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9+ Best Survey Sites to Join for Extra Money

February 11, 2017
Here are the 9 best survey sites to join to make extra money online
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Today I’m going to share the best survey sites to join for extra money. There are thousands of them out there, but there are only a few that I will fool with for extra cash because not all survey companies are good companies.

Some re-route you to a million other questions and others seem like they just aren’t worth the required effort.I’ve been taking surveys for a long time and I know there are many of you who are interested in adding a few dollars to your budget.

With that being said, I wanted to compile a list of some of the best survey sites out there that actually pay out cash and/or gift cards.

The best way to complete surveys is to set up a separate email account to receive only survey invitations. Then log into your account when you have some downtime and take a few surveys.

Right now I can only take 3 or 4 each month, but each one of them pay out $3.00 and I can cash those points in for an Amazon gift card to support my reading habits.

You will not get rich taking surveys. Matter of fact, the pay is pretty lousy.

But for me, I would rather be earning a few extra dollars while watching Color Crew for the 15th time in a day (thanks to my son) than sitting there earning nothing at all.

However or whenever you decide to do it, just don’t make this any harder than it needs to be. Sign up for as many survey sites as you can to maximize your earning potential and start your survey taking hustle today.


Here are over 10 of the best survey sites to join if you need extra money.


1) Survey Junkie

Survey Junkie is one of the easiest to join. It’s really simple to get started – sign up for your account, complete your profile, and take matching surveys based on the information you provide in your profile. Once you complete the surveys, you’ll receive points that you can redeem for cash (paid via Paypal) or gift cards. The best part of all, you can take surveys on any devices that are connected to the internet, so you can take surveys on the go. I love having that option because I take surveys while waiting at different places.

Create a Survey Junkie account and start earning here.


2) Pinecone Research

I’ve used Pinecone Research for seven years now and it’s still my favorite way to take surveys. I get paid for EVERY survey I take with this company. The payout is $3 per survey.


Create a Pinecone Research account and start earning here.


3) Vindale Research

Vindale pays pretty handsomely for surveys you qualify for. I actually forgot about my account with them and when I signed in I had over $80 waiting for me. You can earn money through surveys, bonus points, videos, and referrals.

You can join Vindale Research and start earning here.


4) My Survey

MySurvey is another one of my favorites. I’ve been paid 50 to 150 points per survey and you can cash out your points at 500 for gift cards. I usually get Amazon gift cards or drugstore gift cards.

You can join My Survey and start earning here.


5) Ipsos

With Ipsos, you get points for taking surveys and you receive bonus points based on the number of how many surveys you take with them. For example, take 25 surveys and receive 100 bonus points on top of whatever you’ve earned. They boast a decent rewards programs from everything to handbags to electronics.

You can join Ipsos and start earning here.


6) Clear Voice

Clearvoice gives you the opportunity to provide feedback for new products in development. All you need to do is take the surveys, provide an honest opinion, and get paid. You can get free Amazon gift cards and other rewards with this company.

You can join Clear Voice here.


7) Opinion Outpost

Opinion Outpost is very straightforward and easy to use. You take surveys and earn points based on the set payout. Once you’ve reached a certain amount of points, you redeem them for cash paid out via PayPal or gift cards from Amazon and other vendors.

You can join Opinion Outpost here.


8) Swagbucks

Swagbucks is a search engine, shopping hub, and survey site. There are many ways to earn Swagbucks and it’s actually pretty easy. I use Swagbucks often to receive $3 and $5 Amazon gift cards.

You can join Swagbucks here.


9) Harris Poll

With Harris Poll Online, you’ll earn points for each survey you complete. Don’t qualify for the survey? You’ll still receive a few points for any survey you’re directed to but didn’t qualify to take. You can also earn entries into sweepstakes for cash. Once you reach a certain redemption level, you can redeem for certain rewards.

You can join Harris Poll here.


Bonus Sites:


Earning Station

Vip Voice

Product Report Card

Shop Tracker

Digital Voice


These are some of the best survey sites to join for extra money. If you come across a site and they are promising you the world or asking you for money, stay clear. I’ve vetted all of these sites and quite a few of them help support my Kindle habit.

So, if you’re looking for ways to put extra money back into your budget, give surveys a try. And if you’re worried about whether or not it’s worth your time, read this…it should help you make up your mind on whether or not it’s right for you.


Do you take surveys for extra money? Have you earned any through these best survey sites?


Latoya Scott
CFEI/Social Entrepreneur
Latoya Scott is a Certified Financial Education Instructor and personal finance writer with a mission to help millennials learn how to stop living paycheck to paycheck so they can become financially carefree.

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  • Terri February 12, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    Mysurvey is definitely my favorite survey site of them all. I’ve also used surveyspot in the past. but like you said, it’s not with investing tones of time on these things since the pay out is so low. I love cashing mine out amazon gift cards or for grocery shopping.
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