I'm always looking for new ways to make money online because earlier this spring, I quit my weekends-only job which was causing me misery. I was over-qualified and under-paid. Even though I enjoyed the company of my coworkers, when I found myself dreading the approaching weekend every week I knew it was time to go. Sitting here, almost a year later, I know it was the right decision because I have never been happier in my life, and even though we struggled for a few months, I've been able to see my baby girls grow up, volunteer more at my sons' school, and never miss a weekend with my family.
When people talk about how to make money from the couch, my ears perk up. So far this month, I've made $168 without even leaving my house! I still have lots of work to do, so that number is going to increase greatly by the end of the month. Anyway, I came across one of those pins about how to make a bunch of money without leaving your home, and Swagbuck surveys was mentioned in the list of their suggestions. I have always wondered if it is truly possible to make money simply by answering questions about your family, or if it's even worth it, so of course, I jumped in and created an account.
Three days later, I'm sitting here shaking my head. A ton of the surveys I didn't qualify for, and when that happened, I was given 1 Swagbuck for my troubles. I only qualified for one survey that was 100 Swagbucks during my time there, which is the equivalent of 1 US dollar. That survey took me 20 minutes to complete. It was an alright survey about wine brands, so I didn't mind taking that one, but others were annoying. Some had a lot of typing, and others had very invasive questions about the way you lived. I ended up leaving 2-3 surveys because it wasn't worth the headache it was giving me.
In total, in 3 days of surveys, I was able to make 286 Swagbucks, which is $2.86 USD. I spent a few hours each day plugging away at this, and I didn't even come close to making minimum wage. I did these surveys in my downtime where I had nothing else scheduled and my children were sleeping, but even so, my downtime is worth a lot more than $2.86. And they don't cash out gift cards until you reach $5, so in essence, I spent several hours plugging away for $0 because I'm not going to put in the time to get to 500 Swagbucks. I don't know about you, but my sanity is worth way more than that. Thanks, but no thanks to online surveys in general...unless they pay about $20/hour more. :D