There are lots of legitimate paid survey sites, but not all of them are worth your time. On the list you’ll see some of the best and most popular survey sites.
I did some research on every site on the list to make sure they were legit. I’m also a member of a select few of them, and I have gotten paid both by check and PayPal.
Important: Before You Get Started
Some people make hundreds or thousands of dollars(somewhere between $1000–2000) each year taking surveys online, while others can only average $20 every month. Some people plain out can’t make any money most, if not all of the time.
Why? Your demographics is the deciding factor in qualifying for surveys. You might get invited to lots of surveys, but only qualify for a fraction of them. To know if you qualify, you usually have to fill out a screener survey, which can take minutes, enough time to fill out a paid survey, only to find out you don’t qualify. This frustrates a lot of people, so I thought I should give you the heads up.
If that’s ok with you, carry on. If not, there is only one paid survey site on the list that you will like because you avoid having to always fill out screener surveys. It’s #12, my favorite. I saved the best for last.
Disclaimer: I am a member of some of these sites and I am using my referral links. I make money either when you take a survey or cashout for your first time. These links will not affect your earnings. Use them if you want to support this site simply by putting money in your pocket.
1. CashCrate – CashCrate is a GPT(Get Paid To) site that pays you to take surveys, watch videos, complete offers, and more. You might make money a lot faster here than any paid survey site—of course, without spending any money.
See my CashCrate review.
5. Swagbucks – Swagbucks is a GPT site, and you make money watching videos, searching the web, answering surveys, and with cashback shopping.
11. Pinecone Research – Pinecone research is hard to get in since it is invitation only, and It looks like they are open to new members(with certain demographics) only around the start of each month. I’ve never gotten a chance to join them, but if you are interested, you should be able to find one of their invitation links/banners around the web with ease.
12. Prolific Academic – I just discovered Prolific Academic and it has already become my favorite. They only let you take surveys that you qualify for, and they pay good, too. They only pay through PayPal, and their currency is GBP, so make sure you add that currency to your list of currencies in your PayPal account otherwise your payment won’t go through.
See my Prolific Academic review.
There are a lot more legitimate paid survey sites than this, and you might discover more sooner or later, so in the next post I’ll show you how to tell if a paid survey site is legit.
If you use anything else and want to share your experiences, do feel free to share it in the comments below.