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My Daily Earning Plan for Swagbucks

I have had some requests for details of my daily earning plan for Swagbucks since posting my most recent earning update.  This plan allows me to make £10+ per month from this one site, which I then invest to create a higher income.  As always I am very happy to provide specific details of my earning plan to allow others to follow it.

 click here to join swagbucks

The current cost of a £5 Amazon voucher is 700SB and £5 via Paypal is 800SB.  This means aiming for a daily target of around 50SB.  Note these are the sale prices on site right now and they may be a little higher when you read this post.

To earn 50SB per day I recommend the following routine:

Navigate to the TO DO list on the left side of the home page as shown below:

  1. Complete the Daily Poll = 1SB
  2. Next complete all Daily Crave activities available.  I am earning 10+SB daily with these.  Most you can allow to run while doing other activities on site. 
  3. While Daily Crave activities are running click on Daily Search via the to do list on the left side of the home page.  If you do not win with this search do something else while you wait for at least 10-15 mins.  Then try searching for a popular trending topic for the day (check the news or social media for topics if required).  I am earning around 5-15SB per day by doing this.  DO NOT search different terms without waiting in between.
  4. Click on Deal of the Day in the to do list = 1SB
  5. Next click on attempt gold survey.  I click on all surveys in the list to see if I get automatically screened out.  You earn 1SB per screen out up to a maximum of 5SB.  If I have time I try to complete 1 survey.  Many Gold surveys are worth 100SB so I do this around twice per week. 
  6. When the Daily Crave activities are completed I suggest opening the Daily Watch activities.  These will run while doing something else, though you can speed the process up by clicking on the next video when the current one playing shows a tick 😉 Personally I opt for a 1SB playlist and a 2SB playlist on here.
  7. Lastly I recommend clicking on the Daily Discover tab.  Navigate to Offer Torro 1 click offers and click on all available.  This can earn you between 1-5SB

By completing this routine you will earn bonus swagbucks every day (for completing the to do list).  This is between 3-6SB – you get a smaller bonus for completing 6 of the 8 items in the list.  You can also earn another bonus for competing your daily goal.

If you struggle with completing surveys I recommend you boost your balance by using the Play option (access via link on left side of home page).  You will earn 2SB for every 2 games you complete up to a maximum of 10SB per day.

In addition to this routine I suggest you watch out for swagcodes and work on any active Swago boards as these can be very quick and easy to do.  Remember to check on our booster post in the Work From Home Network Facebook Group for details of other offers that credit 😉

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Is YouGov Worth Joining?

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I often get asked about specific survey sites, so today I am looking at YouGov.

Is YouGov worth joining is not the most straightforward of questions to be honest.  It depends on what you consider ‘worth’ to be.

First of all, YouGov is, in my opinion a very interesting survey site.  Its tagline is “What the World Thinks” and that sums it up pretty well I think. I have been using YouGov for several years and it is certainly one of the more unique survey sites around.  By that I mean the surveys you get are not the kind asking about advertising, or what you have bought usually.  The surveys are more related to government issues.  For example, today when I logged in this was the poll:

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As you can see this question about the NHS is a simple poll rather than a full survey.  The site has a lot of polls and the results of these are very frequently seen in news articles.  In addition to this it is very simple to see the results of the polls that are currently running.  As you can see from this Brexit poll, which is an extremely popular topic right now, more people on this site are voting for a ‘Hard Brexit’.  Beside that is the result of another poll regarding the 40p tax rate.

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I have to admit I don’t often come across either polls or surveys that focus so clearly on current political trends in quite this way.  One of the things I really like about doing surveys is they tend to get me thinking about various topics that I wouldn’t perhaps have considered before.  One of the things I don’t like so much is not being getting the results of the surveys.  This is obviously not the case with YouGov which actually provides almost an ongoing commentary on the topics discussed.

There are a lot of international surveys and polls on YouGov too, it is not simply a UK only site.  The full results of international surveys and polls are also freely available for members to read.  This result comparing opinions in different countries regarding gender for example, is available at the click of a button:

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Because YouGov provides such up to date information about public opinion it certainly is a valuable resource.  Many students use the results in their research papers for example.  In addition, the results on the site are not subject to direct manipulation.  Unlike a newspaper for example, that may only provide partial information, you can look at all of the information yourself.  Many people spend a lot of time on YouGov actually reading about the results and taking part in discussions.  It is actually more like a social media platform than a survey site.  In fact you can choose to make connections with others on here in exactly the same way as most social media platforms. Of course the discussions are more about current news than perhaps you would find on Facebook or Twitter etc. The site does guide discussions in this way:

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In additioyougov-paidn to this social media style content, there is the opportunity to actually earn cash for your opinion too.  Just like a lot of the survey sites online you will receive some financial compensation for taking part in the longer surveys.  There is a section specifically for these which is easy to find on your homepage.
Today I have 2 paid surveys available.  Completing any surveys or polls in this section will provide payment of 50 points each.  This equates to 50p for me here in the UK.

The surveys and longer polls in this section usually take around 5-10 mins, which is a reasonable amount for time spent in my opinion.  Many people are happy to get the equivalent of £6+ per hour for doing surveys.  You can claim the money earned when you hit 5000 points (£50) paid via cheque only.

If you prefer to you can opt to enter a prize draw instead:

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YouGov is free to join for anyone aged 16 plus and living in the UK.  It also available in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.

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Inbox Pounds Bonus

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I just logged in to find there is an Inbox Pounds Bonus currently available.  As shown above they have a £2 bonus available for completing 2 offers.  Although I don’t tend to do a lot of offers I do sometimes do the ones on Inbox Pounds as I find they have some good ones now and again.

I also am just £1.50 under the £20 claim level right now so this caught my eye!

The 2 offers must be completed before September 30th and you need to click through the offer link to get the £2 bonus.

If you do not have an account with Inbox Pounds you can sign up with this link.

There are a few different options with this that I would suggest you look at.  Firstly the 100% free ones, then the highest paying ones.  I also have a couple of recommended ones you might like to check out as well.  Of course you can complete any offers you choose for yourself too.  Be careful about the monthly subscription ones, and remember to cancel if you don’t want to continue with them afterwards. 😉

Free Offers

There are a couple of free offers available within this promotion if you would like to do those.  The 100% free offers are:

Double Down Casino – Earn 40p on this one, BUT be careful of any paid upgrades – this is a FB application and I expect there to be some paid option lurking in the background on this

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FreeStuff –  Earn 60p on this one.  This one is a newsletter so be prepared for a lot of spam emails from this.  I use a dedicated ‘spam’ email address for this kind of offer.

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So with the bonus payment you will earn £3 from completing these free offers.

 

Top Paying Offers

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If you are happy to do the higher paid offers of Ladbrokes Sports and Ladbrokes Bingo you can earn £17 including the bonus payment, but you do need to make a deposit of £10 in the Sports account and £5 in the Bingo account.

Personal Recommendations

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One of the offers I am always happy to recommend to complete on Inbox Pounds is the MobileXpression one.  Here you can see you will earn £2.50 for this, but you can also get a £10 Amazon gift card within 7 days for installing this app.  You can continue to earn 1 point each week as well and claim Amazon gift cards regularly from this.

Other ongoing earning options available are:

Permission Research – Earn £2.50.  This has ongoing prize draws each month.

Opinion People – Earn £0.50.  This offers ongoing surveys to earn from.

Newvista – Earn £0.50.  This one also offers ongoing surveys to earn from.

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So these have a potential earning of £17 within a few days and of course the chance to keep earning weekly.  Unfortunately I am already registered with these so I can’t complete the offers myself so I need to do a mix and match option….

I’m going with the Tastecard one and the Ladbrokes Bingo one 😉

 

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Earn £10 Per Day with These Surveys Sites

 

10It is quite possible to earn £10 Per Day using Survey Sites.  An extra £300 per month is a nice amount for using casual online earning sites in my opinion.

Its not always easy to earn £10 per day with survey sites, and can be a bit time consuming at times.  The surveys themselves don’t take a huge amount of time, but the screening process certainly can.

Some sites are a bit easier to earn with than others on a daily basis.  This post details the main survey sites I would personally use when aiming for this daily target!  I have included my own earning levels for today for your information.

 

GlobalTestMarket – I completed 2 surveys today and added £2.61 from those.

This site usually has a lot of surveys available daily.  The payment level is reasonable for each survey in my opinion, though you should expect quite a lot of screen outs on here.

InboxPounds  – Today I got a 20p search bonus from last week and added 2p from searches/emails so 22p on there.

To boost earnings on this site you can complete some surveys, though I think the payment rate is pretty poor for those.  The offers tend to be a better option for higher payment.  Unfortunately the offers can lead to a lot spam emails so I suggest using a disposable email address for these.

Justtheanswer – Just a little 16p added on there today, but they do offer reasonable amounts usually for surveys.  This was a very fast one to complete.

I find there is less screening on this site than some others.

Maximiles  – Another small amount earned for this site today.  Just 14p added to the online earning pot, but again this was very fast.  The surveys on here are usually quite interesting and can pay well, but are not available daily.  My earning for today was from watching a couple of videos and clicking on an email.

Onepoll  –  Just 25p earned on here today and that was for 2 surveys.  This might seem like very little but 1 survey had 2 questions and the other had 5.  I usually find surveys available most days except weekends.

Populuslive – This is one of my favourite sites and I earned £2 on there today.  The survey took me about 8 mins so not a bad payment.  Surveys are not available daily on here but sometimes 2 or 3 can be available in 1 day.  Definitely one of the better survey sites in my opinion.

Shopnscan – £2.50 for a survey added today.  Technically this is not a survey site, but they do offer a few in the month usually.  I have added it as the payment is pretty good on these.

Swagbucks – £1.65 for 2 surveys today.  There are almost always surveys available on this site.  The payment can be a little low, but as you can earn from doing several basic activities on here too, I think that makes up for it.  You can also earn weekly bonuses for hitting a target each day.

Gifthulk – £1.89 for 1 survey today.  This one is another site that tends to have several surveys available daily.  I find it pretty easy to earn on here each day, even without doing surveys.

That makes my total for today a lovely £11.42 and my earnings are over the £10 target. Just shows what i can do in a few hours if i choose to!

I’d love to know how you get on with this daily earning challenge if you try it for yourself 😉

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PS if you want to know about other casual earning sites check out the A-Z list for a lot more options

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How to Earn More Cash From Searches

Earn cash from searches

Yes you can earn cash from searches on the internet.

I’m all in favour of earning cash in easy ways and the easier and quicker the better in my book.  Its always good to know how to earn more cash isn’t it? And to earn more cash from what you do already, well thats a no brainer I think 😉

One of the easiest ways of earning online is from doing searches.  Searching for things online is almost second nature to most of us now.   If you are like me you will have a search engine as your main internet page, but which one do you use?

If you opt for Google every time you search online you are generating money for Google.  Did you know that? In fact every search engine generates money from searches completed on their site.  How? Well its very simple actually.  Many companies pay advertising fees, and for other search related services.  Its a paid service provided by google etc to allow companies to increase their changes of being top of the search listings.

How can you earn cash from searching?

Companies like Google choose to keep all the search related revenue for themselves.  It is part of their income strategy, but by being a little more selective you can get paid by some companies to use their search engine instead.   Basically these companies agree to share their revenue with you for completing searches as a bit of a bribe to use them instead of the more popular ones.  There are a lot of paid search options available including Swagbucks, Inbox Pounds, Inbox Dollars, Bing and many more.

How can you earn MORE from searching?  

Well thats easy, you can use 2 or 3 of these paid search engines per day, or even at the same time….

Most of the paid search websites have a limit on the number of searches you can do each day.  Inbox Pounds limits paid searches each day, and Swagbucks has a limit of around 4 or 5 as far as I know.  So if you are a really keen searcher you can earn more by using different websites each day.

Personally I use Inbox Pounds, Inbox Dollars, and Swagbucks.

How much can you earn from searching?

It is pretty hard to calculate exactly how much you can earn from searches.  Just as an example, if I guestimate with 3 search wins per day on Swagbucks @ an average of 6 SB per search = roughly £2.50 per month.  This is a low guestimate as most search wins are higher than 6SB, but getting 3 per day every day is a bit difficult to achieve.

From my own experience just from using these sites for searching you can earn around £10 per month.  That is just under £140 per year, which is a nice amount for something you already do.  You could of course increase this by using more sites, but it can get time consuming and tiring.  Personally I don’t think I could manage to use more sites than I do already for searching.

How much time does it take?

As I said above, it can get time consuming doing all of those searches (its over 2000 searches per month).  If you do a lot of searching already then its money for doing the same as you do already.  You can conduct various searches on different sites at the same time to reduce the time it takes (by opening different tabs), or even do the same search on different search engines.  You should be aware the latter could be considered to be somewhat of a ‘cheat’ however and could result in your accounts being suspended.

 

Have you ever tried paid searches?  I would love to hear about your favourite sites for paid searches, or your opinions and experiences of this method of earning.  It can be a little controversial to use different sites so I would especially love to know what you think about that – is it ok or not?

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Earn £25 a month on Swagbucks Challenge

This challenge is simple, its about using the site called Swagbucks to make yourself some money.

Swagbucks is one of several get paid to sites that I use, but it is one of my favourites.  I know for a fact that it is possible to earn £25 a month by using this site because I do so nearly every month .

Get paid to sites are those that you earn either points or cash from completing certain actions on the site.  Swagbucks offers many ways, such as surveys, videos, tasks, polls, games, competitions…….lots of things really.

To make £25 a month via amazon vouchers on the site you need to get to 4199 points (but a £5 voucher costs 849 points).  To aim for £25 in cash into your paypal account that ‘costs’ 4949 SB.  There are actually all sorts of different rewards, but these are the 2 main ones people like to aim for.

To increase your income by 300+ a year from a single website then feel free to join me in this challenge  

For anyone new to SB here is a quick guide to daily earning: 

There are also some new ways to earn which I will add ASAP – I wrote this guide originally on 02-04-2012 but all of the basic information is the same!

Daily Poll – 1SB
NOSO – (just click right through to the video box and play, no need to sign up for anything!) 2SB
Searches – you get random amounts for random searches – min 2 wins a day
SBTV – 3SB for every 10 videos (max 75 SB daily)
Toolbar – if you download this you earn 1sb a day
Surveys – easiest way to earn – check you have opted in for trusted surveys (there is a questionnaire to complete to opt in)
Special Offers – watch out for more videos and surveys in there
Inbox – check out your inbox for extra earning opportunities
Tasks – some can be complicated and some quite easy – usually the check the details of website ones are easy.
Games – play games for free – SB awarded for every 2  games you complete – max of 10 SB a day

Other Useful Info

The swagbucks day starts and ends at 8am our time in the UK

The facebook page is a good source of info.  Do make sure you are on the right one – there is a US one and a UK one.

It is not against swagbucks terms to hold multiple accounts at the one address, however they seem to have an issue with more than 2. Multiple accounts are not to be held by one person or to be shared.

£5 Amazon Vouchers are the most cost efficient use of points for claiming and cost 849 points usually (sometimes there is a sale)

Terminology Guide:

SB – swagbucks (either the site or the points/currency)

NOSO – no obligation special offer – relates to the NOSO section of the site

Dub – The 2nd search win in a day
Trip – The 3rd search win in a day
Quad – The 4th search win in a day

DQ – disqualified – usually relating to surveys

Hope that helps do shout if you need any guidance I am always happy to share my knowledge!

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How to Earn with Reward Shopping

Reward Shopping (Previously Superpoints) is a casual earning site I have been using for a few years now.  It did close for a while, but I don’t have any issues with recommending it.  The website got a bit of an overhaul and the earning levels changed a little, but overall it is still a reasonably sound site for earning on.

It has several earning options available, some of which I’ve not come across anywhere else.  I detail these below.

Joining Reward Shopping

First of all I should state it is a members only site, so you need to have a sponsor.  This link   is my referral link so will give you access to the site.  It is only available to people in United States, Canada, Great Britain and Australia.

It is free to join.

When you use my referral link the first thing you will see is this:

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Just enter your details, give yourself a password you will remember and hit the continue button.  This will take you to the choose your first reward screen as shown below:

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I would advise you choose either the £1 amazon voucher or the SuperSurprise to start with.  Earning on this site can be very slow to start with, however it builds up considerably as you progress.   If you choose the £5 voucher just be prepared to be working on this for a little while – I will explain later how to speed the process up a lot!

Next step is to confirm your reward choice:

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As you can see the £1 Amazon Voucher will take 3,000 reward points.  If you choose a different reward the number of points required will be displayed.  Now just confirm the reward you have chosen by clicking on the red set reward goal button and you will get to your home screen:

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Start Earning

 

It is very easy to start earning, and I recommend you simply click on the Superlucky Button on the bottom right corner.  This will take you to a larger button image which you simply click 20 times.  With any luck this will get you some points added to your account. You could be extremely lucky and win a large number of points here (anything up to 50,000 points with one click), but it is more likely you will win 1, 3 or 7 points on your first day…don’t worry if you only get a small win, it will build up as you progress.

Don’t forget to confirm your email address with the link you get sent as well or you will not be able to keep earning if you don’t.

 

Now you have started earning – yes it is as simple as that! Personally I recommend you at least click the superlucky button every day. It takes around 3 mins to do that and it will earn you enough to claim rewards.   There are several other earning options available on this site, which you can access via the homepage.   I will explain each of those in more detail later.  First I want to explain a bit about the membership levels on Reward Shopping.

Membership Levels

There are several levels of membership: Basic, Bronze, Gold, Platinum and Diamond all of which have their own benefits and requirements.  You will start off as a basic member and to progress through the levels  you will need to complete various tasks.  More information about this can be found here

Earning Options
The SSuperluckyuperlucky Button

This earning option is probably the easiest as you just click the button to win points.  The number of clicks you have available is based on your Membership Level and should you be lucky enough to win, you will be notified on the screen.

 

Complete Offers 

Very similar to Swagbucks if you have used that site before.  There are several Offer Walls to choose from.  Some offers are paid and some are free.  As always if signing up to this style of offer be careful to read the small print as some can be subscriptions.  Also I would recommend using a ‘sign up’ email as you will get a lot of spam emails.

Answer Surveys

Again, very like swagbucks, you can earn from completing surveys.  You will get awarded points if you screen out though.

Recruit New Members

Once you are a member you can promote your referral link and you will earn points from active members.

One Click Reward

Simple way to add a single point per day.

Lucky Mail

You will receive a daily update email from Reward Shopping.  Sometimes you will be awarded points just for opening these emails.

All earning options are viewable via the homepage which also provides links to them as well.

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Rewards

There is a huge catalogue of rewards to choose from, they are available in specific tiers though so as you progress through membership you unlock new reward tiers. Options include physical gifts, amazon vouchers and even a Lamborghini according to the site.  I haven’t claimed this yet though lol!

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More information about Reward Shopping can be found in the Help and Support Section.  Or do feel free to ask me any questions and I will try my best to answer them!

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American Consumer Opinion Survey Site

 

Background Info

American Consumer Opinion has been around since 1986 and so is a very well established survey site.   As its name suggests this site is based in America.  It is not limited to US membership however, and according to the website….

“the panel currently includes over eight million men, women, and children throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Asia”.

It is one of very few survey sites that are open to members worldwide.

 

Payment

The site now uses a points system and cash out level is just 1000 which is equivalent to $10.  Surveys tend to offer 100 – 500 points and you also get 10 points if you screen out.

American Consumer Opinion also now offers a claim via paypal option.  This helps to overcome the issue of $ cheques being sent out to non US members.

 

My Personal Opinion and Experiences

This survey site has gone through a few changes recently.  If you had a look before and not signed up you might want to reconsider.

I have been a member for several years, and didn’t get many surveys before.  I am based in the UK, and I now get surveys I qualify for on a regular basis.

The only issue I have with this site is there is quite a delay before credits are applied to your account.  This is due to the survey still being open usually, and can be as long as 45 days.  Pending payments are shown in your account, so you do know when you have completed a survey.  You are also provided with a date you can expect a payment due to clear.

Once you start using the site on a regular basis the delay in payment credits is not an issue and you can make withdrawals as frequently as you like really 😉

Overall I find this a very professional and well run site.  Certainly worth trying for yourself, but do take the payment delay into account if you are going to Join American Consumer Opinion.

 

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£100 in 100 days Challenge

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The £100 in 100 days Challenge is one I have been doing for a while.  I like to use it as a way to help motivate me to boost my income.  It is possible to earn quite a lot from doing surveys and using online sites and I have done that many times.  I can find it a bit boring doing them all the time though, so I use this challenge to help.  I find it really helps me to get back into using the online earning sites.  As a bonus last time I did this challenge I more than passed my target.




I find this challenge especially useful when there is a bill or an expected expense coming – A big birthday, a holiday, Christmas, a wedding etc etc.  An extra £100 really can make a lot of difference to these things (and of course you can aim for £200 or more in 100 days etc if you need to adjust it).

This is also a very good challenge to set for kids who want something.  You can use it to teach children about the value of money.  Although the kids might not be able to earn online themselves, you can certainly use it as a way to explain that money does need to be earned.  You can even involve them in keeping you motivated to earn your £1 per day. Obviously you can also involve them in coming up with ideas for earning to – perhaps selling old toys etc?

Suggested Online Earning Sites

There are quite a lot of online sites that can be used for the £100 in 100 days challenge.  You might like to check out my A-Z of Earning Sites and Apps Page for extra site options, however the ones I would recommend are:

Clixsense

Greenpanthera

Global Test Market

Inboxpounds

Populus Live

Prolific Academic

Swagbucks

Survey Network

All of these are survey sites and you should be able to earn £1/$1 with just 1 or 2 surveys on these sites.

Do you ever do an earning challenge? Any other sites you would recommend for this challenge? Do let me know by commenting below!

 

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