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10 Best Online Survey Sites to Bang the Bucks

Updated on September 4, 2017
Unleash your happy side. She just made $50 doing surveys online. Easiest, happiest money you will ever make online.
Unleash your happy side. She just made $50 doing surveys online. Easiest, happiest money you will ever make online.

Research and Development is a Multi-Billion Dollar Industry

Surveys have become an extremely popular choice for large corporations as they can reward consumers for spending a short amount of time each day, each every now and then to tall them what they think of their brands in the current state they are in.

MySurvey, the perfect example of one of these research and development sites that has corporations ask their users for their opinions on their latest marketing efforts for their to-be newly released goods.

MySurvey, is an international survey site that has made in its most recent year $8 million for its users. This is very much the reality of where marketing research has gone on the internet, as global corporations have fine tuned their efforts to other websites who provide the commercially viable service.

Websites like are merely a middle man service to get the corporations information across to potential customers so that they can get their views on the current state of a brand, newly launched ranges, and all sorts of other statistics that they can use.

It has been known for American survey sites doing research for large corporations to make in the region of $32-40 million a year for their users. These paid survey sites will not make their users rich, but they will certainly provide a descent return on time invested, more positive to the note of providing a good slice of passive income.

Want to Make Some Easy Money Online Through Legitimate Survey Websites

We all know too well that the get-rich-quick schemes on the internet are a scam. This is by far not a way of getting rich in offset anyway, and offers the legitimacy to the idea that these paid survey sites have.

They state nowhere that they will make you rich, but the key to remember is that all of these sites are pass-criteriaed by their users, and have safe and secure means of transferring your money made through your email address that is linked to your PayPal account.

Lots of these paid survey sites will send you a list of surveys for you to complete, and each completed survey will either reward you with a small amount of money, that will likely be in the region of $5, $10 or maybe even $50. Honestly, the pay varies depending on the person that you are, as you will be asked a lot of initial questions when signing up for doing the paid surveys, such as your age, lifestyle, family income, etc. This information will give you surveys to complete that are aimed at your demographic.

The other reward possibility that the website may have is points that are earned for completing surveys, and these points can at certain levels unlock rewards, like a £15 PayPal paycheque, or gift cards to be spent at certain stores like Amazon, Boots, etc.

Writing surveys online could be making you on average $30 per survey site, so by dedicating to 5 sites then you could make on average $100-150 per month
Writing surveys online could be making you on average $30 per survey site, so by dedicating to 5 sites then you could make on average $100-150 per month

Top 10 Online Paid Surveys - To Do From Home

No.1 - MindSwarms

Official website:

Minimum to cash out: None

Pays via: PayPal

MindSwarms uses a more up to date and modernised way of doing market research with their users. This may not be everyones cup of tea since it does require uploading a video of yourself talking to the computer camera answering the questions that they give you.

All video uploads are private and will only be used for marketing research purposes, but the thing to keep in mind is that they are willing to keep paying you for your efforts, as they pay $50 for each survey completed. Bare in mind that these surveys take approximately 10-20 mins to complete, its a steal.

All surveys on this site are answered between you and your webcam, smartphone camera or tablet camera so it will feel quite personal. There will likely be just one market researcher who will watch the video and provide feedback on any new surveys for you to complete.

The definitive pay on MindSwarms: If you answer one question in a survey they pay you $10, but when the survey includes a minimum of 7 questions then they will pay you $50 for the survey. Each survey sessions takes between 10 mins and 20 mins to complete.

No.2 - MySurvey

Official website:

Minimum to cash out: $10

Pays via: PayPal, gift cards

MySurvey is one of the more reliable survey sites on the web since they regularly upload your home page with new surveys to be completed. The surveys typically take between 10 and 20 mins to complete.

The definitive pay on MySurvey: If you answer all of the questions asked in a survey then this will count as a completion to your list of compiled surveys. The pay for each survey will be between $1 and $10. The $10 point is seen as being a high amount for a singular completed survey in the world of those who do online surveys for money.

Each month, on this site people have been known to make $30 by completing all daily surveys in a month, and for those who have been with the site for an extended length of time have been known to make around $50-$60 a month at their peak from answering all daily surveys given.

No.3 - Global Test Market

Official website:

Minimum to cash out: 1100 points ($50)

Pay via: PayPal, gift cards, charity donations

Global Test Market is perhaps the most corporate of design modelled survey sites on the web. Not the most appealing of sites to use like some of the other survey sites mentioned on this list. But, they pay well for the surveys completed. That is about all there is to it.

The points earned from doing surveys on this site are known as market points, and per survey you could earn between 10 and 100 points.

The definitive pay on Global Test Market: If you have put in the effort to complete all of the surveys offered on your homepage then you will likely earn to payouts throughout the month. This equates to $30 or so each month in earnings.

No.4 - SurveySavvy

Official website:

Minimum to cash out: None

Pay via: check

SurveySavvy is perhaps best known for their high paying surveys, a reason for it being placed so highly upon our list.

The definitive pay on SurveySavvy: The pay per survey completed on SurveySavvy they will pay between $1 and $20 for your feedback. Many users have prompted that they have received lots of $5 and $10 surveys. Not a bad reward given that the pay outs can happen pretty much as soon as the survey has paid you.

No.5 - iPoll

Official website:

Minimum to cash out: $25

Pay via: PayPal, Amazon e-vouchers, iTunes gift cards

iPoll is one of the more unique online survey sites as they give each of their new members $5 just for signing up with their site. This amount goes towards your first minimum pay-out of what will now be an additional $20 in earnings from doing their surveys.

iPoll has been running since 1999 and has one of the best reputations among the paid survey sites on the web.

The definitive pay on iPoll: The average survey on iPoll pays $1 to $5, so it should not take too long to get the minimum cash out on the site. Remembering that there is already $5 going out towards the rest of the earnings needed, this is one of the more reliable survey sites that we have tested.

No.6 - SavvyConnect

Official website:

Minimum to cash out: None

Pays via: PayPal, gift cards

SavvyConnect is an extract of SavvySurvey and connects to their payed surveys that are up for grabs for completion. SavvyConnect is an app that can easily be downloaded from the app store, and for all devices connected to the app the user receives an additional $5.

In practice, you have hooked up the PC (that equals $5), you have connected the app to your smart phone (that equals another $5), you have connected the app to your tablet (that equals another $5), and whilst the app is connected to these devices the earnings will rollover each month.

Many users have been boasting earnings of about $20 a month from simply downloading the app, SavvyConnect on multiple devices around the house.

The definitive pay on SavvyConnect: For every device that has downloaded the app from the app store (iTunes store, etc.), SavvyConnect, you will earn $5 per device per month.

No.7 - Opinion Outpost

Official website:

Minimum to cash out: 50 points ($5)

Pays via: PayPal, Amazon e-voucher, iTunes gift card

Opinion Outpost is a good survey site to consider as they are backed by the market research giant, SSI Survey Sampling International, LLC.

Another great thing about opinion outpost is that for being a member you automatically get drawn into their quarterly prize draws for $10,000.

The definitive pay on Opinion Post: Each survey completed equates to a few points, likely around the 5 point figure. The points are also fairly simple to follow, so you can keep track of how much is being earned on the site.

No.8 - Swagbucks

Official website:

Minimum to cash out: $1

Pays via: PayPal, gift cards

Swagbucks offers the most out of all of the survey sites on this list as it does not solely have its users doing surveys sent by corporate brands.

You can earn points/money on this site by doing surveys, watching videos, searching through their downloadable search bar, and even from making purchases.

The purchases must be made through Swagbucks who will give you cash-back that could be making you hundreds of dollars over the period of the year.

The definitive pay on Swagbucks: $1 to $5 per survey completed. It is worth noting that not all that many surveys will be readily available after signing up, but they will begin to rack up in the first week of becoming a member (completely free to do).

No.9 - SurveySpot

Official website:

Minimum to cash out: $5

Pays via: PayPal, Amazon e-commerce, iTunes gift cards, Airline miles

SurveySpot is also backed by the market research giant, Survey Sampling International, LLC. Even when there are no surveys for you to complete you will still be entered into their quarterly prize draws where you will be in for the chance of winning $10,000.

The definitive pay on SurveySpot: When you are completing surveys you will earn $0.25 - $5 per session. However, at various stages throughout your first year of joining you will be given a few surveys which pays $25 for each completion.

No.10 - InboxDollars

Official website:

Minimum to cash out: $30

Pays via: Check

InboxDollar's pays its users for watching videos, completing surveys, playing games, etc. It has a variation of ways for their users to make money.

Since its arrival onto the web they have paid out a total of $43 million to their users. This is an official statement, as they have actually appeared on ABC's Good Morning America.

The definitive pay on InboxDollars: This is the highest of the minimum cash withdrawals that we have to show on this list. Many who do surveys on paid survey sites would perhaps overlook the higher withdrawal sites. But, given this is a very legitimate survey site, it is worth giving a go to see if it suits you.

The users earn $5 when they first sign up, and over the following days they will have profile information to fill out that will pay a few extra dollars. So, over the period of the first few days the user should make a good start earning around $10 towards the $30 minimum withdrawal. After making $30, simply request a check from the site.

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      Angel Guzman 

      14 months ago from Joliet, Illinois

      Checkpoints, Mobile Performance Meter, Viggle, Swagbucks, Shopkick, and Checkout 51 are good.


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