41 Surveys for Money – From highest average earnings to lowest

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This page shows the 41 most reliable and high paying surveys for money. It took us around two weeks to gather the information and verify the sources.

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In general, the money received for surveys is not worth the time. There are just a few exceptions.

Many sites do not disclose the average earnings per survey. Here we show them as far as we were able to find information online. That can prevent you from losing your time with surveys paying too little or worse, not paying at all.

If you want to earn more for your time, check our article on Make money from home.

The Gist (“Too Long Didn’t Read” version of the article)

  • Don’t share more information than strictly needed/requested. Avoid giving Social security number, bank account number, driver’s license or even detailed medical information
  • Create e-mail only for surveys as sites send several e-mails
  • Install anti malware like MalwareBytes (free and best overall according to LifeWire).
  • Take a break (20/20/20 rule recommended by the American Academy of Ophthalmology [1])
    • For every 20 minutes in front of a screen, take 20 seconds and look at something 20 feet away. You could use a reminder like EyeLeo for Windows or SafeEyes for Linux.
  • Realize that on average, you could earn $5 per hour with big variations but mostly low paying. Only a few pay more than the average.
  • Based on your current situation, you might or not qualify to many surveys
  • Use reddit for constant updates on new survey opportunities.
  • Spend gift cards as soon as you get them or exchange them for cash in a gift card market website. Check those websites in our article Make money from home.
  • Don’t store cash in survey accounts (Sites can close and their amounts are not insured)

Survey websites are sorted by average reward per survey (from highest to lowest).

For simplicity, amounts are expressed in USD but every site, depending on the country, could offer different currency for rewards.

Keep in mind that enterprises change their policies. That might impact reward amounts and sign-up bonus offers. They don’t do it frequently as it would reduce their stability. However, if that happens and you identify big differences from what is shown here, please let us know at our Contact page.

Here are the 41 survey sites reviewed:

  1. Dscout
  2. Respondent.io
  3. Prize Rebel
  4. Mindmover
  5. Opinion Bureau
  6. Prolific Academic
  7. Curious Cat
  8. Panel Base
  9. Survey Bods
  10. Opinion Panel
  11. Panel Opinion
  12. Market Agent
  13. Pinecone Research
  14. Branded Surveys
  15. Pure profile
  16. Triaba Panel
  17. My Points
  18. Survey Junkie
  19. Populus Live
  20. Swagbucks
  21. iPoll
  22. Survey Friends
  23. Answer Points
  24. Survey Time
  25. Harris Poll Online
  26. Inbox Dollars
  27. Life Points
  28. One Opinion
  29. One Poll
  30. You Gov
  31. Vindale Research
  32. Opinion Outpost
  33. Opinium
  34. Survey Club
  35. Your Say Pays
  36. Mingle Respondi
  37. i-Say
  38. Hiving
  39. Crowdology
  40. Google Opinion Rewards
  41. Qmee

1 Dscout

  • Estimated amount per survey: $50
  • Threshold payout: $20
  • Payout method: PayPal
  • Average time per survey: a few days
  • Link
  • Remarks:
    • Eligibility criteria is exigent.
    • Surveys fill up fast.
    • The app is available worldwide.

2 Respondent.io

  • Estimated amount per survey: $50
  • Threshold payout: $0.1
  • Payout method: PayPal
  • Average minutes per survey: 60
  • Link
  • Remarks:
    • Requires Facebook or LinkedIn account to prove identity

3 Prize Rebel

  • Estimated amount per survey: $0.5 – $20
  • Threshold payout: $2 (for Amazon voucher)
  • Payout method: PayPal or gift cards
  • Average minutes per survey: 10
  • Link
  • Remarks:
    • Requires Facebook or LinkedIn account to prove identity
    • Referrals available to earn more while referring friends

4 Mindmover

  • Estimated amount per survey: $0.5 – $10
  • Threshold payout: $20
  • Payout method: PayPal or Amazon vouchers
  • Average minutes per survey: 15-20
  • Link
  • Remarks:
    • Infrequent surveys

5 Opinion Bureau

  • Estimated amount per survey: $1 – $10
  • Threshold payout: $10
  • Payout method: PayPal or vouchers
  • Link
  • Remarks:
    • Sign-up bonus: $5

6 Prolific Academic

  • Estimated amount per survey: $1 – $10
  • Threshold payout: $5 ($20 with no fee)
  • Payout method: Money
  • Average minutes per survey: 45
  • Link
  • Remarks:
    • Getting a high score in surveys let users qualify to better paid surveys

7 Curious Cat

  • Estimated amount per survey: $0.5 – $10
  • Threshold payout: $1
  • Payout method: PayPal
  • Link
  • Average minutes per survey: 3
  • Remarks:
    • It is a mobile app

8 Panel Base

  • Estimated amount per survey: $0.25 – $10
  • Threshold payout: $10
  • Payout method: Money, vouchers or price draws
  • Average minutes per survey: 5-10
  • Link
  • Remarks:
    • Sign-up bonus: $3
    • Less opportunities than other sites. The site will send you mails only with the few surveys you qualify for.

9 Survey Bods

  • Estimated amount per survey: $0.25 – $5
  • Threshold payout: $15
  • Payout method: Bank transfer, Amazon vouchers or price draws
  • Average minutes per survey: 10
  • Link
  • Remarks:
    • Sign-up bonus: $1.5
    • Site bans users filling 3 surveys incorrectly (e.g. non-sense answers to surveys)

10 Opinion Panel

  • Estimated amount per survey: $4 (50 points)
  • Threshold payout: $25
  • Payout method: Well-known brands vouchers (e.g. Amazon)
  • Average minutes per survey: 10
  • Link
  • Remarks:
    • Sign-up bonus: $10
    • Biggest research panel site in UK for people between 13 and 30
    • App available for filling surveys using phone

11 Panel Opinion

  • Estimated amount per survey: $4 (50 points)
  • Threshold payout: $10
  • Payout method: Money
  • Average minutes per survey: 10 – 15
  • Link

12 Market Agent

  • Estimated amount per survey: $0.1 – $3.6
  • Threshold payout: $10
  • Payout method: PayPal or gift cards
  • Average minutes per survey: 15
  • Link

13 Pinecone Research

  • Estimated amount per survey: $3
  • Threshold payout: $3
  • Payout method: PayPal, cheque or VISA gift card
  • Average minutes per survey: 15
  • Link
  • Remarks:
    • Available in USA, UK, Canada, Germany, and France, and has a minimum age of 18 to sign up.

14 Branded Surveys

  • Estimated amount per survey: $3 (300 points)
  • Threshold payout: $5
  • Payout method: PayPal or gift card
  • Average minutes per survey: 10 – 20
  • Link
  • Remarks:
    • Available in the US, UK and Canada and has a minimum age of 16 to sign up.
    • Sometimes, surveys must be completed outside the site’s platform
    • Referrals available to earn more while referring friends

15 Pure profile

  • Estimated amount per survey: $0.1– $3 (300 points)
  • Threshold payout: $20
  • Payout method: Bank transfer or PayPal
  • Average minutes per survey: 15
  • Link
  • Remarks:
    • Transfers can take up to 30 business days

16 Triaba Panel

  • Estimated amount per survey: $0.16 – $2.8
  • Threshold payout: $8
  • Payout method: PayPal or gift cards
  • Average minutes per survey: 6 – 10
  • Link
  • Remarks:
    • Available in 84 countries

17 My Points

  • Estimated amount per survey: $2.5
  • Threshold payout: $3
  • Payout method: Gift cards
  • Average minutes per survey: 6 – 10
  • Link
  • Remarks:
    • You have to be at least 13 years old to register

18 Survey Junkie

  • Estimated amount per survey: $0.45 – $2.25
  • Threshold payout: $10
  • Payout method: PayPal or gift cards
  • Average minutes per survey: 6 – 10
  • Link
  • Remarks:
    • You have to be at least 13 years old to register if you live in the US, Canada or Australia. And older than 16 if you live in California (US).

19 Populus Live

  • Estimated amount per survey: $2 (2 points)
  • Threshold payout: $50
  • Payout method: Bank transfer or cheque
  • Average minutes per survey: 15 – 20
  • Link

20 Swagbucks

  • Estimated amount per survey: $0.4 – $2 (100 points)
  • Threshold payout: $3 for gift cards and $25 for PayPal
  • Payout method: PayPal or gift cards
  • Average minutes per survey: 10 – 20
  • Link
  • Remarks:
    • You have to be at least 13 years old to register

21 iPoll

  • Estimated amount per survey: $1.7 (40 points)
  • Threshold payout: $20
  • Payout method: Money, vouchers and magazine subscriptions
  • Average minutes per survey: 10 – 20
  • Link

22 Survey Friends

  • Estimated amount per survey: $0.02 – $1.5
  • Threshold payout: $10
  • Payout method: PayPal and vouchers (from Amazon, LoveToShop) and other rewards
  • Average minutes per survey: 5
  • Link

23 Answer Points

  • Estimated amount per survey: $0.5 – $1.5
  • Threshold payout: 500 points
  • Payout method: PayPal and vouchers (from Amazon, LoveToShop) and other rewards
  • Average minutes per survey: 5
  • Link
  • Remarks:
    • UK enterprise

24 Survey Time

  • Estimated amount per survey: $1
  • Threshold payout: $0.01
  • Payout method: PayPal, BTC via Coinbase or gift cards
  • Link

25 Harris Poll Online

  • Estimated amount per survey: $1
  • Threshold payout: $10
  • Payout method: Gift cards or charity donation
  • Link
  • Remarks:
    • You have to be at least 13 years old to register

26 Inbox Dollars

  • Estimated amount per survey: $1
  • Threshold payout: $30
  • Payout method: Cheque, prepaid VISA card or gift cards
  • Link
  • Remarks:
    • Sign-up bonus: $5
    • You have to be at least 18 years old to register

27 Life Points

  • Estimated amount per survey: $1 (100 points)
  • Threshold payout: $20
  • Payout method: PayPal and well-known brands vouchers (including Amazon)
  • Average minutes per survey: 15
  • Link
  • Remarks:
    • My Survey and Global Test Market have merged to form Life Points.

28 One Opinion

  • Estimated amount per survey: $1 (1000 points)
  • Threshold payout: $25
  • Payout method: Gift cards
  • Link
  • Remarks:
    • You have to be at least 13 years old to register. And if you are under 18, you must get a parental consent before joining the site.
    • If you don’t take surveys for 90 days your account will become inactive. And after 180 days of no activity your account is closed and your earnings lost

29 One Poll

  • Estimated amount per survey: $1 (1000 points)
  • Threshold payout: $40
  • Payout method: Gift cards
  • Average minutes per survey: 3
  • Link
  • Remarks:
    • Available in US and UK
    • Some users report being stuck just below the $40 threshold to get a payment

30 You Gov

  • Estimated amount per survey: $0.5
  • Threshold payout: $50
  • Payout method: Money and prize draws
  • Average minutes per survey: 5 – 30
  • Link
  • Remarks:
    • Most surveys are on current issues, what make them interesting.

31 Vindale Research

  • Estimated amount per survey: $0.5
  • Threshold payout: $50
  • Payout method: PayPal
  • Link
  • Remarks:
    • Sign-up bonus: $1
    • You have to be at least 18 years old and be in the US, UK or Australia.

32 Opinion Outpost

  • Estimated amount per survey: $0.5 (50 points)
  • Threshold payout: $2.5
  • Payout method: PayPal and gift cards
  • Link
  • Average minutes per survey: 10 – 15
  • Remarks:
    • You have to be at least 17 years old

33 Opinium

  • Estimated amount per survey: $0.5
  • Threshold payout: $25
  • Payout method: Bank transfer and gift cards
  • Link
  • Average minutes per survey: 5

34 Survey Club

  • Estimated amount per survey: $0.5
  • Threshold payout: $20
  • Payout method: PayPal, travel miles or gift cards
  • Link
  • Remarks:
    • You have to be at least 18 years old to use a PayPal account for cash out. Or 16 for Amazon gift card.

35 Your Say Pays

  • Estimated amount per survey: $0.5
  • Threshold payout: $20
  • Payout method: PayPal
  • Link
  • Average minutes per survey: 2 – 15

36 Mingle Respondi

  • Estimated amount per survey: $0.4
  • Threshold payout: $16
  • Payout method: Cash, vouchers or charity donations.
  • Link
  • Remarks:
    • Surveys tend to be quick.

37 i-Say

  • Estimated amount per survey: $0.1
  • Threshold payout: $15
  • Payout method: PayPal and gift cards (including Amazon, Lewis and Argos)
  • Link
  • Average minutes per survey: 15
  • Remarks:
    • From Ipsos.
    • You have to be at least 18 years older and live in the US.

38 Hiving

  • Estimated amount per survey: $0.05 (50 points)
  • Threshold payout: $4
  • Payout method: Money
  • Link
  • Remarks:
    • It is a UK enterprise.
    • Allow earnings through referrals.

39 Crowdology

  • Estimated amount per survey: $0.4
  • Threshold payout: $4 ($10 for Amazon vouchers)
  • Payout method: PayPal
  • Link
  • Average minutes per survey: 2 – 15
  • Remarks:
    • This enterprise is in UK.

40 Google Opinion Rewards

  • Estimated amount per survey: $0.1
  • Threshold payout: $0.1
  • Payout method: Google Play credit
  • Link
  • Average minutes per survey: 1
  • Remarks:
    • It is a mobile app

41 Qmee

  • Estimated amount per survey: $0.3
  • Threshold payout: $0.01
  • Payout method: PayPal
  • Link
  • Average minutes per survey: 5 – 20

Toluna is also a survey site but its rewards varies too much. It pays through PayPal, vouchers (requires 80,000 points) or price draws (500 points). Each survey gives you between 1,200 and 50,000 points)

What is the next step?

As stated at the beginning of the article and the data above shows, surveys are not high paying tasks. They still have the merit of not requiring qualifications to do them. You can even use a mobile app for a few of them. If you want to earn more for your time, read our article on Make money from home.

Sources

[1] American Academy of Ophthalmology, Eye Strain: How to Prevent Tired Eyes; at https://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/what-is-eye-strain (visited June 28, 2021).

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