Martin promoting Swagbucks again

mikethecyclist
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edited 2 August 2021 at 8:30AM in Boost your income
I was a member for a while. The so called "quick surveys" nearly all took more than twice the time Swagbuck said they would. I worked out that If I spent an hour doing them my average payment was about £1.50. My time is worth a lot more than that. There are few survey sites that pay much better but in my opinion Swagbucks is the worst.
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  • MalMonroe
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    edited 24 July 2021 at 11:03PM
    You don't have to use Swagbucks if you don't want to. They may work for Martin but they obviously don't suit everyone. There's always a choice. 
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  • mjm3346
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    MalMonroe said:
    You don't have to use Swagbucks if you don't want to. They may work for Martin but they obviously don't suit everyone. There's always a choice. 
    I very much doubt that Martin would decide that doing something that can pay less than £1 an hour was a good use of his time
  • yksi
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    PopulusLive and Prolific Academic have a much better rate of return for your time.
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  • mikep22
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    Terrible site. 

    Would probably have a more profitable day looking for pennies on the street than using Swagbucks.
    is clearly untrue.

    I think with surveys you need bear in mind there is no "min wage" - but the surveys are always a bit meh on Swagbucks. You will have better rates on Prolific and Populous as a poster previously said, but the downside here is you will get far fewer surveys. So sites like Swagbucks and Qmee (my preference) still have a place.
    Swagbucks also has the ability to earn in other ways then surveys, such as watching ads and cashback. I mean the bottom line is I dont spend massive amounts of time on Swagbucks but can still fairly comfortably earn £10 worth of points a month...which is better then a kick in the teeth.
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  • CheckDigit
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    mikep22 said:
    Terrible site. 

    Would probably have a more profitable day looking for pennies on the street than using Swagbucks.
    is clearly untrue.

    I think with surveys you need bear in mind there is no "min wage" - but the surveys are always a bit meh on Swagbucks. You will have better rates on Prolific and Populous as a poster previously said, but the downside here is you will get far fewer surveys. So sites like Swagbucks and Qmee (my preference) still have a place.
    Swagbucks also has the ability to earn in other ways then surveys, such as watching ads and cashback. I mean the bottom line is I dont spend massive amounts of time on Swagbucks but can still fairly comfortably earn £10 worth of points a month...which is better then a kick in the teeth.
    You obviously can earn some money on Swagbucks, but the rate of pay is awful compared to others (such as Qmee). In the past when I compared the exact same surveys between Swagbucks and other survey providers they were generally about 50% worse in terms of earnings.

    I would always encourage people to convert Swagbucks to pounds to determine how valuable a particular activity is and therefore whether it is worthwhile. e.g. a 7 Swagbucks "win" on the search equates to about 4 pence when working towards a 3 pound amazon gift card. A 1 Swagbuck daily poll equates to less than 1p, so doing this everyday gives you a wapping 20p a month. 
  • mikep22 said:
    Terrible site. 

    Would probably have a more profitable day looking for pennies on the street than using Swagbucks.
    is clearly untrue.

    I think with surveys you need bear in mind there is no "min wage" - but the surveys are always a bit meh on Swagbucks. You will have better rates on Prolific and Populous as a poster previously said, but the downside here is you will get far fewer surveys. So sites like Swagbucks and Qmee (my preference) still have a place.
    Swagbucks also has the ability to earn in other ways then surveys, such as watching ads and cashback. I mean the bottom line is I dont spend massive amounts of time on Swagbucks but can still fairly comfortably earn £10 worth of points a month...which is better then a kick in the teeth.
    You obviously can earn some money on Swagbucks, but the rate of pay is awful compared to others (such as Qmee). In the past when I compared the exact same surveys between Swagbucks and other survey providers they were generally about 50% worse in terms of earnings.

    I would always encourage people to convert Swagbucks to pounds to determine how valuable a particular activity is and therefore whether it is worthwhile. e.g. a 7 Swagbucks "win" on the search equates to about 4 pence when working towards a 3 pound amazon gift card. A 1 Swagbuck daily poll equates to less than 1p, so doing this everyday gives you a wapping 20p a month. 
    Similar to Curious Cat which I started using recently, the rates are so much lower than the other sites. Paying people 12p for a 20minute survey for example. 

    I really don’t think it’s worth scratching around for Swagbucks for maybe 50p-£1 an hour but each to their own. 
  • dcfc67
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    Those rates are terrible, and i thought nectar  canvass was bad., just done a 5 minute survey for 20 nectar points (10P)and spent 14 minutes on a 80 point survey (40p)


  • mikep22
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    mikep22 said:
    Terrible site. 

    Would probably have a more profitable day looking for pennies on the street than using Swagbucks.
    is clearly untrue.

    I think with surveys you need bear in mind there is no "min wage" - but the surveys are always a bit meh on Swagbucks. You will have better rates on Prolific and Populous as a poster previously said, but the downside here is you will get far fewer surveys. So sites like Swagbucks and Qmee (my preference) still have a place.
    Swagbucks also has the ability to earn in other ways then surveys, such as watching ads and cashback. I mean the bottom line is I dont spend massive amounts of time on Swagbucks but can still fairly comfortably earn £10 worth of points a month...which is better then a kick in the teeth.
    You obviously can earn some money on Swagbucks, but the rate of pay is awful compared to others (such as Qmee). In the past when I compared the exact same surveys between Swagbucks and other survey providers they were generally about 50% worse in terms of earnings.

    I would always encourage people to convert Swagbucks to pounds to determine how valuable a particular activity is and therefore whether it is worthwhile. e.g. a 7 Swagbucks "win" on the search equates to about 4 pence when working towards a 3 pound amazon gift card. A 1 Swagbuck daily poll equates to less than 1p, so doing this everyday gives you a wapping 20p a month. 

    Determining how valuable your time is is something which is not exclusive to Swagbucks. I do hardly any surveys on Swagbucks as, like you say their rates of pay arent great.

    Though your daily poll example is a little weird, its about 3 clicks which take next to no time and if you combine it with the, easy to do "4 items" then you will get a small bonus. Its not much of course but you are literally talking about seconds. What you then do is the odd search on SB over the course of the day to try and get a search 'win', again it takes seconds, and I have hideout tv playing on a second screen which usually tallies about 20 SB over the course of the day. Its easy money and most of the time you are doing something else alongside it (eg you can do Qmee surveys while the videos play on hideout) - and of course you can get cashback and such like.

    My thing with swagbucks, is I can earn money in ways which are other then surveys - and its not massive, but it all adds up and is most of the time less time consuming then writing this post. But each to their own :) 
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