If you have ever wondered if you can really make money taking surveys online, the answer is yes, you can. Over the last few years, I have searched the internet looking for legitimate cash paying survey sites and I thought I’d share my top 3 favorites with you. You won’t make a living doing surveys at home, but it is a good way to make a little extra money.
There are a lot of online surveys that award you points that can be redeemed for various things, but I don’t like points, I like cash. All of these survey sites I guarantee that I have been paid from and I am not affiliated with them in any way.
The first one is Surveys.com. This is one of my favorites because you don’t have to wait until you have acquired twenty or more dollars to cash out. As soon as your survey has been processed, the money goes directly into your Paypal account. You can be awarded one dollar, two dollars, three dollars, it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t sound like a lot of money, but it really does add up over time. Another unique feature that they have is an alert that will pop up on your screen when a new survey is available to you. You can choose to open the survey right then or click the option to be reminded later. This is a great feature because higher paying surveys often have their quotas filled very quickly. Surveys.com also will let you know upfront how long a survey is expected to take. As you complete the survey there will also be a bar showing you what percentage you have completed. No wondering here on how much longer will this darn survey take!
One of my favorites is SurveySavvy. This is a great site because you can refer friends or family members to take surveys and you make money from them. If your friend or family member then refers someone, you make money from that. I think I have made more money from my referrals here than the actual surveys that I have completed. This site also has some high paying surveys occasionally. Not too long ago, I was eligible for a twenty dollar survey. You do have to reach a certain dollar amount to cash out, but it doesn’t take too long here. There is also something here called “member portraits”. These are small questionnaires about you and your household that will help survey savvy prequalify you for additional surveys. You want to make sure to do these to qualify for as many surveys as possible.
The last one is MyView. This isn’t my favorite, but I have been paid so it’s worth mentioning. MyView will often send you survey invites, but sometimes you won’t qualify for them. Many times you will be halfway through a survey and then it says you don’t qualify, which is very frustrating. The other two sites I have reviewed will let you know right away if you don’t qualify instead of wasting your time. MyView does however enter you into their monthly sweepstakes if you didn’t qualify to do the complete survey. You must reach twenty-five dollars to cash out, which sometimes takes a while. I should also mention that some of the surveys at MyView are not Internet Explorer 8 compatible at this time. Also, make sure to log in regularly as it will help you qualify for more surveys.
I hope I have saved you a little bit of time researching survey sites. If you have come across any other good cash paying survey sites, please add a comment and let us all know about them!