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How to get paid to take surveys

I’ve been getting a lot of robocalls asking me to take surveys. I wondered what life would be if they paid me to do those surveys. So I went to find a few places where you can make some money while taking those surveys.

Is it profitable?

Sure, you can definitely make some money on every survey, but payouts vary and my experience from research tells me that at best, taking online surveys will be a way to supplement income. Your income varies based on how “surveyable” you are. A lof of survey websites require you to disclose your personal details such as where you live, gender, age, etc., and they’ll send your surveys that suit your demographic.

Is it safe?

Some survey sites are better than others. The more reputable ones declare early on how they pay and keep things above board. Legitimate surveys are important for you to Others can pay you in a non-cash way or ask you for details that you shouldn’t share like your Social Security Number, send you spam or lead you down sketchy third-party sites.

How are survey respondents paid?

A very common way of remuneration for a paid survey is through cash rewards and gift cards for your opinion. Different survey sites But first, you must qualify for the survey opportunity. An online survey site can potentially disqualify you halfway through the process. So beware. Almost all survey website gives points for each completed survey. These points can be converted into extra cash, usually via PayPal cash, or a free gift card. There usually is a minimum payout threshold for your valued opinion.

List of paid online survey sites

Here are some that we’ve got.

Branded Surveys

As you take surveys, Branded Surveys gives you points, which can be redeemed for various rewards including cash through PayPal or Branded Pay account. You can also convert your points into gift cards or charity donations in the US, UK or Canada.

Toluna Influencers

Toluna Influencer offers surveys which they say take 15-20 minutes on average. They say that each survey will ask you about your demographic information and that would determine if you qualify or not. Filling in your profile increases your chance of getting relevant surveys sent to you. Toluna works on a point system that can be converted into cash via PayPal or gift cards.You can also create content to get paid.


Take surveys and get SB (the name of the points on Swagbucks). You can exchange the SB for free gift cards or cash for “searching the web, playing games, watching videos, or shopping online where you’ll make money through cash back rebates”. The conversion rate is 100SB to 1USD or 1CAD (depending on where you’re located). Swagbucks says members have earned $589 million in rewards and has over 20 million members, which means each member earns about $29 on average. They also say, “Expect to earn about 40 to 200 SB points per survey (100 SB = $1), with occasional opportunities with much higher earning potential” On the rare occasion, you can earn as much as $50 per survey.


LifePoints is mostly a survey company, but they also have other tasks like keeping a diary to record specific behavior or habits for a set amount of time, mini-polls and product testing. They say they have 5 million members and have paid over $22 million to their members in 2020. Assuming they have exactly 5 million members and they paid $22 million to each member, that means each member made $4.40. LifePoints can be redeemed for e-gift cards and cash through PayPal.


It’s hard to find, but if you are looking to sign up, click on the US Members/ UK Members section and click the sign up button. The website currently (August 2021) has some broken links, including the FAQ links.


Most survey takers get one survey invitation every month with an average of eight per month. IPSOS pays in cash, donations to charities or Walmart, PayPal, Burger King,, Amazon, etc.


InboxDollars is the easiest website to find their payouts: “Most online surveys for money pay from $0.50 to $5.00 and take 3 minutes to 25 minutes to complete. There are some online surveys that pay $10, $20, or even more if you match the demographic profile they are looking for.”


With Marketagent, you can take online surveys and get cash via PayPal or you can donate your earnings to charity.

Survey Junkie

Survey Junkie has over 11 million members from the US, Canada and Australia. You can earn cash via PayPal or bank transfer or get gift cards in exchange for your survey taking.


At PaidViewpoint, you can get cash or gift cards. One thing that makes a huge difference is that PaidViewpoint doesn’t disqualify survey takers after they have been invited to do a survey.


Tellwut is open to Canadians and Americans. You can get a bunch of gift cards including a Visa gift card or store gift cards for Amazon, Walmart, CVS, etc. You can also get paid through PayPal.

TGM Panel

TGM Panel is a Poland based research organization where you become a panelist (for money). A few things they offer is cash via PayPal, Amazon electronic gift cards and other gift cards via its GCodes Rewards.


PureProfile is an Australian research company but you can join from Australia, New Zealand, the UK and US. The minimum redemption is $20 and maximum is $70. If you live in Australia, you can claim Hoyts movie vouchers or Raiz redemptions. In New Zealand, you can claim an AASF discount.


You can take MOBROG’s surveys from 75 countries. In the US, each survey pays between 50 cents and $3. MOBROG’s surveys center around businesses from multinationals to startups. You can get paid via PayPal or Skrill.


You can earn OneOpinion Points and exchange it for virtual rewards or cash. OneOpinion only accepts US and UK residents.