In the previous post about making cash with Swagbucks, I shared how to complete the To-Do list every day. I explained that it was one of the two ways you can make sure you are maximizing the benefits of Swagbucks. So let’s talk the second way: meeting your Daily Goals. As their name would imply, the daily goals change daily and vary based on your previous usage of Swagbucks. And there is a benefit to attempting to meet your goal each day. Let’s get into it.
Note: This post includes links to Swagbucks. If you click those links and sign up for a new account, I will have a small monetary benefit. I need to let you know that before you move forward for legal reasons. I am not paid to advertise with Swagbucks. And I would not tell you about any program that I don’t use and love.
The Daily Goal for Swagbucks
When you first sign up for Swagbucks, you will notice at the top of the page (no matter what page you are on at their site) a bar. On this bar in the middle right of the page (for desktop) you will see your Daily Goal. If you roll your cursor over the Daily Goal, a drop down will appear showing your progress on your goal.
You will also notice that you will receive a bonus if you meet a secondary goal. Today, if I get 50 SB I will get a bonus of 5 SB. Once I reach my Daily Goal, I will get a Bigger Daily Goal. If I reach my Bigger Daily Goal, I will get another bonus of 11 SB!
If you are a math genius, you will note that if I meet both my goals for this day, I will get 128 SB for the day. That may not seem like a ton. And honestly it is not. BUT if you had this as your daily goal and bonuses every day and met your benchmarks for 300 days of the year, you would have almost $400 at the end of the year!!
Consistently Meeting your Daily Goals
With Swagbucks, as with many things in life; consistency is the key. And you shall be rewarded when you are consistent with meeting your goals. You can monitor this by clicking “Show My Winning Streaks.” The drop down will transform to this:
This means you will get a bonus for reaching your goals on a daily basis. You can get up to 300 SB ($3.00) for becoming a monthly master. BUT you MUST go to this drop down menu during the first part of the following month to collect your SB bonus. If you do not collect it, the bonus will disappear!
So, let’s just assume that you can get the 21 Day Triumph winning streak each month for a year. That increases your earnings by $12.00 for the year. If your goals were the same every day for a year (as the previous example stated) and you met those goals in streaks, you would be much closer to that $400 we were talking about.
How to Reach Your Daily Goals
This is where many people can get stuck in Swagbucks. They think they need to meet their goal and the only way to do that is to try to fill out a bunch of surveys. This is NOT how you get to your goal every day. You simply won’t qualify for enough surveys and you will waste a bunch of your time trying. Instead, I attempt to meet my goals every day by starting with my To-Do list.
When I start with my To-Do list, I usually will have at least 5 SB toward my goal. I will often have more. Once I have completed as much of my To-Do list as possible, and I am about to walk away from my computer, I set up nCraves to run for a while to accumulate SB while I am doing other things. (The instructions for this are in my previous post about the To-Do list.) I come back and check on it periodically to make sure it is still running.
I am not saying you should not attempt surveys as a means of achieving your Daily Goals. In fact, you will usually get 1 SB – 5 SB for attempting a survey and not qualifying. And there are times when you WILL qualify for a survey and complete it – Yea! more SB. But I would not focus on this as a means for meeting my Daily Goal.
In the example above, I was able to reach my Daily Goal by completing a survey, thus completing my To-Do List. Then I met my secondary goal by setting my computer on “watch mode.” It ran all day and I got my goal and all the bonuses. I ended up with 164 SB for the day ($1.64). Again, not blowing the doors off, but a consistent way to put a little bit into my pocket.
One Last Way to Reach your Daily Goal
One last tip for getting to your daily goal with Swagbucks. Use Swagbucks as your default search engine. Instead of “googling it,” when you have a question, use the search bar at the top of Swagbucks page. My husband doesn’t like the search engine all that much (because he is a computer snob) but I don’t have a problem with the search results I get. Especially when those search results net me SB! Swagbucks can be relatively generous with their search rewards. I often get 10-25 SB for a simple search. If I am looking for a recipe or a household tip, I use Swagbucks first. If I still haven’t found what I am looking for, I head to Pinterest or Google.
Stay tuned to this series because next up I am going to discuss hidden ways to earn Swagbucks. Ooooh, I am sure the suspense is killing you!