The Best Paid Survey Sites To Make Money

There are many ways to make money online. One the best and simplest ways is through taking surveys. Below, you will find a list of best survey sites that will pay you money.

Companies are always looking to gain information from their target market about their needs, wants, dreams, family situation, and other important data, and they are willing to pay for it. So they approach online survey companies and offer a cash incentive for people to answer those questions.

The payout can range from a few dollars to ten dollars plus, depending on the size of the company and the answers required. But if you do enough of these surveys those small payments can mount up nicely.

How do surveys work?

When you sign up to survey sites you’ll be asked to fill in your profile. It’s important that you fill this in accurately so that you will only be sent the most relevant surveys. If you’re a young single man you’ll receive different surveys than an older, divorced woman for example. When a suitable survey is requested, you’ll be invited to take the survey and given the details, along with the reward.

Once you have completed your survey you get your reward. Simple. Depending on the payout threshold of the site, you’ll be able to withdraw any funds to your bank.

How do you get paid?

The two main ways are cash or rewards points. Rewards points can be accrued to get vouchers for online retailers like Amazon or iTunes. The number of points required for each retailer can be different too, so a $5 Amazon voucher may require more points than a $5 iTunes voucher for example, so it pays to research what you will exchange your points for before deciding.
If you get paid in cash, then you will be given credit when you complete each survey. Most sites will have a threshold you will need to reach before they pay out, like $20 for example. Once you reach that threshold you can withdraw your cash and spend it as you please.

How much can I expect to make?

This is a hard one to answer as it depends on what surveys you are sent and how much time you devote to them. But I know some committed people making several hundred dollars per month doing surveys. So basically the more you do, the more you make. Over to you 🙂

How can I increase my earning potential?

In order to increase your chances at making more with surveys the first thing to do is sign up to multiple survey sites. IMPORTANT TIP: Get a separate email address for this as you will be receiving a lot of emails. You can set up a free gmail account very easily. Just make sure you check it regularly because that’s where your survey invitations will be sent.

How long do the surveys take?

Again it all depends what the companies want to know. Generally though, the longer it takes the more you’ll make for completing it. That’s because you’ll have provided a lot more information, so it’s more valuable to the company.

Watch for scams

Unfortunately in the survey arena you get a few bad eggs. The first and biggest alarm bell is if you are asked to pay to join. If you are asked for money upfront then run. Quickly. As you do more you will get a feel for how a proper survey site works.

To help you, I include a list of 11 of the most popular survey sites at the moment, in no particular order.

1. Swagbucks

Swagbucks is a very common and famous option. They pay in cash and in gift cards for various surveys and opinions.

2. Vindale Research

Vindale are an established company that has been around for years. They are one of the few that pay with straight cash, no points involved.

3. Pro Opinion

Pro Opinion are currently accepting new members. You can sign up at the link above, just click on the company name.

4. Pinecone Research

With Pinecone, you can help them evaluate the products before they get released to the market. You can earn points for every survey that you complete. And after that you can redeem the points for any number of rewards they have, such as cash, products etc.

5. Inbox Dollars

You can get a $5 starting balance when you join  Inbox Dollars. You can then earn cash for taking surveys, for searching online, and even for playing games.

6. Global Test Markets

This is a global online survey community. It has been running since 1999 and is really well established. By filling out their surveys, you’ll be able to earn points and then redeem them for cash and products.

7. Toluna Research

This is a global research company. You can join it from 15+ countries, so it’s a great option even if you don’t live in the US. You can earn points, then redeem for cash / rewards. They also have sweepstakes where you can win even more money.

Over to you… Make some dollars!

What did you think? Do you know of any other excellent survey sites? Would love to hear your experiences. I want to grow this list, so if you know any other great survey sites, please leave your comments below and together we can make this an awesome, ever growing ultimate list.


Greg Kononenko
Greg Kononenko

My name is Greg Kononenko and I am a full-time online blogger and owner of Dad's Hustle. I'm a dad, and my passion is to help other mums and dads to start their own "hustle" and improve the financial future of their families.

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