This Site Will Pay You $90/Month to Watch Videos You’d Probably Click on Anyway

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You’ve had a long day at work, and all you want to do is sink into the couch and flip on Netflix.

Life’s good.

But what if you could earn money watching videos? Life would be even better.

We found a simple way you can earn about $90 a month watching videos online.

How to Make an Extra $90 Watching Videos This Month

Sure, you want to catch up on the latest Netflix documentary. (“Evil Genius,” anyone?) But when you’re in the mood to just relax, sometimes mindless TV is the way to go.

For that (and extra money), hit up Swagbucks, a website that pays users to answer surveys, search the internet — and, luckily for you — watch mindless videos.

Each time you complete a task, the company pays you in a rewards currency called “SB.”

You can redeem SBs for a variety of gift cards to stores like Amazon, Target and Walmart. Or simply get paid in cash through PayPal.

Here’s how to get started.

1. Sign up — and Get a $5 Bonus

screenshot of the Swagbucks sign up page

Armed with your name and email, sign up with Swagbucks. It only takes a minute, and you’ll pocket a $5 bonus once you’ve earned 2,500 SBs within the first 60 days of your membership.

2. Choose Your Favorite Genre

screenshot of the Swagbucks video discover page

If you sign up through the link above, you’ll immediately be redirected to the Swagbucks “Watch” page, where you can choose your favorite TV topics. You’ll find a little bit of everything, from cooking shows to beauty tutorials to sports recaps.

3. Push Play

screenshot of a Swagbucks video about a taco

For each video you watch and rate, you’ll earn SBs you can turn into cash.

For example, we watched a three-minute video featuring Joe Keery (the heartthrob from “Stranger Things,” if you needed a reminder). For that, we earned 2 SBs.

After each video, you’ll rate it with a thumbs up or a thumbs down, then move to the next  ours was a video about tacos. (Yes, please!)

Keep doing that — even in the background, while you answer email or browse Facebook — and your points will start stacking up.

According to Swagbucks, you could theoretically earn up to $5 a day. More realistically, though, users can make about $90 a month — more than $1,000 a year. Just for watching videos!

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