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):
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!
Harris Poll Online - get paid to take surveys and try possible new FREE products
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.