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Swagbucks earned

1savvysaver asked …

I’m curious, how much have u made from swagbucks so far?

Here is what I’ve made so far:

  • $515 in Amazon Gift Cards (45 Swagbucks = $5 Amazon Gift Card)
  • $50 US in cash (70 Swagbucks = $5 US in cash via PayPal)

TOTAL EARNED = $565

The #1 question I get is “how do you earn so many SBs?” My #1 way is through referrals. When you refer someone, you get 100% of the SBs that they earn, up to a maximum of 100 SBs. I also subscribe to their blog, have them on Facebook, use their search engine, and follow them on Twitter. It takes a bit of getting used to, but if you already use Twitter, Facebook and have Google Reader (or whatever RSS reader you’re using), it really takes little effort to earn SBs.

The other question I get a lot is if I declare my blog earnings & Swagbuck winnings on my taxes. The answer is YES. I claim it all. Because technically, it all falls under my side business – this blog incorporates communication & marketing work, plus writing, design work, etc.

My SBs earnings have definitely died down since most of my referrals have already hit the 100 SB mark. Ever since they imposed that limit to 5 of a single prize each month, I’ve only been cashing out that maximum. So on average I’m earning $25/month through Amazon gift cards – which, P.S., are the best return for your SBs.

Here is my Swagbucks referral link if you decide to sign up. :)

Author: Krystal Yee

I’m a personal finance blogger and marketing professional based in Vancouver. I’m a former Toronto Star (Moneyville) columnist, author of The Beginner’s Guide to Saving and Investing, and co-founder of the Canadian Personal Finance Conference. When I’m not working, you can usually find me running, climbing, playing field hockey, or plotting my next adventure.


Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    I don't see the referral code???

  2. krystalatwork says:

    Whoops, it's been fixed. Thanks for pointing that out! :)

  3. hklover86 says:

    Youre like a swagbucks maniac Krystal!! lol

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