If you’re looking for ways to make money in Nigeria off the internet, one of the options you’ll come across is Swagbucks. With Swagbucks, you can earn points, free gift cards, and cash by completing regular online tasks like shopping, searching, watching videos, answering surveys, and more.
According to the website, about $552.9 million has been paid out to members since the launch and about 7,000 free gift cards are issued daily. I’m sure that’s spiked your interest. Therefore, in this article, I’ll be showing you how to use Swagbucks in Nigeria – if it’s possible.
Is Swagbucks available in Nigeria?
The answer is YES! Swagbucks is available in Nigeria. Until 2019, Swagbucks was only available in a few countries which includes the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, Germany, France, Spain, and India. Then, the platform released a global site that accepted more countries with Nigeria included.
Before Swagbucks went international, it would be impossible to sign up for the platform from Nigeria. Most Nigerians who operated Swagbucks accounts before now use tools like VPN and proxies to change their location. However, even that doesn’t save them all the time as the website will block your account if it discovers that you’re using a VPN or proxies.
As a result, many Nigerian have lost income generated from Swagbucks. Thanks to the new global site, this is no longer a problem.
Currently, almost everyone from around the world can make use of Swagbucks. According to André Leb, Vice President of International Markets for Prodege, the company got to this resolution after crossing a $600 million total rewards mark. It’s noteworthy that Swagbucks is the biggest rewards website on the internet so it’s not surprising that they could hit the landmark.
How to join Swagbucks
Joining Swagbucks is very easy and you can join the platform by following the below steps;
- Visit the Swagbucks official website – www.swagbucks.com and click on Sign up
- Complete the sign up form by entering your email address and password. Alternatively, you can sign up using your Facebook account
- If you sign up via email, you’ll be sent an activation link to your inbox. Simply click on this link to verify that you’re the owner of the email
- After that, login to your account and provide any other details that’s required and you can start earning
There you go. As mentioned earlier, you can confirm that joining Swagbucks isn’t difficult. While signin up, you can enter a sign up code if you have one. With your Swagbucks account setup, it’s important to follow the platform’s usage guidelines.
For example, you’re expected to only provide honest answers in your surveys. Also, the details you provide in the surveys are private and shouldn’t be shared with any other person.
When you make use of Swagbucks, you don’t actually receive real money. What you get are Swagbucks points. These points can then be redeemed for cash. 100 Swagbucks points is equal to $1 which is about N380 in Nigeria.
Therefore, it can be relatively hard to make a huge sum of money with Swagbucks in a year. Only a few Swagbucks users manage to cross reach $1000 per year which is about N380,000 in Nigeria. On average, you could make $100 to $700 per year with Swagbucks depending on how much time you spend on the site.
Different Swagbucks activities attract different points. For example, you’ll earn about 153 Swagbucks points by completing 3 online surveys. Signing up for newsletters can fetch you up to 30 SB while you earn up to 5 SB for short video clips.
The award for answering polls is relatively poor at just 1 Swagbucks point. If you make online purchases, you’ll earn 4 Swagbucks points after uploading the receipt.
How to withdraw from Swagbucks
There are two main ways to withdraw money from Swagbucks. You either withdraw your SB points as a gift card or you convert them to cash and withdraw via PayPal. As a Nigerian, the best option is converting them to gift cards.
PayPal doesn’t support Nigeria so there’s no way you can open a PayPal account to receive your cash. Unless, you make use of a VPN to change your location which has its risks considering how strict PayPal policies are. On the contrary, there are many gift card vendors operating in Nigeria. You can easily sell your gift cards to them and make a profit.
Some gift card types you can request for includes Amazon, Walmart, Target, Starbucks, Google play store, Apple iTunes, Best Buy, eBay, Uber, and Visa Giftcards.
Should you use Swagbucks?
Swagbucks is a recommended reward website you can use in Nigeria to earn extra income. The keyword there is “extra income”. You shouldn’t see Swagbucks as a job whereby you spend all day on the website.
No matter how much time you spend on Swagbucks daily, there’s a limit to how much you can make on the platform. Swagbucks cannot give you up to a million Naira in a year. The most you can get if you’re very active on the platform is N100,000 to N200,000 every year which is relatively low.
Most of the surveys and other activities you’ll find on Swagbucks are available to foreigners only as they make use of the platform the most. This means that the possibility of you making a huge income is further reduced. You might also encounter some issues while trying to sign up with Swagbucks.
Therefore, Swagbucks is a recommended platform to use, you should know that it’s not a get rich quick platform.
This article on how to use Swagbucks in Nigeria explains everything about making money with Swagbucks. With Swagbucks you can earn extra money by completing regular tasks that you normally do on the internet. Swagbucks won’t make you a millionaire but it’s a good platform to make extra cash.