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Paid survey panels provide a good way to make a little extra money from home. Note I did say “extra money.” The amount of extra money will vary depending on the panel and how many survey invitations they send out. This page has a list of the BEST, most reputable survey panels you can join that absolutely will pay you if you sign up to take surveys for them. Most of these I have tried and the ones I have not I researched prior to listing them here.
If you want to make a substantial amount of extra cash doing paid surveys, I’d recommend signing up for all of these that you can to ensure you get the most invites.
#1 – American Consumer Opinion – Open worldwide. Pays with your choice of Paypal, mailed check, or gift cards. Need at least 1,00 points ($10) to request a payout.
#2 – E-Poll – US only. This is a great panel that pays you to answer questions about TV, movies, and other media topics. Choose from either Paypal cash, Amazon codes, or other gift cards for payment. A minimum of $5 (3750 points) is needed to cash out.
#3 – Global Test Market – Open worldwide. Pays with Paypal, mailed check, Amazon codes, or other gift cards. You need $50 (1200 points) to request a payment.
#4 – iPoll – Open worldwide. Pays in cash to Paypal, Amazon codes, or in a variety of other gift cards. A $5 sign-up bonus is offered to new members. You need between $25 and $50 in your account to request a payment.
#6 – Mindfield – Open to US and Canada. They pay in cash paid via Paypal, check, or you can get Amazon and other gift cards. You only need $5 in your account to request a cash payment or $1 to request an Amazon code.
#8 – MySurvey – Open to US, UK, Canada, and other countries. This company is known for offering product testing in addition to paid surveys. Pays in cash paid to Paypal, Amazon, or many different types of gift cards. Must have at least $10 (1200 points) to request a payment.
#9 – Opinion Outpost – Open to US, UK, and Canada. Pays in cash to Paypal and Amazon codes. You only need between $5 and $10 to request rewards, and they pay usually within a day or sooner. A word of warning that they do sometimes shut accounts down with no warning. A reader contacted me about this recently.
#10 – Pinecone Research – Known as the BEST survey panel. You can use your accumulated points for a guaranteed $3 per survey. Also lots of paid product testing to participate in.
#11 – Springboard – US only. Pays via bank transfer, prepaid Visa, Amazon codes, and more. They will pay you once you have $50 in your account.
#12 – Quest Mindshare – Open to several countries including US, UK, Canada, Australia, Europe. Payments are made via Amazon and Paypal. No points system.
#13 – Survey Spot – US only. Pays in Paypal cash, Amazon gift codes, and other options. You need between $5 and $10 in your account to request a redemption.
#14 – TellWut – Open to US and Canada. Offers a huge variety of gift cards for redemptions, including prepaid Visa and Amazon. You only need $10 (4,000 points) to request your rewards.
#15 – Valued Opinions – Open to US and possibly other countries. Pays in Amazon gift codes, iTunes codes, and several other incentives. You need at least $10 in your account to redeem.
#16 – YouGov – Open to US and UK. These are news-related surveys. Pays in cash to check, Paypal, and also Amazon codes. You need at least $25 in your account to request a reward.
#17 – Your Word – Open to US. Pays in gift cards to major retailers, including Amazon. You only need $5 in your account to request a redemption, and they pay very fast — usually within a few days after you request.
To learn even more about how survey panels work (beyond what’s on this page), along with tips to get the most out of using them, read my guide to taking paid surveys for cash. It contains complete information on how paid surveys work, how you get paid, what sites to trust, and much more. You can get it for just $2.99 at Amazon, or you can read it free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription.