The web is filled with thousands of guides on ways to make money with surveys.
And yes, while some are awesome, some are either outdated or really just push a few surveys, making it frustrating to find a good company.
If you’re unfamiliar with surveys, they will simply reward you with either cash or gift cards, most of the time, every time you answer questions on a survey. Yes, it is as simple as it sounds.
My goal today is to list EVERY reputable survey company I found online and list each company below in a simple way. Each company is 100% free and should only take a few seconds to sign up.
Now, keep in mind that most people rate survey companies poorly and it’s hard to find one that has the perfect five-star rating.
Why is that?
I feel that most people look at surveys the wrong way.
Some people want to make hundreds of dollars doing it, while others expect to be approved for every survey they click on.
As long as you go in knowing you’re not going to get rich and you won’t get approved every time you click a survey link, these companies really are not that bad.
In the end, try to join as many as possible to really increase your earning potential.
With all of that being said, I’m going to offer a small snippet, telling you a pinch about the company, the payment methods they offer, and how much you can expect to earn. I’ll make it as easy as possible to skim.
Hopefully, when you’re finished, you found a few that can earn you a few dollars every month.
83+ of the Best Paid Survey Websites
Founded in 2008, Swagbucks pays you in “SB” points, which can then be converted into gift cards or even Paypal cash. Probably one of the highest-rated companies on the Internet, Swagbucks will reward you for a variety of tasks, including surveys, which they continue to add daily.
Payment method: They use what’s known as Swagbucks (SB), with every 100 SB equivalent to $1. You can then cash out for either gift cards from popular retailers or Paypal cash.
Average survey value: Anywhere from 30 ($0.30) to 400+ ($4) SB.
Minimum payout: 300 SBs ($3), which can be converted to a variety of gift card options or Paypal, as mentioned above.Sign up for Swagbucks >>
Branded Surveys was rebranded in 2017 and is operated by the very reputable research company, MintVine. The company has been in business since 2012.
Payment method: Earn points for every task you complete. Every point is worth $0.01 each.
Average survey value: Surveys can range from 1 to as many 300+ points.
Minimum payout: You are required to reach 1,000 approved points ($10 value), in which you can then request either a PayPayl transfer or choose from a variety of gift cards.Sign up for Branded Surveys >>
With more than three million members, Survey Junkie wants you to become an influencer, where you can share your opinion to help brands deliver better products and services.
Payment method: Earn virtual points, with every 100 points worth $1.
Average survey value: Ranged anywhere from 20 to 250 points on my dashboard.
Minimum payout: To cash out, you need at least 1,000 points, a $10 value. You can then cash out via Paypal, Dwolla, direct deposit or you can choose from a variety of gift cards.Sign up for Survey Junkie >>
What’s your opinion? Those who sign up to take surveys at LifePoints earn rewards which can then be redeemed for gift cards, products, cash and more. To date, the company has paid out more than $32 million.
Payment method: The company rewards you points, with 100 points equal to $1.
Average survey value: On my dashboard, the average survey payout seemed to be in the $0.50 to $1.50 range, but they could vary, just like many of these websites. The survey lengths to vary, but on average, expect 10 points per five minutes of survey time.
Minimum payout: You will need at least 1,000 points ($10 value) in order to redeem your rewards. Points can be redeemed for a Paypal payment, gift cards, cash donation or even select products, such as jewelry, appliances and more.Sign up for LifePoints >>
Quick Thoughts is just that — offering your quick thoughts for a dollar or so. It’s one of the easiest ways to earn $1+ per survey and supplies you with a ton of survey opportunities throughout the week. It’s one I personally use and earns me $5 to $10 a day with ease. It’s a tough one to beat, the reason it’s so high on the list.
Payment method: Amazon or iTunes gift cards only
Average survey value: Surveys always seem to pay $1+, but you can see some as high as $6+. Plan on making $1+.
Minimum payout: Once you reach $10 in value, you can cash out immediately for either an Amazon or iTunes gift card code.Sign up for Quick Thoughts >>
Being around since 1996, MyPoints will invite you to surveys and reward you for giving your honest opinion. They also offer other ways to earn rewards, including watching videos, playing games, shopping, searching the web and so much more. You can then redeem your points for a variety of gift cards. Here’s a personal MyPoints review as to what I thought about the program.
Payment method: Earn “points” for every task you complete. The point value averages about $0.006 each. For example, a $3 Amazon gift card requires 480 points.
Average survey value: 60 to 400 points, but sweet spot seems to be around 100 points. You even get rewarded if you get disqualified from the survey.
Minimum payout: Need at least 480 points ($3) to redeem for a variety of gift card options.Sign up for MyPoints >>
Every time you participate in a survey, PointClub will reward you with points, which you can then redeem for gift cards or even cash via Paypal.
Payment method: PointClub will reward you with points every time you successfully complete a survey. 1,000 points will equal $1.
Average survey value: Members report the average survey being in the 100 to 2,500 point range, with rewards taking up to four weeks to credit to your account upon completion. Even if you’re screened out, PointClub will still reward you, usually around 12~ points or so. Additional bonuses and opportunities are available as well, such as connecting your social media account and/or filling out your profile in depth.
Minimum payout: You will need at least 25,000 ($25) points to cash out via Paypal or to redeem your points toward more than 75+ gift card options, including Target, Home Depot, Walmart and more.Sign up for PointClub >>
As a trusted leader in the industry, Pinecone Research is owned and operated by Nielsen, a prominent market research company. Once a member, Pinecone will email you opportunities, all of which takes a few minutes to qualify, and if you do, you can be rewarded a minimum of 300 points or what is $3 in value.
Payment method: Earn “points” for every survey you qualify for. Each point is worth one penny.
Average survey value: Pinecone pays you at least 300 points per survey, which seems to be the average, but some opportunities can be more. Plan an average of 300 points each, however.
Minimum payout: After your first survey, the company will automatically send you a physical check to your address to verify your identity. After, you can redeem your points in quantities of $3, $5 or $15 amounts for either gift cards from top retailers or cash out via a check or Paypal.Sign up for Pinecone Research >>
An online survey community with more than three million members, i-Say, powered by Ipsos, was founded in 1975 and is considered to be one of the leaders in the industry.
Payment method: i-Say will reward you points for every survey you complete. You will also receive points, up to 5 points generally, if you screen out as well, which is a perk to some since you will be rewarded regardless of your qualification. And on top of all of this, Ipsos will also reward bonus points on occasion as well. Every 100 points will equal $1.
Average survey value: Users report earning anywhere from 10 to 100+ points per successful survey, with up to 8 invitations a month, all depending on your demographic.
Minimum payout: Redemption starts at 500 i-Say points, and you can redeem for a ton of gift cards Paypal and Visa prepaid cards are available as a redemption option as well.Sign up for Ipsos I-Say >>
Opinion Outpost is an online survey community that allows you to take surveys online for money, points and rewards. The company has been around for more than a decade, and if you want to learn more, I actually wrote an in-depth review about them in the past.
Payment method: The company will reward you with points, in which you can then redeem for Paypal payments, gift cards or even donate if you wish. One point equals $0.10.
Average survey value: Survey values range anywhere from 5 to 50 points, with the average survey taking 10 to 15 minutes to complete.
Minimum payout: You will need 50 points, the equivalent of $5 to cash out.Sign up for Opinion Outpost >>
Established in 2004, Valued Opinions, operated by ResearchNow, is available in more than 20+ countries with over 3 million members.
Payment method: Valued Opinions will reward you with points, which can then be redeemed for a variety of prizes, including Visa gift cards, e-gift cards and so much more.
Average survey value: Most members report surveys ranging anywhere from $1 to $5, with the average survey taking 15 to 25 minutes to complete. The estimated time, however, will always be outlined before you even consider the survey.
Minimum payout: You will need at least $10 in rewards to redeem a reward. Electronic gift vouchers will usually take about 24 hours to process, whereas physical gift cards could take up to 30 days.Sign up for Valued Opinions >>
ClickPerks will reward you with money and prizes for things you’re already doing online, including “easy surveys.”
Payment method: Earn “points” for every survey and/or tasks you complete, which are referred to as “CP Points.” And once you earn enough, you can redeem them for cash, gift cards, electronics and so much more. Every 10 CP Points is worth $1.
Average survey value: Surveys seemed to range anywhere from 3 to as many as 90 CP Points, but don’t expect most surveys to worth more than 10 points.
Minimum payout: You can cash out for as little as 30 ($3) points from companies such as Amazon and eBay.Sign up for ClickPerks >>
E-Poll uses its platform to help customers voice their opinion in a fun and interactive way. With each survey, you can earn points, which are redeemable for gift cards, cash and prizes. To learn more about this platform, be sure to check out my review.
Payment method: Earn “points” for every survey and/or tasks you complete, and points increase in value as you let them accumulate. You’re able to cash out for gift cards, such as Amazon, but you can choose Paypal as well.
Average survey value: Seemed to vary between 400 to 1,200 points, but it would depend on the length and complexity.
Minimum payout: 3,750, which is equal to $3; however, as mentioned, as you let the points accumulate, they will increase in value, which means you may want to wait.. 18,750 points, for example, is worth $30 in rewards.Sign up for E-Poll >>
InboxPays will pay you up to $50 per offer, and aside from the occasional survey, the company will reward you to read emails and refer friends. You can read my full review here.
Payment method: Simply earn cash via PayPal.
Average survey value: About $0.50 to $2 for just the surveys. Other activities could pay up to $10, however.
Minimum payout: All payments are made in $50 increments, which is the current minimum cash out level.Sign up for InboxPays >>
Around since 2007, PrizeRebel has more than 8 million members, issuing more than $16 million in rewards. Signing up takes less than 10 seconds. I wrote about this company in the past, so be sure to check out my review if interested.
Payment method: Earn “points” for every survey and/or tasks you complete. Every point equals a penny.
Average survey value: 50 to 300+ points, but the average was about 100~ points.
Minimum payout: 500 points, in which you can then cash out for a variety of gift cards or via a Paypal deposit.Sign up for PrizeRebel >>
Highly reviewed online, PaidViewpoint is trying to revolutinize the industry by making quality market research accessible and affordable.
Payment method: PaidViewpoint simply pays you cash for every completed survey, in which you can then redeem for a Paypal cash out or via an e-gift card.
Average survey value: Every survey the company offers gets a fixed value of the sale price, and this pot of cash is essentially divided up between the members who successfully complete it. Surveys vary in length but last no more than 10 minutes as the company focuses on short, simple answers. “Trait surveys” tend to pay out $0.03 to $0.10 each, whereas full surveys, again, pay upon the value of the sale price.
Minimum payout: You will need at least $15 to start redeeming rewards.Sign up for PaidViewpoint >>
With over four million members, YouGov is one of the world’s leading research firms. Earn money for answering questions and surveys, all while expressing your opinion about interesting topics. If they like it, you could even find it in the news!
Payment method: YouGov rewards you in the forms of points, which can then be redeemed for a variety of gift cards. 1,400 points equate to about $1, but the company offers a nice sign-up bonus upon completing your first survey.
Average survey value: Most of the surveys you encounter will pay 300 to 500+ points, with the average survey taking anywhere from five to 15 minutes. Heavily focused in the political arena, plan on receiving 5 to 8 a week.
Minimum payout: At a minimum, YouGov asks that you have at least 35,000 points, a $15 value, to redeem for one of the hundreds of gift cards.Sign up for YouGov >>
With MindsPay, you can earn extra cash by evaluating products and service and get up to $50 for each completed survey. Plus earn up to $.50 for every email you read!
Payment method: Strictly earn cash for every task you earn, not points.
Average survey value: $0.20 to $7 on average, but in some rare circumstances, you could see surveys north of $50.
Minimum payout: All payments are sent in multiples of $50 directly to your Paypal account.Sign up for MindsPay >>
Payment method: SurveySavvy does not have a confusing points system. Instead, they simply reward you cash by check only.
Average survey value: Your survey amount will greatly depend on your demographic and how much of your profile you fill out. On average, most surveys are like other websites, ranging anywhere from $0.50 to $5+. Aside from surveys, SurveySavvy also offers a tool called SavvyConnect, which allows you to participate in market research while surfing the web. If you decide to download the software, the company will pay you up to $5 per device plus special access to the surveys.
Minimum payout: By far, SurveySavvy has the lowest payout threshold out of all at $1. Once you hit $1, you can request a paper check to be mailed to your home on file.Sign up for SurveySavvy >>
Tellwut members provide their feedback through the company’s survey tool and social media platform, earning rewards while doing so. To date, the company has more than 600,000+ members and is highly rated on some reputable survey review websites.
Payment method: Tellwut rewards you with points, which you can then cash out for multiple gift cards options, including Visa, Walmart, Amazon and many more. Every 400 points equal about $1.
Average survey value: Surveys greatly vary in value, ranging anywhere from 5 to as much as 2,000+ points, and how you earn these points will depend on your actions. Creating an approved public survey, for example, could net you 20 points, while answering a survey could net you up to 15 points.
Minimum payout: Redemptions start at 4,000 points ($10) and can be redeemed for a variety of gift cards, all of which you can view on the company’s reward store URL.Sign up for Tellwut >>
Univox will reward you with points every time you complete a survey, in which you can then cash out for a variety of prizes. To date, they have more than 3 million members and continue to grow to this day.
Payment method: Univox will reward you with points, with every 100 points equal to $1. You can then cash out for various rewards, including Paypal cash, a virtual Mastercard or an Amazon gift card. The company also offers a loyalty program once you accumulate enough points.
Average survey value: Surveys range anywhere from $0.50 to $5, with the average survey taking 10 to 25 minutes to complete. Univox will also reward you five points, even if you disqualify because of a drop out or the quota was met.
Minimum payout: You will need a minimum of 2,500 points ($25 in value) before you’re able to request a cash payout. You can opt for either a Paypal cash payout, Amazon gift card or virtual Mastercard.Sign up for Univox >>
Toluna is a worldwide community that’s owned by one of the biggest names in the influencing world, Toluna. With millions of members, Toluna works with some of the biggest brands.
Payment method: Toluna will reward you with points, in which you can then redeem for gift cards, Paypal payments, a check or even the chance to win prizes through its “Gifties” program. Every 3,000 points are worth one dollar.
Average survey value: Values greatly anywhere from as little as 15 to more than 50,000+ points. These point values will all depend on the complexity and the length of the survey.
Minimum payout: The absolute minimum is 30,000 points (a $10 value) if you want to redeem your points for a number of gift cards. Some choices included Amazon, Starbucks and Walmart, to name a few. Paypal payments, however, start at 90,000 points ($30), while a check starts at 75,000 points ($25 value).Sign up for Toluna Influencers >>
Founded in 2011, OneOpinion invites you to submit your membership application to start influencing the decisions of many brands around the world. I wrote about them more in depth and encourage you to read it if interested in joining.
Payment method: Earn “points” for every survey you complete, which can then be exchanged for gift cards or a Paypal cash payout. Every point equals $0.001 in value.
Average survey value: Greatly varies depending on your demographic, but my dashboard had points anywhere from 50 to as much as 8,000+ points. If you disqualify, OneOpinion will reward you 50 points for your first five disqualifications for the day.
Minimum payout: 25,000 points, a $25 value.Sign up for OneOpinion >>
Springboard America claims to be one of the leading online market research communities in the United States, offering survey opportunities every day.
Payment method: You will earn what’s known as “Survey Dollars” for every survey you complete, with each point worth one penny.
Average survey value: On my profile, the average survey ranged anywhere from 50 to 500 points ($0.50 to $5 value). The average survey can take 10 to 20 minutes to complete.
Minimum payout: Once you accumulate 5,000 points ($50 value), you can request a reward, which ranges anywhere from a prepaid cash card or a variety of name-brand gift cards.Sign up for Springboard America >>
One of the oldest survey-type companies on the list (founded in 1966), VIP Voice focuses exclusively on surveys, allowing you to earn points and even enter sweepstakes and auctions.
Payment method: Points, which you can then enter sweepstakes or bid on actions. You CANNOT cash out.
Average survey value: 25 to 200 points, but the more surveys you complete, the higher you will move up in levels, earning you even more points. Even if you don’t complete a survey, you can still earn what’s known as VIP Participation Points.
Minimum payout: There is no minimum payout since you can only bid on auctions or enter sweepstakes.Sign up for VIP Voice >>
Become a member with Harris Poll and start earning rewards from your favorite brands. As one of the oldest polls in the world, voice your opinion to not only earn rewards but even see your opinion in a local media outlet.
Payment method: Members earn what’s known as “HIpoints,” which can then be redeemed for multiple gift cards. Each HIpoint is valued at $0.008~.
Average survey value: About 100 points per survey, with average surveys taking anywhere from 5 to 25 minutes to complete, with an average of 5+ invites per month. This will depend on your profile, though. Even if you disqualify from a survey, the company will still reward you points, usually no more than 15. Plus, after each survey, you may also be entered into a sweepstake to win even more.
Minimum payout: You will need to earn 1,250 points ($10 value) in order to request an e-gift voucher.Sign up for VIP Voice >>
Viewpoint Forum, a community of survey takers, allows you to share your opinions on current as well as new products, all while being paid. It’s free to join, but new users must be referred by an existing member to be approved or receive a special invitation from the company.
Payment method: The company will reward you with what’s known as “Forum Points,” which you can then cash out for a variety of gift card options. Every 38 Forum Points equal about $1.
Average survey value: Surveys greatly vary, but from member reports, most average 125 to 250 Forum Points, with the average member receiving about two a month on average.
Minimum payout: You need to accumulate 750 Forum Points ($20 value) in order to redeem for a variety of gift card options.Sign up for Viewpoint Forum >>
American Consumer Opinion
Also known as ACOP, the American Consumer Opinion Panel has awarded more than $30 million in rewards to more than 7 million members.
Payment method: Every time you complete a survey, ACOP will reward you with points, in which you can then cash out either Paypal or Hyperwaller, which is a user-friendly platform that operates in 170+ countries. Members can also redeem their points for sweepstakes entries or even donate to a charity. Each point is worth one penny.
Average survey value: Surveys can greatly range anywhere from as little as 100 to as many as 5,000+ points. The short screen surveys are also worth up to 50 points or a monthly draw raffle ticket in some cases.
Minimum payout: You will need at least 1,000 ($10) points to cash out. Allow up to 12 weeks if using the Hyperwallet option.Sign up for American Consumer Opinion >>
Engage In Depth
Engage In Depth is currently looking for qualified individuals to help participate in their unique studies, both in person or online.
Payment method: The company uses a cash method and since the surveys are typically between $50 to $250, checks are issued a few days after you complete your study.
Average survey value: Members have reported seeing surveys ranging anywhere from $50 to more than $250. Generally, the more questions you need to answer and the more details you need to provide, the higher the value will be. Be sure to fill out the demographic profile to increase your chances at landing a high-paying survey.
Minimum payout: There is no minimum payout since the company will cut you a check after the survey completes.Sign up for Engage In Depth >>
As a subsidiary of comScore, a popular market research firm, OpinionSquare helps companies understand patterns and trends. To date, the company has over 2 million members.
Payment method: Every time you complete a survey, OpinionSquare will reward you with tokens, which can then be used to play games to start collecting points. These points, in turn, can then be redeemed for a variety of prizes, including gift cards, electronics, appliances and much more. The website alone offers more than 20,000 items! Do note, however, that some surveys may offer a cash incentive. In this case, you would receive a check within six weeks. Points are valued at about $0.004 each.
Average survey value: Values greatly vary depending upon your demographic, but most reported receiving 2 to 6 surveys per month, with each varying in price. They pay close attention to your demographic, so your results will vary.
Minimum payout: You need a minimum of 2,500 points (about $10~ value) before you can start collecting rewards.Sign up for OpinionSquare >>
Product Report Card
Complete your free registration, and within minutes, you will start receiving survey invitations via email within 24 hours. Fill out all of the company’s profile and you can even become a product reviewer, earning you even more cash.
Payment method: Works solely on a cash system.
Average survey value: Depending on your profile, the survey selection seemed to range in the $0.25 to $5 range.
Minimum payout: $25 threshold, which can then be redeemed via a check, direct deposit or from a selection of name-brand gift cards.Sign up for Product Report Card >>
Founded in 1991, HCD Surveys is seeking individauls who want to share tehir opionin on products and services.
Payment method: HCD Surveys uses a points system, with every 100 points worth $1. These points can then be redeemed for a physical check.
Average survey value: Surveys range anywhere from $1 to $5, with each survey taking anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes to complete. As a note, do pay close attention to the value before starting the survey as some DO NOT pay. Members are also rewarded if the quota is full as well.
Minimum payout: Members need at least 1,000 points ($10) in their account before request a check payout. Checks take up to eight weeks to arrive.Sign up for HCD Surveys >>
While iPanelonline is based in China, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider it as the company does offer opportunities for USA residents. Founded in 2004, iPanelOnline has quickly become one of the largest panel companies in all of Asia, boasting more than 6 million members!
Payment method: iPanelonline rewards you in “points,” which can then be redeemed for gift cards, game credits, e-vouchers or even cash via Paypal. Every 100 points are worth $1.
Average survey value: The company offers a wide variety of survey options, ranging from quick surveys, which take less than a few minutes to your typical online surveys. The company also offers mobile surveys and telephone surveys for doctors. Panel members report surveys taking 5 to 25 minutes to complete, with the average reward in the 60 to 300+ point range.
Minimum payout: You will need at least 500 points in order to redeem your reward and payment will be sent within the week as long as you qualify.Sign up for iPanelOnline >>
The Panel Station offers market research-based surveys for its community, helping organizations across the world improve their products and services.
Payment method: The Panel Station rewards you with “points,” which can then be redeemed for gift cards or even cash via Paypal. In USD, 3,000 points equal about $5.
Average survey value: Every survey earns you anywhere from 100 to more than 5,000 points, according to the website. This will greatly depend on the complexity and the length of the survey as with most of these survey-based websites.
Minimum payout: You will need a minimum of 3,000 points ($5~ value) to start redeeming your rewards. Reward options include popular choices such as Paypal, Amazon.com gift cards and more.Sign up for the Panel Station >>
Founded in 2008 and formerly known as Survey Head, iPoll offers a fun way to share your thoughts on the things you’re already doing. Check out a detailed review here.
Payment method: iPoll rewards you in a cash format. Earn specifically what is stated next to the task.
Average survey value: Surveys seem to range anywhere from $0.50 to $3.50+, all depending on how long and complex the survey is. Remember to fill out your demographic profile in detail to receive more opportunities. Aside from surveys, iPoll allows you to complete interactive mini-missions which also provide rewards. These missions, however, require you to leave your home since you often need to visit particular retailers.
Minimum payout: You will need at least $50 before you can cash out. You can either use Paypal or choose from a variety of gift card options, including Amazon.Sign up for iPoll >>
Google Opinion Rewards
Google Opinion Rewards, yes, officially ran by Google, will reward you for taking very short surveys when you download the official app. Unlike most of these websites, where you can work on your desktop, this one works differently as you can only access the surveys from your phone. Based on your previous locations where you traveled, Google may send you a survey in relation to that particular location.
Payment method: Google only rewards you in Google Play credits in dollar form, which you can then redeem for any Google Play store item, such as games, books, movies and more.
Average survey value: Even if you don’t qualify, Google will always reward you, often as much as $0.10, but if you qualify, most surveys pay up to $1. On average, most surveys only take less than two minutes to complete and the amount you get will greatly depend on where you travel with your phone. For example, if you recently stayed at a hotel, Google may ask your opinion about your stay.
Minimum payout: As it’s in the form of a Google Play credit, you can use it just like a gift card, simply meaning there’s no minimum payout restriction. When you’re ready to redeem, just click on “spend your play credit” inside of the app to use.Sign up for Google Opinion Rewards >>
Conducting research since 1986, the 20/20 Panel conducts surveys and even offers focus group opportunities from time time. Aside from surveys, the company will reward you to take part in chats, online discussions and web meetings
Payment method: The 20/20 Panel uses a points-based system, with every 100 points worth $1. These points can then be used to cash out via Paypal or via gift cards, including prepaid debit/credit cards.
Average survey value: Most of the surveys are short and sweet, but focus groups and online discussions can take more than two hours to complete. If you solely perform surveys, the average payout is less than a few hundred points on average.
Minimum payout: The 20/20 Panel asks you to reach 500 points before cashing out for your reward. It can take up to 10 days to receive your reward.Sign up for 20/20 Panel >>
ZoomBucks rewards you to complete surveys, complete offers and/or watch TV.
Payment method: Choose between PayPal or a variety of gift cards, all of which you can see here.
Average survey value: Most of the surveys range from 100 to 1,000+ points. Every 1,000 points is worth $1.
Minimum payout: You will need at least 3,000 points before you can withdraw your earnings, a $3 value. Payments are sent within 48 hours.Sign up for ZoomBucks >>
Consumer Opinion Institute
Operated by Kantar-TNS, one of the world’s custom largest custom market research company, the Consumer Opinion Institute offers cash and prizes in exchange for your input on various surveys. Out of all survey companies on this list, the Consumer Opinion Institute works a little differently as they will also send you surveys in the mail as well.
Payment method: The company pays either cash or check.
Average survey value: Members suggest preparing for $1 to $5+ surveys, all depending upon the complexity and the length. Expect anywhere from 1 to 2 surveys a month via the mail and the occasional online survey opportunity.
Minimum payout: If the survey is sent via the mail, the company will usually send the payment along with it, often ranging from $1 to $5 as noted.Sign up for Consumer Opinion Institute >>
CVS Advisor Panel
If you like shopping at CVS, then you may want to consider joining the official CVS Advisor Panel. Consisting of a group of CVS customers, CVS will reward you whenever you share your opinions and feedback via the panel. All of these opinions you share can then help CVS product and services.
Payment method: The CVS Advisor Panel will reward you with “ExtraBucks,” which can then be printed and downloaded after you complete a survey and will also be tied to your CVS card. Do keep in mind that you will need an active CVS card so the company can link the ExtraBucks to your card. In most cases, you should be able to print out your coupon after you complete the survey.
Average survey value: Members report the average survey ranging from $5 to $15, with the average survey taking up to 15 minutes to complete.
Minimum payout: There is NO minimum as CVS will reward you after every survey. As mentioned, you will be able to print your reward after completing the survey most of the time.Sign up for CVS Advisor Panel >>
NiceQuest is by invite only, generally sending up to three surveys per month. To date, their survey panel has more than three million members.
Payment method: Every survey you complete, NiceQuest will pay you with “Shells,” the company’s form of currency. You can then redeem these “Shells” for a variety of rewards, including hundreds of items or even e-gift cards from retailers, such as Old Navy and Macy’s. Every 13 shells equal about $1.
Average survey value: Survey values greatly vary, with members reporting receiving no more than three a month. And even if you’re disqualified, the company will still reward you with a few shells.
Minimum payout: You will need a minimum of $10 in Shells, about 130, to at least redeem a gift card reward.Sign up for NiceQuest >>
Noted as one of the leading market research panels, you can share your opinion with popular brands for various rewards. This panel is via invitation only.
Payment method: The company rewards you with “e-Rewards currency,” in which you can then redeem for a variety of prizes, including magazine subscriptions, airline/hotel points, and/or select gift cards.
Average survey value: E-Rewards surveys greatly vary depending on your demographic profile, with surveys ranging anywhere from $0.50 to $5+. E-Rewards will even reward you if you don’t qualify for the survey.
Minimum payout: Depending on the reward you want, redemptions can start at $10. Choose from more than 30+ retailers or as mentioned, you can redeem your rewards for points and/or a magazine subscription.Sign up for E-Rewards >>
Founded in 2014, this crowdsourcing platform works with multiple universities, charities and startups, helping them learn about what the general public feels about a variety of topics.
Payment method: Prolific pays cash for your efforts, not points, and promises you will never get kicked out of a survey.
Average survey value: Survey values greatly depend on the length and complexity, with payouts starting at $1+. This amount will be defined before you even begin, just like most of these survey websites.
Minimum payout: Once you accumulated at least £5.00, you can request a payout via Paypal.Sign up for Prolific >>
Surveytime will instantly reward you for completing surveys at $1 a piece. After you finish, they pay you directly via PayPal.
Payment method: PayPal only, instantly paid upon successful completion.
Average survey value: Every survey you take is worth $1.
Minimum payout: You’re paid immediately after completing a survey via PayPal.Sign up for Surveytime>>
Operating since the early 2000s, BuzzBack influences hundreds of brands worldwide with its research panel. Aside from surveys, BuzzBack also offers additional opportunities, such as testing a product at home and sharing your opinion for rewards.
Payment method: There is no point system as the company simply adds cash to your balance. Once you hit the minimum threshold, you can then request a cashout.
Average survey value: Panel members state that the average survey will reward you about $5, with surveys taking up to 20 minutes to complete. The longer the survey, the more you can expect in rewards.
Minimum payout: You will need at least $15 in rewards before you can request a payout. Redemption can take up to four weeks to complete.Sign up for BuzzBack >>
Originating in 1997, OpinionSite offers market research opportunities for both the average consumer and medical professionals as well. To date, the company has collected millions of opinions, helping companies make important decisions.
Payment method: The company rewards you with points, with every 1,400 points worth $1. These points can then be exchanged for either a gift card from a top retailer or as a check that is mailed to your home.
Average survey value: Surveys seem to range anywhere from $0.50 to $3 in value. Even if you disqualify, the company is said to reward you with a minimum of 50 points.
Minimum payout: You will need at least 14,000 points ($10) to either request a physical check or gift card.Sign up for OpinionSite >>
National Consumer Panel
An established company backed by two major research companies, Nielson and Iri, the National Consumer Panel (NCP) has been representing millions since 1987. Formerly known as Nielsen Homescan, the company helps manufacturers and retailers make informed decisions based on panel member’s opinions and shopping data.
Payment method: The company rewards you in points, in which you can then redeem for cash. Every 7,200 gift points equal about $10~.
Average survey value: While the company rewards you primarily for scanning your weekly purchases, they do send you surveys occasionally, usually based on your shopping habits. On average, these surveys are often in the 150~ point range. NCP does offer bonuses on your birthday and certain anniversaries as long as you remain active.
Minimum payout: You will need 8,000 points, at a minimum, to start redeeming your points for rewards. Rewards include Visa gift cards, retailer gift cards or merchandise via the NCP gift catalog.Sign up for National Consumer Panel >>
Clear Voice Surveys
Operating since 2006, Clear Voice focuses on surveys that help thousands of companies learn more about their product. Engaging and fun, Clear Voice will reward you for completing surveys and even give you the chance at winning more than $1,000 via the company’s official sweepstakes.
Payment method: The company does not use a points system; rather they just post a cash balance on your dashboard. Once you meet the minimum threshold, you can then request either a “Dining Dough” voucher, which can be used at multiple restaurants, an Amazon gift card or a prepaid debit Mastercard via Payoneer.
Average survey value: Panelists report that the average survey ranges anywhere from $0.50 to more than $5+, but the company is said to reward you with $0.10 if you don’t qualify for a survey sent to you. The average survey takes up to 25 minutes to complete.
Minimum payout: You will need at least $10 in rewards to cash out via one of the reward methods mentioned prior. Rewards take up to a week to process.Sign up for Clear Voice Surveys >>
SurveySpot was founded in 2000 by Survey Sampling International, a well-known research company. SurveySpot offers four opportunities to earn rewards, including taking surveys for cash rewards.
Payment method: SurveySpot rewards you in points, with each point worth $0.01.
Average survey value: Most of the surveys reported by members tend to be in the 50 to 250 points range. Like all of these surveys, it will greatly depend on the complexity and the length.
Minimum payout: Members need a minimum of $5 in points (500) to redeem or $10 (1,000 points) for a PayPal request. Aside from PayPal, additional options include Amazon.com gift cards, iTunes and more.Sign up for SurveySpot >>
Aside from offering surveys, Datatelligence Online will send you products to test at home and even invite you to focus groups, where you can offer your feedback in exchange for rewards. Registration is 100% free and only takes a few minutes to sign up.
Payment method: After every survey/project you complete, the company will reward you with “Datapoints”, with every 100 Datapoints worth $1. These points can then be exchanged for a unique gift code.
Average survey value: Most members report receiving up to three surveys a month, with each survey taking about 20~ minutes to complete. The value is greatly dependent upon the length and complexity of the survey.
Minimum payout: At a minimum, you will need at least 1,000 Datapoints ($10) in order to redeem a gift code.Sign up for Datatelligence Online >>
Shape the future of products as an OpinionPLUS member. Working with hundreds of well-known brands, OpinionPLUS will reward you in Paypal cash for your time and efforts.
Payment method: OpinionPLUS uses a points system, with every 100 points equivalent to $1. Once the threshold is met, you can then cash out via Paypal.
Average survey value: The average survey can take up to 15 minutes to complete, with members reporting up to three invites a week. This will greatly depend on your demographic but plan on making $1 to $5+ per survey.
Minimum payout: The company will automatically send you cash via your Paypal account once you reach 1,000 points. You do not have to request a payout with OpinionPLUS as it’s all automated.Sign up for OpinionPLUS >>
Legerweb is said to Canada’s largest online community, with close to 500+ survey opportunities in a year. Founded in 2004, the website focuses primarily on Canadian users; however, it doesn’t mean United States residents can’t take advantage.
Payment method: The company rewards you with what’s known as “Leger Dollars” every time you complete a survey. These “Leger Dollars” can then be redeemed for cash, air miles or even a donation to a charity if you choose.
Average survey value: Most surveys are typically around $1 to $3+, but since they often take less than 10 minutes for most to complete, many find it easy to build their account balance. Online, users report receiving anywhere from one to three surveys a month.
Minimum payout: At a minimum, you need to earn at least $20 to request a cash out via a physical check. As mentioned, you can also choose air miles or even a donation to a charity if you wish as well.Sign up for Legerweb >>
As a member of YourVoice, members are given the opportunity to share their opinion on various products and services.
Payment method: YourVoice will use a cash-based system. They do not use a points system.
Average survey value: Surveys range anywhere from $1 to more than $10, depending on the length and the complexity. Plan on spending up to 25 minutes on each survey you successfully complete.
Minimum payout: At a minimum, you will need at least $10, in which you can then redeem for various rewards through the company’s “YourVoice’s WebShop.” Here, you can choose from a range of popular gift card options.Sign up for YourVoice >>
Formerly known as Quest Mindshare, Panel Champ features short surveys which reward you with cash sent directly to your Paypal account. Topics range from finance to lifestyle, health and so much more.
Payment method: There is no points system as Panel Champ strictly uses a cash balance system. Payout options include Paypal, Tango cards, Amazon gift cards, prepaid credit cards or a check.
Average survey value: The company advertises that you can make up to $90 per survey, but most will be in the $0.25 to $5 range. Look for the music surveys as these pay the most.
Minimum payout: The company asks that you wait until your balance reaches $12.50 before you request a payout, but it is said you can cash out for an Amazon card at $10.Sign up for Panel Champ >>
Founded in 1995, Esearch could be one of the oldest survey panels on this list. To date, the company has more than one million panelists and offers a wide variety of survey topics.
Payment method: The company only pays via Paypal. There is no points system.
Average survey value: Members report the average survey value being in the $1 to $5 range, with some incentives offered on occasion. Plan on spending 10 to 15 minutes per survey if you do qualify.
Minimum payout: At Esearch, you will get paid after each successful survey. There are no minimums.Sign up for Esearch >>
Crowdology offers surveys on everyday topics, ranging from current issues to well-known products.
Payment method: The company simple offers cash for every survey you complete successfully. They can pay via Paypal or Amazon Payments.
Average survey value: Survey values range anywhere from as little as $0.50 to more than $8, with the average survey taking up to 20 minutes to complete.
Minimum payout: You will need a minimum of $8 before you can request a payout.Sign up for Crowdology >>
Created in 1999, KnowledgePanel helps perform research for large TV networks, colleges, and news organizations, to name a few, helping them track the current trends in entertainment, politics and the economy, etc. To participate, however, you will need a code to join.
Payment method: KnowledgePanel will award you with points, with every 1,000 points equal to $1.
Average survey value: Most surveys tend to be short, offering a range of topics and last no more than 15 minutes. Plan on receiving about 1,000 points for every survey you complete.
Minimum payout: KnowledgePanel asks that you save up 25,000 points to request a check. You can also enter sweepstakes with your points if you choose as well.Sign up for KnowledgePanel >>
Founded in 1977 and as part of Research Now SSI, OpinionWorld offers a variety of survey topics, rewarding you in completing them.
Payment method: OpinionWorld uses a points-based system, with every 100 points equal to $1. These points can then be redeemed for a variety of prizes, including Amazon.com gift cards, Paypal cash, restaurant gift cards and so much more.
Average survey value: Most surveys seemed to be at least 10 to 15 minutes in length, with members reporting receiving an invite about once a week. Bonus pay is also available, which will reward you when you complete a certain number of surveys. For example, if you complete 50 surveys, they will reward you 100 points, etc.
Minimum payout: You will need at least $50 in order to redeem your rewards unless there’s a lower value option available at the time of your redemption.Sign up for OpinionWorld >>
Operated by McMillion Research, one of the nation’s largest marketing association, the Mindfield Online panel is looking for various demographics to help participate in online surveys and even in-person focus groups.
Payment method: The company strictly pays cash; there is no points system.
Average survey value: Online surveys can range anywhere from $1 to $10, with the average survey taking up to 15 minutes to complete. In-person focus groups, on the other hand, could pay much more — as much as $100 for participation.
Minimum payout: Once you earn $5 in rewards, you can request a payout. Reward options include Paypal, Amazon gift cards and other various name-brand retailer gift cards. It can take up to 10 days to process.Sign up for Mindfield Online >>
Established in 2007, Consumer Village is a unique forum which allows you to share your opinion with thousands of companies across the world. Aside from the atypical surveys, the company also offers focus group opportunities and the option to even create your own polls.
Payment method: For surveys, the company rewards members with tokens, which can then be redeemed for an Amazon gift voucher. Every token is worth one penny.
Average survey value: The survey value and the number of surveys you receive will depend on how much of your profile you fill out. Survey values tend to be in the 100 to 300+ ($1 to $3) point range.
Minimum payout: At a minimum, you will need at least 500 ($5) tokens to redeem an Amazon gift card. However, if you take part in a focus group, then the company will pay you with a check instead.Sign up for Consumer Village >>
PanelPolls focuses primarily on families, offering fun surveys for moms, dads and kids. The company offers a wide variety of ways to earn rewards, including checking out new TV shows, partaking in online community projects and even beta testing mobile apps. And if you qualify, you may qualify for an in-person focus group.
Payment method: PanelPolls rewards you with points, with every 1,000 points worth $1.
Average survey value: Like most of these survey websites, the average survey value seemed to be in the $1 to $5+ range, with additional jobs, such as beta testing and participating in a focus group, paying even more.
Minimum payout: You will need at least 20,000 points ($20 value) to redeem your reward, which is a check mailed to your home.Sign up for PanelPolls >>
MySoapBox is an online community offering members the chance to voice their opinion via studies and activities.
Payment method: MySoapBox rewards members with points, with 1,000 points equal to $1. As with most of these companies, you will be notified of the value before you begin.
Average survey value: Members report the average survey ranging anywhere from 750 ($0.75) to 2,000 ($2) points.
Minimum payout: You will need to accumulate at least 25,000 points ($25) before you’re able to redeem your reward. Reward options include various gift card options, including Walmart, Target, iTunes, Amazon and so many more.Sign up for MySoapBox >>
Based in Germany, MOBROG helps multiple companies, both big and small, with their market research.
Payment method: MOBROG pays via Paypal or Skrill and uses no points system. They simply let you know how much they owe you via your dashboard.
Average survey value: The number of surveys you receive greatly depends on the country you live in. Members report surveys ranging anywhere from $0.50 to $3+ in value, with topics ranging from science to market research.
Minimum payout: Members must accumulate at least $6.25 before being able to cash out.Sign up for MOBROG >>
In the last year alone, Bizrate Rewards received more than 27 million completed consumer panels. Today, this exclusive panel is looking for new members who want to share their opinion for rewards.
Payment method: For every survey you complete, Bizrate Rewards will reward you in “points,” which can then be redeemed for an e-gift card. The company has more than 100+ gift card options, including Sephora, Nike, Amazon and so many more. Every 1,000 points are equal to $1.
Average survey value: Survey values can greatly vary anywhere from as little as 50 to more than 1,500+ points. This value will depend on the length and complexity of the survey. Most members report receiving up to two surveys per week.
Minimum payout: You will need a minimum of 5,000 ($5) points to cash out for an e-gift card.Sign up for Bizrate Rewards >>
Directive Analytics Panel
The Direct Analytics Panel collects data on multiple topics, ranging from finance to tech, sports and so much more. Share your opinions about future products or even offer your views on current ones. Aside from surveys, the panel offers other ways to earn, such as taking part of focus groups and via private interviews.
Payment method: The company will reward you with “DirectPoints,” with each point equivalent to a dollar. These points are then redeemable for cash at any time.
Average survey value: The average survey value will depend on the length and the complexity of the survey, with the average survey averaging 100 to 300 ($1 to $3+) points.
Minimum payout: There is NO minimum. You can request a check at any time.Sign up for Directive Analytics Panel >>
Operated by C+R Research, ParentSpeak, as the name implies, is catered towards parents who have children 18 years or younger. Become a member and share your thoughts on various topics.
Payment method: All survey/projects are credited with cash only, making it self-explanatory. No points system.
Average survey value: Surveys range anywhere from $1 to $10 and will greatly depend on the length. Short surveys seem to be in the $1 range, whereas a more complex survey could net you as much as $10. Survey invites will come in the mail, with members reporting at least one survey and/or project per month.
Minimum payout: You will need at least $10 at a minimum to cash out. At this time, the company only issues checks to the mailing address on file.Sign up for ParentSpeak >>
Darwin’s Data is unique in that it only deals with legal disputes, meaning you could have a say on complicated law cases!
Payment method: The company pays in Tango cards after you successfully complete a survey. And if you’re unfamiliar with Tango cards, they can be used at multiple retailers, including Amazon, Starbucks and Home Depot, to name a few.
Average survey value: Surveys are rather lengthy and can take up to an hour to complete. Almost all surveys will work in the same way, in which you will watch a video first, followed by answering questions in relation to the video to gather your thoughts. Members report receiving $25 per survey.
Minimum payout: There is NO minimum payout as the company will send you a Tango gift card right after you complete the survey.Sign up for Darwin's Data >>
Opinion Miles Club
The Opinion Miles Club is only available to MileagePlus members, a program ran by the popular airline, United Airlines. In exchange for taking surveys, United Airlines will reward members with MileagePlus miles that are directly deposited into the customer’s account.
Payment method: The company will only reward you with MileagePlus Miles that are credited to your United account upon completion.
Average survey value: Surveys tend to be in the 50 to 100 award mile range, with the number of surveys you receive greatly dependent upon your demographic.
Minimum payout: There are no minimums as United will post the points to your account after successfully completing the survey. It can take up to eight weeks for your points to post to your account.Sign up for Opinion Miles Club >>
Claiming to be the “best survey website around,” Forthright needs your insight and will reward you in doing so.
Payment method: Forthright will reward you in multiple ways, including Paypal cash, Bitcoin, Amazon gift cards, Tango cards as well as bank payments.
Average survey value: After you join the company, Forthright will send out an e-mail invitation telling you the survey topic as well as the value. Surveys tend to range from $0.50 to $5+. As always, the complexity and the length will greatly determine the value. The company also allows you to earn loyalty rewards as you complete surveys, even if you disqualify.
Minimum payout: There is NO minimum, simply meaning you get paid after completing a survey. In fact, there’s no need to log in to request your rewards as the company will automatically do it for you after every successful survey.Sign up for Forthright >>
Aimed at children ages 6 to 12, KidzEyes obtains opinions from children after a parent signs them up for the website. Topics range from games to technology, school, TV and more.
Payment method: Members receive “KidzPoints,” with every 100 points equivalent to $1.
Average survey value: Surveys can range from a short answer survey to something more complex. On average, members report seeing surveys ranging anywhere from as little as $1 to more than $15+. Expect about 1 to 3 surveys a month, depending on the demographic profile. Also, once a month, the company will enter your child into a sweepstake when they take the SuperPoll survey, so be sure be on the lookout for this opportunity.
Minimum payout: 1,000 KidzPoints, a $10 value, is required to request a check, the only option available.Sign up for KidzEyes >>
An online survey panel with more than 11 million members, Testspin has been in the business of performing high quality research studies for more than 20 years.
Payment method: The company will reward you with what’s known as an “it coin.” Every coin is worth one penny and you can redeem your coins for gift cards, a Paypal transfer or products.
Average survey value: Invitations are often sent out via e-mail, with members reporting an average of $1 to as much as $10+ per survey payout if you qualify. This would all depend on the complexity, topic and the length of the survey. In some cases, Testspin also offers the opportunity to join focus groups, which pay up to $30 for your participation.
Minimum payout: You will need a minimum of 10,000 itcoins ($10 value) in order to redeem a reward.Sign up for Testspin >>
Earn the Most From Survey Sites Tips
Organize Your Email
If you never signed up with a survey-like website before, I wanted to point out that you will be BOMBARDED with a ton of emails, with some sending you multiple emails in a day.
Personally, I set up a separate email address for survey websites only, and I highly recommend you do the same to separate the promotional e-mails from your personal stuff.
Creating a new email is free and can be done on Gmail or Yahoo in a matter of minutes.
I can’t iterate this enough — NEVER pay to join a survey website.
As you can see from the massive list mentioned above, I included TONS of survey websites that are 100% free to join and are willing to start paying you for your opinion.
And if you EVER see a company asking for your credit card in exchange for a list of survey websites, run!
Just like a job, you should never pay to get employed.
In the end, never give out any credit card or banking information. It’s just going to bite you in the butt.
Sound Too Good?
Unfortunately, it’s going to be tough to make more than $10+ an hour.
In fact, don’t play on making a full-time living doing this. Just expect to earn enough to have a small shopping spree here and there.
If you do come across a survey website promising you the moon, then it’s safe to say it’s probably a fake.
Use a Roboform
A lot of these websites are pretty repetitive in what they ask, and to save yourself the time from typing the same thing over and over again, I highly recommend a Roboform.
This software can fill out form fields automatically and even securely remember your passwords if you so choose.
If you plan on signing up for a variety of these websites, then again, I recommend you take the time to download the software to save you a ton of time.
I’m going to continue to add more survey companies as I find more, but for now, I think these 80 should be more than enough to get you started. If you just want surveys you can do on your phone, then I do recommend you check out my 25+ favorite survey apps.
As I already mentioned, try to join as many of these as possible to really increase your chances at earning.
It also gives you the opportunity to find out which one works for you since your demographic generally determines how many surveys you will get. What works for you may not work for me.
If you know of any or simply want to voice your opinion about one of the companies above, do let me know as I would love to hear about them!
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