I hope everyone had a good Labor Day weekend. I was doing some major dog sitting. I probably should have realized that everyone was going to be on vacation and want to leave their dogs with me, but for some reason it didn’t click. We had a full house going. It was crazy, but also nice to make $350 in a weekend.
While on the topic of making money, I couldn’t help but notice that many of my blogging friends have been recommending SwagBucks. You sign up for Swagbucks and do various tasks to make money. Typically it involves using their search, watching a video, or buying a product through their promotional link.
I should clarify that you don’t really make money, but earn Swagbucks which can be exchanged for money or gift cards. So it’s really the same thing.
If you sign up through this link, they’ll even give you $5 worth of Swagbucks to start, if you meet some kind of activity criteria.
I want to be clear, you aren’t going to get rich with SwagBucks… though they claim to have given out nearly a $100 million in gift cards. Typically, you’ll get a few cents here and there. It does add up and I’ve seen some bloggers average more than $20 a month.
Of course, $20 a month may not seem like much. However, it’s like getting Netflix and Amazon Prime for free. Who wouldn’t take that?
True story, yesterday I signed my sons up for ABC Mouse which is $60 for the year… or $5 a month. I hemmed and hawed about the expense for a good half hour. It was completely silly to pause for even 30 seconds on spending $2.50 a month each on their education. So when I look at Swagbucks, I think, “By doing this, I don’t have to think about the other small stuff.”
So what do you think? Worth it or no? Let me know in the comments.