Taking surveys online can be annoying and sometimes lead to getting spam in your email. With trusted surveys on Swagbucks you don't have to worry about spam. Trusted surveys have been approved by Swagbucks and are completely safe to take. Each survey is a different length and has a different reward amount.
When you open the Trusted survey page there will be two tabs at the top. The first tab is the dashboard (the main page). Here is were you can select surveys to take, qualify for new surveys and update your profile. The left side of the page has the different surveys you can take. On the right side there might be a profile box where you can update your profile to earn more Swag Bucks. Each of the short profile surveys will earn a specified amount (usually 2 or 3 Swag Bucks) and will help Swagbucks find the best survey to reward you.
The second tab, my survey info, is where you can set and update information about yourself. These includes questions like education, income, and ethnicity. This also helps Swagbucks choose the best survey for you. Unlike the profile surveys on the main page, these can be changed and are easily set.
When taking survey you may or may not qualify for it. Whether you qualify is just luck and generally this is determined after answering the first few questions on the survey. If you do not qualify for the survey you will awarded 1 Swag Buck, up to 5 Swag Bucks a day. If you are having technical problems with the Trusted Survey page, take a screenshot and contact Swagbucks for help. Unfortunately if you have techinical problems with a specific survey, there isn't much they can do.
It is important that while filling out the survey you do not use false or misleading information and that you fully and properly complete the survey. Don't rush through the survey just clicking answers, they do check the answers and watch how long it took you to complete the survey. If you complete a 30 minutes survey in 10, the system flags it and they'll double check it. Not following these rules can disqualify you from the survey and you risk having your account closed if you do it a lot.
Once you complete a survey it can go two ways. First, generally Swag Bucks are credited quickly (or almost instantly once you finish), and you don't have to wait very long at all to be rewarded. The other possibility is that you will be credited with "pending Swag Bucks". Once the company that sponsored/hosted the survey notifies Swagbucks that you honestly and fully completed the survey,or Swagbucks verifies the survey, your Swagbucks will become active (no longer just pending).