7 Legitimate Paid Survey Sites to Make Extra Money Each Month
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Readers often ask about legitimate paid survey sites. Well, the truth is, we’re just not that into them.
We get bored clicking off answers, and oftentimes the payout isn't commensurate with the amount of time we spend on these sites and the amount of personal information we’re sharing.
But you’re right. There’s a certain appeal to filling out surveys with the TV flashing in the background or with your favorite podcast hosts chatting into the air next to you. Plus, you don’t have to leave the couch as you answer questions about yourself.
It’s not too difficult.
If you want to take the dive, here's are our recommendation: Sign up for these legitimate survey sites all at once. Chances are, you’ll qualify for at least one or two surveys on each site a month.
1. VIP Voice
VIP Voice surveys are relatively quick to complete and reward you with points you can redeem for cash or gift cards.
Sign up for this at the beginning of the month and plan to login a few times each week. You’ll have no trouble earning an extra $30 this month with almost no work.
Swagbucks is definitely a reader favorite, probably because of the wide variety of ways to make money beyond taking surveys.
It’s also famous for handing out free rewards points (they’re called SBs) at random just for being a member.
Plus, you get $5 just for signing up and taking your first survey.
You’ll get SBs for each survey you qualify for and complete that you can redeem for cash via PayPal or gift cards to a number of popular retailers, including Amazon.
This platform lets you earn gift cards for taking polls, answering surveys and other things you do online — a great way to cash in on long lines or an endless commute. You’ll earn a $5 bonus when you complete your first five surveys.
4. Opinion Outpost
Opinion Outpost offers surveys from all kinds of businesses and organizations. Most of them take around 10 minutes to complete and will earn you points you can redeem for free gift cards to places like Amazon and iTunes.
What sets it apart from other survey sites is it gives away $40,000 every year. It has a quarterly drawing for a $10,000 cash prize — and for every survey you complete, you’ll get one entry into the sweepstakes!
5. Survey Junkie
Survey Junkie’s clean look and “cashout wheel” keep you motivated to take as many surveys as you want. They're relatively quick to complete and reward you with points. Once you earn 1,000 points — or $10 — you can cash out for gift cards or cash paid via PayPal.
6. Harris Poll
Sign up for an online market research site like Harris Poll to participate.
Most surveys pay between $3 and $4 each for 20 minutes of your time. Heck, you can even fill them out while you watch TV — nice way to earn money in your down time!
Larger panels are hosted locally. These usually require two to four hours of your time — and you don’t get to watch Netflix while you’re at it — but they pay up to $75.
Since it started, PrizeRebel has given out more than $15 million in cash and rewards. It processes rewards within 24 hours (or instantly if you’re a “gold” level user), so you get paid fast.
You won’t get rich using PrizeRebel, but it’s a legit site — we’ve tried it ourselves. You earn points by taking surveys. You can cash in as soon as you earn 500 points, which gets you $5.
You’ll redeem points for cash or gift cards from more than 500 brands, including Amazon, PayPal, eBay, Walmart — plus stuff you won’t find everywhere, like Buffalo Wild Wings, Uber and Nike.
One Penny Hoarder writer was immediately offered dozens of surveys after signing up. Each paid out up to $4 and took between 10 and 35 minutes to complete.