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9 of the Best Survey Sites to Make Extra Money

When my girls were toddlers and I was adjusting to being a stay at home mom, I would sit at the computer at night and take survey’s. It’s even easier now because you can take these surveys from your phone.

If you have extra time on your hands and want to be productive test out different survey companies. Some may not be worth it to you and others you may want to continue on with for the long haul.

This isn’t something that is going to make you rich. It’s something to pass time and make money while you do.

I like thinking about survey money as something I can set aside for Christmas or birthdays. Sometimes they pay you in Amazon credits, gift cards or Paypal. It’s never to early to start preparing for Christmas gifts.

When starting Survery’s please keep the following in mind.

  1. Create a separate email account for your surveys. This is similar when couponing and signing up for your freebies. ( gmail, yahoo etc. all free)
  2. Try them all out at first. It’s best to sign up for many and then narrow down once you see which ones will work for you.
  3. See if there are other ways to earn BESIDES surveys. Inbox dollars you can earn money by searching the web, reading emails and watching videos.
9 of the Best Survey Sites to Make Extra Money

Swagbucks Surveys has a ton of ways to earn cash and taking surveys is just one of many!  You can answer fun, high-paying surveys and hunt for great deals that will earn “SB” points to redeem for prizes. PLUS they give you a free $5 card just for signing up! 

You can redeem your points (SB) for Paypal or gift cards to a number of popular retailers, including

Branded Surveys

Create a profile and begin taking surverys. You are paid by gift card or cash to complete market surveys. If you refer your own friends you get extra rewards!

Vindale Research – Paid Survey

Get rewarded for sharing consumer feedback, product testing, taking surveys and receive up to $50 per survey completed! 

Plus as a Vindale member you won’t only get paid by taking surveys, you can earn more money using several of Vindale’s great online services.

Survey Monkey

Earn points by taking surveys, which can pay anywhere from $2 to $75 per completed survey.

One differentiate with Survey Junkie is that if you do not qualify for a survey, you still earn some points for it.


Free sign up for survey. You will be paid in gift cards or paypal.

Survey Club

Earn cash for participating in online surveys, private panels, focus groups, clinical trials, in-home usage tests, online bulletin boards, taste tests, and mystery shopping studies.

SurveyClub gives companies the unique opportunity to access its panelists by posting studies directly on its website.

Inbox Dollars

This one you are paid cash and it’s very popular. Similar to Swagbucks you get paid for your daily online activity. They also pay you to read emails. The more active the more you get paid.


This is more like a social survey site. You can take surveys but also create polls and share your opinion. This also has a referral program where you can invite friends and get rewarded.

Let me know if there are any I missed you may be currently or have used in the past. Taking surveys online is a great way to pass the time and save up for a little something extra.

My Points

This is a newer one to me. You can sign up to take surverys and earn $5 for five surveys. This one pays you in gift cards for answering polls, surfing the web, reading emails and surveys. This one has been around since 1996! Has over 10 million active members too.

If you need are looking for more ways to save money when at home check out the tips below.

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Friday 10th of April 2020

Are you still doing Swagbucks? I find it harder and harder.


Saturday 11th of April 2020

No I haven't for several months now.

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