Give Me Back My Five Bucks

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

Leave a Reply

Buy the Book!

A beginner's guide for Canadians looking to get their financial life in order. Get great info on budgeting and saving, RRSP's and pensions, investing types, insurance, and where to go for additional resources.

Recent Tweets

  • @Metmany I've been to Skagway before and it was super cute! Will have to research Emerald Lake - thx!
  • Excited to have planned our #Yukon road trip - Liard hot springs, Kluane, Tombstone, Dawson, Whitehorse - have we missed anything?
  • RT @Marissa__Miller: adulthood is emailing "sorry for the delayed response!" back and forth until one of you dies

Instagram

  • Getting my ride on after work at yyoga! Gotta gethellip
  • Three months later and Im still happily brewing my ownhellip
  • Spent the morning in Steveston with RDs family Overcast skieshellip
  • Amazing 18km hike today up to Habrich Ridge via thehellip
  • Hanging out for the day in Roberts Creek on thehellip
  • Were hanging out with these two cuties for the day!hellip
  • What a perfect evening to watch the vancanadians We endedhellip
  • Back in Chilliwack for a nice 15km Sunday hike Ahellip

© 2016. Give Me Back My Five Bucks. All rights reserved. Powered by WordPress & Designed by Mike Smith