Did you know that you can make money watching videos? Yup, you can actually earn some decent “weekend fun money” watching videos on your smartphone or computer when you have a few minutes to spare. The best part is that the videos you watch are the ones you might watch anyway.
So what is Swagbucks? It’s a popular website which pays users to search the web, answer surveys and also watch videos. Swagbucks has videos ranging from the Presidential debate, great cooking shows, movie trailers, and current events to name just a few categories. The company will pay you in their rewards currency called “SB.” You can then redeem the SB you have earned for gift cards to online stores like Target and Amazon, or you can choose to get paid in cash through PayPal.
Here’s how to get started and make the most out of it.
1) Sign up for Swagbucks:
The first step is for you to sign up at swagbucks.com with your name and email address. You can also sign up using your Facebook account. That’s it! You don’t have to pay them anything to use their service, it’s completely free.
2) Pick the videos to watch:
After signing up and logging in, you’ll need to go to the “Watch” page. Here you will get a wide variety of videos to choose from. You get a wide range of topics from cooking shows to current events to beauty tutorials to celebrity news. Just click on whatever you feel like watching and sit back and enjoy the show.
3) How to make more money using Swagbucks:
a) Pick short videos
Be on the lookout for video offers which have 12 or fewer videos that allow the viewer to earn a minimum of 2 SB’s. Give a pass on anything that has 20+ videos since the time it will take you to watch all of them isn’t really worth it. You should consider picking either the “Digital Shorts” section or the “TV & Film Hot Topics” section. These are generally entertaining, and the videos are relatively short. In case the video you pick doesn’t interest you, it will end quickly enough, and you can move on to the next one.
b) Watch “Health Tips”:
Health Tips videos payout quite a few of SB’s and are not long. So, pick these videos. One plus point is that you’ll get lots of health tips which will give you a healthier life if you do follow them.
c) Be on the lookout for “Sponsored Videos”:
The “Sponsored Videos” are 8-12 minute videos which provide 2 or 3 SB’s. So these are great value for your time. There are a few that may need you to keep clicking to start the next video taking up more time. Avoid them if you can.
d) Run longer videos in the background:
You can click on longer videos and run them in the background while you do other things on your laptop. That way you’ll keep on earning money while working on other stuff at the same time.
4) How much can you earn by racking up a lot of SB’s?
The amount of money you can earn on Swagbucks is directly related to the number of SB’s you stack up. If you opt for Amazon gift cards, then you’ll get $1 worth of gift cards for 90 SB’s. If you want to redeem your SB’s through PayPal, then you’ll need to earn around 700 SB’s to convert into $5 which will be deposited to your PayPal account.
5) Tips to maximize your Swagbucks earnings:
It is possible to earn 150 SB points just watching videos on Swagbucks. Make sure you are connected to Wi-Fi so you don’t waste the data on your phone. Don’t forget to plug in your charger so that you don’t run out of juice. You can watch the videos either on your laptop or your phone. If you are busy doing something else, you can minimize the window and turn the sound off!
If you like watching YouTube videos (and who doesn’t), then consider watching Swagbucks videos and get paid to do so. Just keep track of the Swagbucks meter to ensure that you get paid for watching the videos.
Following our tips above will not make you a millionaire using Swagbucks, but it’s an excellent way to make extra cash and watch some cool videos while doing so.