We receive more questions about paid online surveys than any other topic! I have been taking online surveys from paid survey sites for over 14 years now and have compiled answers to common questions about paid surveys. I have also developed a list of paid survey sites that we personally use/have been paid by.
How much money will you make doing paid surveys online? This varies greatly depending on how much time you are willing to put into it. However, if you sign up for all the companies on our paid survey list, I estimate that just starting out, you can earn $50 – $100 extra each month, and much more than that if you are willing to devote more than a few hours a week to taking surveys. We have had some readers earning $50 – $100 a month on one paid survey site alone. The more companies you sign up for, the more money you will make. The exact amount you earn on paid surveys will depend greatly on the week. Some weeks you will get lots of surveys. Other weeks, not so many surveys.
What paid survey site should I start with? In December 2014, we started the EXCLUSIVE Coupons & Freebies Mom Paid Survey Panel! You can get paid cash to take surveys, right here on our site! It’s 100% free and you can cash out at only $20! We recommend you start with the Coupons & Freebies Mom Paid Survey Panel – Click here to sign up
How do you know which survey companies are legitimate? From personal experience, I can tell you there are many survey companies that are not legitimate. But by personally doing online surveys and getting paid for over 10 years, I can tell you that there are many companies that ARE legitimate. These companies DO pay you cash or gift cards for taking surveys. Taking paid surveys is not a way to get rich quickly, but our survey income is a nice supplement to my husband’s income as an engineer. Doing paid surveys online helps me to be a stay at home mom, which I love.
Want proof that the survey sites really do pay you for taking surveys? Check out our proof of payment checks for the survey companies in our list.
How can these companies pay us for taking surveys? The money originates from corporations looking to do market research, product evaluations and other such surveys. They contract with the legit survey companies to line up panelists that qualify based on criteria (can be anything from age specific to regional location specific or anything they are looking for). Based on your profile you can qualify for the surveys and upon completion are rewarded for your time. Big corporations have huge research budgets and spend millions on market research… these paid surveys are their way of finding out what a target demographic likes about cell phones or cars or whatever the product is. The result – you make money for giving your opinions.
How do you get paid/How quickly will you get paid? It depends on the company. Some companies require you to click on request a check in your account when you log in, those usually take anywhere from 1-8 weeks to arrive (some are quick, some aren’t). Other companies will pay out whatever you have accumulated that month… some right away… some after 30 days. Some companies send paper checks… others do paypal. Once you create your account you can go to the payments/account screen and see what forms of payment options there are. Some companies have a $5 or $20 minimum payout level and some have no minimums. Each company is a little different, but rest assured all the ones we support do actually pay.
Here are some tips on how to make more money doing paid online surveys:
- All survey companies we recommend and use are free to join. NEVER EVER PAY TO JOIN A SURVEY COMPANY!
- Create separate email address that you use just for surveys, and check it every single day!
- Fill out your user profile completely on all survey sites. The survey companies use your user profile to match you to surveys. Some paid survey sites have several user profile sections and several “initial” surveys to fill out, but it will pay off in the end if you complete all of these surveys!
- As a general rule, the more surveys you do, the more surveys you will receive. I have been taking surveys for years and make more money than ever from paid survey sites now!
- Some low paying surveys will lead to higher paid product trials, where you get paid to try new products!
We use/have been paid by the legitimate paid survey companies on our recommended survey list, and it is FREE to sign up and use all of them. Check out our BIG LIST OF PAID SURVEY SITES