1. Locating your referral link.
The first thing you want to do is find your unique Swagbucks referral link. This is the link you will use to promote Swagbucks. Whenever a referral clicks and signs up using your link, you will be credited with one referral and earn swagbucks when they do (up to 1000 swagbucks per referral).
2. Add your Swagbucks referral link to your email signature line.
Gmail allows you to add Rich Text signatures to your account. This feature lets you to add html your signature line which makes it a great place to promote your referral link or swagbucks swidget. I’m not going to post a tutorial for this because Amy has already done such a great job of explaining how to add Rich Text signatures to your account on her site.
Choose a neat slogan or tagline that explains more about Swagbucks. While you could link directly to the Swagbucks sign up page however, I suggest linking to a post that explains what Swagbucks is, how Swagbucks works or how Swagbucks has benefited you.
I like to share how I earn a $25 Amazon gift card every month with Swagbucks. And also how Swagbucks has paid for Christmas and birthday gifts plus my children’s school books. Use your personal experience to explain Swagbucks.
4. Link your Swagbucks account to your Facebook account.
With this feature Swagbucks will automatically update your Facebook wall each time you win swagbucks, get a referral or redeem Swagbucks for rewards.
What’s neat is that you can customize what information is posted to your Facebook wall. To set these features, visit the Swagbucks homepage and click on the image in the top right corner of the page.
5. Add a Swagbucks Swidget to your Facebook page.
Click on the following link to see a tutorial that shows you how to use FMBL to add Swagbucks to your Facebook page. The FMBL boxes will soon be obsolete on Facebook as they are moving towards using iFrames instead. I will update this post soon with tips on how to use an iframe to add the Swagbucks swiget to your page.
6. Use your Twitter stream to gain followers.
The best way to do this is by using a URL shortener to reduce the length of your referral link. I use is.gd URL shortener.
Now whenever you redeem swagcodes for prizes, earn swagbucks, find a clue to a swagbuck code just include your shortened referral link.
I usually tweet something like “I just won 13 #swagbucks for searching using the swagbucks search engine (insert shortened url link here)“.
7. Add your Swagbucks referral link to your Mommy or Business cards.
Mommy and or business cards are a great way to get the word out about Swagbucks. Many time you can get cards made for FREE and give them out at business events or PTA meetings.