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Make Extra Money by Taking Surveys

Updated on January 23, 2018

Survey Sites

Survey sites can help you to earn a little bit of extra cash or a gift card to a retailer. Taking surveys will most likely not make you rich, however, you can earn a little bit of money to pay a phone bill, go out to a movie, save some for a vacation or the holidays. Here are a list of reputable survey sites that actually pay you cash or gift cards for your opinions.

Clear Voice Surveys

Clear Voice Surveys will pay you for your opinions in the form of an Amazon gift card or a debit card that they send to you. When your account reaches $10, then you may cash out and redeem your payment. If you chose to cash out for an Amazon gift card, they will promptly send you an email with the claim code so that you can add the gift card to your Amazon account.

In order to sign up for this survey site, you can go to When you are on the home page, you can fill in the necessary information there to sign up. Usually they will ask for your full name and email address. They will start sending you survey invitations after you have signed up and filled in your information.

Valued Opinons

Valued Opinons is a survey site that will pay you in the form of gift cards. Some of the gift cards you can choose from are from Target, Macy's, Visa, Amazon and CVS. Once your account has accumulated enough money, you can cash out and claim your reward.

This site asks you a variety of questions with many different topics. For example, you might be asked to do a beverage survey. The survey will ask you what brand of beverages you are familiar with and your opinion on those particular brands. If you are interested in taking surveys with this site, you can go to Once you are there, click on the link that says join to sign up.

Opinion Outpost

Opinion Outpost will pay you in cash for your time. Usually this cash payment is paid into your PayPal account shortly after cashing out. If you do not have a PayPal account, you can sign up for one if you would like to receive your payments quicker. Opinion outpost will allow you to redeem your cash once you have received 100 points in your account. That amount is equivalent to $10 in cash.

Opinion Outpost also gives you the option to cash out for popular retail gift cards instead of cash. If you are interested in joining this site, you can go to and fill in your information to join.


MySurvey is a survey site that has been around for many years. When you are a member, they will send you invitations to participate in surveys. Also, if you go on their website under your account, you will see a list of surveys available for you to take. However, just because you are invited to a survey, does not mean you will qualify for that particular one. You have to start the survey and if you meet the specific criteria, you will be able to continue with the survey and receive your reward.

MySurvey has various reward options to choose from. You can choose the cash option and have the money deposited into your PayPal account. If you wish to choose a gift card, there are many gift card retailers available. You can redeem for a gift card to a restaurant, such as Starbucks or IHOP, or you can choose a card to a store. There are many gift card options on this site. You can go to and fill in the necessary information if you are interested in joining.

In-Home Product Tests

If you become a member of any of the above survey sites, you might also get the opportunity to try products at home for free. Every now and then, you might get selected to try a particular product in exchange for your opinion. Some of the products you might be asked to try are trash bags, baby wipes, coffee, food products, toilet paper, toothpaste, cleansers, beauty products and more.

The best thing is that the products are sent to you to try free of charge. Also, after you try a product out and give your opinion, you are usually rewarded in cash or gift cards. The amount you are paid is usually higher for a product test. So if you are doing surveys and making about 50 cents to a dollar per survey, a product test might pay you $10 or more. Some survey sites will pay you close to $100 to try out particular products. The amount you will receive for a product test will depend on the actual study and research company.


One thing to note is that you will not make a whole lot of money for your time while taking surveys. This may be discouraging to some people, but over time these payments do add up and can be a reliable way to earn extra cash when you might need it. You might get 50 cents for a survey that takes about 10 minutes. You could get $3 for a 15 minute survey. Each survey payment varies.

However, if you have the time and you would like to make a little extra cash, then taking surveys is a good way of doing so. You are not only receiving payments for your opinions, but you are also helping out researchers and top brand name companies by giving your honest opinion on their products. You can help influence and shape the future of these products as well as earn a little extra money doing so!


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      Sp Greaney 

      8 months ago from Ireland

      Even if you only make a few bucks for 5 or 10 minutes of your time, it all builds up over time.


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