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20 Best Survey Sites 2019: Earn $500+/Month Or More From Home

The new year is almost upon us already! Maybe you plan to have a New Year’s resolution to make more money in 2019?

If you read through the different Frugal for Less posts, you’ll know that joining survey sites is a very feasible way to make some extra money, and with little effort too.

You may already be a pro at taking online surveys, or maybe this is this is your very first time. Either way, here’s a great list of the best survey sites to use in 2019.

1. Survey Junkie

Survey Junkie is one of the older panels out there. They were created back in 2005, which gives them over ten years’ experience in the survey game. According to their website, they have over 3 million members, but that doesn’t mean they are all “active participants”.

How to Join:

  1. Go to Survey Junkie’s page and create an account and profile.
  2. Receive a 25¢ Sign up bonus.
  3. Fill out all the Profile questions for more survey opportunities.
  4. Survey Junkie will start emailing you survey opportunities, or you can sign in to your account and check your dashboard.

Ways to Earn:

Survey Junkie is strictly a survey taking site only. Each survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. Of course, the longer the survey the higher the points, so aim for completing the longer ones for a bigger payout.

Other ways to earn are from filling out each profile questionnaire on your account, referring friends, disqualifying from surveys and other opportunities that Survey Junkie may offer.

Points Worth:

Their points system conversion is 100 points is equal to $1 USD.

Points awarded for their surveys all depends on how many surveys you’ve taken, your profile information, your location, and how many surveys you qualify for. Each survey earns you about $1 – $3.

Payout:

Once you hit 1,000 points ($10), you can cash out. You can redeem for a PayPal deposit, a Dwolla deposit, or eGift cards to popular retailers.

2. Vindale Research

Like Survey Junkie, Vindale Research has also been around since 2005. They claim to have paid out more than $5 million dollars to members in the US, UK, Canada and Australia.

How to Join:

  1. Go to Vindale Research’s page and create an account and profile.
  2. Receive $2 for signing up
  3. Fill out all the Profile questions for more survey opportunities.
  4. Follow Vindale Research on Social Media for more reward opportunities.

Ways to Earn:

Again, this is a survey only site, their surveys pay anywhere from 25¢ to as high as $50. The time it takes to fill out a survey can be from 2 minutes to 45 minutes.

As I mentioned earlier, if you join Vindale Research’s social media pages on Facebook and Twitter, you can get free rewards codes for free points. Simply click on the “Rewards Codes” page to enter your codes.

One unique earning opportunity that’s offered on Vindale and not anywhere else is that they will actually pay you $5 to send them a photo of you holding your redeemed reward check.

Points Worth:

There are no points on this site to convert – an excellent bonus! You’ll know exactly what cash value are earning.

Payout:

You need a minimum of $50 in your account balance before you can withdraw – this is quite high compared to most survey sites. They either pay you by check or to your PayPal account. One difference between Vindale Research and other sites is that if you have reached the $50 at the end of the month thy will automatically send you the money. Otherwise it gets rolled over to the next month.

3. Ipsos i-Say

Ipsos i-say (or Ipsos for short), has been around long before the internet was created back in 1975. Their online marketing research division is one of the largest firms around.

How to Join:

  1. Go to Ipsos’ page and create an account and profile.
  2. Fill out all the Profile questions for more survey opportunities.
  3. Sign in to your account and check your dashboard for survey opportunities.

Ways to Earn:

Again, this is just a survey-taking site. Each survey earns you about 40 to 90 points and anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes to complete. After each survey, you complete you have a chance to earn points with their “Poll Predictor” where you guess the percentage of the number of respondents to a question. The closer you are to the actual answer the more points you win.

You also have the opportunity either take or create polls to earn both points and money, refer friends, and enter sweepstakes.

Points Worth:

1,000 points equals $10 USD. How many points you can earn depends on how long each survey is and you can get bonus points for the number of surveys you have completed. Complete 5 surveys you earn 25 points, 10 surveys gets you 50 points, all the way up to 200 surveys completed earns you 600 bonus points.

Payout:

The minimum number of points you’ll need before you can redeem them is 1,000 ($10). You can opt to be paid by PayPal, and various reward. The more points you have, the more reward choices you have. Rewards such as a 500-point ($5) Facebook Game eCard, 500-point ($5) Starbucks card, 1,000 points for a $10 Amazon eCard, and a $15 PayPal cash deposit that costs 1,530 points.

4. Pinecone Research

Pinecone Research is fairly new to the internet but quickly became a reliable and high earning survey site.

How to Join:

  1. Go to Pinecone Research’s page and create an account and profile. If you aren’t accepted right away, try again later – they’re exclusive so they don’t accept everyone.
  2. Fill out all the Profile questions for more survey opportunities.
  3. Pinecone Research will start emailing you survey opportunities.

Ways to Earn:

There are only two ways to earn on Pinecone Research – Surveys and Product testing.

Because Pinecone Research is such an exclusive site with limited members and limited surveys they do pay well for their surveys – about $3 a survey and they only take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Once in a while you may be qualified to test a product where Pinecone Research will ship a product to you to try out. You simply follow the directions in the invitation email and after trying out the product, you fill out the follow-up survey.

Occasionally you will receive sweepstake entries as well.

Points Worth:

The points conversion amount is 100 points equals $1 USD.

But in the beginning, in order to establish your profile and account, the first 300 points you earn will automatically be redeemed as check and sent to your home address. Once this initial transaction is complete, your point balance will accumulate as normal

Payout:

Your points can be redeemed for either direct deposits to PayPal, gift cards to major retailers such as Amazon or brand new electronics.

5. ShopTracker

This is a unique earning site as there are no surveys, no offers to check out, no ads, or anything.

How to Join:

  1. Download the ShopTracker app
  2. Link your Amazon account
  3. Leave it running in the background.

Ways to Earn:

Just do your usual online shopping at Amazon.

Points Worth:

No points here! All earnings are cash in the form of Visa Spending Cards.

Payout:

Leave the app running and keep shopping on Amazon and you’ll automatically earn $3 a month. That adds up to $36 a year of free money.

6. YouGov

YouGov was founded in the UK but is present in several other countries now including the United States. YouGov is a little different with their surveys as they focus more on people who wish to express their thoughts about debatable topics, current events, social attitudes and consumption habits.

How to Join:

  1. Go to YouGov’s page and create an account and profile.
  2. Receive 100 points when you sign up.
  3. Fill out all the Profile questions for more survey opportunities.
  4. YouGov will start emailing you survey opportunities, or you can sign in to your account and check your dashboard.

Ways to Earn:

Again, YouGov only offers surveys and they typically last between 5 to 25 minutes, depending on the number of questions. The findings for each survey are posted on the website for interested respondent once polling is complete.

You can also earn by referring your friends. Once they have signed up and taken 3 surveys you get 4,000 points.

Points Worth:

1,400 points equals $1 USD.

The points awarded after each survey depends on its length, but you do get 2,000 points after filling out your profile survey

Payout:

Your points can be redeemed for a range of rewards upon reaching 5,000 points. Payouts include cash to a prepaid card or to PayPal, gift eCards, charity donations, or sweepstake entries.

7. Swagbucks

Swagbucks is much more than a survey site which means more earning opportunities. There are many more surveys offered on this site than other survey sites out there. Swagbucks has been online since 2008 with about 10 million members!

How to Join:

  1. Go to Swagbucks’ page and create an account and profile.
  2. Receive a $10 sign up bonus.
  3. Fill out all the Profile questions for more survey opportunities.
  4. Sign in and choose a number of ways to earn Swagbucks (SBs)..

Ways to Earn:

Swagbucks is one of the very few survey sites available that offers multiple ways to earn. I know of 15 different ways and a few of these include surveys, shopping, watching videos, checking out offers, playing games, internet searches, friend referrals, and many more.

Survey earnings depend on its length, but it’s possible to earn 50 SBs for a 10-minute survey or 125 SBs for a 30-minute survey. Shopping gets you a cash-back percentage of all your online purchases, anywhere from 50% off Old Navy to 40% off hotel bookings. Referring a friend gets you SB plus 10% of all their SBs for life.

Points Worth:

The points are called Swagbucks and 100 SB is worth $1 USD.

Payout:

Swagbucks can be redeemed for eGift cards at over 140 popular retailers, or donated to charity. You’ll need at least 300 SBs to claim the smallest eGift card of $3 from Amazon.

8. MyPoints

MyPoints is a long-standing established company that started in 1996. Like Swagbucks there is a large variety of ways to earn points here.

How to Join:

  1. Go to MyPoints’ page and create an account and profile.
  2. Receive a free $10 bonus
  3. Fill out all the Profile questions for more survey opportunities and browse all the other money-making opportunities.

Ways to Earn:

As I mentioned, MyPoints has many ways to earn points. They include surveys, shopping, checking out offers, referring friends, printing coupons, reading emails, and more.

Surveys can earn up to 400 points, referring friends gets you 25 points, print coupons gets you 10 points per coupon, and each read email gets you 5 points.

Points Worth:

The Mypoints conversion depends on what you will redeem it on. A $25 PayPal cash out costs 3,970 points while a $3 Amazon eGift card costs 480 points.

Payout:

There is no minimum needed before you can redeem your MyPoints, but you do need to have enough for the prize you want. The largest reward you can claim is a $500 American Airline eCard for 79,365 points and the smallest is a $3 Amazon, Dunkin Donut, or eBay eCard for only 480 points.

9. Nielsen Computer & Mobile Panel

The Nielsen Computer & Mobile Panel is a passive income site similar to ShopKicker where you don’t need to do anything except register.

How to Join:

  1. Go to Neilson’s page and create an account and profile.
  2. Download the app from their website
  3. Use your phone and computer as you normally would.

Ways to Earn:

Use your smartphone or computer as you usually would. The more devices and computers the app is running on, the more you’ll make.

There are also opportunities to enter sweepstakes every month for $10,000 and other prizes.

Points Worth:

The point conversion ratio was unavailable on their website or in any internet searches.

Payout:

For each device you have the Nielsen Mobile Panel app running on it you can get enough points to claim $50 a year.

10. Panda Research

Panda Research is only 13 years old, but has a steady reputation and great surveys.

How to Join:

  1. Go to Panda Research’s page and create an account and profile.
  2. Receive a $3 sign up bonus
  3. Fill out all the Profile questions for more survey opportunities.
  4. Panda Research will start emailing you survey invitations, or you can check your dashboard.

Ways to Earn:

Surveys and referring friends are the only two ways to earn on Panda Research. Surveys take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete with rare ones taking 45 minutes. Referring a friend can get you $3 each time they request a payment.

Points Worth:

Panda Research doesn’t use a points system, each survey you complete will earn you cash. The surveys are sent to your email and you will get several each week.

Payout:

Your only payout option is cash via PayPal. You need to reach $50 and each payout is in batches of $50 only – if you have $103 in your account, you will be paid $100 and the $3 is rolled over. You’re paid on either the 1st or the 15th of the month.

11. SurveyClub

As you can tell from the title, this is another survey only site. One unique factor about this site is that you can actually chose filters for surveys available for easier choosing. SurveyClub also has been around since 2005 with over 16 million members.

How to Join:

  1. Go to SurveyClub’s page and create an account.
  2. Fill out all the Profile questions for more survey opportunities.
  3. SurveyClub will start emailing you survey opportunities, or you can sign in to your account and check your dashboard.

Ways to Earn:

You earn points by filling out surveys and participating in their focus groups.

Surveys are around 25¢ to $10 each depending on its length. The focus groups can make around $10 to $200 each. Occasionally there’ll be a focus group offering $1,000.

Points Worth:

Survey Club does not use any points; all rewards are a cash dollar amount. As usual, the longer the survey, the more you will be paid for your time.

Payout:

You can request a payment from Survey Club once you have accumulated $20 in rewards. You can redeem your cash rewards via PayPal, an Amazon Gift Card or check.

12. Opinion Outpost

Opinion Outpost is exclusive to residents of the United States only and is considered a pioneer of online survey sites.

How to Join:

  1. Go to Opinion Outpost’s page and create an account and profile.
  2. Receive an entry into their $10,000 quarterly drawing
  3. Fill out all the Profile questions for more survey opportunities.
  4. Opinion Outpost will start emailing you survey invitations.

Ways to Earn:

There are only 3 ways to earn on Opinion Outpost – surveys, drawings, and referring friends.

Surveys pay about 5 points to 50 points or more. The average is about 15 points per survey.

Every survey taken also gives you another entry into the quarterly drawing for $10,000.

Each time a friend signs-up using your link, you earn a bonus of 50¢ (5 points).

Points Worth:

Points conversion on Opinion Outpost is 1 point is worth 10¢.

Payout:

You only need a minimum of 30 Opinion Points ($3 USD) to cash out. You can exchange your points for gift cards or direct deposits to PayPal. Keep in mind that if you do cash out to PayPal you need a minimum of 100 points ($10).

13. PrizeRebel

PrizeRebel is an 8 million members strong website where you get rewarded for performing various online activities. They can range from surveys and watching videos to product testing and friend referrals.

How to Join:

  1. Go to PrizeRebel’s page and create an account and profile.
  2. Receive 60 points for signing up.
  3. Fill out all the Profile questions for more survey opportunities.
  4. Sign in to your account and check your dashboard for earning opportunities.

Ways to Earn:

This is a multitask site and the various ways you can make money are surveys (rewards vary but a 20-minute survey earns 75 points, while a 30-minute survey earns 500 points); trying out offers such as signing up for AllState (75 points); Liking their Facebook Page (1 point); referring a friend (20% of their earnings), and many more ways.

Points Worth:

The conversion rate is straight up 1 point is 1¢. There are several membership levels, starting at Bronze and gaining 1,000 points gets you upgraded to Silver, but you’ll need another 3,000 points to get to Gold.

Payout:

There are different rewards depending on what level tier you are on, but you redeem your points for gift eCards or PayPal cash. You can redeem for as little as $2 on Amazon gift card, but only if you are silver level or above. You start out as bronze level on PrizeRebel and get upgraded to silver after 1,000 points.

14. VIP Voice

VIP Voice is one of the few survey sites that offer its own surveys, as opposed to questionnaires from partner sites. This offers their 3 million members exclusivity and consistency.

How to Join:

  1. Go to VIP Voice’s page and create an account and profile.
  2. Receive a $5 bonus for signing up.
  3. Fill out all the Profile questions for more survey opportunities.
  4. VIP Voice will start emailing you survey opportunities, or you can sign in to your account and check your dashboard.

Ways to Earn:

There are only 3 ways to earn on this site – surveys, membership levels, and referring friends.

VIP Voice is vague on advertising how much you can earn per survey, but they do tell you how much you’ll make and the length of time it’ll take.

You also earn points with the number of surveys you take and moving up through the different membership levels. Such as completing 10 surveys will get you a bonus 300 points.

Points Worth:

Points on VIP Voice aren’t exchanged for cash value but for bidding and sweepstakes.

Payout:

VIP Voice is one of the very few survey sites that does not offer cash-out options at all. Instead you use your points to enter bids on various prizes, or enter different sweepstakes. But the prizes are huge – a 70” TV or a trip to Cancun.

15. Springboard America

Springboard America is a newer survey site starting in 2009 in Toronto (an irony considering its name). They have one of the highest payouts on the internet.

How to Join:

  1. Go to Springboard America’s page and create an account and profile.
  2. Fill out all the Profile questions for more survey opportunities.
  3. Springboard America will start emailing you survey opportunities, or you can sign in to your account and check your dashboard.

Ways to Earn:

Earnings are through surveys, sweepstake entries, and friend referrals.

Most surveys award between 50¢ and $5 (50 and 500 points). Some surveys also offer entry into sweepstakes on top of or in lieu or points. You also can get $2 per friend after they’ve signed up and completed 2 surveys.

Points Worth:

The point conversion is 1,000 points is equal to $10 USD.

Payout:

$50 (5,000 points) is the minimum account balance required to request rewards which are unusually high than other survey sites. You can cash out to PayPal or for a gift card.

16. InboxDollars

This is another short-task website where you can earn in more ways than just surveys. They started back in 2000, added a UK division called InBoxPounds in 2012 and expanded into Canada in 2014 with DailyRewards. They also own the survey site SendEarnings.

How to Join:

  1. Go to InboxDollars’ page and create an account and profile.
  2. Receive $5 from signing up.
  3. Fill out all the Profile questions for more survey opportunities.
  4. Sign in to your account and check your dashboard for all the different earning opportunities.

Ways to Earn:

As I mentioned, this is a multitask site and you can earn in so many ways such as surveys, offers, shopping, watching videos, playing games, web searching, reading emails and so much more.

Their surveys pay about 10¢ to $3.50 and up, plus get bonus spins to earn more money, contest entries or a bonus on your next survey. Each friend you sign up you receive a $2 bonus plus 30% of their earnings. Shopping cash-back offers can be anywhere from 1% up to 4% and more.

Points Worth:

There are no points to convert! It’s all cash value and you’ll know exactly what you’re making.

Payout:

Members must have at least $30 in their account before they can cash out. Payout options are either gift eCards, prepaid visa cards, or a check.

17. Toluna Opinions

Toluna used to be just another surveys-only site but since they merged with Greenfield and Your2Cents, Toluna has updated their website with a wide variety of ways to earn points.

How to Join:

  1. Go to Toluna Opnions’ page and create an account and profile.
  2. Receive a $2 bonus after your first survey.
  3. Fill out all the Profile questions for more survey opportunities.
  4. Sign in to your account and check your dashboard.

Ways to Earn:

Surveys vary in length and time but they can make anywhere from 15 to  50,000 points each, and special surveys could offer even more!

Other ways to earn by participating in sponsored mini-polls (typically a yes/no question for 15 points), filling out profile surveys (worth 100 points each) and by referring friends (500 points per referral).

Points Worth:

Toluna has a pretty low conversion rate of 3,000 points equals $1 USD. You’ll need to earn much more in able to convert into cash.

Payout:

You need a minimum balance of $20 to cash out. You can request gift cards, a check, or PayPal cash. Gift cards values start at 30,000 points, or $10. PayPal payments start at 90,000 points ($30), and $25 check is 75,000 points.

18. EarningStation

EarningStation is a site very similar to Swagbucks and InBoxDollars, while not as popular, you can still make a decent amount taking surveys and completing other tasks.

How to Join:

  1. Go to EarningStation’s page and create an account and profile.
  2. Receive $10 in free money for signing up on 5 partner sites.
  3. Fill out all the Profile questions for more survey opportunities.
  4. Sign in to your account and check for all the different earning opportunites.

Ways to Earn:

Besides surveys, you can earn by watching videos, shopping online, taking polls, signing-up for free-trial offers and more.

Surveys earn between $1 and $2 and take approximately 10 – 20 minutes to complete.

Earn by playing your favorite games on The Game Show Network to earn 20% cash back for every $1 spent. You also earn 10% of all of your friends’ earnings for life. In addition, sometimes they offer an extra $5 bonus when your friends earn $5 in their first month.

Points Worth:

Points are called Station Dollars and I couldn’t find the conversion rate on any site.

Payout:

You’ll need $50 in your account to be able to redeem for gift cards, PayPal or a Prepaid Visa card.

19. CashCrate

Another great task completion site with the best referral programs out there. CashCrate was started in 2006 and has over 5 million members.

How to Join:

  1. Go to CashCrate’s page and create an account and profile.
  2. Receive $1 sign up bonus.
  3. Fill out all the Profile questions for more survey opportunities.
  4. CashCrate will start emailing you survey opportunities, or you can sign in to your account and check your dashboard.

Ways to Earn:

Besides surveys, you have chances to earn by watching videos, shopping online, referring friends, completing free-trial offers and more.

Surveys earn about 50¢ to $1 each with varying times of completion.

As I mentioned, CashCrate has the best referral program. You earn 3 ways – 20% of all your friends’ earnings for life, $3 when your friend earns their first $10, and you get 10% of all their referrals earnings. Some members are earning over $1,000 a month just by referring new users.

Points Worth:

CashCrate deals with a cash system for surveys and other opportunities, but they do have a “lesser known” points system for playing games. Each game played gets you 1 point. Get 250 points and you can claim a $10 Amazon eGift card.

Payout:

You must accumulate $20 to cash out for a check sent to your address at the beginning or middle of the month depending on your membership status.

20. Zap Surveys

Zap Surveys is becoming one of the most popular survey apps out there, and with good reason. Most of their surveys pay quite well, and they don’t take up much of your time. The bonus is that it’s solely an app, no website to mouse through.

How to Join:

  1. Download the Zap Survey App and create an account and profile.
  2. Receive $6 after your first survey
  3. Fill out all the Profile questions for more survey opportunities.
  4. Turn on notifications or keep checking the app for more opportunities..

Ways to Earn:

Not only do you earn from filling out surveys, but you can earn $1 for just logging in, 50¢ for liking each account on social media, and 15¢ per friend referral. A bonus with using Zap Survey is that for every completed survey you complete and get paid for, Zap donates a portion to different charities.

Points Worth:

No points here – straight up cash!

Payout:

You need to reach a balance of $25 to cash out for either a PayPal payment or an Amazon eGift card.

Final Thoughts

By now you can see that filling out surveys is definitely not going to replace your day job and make you rich, but the money you can make with these sites is a very nice boon to your current earnings.

Remember that any legitimate survey site will not charge a fee to join, so avoid those that request any payments or credit card information upfront.

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