How To Make Extra Money By Taking Surveys!

Make money with surveys

Did you know that you can make as much as $500 a month just by taking surveys? Yepp, that’s right! I’ve done it, and it’s a great side hustle which you can do in your spare time. Hey, you can even take a survey while on the loo, instead of stalking someone’s Facebook profile 😉

My advice is to sign up to all of them! More surveys to take = more money, am I right? Of course, it’s best to use a different email address if you are going to sign up to all of them (most people have multiple email addresses nowadays anyway). This way, you can login to this designated email address when you have some extra time on your hands, just to do surveys!

Now, there might be some spammy survey sites out there, but I’m here to show you which ones are legit, and also share with you some tips.

Here’s the list..

Survey Junkie

How it works: Survey Junkie is very straightforward and user-friendly. It runs on a point system, where the points are converted into cash (1,000 points = $10). This survey site has a $10 threshold. although each survey will earn you between 100 and 200 points, so it won’t take you long to reach the 1,000 points.

Payment method: Redeem points for cash via Paypal

Who’s it for: Survey Junkie is available in Canada, United States, UK, and Australia.

Sign up bonus: $5 registration bonus

Paid ViewPoint

How it works: Survey lengths vary, but are typically between 5-10 minutes. There is a $15 account minimum to cash out

Payment method: Redeem points for cash via Paypal or gift cards

Who’s it for: Paid ViewPoint is available worldwide

Sign up bonus: Amounts vary per country

Swagbucks

How it works: Swagbucks is a favourite of many! Here you can earn cash or gift cards for doing everyday things like watch videos, online shopping, taking surveys, etc. There are MANY ways to earn swag bucks, but the majority of the ‘simple’ tasks will earn you around 1-15 bucks (a $5 gift card costs 450 swag bucks). Although, for doing tasks you would normally do, why not do them and get paid too?

Payment method: Redeem points for cash via Paypal

Who’s it for: Swagbucks is available in Canada, United States, UK, Australia and Ireland.

Sign up bonus: $5 registration bonus

Opinion Outpost

How it works: This survey site is easy to use, and surveys are chosen especially for you depending on your profile (it’s a good idea to be 100% honest when filling it out). There is a 100 point payout minimum (100 points = $10).

Payment method: Redeem points for cash via Paypal or Amazon

Who’s it for: Opinion Outpost is available in Canada, United States and UK.

YouGov

How it works: YouGov is one of the largest research companies, and most of the surveys take 5-10 minutes to complete. These will earn you around 1,000 points ($1 is equal to 1,400 points). This survey site requires a minimum of 25,000 points ($15 worth) to request rewards. (In the UK, a £50 minimum account balance is required).

Payment method: Redeem points for cash via Paypal

Who’s it for: YouGov is available worldwide

Sign up bonus: 1,000 point signup bonus

VIP Voice

How it works: VIP Voice isn’t like any other survey site. This survey panel doesn’t offer cash rewards or gift cards. Instead, member receive the chance to enter sweepstakes and auctions by earning points. The number of points you earn depends on your current reward level, how many surveys you have completed, plus whether you qualify for the survey.

Payment method: Explained above

Who’s it for: VIP Voice is available in United States and Canada

Sign up bonus: Entered into their $1,000 Registration Sweepstakes

Global Test Market

How it works: Global Test Markey is among the largest paid-survey companies in the world with a membership of over 5.5 million people spread across 200 countries. The average survey on this site takes around 15 minutes, earning you 20-35 points.

Payment method: Redeem points for cash via Paypal or gift cards

Who’s it for: Global Test Market is available in 49 countries

Valued Opinions

How it works: Most surveys on Valued Opinions will take 15-20 minutes to complete, and you will get rewarded between $1 and $5. Once your balance is $10 or above, you can redeem your reward for gift vouchers.

Payment method: Redeem points for gift vouchers.

Who’s it for: Valued Opinions is available in United States, UK & Australia

Sign up bonus: $5 bonus

Vindale Research

How it works: Vindale Research is one of oldest survey companies out there. To be paid, all that you will be required to do is review some products as well as take online surveys. Vindale pays between $0.25 and $50 for each completed survey. The minimum cashout limit is $50, which is high compared to the payout in other survey sites.

Payment method: Redeem points for cash via Paypal or a cheque.

Who’s it for: Vindale Research is available in United States, UK, Brazil & Australia

Sign up bonus: $2 bonus

Toluna

How it works: Toluna is one of the largest paid-survey websites globally. You can earn point by taking surveys, participating in writing opinions, sponsored polls, etc. The redemption balance is $20 (60,000 points). Each survey provides roughly 2000-3000 points, that means you would have to complete around 30 surveys just to reach the minimum amount, and each survey takes around 25 minutes to complete.

Payment method: Redeem points for cash via Paypal or gift cards

Who’s it for: Toluna is available worldwide

Sign up bonus: 2,000 points signup bonus

Share your experience with taking surveys online! Do you have any favourite survey sites? Have you been able to make extra money?

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