Complete Surveys in America
Whilst paid surveys are no longer restricted to
U.S. residents; they are probably the only ones
to have a realistic chance of earning a full time income
for completing surveys and other market research work.
Recruitment campaigns can close without notice. Wherever possible the links below will redirect to an open panel if this occurs.
Before joining any of the programs, consider getting yourself a separate
e-mail address. My own personal recommendation is gmail but there are many alternatives 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.
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Focus Group by Schlesinger|
Although new to me
Focus Group by Schlesinger has a great pedigree, being the online community of
American market research corporation, Schlesinger Associates, who have been around for over 50 years. They have recently expanded
their operations and are looking to recruit withihn the UK. You can participate online,
from your computer whenever it is most convenient for you; participate on the telephone,
at times that are most convenient to you and participate in person, at one of
their friendly and informal focus group venues.
You'll earn points for participating in research studies which
can be redeemed for a reward. Once you have accumulated enough rewards, you can
redeem them for a number of rewards in denominations ranging from £5 to £100. Focus Group by Schlesinger
Reward points are Focus Groups’ virtual currency, every 100 points have a value of $1 which can be redeemed once you reach
Anyone 18 years or older is eligible to join. You can also earn points for referring friends and family members.
American Consumer Opinion™
is made up of over 6 million 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 cash awards, just for being a member.
Whenever you complete a longer survey, you will receive 50 to 5,000 Points, depending on the length of survey. For screeners (very short surveys), you may receive an entry into
a monthly drawing for gift cards, gift codes, or other prizes. Alternatively, you may receive 5 to 50 Points for some screeners. You must have a 1,000-Point minimum balance to redeem Points, either as cash or a charitable donation. I've received many payments from this company
Join Hintsters to take surveys and write reviews about products and services you use. They
will pay you cash through Paypal for each review or survey you complete.
Most surveys take between 15-20 minutes to complete. In addition to surveys, you will be able to review reviews the products and services you've experienced and be rewarded by the quality of your review
and the positive feedback you received from other member of Hintsters. In order to earn more rewards make sure your reviews
highlight all the positive and negative aspects of the product or service and how it compares to alternatives.
Maru Springboard USA |
Maru Springboard America is one of the leading online market research communities in the US, giving fellow Americans the opportunity to participate in surveys and discussions that
will influence the brands, products, and services we all use every day.
They partner with organizations ranging from household brands, government bodies, not-for-profit organizations, and the media who want to better understand public opinion
and inform their decisions.
Unfortunately, they are not currently accepting new members. Please keep checking the site for updates.
is one of the largest online platforms with over 21 million members in 50 countries, encompassing 28 languages.
You get 500 points just for signing up and completing the registration questionnaire and more points for engaging with the site be it completing surveys and polls, referring friends,
playing games or simply engaging in the Toluna community. Points can be exchange for cash, via Paypal, shopping vouchers (20+ to choose from including Amazon and Starbucks)
or charity donations - fancy planting a tree in Peru?
They accept anyone over the age of 13
| MySoapBox Panel|
MySoapBox provide opportunities to earn rewards just for providing feedback on products and services you use every day. Hate it or love it, they want to hear about it and will
reward you with gift cards from such companies as Amazon, Walmart, Target, Starbucks, Macy's and Groupon. You'll earn points for every survey, product test and online activity you complete.
| Nielsen Digital Voice Research Panel|
Nielsen Digital Voice Research Panel is a global leader in
Internet media and market research. Nielsen Digital Voice Research Panel, part of the Nielsen family, which has long been considered
the industry's global standard for Internet and digital media measurement and
analysis. Whilst Nielsen family members have been influential in determining the popularity of television programs for over
50 years, they are currently looking for internet users to participate in Nielsen's panel for the Internet. Today, they are
asking a select group of people to join the Nielsen Digital Voice Research Panel to help them chart the course of the world wide web of tomorrow.
It's free, it's easy to signup and everyone over the age of 18 years can participate. Panel
members are asked to fill out a short profile and download software to enable the company to understand how different people use the internet
and to send you relevant surveys.
To thank you, you are rewarded with the opportunity to win money and prizes including the chance to
win up to $1,000 every single month. Each month, over 400 members are winners so you have a real
chance of regular wins. There are several ways to earn additional entries and increase
your chances of winning including "Extra Credit" quizzes and surveys.
Buzz - The People's Panel|
For every survey you complete at Buzz – The People’s Panel , you will be rewarded with money, no messing with points. The amount you receive for paid surveys depends on the length and type of survey but on average you can expect USD 0.25 – USD 15.00
or more per survey. Sometimes surveys require offline diaries or product trials, in which case rewards are typically USD 15.00 – USD 30.00
Rewards are accumulated in your Buzz panel account where you can transfer your money to your PayPal account whenever the balance in your account reaches USD 10.00. If you prefer, you can
leave the money there to grow and cash it in at a later date.
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 once or twice a month, for which you rarely appear
to get screened out. You are usually paid $3 which you can cash out or save towards bigger rewards from a huge selection including cash and vouchers. 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 looking to recruit Males over 18 years and Females 18-24 only
| Opinion Outpost|
Opinion Outpost is a survey research data collection company. They work with leading marketing
research companies all over the world as well as many Fortune 500 companies.
You earn Opinion Points for each survey you complete. The number of Opinion
Points possible will be displayed with each survey invitation or on the opening
page of the survey. Opinion Points are redeemable for cash.
The Refer-A-Friend option allows you to invite friends and family to join
the research panel at OpinionOutpost.com. You earn Opinion Points for each person
you refer who joins the panel and completes at least one survey.
Panel members must be at least 18 years of age and reside in the United
States or Canada to participate and join the panel. Canadian residents can join
Opinion Outpost Canada (English) or Opinion Outpost Canada (French).
Panda Research is looking for people to participate in surveys and offers
over the web. Many of our customers are willing to pay incentives. They range
from cash, prizes, and drawings for your opinions.
Incentives for online surveys are usually in the form of cash, product samples
and/or gift certificates. The type and amount of incentive vary from $1 - $75 or
more and are based on the type and size of survey and offer, the respondent profile
required by the contract.
Earn $3 just for registering.
| Survey Savvy|
US based operating worldwide, establlished back in 1999 Survey Savvy pay cash for completed surveys and unusually you can
also earn from referring friends - receiving a payment for survey
completed by your referrals, and even by their
referrals, making this ideal if you like to tell your friends about what you're doing.