Sunday, September 29, 2013

Getting Five $5 Amazon Gift Cards per Month

That is my goal at the moment. I'm trying to be able to get the maximum amount of $5 Amazon Gift Cards per month which is five. I'm doing this in order to buy textbooks on Amazon "for free". By getting all of the money through Swagbucks instead of through my bank account. When I am going over my personal finance, I don't include the income that I make online. So therefore the amount of money I have when I need to buy textbooks (or other essentials) on Amazon that I've gotten through Swagbucks is a way to save myself money.

I have successfully completed this goal for September. And the best part about it is that I already have more then enough Swagbucks to buy 5 Amazon Gift Cards in October. It's awesome to have that much already! I'm hoping to be able to get my next 2,250 swagbucks as soon as possible during the month. My plan for the excess Swagbucks is to try to save up for a $25 Paypal Gift Card with costs 2,500 swagbucks. So I will use any extra Swagbucks per month to go towards getting that.

The Paypal gift cards allow me to get money to put into my bank account which would add to the money I actually count in my personal finance. It's what I consider real money and it can be used anywhere, not just Amazon. Which means that it could go towards the student loans that I need to pay off.

The more I make on Swagbucks, the easier and faster I will find myself in a financially free situation.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Creating the Swagbucks Business Model

I have been a member of Swagbucks since 2009. Since then I have accumulated over $275 in gift cards. This is while I have spent time on blogs, social media marketing, and other ventures. It's quite a bit considering the time. I have been earning at least $25 a month for the past couple months though and have turned into more of a steady stream of income for myself.

I have started to focus on getting to the daily goal each day and, in doing so, I get the bonuses associated with getting to the goal. It's usually around 70-100 Swagbucks per day. And I get there by doing the following:

  • Watching Swagbucks TV
  • Searching throughout the day
  • Doing the Daily Poll, NOSO, and logging onto the toolbar
  • Playing the Swagbucks Games
  • And completing Activities
By doing those tasks I can usually easily get to the daily goal. Sometimes I will go beyond. And for September I've maxed out the amount of $5 Amazon Gift Cards I can get (the max is 5 Gift Cards or $25 worth). And I have enough Swagbucks to get 2 more (and almost a third!). So September has been a huge month for earning on Swagbucks.

As a college student I have been getting the Amazon Gift Cards which I plan to use to get my textbooks for school. So I'm saving myself a ton of money. I also plan to start getting Paypal Gift Cards when I'm maxed out in Amazon Gift Cards and can get up to the 2,500 Swagbucks necessary to get the smalled value Paypal Gift Card at $25. That will help pad my bank accounts and possibly help me pay off some of my college loans.