Make Money Online

I’ve been taking paid surveys online for over 14 years. Lots of readers want to know the best paid survey sites, so here is a list of favorites I personally recommend / have been paid by. Yes, you do actually get paid.

In my opinion, the easiest survey site and highest earnings are from Surveyhead. They are by far my favorite site to use; they payout with paypal or Amazon gift cards & you get $5 free just for signing up. If you are going to try any site first, try iPoll (formerly called Surveyhead):

Get $5 for taking online surveys!

iPoll <–Click here to get your FREE $5 sign up bonus (then click the link in the email message you receive from iPoll to activate your account and start receiving paid surveys!)

MommyTalk Surveys – If you are a parent, this is the perfect site for you. Get $5 FREE to sign up. It’s similar to Surveyhead but has more surveys just for parents. I LOVE this site!

MommyTalk surveys

Harris Poll Online - get paid to take surveys and try possible new FREE products

Ipsos Survey Panel – (United States and Canada Ipsos Survey Panel sign up link) – you can sign up in USA or Canada!

Toluna Opinions: Earn $ for taking surveys AND test products for free! Plus you will get an entry for a $2500 sweepstakes when you register!

Springboard America - earn rewards for participating in surveys!

NPD Online Research – get paid cash to take surveys + win up to $5000 – lots of great monthly giveaways too!

GlobalTestMarket – paid surveys + possible FREE products!

MyView – sends HIGH PAYING surveys, including a $125 paid survey

Pinecone Research – an EXCLUSIVE panel that only accepts sign up at certain periods.They pay QUICKLY via Paypal, and you are automatically qualified for every survey they send! CLICK HERE to see if they are currently accepting sign ups!

ZoomPanel – Share your opinion and get rewarded. Your opinion can drive how leading companies improve and develop new products and services.

SurveySpot – sent out FREE snack food products and a $180 paid survey!

Cash Crate - this one offers everything from paid surveys to get paid to try offers. Cash can add up pretty quickly with the more offers you do!

Survey Savvy – they have sent out more invitations recently, including one for a $50 survey. Woot!

My Survey- they send out quite a few invitations and their surveys are quick and fun! Some lead to paid trials (where you get paid to try new products at home)!

Opinion Outpost – one of my FAVORITES, cash out at $5! I get lots of survey invitations and the surveys are fun!

Mindfield Online - sends out LOTS of survey invitations, some lead to PAID TRIALS… and the minimum payout level is $5. Plus, they pay via Paypal (or check if you prefer).

American Consumer Opinion – nice variety of paid surveys

Epoll – Free Amazon, Starbucks, Target gift cards & more + win up to $250 just by joining!

HCD Surveys- this one offers lots of surveys where you watch a video (very fun!) and also health care and political surveys (it was great fun during the 2008 election!)

Inbox Dollars – get $5 to sign up, paid surveys and get paid to read emails, plus get paid to do offers. Cash adds up quickly through offers.

Send Earnings- get $5 to sign up, a sister site to Inbox Dollars, very similar

MyPoints – We have been using mypoints since about 2001 and have gotten dozens of $25 restaurant gift cards (starbucks, chili’s,etc) as payments. They also have target, walmart even paypal payout options.

National Consumer Panel (formerly Nielsen Homescan)- You can earn points redeemable for scanning your grocery purchases as well as doing surveys. Cash in the points for electronics (TVs, gaming systems) and other awesome prizes. Lots of cool freebies!

Lastly, you can also make money selling used books to Cash4Books, if they aren’t taking your books now, try again in a couple weeks as they cycle through their inventory. A great company to deal with.

If you want to read our original article with the proof of payment photos (pictures of checks received), here is a link to the original Make Money Online article.

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  • 10.16.12 marilou

    I am also a member of JD Power Panel and find it an awesome survey site if you have the time

  • 12.02.12 Carla Foust

    Hi! I just wanted to let you know of another one. This site really pays and I’ve received $50 already. Granted it is gift cards or Virtual Visa, but it works. J.D. Power Panel. You can even earn $0.10 per survey if you don’t qualify.

  • 03.26.13 martha McCormick

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  • 05.30.13 Phyllis

    If my children are all grown & not living at home, would I qualify for Mommy Talk? There are babies in my family, but they are my nieces’ babies. Mommy Talk sounds really good, but it seems I may not qualify for many of the surveys.

  • 05.30.13 Jaime Prideaux

    Phyllis, yes you would still be able to sign up if your children are grown. Most of the surveys are looking for folks of various ages and locations, with or without children (or children all grown up).

  • 07.05.13 Cindy S.

    This is an awesome survey company. I participate in a lot of survey programs….but I agree…this is one of the best. Quick, easy, fair in the payment process/earnings. : )

  • 07.08.13 Donna Martin

    Great post! Working from home online is becoming more and more popular today and as a result it is also getting harder to find legitimate ways to make money online.

  • 07.11.13 chelesa sims

    I have made money on surveyhead and mommytalk Surveys. Thank you I first got the links from this blog.

  • 07.27.13 Kathleen

    Thank you so much for the info. I just signed up for my very first try with online surveys. I’m taking your advice and starting with iPoll. I also think Survey Spot would be great too. I LOVE snacks! =)

  • 11.21.13 Sheetal Vastani

    Thanks for the tip. Most dont work in my country but i will give them a shot :)

  • 11.23.13 Mai

    Ok gals, i have began to follow this awesome site for about 2 weeks now and i gotta say….i am in love. Being a single mom, living with difficult family members, working and living on minimum wage is hard. But this site gave me some awesome high paying surveys that actually pay up. I only use 2 for now. Ipoll and global testmarket. Already rack up $50 in A few hrs a day doing surveys and some diapers trials with global test market. Ipoll got $10 in there. really recommend GLOBAL TEST MARKET ….they got better rewards.

  • 12.02.13 edriss

    A way that you can help me earn money by filling out surveys about training, I will be happy

    thank you- edriss

  • 12.13.13 md Kennedy

    I have participating in iPsos and Zoom for almost a year now. No prizes yet, but you never know!

  • 12.30.13 David Smith

    I have been doing surveys and activities with Ipsos, MyView, My Points and e-rewards for a long time. It can take awhile to gain enough points to be able to get a reward (like Amazon gift card), but when I do, it’s usually a good amount. I think I’ve probably received about $2000 in Amazon cards and other prizes over the last 3-4 years. It isn’t a whole lot, but it usually really helps around CHristmas or my son’s birthday for presents. Thanks for the info and Happy New Year

  • 12.31.13 cyndi. Sheffield

    I have a question for anyone who can help me.I’m doing the online surveys an I just received. my pay pal card in the mail what do I do now.activate it?d can I use it for all the survey sites that pay through pay pal.an do the sites put the money on there when you earn enough to pay out.?I’m new at this an I’m list.please help me.anyone thank you.

  • 01.16.14 Jessica cruz

    I have tryed different surrey places that take forever to give u a good surrey or even enough to cash out , the opion post is one I like , n I’m going to give a few of the ones mentioned a try, hope I have better luck ! Thanks !!