I’ve been a big fan of SwagBucks for the past few months and only heard about ZoomBucks like 2 weeks ago.
Even if I haven’t use it for long, I found ZB pretty fun of use and decided to write up a little post about these two sites.
I hope this little piece of content will be insightful to you.
Feel free to add your own thoughts in the comments below.
What are ZoomBucks and SwagBucks about ?
Both are what we call small tasks or rewards sites.
When you register on one of those websites, you are asked to complete small tasks such as viewing videos, playing mini-games or completing surveys.
Doing so, you accumulate points you can exchange later for money, gift cards or discounts, depending on the site.
This isn’t an actual business model. More of a way to spend your free time making extra bucks.
Who are behind these 2 sites?
ZoomBucks – It was founded by Vikas Tailor in 2010 and is based in Canada. I don’t know much about him, neither what he’s done other than ZoomBucks.
Swagbucks – Chuck Davis, Josef Gorowitz, Scott Dudelson, Eron Zehavi.
The pros & cons of each site :
- All countries are accepted
- Unlimited direct referrals
- They are paying
- Decent minimum cash out (5$)
- Established company
- Passive income
- Not a lot of international offers
- No standard time frame for payout
- Promo codes expire fast
- Too much info required to sign-up
- Most popular of is kind out there
- One of the oldest (well established)
- Lots of ways to earn points
- Signing up earns you points
- Several ways to spend your points
- Gift cards are limited in number for each particular type
- Mobile site is very limited
- Cannot redeem points in ''real'' money
How much does it cost to join SwagBucks or ZoomBucks ?
Signing up for either of these sites is almost completely free.
Why almost ?
Because they aren’t asking you money, they are asking personal information on yourself.
Email address, first and last name, home address, phone number, date of birth, etc.
They say it is to better target the offers.
That’s the main thing that bothers me with sites like these.
You need to be careful to whom you’re giving away your info.
My own take on SwagBucks and ZoomBucks
ZoomBucks : It is pretty fun and easy to use. Really user-friendly.
The thing that really bothers me with it is that even if the site is Canadian, a lot of offers aren’t available in Canada (such as videos).
Kind of dumb lol.
Also, they claim that anyone, anywhere in the world can use this site.
Which again, isn’t so true because a lot of offers aren’t internationally available.
Zoombucks offers pretty much the same ways to earn points as SwagBucks (surveys, offers, videos, radio, tasks, games, search, etc).
There’s nothing really revolutionary here.
SwagBucks : The website is a lot simpler of use than ZB.
While ZB minimum payout is 5$, you can’t cash out your points from Swagbucks in “real” money.
You can redeem points in gift cards and stuff like that, but not in $$$.
Also, it really is more established than it’s concurrent ; older and received a lot more mentions from companies such NBC news.
What others are saying about SwagBucks vs ZoomBucks ?
Take some time to check out these other reviews.
They may offer different insights.
To conclude, which one is better ?
Even if Zoombucks minimum payout is lower than SB, I prefer sticking with the second one.
- More established
- More offers
- Given offers are working for real
- I prefer the website layout
The thing is, it really is for people who have time to spend and don’t want to invest theirs in an actual business.
It’s unnecessary to spend time on more than 1 site like this.
If I were you, I’d stick with SwagBucks.
Over to you :
Have you used one or both sites ?
If so, what are your thoughts on this review ?
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