Earning Money with Swagbucks | 2015 Challenge

Step 1: Swagbucks. Homesteading on a Dime Challenge 2015 found at PintSizeFarm.com

Homesteading on a Dime Challenge 2015

We are going to start this years Homesteading on a Dime challenge with Swagbucks. I spend most of my time on Swagbucks and it is, by far, my biggest earning site. Swagbucks is rated an A+ at the Better Business Bureau.

How to Earn with Swagbucks

In your First 10 Minute Session:

  • Search until you get a win – 6-30 swagbucks
  • Finish your “To Do” List on the first page (Swagbutton, NOSO, Daily Poll, Daily Crave) – 5 swagbucks

In my introduction to Homesteading on a Dime 2015 post I explained how I do one 10 minute session in the morning and a 30 minute session in the afternoon. The steps above will not take you anywhere near 10 minutes to finish, but if you continue this challenge you will have 4 other sites to also quickly do things at in your first ten minutes. Practice, practice, practice! Learn to get those tasks done as fast as possible.

Need More Details?

Search and Earn is at the top. The To Do List is found under your Daily Goal Meter.

  • Click on the “Daily Crave” and you will have to like or unlike a page after it is up for about 30 seconds then it will credit you with a swagbuck after a second page is up for about 30 seconds. You can open it in a new window.
  • The SwagButton is an automatic swagbuck if you have it installed on your computer.
  • Daily Poll is a question, answer it and you get a swagbuck.
  • NOSO stands for “no obligation special offer”. Just click that you are not interested (or fill out the information if you are) and you will get 2 swagbucks at the end.
Do the Search and Earn and "To Do's" Everyday! Homesteading on a Dime Challenge found at PintSizeFarm.com

Earn with Swagbucks

In your Second Session (time spent is up to you, I spend 30 minutes):

I spend most, sometimes all, my “second session” time at Swagbucks. There are many things you can quickly do to earn some more swagbucks.

  • Play 10 Games (10 Swagbucks, 2 every other game). Swagasaurus Run and Swag Jump are the fastest. Load them while you are doing other things.
  • Do as many Brand Activities or Encrave Activities as you can. They are usually found on the homepage (generally in the first 2 lines of special offer boxes) and are worth 2 points each. They are a fast way to rack up swagbucks.
  • Surveys. Try for them, it is the fastest way to earn! They seemed hard to get at first, but I qualify for at least 1-2 a day now. I think the algorithm that figures which surveys they put on your page gets better the more you do. You will also get faster because most have similar set-ups. I find most take about half the time they say it will.
  • Special Offers. If you still have time you can go to the special offers page and watch videos. They are generally worth 1 swagbuck each and can usually be found in the Radium One and Toro “1 click” Section.
  • Reach your Daily Goal!!! If you make your daily goal everyday for the month you will get a bonus 300 swagbucks on the 5th day of the next month (you will also get a bonus if you reach it for 7, 14, or 21 days in a row). That is on top of the daily bonus you get for getting your goal. On the page example above, I will get a bonus 9 swagbucks because I reached the goal of 100 that day. Goals get harder after big days and easier after bad ones. At the end of last year I was getting goals that were near 300.
    Using Swagbucks special offers. Part of the homesteading on a dime challenge found at PintSizeFarm.com

    Swagbucks Special Offers – Toro 1-click offers.

A Few Other Tips:

  • Use swagbucks as your regular search engine, that way you will get surprise wins on days you need to use search.
  • Keep tabs on the blog. Swagbucks regularly holds contests where you can earn bonus swagbucks for doing specific things for your team. They can be fun and encourage you to check out other areas of the site. In the first swagbucks picture the box that says “Feed the Meter” is where they announce the contests.
  • Swagbucks will also hold “collector bill” contests. Find all of them and you will get bonus swagbucks awarded immediately (usually around 15). The bills are random when you get a search win.
  • If you are in need of money then check out other areas. Tasks is one section where you can earn more if you do it for a while (you will be offered higher paying jobs as you get better). It doesn't pay great for the time spent, but if you need it then it is there.
  • You can redeem swagbucks for cash. Get a paypal card and transfer it to your bank. There are other awards too (I like Amazon cards because you can add them to your account and save them up – plus they encourage me to look at it as money I can spend whereas I tend to save “real” income)
  • You can shop through swagbucks. I use Mr Rebates for all my rebate shopping because they usually have the highest rebates, but if you would rather use swagbucks it is an option. Use something – cash back on online shopping is an easy way to save some money.
  • If you do not like the idea of using your email for special offers then you can create a new email just for offer sites. This stops junk mail from going to your regular inbox, but still gives you access when you need it. You can use hotmail or gmail to do this.
  • You should bring in $30-$80/month with Swagbucks depending on how many surveys you do, if you reach your daily goals, and if you have access to the mobile apps.  You can choose paypal (cash) or gift cards.

Mobile Ways to Earn with Swagbucks:

If you have a mobile phone, iPod/iPad, or device that runs android, then you can earn more swagbucks without doing much at all by using their mobile apps. Find them, download them, and you can let the videos run on their own and earn swagbucks as they go.

Earn with swagbucks on mobile apps. Information found at PintSizeFarm.com

Found just under your “to do's” on the homepage. You can download apps from here.

TIP 1: Go through and “favorite” videos that are 30 seconds or less. After that just play your favorites. You will earn the max amount in the shortest amount of time that way. Some of the quickest videos are under “Home and Garden” and are listed as “10 second tips”. Yep, 10 second videos!

  • SBTV Mobile – earn up to 36 swagbucks a day (2 swagbucks for every 5 videos)
  • ENTERTAINow – earn up to 18 swagbucks a day (2 swagbucks for every 10 videos)
  • Lifestylz.tv – earn up to 18 swagbucks a day (2 swagbucks for every 15 videos)
  • Sport.ly – earn up to 18 swagbucks a day (2 swagbucks for every 15 videos)
  • Moviecli.ps – earn up to 18 swagbucks a day, currently only on android
  • Indymusic.tv – earn up to 18 swagbucks a day, currently only on android

That is up to 126 swagbucks a day just for letting videos run on your phone or device. No time spent.

TIP 2: If you find that your device stalls on an ad click the upper right corner. There is an “X” there, even though you can't see it. It will close the ad and continue the videos.

Ready for the next site? Practice your Swagbucks skills and get ready to add Cashcrate to the mix on Friday!

  • Reply Douglas April 20, 2015, 1:18 pm

    I’m not qualifying for any swagbucks surveys. Is there something I’m doing wrong?

    • Reply Heidi April 22, 2015, 12:09 am

      Probably not. Fill out your profile so the surveys are more targeted for you. Also, I no longer do the ones with an asterisk after them since they changed the format. I am having trouble qualifying for those ones. Beyond that, there isn’t much you can do. I have noticed that it gets better as you go though. I used to not qualify for many, but with doing those things I almost always get at least one a day.
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  • Reply Elizabeth February 23, 2016, 1:44 pm

    I’m late finding this, but I’m very interested in learning how to make some extra cash this way. A couple questions…
    – My swagbutton doesn’t give me a swagbuck. Do you know if it is still supposed to?
    -I tried to find ENTERTAINow, Lifestylz.tv and Sport.ly on the App Store on my iPad & couldn’t find any of them. Any ideas on how to track them down?

    • Reply Heidi February 28, 2016, 12:14 am

      The swagbutton doesn’t give SB’s on it’s own. You can use it for searching during “search and learn” contests to earn extra entries, there is a “watch” feature on it that gives you 3 SB’s for every 8 videos you watch and there is a spot where you can enter codes for bonus SB’s (and it will alert you when a code is available).

      I can’t get Lifestylz or Sportly on my iPad. There isn’t an iPad version. I do have ENTERTAINow though and SBTV. Try searching for Swagbucks to find the SBTV app then going to “related” to see if ENTERTAINow will show up. That is where I found it. If you have a phone or iPod then you can try finding the other apps. I have an android phone that has them all and I know they were trying to get them all on apple as well. I’ll double check where they are on that before I do my 2016 update post 🙂
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