@fivetalents do you usually complete the daily bonus goals 1 and 2?
I did for a month or two but stopped because it felt like a grind each day - I enjoy doing the survey panels and swagbucks stuff for fun as a kind of a side hustle that I can do while watching tv or when I’m up at night. It felt like I was just going through the motions with swagbucks so I dialed it way back.
I always multi-task while doing Swagbucks too. I used to complete the daily bonus goals 1 and 2 but I’m spending a LOT less time on Swagbucks since they’ve heavily throttled everything such that everything pays less AND you have to work harder for it. Another way they are greedy is increasing your goals every time you reach them, so you have to work harder and harder every successive day… very abusive of it’s members, especially considering how much harder it is to earn now.
My average monthly earnings are 1/3 of what they used to be. Even when I try hard, I regularly miss the FIRST goal, never mind the second one! For over 10 years I NEVER missed the 1st goal and made the 2nd goal 70% or more of the time, barring special circumstances such as power outages or emergencies. I would almost never miss my 30 day streak bonus, now I rarely get a 7 day streak and many fewer 2nd goals.
My advice is to take survey screeners for online focus groups and communities that guarantee payment for weekly participation (not a chance to win rewards), They can last anywhere from weeks to years and take less time but provide steady, predictable payments.
I didn’t realize Swagbucks has been around 10 years and that it was easier to complete the daily goals years back.
Good advice on the communities. I’m only a part of one community that pays out a little bit each month, it is consistent. I’m a part of I think two other smaller ones that take a while to build up a balance. Ever since I decided to spend less time, I pretty much seek out the one-hour sessions that pay well or the group chats that pay well.
This may sound strange or somewhat risky (depending on how you view your personal data), but Facebook has a ton of the live sessions and product trials and even quick sessions that pay decently. It’s pretty much all I get now in my advertisements on Facebook, I really can’t resist them if I fit the survey criteria. A lot of the Facebook ads/survey sessions I don’t qualify for based on my personal profile (possibly a good thing) or because I honestly answer the question: “have you completed a similar survey within the past x number of months”
The past 2 years have been the worst, so it wasn’t that long ago that I could much more easily earn $15-$20 in monthly daily meter bonuses or earn $5 on a Swago game without spending a single cent or run apps all day without babysitting, etc. Mind you, since Prodege bought Swagbucks, they’ve always been greedy/abusive (keeping a larger share of affiliate fees/less SB for same work, making you do more work for same payout, etc.)… but it’s gotten so bad in recent years their site just isn’t all that worth it anymore. This is especially true now that they’ll be reporting non-taxable earnings (coupons, cash back, etc.) to the IRS as income.
I love that you shared your Facebook live sessions/trials tip! Thanks. That’s exactly why I created the GPT forum, so folks can create new threads to announce and discuss such opportunities. There’s so much more out there besides Swagbucks, we should be informing each other,
If anything, Facebook’s live sessions/trials/survey panels are wildly inaccurate compared to Swagbucks or E-Rewards. I find E-Rewards targeting to be extremely accurate, possibly because I’ve been on their platform for a while (I don’t even use it that much) or because I fill out their user profile (which doesn’t even bring me to the high paying live sessions, unlike Swagbucks which almost always gives you a chance to see if you qualify).
I actually wonder if Facebook is getting better at this because for now it seems to be a scattershot approach like Swagbucks. It’s possible that Facebook is just starting to expand this part of their referral/advertising business and that maybe in a few months or a year it will be better than the Swagbucks or E-Rewards.
You know how they say in legacy news media that Facebook knows more about you after a few months on their platform than you really know about yourself? I haven’t really found that to be true. Yet.
As always, take caution with stuff on Facebook because almost any fraudster with an ad account can set up a scam to siphon your data. You’ll probably recognize the big survey questionnaire sites already from Swagbucks and whatnot if you click on their ads, but I think a lot of ads from the focus groups are just blasting out these invitations to bypass paying Swagbucks or E-Rewards. It’s probably cheaper and they probably reach more people.