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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 – 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.
#2 – 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.
#3 – VIP Voice – Open to US and Canada, ages 13 and up. Take surveys and receive points that you can enter into sweepstakes or use to bid on auctions in Bidland. Some participants receive special opportunities to earn higher dollar gift cards and payments.
#4 – 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.
#5 – 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.
#6 – Harris Poll – Open to US and Canada, ages 13 and up. Offers gift cards to a variety of popular retailers as payment for survey responses. You must have at least $10 in points accumulated to request your rewards.
#7 – Toluna – Open worldwide. This panel offers LOTS of product testing opportunities. You can also do surveys that will earn you points you can redeem for Paypal cash, check, gift cards, and more.
#9 – 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.
#10 – 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.
#11 – 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.
#12 – 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.
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.