Make Money with Swagbucks, Part One: Tasks and Search

Fri, Mar 18, 2011, by Ruby Benjamin

Money Making

Swagbucks is a popular utility that allows you to earn its special currency, Swagbucks, while doing things you usually do on the internet–watching videos, playing games, searching and shopping.

Earn Amazon Gift Cards

After my experience with MyLot posting in discussion threads(great) and doing tasks(awful), I learned about another site that pays for doing tasks and lots of other things.  This site is called Swagbucks.  You do not earn money on Swagbucks, you earn…Swagbucks.  They can be redeemed for lots of different things, including Amazon gift cards:  450 Swagbucks=one $5.00Amazon gift card.  There are other $5 gift cards you can earn with fewer points, but I think of Amazon gift cards as good as cash, since you can deposit them right in your Amazon account and withdraw them to your bank account on the Amazon website..

Swagbucks Tasks

Swagbucks does not have paying discussion threads, unlike MyLot.  But it does have tasks.  And the tasks I completed there were much more successful and paid better than MyLot tasks.

Many Swagbuck tasks require some experience with searching for things on the internet.  This is a particular strength of mine, because I do not do anything without checking about it first on the internet–take a medicine, call the doctor, try a new store, find directions, phone numbers, etc. 

What you will do in most of them is answer a question by interpreting something.  For example, in one task, you review a series of documents and decide whether a document is or is not a user’s manual…some are obvious and many are not.  Before you can jump into the task you must go through a training and get a certain number of pre-answered problems correct.  I would estimate the amount of time required to be about 1 minute=1 Swagbuck. You will not receive your Swagbucks until you have completed the task.

Another type of task I tried, and there were several like this, involved searching through a number of pages of search responses to see if I could find a local assessor’s office or webpage.  Again, there was a training items were sprinkled throughout to check your accuracy.  You have to complete these searches with 90% accuracy by the end of the task or you are not awarded the Swagbucks.  You are allowed to repeal what the task creator considers a wrong answer, however.  On one of these tasks I ended with an 87% accuracy rate and appealed two questions.  Apparently at least one of my appeals was accepted because I was awarded the 40 Swagbucks.

Swagbucks Search Bar

You can also earn Swagbucks by using the Swagbucks search engine instead of your regular search page (such as or  you are not rewarded every time you search, but you are awarded 10 or so Swagbucks…every so often  The formula is believed to about 10 Swagbucks for every 5-10 searches.

For more ways to earn Swagbucks, read Part Two of this series at

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6 Comments For This Post
  1. Dreamy777 Says:

    Interesting read

  2. meandu Says:

    I believe that I will check this site out. Thanks for the information.

  3. anndavey650 Says:

    I keep meaning to check it out. It’s on my list of things to do lol.

  4. Ruby Hawk Says:

    Not my thing but it does sound interesting.

  5. Black Kush Says:

    They should open up a Swagbucks bank!

  6. afaceristonline Says:

    Very good work succes

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