Are you looking for ways to earn extra cash that come with instant payments? These are my favorite sites and apps to use! I don't like waiting on my earnings, either, once I have enough to cash out.
The sites I've listed today are for extra cash only — paid surveys, rewards sites, and apps that pay you — that I've been using for years. And the one thing they all have in common is that there is NO wait on your earnings!
Every site on this list pays out in either Paypal or gift cards within minutes or seconds. Also, these are extremely reputable websites that have good track records and are known for paying users.
So, if you have a problem trusting sites like these, rest assured I'm personally a member of all of them and have never had any problems getting paid and getting paid fast.
It goes without saying, but these sites don't replace your day job. They are just fun to use from time to time, and the money does build up the more active you try to be.
My Top 5 Extra Cash Picks For Instant Payments
1 – Paid Viewpoint
Paid Viewpoint is an online survey panel that has been around for at least ten years now. I've been a member since they started and still regularly answer surveys for them.
The surveys with Paid Viewpoint are quick and easy. And they will pay you a little even if you take a screening survey and don't qualify to complete the whole thing.
Payment is in cash, not a points system. So you can easily see at a glance how much money you have in your account after you log in.
Once you have at least $5 in your account, you can cash your earnings out to Paypal or get a variety of different gift cards (Amazon is an option that I usually go for).
I have never had to wait more than a few hours on my earnings. In most cases, I have my money sent to me within 20 minutes or less.
Go here to sign up to take surveys with Paid Viewpoint.
2 – InstaGC
InstaGC is a very popular rewards site that has existed since 2011. You can earn money here by downloading and trying different apps, clicking offers, answering surveys, doing short tasks, and watching videos.
When it comes to getting paid, you have a ton of different options including Paypal, bank deposit, bitcoin, prepaid Visa cards, or gift cards to hundreds of retailers.
Cash out is at just $1 and payouts are pretty much instant.
When I request gift cards, I get the information to access them immediately. With cash to Paypal, I typically receive my money within 10 minutes or less.
Go here to sign up with InstaGC.
3 – Ibotta
Ibotta is one of the most popular money-saving apps out there, and I've been a member since about 2013.
With Ibotta, you earn cash back on your grocery and other store purchases (in-store and online).
Basically, you will earn money if you buy certain things Ibotta has featured. At first, Ibotta was primarily just a way to earn with grocery shopping, but now they've added all kinds of other businesses.
There are also new bonus opportunities every week. Trust me, this will really add up if you use the app consistently.
Ibotta does have a high payout threshold of $20 (it used to be a lot lower), but payments are very reliable and I've never had to wait more than maybe 30 minutes to an hour on a payment to come through.
You can request gift cards to multiple retailers, or you can get Paypal cash or bank deposits.
Note bank deposits are not instant. It says on the app it can take 1-3 days. For me, it's usually the next business day.
Go here to sign up with Ibotta.
4 – Qmee
Qmee is a different sort of extra cash site I've been a member of since they got started back in 2012.
It was a browser extension you could have installed and earn money for searches you did on Google and Amazon, and it now works on desktop or as an app.
While you can still earn through searches, they've added paid surveys as another way to earn. Qmee pays out very quickly!
You can request your earnings with no minimum, so cashing out any time is possible.
With Qmee, you can request Paypal cash, gift cards, or you can opt to donate your earnings to charity.
I've never had to wait more than maybe 15 minutes for my Qmee earnings to be sent to me.
Go here to sign up with Qmee.
5 – PrizeRebel
PrizeRebel is a rewards site similar to InstaGC (linked above). I really like the layout of this site. It's very user friendly.
With PrizeRebel, you can earn through surveys and their offer walls.
There are a lot of different options for cashing out. Similar to InstaGC, you can request Paypal or gift cards.
I do not see an option for bank transfer, but hopefully this is something they will consider adding soon.
I haven't had to wait more than an hour to get my earnings from PrizeRebel after requesting them. However, it does state on the website that you should give them 24 hours.
Go here to sign up with PrizeRebel.
So if you're someone who enjoys sites like this and you're looking for a few that don't make you wait once you can cash out, these are my tried and tested ones I recommend!
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Anna Thurman is a work at home blogger and mom of two. She has been researching and reviewing remote jobs for over 13 years. Her findings are published weekly here at Real Ways to Earn.