Survey sites. I have a love/hate relationship with them (they send out so many emails!), but there’s no denying that they are an easy and sometimes fun way to make money online. Most survey sites don’t pay much for individual surveys, however if you have a bit of spare time, you can knock out a fair chunk of extra change for the month. These are all sites that I have personally used and received a payout from, so I know these are legitimate survey sites. Here are 10+ legit survey sites that pay.
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10+ Legit Survey Sites That Pay
Here are some of my tried and true favorite survey sites.
I’ve been a member of yougov since 6/28/12. The site is fairly easy to navigate and you can choose how often you would like to receive surveys. Surveys are typically worth around 500 points each; cashout begins around 25,000 points and can be redeemed for a variety of giftcards including amazon, movie theaters, restaurants and retail stores. Some giftcards are more pricey for others, for instance currently a $25 gift card to AMC movie theaters is 30,000, while a $15 Amazon giftcard is 35,000 points so watch out while you are spending points. I’ve gotten quite a few payouts on this site and I’m close to another. Join YouGov.com
Besides offering surveys, Survey Savvy is currently offering incentives for people to download their app for collecting research on intervet usage on both computer and cell phone monitoring. You can switch your browser mode to private and it will stop collecting info. It’s an easy way to make a little bit of money since once it’s installed I don’t need to do any follow up. Of course, if you don’t want to download the programs, you can also take their surveys. Surveys are typically worth $1-2. Minimum payout is $1 and they will send a check in the mail. Join SurveySavvy.com
I-Say (formerly Global Opinion Panel) is probably one of my legit survey sites. I get most of my product samples from I-Say (though I’m currently being disqualified from quite a few due to pregnancy). My favorite sample was when I got a total of 4 full size bottles of dandruff shampoo/conditioner. Currently, they are also offering incentives to install an app on your phone. Surveys give anywhere from 15-90 points, and rewards begin at around 500 points (or less if you want to enter contests). Join I-Say.com.
This is another one of my favorites since I qualify for a lot of their surveys! Surveys typically pay 5-15 points; minimum payout depends on which option you choose; you can also donate points to charity and enter raffles with points. Join Opinion Outpost.
My points has a bunch of different ways to earn points with them. You can take surveys, use their search engines, print coupons, play games, and click advertisements in emails. My favorite is definitely the emails. They will send emails that contain advertisements; some you get a percentage if you make a purchase, others offer points for just clicking. Most click through emails are only 5 points, so it’s a little slow going collecting enough to cash out for giftcards. But it’s so little effort, I’ll often just open on my phone while waiting in line or doing other things. So easy! Join My Points.
This one was recently recommended to me, so I haven’t quite earned enough to cashout. So far I like it. The surveys are quick and easy and they offer a variety of giftcards, magazines, music downloads and charities as rewards. Join My Survey.
National Consumer Panel has been around a long time. It’s joint venture between IRI and the Nielsen company (remember Nielsen monitoring what people watch on TV?). Although not exactly a survey site, I feel it’s still worth mentioning. The bulk of points are earned by scanning purchases that your household makes (via a phone app). They also offer survey that you can take as well which boost your points. Points take a while to accumulate, but are redeemable for a wide variety of items. Last time I redeemed I received a really nice spa giftset. This time I’m saving up for a camping set that includes a 3 person tent, propane stove, 2 sleeping bags and a cooler. It’s going to take me quite a while to earn enough points, but I figure I’ll have it by the time baby is old enough to go camping. Membership is contingent upon household demographics and what the panel is in need of. Join NCP.
Another survey site. I’ve redeemed from them a couple times. I find I don’t qualify for many surveys, but it’s still worth mentioning. Join ACOP.
This is another one that’s not exactly a survey site, but it’s a site I really enjoy doing since it’s so easy. Swagbucks pays you to do the things that you are already doing – searching the web, playing games, watching videos and purchasing merchandise. There’s also a swagbucks mobile and tv app that allows you to access swagbucks from anywhere. I love opening up swagbucks TV when I’m waiting in line somewhere and watching movie previews, or when I’m getting ready in the morning turning on some music videos. It adds up quickly! Points are approximately $.01 and can be redeemed for contests, donations, gift cards and subscriptions. Join Swagbucks.
Vindale Research is a newer one I’ve been trying, but the company itself has been around a long time. The surveys vary in length and payment, and there always seems to be an abundance of survey available. It does seem to take a while to qualify for surveys, meaning you spend a while in a sort of presurvey state. Join Vindale Research.
I used to spend hours doing them when I was unemployed and was able to make around $300 a month. Now, I take them in my spare time (hello, nursing baby) and I’m usually able to make enough to get a few extra fun things around the house.
Did I miss any good survey sites? What others have you used?