With Christmas approaching, we all need a little extra cash to fill up our bank accounts. There are plenty of ways that you can earn some spare money – including by just spending time on your phone.
Some companies out there pay people to fill in surveys, polls and watch videos. You can even earn up to £30 by just filling in a few surveys to spend on Amazon vouchers.
One popular site is Swagbucks. It rewards you for online activity such as answering polls, completing surveys, or watching videos. It gives you points (called ‘SB’), which you can then cash in for gift cards, PayPal credit or other rewards.
According to MoneySavingExpert, newbies who sign up to the MSE Swagbucks link scan get bonus points equivalent to £20 in Amazon (or other) gift cards once you’ve earned 1,000 SB (equivalent to £10) – giving you a total of £30.
You’ll need to earn your SB (points) within 30 days of signing up.
Once you’ve signed up, start earning points by fulfilling any of the activities you fancy. The number of SB you’ll earn for each one depends on the activity – some are faster earners than others. Surveys are a popular choice since they’re simple to do and there are plenty of them. A typical 15-minute survey gives about 120 SB.
If you’re a gamer, you might already play one of the featured free games, such as the mobile app game Coin Master, in which case you can get paid to do something you do anyway. Although the SB offered for playing games is very high, bear in mind it will take at least five hours (and sometimes weeks) to earn them. For example, Coin Master gets you 1500 SB when you complete ‘village level 10’ which can take around 10 hours.
Once you’ve earned 1,000 SB within 30 days of registering, an extra 2,000 SB (equivalent to £20) will be added to the ‘My Swagbucks cards’ bit of your account within 10 days – that’ll give you a total of 3,000 SB (equivalent to £30) to redeem any way you like like shop vouchers.
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