With Christmas around the corner and my husband’s bonus (which makes up a large part of his salary) dwindling as the holiday approaches I decided I needed to find a way to earn some extra money. I browsed the Thrifty forum on Diaperswappers and saw several users mention Swagbucks. It was a site I was vaguely familiar with as I’d tried to use it when I initially lost my job three years ago. For the moment, I couldn’t remember why I’d stopped using it and decided to give it a try. After all, a newly unemployed woman can be a bit less inclined to work with such things than a woman who is a mother of two and struggling to make ends meet.
Most people look at it this way: how bad can it be? You’re just spending your time. That’s true, but with that said I recall my initial problem with this site. In regards to the surveys, all I end up doing is wasting time. When you initially sign up for the website you enter qualifying information such as your gender, location, and annual income. However, whenever I go to a survey it asks me for the same information. Then it allows me to complete the survey and then I get a message saying, “Sorry, you do not qualify for the survey at this time”. Really? Then why exactly did you let me take it?
For my wasted ten minutes I earn approximately 1 Swagbuck. Hmm. Not exactly worth it in my opinion. However, maybe some of you have found other way to earn from the site and wouldn’t mind sharing your advice?