Over the past 30 days, I experimented on these two popular survey-earning sites that generated over $170 in my pocket. It’s not that much I know.
But if you come to think of it, I get paid just for watching videos, playing games, taking surveys, etc. while I’m pedaling on my indoor cycling bike. Kill two birds with one stone, that’s the strategy and it yielded a great result.
Swagbucks vs Inbox Dollars. Which site pays more money? The answer is kinda complicated because I found both sites easy to navigate and both paid survey sites offer great deals and rewards.
Let’s compare the two sites so you can decide for yourself and you can earn fast money in your spare time.
Inboxdollars pays cash for answering surveys, reading emails, playing games, signing up to products and services, and many more. The reward system is based on money instead of points.
Is it legit? Very much so. As of this writing, they paid over $50 million to members and they have over 2 million fans on Facebook. You can do the surveys on your laptop or phone, it’s very convenient.
Here are some other ways on how to start making money with Inboxdollars:
- Reading emails
- Online shopping
- Special Offers
- Product sample
- Refer a Friend
What I like about this site is that you’ll get a free $5 credit for signing up. I get surveys and offers that’s worth $0.25 to $5. It’s pretty easy, you don’t have to exert much effort to earn quick cash.
There are tons of opportunities to take surveys that will pay between $0.25 to $2, but you gotta hurry! Since Inboxdollars is so popular, surveys are constantly changing. I skip most of the surveys that eats up so much time but if the pay is good, I’d take my chance.
Billy’s Spin & Win
You can win a bonus here and there with Billy’s Spin & Win Wheel, it’s a digital roulette-style wheel with prizes like sweepstakes. It’s a fun way to to be rewarded for the surveys that you did not match with. One time, I got a $0.10 reward just for spinning the wheel. Then it adds up over time, an easy way to make money indeed.
There’s a lot of good deals in this section, you can see special offers like the following:
- get $50 if you sign up with UberEats
- earn $25 when you donate to pet shelter
- make $65 when you become a DoorDash driver
- $2 when you get a Metabank debit card
- earn $6 when you buy books
- …and more
Refer a Friend
You’ll get a $1 bonus when you refer someone to join InboxDollars, plus 30% of their earnings. You could say it’s a great passive income coz you’re making money without doing anything. That’s a generous offer!
You can get paid just by searching online, instead of using Google, try InboxDollars search bar instead. But there’s a catch. You have to deactivate your ad blocker when you do this. It’s a small sacrifice to make extra money every time you search for something on the web.
It’s very similar to Inboxdollars, making money with Swagbucks is pretty straightforward. They pay you points every time you take surveys, shop online, and more. When you sign up with them, you’ll get $10 right away!
You can make extra bucks (aka SBs) by completing simple tasks which you can cash out via PayPal, Amazon gift card, Apple, etc.
Swagbucks is very much legit since they’ve been featured on Buzzfeed, ABC, and Huffington Post. To date, they paid over $241 million to their members and gave away over 7,000 gift cards every single day.
Here are the methods on how to start making SBs with Swagbucks:
- Take surveys
- Shop online
- Swagbucks search
- Watch videos
- Play games
- Discover deals
- Buy gift cards
What I like about Swagbucks is they have a lot of games that I can download on my iPad and play, when I reach a certain level I get paid for it. It’s very quick and easy!
For minimal effort, you can make extra bucks with their paid surveys. You can do it on your phone while watching TV, stuck in traffic, or while cycling on a stationary bike. The most money I made with 1 survey was $35, but it required me to go to a convenience store and purchase a $4 drink. But nevertheless, the trip to the store was convenient for me since I was going there anyways.
Shopping online and getting cash back is one of the easiest ways to make money on Swagbucks. Simply sign in to their app or on their website then select the partner store you want then do your usual shopping. I usually buy from Amazon, so I get up to 5 SB per $1 spent.
If you’re like me who likes to play Solitaire while watching TV, then why not get paid for it? You can make easy money on games like Wheel of Fortune, Bejeweled, Bingo, Deal or No Deal, and Tetris, just to name a few. Sometimes, I let my partner play games for me so he can help me do the earning. Haha!
When you buy gift cards with Swagbucks, you’ll get a percentage back in the form of SB points. Once you get the gift card in your email, you can shop online using your favorite store through Swagbucks. That way, you’ll be able to double your SBs.
I earn a small amount of SBs just by playing videos, I don’t really pay attention while it’s playing because usually, I’m more focus on watching Netflix while I do it. I just do it in the background while I do other things, that way I can make money without exerting any effort.
Pros and Cons
Let’s start with Inboxdollars…
- Cash out processing fee is $3
- You’ll get a lot of spam in your junk mail
- If you give your real phone number, you’ll get telemarketing calls
- Some payouts are late
- After I cash out my first $30, they give me another $5 in my account.
- You’ll get a gold member status after your first cash out. That means you’ll get a faster payout on your next cash out.
- Compare to other paid survey sites, this one is very easy to navigate.
- Topics of surveys are often shown so you can pick whatever that interest you.
- The payout is quite slow
- It’s not available in some countries
- You get disqualified in the middle of the survey when you already spent 5 minutes doing it
- Using their search engine can earn you a few bucks per month in passive income
- The potential to make hundreds of dollars through their referral program
- They have a wide variety of gift cards to choose from when you cash out
- PayPal is an option when you cash out, as long as you use the same email address with them
Both sites are legit, it’s not gonna be your path to financial independence but it’s an awesome tool to make extra cash. I made quick money on both sites that I’m gonna be using for my next travel adventure. I’m very happy with everything so far and I’m not planning on stopping any time soon. Swagbucks and Inboxdollars won’t make you rich, but it’s a fun way to make money online.