I want to start by telling you that taking surveys on online survey sites will not stop you from doing your day job income, but it surely can supplement it. You can take surveys whenever you have time, and you will still make some money.
Most of the online survey sites I have listed in this post are the ones that I have used in the past and still using. Meanwhile, some others are based on what I know some trusted friends use. Not all are easy to get accepted.
Some may and may not have strict rules. Some pay more, and some pay cents. Many pay cash, sweepstakes, vouchers, or a combination of both. The point is that each of these surveys is different in one area or the other.
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13 Online Survey Sites That Will Add $600/Month or More
1. Earning Station ($10 bonus after five site sign-ups)
Before I start, I have to say that my wife and I earn around $100-150 per month from EarningStation. EarningStation has some similarities with Swagbucks. This is because you can make your earnings by taking surveys, watching videos, shopping online, and using coupons. Sometimes my wife gets $5 to $10 bucks an hour. This is pretty exciting and motivating for some job you do while lying on your couch.
Sometimes working on surveys could be frustrating when you don’t get qualified. The good thing about EarningStation is that this survey site will send you an email about surveys you are qualified 100%. On this survey site, you will earn points called StationDollars. These StationDollars can be redeemed for gift cards. Signing up is free, and it costs you nothing. You have to make sure that you create your account from your email.
Once you have your account setup, go sign-up for five websites EarningStation, and you will receive 1,000 SD. This amounts to $10. You will see this offer called “Easy $10” on the left side of the platform.
MyPoints is also one of the online survey sites like Swagbucks, Ebates, and EarningStation combined. It is a shopping rewards program that allows you to earn not only through shopping but also through taking surveys, searching the web, reading emails, etc. Yes, you can make points just by searching the web and reading emails.
Just because it’s shopping doesn’t mean it’s going to cost a lot of money. When you use MyPoints, you will not only earn points, but you can also find available coupons which could be useful at your favorite stores. Using these coupons will save you the money you could have spent purchasing some things. Of course, when you use these coupons, you will also earn additional MyPoints. That’s a double benefit to you.
I can’t tell you enough how rewarding it is to use MyPoints. If you sign up, you will receive $10 back when you shop and spend at least $20. This means that on top of the MyPoints, you also are getting $10 back. Need some more reasons to make more and save more money.
Earn Back $10: Shop $20 and earn $10 back. As simple as that.
Double benefits: Clip coupons from its site and earn points. This means that you saved money by using the coupons and still get additional points.
Payout options (be ready with this one): Redeem points for gift cards, for charity donations, for travel (yes, you can redeem points for travel), and cash via Paypal or Prepaid Visa.
Ways to earn points: Taking daily, mobile, and online surveys, reading emails, searching the web, and so much more.
Refer a friend: Refer a friend, and you’ll earn points as a reward.
3. Opinion Outpost (My sister earns $50/month)
Opinion Outpost is one of the top online survey sites. Just the other day, my sister and I talked about making additional money. She spoke of Opinion Outpost, and I talked about blogging, which makes me over $5,000 a month. I have to tell you that my sister is an avid user of Opinion Outpost and she’s able to earn extra, real money with it. According to her, she makes around $50/month just using her spare time.
A lot of the surveys take, on average, 10 minutes to complete. There are long surveys that you can take advantage of because these will earn you higher points.
Low minimum payout: Yes. Minimum payout is $5 for Amazon gift card and $10 via Paypal.
Other payout options: iTunes gift cards, sweepstakes entries, and charity donations.
You refer a friend to receive $1 for the first five friends who sign up and complete a survey.
In-home opportunities: You earn the chance to participate in surveys for unreleased products (i.e., try the product at home before anyone does).
Chances to win $10,000: Every survey you complete earns you a chance to win $10,000 quarterly prize draw.
4. Vindale Research ($2.00 signup bonus)
Most people think it is impossible to earn as much as $100 doing online surveys. Are you interested in earning up to $100 per survey? If you do, then, Vindale is right for you. While I have not gotten that sweet $100 payout per survey, I have gotten multiple $10 and $15 payouts for individual surveys.
Vindale’s payout, for me, is one of the best, and it is one of my favorite online survey sites. And what I like most about this site is that you have the freedom to choose the survey you want to participate in. You can see the price of the payout and also the duration it will take for you to complete a survey before you start.
I have earned over $600 with Vindale Research between referrals, surveys, and other reward opportunities.
You get a bonus of $2 when you sign up.
Referral bonus: Earn $5 when you refer a friend, and he/she makes a total of $1 (not including sign up bonus). As simple as that.
In-home evaluation: Get a chance to try a product at home before it goes out to the public.
Vindale members are opened to exclusive deals. They win certain exclusive coupons and discounts.
One trick not known to many: Send your photo and for your Vindale payment and you can earn $5.
You can win about $15 in a weekly cash contest. Every week, Vindale Research releases cash contests.
Social media: Vindale Research has a blog, Twitter page, and Facebook page. You can see what it offers regarding different surveys, free samples, and other offers.
5. YouGov (Earn 2,000 points as a sign-up bonus)
Need to take a quick survey and still, earn something? Like to share your thoughts and opinions about current events and controversial topics? If that what you’re good at, then, you are looking for YouGov.
I don’t like taking long surveys, and that’s why I love YouGov. The best feature of YouGov is that surveys typically take, at most, 5-7 minutes. Rarely do I see a survey that lasts longer than 20 minutes.
With YouGov, you earn points, which can be redeemed once you reached the minimum set of points. The minimum required points are 30,000, which is equivalent to $25.
Do you think that 30,000 points are hard to achieve? The answer is no. It’s not hard to get those points. There are so many ways to earn those points with YouGov. You can make points through online surveys, product testing, daily surveys, and friend referral.
6. Pinecone Research (Earn $3 per survey)
Pinecone Research is one of the online survey sites that has an excellent reputation for being a great survey website. My wife and I first started here before we focused more on ACOP and ProOpinion. Surveys from Pinecone Research take 15 minutes.
From time to time, Pinecone may send out products to their members to try. Rewards can be redeemed via PayPal, gift cards, retail e-vouchers, VISA prepaid cards, and others.
7. VIP Voice Panel (Automatically enters a $1,000 sweepstakes after sign-up)
This survey is somewhat different from the usual survey websites out there in that it’s a tiered reward system. What this means is that the more surveys you do, the more points you earn. You earn VIP points just by completing a survey. Did I say that once you sign up, you are automatically entered into a $1,000 sweepstakes?
3X the points: Your 1st survey earns you three times the points.
A chance to win $1,000: Once you signed up, you are automatically entered for a chance to win $1,000.
Real prizes: Prizes include mountain bikes, televisions, appliances, vouchers, and so much more.
Special offers: Members are eligible to receive offers from retailers and other partners.
Surveys in the mail: You don’t need to go to its website to see available surveys. Surveys are sent to your inbox.
8. Inbox Pays ($5 Sign Up Bonus)
Inbox Pays another option for you if you’re searching for an additional survey site to work on. Apart from the fact that you get $5 right away for signing up, you also have the chance to earn extra money in different ways.
As a member of Inbox Pays, you can earn money in the following ways: cash mails, cash offers, emails reading, spin the wheel, referrals, coupons, etc.
If you are good at clipping manufacturer coupons online almost all the time, you may want to try Inbox Pays because you’ll get paid to do that while being able to use the coupons at the same time. That Sounds like a double benefit, in my opinion.
You receive $5 when you sign up. That’s how serious Inbox Pays is to help you make money.
Payment mode: You get paid in cash. That’s a good one, especially for someone who wants to make money.
Ways to earn money: look at the ways to earn money I listed above, and you’ll see that it’s a lot.
Email reading: You get paid by clicking advertisers’ links in the emails you receive.
You can make money on Swagbucks in different ways. You get money for taking surveys or using it as a search engine. Also, you earn when you try promotions or shop online. At times, you get points to redeem gift cards or cash back. As of this writing, it has paid its member over $136.7M.
Free money: When you sign up via my link, you will receive a $5 bonus right away.
Easy money: It’s easy to earn gift card like Amazon gift card with Swagbucks. In all seriousness, I made $5 in just a few days even without spending too much time.
Get money without doing too much: Even without taking surveys, buying anything, etc. you can earn points, which you can eventually use to get your gift cards. You can get points for searching, answering daily poll, and other simple activities that take 1 minute or less.
Install the toolbar, and you’re ready to go: Install the toolbar, and you’ll earn points the first time you open your browser every day. You don’t have to do anything else. As simple as that.
Additional earning opportunities: I can’t tell you how many ways to earn points with Swagbucks. You can earn points via sweepstakes, polls, surveys, browsing, videos, and so much more. It’s up to you how many avenues you want to try each day to maximize your points.
10. Harris Poll Online
You don’t earn cash with Harris Poll, but you can earn rewards. If some surveys don’t give anything when you fail to qualify for the surveys, well, this is not it. You will earn 15 points as well as entry into the HIstakes draw. You aren’t missing out anything.
There are short surveys, which take around 5 minutes. There are also long surveys, which take about 25 minutes to complete. Want more reason to take surveys through Harris Poll? HarrisPoll gives away $10,000 every quarter through its Harris Poll Online Sweepstakes.
11. Valued Opinions
I have used Valued Opinions a couple of times. What I like about this particular one of the online survey sites is that it will email you to let you know the information about the survey. (i.e., the survey topic, the amount of the reward, how long to complete the survey, and the expiration of the survey).
Valued Opinions is one of the easiest and highest paying survey sites — with lots of surveys paying at least $1.50
Signing up is easy, and the layout of the website is inviting and simple to navigate. You fill out your info, and the site determines which surveys you’re qualified to take.
Although you can’t redeem your survey money for actual cash, you can redeem it for a Visa gift card, or purchase gift cards for major retailers such as Macy’s, Nike and Amazon in $20 increments.
Mintvine is another of the online survey sites that will add more money to your income. With Mintvine, you can easily earn 200 points, which is equivalent to $2. The best part of it is that you can earn this after you register. That’s it. You get $2 just for signing up. Opportunities for participants include online surveys, teen surveys, and referral program.
Yes, you can earn 15% of each person’s future earnings on all surveys and offers. If you refer people and they make money, then, this means that you will make money even without taking any surveys. Rewards can be redeemed for cash via PayPal, gift cards, prepaid cards, and vouchers.
13. Inbox Dollars
Inbox Dollars has been running its service for well over ten years now, and it was even featured on Good Morning America as one if it’s work from home options. This is due to its reputation for being one of the best online survey sites.
It’s one of the most reliable systems for making money online. And you get $5.00 cash just for signing up – not bad for all of 30 seconds work.
You can get paid for: shopping online, searching the web, playing games, grocery shopping, and of course taking surveys.
There are also some incredible payouts, too. While it’s uncommon, it’s not unheard of to get paid $10 for a 10-minute survey.