewing the No Obligation Special Offers even if you choose not to participate in any of the offers listed.
Invite and Earn
One of the easiest ways to earn Swag Bucks is through referrals. Swagbucks provides you with a unique referral link that you can use to invite others to join Swagbucks. When your friends or family members sign up under your link and earn Swag Bucks by searching, you’ll earn matching Swag Bucks. You can earn up to 1,000 Swag Bucks per referral.
Shop and Earn
Swagbucks has partnered with a variety of stores to help you earn Swag Bucks when you make a qualifying online purchase. Just log in to your account and browse through the list of stores provided in the Shop & Earn section, select the store you want to make your purchase at, read any “Special Terms” listed, and when you’re ready to make your purchase, click on the “Shop Now” button. Swag Bucks you earn will be credited to your Swag Bucks account within 30 days and the more you shop the more you earn.
Get the SwagbucksTV app and earn money for watching videos on your phone. You’ll earn 2 Swag Bucks for every 5 videos that you watch up to the limit of 50 Swagbucks per day.
Other Ways to Earn
Swagbucks offers several other ways to earn Swag Bucks for those of you who have more time or are willing to put in a little more effort. These include playing games, participating in the Trusted Surveys, trading in video games or books, and performing tasks such as searching Google for articles and recording information about the articles.
How Can Swagbucks Help Me Earn Money in 2013?
Swag Bucks can be redeemed for a variety of prizes including gift cards, electronics, jewelry, books and magazines. To get the most bang for your Buck, redeem your Swag Bucks for Amazon gift cards. It only takes 450 Swag Bucks to earn a $5 Amazon gift card. Use the Amazon gift cards to make your purchases on Amazon.com rather than spending cash. You can then add the cash you would normally have spent on your purchases to your savings account.
If you have any other suggestions on how to use Swagbucks to help you earn money in 2013, I would love to have you share them with us by leaving a comment below. Thanks!