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  1. Wow, I didn’t realize there were so many survey site out there which I could make some extra money from just by giving my opinion. I knew about The Harris Poll Online and Opinion Outpost. I’ll definitely have to check out the others. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I recommend InboxDollars as a site to check out. They are legit. It may take a while to earn the money, but it is also, well, worth the check. I am currently working on my 4th payout with them. Like InboxDollars, Send Earnings is another one to check out.

    • I’m stuck at $31.45 and can’t seem to find a way for inbox dollars to pay me when I click on the pay to read emails thing. I cannot honestly recommend them now.

      • I hate to hear that. Have you spoken with InboxDollars about the issue?

    • Sir, I am living in India. InboxDollars is not opening in India . Can you provide alternatives for InboxDollars?

      • I would try Swagbucks or Cash Crate. Both show that they’ll work in India.

        • Hi, Josh! Are any of these sites working in Albania, Europe?

          • Probably the best way to find that out is to check each site that interests you. I would start with the policies, terms, and conditions sections. If that doesn’t tell you, try contacting them directly and asking them. Good luck!

    • I am glad you like it, but I don’t. It took me 3 years to get my first and only check, and that took 3 months to get. So, you have fun with this site.

      • I’m sorry you felt it was a waste of your time, Tony. Maybe another one would work out better for you. Either way, I wish you luck in your money making efforts.

  3. Well for me the best survey I’ve ever used is Vindale. They have surveys that pay up to $50 maximum per survey.

    • It’s great to hear that you have enjoyed Vindale to make extra money. Vindale is a favorite site for many online survey takers because of their higher payouts and the multiple survey formats available.

  4. First, thank you for providing this extensive list. I wanted to offer a quick follow up. After reading your post I decided to give Survey Junkie a try and I’ve already closed the account. Yes, I can tell it’s well organized and it is definitely a user-friendly platform. The problems I experienced were first that not one of the surveys they emailed me about were available. I did, however, complete several surveys from the site itself and I found them to be lengthy – in itself, not a problem, but 3 out of 5 told me I didn’t qualify after I’d already invested 10 – 12 minutes filling out the forms. They got more than enough information from me to be useful which is an old and highly unethical trick in market research – which happens to be my background. All in all, it was a LOT of wasted time.

    Anyway, I’m glad I gave it a try, and just wanted to share my experience with you and your readers. Thanks!

    • SI’m srry you had a bad experience. But, thanks for sharing and giving it a try!

  5. I am interested in getting paid in the form of a check or gift card.

    • Most of these will let you get paid by either check or gift card.

  6. I am a member of quite a few survey sites. SurveyJunkie, SwagBucks, CashCrate, Vindale, and Points2shop, just to name a few. It gives me something to do when I’m not at work and I really like giving my opinion.

    • I hope they are paying off!

  7. I tried iPoll for awhile and to be honest, it kind of worked. It’s honestly a hit or miss with a lot of these sites. Some of them are scammy, so it makes it harder and harder to find good quality sources. I finally found one that made me $30 on the very first day.

    I hope it helps, and thanks for the great article.

    • We’re glad you found one that worked!

    • Which one worked for you?

  8. I have no idea what you want me to comment about.

    • Have you ever tried any of these survey sites? If so, which ones do you like most?

  9. Above all, thanks for that great article. I really enjoyed reading it all for the last 5 minutes with a mug of coffee! Despite this article being next to perfect, if I can, I’d like to add one of the best survey sites, in my mind, to this list. It would be, “ClixSense”. They’re a really old, and huge, presence in the research industry and have partnered with many of those listed in this very post. So, signing up on ClixSense lets you take paid survey invitations from multiple survey sites and research firms, like Opinion Outpost, Nielson Media Research, YouGov, I-Poll, MySurvey, Toluna and more. Almost half of all of those survey sites are listed here.

    By the way, Google Opinion Rewards is one I’ve never seen or heard of before. But, it sounds truly awesome and worth trying out! I made a good discovery on Google Opinion Rewards, thanks to your great article. I appreciate it and I will definitely try it out!

    • I like the multi-survey sites too because I can quickly compare the best invitations on one screen!

  10. Hey there,
    I’ve used a lot of these online surveys recently in order to see if they actually work. I did them while on lunch breaks or during TV commercials, for example. They really do work but are time-consuming!

    Some survey sites have better payouts than others.

    – Brian

    • Thanks for the insight. Surveys are a great option if you need to make money in 15 minutes or less, but I pursue other side hustles in addition to surveys, that require more time commitment, but are also more lucrative. We have lots of posts about side hustles you can do on this site.

  11. Warning: Before you register for any survey site, Google, “(The name of the survey site) Scam”, to see if they are legit. Google reviews, also, to see other’s experiences.

    • We always encourage everybody to do their due diligence to see which survey site is best for their interests and earning preference. This list is a great starting point for legit survey sites that won’t scam you.

  12. I’m in need of money.

    • You’ve come to the right place! Any of these sites will give you cash.

  13. This is a fantastic article filled with great content. My hobby is participating in paid surveys, and I enjoy it quite a lot.

    • Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed the article.

  14. Estoy interesada

    • Es muy facil. Tu puedes applicar con algun compania y ganar saldo!

  15. This is a nice list. My favorite paid survey is Survey Junkie. It just seems to be the easiest to use and understand. Swagbucks and InboxDollars are also pretty good. Thanks for posting!

    • Survey Junkie is very straightforward and I like their platform, too. I wish they had a mobile app.

  16. I reside in Jamaica. I am at a disadvantage in securing paid surveys because of my location as the so-called first world countries receive all the choice survey sites leaving the crumbs that fall from the Master’s table. The survey field needs to be leveled. Because of the advent of IT capability, the world is just one community. Everyone is aware of what goes on everywhere.

    • That is unfortunate. However, we are unable to solve all of the problems in Jamaica. Apparently you do have internet so you might be able try some of these sites to make money. I wish you luck.

  17. This is a nice list. My favorite paid survey is Survey Junkie. It just seems to be the easiest to use and understand. Swagbucks and InboxDollars are also pretty good. Thanks for posting!

    • We’re glad you are having good luck with them. Thanks for your positive comments.

  18. I am so grateful and loved to see your article as I was hunting for one like yours. It is well written and appreciated. Thank you. I drive a taxi for a living, but sodium deficiency in my blood forced me to stop driving. I get nasty dizziness attacks while driving. Passengers go nuts when I stop the car and go take two glasses of salt water to stop the dizziness. So, I stopped driving and am trying out online internet jobs for a living. Do pass on any good legitimate websites you may know out there for online form filing, content writing, or data entry to earn a square meal. Please help. Thanks.

    • If you are looking for jobs online, check out our posts about online jobs. You can take surveys, test products, and even sell stuff online. There are lots of other ideas too. Maybe you’ll find something that works for you. Good luck!

  19. Hi, I live in South Africa and have made quite a few US dollars from various sites over the past few months. For me, Toluna is definitely the best, and they offer nearly daily surveys. You don’t always qualify, but when you do the survey reward is quite substantial. I have never had problems from them and at regular intervals receive money in my PayPal account. However, I cannot say the same of Panel Station. Even though I have sent various requests asking why I have not been paid they do not even have the courtesy, so far, to answer any of my mail – whether they were submitted on the site or sent via e-mail to their “South African” address. I must say that I am very disappointed with them, as they are recommended by quite a few other sites, as well as your own.
    Regards, René

    • I am so sorry you are having trouble with Panel Station. At the same time, I am happy to hear that you’re having better luck with Toluna. Sometimes that is the best option – to try another site or two until you find the one that suites you best. Thanks for your comments!

  20. I don’t see PaidViewpoint on your list. I like using that site. I signed up for it on June 28, 2016, but I guess I forgot about the site and stopped using it on July 24, 2016 but had a total of $1.91. I started using it again on May 5, 2018, and I’m now up to $27.05 and have a trait score of 10, which is the highest. The surveys are easy and you don’t get disqualified. I mostly earn 10 cents, but once in awhile I earn some good money like 62 cents. It does take awhile to add up, but it’s free money.

    • We may have to check that out. Thanks for sharing!

  21. This is a great little site for earning free cash from surveys. It’s updated constantly everyday and the cash out minimum is 0.1p, or 1 cent to PayPal and it is instantly withdrawn!

    • Thanks for mentioning it. I may have to check that out!

  22. All of these sites have been repeatedly reviewed by users and found to be a con. This article serves only as clickbait and revenue for the writer. Any time that you give to these sites is a waste of your life.

    • We’re sorry you feel that way. Thanks for sharing your opinion.

  23. Hi, guys. I need your help. Do you know if any of the websites that you mentioned before will let me do a survey from the Dominican Republic? I’m from Puerto Rico, but right now I’m going to be here for a while. Can you help me?

    • Your best bet is to check the policies, terms, and conditions of the sites you are interested in. Sometimes they list the countries that they work with. If that doesn’t answer your question, you can always contact them directly and ask. I hope you are able to find one that will work for you.

  24. I’ve been taking surveys at PrizeRebel for awhile and have had a consistent problem which has gotten consistently worse lately. They cheat! When I submit my survey at the end, I get this message, “Something went wrong”, or “Unable to connect to server”. Or, they put up picture of this little broken robot guy and say, “Oops, looks like he broke it again” and I don’t receive any points for my work. Then here’s the ultimate: Near the end of the survey, they put in a question that’s impossible to answer: Do you drink: A. Beer B. Whiskey? There are no other choices, so I have to pick one, which then puts me in the position of lying, cheating, or whatever. The contact button at the bottom is gone. Since it doesn’t match my profile information and they already have the rest of my information, I’m just stuck and I don’t get my points. Then they lower my quality score. PrizeRebel is a poor quality survey site that doesn’t care anything about the people who diligently work hard on these surveys. Survey takers need to beware of PrizeRebel.

    • On their homepage there’s a question mark at the top right hand side of the screen with a drag down. If you click where it says, “Get help”, it takes you to a place where you can submit your problem. Of course, another option, if you are completely dissatisfied with PrizeRebel, is to choose a different survey site. I hope that helps.

  25. Did anyone try Panda Research? I want to know if it’s legit.

  26. A company called Surveys Ad Tests frequently contacts me. They say that I signed up with them. I don’t remember doing so. I get emails through my spam as well. Are they legit?

    • It sounds like they might not be, especially if you did not sign up with them.

  27. Does anyone know what has happened to onlineopinions.co.uk? I’m unable to get on their site.

    • I don’t know for sure, but my guess is that they went out of business.

  28. I’m not allowed on PayPal because you have to be at least 18. My problem is my age because I’m only 15 years old. Please help me.

    • Bianca, we have a post that was made for you! It is about ways kids can make money filling out surveys. As far as payment, see if your parents can help you out or choose one like Survey Savvy where they will send you a check. Good luck!

  29. How do I get started?

    • Try using the links in this post. 🙂

  30. Me and seven of my friends are with OnlineOpinions. We all have accumulated 46 to 49 pounds and the payout is 50 pounds. We’re unable to contact them in any way to find out what is happening. Does anyone know anything about them?

    • I can’t even bring them up. Maybe the company went under?

  31. Google Opinion Awards pays so many cents per survey (as opposed to the stated dollar per survey). The surveys are short (6 questions has been the longest). They pay, so far, a few cents to 62 cents a survey.

  32. Google and the internet actually build young minds, even for kids who are not able to afford to go to school. Just small cents can make a huge difference.

  33. I thought I would say that the two best sites I use are InboxDollars and Treasure Trooper. I get a check monthly from Treasure Trooper.

    • That’s great! I’m glad you have a couple of surveys sites you trust that you can use again and again. Thanks for sharing!

  34. Why would you put InboxDollars on your list? They owe so many people money, including my $36.00. I will never get it, and I contacted them 3 different times. Each time I got the same answer, which did not work. Then, someone else from InboxDollars emailed me with the same information, that does not work, so I emailed back. Now they ignore me. I am on my 4th or 5th email with no answer. I think my next step is to report them.

    • If you are having that much trouble, then you probably should report them. I wish you luck in getting your issue resolved.

  35. It says I don’t have an email address, but I do.

    • I don’t know which site you are referring to. However, you would have to contact them to get to the bottom of the problem.

  36. I use Survey Junkie. It is the number one best survey app I have come across so far. I have cashed out already twice: the first time, it was for $10 and I made it within hours. Then I made almost $20, so basically $30 so far and I haven’t even had the app downloaded for longer than 2 weeks. It’s super easy to redeem. You can do PayPal, gift cards, or cash deposited into any account as long as you have a routing and account #. So, yes, it’s real cash. It says 5 business days before you receive it, but I received mine within 2 days. So, on your free time, just do surveys. You have to have patience. That’s the key. If you do, then that’s the app or site for you. Good luck.

    • Thanks for sharing your experiences doing surveys through Survey Junkie!

  37. Are there any surveys that pay by check?

    • I do not know for sure and they are always subject to changes in their policies. You would have to check out the websites you are interested in to find out. Look for their payment policies or their regular policies as that may answer the question. In addition, you can look at their terms and conditions or FAQ’s. If that doesn’t tell you, look for their contact information so you can ask them directly.

  38. This is a sensational list. It’s a good resource for new online entrepreneurs because piecing together multiple paid services can help newbies earn some coin while they begin building their blogs. You’ve got to love all the options we have online.

    • Yes, there are lots of ways to make money online. Thanks for your kind comments. 🙂

  39. How do I get started

    • Check out some of the links in the article! You can create accounts and start taking surveys! Best of luck!

  40. I belong to almost all of the sites you listed and out of all the surveys I take I don’t qualify for 95% of them. I will spend 15 minutes with generic questions with them collecting information about me then when done they say I’m not eligible for the survey or they have reached the required amount of people for that research. I can understand the reaching the required amount of people but I would think I would qualify for at least 1 or 2. It’s really discouraging when you take all that time to do the survey and not even get any points for doing so!

  41. Okay I’m a senior citizen that is looking to supplement my income. Which sites are the best for reliable paying without having to purchase an online offer to get paid and are these sites expecting me to pay them to download there app.

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