Doing free online surveys was one of the ways I made extra money. That’s of course before I started blogging.
I made a good side income by spending a little bit of my time every day. I’ve doing surveys every month since then. The number of surveys I do depends on how much free time I have. Some months I end up making $50 and others $450.
After doing some in-depth research and trying over 50 surveys companies, here I leave you a list with, what I believe, are some of the best surveys companies to make extra money.
Fortunately, I’ve tried all of them and I can guarantee you 100% that these surveys companies are legit and they always pay on time.
My advice to you is to sign up for all the free online survey sites below if this is a side hustle you like.
You have to always make sure you confirm your registration via the confirmation sent to your email.
1. Vindale Research
One of my favorite online survey websites is Vindale. You can earn a good extra money every month just by doing a couple of surveys a week.
They are one of the best surveys companies considering the payout and time spent. The best thing is that before talking any survey you’ll be able to see how much will they pay and the time to complete.
You can sign up for Vindale Research here.
2. Mr. Rebates
I recently found Mr. Rebates and I need to say I’m very impressed. They offer great discounts for Amazon, eBay, Groupon and many other stores.
Every time I want to buy something on Amazon, I do it through Mr. Rebates and I get a discount.
They also offer free products for you to try and review once in a while.
3. Shop Tracker
If you download the Shop Tracker app (available for your computer or phone), sync it with your Amazon account, and you’ll receive a $3 Visa Gift Card as a welcome bonus. It only takes 2 minutes.
The longer you participate with Shop Tracker, the more reward you will earn. Just do your normal shopping as you usually do. They will also send you surveys once in a while.
It’s not available for Mac yet. This program is only available for US residents and you can sign up right here.
Swagbucks helps me earn gift cards which I can use at Amazon, and it’s very easy. You can also claim your points as a cash check.
They give you points for taking surveys, watching videos, using it as a search engine (just like Google), online shopping and trying new promotional products.
Then you can redeem these points for gift cards. I already redeemed 3 Amazon gift cards for $50 and it feels so great!
4. One Opinion
With One Opinion, you get points every time you complete a survey. Then, this points can be traded in for rewards (I always choose the $25 virtual Visa Debit Card).
If you prefer cash, One Opinion has now added the option of having your rewards delivered directly to your PayPal account which I think I’m going to try next time I accumulate 25,000 points.
5. Survey Voices
Survey Voices is a paid survey site that allows you to earn money by participating in their surveys.
The rewards are up to $20 per individual survey. You will receive survey invitations via email.
Survey Voices pays via PayPal one you reach the minimum threshold of $20.
You can sign up for Survey Voices here.
6. Harris Poll Online
With Harris Poll Online you don’t earn cash but you earn rewards (which sometimes better!)
Online surveys typically take anywhere between 15-20 minutes to complete. Short surveys will take around 5 minutes, and very long ones are around 25 minutes. I normally do surveys that take about 15 minutes.
The best thing is that if you don’t qualify the survey, you will still earn points, so there is no lost time.
As a member of E-Poll you are able to earn money by completing surveys, sharing your opinion and using the Internet as you do today.
You can even win some prices weekly and monthly, they give more than $10,000 in prices every month too.
You can sign up for E-Poll here.
8. Earning Station
Just like Swagbucks which we’re going to talk about sooner. The way it works is the same.
You can earn money by watching videos, taking surveys and shopping online. During weekends when I’m watching movies or sitting on my coach doing nothing, I usually spend some time with Earning Station.
They send you emails for surveys every now and then. You get points which can be redeemed for gift cards.
Once you sign up for Earning Station, you can receive 1,000 SD (worth $10) just by signing up for 5 websites. The name of this offer is “Easy 10$”, make sure is the first thing you do when you register.
9. Opinion City
Opinion City is another of my favorite survey companies and I highly recommend it. The payment is straight forward.
If you just want to join one survey company, make sure it’s this one.
10. Survey Junkie
You need to provide some personal information in your profile (age, contact info and customer preferences). Survey Junkie with use this information to send you relevant surveys.
You can expect to earn about $1 to $3 per completed survey. It’s not much, but completing a couple of them every day you’ll get enough to pay a couple of bills per month.
You can sign up for Survey Junkie here.
11. Pinecone Research
You will be rewarded for sharing your opinion on Pinecone Research. You’ll be able to take surveys about shopping, restaurants, cooking and more.
You just sign up and get surveys delivered to your inbox, fill these up, and receive your payment across PayPal or a paycheck.
Always remember to verify your email to receive your first payment!
12. My Points
My Points is an international program available in most of the countries.
They pay you real money for completing surveys, visiting sites, trying free offers and referring friends and advertisers.
You can sign up for My Points here.
13. Cash Crate
Another survey site which pays for completing surveys. Every time you complete a survey you have a chance to get an extra reward of $10,000.
It’s not my favorite survey site but every month I try to do a few surveys to boost my savings.
Once you enter your email you will be redirected to a survey, complete it and your account will be set up.
You can sign up for Cash Crate here.
Extra Survey Websites
Qmee is a simple internet browser app extension that allows you to earn some easy money on the side. Basically, you do your Google/Yahoo/eBay/Amazon searches as normal and sometimes ads ad links come up on the side.
Clicking those ad links range from 5-20 cents that go into your Qmee PiggyBank. PayPal cashout has no limit and is instant.
Inbox Dollars is awesome. There are 20%-30% discounts in many hotels for when you are travelling. Also, you can get a free $5 Amazon gift card for a limited time by signing up.
Nice Quest is one of those sites you want to join. Why? Because you can set up how frequently you want to receive new surveys and they will send you to your inbox.
One of the best things is that all the surveys can be done from your smartphone. In my case, I use it when I’m queuing or waiting for someone.