How Can I Make Money? is a new weekly series at Frugal Follies, dedicated to ways to make extra money at home. These aren't get rich quick tips, but ideas that might help you make some extra money during your free time. Posts in this series may contain affiliate links. Hope these tips help!
Swagbucks is one way I make extra income each day. I've been a member of Swagbucks since 2010, and so far I've earned almost $700 in Amazon.com gift codes. I've used those codes to purchase computer supplies, books, and gifts for my nieces and nephews. (And sometimes I give them away here!)
Swagbucks is a completely free, no strings attached site that rewards you for all of the things you're already doing online. Search, Watching Videos, Playing Games, Taking Surveys, Shopping and more - as you do these activities, you'll earn Swag Bucks, which are reward points that you can redeem for all sorts of gift cards in the Rewards Store. You can download their toolbar or download their OS and Android apps for more opportunities to earn. Choose the activities you like or have time for - how much you earn is up to you!
Each day, I get a Swag Buck just for having the toolbar installed. When I need to search for something, I use the toolbar, and a couple times during the day I earn Swagbucks - sometimes as few as 6 or as many as 59! I'll also stop by the Swagbucks website and watch some videos or participate in brand activities to make a few more Swag Bucks.
Each day, my goal is to meet the Swagbucks Daily Goal - anywhere between 50 and 130 Swag Bucks per day. If you meet the goal, you'll also get bonus Swag Bucks. Some days I make it to the goal, some days I don't. But I try to meet the goal each day.
When I have 450 Swag Bucks, I can go to the Rewards Store and order a $5 Amazon.com gift code. A few days later, I have the code in my account!
Want to earn some Amazon gift codes in your free time, too? Click here to join Swagbucks!
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