OK so you know how I’m all about that side hustle? Well getting paid for online surveys is my latest thing. Two weeks ago I saw a google ad claiming you can earn $500 a week from surveys. A normal person would think scam alert and move on but all I heard was DING! DING! DING! So I risked having my identity stolen, entered all my personal details and signed up to 16 different survey sites in one go. In two weeks I’ve managed to earn $60.78 which is pretty good for someone on a low income. Be warned, not all survey sites are legit so read my reviews below before signing up.
Edit: In one month I have made $90 in gift vouchers, $40 in paypal and $20 cash in my bank. That’s just by doing surveys while watching TV.
Ranked in order from highly recommend to don’t even bother my online survey recommendations are:
This is definitely number one on my list. They email you regular survey opportunities, tell you how much you can earn per survey and it’s been easy to qualify for them. In two weeks I’ve earnt $13.50 from short surveys while watching TV at night. The average survey is about 10 minutes and earns you about $1.00. If you don’t qualify for a survey or it times out then you still earn $0.10. Minimum redeemable reward value is $20 either straight into your bank account or through gift cards. Worth signing up for, you also get a $5 referral bonus when a friend signs up and does a survey (maxes out at $25). Takes about a week for the funds to be deposited in your account.
This was the first survey site I joined 9 years ago and would be my number one choice but you don’t get paid in cash, only gift cards. It doesn’t take long to earn a reward as surveys are generally $2 for 20 minutes. Unfortunately there’s no reward for timing out or not qualifying but I found that I qualify for a lot of them. Gift cards are emailed quickly (almost immediately) and the minimum amount needed to redeem is $20.
This one has a point system. Basically you need 30,000 points for a $10 reward. I think it’s 300 points for a 10 minute survey. This one rates at number 3 because I did a 4.5 hour survey for $35. Most of the surveys are 15 minutes, easy to qualify for and funds can be paid into your paypal account or via gift cards.
Global Test Market
This has provided the most amount of survey opportunities but I probably only qualify for about 50% of them. They reward you in ‘lifestyle points’ which add up to earn you vouchers. A 10-15 minute survey earns you 100 lifestyle points and the minimum you need to redeem is 1250 lifestyle points for a $10 giftcard. I was doing a big 40 minute survey for 500 lifestyle points yesterday and it timed out meaning I got nothing but some sweep entries into their monthly draw. Cheers mate. Over the past two weeks I’ve earned 1410 lifestyle points (approx. $11.28) and 460 sweeps into their monthly draw, that shows just how many surveys I didn’t qualify for.
Another point system but easier to follow. You need 1000 points for $10 cash. I got 90 points from just doing profile (registration) surveys. I started to ignore these emails because I was getting so many from different sites but finally logged in today and qualified for one. You can get 220 points for 23 minutes. If you time out you still get 20 points and a competition entry. This is one I will start pursuing because you get about $1 for a 10 minute surveys which is up there with the sites mentioned above.
It took quite a while for the survey opportunities to start being sent through to me so I haven’t actually done any yet. I logged in and I have 20 points from registration surveys and need 100 points for a $10 gift card. May move up this list if I start doing them regularly.
Another points one. You need 3000 points to start redeeming through paypal although I’m uncertain of what amount that yields. By completing my profile surveys I was able to earn 1520 points so already halfway there. There seems to be lots of survey opportunities available however I never qualify for them. It has a mobile app which sent me heaps of notifications but unfortunately it’s not user friendly on my device, I would give it a go on an ipad for sure. Points expire with this one, not sure how often. I might persist a little longer then give up.
Another points system. This one you need 42,000 points for $50 paypal cash. They have an app that was sending me daily notifications (plus lots of emails for opportunities) but the app isn’t functional on my phone either. So far from registration and a couple of surveys I have 2450 points. I had an opportunity today to earn 2000 points ($2.40) for a 30 minute survey which just wasn’t worth it. Don’t bother doing a survey if it works out to be less than $1 per 10 minutes.
These seem like good and relevant surveys but you need 5000 points for $23.95 for paypal (it converts from a different currency) and I realised that valued opinions offers you surveys from them so you might as well complete all your surveys on there and save yourself logging into multiple sites. I have 150 points from registration and two surveys. Stick to Valued Opinons.
So this one you only need to earn $8.50 to cash out into your paypal and they also have an app but it isn’t user friendly on my phone. Unfortunately I’ve only received 2 emails and haven’t qualified for any surveys. I logged in to find 3 current survey opportunities but clicked on 2 and they said their quota was full, clicked on the other and it said I didn’t qualify without even asking me questions. It said a 10 minute survey would earn you $1.36 which is quite good but I don’t know if I’ll bother trying with this one. You don’t earn anything for not qualifying and so far I have earned a big fat zero.
Online survey bureau
It looks like the surveys for this one only earn you entries to win cash. Not keen. Next.
I couldn’t even login. Probably where my recent explosion in email and text message scammers came from.
This site does not seem user friendly or professional, very gimmicky with too much going on and no surveys. Another points system, I somehow earnt 431 but am not going to bother with this one either. You need 1110 for $10 but I won’t waste any more time on it. Also it looks like points expire if not redeemed in a month.
Didn’t get anywhere with this one because when I clicked on the registration link in my email my virus protection said I would get scammed.