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. I regularly earn £50 a month from this site
just from my own activities but US members and those who are willing to refer others can expect to earn considerably more.
Payment options include Paypal, gift certificates including Amazon and Amazon UK, a catalogue of gift items and prize draw entries.
The site is currently operating in USA, Canada, Australia, UK and Ireland
has a very active survey division and requires participants worldwide over the age of 14.
The views of those under 14 may be sought but the invitation will go
to the parent for the
child to complete.
You earn "marketpoints" each time you respond to a survey request - the closer you fit the demographics for
the survey, the higher the points earned but you'll always earn 2 or 3
even if you don't qualify at all. A typical survey of 30 questions that takes approximately
12 minutes to complete will earn 60 to 80 MarketPoints. You can also earn extra points
when you refer others. Each point is worth $0.05 and you need 1000 points to qualify for payment by cheque.
They seem to be fairly active. I'm receiving at least 2 or 3 surveys every week
Currently actively recruiting in the following countries:
Whilst not actively recruiting elsewhere, it is still available worldwide so everyone
else should visit GlobalTestMarket International
Toluna (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.
Points may vary from country to country.
- 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 Toluna 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 vouchers (cash in USA and Canada) or use them to
buy tickets in the monthly lottery where you could win cash prizes.
testandvote to get further details and register.
Available in the following countries:
Join the Palm Research panel and get paid to take surveys, participate in focus groups
or test and review different products and services on the internet. You are entered into a $50,000 drawing for
every survey taken and can take a survey every day.
In addition to specific higher paying surveys, every day they send you e-mails inviting you
to 2 surveys paying $1 each and from my experience I tend to qualify for at least one of these most days so $20 a month from
this site alone is easily achievable.
Open to residents of the following countries:
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.
I recently looked at my account and was delighted to discover I'd built up a balance of points worth £60 which was prompty converted to Amazon vouchers.
Available to UK residents
over 18 plus US and
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
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.
| 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 only
| Survey Spot|
Internet panel allows members to share with researchers their opinions
on products, services, or issues of the day. To thank members for their
participation, SurveySpot draws $US10,000 in cash awards each month.
Panelists receive one entry into the prize pool for each survey they
In addition to being entered into the sweepstakes drawings, some surveys provide
individual rewards, usually in the form of cash. Whilst this means you don't
get paid for every survey, you do have a good chance of winning. SurveySpot recently
awarded one lucky winner $10,000 for a Hawaiian vacation and I've received 2
cash prizes from past surveys!
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. I receive 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: