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Free Paid Surveys Review

Updated on June 4, 2013

Why Should You Take Free Paid Surveys?

I first started taking free paid surveys online to earn some extra cash for an upcoming vacation. I had no plan to stick with it, but honestly, the money was good compensation for the time, and, come to find out, I really enjoy sharing my opinion about products. So, I have been taking surveys on a regular basis now for over 6 years and the extra income has been really great.

All of the free paid survey sites I use are free to join and they all pay you to give your opinions. Most of the free paid survey websites I am active on pay you in cash, either by mailing a check or through Paypal, whichever you prefer.

Getting paid in cash is always great, but I also enjoy surveys that pay in Amazon gift credit, since I always have a running wish list of items on there that I cannot live without. The constant flow of Amazon credit from taking surveys helps me get items on a regular basis without having to spend a dime.

Free paid surveys are not only a great way to share your opinions about products, but they are a great way to earn extra income.

Research companies make money by collecting opinions about products. They pass the opinions on to companies that pay them for this valuable data that helps them improve their products or advertising. So, research companies set up websites where they offer free paid surveys to people so they have the data they need. In return for this valuable feedback, these companies are happy to pay for your time.

If you like to give your opinions and you are in need of some extra cash, free paid surveys might be just what you are looking for.

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Free Paid Surveys - Sites That Offer Free Paid Surveys

Okay, so if you are interested in trying this for yourself, here are some of the free paid survey websites that I have personal experience with. I am an active member of all of the sites below and all have met my strict criteria for recommending to my readers...they are all free to join, all of them send consistent survey opportunities, and, most importantly, they all pay as promised---I have been paid by every single site on this list.

Click on any of the links below to sign up to take free paid surveys and start earning cash for giving your opinions.

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Free Paid Surveys - What's your favorite way to get paid?
Free Paid Surveys - What's your favorite way to get paid?

Free paid survey sites offer a variety of payment options for survey takers. Many survey sites pay cash either instantly through PayPal or they mail you a check. Other reward options that are offered by some of the survey sites may include, sweepstakes entries, Amazon gift credit, donations, et cetera.

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I love getting paid by PayPal...although Amazon credit can be nice too! What is your favorite way to get rewarded for taking free paid surveys?

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Selecting Free Paid Surveys

What to look for and what to avoid when selecting sites that offer free paid surveys.

Free paid surveys are a great way to earn extra cash and rewards for your time, provided that the site you join is legitimate. There are many sites out there that claim to offer free paid surveys, but some of them charge a fee to join their site. Any site that asks you to pay them for the privilege of taking surveys I would not consider to be legitimate.

The best free paid survey sites on the web all have one thing in common, they are free to join and never, ever ask you to pay a dime to take surveys. If they are legitimate, they will be paying you to take surveys, not the other way around.

If you know what to look for, the bad ones can be easy to spot. Avoid sites that make outrageous or hard to believe claims about making a fortune from taking surveys. You can certainly earn some extra cash taking free paid surveys, but taking surveys will not make you rich, no matter what some of these sites might claim.

Legitimate research companies that offer free paid surveys to members are always free to join and clear about how you will be compensated for your time and opinions.

Survey Related Books from Amazon

Here are some books about taking surveys and other ways to earn money online :)

Free Paid Surveys - Earning Potential

How Much Can You Make Taking Free Paid Surveys?

Will you get rich taking free paid surveys? I would say that you are not likely to get rich or be able to depend on survey taking as your only source of income. I have never heard of any survey taker making a fortune or quitting their day job.

My advice to survey takers or those of you considering taking surveys for money is simple...be realistic about your expectations and have fun. I take surveys for two reasons: I love the extra income (although, it does not allow me to retire early or by a yacht, it is still substantial) and I am very opinionated, LOL. I will admit that I love to share my opinion about products and companies and I love testing free products too. Taking surveys and sharing my opinions to help make products better has become a very fun and satisfying hobby.

Bottom line, if you don't enjoy sharing your opinions, you probably will not stick around for the money.

Free Paid Surveys - Disclaimer

The information provided on this lense about free paid surveys is based on my own personal knowledge and honest experience as a free paid survey panelist and free paid survey taker. All of the websites and companies mentioned here are the property and responsibility of their respective owners. I cannot be responsible for any content on any of these sites or my knowledge or any statemements I have made thereof as the sites may be amended from time to time. All statements made regarding the websites listed on this lense have been based on my own opinion, research and personal experience and personal experiences may vary or differ from individual to individual. Through the links and ads on this site, I may receive compensation for clicks and/or registrations. That having been said, I only recommend sites that I know and trust. My integrity as a writer is important to me and I always give honest advice. There are plenty of sites out there that I could make money promoting that I do not believe are good sites to recommend...I believe the key to success for all is honesty and integrity.

I hope you found my lens helpful and informative. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, I would love to hear from you.

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      kmyangel 4 years ago

      Your lens is very helpful! Thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this information. Overall, it appears you are being honest with your audience. I appreciate the list you put together; you pointed out a few sites I've never heard of before. They appear to be credible. Great stuff! Thanks!

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      kevkev227 lm 4 years ago

      @kmyangel: You're welcome...and thanks for visiting my lens :)

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      kevkev227 lm 4 years ago

      @anonymous: You're welcome...I will be adding more sites from time to time...I always test them myself before recommending them to make sure they pay as promised. Thank you for checking out my lens :)

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      esvoytko lm 4 years ago

      I will definitely check some of these out. Thanks for vouching for the legitimacy of these sites; sometimes it can be hard to tell for the uninitiated.

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      kevkev227 lm 4 years ago

      @esvoytko lm: Thank you for stopping by to check out my lens. Hope you enjoy my recommendations. Feel free to comment again after you have had a chance to check out the survey sites and tell me about your experience :)

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      crstnblue 4 years ago

      Very interesting and detailed lens.

      Never took this type of surveys very serious but your article made me reconsider it :)

      Looking for your next lens!

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      kevkev227 lm 4 years ago

      @crstnblue: Thank you for the nice comment...glad you enjoyed my lens :)

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      kevkev227 lm 4 years ago

      @YogaAngel: Thanks for checking out my lens. There are a lot of scam survey sites out there...watch out for any sites that try to get you to pay to join or make hard to believe offers like "Make $150 an hour taking surveys." When I first started trying to take surveys online, I encountered a lot of them and they looked pretty good at the time. I had to learn the hard way that there are a lot of bad ones out there. Hopefully joining some of the sites on my list will show you that there are a few good ones out there too :)

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      Gayle Dowell 4 years ago from Kansas

      I've not heard of getting paid for surveys. Maybe I'll look into it.

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      kevkev227 lm 4 years ago

      @Gayle Dowell: Thanks for your comment :)

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      Thanks for the input!

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      kevkev227 lm 4 years ago

      @WriterJanis2: You're welcome...thanks for checking out my lens :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I used to do surveys and earned a little extra. :)

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      kevkev227 lm 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks for checking out my lens :)

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      JoshK47 4 years ago

      Good info!

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      kevkev227 lm 4 years ago

      @JoshK47: Thanks for your nice comment...glad you enjoyed my lens :)

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      orange3 lm 4 years ago

      I have seen these sites before but never tried one. I need to check one of these out. Thanks for the info.

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      goo2eyes lm 4 years ago

      i have tried paid surveys too. got less than 5$ because i did not have time to do it all. thanks for sharing.

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      kevkev227 lm 4 years ago

      @orange3 lm: Thank you for checking out my lens...hope you enjoy my recommendations :)

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      kevkev227 lm 4 years ago

      @goo2eyes lm: Thanks for your comment :)

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      I like shopping for free.

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      kevkev227 lm 4 years ago

      @flinnie lm: Me too...thanks for stopping by :)

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      Ajeet 4 years ago

      I thought this was not possible.

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      kevkev227 lm 4 years ago

      @Ajeet: You are not alone, Ajeet...I am sure many people think it is not possible to earn money taking surveys. I hope you check out some of my recommended sites. They are all free to join. Feel free to comment back about your experience with them :)

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      NNwadiogbu 4 years ago

      I'm really glad to have found this, especially since you've actually tried them all out. I'm not too keen on getting ripped off.

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      kevkev227 lm 4 years ago

      @NNwadiogbu: Thank you for your nice comment...glad you enjoyed my lens :)

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      I have heard of some of these before but I have never actually participated. Having a recommendation certainly encourages me to try some.

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      kevkev227 lm 4 years ago

      @Sylvestermouse: Thanks for your nice comment...glad you enjoyed my lens :)

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      cairill 4 years ago

      Thank you for sharing superb informations.. for me it need a patience for do it and waiting a result, but nothing to lose for try it

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      kevkev227 lm 4 years ago

      @cairill: Thank you for your comment :)

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      siobhanryan 4 years ago

      good lens

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      kevkev227 lm 4 years ago

      @siobhanryan: Thanks...glad you enjoyed it :)

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      norma-holt 4 years ago

      You did well with this lens and very informative tips. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012-2. Hugs

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      kevkev227 lm 4 years ago

      @norma-holt: Thank you so much for your kind words and your blessing...best compliment I have received so far :)

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      darciefrench lm 4 years ago

      I have yet to try free paid survey sites, sounds like you have had a good experience with them. Thanks for sharing :)

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      Tony Payne 4 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I did Opinion Outpost for a while, but didn't qualify for many of the surveys, so after lots of questions and being told I didn't qualify (therefore I got nothing for my efforts), I got fed up with it. I did surveys with an other company, and after 4 years exchanged my points for $80 B&N gift cards, not exactly worthwhile. I tend to stick to writing these days, as I find I can earn far more from articles and lenses etc. You can earn more from surveys I find by (a) being paid to recruit new members and (b) cheating on the answers, in other words giving them what they want to hear so you qualify for the surveys.

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      kevkev227 lm 4 years ago

      @darciefrench lm: Thanks for visiting and blessing my lens :)

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      kevkev227 lm 4 years ago

      @TonyPayne: Thank you for your comment and for sharing your experience. Opinion Outpost has been a good one for me since they offer an Amazon credit reward option for their surveys so I always seem to have extra credit to purchase things I want. Writing lenses may be more lucrative, as you say...but I am new to writing lenses, so I haven't had enough experience with earnings to make that comparison...hopefully I will soon though :)

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      KimGiancaterino 4 years ago

      It's nice to learn that some people are benefiting from paid survey programs.

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      kevkev227 lm 4 years ago

      @KimGiancaterino: Thank you for your comment and blessing my lens. Surveys are a fun no-pressure way to earn some extra cash in your spare time :)

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      Kumar P S 4 years ago

      Great lens ! Useful and informative. Thanks for sharing.

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      kevkev227 lm 4 years ago

      @Kumar P S: Thanks for your nice comment...glad you enjoyed my lens :)

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      sukkran trichy 4 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      thanks for the info. gonna try one.

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      kevkev227 lm 4 years ago

      @sukkran trichy: Glad you liked my lens about free paid surveys...thanks for stopping by :)

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      Jan 1980 4 years ago

      thank you for this great lens,paypal is much better than even way to get paid

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      kevkev227 lm 4 years ago

      @Jan 1980: Thanks for your comment...I totally agree about Paypal...nothing beats an instant payment :)

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      Louidam1 LM 4 years ago

      Great lens! I too love making money completing surveys! Helps me pay my bills!

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      kevkev227 lm 4 years ago

      @Louidam1 LM: Thanks for your comment, glad you liked my lens :)

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      norma-holt 4 years ago

      A new blessing on this lovely lens and may you have a wonderful, successful and happy 2013. Hugs

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      kevkev227 lm 4 years ago

      @norma-holt: Thank you so much for your comment...I am honored to have your blessing. Happy New Year :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @kevkev227 lm: Can you send me names of some legit paid surveys websites please? thanks!

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      kevkev227 lm 4 years ago

      @anonymous: They are all listed on my Squidoo Lens. The more panels you join, the more survey opportunities you will have...best of luck :)

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      JohnJimsens1 4 years ago

      Awesome list. Thanks

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks a lot for this!!!! Will definitely check them out..... God Bless!!!

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      Magda2012 4 years ago

      Thanks for the list. will check them out.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Wonderful resource. Thanks!

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      Dusty2 LM 4 years ago

      Very nicely done lens with some very helpful info and tips concerning survey sites. Again, Thank You for stopping by my lenses, giving each of them a "thumbs up" as I do appreciate it. Have a Great Day! (^_^)

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      Melissa Miotke 4 years ago from Arizona

      Some sites are definitely better than others when it comes to paid surveys:)

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      fifinn 4 years ago

      very useful information. I was so interested to try. Great lens.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Not bad at all

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      Laura Hofman 3 years ago from Naperville, IL

      I'm a member of Survey Savvy and have been happy with them. I will check out the others you've mentioned. Thanks for your reviews!

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