LEGIT Get Paid Sharing Your Opinions on these 13 Survey Sites

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Movie and TV critics like to say that we’re in a golden age of entertainment; there’s just so much good (and not-so-good) stuff coming out. This also means that every time something new comes out, our social media feeds get swarmed with opinions. Social media has brought out the inner cultural critic in people. It sure seems like everyone, from your kid sister to elderly grandmother, loves weighing-in on a variety of subjects.

Unsurprisingly (and let’s be honest here), most of these opinions don’t amount to much. You post it, get a few likes and comments, and then nothing. Another person posts their opinion, and the cycle repeats itself.

But it doesn’t have to be that way! I discovered that there are websites that actually pay you to share your opinions by taking surveys. I learned about these sites after Googling “how to make money from your opinions” after reading a friend’s rant on Facebook.

These sites are serious. They’re hired by corporations to run market research surveys. In today’s ultra-competitive business environment, companies need as much information as they can get. But there’s only so much research they can do on their own, which is why they hire survey sites to help conduct that research.

So if you have more than a few things to say about popular topics, I suggest giving survey sites a try. You get to help businesses make informed decisions, and you also get to earn in the process! I also recommend you stick to the larger, well-known survey sites. These sites are usually good, and often pay the best rates. (Avoid sites that ask you to pay an up-front fee! Legit survey sites earn from advertisers, not their users.)

To help you out, I’ve compiled a list of legit survey sites you can try out. Check them out, then share your experiences below.

1. Opinion Outpost

The name says it all: at Opinion Post, you share your opinions by taking surveys. These surveys usually take ten minutes to complete, but there are also shorter surveys you can take. It’s up to you how much (and how fast) you’d like to work, but to earn more, you’ll also have to work more.

Most of Opinion Outpost ’s surveys cover electronics, medicine, politics, sports, advertising, gadgets, and sometimes even personal stuff like what you had for breakfast. You earn points for taking surveys (remember, unfinished surveys won’t earn you points). You can then redeem your earnings as cash (which is paid by cheque or PayPal) or Amazon or iTunes cards.

What’s special about Opinion Post is that it holds a $10,000 giveaway every quarter! Every survey you complete gives you one entry to the prize draw. So keep taking those surveys, the more you do the greater chance you have of earning!

Link: https://www.opinionoutpost.com

2. Mindswarms

Most sites ask you to take written surveys, but Mindswarms is a bit unique because here you record your opinions on video. If you’re a budding video blogger, or enjoy creating multimedia content, this is the site for you.

“Studies” are made available on your dashboard, which you will then apply for. You will then answer up to five questions. The researcher will then pick respondents based on these applications. So make sure your application is good!

Once chosen, you will then respond to the study’s questions by making a video. These videos will be about 15 to 20 minutes long. This takes a bit more effort compared to other survey sites, but it also pays more: you can make up to $50 per study, which is paid through PayPal.

Link: https://www.mindswarms.com

3. iPoll

IPoll is a no-frills survey site. But what’s cool about it is its global scope. Residents of a wide range of countries, from Argentina to France to Kenya to United Arab Emirates, can apply and earn from the site. Points can be redeemed either as cash (via PayPal) or iTunes and Amazon gift cards.

The site also has some pretty awesome bonuses, too. Just by signing up, you get $5. And like Opinion Outpost, iPoll has a $10,000 quarterly giveaway. Keep completing surveys to increase your chances of winning!

Link: https://www.ipoll.com

4. Toluna

Toluna has conducted surveys for some of the largest, most popular brands today. Disney, CBS, Sony Music, Heineken, and Procter & Gamble have all run surveys through Toluna.

At Toluna, you don’t just fill out written surveys. Sometimes, you will be required to try out a new product or eat in a new restaurant. It’s almost like getting free swag. Pretty sweet!

Like other sites, you can redeem points Amazon gift cards and cash, or as free merch.

Link: https://uk.toluna.com

5. Pinecone Research

More and more sites are offering product testing in addition to written surveys, and Pinecone Research is one of those. The site provides just about any type of market research available. You can take surveys, test products, and participate in product surveys.

They pay around $3 per survey, which is paid as cash or cheque.

Link: https://www.pineconeresearch.com

6. Global Test Market

Global Test Market is one of the more popular sites out there, probably due, in part, to its international coverage.

I would consider this Global Test Market a “classic” survey site. You complete written forms. No product testing or creating video content. It’s simple, but it’s also super-easy to do.

Payouts are provided as Amazon vouchers, cash, or free merch.

Link: https://www.globaltestmarket.com

7. SurveySpot

Most survey sites pay as either gift vouchers (usually for Amazon and iTunes) or as cash. SurveySpot does all of those, but it one-ups the competition by providing airline miles. Yep, that means you can take surveys and use your points to offset the cost of that vacation you’ve been planning.

To stay competitive SurveySpot also has a $10,000 quarterly giveaway. I noticed this is becoming a trend among survey sites, which is a good thing. It means more people are taking surveys and the survey industry is booming.

Link: https://www.surveyspot.com

8. Darwin’s Data

Most sites cover consumer-related topics like entertainment and gadget. Darwin’s Data is pretty unique because it asks people for opinions on legal disputes. You will watch a video, then provide your feedback. Don’t worry, a law degree isn’t a requirement to start (although you will have to be a US resident and registered voter). The site simply gets opinions from laypeople to help companies engage and resolve disputes.

Every survey you complete will earn you a $25 Tango card, which you can use in a wide range of establishments, including Starbucks, Target, Gap, Amazon, iTunes, and Chipotle. Oh, and you also get a $10 bonus Tango card just for signing up!

Link: https://darwinsdata.com

9. Branded Surveys

Branded Surveys is one of the newest survey sites, but they’re already making their mark on the industry. Their research partners include companies such as Nielsen, Harris Interactive, and JD Power.

The provide payouts via PayPal or their own proprietary solution, Branded Pay. The latter will be useful to those who can’t wait for PayPal funds to clear. With Branded Pay, funds can go into your account in as little as 24 hours after approval of your payout request.

Link: https://surveys.gobranded.com

10. MySurvey

My Survey is a huge company. in 2014, they rewarded over $32 million to their members worldwide. What this means to you as a potential member is that you’ll always have lots of surveys across different subjects to take.

Points can be redeemed as cash (paid via PayPal) or gift cards for Macy’s, Amazon, or Bloomin’ Brands (which includes Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, and Fleming’s Steakhouse)

Link: https://www.mysurvey.com

11. Paid Viewpoint

Paid Viewpoint may appear stiff and sedate compared to the other sites, but don’t take that against them. They just try to put on a more professional appearance. Paid Viewpoint is one of the most trusted survey sites out there, mainly because of its “TrustScore” system. This system checks for consistency of your opinions across different surveys. For example, if you say you don’t like vegetables in one survey, TrustScore will note if you react positively to veggies in another survey. So the key here is to simply answer the questions truthfully.

Payments are sent via PayPal, or as a reward for their Virtual Incentives. Minimum payout withdrawal is $15.

Link: https://paidviewpoint.com

12. i-Say

Link: https://social.i-say.com

The site is another example of the classic survey website. You complete surveys and polls, earn points, then redeem them as rewards or cash.

They have a pretty wide range of redeemable rewards (via the i-Say Market) as well as cool contests to incentivize participation.

13. SurveySavvy

SurveySavvy has been around since 1999, and is also considered a pioneer in the industry. They pay via cash only, but I don’t mind. Majority of the time I request payouts with these sites, it’s always as cash. They also have a robust referral system which lets you earn every time a contact registers and completes surveys.

Despite SurveySavvy’s tenure, it’s still pretty forward-thinking. They’ve created SavvyConnect, an app that’s like the enhanced version of SurveySavvy. Users get access to better-paying surveys, and faster payment processing times. Check out SavvyConnect via the links below:

Link: https://www.surveysavvy.com/ & https://www.surveysavvy.com/savvyconnect
iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/savvyconnect/id1167090176?mt=8
Android: Download available in website link above

The Verdict: Legit or Scam?

All these sites are legit! Most of them have been around for quite some time, and are pillars of the survey industry. This list gives you a wide range of sites, payment methods, and rewards. Since a few of them have that sweet $10,000 quarterly giveaway, I recommend focusing your efforts on those sites.

Your Turn

This review is based on my experience taking surveys and earning in the process. Now it’s your turn to share. Have you tried these or any other survey sites? How much have you earned?

Let’s hear your stories!
 
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Cassandra

Padawan
Jun 1, 2018
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I used to use SurveySavvy , MySurvey, Tolunda and Global Test Market back from 2003 to 2011. I stopped using those sites because the majority of the surveys that I took, I turned out to not qualify for them. It was very frustrating and gave me headaches. Can awards were the only thing they had to offer at the time. No matter how many attempts to complete a survey, I got nowhere. These days, with other survey websites, the rewards have gotten much better. Points for gift cards, items from sites like Amazon and cash. Better surveys, missions and experiences, too.
 

earnthatbuck

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I used to use SurveySavvy, MySurvey, Tolunda and Global Test Market back from 2003 to 2011. I stopped using those sites because the majority of the surveys that I took, I turned out to not qualify for them. It was very frustrating and gave me headaches. Can awards were the only thing they had to offer at the time. No matter how many attempts to complete a survey, I got nowhere. These days, with other survey websites, the rewards have gotten much better. Points for gift cards, items from sites like Amazon and cash. Better surveys, missions and experiences, too.
Which survey sites do you feel offer a positive experience nowadays?
 
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Cassandra

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Jun 1, 2018
10
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i-Say and Points2Shop. I haven't been on i-Say very long, but I did earn enough points in that short period of time to get a $10 Amazon Gift eCard. I have been on Points2Shop for about 2 or 3 months. I earned enough points to get items on Amazon.com. I love both sites very much.
 

kinch63

Padawan
Jun 6, 2018
7
9
2
United States
I have used MySurvey and Global Test Market. I've gotten paid several times from MySurvey. Both have been good for emailing me surveys, but I've slowed down with them. I have been using sites that vary tasks, surveys and offers to get money or gift cards faster. I have the most positive experiences with Grabpoints and InstaGC . These sites offer Paypal or gift card and you can vary the way you earn points. While surveys are still a big part of earning money, there are so many other ways on these sites to earn. You can even watch videos and earn money! So while all the above sites are good ways to earn money, if you tire of surveys, you should try sites that incorporate more than just surveys.
 

skalentoman7

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May 22, 2018
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Puerto Rico
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Movie and TV critics like to say that we’re in a golden age of entertainment; there’s just so much good (and not-so-good) stuff coming out. This also means that every time something new comes out, our social media feeds get swarmed with opinions. Social media has brought out the inner cultural critic in people. It sure seems like everyone, from your kid sister to elderly grandmother, loves weighing-in on a variety of subjects.

Unsurprisingly (and let’s be honest here), most of these opinions don’t amount to much. You post it, get a few likes and comments, and then nothing. Another person posts their opinion, and the cycle repeats itself.

But it doesn’t have to be that way! I discovered that there are websites that actually pay you to share your opinions by taking surveys. I learned about these sites after Googling “how to make money from your opinions” after reading a friend’s rant on Facebook.

These sites are serious. They’re hired by corporations to run market research surveys. In today’s ultra-competitive business environment, companies need as much information as they can get. But there’s only so much research they can do on their own, which is why they hire survey sites to help conduct that research.

So if you have more than a few things to say about popular topics, I suggest giving survey sites a try. You get to help businesses make informed decisions, and you also get to earn in the process! I also recommend you stick to the larger, well-known survey sites. These sites are usually good, and often pay the best rates. (Avoid sites that ask you to pay an up-front fee! Legit survey sites earn from advertisers, not their users.)

To help you out, I’ve compiled a list of legit survey sites you can try out. Check them out, then share your experiences below.

1. Opinion Outpost

The name says it all: at Opinion Post, you share your opinions by taking surveys. These surveys usually take ten minutes to complete, but there are also shorter surveys you can take. It’s up to you how much (and how fast) you’d like to work, but to earn more, you’ll also have to work more.

Most of Opinion Outpost ’s surveys cover electronics, medicine, politics, sports, advertising, gadgets, and sometimes even personal stuff like what you had for breakfast. You earn points for taking surveys (remember, unfinished surveys won’t earn you points). You can then redeem your earnings as cash (which is paid by cheque or PayPal) or Amazon or iTunes cards.

What’s special about Opinion Post is that it holds a $10,000 giveaway every quarter! Every survey you complete gives you one entry to the prize draw. So keep taking those surveys, the more you do the greater chance you have of earning!

Link: https://www.opinionoutpost.com

2. Mindswarms

Most sites ask you to take written surveys, but Mindswarms is a bit unique because here you record your opinions on video. If you’re a budding video blogger, or enjoy creating multimedia content, this is the site for you.

“Studies” are made available on your dashboard, which you will then apply for. You will then answer up to five questions. The researcher will then pick respondents based on these applications. So make sure your application is good!

Once chosen, you will then respond to the study’s questions by making a video. These videos will be about 15 to 20 minutes long. This takes a bit more effort compared to other survey sites, but it also pays more: you can make up to $50 per study, which is paid through PayPal.

Link: https://www.mindswarms.com

3. iPoll

IPoll is a no-frills survey site. But what’s cool about it is its global scope. Residents of a wide range of countries, from Argentina to France to Kenya to United Arab Emirates, can apply and earn from the site. Points can be redeemed either as cash (via PayPal) or iTunes and Amazon gift cards.

The site also has some pretty awesome bonuses, too. Just by signing up, you get $5. And like Opinion Outpost, iPoll has a $10,000 quarterly giveaway. Keep completing surveys to increase your chances of winning!

Link: https://www.ipoll.com

4. Toluna

Toluna has conducted surveys for some of the largest, most popular brands today. Disney, CBS, Sony Music, Heineken, and Procter & Gamble have all run surveys through Toluna.

At Toluna, you don’t just fill out written surveys. Sometimes, you will be required to try out a new product or eat in a new restaurant. It’s almost like getting free swag. Pretty sweet!

Like other sites, you can redeem points Amazon gift cards and cash, or as free merch.

Link: https://uk.toluna.com

5. Pinecone Research

More and more sites are offering product testing in addition to written surveys, and Pinecone Research is one of those. The site provides just about any type of market research available. You can take surveys, test products, and participate in product surveys.

They pay around $3 per survey, which is paid as cash or cheque.

Link: https://www.pineconeresearch.com

6. Global Test Market

Global Test Market is one of the more popular sites out there, probably due, in part, to its international coverage.

I would consider this Global Test Market a “classic” survey site. You complete written forms. No product testing or creating video content. It’s simple, but it’s also super-easy to do.

Payouts are provided as Amazon vouchers, cash, or free merch.

Link: https://www.globaltestmarket.com

7. SurveySpot

Most survey sites pay as either gift vouchers (usually for Amazon and iTunes) or as cash. SurveySpot does all of those, but it one-ups the competition by providing airline miles. Yep, that means you can take surveys and use your points to offset the cost of that vacation you’ve been planning.

To stay competitive SurveySpot also has a $10,000 quarterly giveaway. I noticed this is becoming a trend among survey sites, which is a good thing. It means more people are taking surveys and the survey industry is booming.

Link: https://www.surveyspot.com

8. Darwin’s Data

Most sites cover consumer-related topics like entertainment and gadget. Darwin’s Data is pretty unique because it asks people for opinions on legal disputes. You will watch a video, then provide your feedback. Don’t worry, a law degree isn’t a requirement to start (although you will have to be a US resident and registered voter). The site simply gets opinions from laypeople to help companies engage and resolve disputes.

Every survey you complete will earn you a $25 Tango card, which you can use in a wide range of establishments, including Starbucks, Target, Gap, Amazon, iTunes, and Chipotle. Oh, and you also get a $10 bonus Tango card just for signing up!

Link: https://darwinsdata.com

9. Branded Surveys

Branded Surveys is one of the newest survey sites, but they’re already making their mark on the industry. Their research partners include companies such as Nielsen, Harris Interactive, and JD Power.

The provide payouts via PayPal or their own proprietary solution, Branded Pay. The latter will be useful to those who can’t wait for PayPal funds to clear. With Branded Pay, funds can go into your account in as little as 24 hours after approval of your payout request.

Link: https://surveys.gobranded.com

10. MySurvey

My Survey is a huge company. in 2014, they rewarded over $32 million to their members worldwide. What this means to you as a potential member is that you’ll always have lots of surveys across different subjects to take.

Points can be redeemed as cash (paid via PayPal) or gift cards for Macy’s, Amazon, or Bloomin’ Brands (which includes Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, and Fleming’s Steakhouse)

Link: https://www.mysurvey.com

11. Paid Viewpoint

Paid Viewpoint may appear stiff and sedate compared to the other sites, but don’t take that against them. They just try to put on a more professional appearance. Paid Viewpoint is one of the most trusted survey sites out there, mainly because of its “TrustScore” system. This system checks for consistency of your opinions across different surveys. For example, if you say you don’t like vegetables in one survey, TrustScore will note if you react positively to veggies in another survey. So the key here is to simply answer the questions truthfully.

Payments are sent via PayPal, or as a reward for their Virtual Incentives. Minimum payout withdrawal is $15.

Link: https://paidviewpoint.com

12. i-Say

Link: https://social.i-say.com

The site is another example of the classic survey website. You complete surveys and polls, earn points, then redeem them as rewards or cash.

They have a pretty wide range of redeemable rewards (via the i-Say Market) as well as cool contests to incentivize participation.

13. SurveySavvy

SurveySavvy has been around since 1999, and is also considered a pioneer in the industry. They pay via cash only, but I don’t mind. Majority of the time I request payouts with these sites, it’s always as cash. They also have a robust referral system which lets you earn every time a contact registers and completes surveys.

Despite SurveySavvy’s tenure, it’s still pretty forward-thinking. They’ve created SavvyConnect, an app that’s like the enhanced version of SurveySavvy. Users get access to better-paying surveys, and faster payment processing times. Check out SavvyConnect via the links below:

Link: https://www.surveysavvy.com/ & https://www.surveysavvy.com/savvyconnect
iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/savvyconnect/id1167090176?mt=8
Android: Download available in website link above

The Verdict: Legit or Scam?

All these sites are legit! Most of them have been around for quite some time, and are pillars of the survey industry. This list gives you a wide range of sites, payment methods, and rewards. Since a few of them have that sweet $10,000 quarterly giveaway, I recommend focusing your efforts on those sites.

Your Turn

This review is based on my experience taking surveys and earning in the process. Now it’s your turn to share. Have you tried these or any other survey sites? How much have you earned?

Let’s hear your stories!
I would avoid toluna they blocked my account 2018 for no reasone at all after worked up 53,000 points. the coustomer service is terrible.
im not the only one with this problem.
 
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jguemez

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I have been using Toluna for about a little over a month. It is a community where opinions are exchanged based on topics and quick surveys. It has coverage in many countries. Public opinion polls that generate income are presented daily; On the other hand, daily, weekly and monthly raffles with attractive economic rewards. In the short period that I have been there, I managed to make two cash swaps.
With your participation in the development of topics and quick surveys you also have the opportunity to earn points, as long as they are popular. It's worth trying on this site.
 

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skalentoman7

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I have been using Toluna for about a little over a month. It is a community where opinions are exchanged based on topics and quick surveys. It has coverage in many countries. Public opinion polls that generate income are presented daily; On the other hand, daily, weekly and monthly raffles with attractive economic rewards. In the short period that I have been there, I managed to make two cash swaps.
With your participation in the development of topics and quick surveys you also have the opportunity to earn points, as long as they are popular. It's worth trying on this site.

I have tried many ways to contact toluna about the problem, I tried to open a new account with other email and sent a complaint to customer service and they even blocked my new account the same day. I really don’t know why there blocking me I live in Puerto Rico and it part of The USA. I was active in the community of toluna as skalentoman7. This problem has been going on since 2011-2018.below are some links ov the same problem.


https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=A0geKV0Wwxhbd9cAsq5jmolQ;_ylu=X3oDMTBybGY3bmpvBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMyBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg--?qid=20160215012140AA9fg9n&p=cant log in too toluna

https://uk.toluna.com/opinions/633162/Is-anyone-having-login-problems-on-Toluna

most recent complaint i found
https://forum.surveypolice.com/inde...t-login-to-toluna/&tab=comments#comment-67089
 
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Movie and TV critics like to say that we’re in a golden age of entertainment; there’s just so much good (and not-so-good) stuff coming out. This also means that every time something new comes out, our social media feeds get swarmed with opinions. Social media has brought out the inner cultural critic in people. It sure seems like everyone, from your kid sister to elderly grandmother, loves weighing-in on a variety of subjects.

Unsurprisingly (and let’s be honest here), most of these opinions don’t amount to much. You post it, get a few likes and comments, and then nothing. Another person posts their opinion, and the cycle repeats itself.

But it doesn’t have to be that way! I discovered that there are websites that actually pay you to share your opinions by taking surveys. I learned about these sites after Googling “how to make money from your opinions” after reading a friend’s rant on Facebook.

These sites are serious. They’re hired by corporations to run market research surveys. In today’s ultra-competitive business environment, companies need as much information as they can get. But there’s only so much research they can do on their own, which is why they hire survey sites to help conduct that research.

So if you have more than a few things to say about popular topics, I suggest giving survey sites a try. You get to help businesses make informed decisions, and you also get to earn in the process! I also recommend you stick to the larger, well-known survey sites. These sites are usually good, and often pay the best rates. (Avoid sites that ask you to pay an up-front fee! Legit survey sites earn from advertisers, not their users.)

To help you out, I’ve compiled a list of legit survey sites you can try out. Check them out, then share your experiences below.

1. Opinion Outpost

The name says it all: at Opinion Post, you share your opinions by taking surveys. These surveys usually take ten minutes to complete, but there are also shorter surveys you can take. It’s up to you how much (and how fast) you’d like to work, but to earn more, you’ll also have to work more.

Most of Opinion Outpost’s surveys cover electronics, medicine, politics, sports, advertising, gadgets, and sometimes even personal stuff like what you had for breakfast. You earn points for taking surveys (remember, unfinished surveys won’t earn you points). You can then redeem your earnings as cash (which is paid by cheque or PayPal) or Amazon or iTunes cards.

What’s special about Opinion Post is that it holds a $10,000 giveaway every quarter! Every survey you complete gives you one entry to the prize draw. So keep taking those surveys, the more you do the greater chance you have of earning!

Link: https://www.opinionoutpost.com

2. Mindswarms

Most sites ask you to take written surveys, but Mindswarms is a bit unique because here you record your opinions on video. If you’re a budding video blogger, or enjoy creating multimedia content, this is the site for you.

“Studies” are made available on your dashboard, which you will then apply for. You will then answer up to five questions. The researcher will then pick respondents based on these applications. So make sure your application is good!

Once chosen, you will then respond to the study’s questions by making a video. These videos will be about 15 to 20 minutes long. This takes a bit more effort compared to other survey sites, but it also pays more: you can make up to $50 per study, which is paid through PayPal.

Link: https://www.mindswarms.com

3. iPoll

IPoll is a no-frills survey site. But what’s cool about it is its global scope. Residents of a wide range of countries, from Argentina to France to Kenya to United Arab Emirates, can apply and earn from the site. Points can be redeemed either as cash (via PayPal) or iTunes and Amazon gift cards.

The site also has some pretty awesome bonuses, too. Just by signing up, you get $5. And like Opinion Outpost, iPoll has a $10,000 quarterly giveaway. Keep completing surveys to increase your chances of winning!

Link: https://www.ipoll.com

4. Toluna

Toluna has conducted surveys for some of the largest, most popular brands today. Disney, CBS, Sony Music, Heineken, and Procter & Gamble have all run surveys through Toluna.

At Toluna, you don’t just fill out written surveys. Sometimes, you will be required to try out a new product or eat in a new restaurant. It’s almost like getting free swag. Pretty sweet!

Like other sites, you can redeem points Amazon gift cards and cash, or as free merch.

Link: https://uk.toluna.com

5. Pinecone Research

More and more sites are offering product testing in addition to written surveys, and Pinecone Research is one of those. The site provides just about any type of market research available. You can take surveys, test products, and participate in product surveys.

They pay around $3 per survey, which is paid as cash or cheque.

Link: https://www.pineconeresearch.com

6. Global Test Market

Global Test Market is one of the more popular sites out there, probably due, in part, to its international coverage.

I would consider this Global Test Market a “classic” survey site. You complete written forms. No product testing or creating video content. It’s simple, but it’s also super-easy to do.

Payouts are provided as Amazon vouchers, cash, or free merch.

Link: https://www.globaltestmarket.com

7. SurveySpot

Most survey sites pay as either gift vouchers (usually for Amazon and iTunes) or as cash. SurveySpot does all of those, but it one-ups the competition by providing airline miles. Yep, that means you can take surveys and use your points to offset the cost of that vacation you’ve been planning.

To stay competitive SurveySpot also has a $10,000 quarterly giveaway. I noticed this is becoming a trend among survey sites, which is a good thing. It means more people are taking surveys and the survey industry is booming.

Link: https://www.surveyspot.com

8. Darwin’s Data

Most sites cover consumer-related topics like entertainment and gadget. Darwin’s Data is pretty unique because it asks people for opinions on legal disputes. You will watch a video, then provide your feedback. Don’t worry, a law degree isn’t a requirement to start (although you will have to be a US resident and registered voter). The site simply gets opinions from laypeople to help companies engage and resolve disputes.

Every survey you complete will earn you a $25 Tango card, which you can use in a wide range of establishments, including Starbucks, Target, Gap, Amazon, iTunes, and Chipotle. Oh, and you also get a $10 bonus Tango card just for signing up!

Link: https://darwinsdata.com

9. Branded Surveys

Branded Surveys is one of the newest survey sites, but they’re already making their mark on the industry. Their research partners include companies such as Nielsen, Harris Interactive, and JD Power.

The provide payouts via PayPal or their own proprietary solution, Branded Pay. The latter will be useful to those who can’t wait for PayPal funds to clear. With Branded Pay, funds can go into your account in as little as 24 hours after approval of your payout request.

Link: https://surveys.gobranded.com

10. MySurvey

My Survey is a huge company. in 2014, they rewarded over $32 million to their members worldwide. What this means to you as a potential member is that you’ll always have lots of surveys across different subjects to take.

Points can be redeemed as cash (paid via PayPal) or gift cards for Macy’s, Amazon, or Bloomin’ Brands (which includes Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, and Fleming’s Steakhouse)

Link: https://www.mysurvey.com

11. Paid Viewpoint

Paid Viewpoint may appear stiff and sedate compared to the other sites, but don’t take that against them. They just try to put on a more professional appearance. Paid Viewpoint is one of the most trusted survey sites out there, mainly because of its “TrustScore” system. This system checks for consistency of your opinions across different surveys. For example, if you say you don’t like vegetables in one survey, TrustScore will note if you react positively to veggies in another survey. So the key here is to simply answer the questions truthfully.

Payments are sent via PayPal, or as a reward for their Virtual Incentives. Minimum payout withdrawal is $15.

Link: https://paidviewpoint.com

12. i-Say

Link: https://social.i-say.com

The site is another example of the classic survey website. You complete surveys and polls, earn points, then redeem them as rewards or cash.

They have a pretty wide range of redeemable rewards (via the i-Say Market) as well as cool contests to incentivize participation.

13. SurveySavvy

SurveySavvy has been around since 1999, and is also considered a pioneer in the industry. They pay via cash only, but I don’t mind. Majority of the time I request payouts with these sites, it’s always as cash. They also have a robust referral system which lets you earn every time a contact registers and completes surveys.

Despite SurveySavvy’s tenure, it’s still pretty forward-thinking. They’ve created SavvyConnect, an app that’s like the enhanced version of SurveySavvy. Users get access to better-paying surveys, and faster payment processing times. Check out SavvyConnect via the links below:

Link: https://www.surveysavvy.com/ & https://www.surveysavvy.com/savvyconnect
iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/savvyconnect/id1167090176?mt=8
Android: Download available in website link above

The Verdict: Legit or Scam?

All these sites are legit! Most of them have been around for quite some time, and are pillars of the survey industry. This list gives you a wide range of sites, payment methods, and rewards. Since a few of them have that sweet $10,000 quarterly giveaway, I recommend focusing your efforts on those sites.

Your Turn

This review is based on my experience taking surveys and earning in the process. Now it’s your turn to share. Have you tried these or any other survey sites? How much have you earned?

Let’s hear your stories!
I like toluna, it Is too Easy and YouTube can win a lot of prices, with honest answers.
 

ggusia

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May 4, 2018
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As for Tolune, at the beginning I was very pleased with this site. Unfortunately, with time the surveys have become longer and the number of points seems to be getting smaller and smaller, which is why I do not give in so often.
 

ggusia

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May 4, 2018
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In my experience, Keeprewarding is a rarely appreciated site, where there are many possibilities to complete surveys and additionally earn points for various types of activities, for example watching movies, watching commercials, searching for websites.
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thakur05

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I have been using global test market for over a year and I do finished half of the survey they asked to take and got 4 times payment through PayPal and again will get a new payment in few weeks. As compared to toluna GTM gives more reward on surveys but on other hand toluna is not giving me much rewards so not using much . These are the two sites which are giving me rewards. I will keep posting about some new rewards soon.
 
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I have used Toluna in the past, but discontinued when after three months of survey-taking, I was constantly turned down. It can be very frustrating when you answer all of these preliminary questions, and are supposedly "pre-qualified" for the surveys sent to you, only to spend (at times) more than 20 minutes answering qualifying questions only to be told that you "don't meet the criteria we are looking for." Has anyone else experienced this, or is it just me? Does anyone know if the other sites mentioned above do the same thing? I have also used Product Report Card. They will still credit your account (with 10 cents as oppposed to the full amount you would make for doing a survey) if you don't meet the survey criteria.
 

momarch

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I used PaidViewpoint also. They pay under the name Umongous. I like that you never disqualify, unless you are just too slow to respond to the you have a survey waiting notification. But none of that waste of time having to answer 10-30 questions only to find out that they dont want your opinion. Paidviewpoint simply asks the questions..usually about 10-12 and you click your answer. You wont get rich off this site but it sure is a nice way to earn a few extra dollars here and there :) They pay through paypal at $15. My last payment is shown here as proof:
 

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I'm still using I-say for quite a while now! At least 5 years, but I’m not sure exactly.... Their surveys are fun to do, and a lot of different topics. They have quick surveys, long ones and even diaries for a month or so... Also even if you’re screen out or not qualified you’re still get 5 points. I find it very rewarding! Also at the end of each survey you answer a poll questions that gives you the chances to win some different prizes (always 4 choices) Overall, I like this panel. Their incentive given for a survey (points) I find that they are good enough.
 

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rootbrain

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i have used Pinecone Research in just one survey yesterday it made me download a flash player update and a message told me to reload the page once it has been downloaded, once i had finished doing this task of downloading the flash player , i had reloaded the website and it only show me a gif image saying "installed" and the message was to reload again the website, which i did, and it just kept showing me the same animated gif saying installed, it did not led me to the survey i was going to make, and it ended up bugging it not letting me complete another survey for the day because i apparently had that survey unfinished, however i had absolute zero way to reach to that survey and complete it. it was really odd and i do hope i can complete surveys today and get credited the points i was looking to obtain.

the added proof just shows the lack of the pinecone research points. i do hope the bug gets corrected and i can continue to earn today
 

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Cassandra

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I'm still using I-say for quite a while now! At least 5 years, but I’m not sure exactly.... Their surveys are fun to do, and a lot of different topics. They have quick surveys, long ones and even diaries for a month or so... Also even if you’re screen out or not qualified you’re still get 5 points. I find it very rewarding! Also at the end of each survey you answer a poll questions that gives you the chances to win some different prizes (always 4 choices) Overall, I like this panel. Their incentive given for a survey (points) I find that they are good enough.
I know; aren't they great? When you reach 1000 points, you can redeem them for a $10 Amazon Gift card.
 

Cocoabeansmom

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I have been a member of SurveySavvy, Toluna, & Pinecone Research for a while now. I’m able to do surveys on my laptop, smartphone, & iPad Air 2. All of these sites are fun to use & be a member of. I have urged all of my family members to join these sites too. It gives me a good feeling to finish a survey & know that I expressed my opinions, earned points toward gift points so I can feed my rescue kitties. Thanks for this opportunity.
 
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