Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Earnings Roundup - March 2018

So, can you make money from survey and GPT sites? Each month I'll show you what I made the previous month, explain a little about the sites and apps I used, and keep a running total for the year.
Here's the total so far:

January 2018 - £327.88
February 2018 - £203.73

So, March 2018

After a quiet February, march started out pretty well - I took about a week off in total due to work stuff, but other than that stuck to an hour or so a day.

Let's see how things went...


Swagbucks is my favourite site, probably because it was the first one I joined, and it's the one I make the most from.. It's mainly video apps, surveys, clicks, offers, trials etc. If their advertisers aren't paying much  then there's not always a lot to do. I don't like doing surveys, so I rely on the video apps (which I can leave running while I do other things) and other parts of the site to earn. Some days in March I didn't even get the chance to do that, so I was pleasantly surprised to see that I had managed to cashout £115 in March.

In addition to this, one of the surveys I did on Swagbucks gave me the chance to do a telephone survey which netted me £100! These don't come up all the time but when they do, they're nice.

You can sign up to Swagbucks by clicking here. Read how you can get a bonus in April, then sign up using your email address, not the Facebook option.


I love InstaGC because there's a lot of opportunity for passive earnings (ie not having to do anything). I mainly run videos on here, there are 4 streams of videos to run and I run them all as often as I can. There are also surveys and offers, the same as Swagbucks, and a lot of the surveys are short, which I like. 

It was quiet at the beginning of the month as there weren't many advertisements on the video streams and I had problems running a couple, so I didn't make as much as I usually do. Add to that the days off and I was happy to have cashed out $171.28 to Paypal, which worked out at £120.83

You can sign up to InstaGC by clicking here - if you do, it's worth dropping me a line on Facebook as it can be a little confusing at first and I can help you to get started.

Branded Surveys 

Branded Surveys, which used to be called Mintvine is a bit of an acquired taste these days but I kind of like it. I don't earn as much as I used to from it, but I stick with it because it pays for my Pizza Express addiction.

Like the others, it's surveys and offers - no video options anymore, which means actually DOING something on the site, which is one reasonI don't make as much these days.

In February I cashed out £20, in Pizza Express vouchers. You can also cash out to Paypal, Tesco, Amazon etc, but I use it purely for Pizza Express for a nice treat every month.

You can sign up to Branded Surveys by clicking here - new members tend to get some good surveys for big points and little effort so definitely worthwhile.

Prolific Academic 

Prolific is purely a survey site, but as it's an Academic site the surveys tend to be really interesting and sometimes even fun. There's sometimes an option to earn bonuses, but in general they're one of the better paying survey sites. The only dowside of this site is that they don't email you when a survey is available, so you have to check the site regularly and as such it's easy to miss out on surveys / studies. Payment ranges from pence per study to pounds - in the past I've done stuides worth £16, £20 and more.

Newbies on here tend to get a lot of studies - in my first month I made over £100. This tapers off after a while, and that, combined with the fact that I didn't have a lot of time to be checking in March meant that I only made £16.39 - must try harder!

You can sign up to Prolific by clicking here. Be sure to complete all of the prescreening questions and to check in often.

Minor Earners

I have a few phone apps and other sites that I also use that take up very little time, and I can do while in the car (as a passenger!), watching TV, waiting for the kettle to boil, in queues in shops etc. 


Short (4 or 5 questions usually) surveys that pay small amounts immediatelyto Paypal. You'll have to search your app store to find it and it's never going to make you rich but every little helps! March earnings - £0.82


Another app that sends out surveys every couple of days - there seem to have been quite a few in Feb so I was able to cashout £5.14. They pay to Paypal within a couple of hours.

You can get Attapoll by clicking here - it's pretty straightforward and will alert you when there is a survey available.


One of the easiest apps I have - simply log in each day to gain points. Occasionally there are short 1 question surveys, usually based on where you have been using data from your GPS. It's most definitely not a big earner, and you can only cash out to Amazon, but I had enough points to cash out £7 this month. You can get Panelapp here.


Another app with quick surveys - 2 or 3 questions mostly so very quick. There are paid and unpaid surveys - the more of the unpaid ones you do the higher your payment for the paid ones. I cashed out $5 on this one this month, which worked out at £3.71


This is a new one to me. They have cashback offers and daily free clicks. Just by joining and clicking a few times I made £1.25 in March. I'm going to try and remember to do this one every day in April, so we'll see what the free clicks add up to when I do the next roundup!


So that means that March 2018 came in at  £390.14 - not that great, but not that bad either. Hopefully April will give me more passive earnings and a higher total.

That's £531.61 from January - Feb, plus £390.14 in March, making a running total of £921.75 so far this year.

Hopefully April will be better!

*Please note that most of the links in this post are referral links and therefore I will receive benefits if you join via my link. That said, so will you in some cases, and it's in my interests to help you make the most of them, so feel free to PM me on Facebook anytime.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

It's April Fool's Day on Swagbucks - have you found the 0SB Collector's Bill?

They do love a good joke over at Swagbucks, and it seems as if April Fool's Day is no exception.

Keep your eyes peeled today for an 'amusing' 0SB Collector's Bill when you're searching the web.

Don't panic though, your searching won't be in vain - the bill is actually worth 18SB with a 5SB bonus, so a nice 23SB for giving us all a heart attack ;)

Have you found it yet?

Here's what you need to know about Collcetor's Bills:

How Do I Get Collector’s Bills?
It’s simple. Search the web through the Swagbucks search today, April 1st 2018, and when you get a search win, you may get a special Collector’s Bill valued at 18SB. It'll look like this:

What happens when I get a Collector’s Bill?
When you get a Collector’s Bill you’ll receive the value of the bill and the bill will be added to your “Collector’s Bills” ledger. Collect the April Fool's Collector’s Bill and you’ll instantly earn a 5 SB Bonus!
Is it possible to collect the same Collector’s Bills multiple times?
Yes, you could collect any of the Collector’s Bills multiple times.
What happens if I get all of the Collector's Bills?
This time round there's only one to collect!
Where do I find the Collector's Bills I have won?
They'll be in your Activity tab, under Collector's Bills

Remember, search wins are random and based upon the amount of searches you do and the time of day and not necessarily the search term you use. Try to use search naturally, ensuring that you click on results occasionally, as you would if you were searching in day to day life. If the Swagbucks algorithm thinks you are searching unnaturally, you could be banned from searching for a while, and no-one wants that!
Keep an eye on our Facebook Group, as when someone posts they've had a search win, it's often a good time to try a few searches and see if you win.

Not on Swagbucks yet? Join now!

Get 300 bonus points when you sign up for Swagbucks in April!

All throughout April you can earn large bonuses from Swagbucks

Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, or PayPal cash. 

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a 300 SB bonus! Here's how: 

1. Sign up using this link  - use email sign up not Facebook to be sure of getting the bonus
2. Earn 300 SB total before 01/05/2018. You'll get a 300 SB bonus for it (the bonus will be applied the following month)! 

3. That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned over £4000 from it and other sites in 2017! 

And DON'T FORGET!!! Until 13th April you can earn DOUBLE SB with MSE - sign up now then read this.

Sign up now then grab me on Facebook and I'll give you a few hints and tips to help you on your way!

Also Join our facebook group, where we help and support you to make the most of the sites you sign up to!

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Changes to Swagbucks' Swag Codes - must read!

So, it seems that the folks at Swagbucks are making a few changes to the way in which Swagcodes are sent out.

I've copied their blog post below but the TLDR version is:

  • Swagcodes can now appear at any time between 12PM UK time (7am PT / 10am ET) and 10PM UK time (5pm PT / 8pm ET) - which means that we can no longer rely on them being posted around 5pm UK time.
  • There will be 3 types of Swagcode - Static (the one we're used to ), Stealth (the ones they've been doing daily recently) and Linked. Linked appears to be a new one for the UK, they say: Sometimes we will release two linked Swag Codes at the same time. That means you will only be able to redeem one of the two Swag Codes. Just think of it as a fun little poll. These Swag Codes are also case-sensitive so make sure you capitalize the characters capitalized in the Swag Code Alert.
So what does that mean for us? Well, it's not the end of the world, but you need to be more vigilant than ever when it comes to keeping up with the Swagcodes, as it's not guaranteed when they will appear or which form they will take.

How can I make sure I don't miss a code?

The easiest way is to subscribe to notifications on our Swagcode thread in the UK Swagbucks & More Facebook group.

There are other ways to keep up with the codes and Hannah details them here.

For your reference, here is the post from Swagbucks - you can read it on their own blog here.

Every day Swagbucks offers new ways to earn SB! Whether you are a seasoned Swagbucks veteran or a Swagbucks newbie these Swagbucks Tips & Tricks might just be what gets you to that next Gift Card redemption. Today’s topic, redeeming Swag Codes.

What are Swag Codes?

I’m sure most of you are already familiar with Swag Codes, but for those who are new here is a quick explanation. Swag Codes are strings of text that you can redeem for instant SB. Each Swag Code is worth a certain number of SB and is only available within a specific time frame. Swag Codes will vary in SB value, ranging from 2-3 SB, with higher amounts during Swag Code Extravaganzas and special promotions.

What are the different types of Swag Codes?

  • Static Codes– These codes are universal and can be found and shared easily.
  • Stealth Swag Codes – Unlike Static Swag Codes, these cannot be shared because every user gets a different Swag Code. Stealth Swag Codes are one-time use unique Swag Codes. They look a little longer than normal Swag Codes but they are just as rewarding.
  • Linked Swag Codes – Sometimes we will release two linked Swag Codes at the same time. That means you will only be able to redeem one of the two Swag Codes. Just think of it as a fun little poll. These Swag Codes are also case-sensitive so make sure you capitalize the characters capitalized in the Swag Code Alert.

Where do I look for Swag Codes?

We know what you’re thinking, where can you find these Swag Codes? Swag Codes are hidden in the different earning opportunities on Swagbucks as well as Swagbucks social profiles including FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.
There are three main ways that we notify members when a Swag Code is live.
  1. The Swagbucks Facebook Page: Swag Code alerts are always available on the Swagbucks Facebook Page. When the Swag Code goes live a post on Facebook will either include the Swag Code or direct you where to go. There is also a feature on Facebook to turn on notifications for specific pages.
  2. SwagButton – The SwagButton is a browser extension that can be added to Google Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. If you have the SwagButton installed you will get an alert on the top right of your browser directing you where to go when a Swag Code is live. That’s just one of many perks of installing the SwagButton!
  3. Swagbucks Mobile App – As long as you enable push notifications on the Swagbucks Mobile App you will receive push notifications when a Swag Code goes live. The Swagbucks Mobile App is available for both iOS and Android devices and has many other ways to earn SB.

How do I redeem Swag Codes?

Most Swag Codes can be redeemed in one of three ways:
  1. Swag Code box – Take a look at the header on Swagbucks on desktop. See that little dial in the center that says Swag Code on it? Click on it and either type or copy and paste the Swag Code and click “Redeem”. Your SB will instantly be credited to your account.
  2. SwagButton – If you have the SwagButton browser extension simply click on the Swagbucks logo on the top right of your browser window, then click on Swag Code and type or copy and paste the Swag Code and click “Redeem Swag Code”. That’s it, instant SB.
  3. Swagbucks Mobile App – Assuming you have the Swagbucks Mobile App installed on your mobile device simply open the app and click on the lock dial icon on the top right (to the left of the search icon). Type in your Swag Code and the SB are yours.

For all of our veteran Swag Code Redeemers, here’s some new information:

New Times:
To help get everyone involved in these very rewarding codes, we’re spreading the love to other times of day. A Swag Codes can go live anytime between 7AM PT/10AM ET and 5PM PT/8PM ET. Make sure you have your notifications set up so you don’t miss out on a Swag Code!
That sure was a lot of information about Swag Codes but there is still more to know. Don’t worry Swaggernauts, once I’m done with you, you won’t ever miss another Swag Code.
Swagbucks Pro-Tip:
When redeeming a Stealth Swag Code it is preferable to copy and paste it into the Swag Code box. Also, make sure when copying and pasting that you don’t include an extra space.
Well now that you’re a Swag Code expert, go out there and earn! Stay tuned for more Tips & Tricks every week!
-Team Swagbucks

Friday, 23 March 2018

It's Easter Shopping Swago time! 50sb up for grabs!

Are you ready for another round of Swagbucks Swago? This time around it's another shopping one, which is the easiest Swago board of all!

Shop Edition Swago just involves clicking to visit 25 shops from either your mobile or desktop device - you don't need to buy anything, or even spend time on the site, just visit it - what could be easier?

Complete the full board and you'll get a 50SB bonus!

Register to join the board now.

Here’s what you need to know to get your 50 SB Bonus (and remember, you don’t have to make a purchase to complete a pattern):
  • Shop Swago will begin on Monday, March 26th at 5pm UK time (9am PT/12pm ET), make sure you hit “Join” otherwise you won’t get credit for completing the action items. 
  • Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete.
  • Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.
  • You have a limited amount of time to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely.
  • Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value.
  • Once you’ve achieved a pattern the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely.
  • The game ends Friday, March 30th at 8pm UK time (9am PT/12pm ET). So make sure to hit “Submit” on the pattern you wish to submit. If you don’t hit “Submit” before the game ends you won’t receive your SB bonus.
This really is the easiest Swago board of all, so that 50SB should be yours in no time!

Not on Swagbucks? Join me now.

Come and let us know in the Facebook group when you've submitted your board.