Paid Surveys

Top 10 Survey Panels for 2014

August 26, 2014 4 comments by Anna T

Top 10 Best Survey Panels for 2014I like taking paid surveys, I always have. I even wrote an entire eBook about doing it. This has never been a hobby that has paid the bills for me, but I love the little incentives and it’s really easy to do. I admit I don’t do it as religiously as I used to, but there are some panels that I’ve been part of for a long time that I will still take the occasional survey for. If you take surveys for extra cash, then you know that nothing stays the same in the world of online surveys.

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Rack Up On Amazon Codes With the YourWord Panel

July 30, 2014 5 comments by Anna T

Earn $5 Amazon codes for your opinions using the YourWord panel.I don’t do survey panel reviews very regularly on this blog, but YourWord is a newer one that I keep reading some positive things about. While this panel does not have cash as an option for redemption, they do have Amazon gift codes and gift codes for other popular retailers. The holidays will be here before you know it, so now is certainly a good time to start saving up the Amazon codes we get from YourWord and other similar reward/survey sites.

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Springboard America Survey Panel Still Pays in Cash

March 21, 2014 0 comments by Anna T

Get paid in cash for paid surveys through Springboard America. They pay in check or Paypal once you've reached the $50 cash out threshold. One survey panel that I keep running across is Springboard America. While I am a member of numerous paid survey panels, this is one that I’ve never actually tried out. So I took it upon myself to register there today, do some research on how it works, and share my findings with you.
Is this a reputable panel?
Yes. The company behind the panel is Vision Critical. They are a major global research firm with some pretty big-name clients like Jet Blue, CBS

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An Overview of the Tellwut Panel

February 13, 2014 2 comments by Anna T

Earn redeemable points for taking surveys and fun, user-created polls through the Tellwut panel. They offer gift cards to popular retailers, Amazon cash and more.It’s been a very long time since I’ve written an entire post about a survey panel on this blog. Today’s post is about Tellwut. I’m choosing to write about this one in particular primarily because it’s gotten a lot of extremely good feedback from users. And also, it’s a little different from your typical market research panel. If you enjoy taking surveys/polls for extra cash here and there, this might be a site you’d want to be a part of.

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Paid Surveys For Loop11

October 4, 2013 4 comments by Anna T

Taking paid surveys for Loop11Update – This company has yet to send me any usability tests. It’s all been just surveys, so I renamed the article. Also, a reader let me know that he has completed 10 and 15 minute surveys for this company only to get booted out with no pay. This has not been my experience — my account has been credited for the surveys I’ve completed so far, but I just wanted to let you all know that it happened to someone else. I am re-categorizing this company as a survey panel. Their website no longer even says anything about sending out $12 usability tests.

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Answering Surveys for Darwin’s Data

July 22, 2013 26 comments by Anna T

answering surveys for Darwin's Data

Darwin’s Data is not your typical survey panel. I am really excited to share this one with you because they offer a nice incentive just for signing up plus they pay out pretty generously for every survey you take. I have done my research and it looks like they are definitely paying.

Unlike many survey panels you may be familiar with, the questions aren’t about products you use. Darwin’s Data will ask you primarily about your opinions on various legal disputes.

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Opinion Place Review

May 14, 2013 2 comments by Anna T

Opinion Place is a paid survey panel I have mentioned in passing but never done a full overview on. If you like survey panels, this is a good one that does allow you to get paid in Paypal cash or Amazon gift codes for your time spent answering questions. No points!

Below you can see the pros and cons to taking surveys for Opinion Place:

  • Great options for payment. Before you take a survey, you get to choose if you want Paypal money, Amazon gift codes, or even American Airlines AAdvantage miles. You will know before you start each survey what it pays. In most cases it’s anywhere from $1 to $5, with
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38 Survey Panels That Still Pay in Cash

October 22, 2012 12 comments by Anna T

Survey Sites That Still Pay in Cash

I did a lot of research over the weekend to find out what survey panels still pay in cash because, as you may know, most of them now use these confusing points systems rather than just telling us how much we’re going to earn per survey. I came up with a list of 38 that do pay in cash (although depending on the company they might also occasionally offer other rewards like Amazon GC instead), but what they all have in common is that they don’t follow points systems.
Are Paid Surveys Worth It?
It’s no secret that taking surveys is extra money at best, and not everyone finds them worth the time…

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Paid Viewpoint – Pros and Cons

September 13, 2012 10 comments by Anna T

paid viewpoint pros and consI’ve been using Paid Viewpoint for a while now. If you’re not familiar, this is a paid survey site that’s a little different. They actually have a lot going for them because when you participate, you’re free of a lot of the problems you encounter with traditional survey sites (long surveys, slow to pay, etc.) While I still recommend this site if you like paid surveys, there are a couple of negatives in there that I’ve observed. So here you go:

  • The surveys are really short. I’ve bragged about this before. I love not spending more than a few minutes answering questions.
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Pros and Cons of the E-Poll Survey Panel

July 26, 2012 2 comments by Anna T

pros and cons of epollBack when I used to answer surveys all the time, E-Poll was one of my favorites. I was under the impression that they had been bought out by some other survey panel or something, so I haven’t done any surveys for them in a long time. But apparently they are still themselves, so here are the things I like and don’t like about E-Poll.
First, the Pros:

  • You can redeem points for Paypal cash. I can usually live with redeemable points if I can convert them to real money in some way. There are also plenty of other gift card options like Amazon, Target, restaurant gift cards, etc.
  • The points seem to
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Taking Online Paid Surveys for MySurvey

May 7, 2012 1 comment by Anna T

my-survey-panelMySurvey is another site you can use for taking online paid surveys if that’s something you like to do in your spare time. MySurvey has been around for a long time (I was using them as far back as 2006 or 2007 when I first started taking paid surveys for extra cash) and they are certainly one of the more reputable panels out there.
How does MySurvey pay?
MySurvey pays in reward points, but fortunately you can redeem these points for Paypal cash if you want (that’s what I’ve always done). They also have gift cards and physical merchandise that you can redeem for, too, but I go with the Paypal money.
How many points do you get per survey?

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Mindfield Surveys – Still Pays in Cash!

February 11, 2012 6 comments by Anna T

Mindfield Online internet panel is one survey panel that still pays in cash. I know that many of you who take surveys for extra money really hate the redeemable points that a lot of these places are starting to pay in. Well, there is none of that with Mindfield. Hopefully they will never revert to doing it either.

As you may know, paid surveys are basically good for just extra money so I don’t recommend trying to do these as a job. It’s more “fun money” or gas money. But if you’re going to do them, Mindfield is one panel I don’t have a problem recommending.
How much does Mindfield Online pay?
The amount per survey really varies. I just looked through some of my recent emails…

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Get Paid to Participate in University Research

January 16, 2012 11 comments by Anna T

get paid to participate in university researchColleges and universities regularly conduct research studies, and you can get paid for your participation. The reason I really like these is because the whole process is very serious — you are almost always paid in cash for your time and the questions are usually very straightforward. Many of these studies are psychological and you usually won’t be asked your opinion of a product or service. Please note that there are a few of these that will require you to show up in person to do the studies, but I believe that most also send out survey invites via email too. I know I always did them online and don’t recall being asked to physically…

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