Best Online Survey Sites That Pay Cash

by Mei Lynn last updated on April 3, 2014 8 comments

Following are the best legit cash paying online survey sites I have found over the years and recommend. They pay either via check, Paypal or prepaid Visa/Master cards. For your quick reference I list the payment methods along the site names. 

Please make sure to confirm your memberships by clicking the link within the confirmation email sent to you shortly after you sign up with the survey panels.

  1. Global Test MarketCheck/Paypal
    Top cash paying survey site and has tons of surveys. Members earn points and points can be redeemed for cash  via Paypal or check. They accept members Worldwide, must be at least 14 or older to join.
  2. iPoll (SurveyHead) Paypal/ Visa Prepaid Card
    Cash reward for every survey. Minimum cash out is $35 paid via Paypal.  They have tons of surveys and I suggest you log into your account dashboard and check and take surveys from there (cause for some reason I don’t receive email invites). They accept members Worldwide, 18+.
  3. Pinecone Research – USA - Check/Paypal 
    Pinecone Research – UK      Pinecone Research – Canada
    Members earn points for taking surveys and points can be redeemed for cash or gift cards. They pay cash via check or Paypal and they pay really fast! Make sure fill out the “profile survey” which will be sent to you shortly after you fill out the sign up form, otherwise you will not be accepted into the panel.
  4. SurveySavvy - Check
    Cash for every survey, paid via check. Minimum cash out $1. They accept members Worldwide, Must be at least 13 years old to join.
  5. Brand InstituteCheck/Paypal
    Cash for every survey. You can choose cash reward paid via Check Or Paypal. Please note if you choose Paypal option, you can not go back to check. They accept members Worldwide,  minimum age required 18.
  6. MySurvey – USACheck/Paypal
    MySurvey – Canada    MySurvey – UK      MySurvey -  Australia
    Member earn points which can be redeemed for cash either via Paypal or check. Minimum cash out $10 via Paypal = 1100 points, $10 via Check = 1500 points. As you can see cash via Paypal requires less points. Minimum age required 14+.
  7. MyView – USAVisa Prepaid Card
    MyView – Australia
    Points redeemable for cash, paid via Visa Prepaid card. Minimum cashout $25 = 35,000 Points. MyView has tons of surveys, I suggest you log into your account every day to take surveys from your account center. U.S. Only, Minimum age to join 13 years old.
  8. Focus Forward – USACheck
    Focus Forward pay cash for every survey. Minimum cash out threshold is $20. Focus Forward has many online focus group opportunities.  U.S. Only, 13+
  9. Toluna – USAPaypal/Visa Prepaid Card
    Toluna – Canada     Toluna – UK       Toluna – Australia
    Members earn points redeemable for cash, paid via Paypal.  Minimum cash-out $20 = 60,000 Points. Minimum ages required 13+
  10. Valued Opinions – USA - Visa Prepaid Card
    Valued Opinions – Canada (Web Perspective)               Valued Opinions – Australia
    Owned by Research Now Ltd, Valued Opinions rewards members cash paid via Visa® Promocode Online e-code. Minimum cash-out $30.  Minimum age required: 13+
  11. Opinion Outpost – USAPaypal
    Opinion Outpost – Canada     Opinion Outpost – UK
    Members earn points which can be redeemed for cash via Paypal. Minimum cash out $10 = 1000 points. Must be at least 18 years old to join.
  12. Ipsos – USA - Paypal
    Ipsos – Canada
    Members earn points which can be redeemed for cash via Paypal. Minimum cash out $15 needs 1500 points. Ipsos has many surveys and product testing opportunities. Minimum age to join 13  years old.
  13. E-Poll – USA - Paypal
    Members earn points redeemable for Cash paid via Paypal. Paypal minimum cash out is $5. U. S. Only , 13+
  14. Mindfield Online – USA & CanadaCheck/Paypal
    Cash for every survey. Paypal minimum cash out is $5. Check threshold is $20. They also have Amazon option minimum $5. Minimum age requirement: 18+.
  15. Springboard America – USACheck/Paypal
    Springboard -UK
    Springboard America is a pretty good survey panel. Members earn cash and minimum cash out threshold is $50 paid via check. 14+ years old
  16. American Consumer OpinionCheck/Paypal
    Points redeemable for cash, paid via Paypal or Check. Minimum cashout $10 = 1000 Points. They accept members Worldwide, 13+
  17. Ledgerweb – USA & CanadaCheck
    Legerweb is a very good Canadian based online paid survey site. They accept members from US and Canada. Members earn cash for completing surveys and once you have $20 you can request payment paid by check. I have been paid and usually it takes 3 weeks for the check to arrive. U.S. & Canada, 18+
  18. Surveyspot – USA - Paypal
    Members earn points which can be redeemed for cash via Paypal. Minimum cash out $10 = 1000 points. You receive your cash in Paypal immediately after you redeem. Open to US Only, 18+ year old.
  19. HCD Surveys – USACheck
    HCD members earn points for ever survey, and points can be redeemed for cash paid via check. Once you reach 1000 points ($10) you can request payment.  U.S. Only, 18+
  20. Inspired Opinion – USA Check
    Inspired Opinion have many focus groups opportunities as well as “regular” paid surveys. Panel members earn points for taking online surveys. Points are redeemable for amazon gift certificates. Members get paid cash (via Check) for focus groups.  U.S. Only, 18+
  21. Hotspex Canada - Paypal
    Hotspex is a great Canadian based online survey sites. Members get paid cash via Paypal and amazon gift certificates. You need 1100 Bux (point) to exchange $10 amazon gift certificate. Canada Only, 13+ years old.
  22. YouGov - Visa Prepaid Card
    You earn points for surveys, points convert to cash, amazon gift cards or prize. U.S. Only, 18+ years old.
  23. PollBuzzer Panel - Paypal
    PollBuzzer panel members get paid cash via Paypal.  U.S. Only, 18+ years old.
  24. Clear Voice Surveys –  Master Prepaid Card 
    Clear Voice Survey members need to have earned at least $10 to request cash payment paid by Payoneer Prepaid Debit Mastercard. Accept members Worldwide, 18+ years old.
  25. Survey Downline  - Paypal
    Online survey panel by Precision Sample, LLC. Members get paid cash (via Paypal) for taking surveys. Minimum cash out thread $20. Open to USA, Canada, UK & Australia, 13+
  26. MyPointsPaypal
    Members earn points for taking every survey. (You get 10 points if don’t qualify). Points can redeemed for cash via Paypal. Very reliable site. Open to USA & Canada, Must be at least 18 years old to join.
  27. Mommy Talk Surveys - Paypal
    Members get paid cash via Payapl. New members get $5 sign up bonus. Open to USA, 18+
  28. MyOpinionNow - Check
    Members earn points for surveys, points redeemable for cash (via check). Must be 18 and older to join.
  29. LiveWireCheck
    Members get paid check (paid by Check) for every survey! They don’t send many surveys but their surveys usually are easy and pay well! Please note: the first time you complete a survey for them, you will be asked to provide your SSN. Please be assured that they are legit and I never had problems with them. They only accept members from US, 18 years or older.

CASH PAID SURVEY sitesAbout Paypal: Paypal payment is secure and fast, and sometimes it is the only way to get cash by some survey sites – that’s why I highly recommended you to open a Paypal account if you don’t have one.

Also some survey panels require that you have a verified Payapl account to receive cash payments. A verified Paypal account means you need to confirm a bank account. Please click here for more details about Verified Paypal account.

Prepaid Visa or Master cash cards actually are very handy too because often times they can be used online. Please pay attention and check possible expiration date  for some prepaid cash cards.

Above are the top cash paying survey sites, and I strongly suggest you sign up with them.

Please bookmark this article, and share it with family and friends or anyone you know who wants to get paid cash for y taking survey online, thank you!

8 Comments

  1. Mei Lynn says:

    Toluna updated their reward options, now they pay cash via Paypal and Visa Prepaid Card.

  2. kimmiewoof says:

    i signed up via your banner at the top of the page. it took me right to the signup website. i got the confirmation email from pinecone research, i filled out the member panel questionaire and now i am a member. it couldn’t have been any easier. thank you so much!

    • mlynn says:

      You are welcome. Interestingly. recently I just re-joined Pincecone Research with the sign up link on my site. I received an email with an link to finish my “profile” survey and got the welcome email the next day. :)

    • mlynn says:

      How’s going with Pinecone kimmie? Since re-joined Pinecone I have already completed two paying surveys. They changed to point system so cashout becomes little more time consuming, but other than that I am happy with them.

  3. Panos says:

    I prefer paypal payments cause cheque never comes
    Awesome site all top surveys companies in one page recommended

  4. mlynn says:

    Shirley, I don’t recall they ask for Current ID??

  5. shirley says:

    I AHVE BEEN TRYING SEVERAL DIFFERNT LINKS TO SIGN UP WITH PINECONE REESEARCH SURVEYS.. SO FAR I HAVE HAD NO LUCK THEY KEEP ASKING COR CURRENT ID WELL IF YOU ARE NOT SIGNED UP HOW CAN YOU DO THAT AND THEIR SIGN IN/JOIN DOES NOT WORK.. THANK YOU

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