The Paid Surveys Page
Social media sites profit from your information, why not cut out the middlemen and get paid directly for sharing your opinions and knowledge?
There are all sorts of paid survey companies (market research companies that allow members to get paid to take online surveys or participate in focus groups). We only review the best, you won't find scams or shady companies here. Also, we only review companies that offer free paid surveys. Never join a survey company that asks you for money before you can participate. Any survey service that asks you for money up front is a scam.
Note: Many of the reviews on this page have been temporarily removed as we audit some of the older reviews to make sure they're still legitimate. Reviews should be coming back online over the coming days.
Availability: InternationalOne of the oldest (launched in 2000), and arguably the best, paid survey company around. SurveySavvy pays up to $10 per survey, with most surveys in the $1 to $5 range. They offer frequent surveys and a number of other research based earning opportunities.
Referral Program: Members are paid $2/survey for referrals and $1/survey for second level referrals. The most generous referral program out there.
Update: Check out their new SavvyConnect program. Get paid monthly for installing an app on your mobile device(s).
Availability: InternationalPrizeRebel is one of the bigger incentive marketing companies out there with over 5 million members. They offers other paid activities in addition to surveys, including paid videos, paid signups and other paid offers/tasks. Member payments are made via gift cards, PayPal or direct deposit with a low $5 minimum.
Referral Program: 20% for the lifetime of your referrals.
Availability: InternationalSwagBucks pays for more than just surveys. Members can also get rewards for shopping, trying offers, watching videos and more. Survey quantity is less than some of the others but they make up for it with more options.
Referral Program: Earn $3 and 10% for life from active referrals.
Availability: InternationalThis one is a new addition so we don't have feedback about survey quantity yet, but they do offer about $1.25 for the initial signup survey. Members can request payment (via PayPal) at a low $15 threshold.
Referral Program: 20% on referral earnings, applied to account when referrals request payment. Note that this requirement is lifted after 100 referrals.
Availability: InternationalInstaGC offers members numerous ways to make money in addition to paid surveys including clicking, shopping, watching videos and receiving phone calls. Payment can be requested via gift cards or directly through options like PayPal or direct deposit. $1 sign up bonus.
Referral Program: $1 per referral and 10% when they earn.
Availability: InternationalBrandedSurveys is well established and has a decent volume of new surveys. They pay varying amounts per survey, starting at pocket change and going up to around $5.
Referral Program: Members earn between $.50 and $2.00 per referral depending on their member level.
Availability: InternationalMyPoints has been around since 2004 and offers regular paid surveys along with other earning opportunities including shopping, offers and rewards for printing and using coupons. Points earned can be redeemed for gift cards at a variety of stores, Amazon included. They do not currently offer a cash redemption option.
Referral Program: 10% for referrals with a cash bonus for referrals who spend $20 in shopping.
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