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Legitimate Paid Surveys and Rewarding Websites Really Do Exist

Updated on April 21, 2015

Trusted Paid Survey and Reward Websites

Finding legitimate paid surveys and rewarding websites isn't always an easy task. Responding to these is one of the quickest and best ways for you to earn extra cash online. I enjoy scouring the internet for new methods to make money online and have found some of the best places for you to start.

Many sites offer points which can be exchanged toward prizes. Others offer cash. In exchange, you often have to answer a few short questions about products. Occasionally, they may not pay enough to be worth your time. Always, outweigh the good with the bad.

Over the years I've been a part of a few great rewarding websites and I've also encountered quite a few not-so-great. I have never been misled by any of the websites I am listing within this lens.


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You will only find 100% legitimate paid (cash or rewards) websites listed. However, to be on the safe side I do recommend creating a new email address specifically for any and all programs you decide to join.

Trust Your Gut

Never pay to join a survey or reward company. Legitimate companies are seeking real opinions and reviews from people like you.

Always trust your gut instinct before entering personal information.

If it sounds too good to be true - It is!

About Referrals

All of the websites I am listing have always worked for me. I've been a member of each one for at least 6 months before deciding to include them within my lens.

I decided on 6 months because I wanted to be sure I could trust them before adding them to my list of favorites. I like to keep them in alphabetical order regardless of the websites status.

Most of these do not offer referral rewards which doesn't bother me because I believe in the company. Hovering over the links will show you (at the bottom of your browser) which ones offer a referral and which ones don't.

If you are not comfortable clicking on my links, feel free to search the survey company by name using your search engine of choice.


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Have you joined any of these rewarding websites? - Comments

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      JediBarks 3 years ago

      Thank you for the site list!Another you might want to consider is Paid View Point! I've been using it for about 6 months now and it's legit. No spam or extra sign ups and they pay cash directly to PayPal!

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      tomofmaine8979 3 years ago

      cool, thanks

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      mondimple 3 years ago

      I have signed a few. but some of them may not work if you are living outside the US

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Florida

      @anonymous: Great! I really hope they work for you :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I signed up for a few of your suggestions. Thank you very much.

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      TanoCalvenoa 4 years ago

      The only survey site I've tried is MyView, and it's fairly easy to use here and there. I've racked up $150 in Amazon giftcards over the past three months.

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Florida

      @anonymous: Great! I hope they work for you. Thank you very much for stopping by :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      A great list of survey sites featured here. I shall visit some and see how I get on

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Florida

      @Deeishere: Great! I have also been using these sites for many years. It's such a great way to add some extra money to your income!

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      Deeishere 4 years ago

      Nice site on surveys. I have been doing surveys since 2007. I also find since I am pretty consistent, I get a lot of offers to many nice tester products. I also have a lens on surveys. I may check out some of the ones you mention that I am not signed up with.

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      RoSelou 4 years ago

      I will try your suggested sites since I registered to another paid surveys but no form coming. I hope your suggestions will work. Thanks!

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Florida

      @seodress: Thanks :)

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      seodress 4 years ago

      Great one.

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Florida

      @Cynthia Haltom: I really started filling out more each day once I started seeing extra money!

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Florida

      @BowWowBear: I haven't tried e-rewards. I'll have to look into that one!

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      BowWowBear 4 years ago

      I use e-rewards. Thanks for sharing the other sites.

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      Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

      I did in the past, and participate a little each day.

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Florida

      @geosum: Thank you!

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      geosum 4 years ago

      Great lens. I've bookmarked it. Thanks.

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Florida

      @momsfunny: Thank you :)

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      momsfunny 4 years ago

      Nice lens. These sites are worth visiting and looking into. Thanks for sharing!

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Florida

      @anonymous: Thanks!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I was looking for some reward websites and stubled onto this, great sites listed.

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Florida

      @Chazzzie: I'm glad they are working out for you, thanks for the visit :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great list I'm going to sign up

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Florida

      @dwindhaus lm: Thank you!

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      dwindhaus lm 4 years ago

      Nice lens I have bookmarked it.

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      Chazzzie 4 years ago

      I've used some of these websites, they are good!

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Florida

      @anonymous: Awesome! Thanks for visiting :)

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Florida

      @OrlandoTipster: mypoints is good for earning free cards for food :)

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      OrlandoTipster 4 years ago

      I've got three accounts on my points dot com.They give you points for surveys and for clicking on ads.I redeem points for restaurant cards.

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Florida

      @DeborahDian: Yes, there really are some great companies :)

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      Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      It is good to know that there are some legitimate survey sites out there.

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Florida

      @kabbalah lm: I imagine that could have been a fun job :)

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      kabbalah lm 4 years ago

      I had a job doing surveys as a teen

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Florida

      @tonybonura: Please let me know! I've had good luck with these.. Over the years, I've tried so many and sometimes it's hard to find the ones who actually pay. Good LUCK!

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      Tony Bonura 4 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      Almost all of the ones that I have visited have turned out to be not legitimate like the mystery shopper ones. I'll try some of these that you have listed here and let you know what happens.TonyB

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Florida

      @LouisaDembul: Some sites are better than others. It does sometimes take a bit of time but once you start earning, the money seems to come a lot quicker.

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      LouisaDembul 4 years ago

      I have never reached the pay-out threshold on pay for survey sites. Maybe one day.

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Florida

      @anonymous: Thanks for visiting!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      extra like

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Florida

      @pocano: Thank you for stopping by! :)

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      pocano 4 years ago

      Great List and thank you for the Tips!

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Florida

      @Aibrean82: Thank you for visiting! Taking surveys is such a great way to make extra money :)

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      Aibrean82 4 years ago

      I just joined Pure Profile, who also pay cash for your responses to surveys. I didn't know there were this many! And great idea to create a new email address for these sites! Thank you for the tips :)

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Florida

      @JohnJimsens1: Thank you for stopping by :) I hope they help you!

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      JohnJimsens1 4 years ago

      Great companies

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      I have not used them yet, my favorite thing is writing on Squidoo, i am happy with it.

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      rawwwwwws lm 4 years ago

      I have used other legit websites, never tried the ones you've mentioned.

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      SarLew 4 years ago

      I keep trying to sign up for pinecone. One day will be my lucky day! Great lens :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Wow these are great

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This is a nice collection of programmes you have offered.

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Florida

      @onyesvic: Thanks for the comment :)

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      onyesvic 4 years ago

      I know of a few more legitimate sites that you have not listed.....anyway great lens

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Florida

      @siobhanryan: Thank you!

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      siobhanryan 4 years ago

      Blessed Great lens

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Florida

      @Nightcat: Thanks! :) I've been through them all since the late 90's!

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      Such a wonderful lens! So many sites turn out to be spam or homes to trojans and malware. Going to lensroll to one of my savings lenses, blessed! :)