Got some time to kill? Close the Whatsapp chat, the telegram chat and all time wasting stuffs. You could be making up to$2,000 (£1,600) a yearinstead, by taking online surveys and testing free products.
There are dozens of market research companies recruiting new members from around the world.
They rely on people like you sharing opinions – from Donald Trump to the latest phone – and offer money and rewards in return.
But be careful!Many aren’t legit and never pay out. We’ve used, reviewed and ranked 21 of the best survey websites thatwillpay you for your views…
Every site has a limited number of paid surveys each month per person. To earn serious rewards sign up to as many surveys as possible. We share more tips at the end of the guide!
Legit and trusted online
Intellizoom pays you for taking surveys and simple tasks on your
A huge variety of ways to earn rewards. Exclusive signup bonus!
Who are they?Swagbucks are the largest and most reliable survey site. They’ve so far paid over $600,000,000 in rewards to members around the world. They offer rewards for playing games, taking offers, searching the web, making online purchases and watching videos!
Rewards: Money, vouchers and prize draws.
Amount per survey:30 – 150 SB points (100 SB = $1 or £0.77).
Min. reward threshold:1 SB.
Our review: We love Swagbucks, and we hear positive reviews from our readers about them too. We’ve found that taking surveys and polls every day provides the highest payout for your time, but there are11 ways to earn Swagbucksacross the site.
Surveys take around 10 minutes to complete, meaning you can earn around£5 an hour($6.50). Swagbucks also offers users the ability to take surveys from multiple providers and give consolation points when you don’t qualify for a survey.
Exclusive £5 signup bonus.
Who are they?Best known for short, quick surveys about every topic. OnePoll provide surveys to the press and major brands.
Rewards: Cash or PayPal payments.
Amount per survey: 10p – £1.
Min. reward threshold: £40.
Our review: OnePoll were one of the first survey sites around and they’ve always got quick and fun surveys to answer. Look out for the surveys about celebs.
Surveys take around 3 minutes so at 20p a survey (average) it’ll take around 10 hours to earn £40.
You need to check your account daily for surveys and some users report getting stuck just under the £40 threshold. If this happens you can refer a friend for £4 and then withdraw your earnings
make $20+ a month
Who are they?One of the largest (and best paying) survey-based market research companies around, working with trusted brands and research companies worldwide.
Rewards: High-street and Amazon Vouchers, plus prize draws for all members.
Amount per survey: ~£1.
Min. reward threshold: £10.
Our review: A well-trusted panel. They send you surveys every week to answer by email. The reward threshold is relatively low, and most people will be able to cash out in under 10 surveys.
One of the lowest payout thresholds.
Who are they?Opinion Outpost have shot up in popularity due to fast payouts and fun surveys.
Rewards: Money and Amazon Vouchers.
Amount per survey:50p
Min. reward threshold:£2.50
Our review: You only need to take 5 surveys to be due a payout and they take around 10-15 minutes each
Low payout threshold.
Who are they?Panel Opinion are one of the most popular survey sites.
Amount per survey:50p – £4.
Min. reward threshold:£10.
Our review: The surveys usually take around 10-15 minutes to complete and you can even make up to £4 for a single survey sometimes.
They pay out in cash and have a low payout threshold of just £10.
Earn 50p per survey.
Who are they?This is a little different to others, focusing more on social issues and general interest topics. YouGov polls include topics such as politics, public affairs and commercial products. Great if you have big opinions!
Rewards: Money and prize draws.
Amount per survey:50p – £3.
Min. reward threshold:£50.
Our review: YouGov is one of the more interesting sites to sign up to because of the kinds of surveys they conduct. Most are on current issues that are in the news and they encourage you to express your views.
Surveys can take up to 30 minutes but are not always that frequent. We received one or two a fortnight, so it can take a few months to hit the threshold. However, you get £1 just for joining and if you get your friends to sign up too you can quickly get lots more points and cash!
The OpinionPanel Community
Members get £10 just for signing up.
Who are they? They are the UK’s largest research panel for anyone aged 13-30. They offer interesting surveys and online focus groups for big brands and universities, with their research often reaching the media spotlight!
Rewards: Amazon and high-street vouchers.
Amount per survey: 50p-£4 per survey, £30 – £50 for online focus groups.
Min. reward threshold: £25
Our review: The OpinionPanel Community are a trusted site and their surveys take around 10 minutes to complete. The majority of surveys tend to pay out around £1-2.
There is also mobile compatibility so you can take surveys on the go.
Mobile compatibility & multiple payout opportunities.
Who are they?iPoll used to be called Survey Heads and are a US based company.