How to Get Paid $5 to Read a Book

Young Woman Reading a book
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(Editor’s Note 6/12/17: This Swagbucks offer is no longer available. But here are another 50 ways to make money you may not have tried…)

It’s not uncommon for me to cruise through 8-10 books a month, so I was pretty thrilled when I found a way to make a few bucks from one of my favorite hobbies.

In fact, this tip doesn’t even require you to really read. Someone will read to you.

I know it sounds weird, but just follow me to the end here….

Here’s how it works:

1. If you haven’t already joined Swagbucks, you’ll need to create a free account (it takes about 15 seconds). If you’re not familiar, here’s my beginner’s guide to earning Swagbucks.

2. Use the Swagbucks search tool to find the offer called “Audible”. Audible is one the leading audiobook sites (it’s run by Amazon) and they have more than 150,000 titles that you can download onto your smartphone.

3. Here’s the really cool part: Swagbucks will give you 600 SBs just to sign up for an Audible account. The Audible membership is only $1/month for the first two months, so you can see where this is going.

You can redeem 600 SBs for up to $6 in Paypal or gift cards, which means you’ll net around $5 right away. Plus, you’ll get free access to thousands of books for free on Audible!

4. You can of course cancel at any time, but I chose to keep my Audible membership because it’s so cheap and I like listening to audiobooks when I’m out running (yeah, I know that makes me crazy). 🙂

Plus, if you keep Audible for 2 months, you’ll be rewarded with an additional 1,200 Swagbucks (worth another $12 in rewards).

The fine print: This offer is only available to new Audible members. It can take up to 7 business days for your SBs to credit. If you cancel your free trial within the first 14 days your SBs will be revoked.

Good luck Penny Hoarders!