Martin promoting Swagbucks again

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  • mikep22
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    dcfc67 said:
    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)


    I rarely do surveys on SB, if I do it would have to be 100SB for 10 mins or such like...or a short 2-5 min one which would help me meet my daily target. But as I said in my previous post, you need to look beyond the surveys to see its value really. 
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  • mikep22 said:
    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 :) 
    Each to their own indeed. I just spent 2 mins (about 15 clicks and very little effort) and got paid 76p on another survey site. Much more fruitful than endless daily tasks that pay next to nothing.
  • mikep22
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    mikep22 said:
    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 :) 
    Each to their own indeed. I just spent 2 mins (about 15 clicks and very little effort) and got paid 76p on another survey site. Much more fruitful than endless daily tasks that pay next to nothing.
    Its actually like people dont read what is being said....you are really not doing "endless daily tasks", you actually do very, very little - and that is the point. That you are earning money for not doing very much. You are doing this in the time when you are doing surveys from other sites - ie multitasking....

    Well done on your survey - unfortunately not every survey is 2 mins for 76p, however, so you would be better off putting the average length/earnings but also the frequency of them...On Qmee for example 10 mins for 40p is quite common...on Prolific its £1 for 10 mins.
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  • CheckDigit
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    edited 26 August 2021 at 11:22AM
    mikep22 said:
    mikep22 said:
    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 :) 
    Each to their own indeed. I just spent 2 mins (about 15 clicks and very little effort) and got paid 76p on another survey site. Much more fruitful than endless daily tasks that pay next to nothing.
    Its actually like people dont read what is being said....you are really not doing "endless daily tasks", you actually do very, very little - and that is the point. That you are earning money for not doing very much. You are doing this in the time when you are doing surveys from other sites - ie multitasking....

    Well done on your survey - unfortunately not every survey is 2 mins for 76p, however, so you would be better off putting the average length/earnings but also the frequency of them...On Qmee for example 10 mins for 40p is quite common...on Prolific its £1 for 10 mins.
    I did read what you said - however, what you wrote was garbage. If you are doing "very, very little" on Swagbucks then you earn "very, very little". If you do a lot on swagbucks you still earn little. And yes, I did swagbucks for a number of years. I did the daily tasks, the silly dinosaur games, the videos (both on my phone and laptop), the searches, the codes etc... All these amazing non-survey tasks that you mention and it paid poorly. Oh, and you have to do "gold" surveys to fulfil the to-do list to get bonuses. If you think it is worthwhile then good for you. I can tell you isn't and the only one's getting rich from this is Swagbucks themselves. 

    Here is a good article about how awful swagbucks really is and also refutes the multitasking idea. https://budgetbreakaway.co.uk/why-delete-swagbucks-account/
  • mjm3346
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    At one time you could get £40 to £60 a month for almost completely passive earnings (no need to multi-task, sign up to offers, etc) and for a bit of effort (again without signing up to offers or downloading apps etc)  boost that to £80 to £100 - I get about £5 a month now for the passive stuff- a 90% drop.
  • I signed up to this one after Martin's promotion. It didn't suit me - no surveys fitted and other companies I work with reward better.

    PROBLEM: I closed my account, and they confirmed they would delete my details. 2 months on I am still getting email from them, and there is no way at all of contacting them. Raise a ticket, they close it because they have closed my account.

    Anyone who has a way to contact them, gratefully received. Meanwhile, I really wouldn't hand your data to them, given my experience.
  • nandrews
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    I am pleased to find this thread, as it confirms a concern that I had. I had linked MSE with Swagbucks before. I think it was finding a) that MSE occupy the same office as SB. Either it belongs to MSE or SB I don't know. Then b) realising that SB was often promoted in MSE emails and newsletters. Having experienced the service levels and rewards provided by SB it has tainted my impressions of MSE and even of Martin himself.
    Martin does good work viz the current energy situation. So finding him promoting the likes of SB is worrying,
    Nigel 
  • mjm3346
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    nandrews said:
    I am pleased to find this thread, as it confirms a concern that I had. I had linked MSE with Swagbucks before. I think it was finding a) that MSE occupy the same office as SB. Either it belongs to MSE or SB I don't know. Then b) realising that SB was often promoted in MSE emails and newsletters. Having experienced the service levels and rewards provided by SB it has tainted my impressions of MSE and even of Martin himself.
    Martin does good work viz the current energy situation. So finding him promoting the likes of SB is worrying,
    Nigel 
    Swagbucks are USA based and a small part of Prodege also USA based -

    https://www.prodege.com/contact/

    multiple companies use the London address for the parent company including ITV
  • nandrews said:
    I am pleased to find this thread, as it confirms a concern that I had. I had linked MSE with Swagbucks before. I think it was finding a) that MSE occupy the same office as SB. Either it belongs to MSE or SB I don't know. Then b) realising that SB was often promoted in MSE emails and newsletters. Having experienced the service levels and rewards provided by SB it has tainted my impressions of MSE and even of Martin himself.
    Martin does good work viz the current energy situation. So finding him promoting the likes of SB is worrying,
    Nigel 
    Hi @nandrews

    While MSE does currently have a MSE Blagged link for newbies to Swagbucks, we are in no way connected and we don’t share the same office.

     

    The MSE Editorial Code is at the core of everything we do and allows us to be editorially independent and put the consumer first.

     

    Thanks, 

    MSE Laura

  • It also depends whether you may fit a certain demographic, I found that fitting the IT mold is quite good for that. I find that actually the best return for your time on Swagbucks is via the "Peanut Labs Surveys". I probs do about 2-3 surveys a day, and I often hit the daily Goals. 
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