MoneyMagpie is a big fan of online surveys that pay.
They are a great way to make extra money without spending too much time. You can even read our entire guide to online surveys right here.
You might still not know which online survey sites are worth your effort.
Swagbucks’ Nick Green explains that “taking paid surveys online can be a great way of making money…but you need to be patient and find a survey panel that works best for you.”
We have reviewed every survey site that we recommend, so you will know which ones to trust and which ones to avoid.
Review of paid online surveys
It’s available in the United States, Canada and the UK. Age requirements: 16+. Average earnings: $0.50-$5 per survey. Payment method: PayPal cash, Branded Pay (direct deposit to the United States), PayPal cash or gift cards. Minimum cash out is 1,000 points
Trustpilot rating: 4.5/5
Website design can be more complicated than other survey sites.
Register with Branded Surveys.
You can redeem points for gift cards and cash through PayPal. 5 points for signing-up
+ There are many surveys you can take
+ Earn SB by just answering quick questions about your preferences/lifestyle
+ You can redeem your prize instantly and convert points into cash, not just gift cards
+ Loads of well known brands and shopping sites to earn cashback with such as eBay, Iceland, Dunelm and Notonthehighstreet.com
+ I didn’t receive any emails. These can be turned off for additional Swagbucks.
– You can place gambling bets on the site in exchange for high payouts swagbucks, but you end up spending more money to place the bet than what you get for your dollars.
Most offers in the “Offers” section will cost you money or require that you subscribe to something. The majority of free offers are worth only 1-2 SB each
Sign up to earn PS1. You can get rewards for reading emails, answering surveys, signing up for offers, and playing games.
Sign up to receive a PS1
+ 40p per profile completion (took less that two minutes).
+ Cash is what you earn, not points
+ 5 surveys are presented to you upon activation of your account
+ We received a few emails in the first 15 minutes, telling us how much we earned and encouraging us go to the site to make more.
Layout can be a bit messy but is easy to navigate.
You must first deposit money to earn rewards for playing on a game site or taking part in contests.
You can earn gift cards for top retailers (like Amazon, M&S and Argos).
+ It’s easy to navigate
+ Earn up to PS5 per Survey
+ The new feature allows users to search for surveys directly from their dashboard
You will need to wait until you find the right survey for you. This is usually luck.
Visit Valued Opinions
The surveys take between 5 and 30 minutes. Each completed survey earns you an entry in the PS1000 prize draw
+ Simple sign-up, with only a few questions about your personal information, such as your age, gender, and nationality.
– Sometimes they don’t allow you in because you aren’t what they’re looking for
– Some surveys take a while to load.
– Since signing up, we have not received any emails with additional survey opportunities.
Visit Opinion Surveys
To earn points and entry into the prize draw, complete trivia games from the shows you have watched. You get 100 points for each correct answer. This includes questions about ads during breaks. There are 26 items that you can bid on, with a maximum of 76,001 points. The price range for an auction item is between 75,000, 100,000, or 125,000 points. Gift certificates are available for between 75,000, 100,000, and 125,000 points.
+ Sign up quickly and easily by entering your name, gender, and age
+ We think it’s more fun than other survey sites. This is a unique concept.
Gift certificates are not available in all countries.
– This is not a great option if you don’t watch much TV.
Visit RewardsTV – UK
The OpinonPanel Community
This survey is for students and graduates within the last 5 years.
+ You earn money and not points
+ Good prizes
+ Writing articles is an unusual way to make money
+ Students who recently received a university place confirmation get PS10 towards an Amazon gift voucher for signing up
We didn’t receive an invitation to take any surveys after two hours.
Visit the OpinionPanel Community
Earn points by completing surveys. Surveys last around 15 minutes each. Once you have earned a minimum 1000 points ($10), you can redeem your points for cash via PayPal or request a gift card from a participating retailer.
+ Sign up is easy! All you need to do is enter your name, email address, birthday, and country.
+ 200 points for signing up
+ We guarantee that your information will never be sold to third parties
Interface not as intuitive as other sites, but easy enough to use
We were screened from four of five surveys that we attempted.
– Send lots of emails
Nielsen Online Panel
You are automatically entered in a monthly prize draw for installing and downloading software. There are prizes worth PS30,000.
+ The software is downloaded and kept by you automatically enters you into the prize draw. It doesn’t take much effort.
+ It’s easy to take it out if you don’t like it anymore
– Long sign up, with many questions about personal details (d.o.b. location, occupation, etc.). Information about your household (occupants and their jobs, computers used, etc.
This may sound like nitpicking, but the site is dull with its greys and browns and lack of images.
It is not always easy to know what to do.
It will monitor your internet use. If you don’t mind your browsing being private, this may not be the right program for you.
Nielson Online Panel
The What I Say and do Panel is a GFKdigital panel that monitors your internet use for the purpose of obtaining market research data. It records data such as the pages visited, how often you visit them, and your location. After installing GfK’s Internet Monitor software and the app for your smartphone, and browsing the internet for a minimum period of 30 days, you will receive a PS10 e voucher for each device. A PS5 loyalty incentive will be sent to you every three months if your internet usage is at least 30 days. They will also email you a questionnaire which will take between 5-10 minutes and sometimes send follow-up questionnaires. One example is the recent 10-minute questionnaire that asked about a retailer. Panelists were then sent PS2 to complete. You will be entered into several prize draws, which include vouchers for PS2, PS10 and PS20.
+ Cash incentives and prizes
– The long sign up questionnaire covers household type/income, energy providers, and
Technology and your feelings
– The layout and ease of navigation are shockingly poor!
– After completing the registration, we were redirected on a broken page due to technical problems. The confirmation email address we used to register wasn’t working so we had trouble signing in again.
To receive more focused surveys, you can answer profile questions (but there are many!)
+ The sign up process takes about 5 minutes (on average).
+ A long and useful list of surveys
+ A beautiful, easy-to-use website layout
+ A two-minute survey was completed about James Bond. This is more interesting than answering questions about energy providers.
We completed 15 surveys, and all except one were rejected.
– We were still rejected from all surveys after we had completed at least 40 questions.
280 to 980 iSay Points get you a PS2, PS4 and PS7 donation to “Help Nepal”.1,380 iSay Points earn you a PS10 Leisure voucher (redeemable in Beefeater and Bella Italia as well as at Pizza Hut, Pizza Hut and London Eye), a PS10 compliments coupon (redeemable in retail stores like Argos and WHSmith, Topshop and Accor Hotels, Interflora and many other) or PS10 gift coupons for John Lewis, Amazon or Zalando, iTunes, iTunes, or Zalando
+ Very short sign-up process with only a few questions
+ The profile completion takes just a few minutes. It also includes many lifestyle questions.
+ A colorful, user-friendly website that provides clear information.
After completing the first survey, we were told that we weren’t the right demographic. There were no other surveys.
Visit IPSOS I-SAY
Wait for surveys. You will receive an email notification when one is available. Rewards range from PS0.25 to PS10.00 for successfully completed surveys. Once you reach the redemption threshold of PS10, you can withdraw your rewards. Rewards can either be paid directly into your bank account or sent as vouchers to your home address.
+ Simple sign-up with the usual personal questions (name and age, address, home details, income, employment).
+ Rewarding you with good rewards, but not too high
– Completing all profile questions would take several hours
After spending some time on the site, we were only given one survey
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Survey Savvy Connect
American siteData collection app for mobile and PC, tracks where you go online and what you search for. You can receive money as a cheque in your post. Unpaid surveys, called “member portraits”, help you target paid surveys that are more suited to you (and not screen out).
+ Very easy to use, attractive with bright colours and good images.
+ Cashing below the threshold
+ You will be entered into a monthly $10 prize draw if you are screened out of any survey.
It’s not always easy to receive a check, especially if it is for a small amount.
Visit Survey Savvy Connect
Get your opinions on major brands and corporations. Share your opinion to win cash, gifts, and product testing.
+ There are surveys that offer a lot of points, ranging from 1,000 to 50,000 points.
+ We were entered in a sweepstakes after being kicked out from a survey
+ Regular (but not too frequent) emails with surveys relevant to your interests
– I was kicked out of a survey for spending 10 minutes filling out the survey.
You will need to spend a lot of time in order to win the majority prizes that require 27,000 points.
Visit Toluna(iPhone, Android, Desktop)
These are our picks for the best paid surveys
We have reviewed all surveys and we can see that each one has pros and cons. This will depend on the demographic you are in.
These are our top picks, based on our experiences.
Inbox PoundNielsen Online PanelRewardsTV-UKTolunaOpinionPanel Community – if you’re a student
Which one will you try? Are you satisfied with the reviews? Did you have a different experience? Please share your experience with us in the comments section below.
MoneyMagpie reviews paid online surveys
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