New Swagbucks Search

August 13th, 2014

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As you have probably noticed, swagbucks has changed up their search a bit, as it is now powered through Yahoo to garner your search results. At first, of course, I was wary, as changes often mean lesser chances to earn. However, this is one that I like.

For one, I have still been able to earn. Most of the tips from this post last year still apply. While it seems to be a bit harder to get search swagbucks these days than it used to be (when I could regularly get search points two or three times per day using the same account… just on different browsers and different computers, and now I can usually only get once per day, and it often takes a long while), it doesn’t seem to be any harder now that they have re-formatted the search.

On the first day of the new search, I got 14 SB searching. On the second day, I got 8 SB. These didn’t take me longer than normal either, so I was pleasantly surprised about that.

The other thing is that the search results seem to be better. While Yahoo still isn’t better than searching with Google, it at least appears to be better than Bing, which is what I believe it was previously powered by. So that is probably the main benefit… the searches are actually a bit more helpful than they used to be.

As an added bonus, through Friday, August 15, you can earn entries into a 500 SB giveaway through the new search. Go here to learn the details of that.

What do you think of the new search engine?

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Dog Days of Summer Team Challenge

August 13th, 2014

There is another team challenge going on! It is the Dog Days of Summer Team Challenge.

I love the team challenges because it’s basically getting free points, and sometimes you can learn of new ways to earn, especially if you are active in the messages on the team challenge page.  Here are the rules for the team challenge, and the number of points that you can earn:

Winning team members whom contribute between 1 and 399 points to the team total will receive 25 bonus Swag Bucks; contribute 400 or more and get 100 Swag Bucks! Runner-up team members whom contribute between 1 and 399 points to the team total will receive 15 bonus Swag Bucks; contribute 400 or more and get 75 Swag Bucks! Third place team members whom contribute between 1 and 399 points to the team total will receive 10 bonus Swag Bucks; contribute 400 or more and get 50 Swag Bucks! Top 5 contributors on each team will get: 500, 400, 300, 200, 100 SB respectively.

The team “Laid Back Loungers” is in the lead, and I intend to keep it that way!

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Sites Like Swagbucks

July 30th, 2014

If you are reading this, obviously you enjoy Swagbucks and want to get the most you can. It is a great way to get free rewards, such as gift cards or cash (through Paypal).

However, you may be wondering if there are other similar sites out there. I know of a few.

– The one most similar to Swagbucks is called Zoombucks. This is like Swag in that you earn “Bucks” for doing things like searching the web, watching videos, and completing activities. I personally haven’t found it to be as user-friendly and easy as swagbucks, but obviously many people use it or it wouldn’t be as well known as it is.

– A new site to earn a little bit of cash is called Bubblews. You can write short articles and slowly build up, redeeming once you reach $50.

Mypoints is another similar site, where you can earn points through shopping, or through clicking on emails that you receive. While it can add up a bit slow, it is a trusty site that has been around for many years.

– One more site is called Treasure Trooper, where you can primarily earn cash through completing offers. It used to be very popular a few years ago, though my success with it has been extremely moderate. Any other sites that you know of?

As a reminder, if you want to increase your swagbucks earnings, please check out my ebook on Amazon Kindle for just $2.99, How To Earn Swagbucks: Earn Swag Bucks Quickly to Earn Gift Cards and Cash!

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Earn With SBTV Mobile

July 20th, 2014

I recently got a smartphone, which turned me onto a new way of earning swagbucks – SBTV Mobile. I have been using that app, and have found it to be a quick and easy way to earn a few extra swagbucks.

When you have the app, you earn two swagbucks for every five videos watched. However, as with SBTV on the computer, you don’t have to watch the entire video. They will usually play a quick ad – 15 to 30 seconds, and then I usually wait for the video to play for about five seconds, and then I click done. Then, it takes you out to the videos screen, where it tells you how many more videos you need to watch to earn SB.

All in all, if you are on your phone and just doing that, you can probably earn two swagbucks every three minutes or so, sometimes a little less, sometime a little more.

Search for SBTV Mobile in the App store, and you should be able to find it pretty easily. You will get the hang of it pretty quickly. Though I sometimes have trouble with error messages, if you exit out and go back in, I usually don’t have too many recurring problems with it.

The only bad thing is that there is a limit of 50 Swagbucks earned per day through this method of earning. While this limit probably isn’t normally an issue, if you get on a roll for a while you can hit it surprisingly fast. Still, it’s a nice way to earn 50 SB, especially since you can earn on your computer at the same time as your earning on your mobile phone.

Do you earn with this method? Any other tips for it as I am relatively new using it?

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Happy Fourth of July!

July 4th, 2014

For all my American readers, Happy Fourth of July! Hope that you have a safe, fun, and relaxing holiday!

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Earn Swagbucks EBook Still Available for 99 cents

June 26th, 2014

In case you have missed my mentioning of it, my ebook, How To Earn Swagbucks: Earn Swag Bucks Quickly to Earn Gift Cards and Cash!, is still available on Amazon Kindle for just 99 cents!

The book contains many tips found on the blog, but also other tips that I have not shared on the blog. Plus, it compiles something into a nice and easy package for you. At just 99 cents, I guarantee you will make your money back easily with this… if not, you can get a refund from Amazon. Even though it has not been available for long, it has already been helping people. Among the reviews on Amazon.

“…don’t let the small size full you the book is short because it doesn’t waste a lot of time, assuming you already have a Swagbucks account and are looking to earn more, instead of filling pages with superfluous information. I’m close to my first cash redemption from Swagbucks and I’ve only been on the site for a day, but these tips have helped me maximize my time online.”

“I used to think I didn’t have time for swagbucks beyond the daily poll and searches, but this book quickly changed my mind. I never thought it would be this easy to earn so many points in so little time! This book is a quick, easy read full of helpful tips. I wish I would have found out about this sooner!”

“I have been a Swagbucks user for a couple years and never really maxed out the sites potential until I read this book! Lots of helpful information to help me reach my goal each day and beyond! Would highly recommend this to a first time use all the way up to a seasoned “swagger”!!”

Go check it out and buy the book! It will only be available at this price for a limited time (before I bump it to $2.99) so check it out and let me know what you think!

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Third Annual Dads vs Grads Team Challenge

June 10th, 2014

The Team Challenges that Swagbucks does are always nice, because it’s a fun competition and you get some free SB’s out of it! So, they are doing the third annual Dads vs Grads Team Challenge, and you should sign up!

I am on the Dads team… go Dads!

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Daily Swagbucks Checklist

June 10th, 2014

NOTE: For more tips on maximizing your earnings, please check out my book available on Amazon Kindle – How To Earn Swagbucks: Earn Swag Bucks Quickly to Earn Gift Cards and Cash!

Each day, there are a few things I try to do on swagbucks, because there are some guaranteed ways to earn each day. There are some things you can do a certain number of times per day, and if you don’t do them, you can’t make it up the next day. So, here is kind of a daily swagbucks checklist:

– Do the daily poll/NOSO – 3 SB – This is the one everybody knows! Doing these two things quickly is a guaranteed 3 SB each day.

– Do the daily Encrave – 1 SB – This is right near  the daily poll/NOSO on the front page, and gives you an easy SB.

Play the games 10 times – 10 SB – This can take a few minutes, but it’s an easy way to get 10 SB.

Go to the special offers and complete the 1 SB offers – 5-10 SB – The quality of the offers can vary based on the day, but in general you can get at least 5-10 SB from this, and possibly even more.

Try at least five surveys – 5 SB – When you try surveys, for the first five times that you try and don’t qualify, you get 1 SB just for trying. Not bad! And worth your effort, especially because when you do quality, it’s a huge boost for you.

Just if you do those guaranteed ways of earning, that is at least about 25 SB per day. Plus, there are a few other things I do every day:

Get a search – Sometimes it can take awhile, but eventually I am usually able to get at least one search that earns me some SBs.

Do activities through Encrave – This is my favorite way to earn currently, because the potential earnings are almost endless. You can get as many SBs for as much as you want to put into it, with some potentially large rewards. I usually can get 150-200 SB from encrave activities.

Watch Swagbucks TV – I just cycle through videos while I am at work, which can add up to a good chunk of earnings throughout the day.

Look out for Swag Codes – These will usually only get you 2-4 SB, but that is not bad for just pasting a code in.

What are some other ways that you are earning SB lately?

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May Daily Swag Goal Bonuses Received – 933 SB

June 6th, 2014

I have written in the past about the nice boost from reaching your daily swag goals, and that was most true for me in May, when I got my biggest bonuses ever.

In May, I reached my goal every day (300 SB bonus), and with some rather large second goals, it made the bonus even higher. In total, I got 933 SB as my bonuses. Here is the proof, a screenshot from Swagbucks (click on picture to enlarge):

Daily Goal Bonus

Did you get any bonus SB’s for reaching your daily goals in May? Also, as a reminder, if you want to receive bonuses like this, be sure to check out my new book available on Amazon Kindle, How To Earn Swagbucks: Earn Swag Bucks Quickly to Earn Gift Cards and Cash!.

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Earning Swagbucks With Encrave

June 5th, 2014

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Right now, I think the most consistently solid way for you to be earning swagbucks is through Encrave. It’s not necessarily a fast way to earn, but you can almost always be doing some type of encrave activity, which means it allows you to consistently rack up the swagbucks. Right now, it is how I earn most of my rewards (over 50%).

To get there, you scroll over “Discover” on the top bar, and then click to “Encrave.” Once there, you will see a lot of options, which can be a bit overwhelming. Also, the potential activities are changing all the time (even the same activities can sometimes have different names), so it helps to know what to look for. I’ll go through a few of my favorite activities here:

Encrave 1

If you see this one, it will be worth 4 SB. You will go to a page with 8 videos, and you will have to click one, wait for a green checkmark to appear (which should take 30 seconds or so), and then click the next one. Continue you this until all 8 have checkmarks next to them, and it’s an easy 4 SB. This one usually disappears early in the day and only re-appears sporadically.

Encrave 3

This is just like the first one, except there are only 2 videos, and you get 1 SB for watching it.

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- With this activity, you get 3 SB, but it's a little bit harder. It will open to a series of videos, and you need to click to enable continuous play. Then, you need to keep your mouse on that screen, which makes it a bit more inconvenient than the first two activities. However, it usually finishes within 5 minutes or so.

With this activity, you get 3 SB, but it’s a little bit harder. It will open to a series of videos, and you need to click to enable continuous play. Then, you need to keep your mouse on that screen, which makes it a bit more inconvenient than the first two activities. However, it usually finishes within 5 minutes or so.

 

- This is just like the sports one above, except for this activity you get 4 SB, but it can take 15-20 minutes to complete. I click this one and let it play if I know I won't be by the computer for a bit afterwards.

This is just like the sports one above, except for this activity you get 4 SB, but it can take 15-20 minutes to complete. I click this one and let it play if I know I won’t be by the computer for a bit afterwards.

A few other tips:

– Specific activities are coming and going all the time, even throughout the same day. You sometimes have to experiment if your favorite encrave activities are not there at the moment. It can sometimes be frustrating.

– The videos toward the bottom that have the circle arrow on the bottom left mean that you can hit continuous play, and just let them play out without having to click anything (though the mouse usually has to be in the screen). For many of the other ones, you have to hit if you like or dislike the video, which makes it less ideal if you are going to be walking away from the computer.

– My favorite are the ones like the first two pictures above, where you can click and minimize, and then bring it back up when you have time, but these types of activities seem to be fewer and further between.

Any other Encrave tips?

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