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43+ Surveys That Pay Money via PayPal

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I wrote about more than 80+ legitimate survey companies in the past, but the problem with this list is that these companies pay out in a variety of ways.

Some pay via gift cards only, whereas some may pay by a physical check.

What if you only wanted cash and you wanted it via PayPal fast?

In today’s post, I wanted to talk about the many legitimate survey websites that offer a PayPal option.  So, if you’re looking for a way to make a few dollars on the side and see money in your PayPal account as little as a few days, then this post is for you.

Survey Websites That Pay via PayPal

#1 Swagbucks

Let’s start with one of my all-time favorites, one that I use almost every single day — Swagbucks.

I make most of my money via the surveys, sometimes up to $5+ a day, but you can make money in many other ways, including playing games, surfing the web, completing offers and much more. You could make much more if you use it more than I normally do.

Consider Swagbucks as the Amazon of the industry.  They are a heavy hitter, paying out more than $300 million to its members.  Highly credible and highly recommended by me.



#2 LifePoints

LifePoints is simply a community of like-minded people who want to share their thoughts and opinions on products you commonly see on the store shelves.

And, as a LifePoints member, you will be asked to complete surveys in relation to your daily shopping habits and even complete mini polls on your thoughts.  You may also be lucky enough to test new products as well.

LifePoints does pay out via PayPal, but they offer a variety of other rewards as well, including multiple gift card options.

#3 Vindale Research

Vindale Research is yet another favorite of mine as I have found them to offer some of the most highest paying survey opportunities.

The website is extremely easy to use and is a must try if you’re only looking to complete surveys and that’s about it.

Vindale only offers a cash-based system, no points, making it simple to know how much you have earned to date.

#4 Survey Junkie

Don’t let this name fool you as this website isn’t “junk” at all.

As one of the most simplistic survey websites I have ever tried, it’s as easy as logging in and seeing which surveys are available for you to complete.  Granted, you won’t be able to qualify for all of them, but I have found that I’m able to complete about 30%~ of those I try.

Survey Junkie does pay out via PayPal, but like many of the options I already recommend, they do offer additional rewards as well.

Be sure to check out my Survey Junkie review to learn more about this awesome survey company in depth.

#5 Opinion Outpost

Opinion Outpost is yet another survey/research company that connects corporations with customers such as yourself.

Like most of these survey websites, your job is to answer survey questions as honestly as possible, and as long as you qualify, you will get rewarded for your time in the form of points.

Opinion Outpost has a pretty low payment threshold, only requiring $10 to cash out via PayPal.  What makes them unique is that your rewards are delivered almost immediately once requested.

#6 PrizeRebel

I wrote a review about PrizeRebel in the past and found that they are quite similar to that of Swagbucks.

The only difference is that they don’t offer as many unique opportunities since they seem to work with a lot of third-party offer walls, the same offers you will see on multiple other research-like websites.

Regardless, if you want another way to earn, whether it’s via surveys or completing offers, it’s one to consider.  100% free to join.

#7 OneOpinion

OneOpinion works with some of the world’s most well-known brands and needs your help in providing feedback.

When I played around with the website, most of the surveys I received were in the $1 to $5 range.  The only downfall, however, is that you need $25 to cash out, all of which can be done via PayPal if you so choose.  This is quite high, unfortunately.

You should expect to cash out relatively quickly, but like most research companies, this greatly depends on your demographic.



#8 YouGov

YouGov is one of my many go-tos as every invite you receive is guaranteed for the amount they promise. There’s no need to worry about disqualifications.

While the surveys are few and far between, maybe two a week, the ones I did receive were very quick to complete and even fun in some cases.  Most will take you less than 10 minutes to complete.

Most of the survey results provided are often then published in national publications.

#9 Pinecone Research

The cool thing about Pinecone Research is that you will always earn at least $3 per survey, making it one of the highest paying survey websites online.

This is nice to know because, as you may or may not know, many survey companies are often littered with $0.10 or even $0.05 surveys, a waste of time.  As a quick note, however, Pinecone will automatically send you out a paper check to confirm your address after your first successful survey, but after that, you can request future payments via PayPal only.

Now, with Pinecone Research, you do need a special URL to join as other members do need to refer each, but thankfully, you don’t have to do any digging as I have a link for you. Just click on the link, sign up and start earning.

#10 MyPoints

MyPoints, operated by the same company that runs Swagbucks, is another favorite of mine.

And while I don’t use it all of the time, I will sometimes log in to see what kind of surveys are available.  Much like Swagbucks, there are often some great paying surveys that are worth my time.

Aside from surveys, you can also earn points watching videos, shopping and much more.

#11 PointClub

PointClub offers a variety of surveys and research opportunities in which you can get rewarded for in the forms of points.  The average survey can pay anywhere from $0.50 to $2+

While the company does pay out via PayPal, they do offer more than 80+ additional gift card options.

Join today and get rewarded with a $5 bonus!

#12 Epoll

Around since 1997, Epoll uses its fun and interactive platform to help companies connect with its customers.

For every survey you complete, you will earn points, which are then redeemable for a variety of rewards, yes, including PayPal.  The points system is quite wacky as my math says every 3,750~ points equals about $5, making it hard to determine how much you have.

From my experience, most of the surveys you take will be in the 500 to 1,000+ points range, with the number of surveys you receive greatly dependent upon your demographics.  Some claim that they receive two a day, whereas others only get two a month.

#13 Branded Surveys

As the name implies, Branded Surveys focuses on surveys only from well-known brands.

Using a points system like many of the companies I have already talked about, some can pay out as much as 300 points, which is equal to about $3 or so.

Branded Surveys does pay out via PayPal, but you must have at least $10 in points before cashing out.

#14 Panel Station

The Panel Station offers a wide variety of reward opportunities, including PayPal.

Most of the surveys take up to 15 minutes to complete but be forewarned that many members tend to complain that they get weeded out a lot more than they do with the average research panel website.

Be prepared to receive up to two to three invites a week, with the average survey paying $0.50 to $2+

#15 Mindswarms

Mindswarms is quite possibly one of the highest paying survey opportunities on here, often paying $50 per survey.  Yes, that’s a big 5-0.

Now, the only kicker is that you do need to use your webcam in order to complete these so-called surveys, but as long as you’re not camera shy, this shouldn’t be a problem.

Create an account, fill out your profile and then record a video according to the instructions to get your reward.

#16 Ipsos i-Say

Quite possibly the oldest research company on this list, Ipsos conducts more than 75+ million interviews a year, serving thousands of well-known companies.

For every survey you complete, Ipsos rewards you with points, in which you can cash out via PayPal if you so choose.  The amount of points per survey greatly depends on many factors, such as the company, length, topic, etc, but this can be said about any survey opportunity.

Plan on receiving a few survey invites a month, all depending on your profile, with each survey paying about 10 to 125+ points each.  I did write about this particular company in depth in the past, so I do encourage you to check out my review to learn more about what they have to offer.

#17 Toluna

Toluna (read my review) is said to be the quickest ways to ask and answer questions for sharing your opinions, at least according to their website.

Operated by one of the largest research panels, Toluna, the company, to date, has millions of members, meaning more opportunities than most of the companies listed here.  They are quite reputable.

Aside from surveys, Toluna will also reward you with additional points for completing mini-polls, referring friends and even winning a sweepstake.

At least from my personal experiences, most surveys pay anywhere from 15 to 35,000+ points each.



#18 Univox

Univox focuses primarily on surveys, but the only downfall, at least to me, is that you need a minimum of $25+ before you’re able to cash out.  Not a problem if you plan on committing to them, however.

Univox uses a points system, with each point worth about $1.

To date, the company has more than three million members and continues to grow to this day.

#19 PaidViewpoint

While PaidViewpoint focuses on surveys, their approach is much different than the companies I already talked about.  They want you to have fun and always allow you to complete the survey, not screening you out when accepted.

The amount you get paid is based upon the number of respondents who complete the surveys.  It is then that defined amount that gets split up among the said respondents based on what’s known as a “TrustScore.”  This score was created to ensure that newer members were treated as equal as long-time members.

Most surveys are extremely short, often lasting no less than 10 minutes.

#20 Prolific

Multiple organizations, including universities and well-known corporations, have used Prolific for research purposes.

Not as well known as many of the others I mentioned, it does have quite a positive reputation, particularly on the r/beermoney subreddit.

Powered by the University of Oxford, PayPal is an option if looking to cash out.

#21 Smart Panel

When you join the Smart Panel app, you can help your favorite websites, tech companies and apps learn more about your smartphone usage.

Unlike most of the companies I mention here, this company works a pinch differently as they ask you to download an app and that’s about it.  As long as you keep it active and let it run silently in the background, you will get rewarded for your time, up to $100 for the year.  The longer you keep it, the more you can potentially earn.

Aside from being rewarded to do nothing, you may be invited to a survey from time to time as well.

#22 Esearch

As probably one of the oldest survey panels on this list, founded in 1995, Esearch will reward you with cash for your participation.

From my personal experiences, surveys tend to range anywhere from $1 to $5, with the average survey taking up to 15 minutes to complete.

The company focuses mostly on the U.S. market, but they do accept participants from other countries as well.

#23 20/20 Panel

If you thought Esearch has been around for quite some time, then you haven’t seen anything yet.

Established in the mid-1980s, the 20/20 Panel has been around since online surveys were really a thing.

Most surveys here are pretty short, but you may come across a long online chat-like one from time to time.  Redemptions start at a low $5.

#24 BuzzBack

Operating since the early 2000s, the BuzzBack panel offers both survey and product testing opportunities.

Offering a diverse selection of rewards, yes, including PayPal, you can also take advantage of high-paying sweepstakes where you can earn even more.

Most surveys seem to be about 15 minutes long, much like many of the panels I mention and pay about $5~ each.

#25 Forthright

Formerly known as innoPoll, this research company works much differently than the many I already mentioned.

In short, Forthright will email you a survey, along with the monetary value, and if you like the value and complete it in full, then the company will email you the reward after completion.

So, as you guessed it, you no longer have to wait for your reward points to pile up nor do you have to worry about minimums.

#26 Crowdology

Crowdology makes it simple and pays out about $0.50 for every five-minute survey you complete.  You may find survey opportunities paying as much as $10 as well.

The company states surveys are never boring, but from the first impression, they seem to be the standard, ranging from household goods to consumer products.

#27 OpinionWorld

Part of the global leader in digital research, Dynata, OpinionWorld rewards you with points in exchange for completing surveys on a variety of topics.

Now, the unique thing about this particular research company is that in some cases, they actually won’t reward you with points.  Rather, they donate your earnings to a charity instead.  While it’s a good gesture, I could understand why some could be turned off by this notion.

Most surveys last about 10 minutes long, with the average member reporting about one to three invites a week.



#28 iPoll

Yet another company owned and operated by Dynata, iPoll works in a similar way, but it gives you the opportunity to earn while you’re out and about.

Surveys pay anywhere from $0.50 to $4+, but aside from surveys, you can also earn money via what’s known as “missions.”  These opportunities need to be done outside of the home you will need to visit a specific retail location when you download the app.

I would highly recommend this app if you feel you’re always out and about and don’t mind visiting specific locations to earn a few bucks.  If you want to learn more, be sure to check out my iPoll review.

#29 American Consumer Opinion

As I write this, ACOP has paid out more than $30+ million in rewards to more than seven million members.

Working with a ton of clients, you can be assured that you will receive more than enough survey invites due to the company’s reputation.

Most surveys range from five to 5,000 points, with each point worth about a penny.  How much you receive, much like the companies I already mentioned, greatly depends on your demographics.

#30 Panel Champ

According to the official website, Panel Champ claims to have “no gimmicks” and “no-nonsense,” putting more cash in your pocket.

The company works with a wide variety of well-known companies, with topics ranging on everything from travel to technology.

Expect to make anywhere from $0.25 to $5 per survey, with each survey lasting up to 30 minutes.

#31 Testspin

Testspin has more than 20+ years of experience with more than 10 million members worldwide.

Survey invites seems to be sent out often, with the average survey paying anywhere from $1 to $10+, all depending on the opportunity and your profession.  In some cases, you may be invited to a focus group that pays up to $30+.

#32 FeaturePoints

FeaturePoints is an extremely popular make money app that rewards you to test out apps, complete surveys and perform a variety of additional tasks.

With a solid 4+ out of 5 rating on the Google Play store, it’s one to at least consider, seeing it’s 100% free to download and join.

To date, the company has paid out more than $5.6 million dollars!

#33 Mobrog

On average, you can expect a handful of survey invites each month, all paying anywhere from $0.50 to more than $3.

Once you earn at least $6.25, you can then cash out via PayPal or even Skrill if you so choose.

This company isn’t as popular as the many I already noted, but it’s worth checking out due to the pretty positive reviews.

#34 GrabPoints

GrabPoints is more like a “GPT” website, but they do offer survey options.

The only downfall is that most of them come from third-party offerwalls, simply meaning you can find them on a lot of other websites.

Be sure to check out my review as I did join this platform and review them in depth.

#35 SurveyRewardz

Joining SurveyRewardz is as easy as 1, 2, 3.  Create a free account, start earning and get rewards, including PayPal.

One of the greatest perks is that you can cash out immediately once you hit $1, making it one of the lowest payout thresholds on the list.

The company offers a decent amount of surveys, allowing you to see a full list upon joining.

#36 Surveyeah

Surveyeah is extremely easy to use and is open to more than 60+ countries, making for a great choice for those who live outside of the United States.

Don’t expect a ton of survey invites every month, but make sure you at least fill out your profile in completion to increase your chances.

#37 Rewards1

Rewards1 is one of those websites that pay you to watch videos, try products and yes, even take surveys.

It’s not as well known, but upon first glance, they do appear to have some survey options that could be worth your time.

A ton of payout options, including PayPal.



#38 Opinion Bureau

The Opinion Bureau doesn’t offer a ton of survey options but is yet another one to consider joining.

The nice thing is that they are open to more than 15 countries, aside from the USA, including Germany, Australia and the UK, to name a few.

PayPal is an option, but the payment processing can take quite some time, so do keep this in mind.

#38 InstaGC

Another GPT-like website, but they do offer a few survey options, most of which come from third-party offerwalls.

As most GPT websites, they offer a variety of ways to earn, from watching videos to completing short tasks.

InstaGC is open to most countries, but do keep in mind that some countries may not offer as many opportunities.  Check out my review for more information.

#39 Earnably

Earnably works just like InstaGC and PrizeRebel as mentioned prior, simply offering several ways to earn.

The nice thing about Earnably is that it’s extremely easy to use and very modern, making for an easy experience.  It’s yet another one I reviewed in depth if you’re interested in learning more about them.

Earnably is open to more than 25+ countries.

#40 Gift Hunter Club

Another GPT website offering a variety of ways to earn money, including survey opportunities.

The company does offer a PayPal option, but the only caveat is that they charge a $0.30 fee.  I found this to be a bummer since almost every site on this list doesn’t do this and eats the fee as part of doing business.

As a plus, however, you only need $5 to cash out.

#41 PointsPrizes

PointsPrizes is an extremely simple way to cash earn money via PayPal while completing surveys and even a variety of other tasks, including offer walls, watching videos and much more.

You can join from just about any country, but again, some countries may have fewer opportunities than the next.

The payout threshold is quite high, at about $20, but I don’t see a problem hitting this as long as you’re from the U.S.

#42 Qmee

Qmee will reward you to share your opinions, shop and even search online to earn real cash rewards.

Now, the interesting thing about this website is that they don’t have a payment threshold; rather, you can cash out instantly if you so choose, making for a very quick way to make some cash.

#43 Green Panthera

The website, at first glance, looks a bit dated, but don’t let it deter you as they do pay out.

Register for free and Green Panthera will reward you with a $5 bonus.

The company offers daily surveys and many pay out a decent amount for the time you put in.  Just keep an eye out on your email inbox as they will send you an invite every time one is available.

Final Thoughts

If you strictly want cash and want to be paid via PayPal, you can be assured that there are a ton of companies to choose from as you can see.

While some companies will send you more survey invites than the next, it doesn’t hurt to at least sign up for a few of the highly rated ones I listed near the top to see what works for you.  Remember, how many invites you receive will greatly depend on your demographic, so what works for you may not work for me.

In the meantime, remember that there are a lot of great companies that pay out via other methods as well, aside from PayPal and can be just as lucrative.  To find even more opportunities, be sure to check out my 26+ favorite survey apps and these 83+ survey sites.

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Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. Working in the finance industry for more than a decade, allow me to share my thoughts! If you ever have questions, feel free to contact me via the contact page.

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