Swagbucks Jul 2, 2009 20:04:21 GMT -8
Post by bagheera on Jul 2, 2009 20:04:21 GMT -8
I'll stick to my cashier job as my way of making money - much more efficient, much less irritating.
Also, how many swagbucks did you make from your "discussion" topic? I almost locked this on site. I'm sick of seeing swagbucks advertisements everywhere and this is basically one.
Well, seeing as how almost everyone here has a link to a blog, forum, or site of some kind, I don't really mind advertising what I'm interested in my own signature either. After all, I find many badly-made banners pointing to Proboards with glaringly loud skins that abuse my eyes and a lack of intelligent conversation annoying, but I can live with that because everyone's promoting something. I also don't like advertising everywhere, which is why I keep it to my signature and only tell my good friends whom I know would benefit from this site.
I make my money through my writing jobs; this is something on the side to help me have fun (because watching your Swagbucks accumulate is fun ;D), and pay my textbook costs, though many people use it for free electronics and that kind of stuff. But for someone who doesn't have a job and can't easily get one, and isn't able to write or sell anything online, this could be a lot more important.
Also, as I clearly stated in my opening post, this is a discussion topic, not an advertisement. Nowhere in my post did I put a referral link, and I even linked to non-referral pages. I'm asking questions to try and generate discussion. After all, aren't people posting one-smilie or one-word answers in other 100+ page threads, or begging for more clicks on their signatures doing just about the same, only with far less thought put into it and benefit to themselves and others? I consider that spam and advertising; I consider this quite different.
Edited to add: Oh, and I got a grand total of 0 Swagbucks for posting this thread, by the way.
This page has some tips on winning Swagbucks that might be helpful. Also, here's something I wrote earlier with a bunch of techniques for making Swagbucks.
1. Finding Codes
These are tricky to find! The best way I've found is to hang around the Facebook wall, found here: www.facebook.com/swagbucks Whenever there's a code out, everyone will be chiming in with "Thanks, TSG" and sometimes giving hints. You can also subscribe to their blog postings if you have an RSS feed reader, or follow them on Twitter. All these places sometimes give away codes. Also, try and get your friends to sign up under your referral link, and when there's a code, let each other know. (You're not supposed to give each other the actual code, but you can say, "There's a code out!" or something.)
Make your searches natural and use it like Google. Bookmark www.swagbucks.com, and if you can, use it as your homepage. You should be able to get at least one win from searching each day. Use the Images and Videos tab and make your searches look natural. Sometimes if you search three or four times in a row ("FMX bike setups", followed by, "FMX setup diagrams", followed by, "FMX pictures" won for me one time), you can get a Swagbuck or more on the second, third, fourth, even fifth search. Don't go past that though, or you might be seen as spamming the searches.
Your friends will be the best referrals! They're most likely to search and keep searching... You can also put your referral link in any forum signatures (check the forum rules and make sure this is okay), make a Youtube video about Swagbucks with the referral link, etc.
Submit poll ideas and if yours gets picked, you get Swagbucks!
5. Prize photos/videos
If you earn a prize, make sure you get an unboxing video and post it on Youtube to earn Swagbucks, and a picture to send to them too!
Even if it's a gift card or something you don't physically get, find a way to get a screenshot of it and a picture of yourself, put them together, and you have a prize photo for a Swagbuck.
6. Shopping online
When you shop online, use their links and get a Swagbuck for every $5 you spend on the site.
If you send in old cellphones and video games, you can get some pretty decent Swagbucks back for nothing, and as a bonus, you'll declutter your room.
Does that help give you some ideas on different ways you can earn?
Because waiting a while to get something completely free is unreasonable. I agree, if you can afford to spend the money on a gaming system, it's probably better just to buy it, but if you can't, it's a great way of getting something really cool for yourself.