We could all do with a bit of extra money at the moment and seeing as lots of us have a bit of extra time on our hands, I thought I’d do a bit of a round-up of the best paid survey sites so you know which sites to sign up to if you want to earn some extra money.
You’re never going to make a fortune from completing surveys but you can earn enough to make it worth your while. There are stacks of survey sites about online but I find it better to focus on just a few key sites rather than signing up to them all. These would be the ones I’d start with if I were you…
This is always top of my list for the best paid survey sites because I’ve done so well from it myself over the last few years. You earn Swagbucks from completing surveys, playing games, watching videos, shopping and even from free trials and you can then convert them into vouchers or PayPal credits. I’ve shared a few times over the last couple of years how well I do from Swagbucks and lots of you have joined up and had the same experience.
I save my Swagbucks up through the year and convert them into Amazon vouchers every November to pay for Christmas presents.
Opinion Outpost is another big one if we’re talking about the best paid survey sites and I know lots of you have done well from them. They’ll send you emails when a survey comes up that matches your profile and when you complete one, you earn points which can again be redeemed for vouchers, Amazon gift cards and PayPal.
This is a really well paying one but is more effort so you need to decide if it’s worth it. Basically, Ipsos are doing lots of research to try and build a picture of all online activity in the UK across smartphones, tablets and computers. You need to install their app on your devices and after completing the follow-up questionnaire, you will be enrolled on to the reward scheme where, once you complete your first month you will receive a £10 Love to Shop voucher. You get a further £10 voucher after every month that you have this installed so you could earn £120 a year which is a good amount towards Christmas.
Toluna works with some pretty big brands to gather your opinions via surveys and product testing and is very much an online community rather than just a survey site. You can earn points which again you can convert into Paypal and gift cards.
i-Say / Prolific / Valued Opinions / YouGov
I feel like I’m repeating myself a bit now as there’s not much extra to say about any of the rest of these survey sites so I’ve popped them all together. I’d class them in the best paid survey sites online and they all do exactly what they say on the tin – you do a survey, you get paid, you cash out in PayPal or gift cards. I almost didnt include YouGov though because, whilst they are one of the best paid survey sites, they do have a much higher withdrawal threshold that you need to reach before you can access your earnings. It can take a good while to reach the £50 needed to cash out and I can imagine how frustrating it is to be sitting on £40+ waiting for more to come through.
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