You’ve probably heard or read about websites that pay you to put forth your opinion about various products and services. A simple set of questions that won’t take more than 10-15 minutes of your time to answer and you can get paid up to $2 for each set of questions. Pretty cool, isn’t it?
It is called ‘surveys for money’ and it is one of the most popular ways to generate an income working from home. These surveys are nothing but a set of marketing related questions with objective answers.
Some of the questions that you may be asked depending on the type of survey your select are:
• Are you married?
• Do you own a Smartphone?
• Is it an Android phone?
• Do you use GPS?
• How many miles do you travel in a day?
• What type of car do you own?
There will be three to four options for each question and all you have to do is select one answer that best suits the question.
The problem is that everything that promises to give you surveys for money is either junk or smells of a scam. And there are thousands of such sites that ask you to swipe your credit card to be able to get access to real paid surveys. Scam alert!
Each day, millions of gullible people looking to legitimate survey jobs are scammed into signing up for such websites and all that they get is a list of sites that is already available for free but is hidden amidst tons of junk on the internet.
We figured it was time to clear the air and get you a list of sites that give you real surveys for money.
So, here goes.
Tip: Most jobs that offer paid surveys have a limit to the number of surveys that you can get access to. Some send you surveys in email once a day or even once a week. So, to maximize your income potential, ensure that you sign up for multiple survey websites.
Swagbucks is one of the recent but popular additions to the list of legit surveys for money sites. They have a very unique rewards function which is called SBs which is short for Swag Bucks. To get rewarded with SBs, you have the option to perform a number of tasks like using search engines, watching videos and of course, taking surveys.
The amount of SBs you earn depend on the marketing survey that you participate in. Typically, a survey will net you about 100 SBs but it is not uncommon to find surveys that even pay you up to 1000 SBs.
By now, you’d be curious to know how SBs translate into real tangible cash. Here’s the dope.
100 SBs is approximately $1. So, if your target is to earn $20 each day as a part time income, you’d have to answer close to 20 surveys without speeding through them or trying to answer the same survey twice.
Swagbucks brings to you surveys from a variety of survey providers and you can also get consolation points if you do not qualify for selected surveys, which makes it one of the best sites for paid online surveys.
Toluna is one of the biggest online survey networks in the world that works on behalf of hundreds of companies who offer paid marketing surveys. The website has a very attractive user interface and offers you an instant reward of 2000 points just for signing up.
You will be amazed at the sheer volume of survey options that Toluna gives you access to. Earning approximately 60000 points gives you your first $20 paycheck. Besides taking paid surveys at home, Toluna also gives you the option to participate in a variety of other jobs to earn money.
There are plethoras of ways in which you can encash your rewards at Toluna. These include Amazon gift cards, PayPal and physical checks. The caveat is that Toluna pays you a lot lesser than Swagbucks does.
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Though not as popular as Toluna or Swagbucks, Vivatic is slowly making its presence felt in the world of online surveys. It has an impressive selection of surveys to choose from, pays decently and most importantly, does not suspend or delete your account, just when you are about to get paid.
Vivatic is currently available only for the following countries though, UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.
Besides taking paid surveys at home, you also have the option to join panels, write reviews, use paid search, refer friends and participate in polls.
Vivatic is one of the few websites that can pay you as much as $10 for a published article. The caveat is that to be able to apply for the writing jobs, you have to complete 50 micro jobs first. That’s one of the drawbacks of Vivatic. There is a huge and time consuming initial sign up phase where you will be signing up with multiple panel sites.
Also, there have been reports of users completing surveys halfway before being told that they are not fit for the survey. No consolation points either. Having said that, once you navigate your way through the initial sign up process, Vivatic pays you up to $1.5 each survey and up to $12.50 for each published article.
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A list of the top surveys for money websites would be incomplete without a mention of Mysurvey. They are one of the oldest companies in the world that offer online survey jobs. The company has its roots in the National Family Opinion (NFO) organization that was founded as early as 1946 and used to offer marketing surveys via mail. The website was formed in 2000 by the NFO and was later acquired by Lightspeed.
Mysurvey offers points based rewards system that can later be swapped either for cash or for other Amazon gift cards.
One of the advantages of Mysurvey is that they can send you products to test from time to time. You get to keep the product and you get paid for reviewing it too.
The average payout ranges from $1 – $1.25 per survey and they have one of the largest databases of surveys for you to choose from.
Surveyhead or iPoll
A lot of our readers from the Asian subcontinent, especially India, find it very difficult to get registered on survey panel sites. This is because many of the websites are restricted to the US, Canada and European countries.
Surveyhead which is now known as iPoll is one of the few websites along with Toluna that offers surveys for a global audience. So, irrespective of which country you are from, you can register with them and participate in paid surveys.
When you sign up for iPoll, you get a $5 sign up bonus and the average payout for a survey is approximately $0.50 – $1. They have a minimum payment threshold of $50 via PayPal and if you are selective about the surveys you pick, you can earn up to $12 an hour, which is pretty decent for a part time income.
The drawback of iPoll is that they have a very slow loading website even if you are using lightning fast internet. Also, there is no referral program which can contribute to a large part of your online earnings if you refer multiple people to the website.
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Another survey panel website for our global readers that offers surveys to people in India, Indonesia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Finland, Portugal, Norway and many other countries.
Opinion World is not a name that you’d frequently come across while looking for sites that offer surveys for money. However, take a look around for the parent company ‘Survey Sampling International’ and you will be greeted by an A+ rating on the ‘Better Business Bureau’. For what its worth, it at least gives you the peace of mind that you are dealing with a legit organization as opposed to a fly-by-night firm.
Their user interface and their surveys are very similar to that offered by most leading online survey sites. You get a $5 sign up bonus and you can choose from surveys for money, watching paid advertisements, product testing jobs and referral programs.
There are a variety of surveys to choose from and the average payout for one completed survey can range from 10 to 100 reward points. You can redeem the reward points once it reaches 1000 points in exchange for gift cards (CVS, Restaurant cards, Amazon) or good old Benjamin via PayPal.
Opinion World also gives you the option to take shorter surveys, the proceeds from which will be donated to charity (Red Cross).
One Poll is one of the oldest online surveys for money sites on the internet. They are quite popular among the work from home population due to their extremely short surveys (called Mini Surveys) and reasonably good payouts. It is estimated that one survey on One Poll takes approximately 3 minutes to complete and it is not uncommon to find surveys that can pay you as much as $1.5.
Surveys are sent out each day on your email and there are a wide range of survey topics to choose from. Their celebrity surveys in particular are quite popular due to their easy answers.
Other than the surveys, One Poll also offers a sign up bonus of £2.50, allows you to refer friends and earn a small commission on their earnings and also automatically enrolls you for prize draws and sweepstakes that can net you up to £1000 a week.
The payment threshold is £40 pounds and they have a reputation of being extremely strict as you near your payment threshold because that’s when most people attempt to game the system. However, if you are doing nothing wrong, then you have nothing to worry about. One Poll is one of the best and legitimate companies that offer online surveys.
Like to express your views on current affairs and news related topics? You should definitely sign up for You Gov, which is one of the recent but very interesting companies that offer surveys for money. As we mentioned earlier, expect to receive surveys mainly on political topics and you will find that the results of the surveys are often published in mainstream media.
You Gov is also one of the few sites that offer online survey jobs that can give you from 500-1000 points upon completing each survey. The payment threshold is 30000 points which equals to $25. Considering the high payout, most people would be thrilled to join You Guv. The only drawback is that you don’t receive surveys every day. You can expect to receive a survey once every week or fortnight. So, don’t expect to hit the $25 threshold immediately.
You Gov also have a ‘refer-a-friend’ program and allow you to withdraw the earnings via a range of gift cards, PayPal and check.
I-say is run by Ipsos, which happens to be one of the largest marketing firms in the world. So, you will never have a dearth of surveys to answer here. Sign up with a few basic details about yourself and the system will start to send you surveys that are tailored to suit your demographics.
Unlike other survey websites which let you play games and watch videos to get paid cash, I-Say is a survey exclusive website. To earn money, you have to take surveys. Most of the surveys are short and can be completed in 10 minutes. However, you also have micro surveys which pay you more for shorter surveys.
I-Say allows you to withdraw your earnings via a whole range of options. From gift cards to game cards to PayPal, you can choose one that best suits your interests. You also have the option to donate to charity.
Last but not the least; we have Pinecone Research, which is an invite-only survey panel that can pay you as high as £3 for a single survey. That’s hands down, the highest payout for completing a 10-15 minute survey.
The best part is that you can instantly withdraw the earnings because Pinecone has a £3 withdrawal threshold.
The only problem is that they have very limited invites and as of now, they are not open for new registrations. This is what their website mentions.
‘We will be posting recruitment opportunities through banner ads on various unsolicited websites from time to time throughout the year’
So, that’s the only way to contact them and register to participate in their surveys. The best way to know when they open up for registrations is to sign up for our newsletter. We will keep an eye out for invites and will promptly send one on your way when available.
That’s it folks. These are the top 10 websites that offer surveys for money. We hope you enjoyed reading through the list and that it helps to add to your online income stream. Feel free to contact us if you need more information about online jobs and work from home opportunities.