Top 10 Survey Sites
Whilst the number of survey requests you receive will depend
on where you live and other personal details, the following sites
have consistently sent regular assignments.
Before joining any of the programs, consider getting yourself a separate
e-mail address. I'd personally recommend gmail but there are many others you can try.
I'd also recommend you download a copy of Roboform. This free software can be used for auto-filling registration forms
greatly simplifying the application process for the survey companies you'll be joining. In addition it can also remember all
the passwords for each of the sites you join. Find out more from Roboform.
Swagbucks is right at the top of my list. There are so many ways to earn from this site, without spending any money,
with loads of bonuses to boost income further. There are several different survey categories with surveys
being added continually during the day so expect to qualify for at least 1 or 2 ever day. In addition you'll earn extra points for such activities
as watching videos, listening to music, searching and playing games.
Payment options include Paypal, country specific gift certificates and prize draw entries.
The site is currently operating in most countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia and parts of Africa. For other countries, register your email and they'll let you know when they go live.
Savvy pay $3 cash for completed surveys and
also earn from referring friends - $2 for survey
completed by your referrals, and $1 by their
What is particularly good about this company for non US residents especially,
is that you can request payment at any time (no minimum),
let the cash accumulate if you wish to save on bank charges,
or even make the checks payable to somebody else if you wish to make a dollar payment.
New promotion for US members: Earn up to $60 for enabling digital tracking on your internet connected devices. Installing the Savvy Connect app on your computer will keep you informed of the latest surveys and they sometimes
have specific engagements and surveys for only members with SavvyConnect installed and active.
| Paid Viewpoint|
Paid Viewpoint is one of my favourite panels
in that they never screen you out once you've been invited into a survey. Not only that but when surveys are sent by email you get a bonus for completing within the first 3 hours, assuming you're quick
enough and the survey is still open. I earned double on my last one just for responding quickly.
Cash-out is only $15 USD through paypal or from a vast choice of international gift vouchers (over 50 in the UK alone)
Toluna Influencers (formerly Test & Vote)
is slightly different from other survey sites I've come across in that you don't have
to rely on getting invitations for completing surveys, but have several other ways
of earning points or getting free items.
- Registration earns you 1,500 points
- Quick votes, each time you take part earns you 15 points (there are always loads of these on the site so visit regularly. They take a matter of seconds to complete.)
- Product testing, registering for each trial earns you 75 points even if you're not selected to take part
- Surveys earn you between 3,000 and 30,000 points
- Referring a friend, for each person who joins because of you, you will earn 500 points
- Subject panels - complete these to get 500 points per subject.
You can either exchange your points for gift vouchers or use them to
buy tickets in the monthly lottery.
Toluna Influencers to get further details and register for the UK site.
Points may vary from country to country.
Currently recruiting in the following countries:
Become a member of OpinionWorld and receive regular invitations to take part in interesting surveys and opinion polls. Each time that you take part you have the chance of winning instant prizes,
entries into the monthly prize draw, and the opportunity to support charities. Cash payments are also made on many surveys with payment made individually by Paypal rather than having to reach
a minimum payment.
Every time that you take part in a survey some money is set aside for a charity; the actual amount depends on the size of the questionnaire. The greater the number of people
who take part, the more money donated. Charities change on a regular basis and include multinational charities and smaller organisations - just state at the end of the
survey which charity you wish to support.
Currently recruiting in:
- New Zealand
- Hong Kong
- South Korea
IPSOS Interactive Services is one of the world's leading market research agencies. By joining
the iSay research panel, you'll earn points that can be exchanged for High Street vouchers. One of the more active panels - I receive survey requests most weeks from
this agency. They are also one of the best for sending out new products to test. Your rewards can build up surprisingly quickly.
Active worldwide but currently actively recruiting in:
Contrary to appearances suggested by the name,
American Consumer Opinion
is made up of consumers
worldwide who have agreed to participate in surveys over the
Internet. Occasionally, these consumers are asked to
participate in mail surveys or telephone surveys, but
generally the surveys are all conducted over the Internet.
As a panel member, you will participate in several
surveys a year, typically. The average survey will take 10
minutes or so to complete, and the questions are usually
easy to answer.
Panel members can expect to receive a "screener" (a short
questionnaire) every six weeks or so.
All registered members participate in a monthly drawing
to win $250 in cash awards, just for being a member.
If you answer a screener (a short questionnaire), you
will be entered into a drawing for cash awards and when you
participate in a survey (a longer questionnaire), you will
always receive some type of incentive in the form of a free
product to test, cash, a check, or a gift.
Incentives typically range in value from $4 to $25, per
survey, depending upon the length of the questionnaire and
the time it takes to complete it. If a survey is extra long,
then the award could be $25 or more. Participants in online
focus groups generally receive more than $25.
I've received many payments from this company
| Pinecone Research|
PineCone Research doesn't allow you to sign up directly through
their site but do occasionally
place banner ads around the Internet from time to time inviting new members.
This is one of my favourite panels so I'd strongly recommend grabbing the
chance whenever you find a banner. If there isn't one above, check back regularly.
Once a member, you can expect to be called upon to answer a survey at least once or twice a month, for which you rarely appear
to get screened out. You are usually paid $3 in the USA and £3 in the UK for each one. In addition, several surveys then offer you the
chance to test new products, and you're then sent a full size product to try out. I've received full size cleaning
products, drinks, chips, confectionery, sauces and more.
Currently recruiting in USA, Canada, UK, France and Germany
| Pure Profile|
Pureprofile have been around since 2000, paying in cash direct to your bank account or via Paypal, rather than vouchers or prizes, for every survey you complete. If you get screened out you can choose between getting a small token payment into your account or entry into the monthly prize draw. This month the prize is $500
They also run periodic promotions. Currently if you start at least 6 paid surveys before April 15 you’ll go straight into a draw to win the sterling equivalent of AU$250
pay you for every survey that you complete, with the value of the reward varying from a few cents
for taking part in a text poll, to $100 or local equivalent for attending a focus group. When your account balance
reaches the threshold for your country (eg £10 in the UK), you can exchange it for a gift voucher for one of a
range of well-known high street and Internet shops or a charitable donation. At my most active I was receiving several surveys ever week
from this company, earning enough for a payout nearly every month as well as test products.
Currently recruiting in the following countries:
but requirements change regularly so be sure to check back if your country isn't currently listed