Opinion Outpost is one trusted, legit survey panel company that I feel I can stand behind and recommend to you because I have been able to earn some extra cash with them before. They also are known for paying lightning fast once you have enough money to redeem there.
I'll begin my Opinion Outpost review by explaining exactly how you can get started:
This is easy. Just create an account by filling out some basic info and then click the link in your confirmation email they send you. If you don't see the confirmation email, be sure to check your spam folder. You must be 18 years old and resident of the US or Canada to sign up, and there is only one account per household allowed.
After you've done all this and have access to your account, you'll need to go through and answer a few survey questions (fill out user profiles) so they can better match you to different studies. Don't feel any pressure to get these done all at once. You can do them here and there when you have time.
You can log in as often as you wish to see if there are any surveys available to take. Opinion Outpost will also email you when you have surveys available. Each survey is worth a certain number of Opinion Points. Every 10 Opinion Points is worth $1.
You can attempt all the surveys you have access to, but you won't necessarily qualify for every single one. In most cases, they can determine if you're the type of person they are looking for after you've answered the first few screening questions. You'll be booted out of the survey if you aren't a match.
Some survey companies end up making you answer about 10 minutes worth of questions before disqualifying you, but in my experience Opinion Outpost is not that bad for this. They'll let you know in a hurry if you don't qualify for a survey.
Once you have accumulated 50 Opinion Points ($5), you can request a check from Opinion Outpost. They have paid me multiple times and it doesn't take forever for them to send the check out after you ask for it. I can't remember exactly how long it took the last time, but I'm thinking not longer than one month or a month and a half.
This might seem like a while, but believe me when I say that other survey sites sometimes drag it out longer than that! You can also refer your friends to sign up for Opinion Outpost and earn even more points.
Update: There is now a Paypal option for getting paid! People are reporting the money comes almost instantly after you request it to Paypal once you have enough to cash out.
If you absolutely hate redeemable points, check out this list of survey panels that don't pay in points.
What People Say
Overall, it's a highly-rated survey panel and people, including myself, get paid. However, I should warn you that there are reports online of account closures with little to no warning.
In fact, a reader emailed me the other day to let me know her account was closed for “inappropriate answers and speeding violations” just before she reached the cash out threshold. Just something to keep in mind.
Sometimes Opinion Outpost surveys lead to product tests! You won't necessarily know this until you've made your way through a big portion of a survey. I love this! Testing out products before they are released and then giving your feedback is seriously fun. Who doesn't love getting packages in the mail??
Would you like to sign up?
Go here to get started! And then comment below to share your own experience with Opinion Outpost.