Survey websites offer quick ways to earn extra cash with little work. You won’t get rich from these sites, but they can be enough to generate some extra cash each month.
If you like sharing your opinion, you’ll like taking surveys. Many survey sites offer more than just surveys. You might find it quicker to earn rewards by watching a video, reading emails, or doing a number of other activities.
It’s important to choose reputable sites as there are plenty of scam survey sites. To help you narrow down the list, we’ve chosen six reputable survey sites that you can earn money from. These sites all have a Trustpilot score of at least eight. Trustpilot scores are current as of 10/19/18.
Survey Junkie has over 3 million members and is all about being paid by completing surveys.
Once you reach 1,000 points (worth $10), you can redeem them through the following methods:
- Cash using PayPal
- Popular electronic gift cards (U.S. only)
- Direct bank transfers initiated by Dwolla (U.S. only)
The Trustpilot score was 8.7 out of 10.
MyPoints has been giving out rewards since 1996. They offer many ways for you to earn points. These include:
- Download Score! (100 points daily)
- Watch videos (500 points daily)
- Take surveys
- Discover deals
- Buy electronic gift cards
- Play games (up to eight points)
- Coupons (10 points)
Their home page lists various activities with the number of points you’ll earn for completing each activity. For example, you can earn 10 points in about 3 minutes for taking a survey.
Points can be redeemed for gift cards, PayPal deposits, Visa prepaid cards, or United MileagePlus travel miles.
The Trustpilot score was 8.6 out of 10.
Swagbucks offers plenty of ways to earn online including shopping, watching entertaining videos, searching the web, answering surveys, and finding great deals online.
You can earn 1,000 SB (Swagbucks), which is worth $10, when you spend at least $25 at a store featured in swagbucks.com/shop.
By shopping online at an associated retailer, you can earn SB points. You can earn points by searching the web using Swagbucks’s Yahoo!-powered search engine. They also have a mobile app that you can earn points from.
The Trustpilot score was 8.3 out of 10.
Vindale pays you $1 just for signing up. They are mostly focused on surveys and claim to have the highest-paying surveys — some up to $14. Earnings are paid out in cash rather than points. You can redeem your earnings through checks or PayPal. As of 10/19/18, Vindale members have earned $6,955,991.
However, there are other ways to earn including paid studies, a referral program, reward mail, reward codes, your photos, and Vindale photos. Member photos pay $5 and include photos or videos of members showing their recent Vindale payment. You can also earn $5 for every friend you refer.
To get an idea of how much you can earn and what the surveys look like, you can see some examples at https://www.vindale.com/v/surveys.jsp. Surveys listed in the examples range from $0.75 to $14.60 with studies and surveys such as:
- Baby Food Study
- Pet Survey
- Fast Food Study
- Grocery Study
Vindale does have a mobile app so you can earn money on the go.
The Trustpilot score was 8.1 out of 10.
InboxDollars has a sign-up bonus that’s even better than Vindale’s bonus. At $5, you can’t beat their bonus just for becoming a member. InboxDollars pays you for taking surveys, watching TV, and shopping.
Some of InboxDollars’s partners that you’ll be shopping at include Netflix, Target.com, H&R Block, Walmart, and PCH.com.
The Trustpilot score was 8.1 out of 10.
A few minutes a day spent on a survey site can be enough to put some extra money in your pocket every month. With some survey sites offering mobile apps, you’ll be able to earn money no matter where you are.
Keep in mind that using a reputable site is important as there are many scams out there. The above list should help in getting you started.
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