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.
Tip: 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.
- Global Test Market — Check/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. global test market review
- 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 regularly. They accept members Worldwide, 18+. ipoll/surveyhead review
- Pinecone Research – USA (Currently Male Only) – Check/Paypal
(Female member registration will resume early next month)
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. pinecone research review
- Toluna – USA – Paypal/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+. toluna reivew
- 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. surveysavvy review
- MyView – USA – Visa Prepaid Card
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 13 years to join. myview review
- MySurvey – USA – Check/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+. mysurvey review
- Brand Institute — Check/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. brand institute review
- 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+ valued opinions review
- Opinion Outpost – USA – Paypal
Opinion Outpost – Canada
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. opinion outpost review
- E-Poll – USA - Paypal
Members earn points redeemable for Cash paid via Paypal. Paypal minimum cash out is $5. U. S. Only , 13+ e-poll review
- Springboard America – USA – Check/Paypal
Springboard America is a pretty good survey panel. Members earn cash and minimum cash out threshold is $50 paid via check. 14+ years old. springboard america review
- ProOpinion Panel – Paypal
Founded by SSI. Members earn points for every survey completed. Points redeemable for cash via Paypal. 18 and older to join.
- American Consumer Opinion – Check/Paypal
Points redeemable for cash, paid via Paypal or Check. Minimum cashout $10 = 1000 Points. They accept members Worldwide, 13+ years old. american consumer opinion review
- Ipsos – USA – Check/Paypal
Ipsos – Canada Ipsos – UK
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. Ipsos-isay review
- Legerweb – USA & Canada – Check
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+ years old. ledgerweb review
- 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. surveyspot review
- OpinionSite – Check
Members get paid cash (via check) for taking surveys. Minimum cash out thread is only $10. US Only, 13+
- 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 high paying survey/projects and focus groups. U.S. Only, 18+
- 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.
- YouGov - Visa prepaid card
You earn points for surveys, points convert to cash, amazon and various popular store gift cards. U.S. Only, 14+ years old.
- PollBuzzer Panel - Paypal
PollBuzzer panel members get paid cash via Paypal. U.S. Only, 18+ years old.
- 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.
- MyPoints — Paypal
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.
- Opinion World — Paypal
Founded by SSI. Panel members earn points for taking surveys, points can be redeemed for cash (Paypal), gift cards and prizes. 13+.
- Mindfield Online – USA & Canada – Check/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+. mindfield online review
- HCD Surveys – USA – Check
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+ hcd review
- Mommy Talk Surveys - Paypal
Members get paid cash via Payapl. New members get $5 sign up bonus. Open to USA, 18+
- MyOpinionNow - Check
Members earn points for surveys, points redeemable for cash (via check). Must be 18 and older to join. They have many product testing opportunities. USA Only.
- Survey Downline – Paypal
Members get paid cash (via Paypal) for taking surveys. USA, Canada, UK & AU only. Minimum cash out $20. Must be 13 or older to join.
- LiveWire – Check
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.
- ESearch – Paypal
ESearch pays members cash (Paypal) for taking every survey. Must be 18 and older to join and open to US only.
- Cada Cabeza – Debit Visa card
A US Latino survey panel. Members earn points for completing surveys and points can be redeemed for cash via re-loadable Visa debit cards. US only, Minimum age required 13 and older to join.
- Consumer Opinion Institute – US Dollar Bill, new! added April.22, 2015
Consumer Opinion Institute panels members get paid cash for taking mail and online surveys. Join the panel while they are open! Male & Female 18-54.
Some Notes and Tips:
1. Cash Payment via Paypal
Many of the cash paying survey panels offer Paypal option. 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 free Paypal account if you don’t have one. You can just open a personal Paypal account and it’s always free to receive money from survey companies.
When survey panels offer cash via Paypal option, most of the time your survey panel registration email address should match your Paypal address (the only exception I can think of is Pinecone Research, which you can add a separate Paypal email address.). If your Paypal email is different from survey email, you can add your survey email address to your Paypal account, since Paypal allows each account have several email addresses.
Please note that some survey panels require that you have a verified Payapl account to receive cash payments (such as OpinionOutpost and Surveyspot). To become Verified, you must:
- Confirm your email address.
- Add a credit or debit card to your account.
- Link and confirm your card.
2. Prepaid Visa or Master cash cards
You might have noticed that some survey panel reward cash via prepaid visa/master or American express prepaid card. This is a good option for those who don’t have a bank or Paypal account. Prepaid cash cards are very handy and they can be used in offline and/or online stores.
The things you should pay attention to those prepaid cards are that you should always check the expiration date and use them as soon as possible in case there is any problem and you will be able to contact the survey companies in time.
3. Pay cash via Check
Obviously check is a traditional cash payment method. Personally I have never had problems receiving and cashing check payments, but I have heard other people have had problems.
Remember that it is very important that survey companies have your correct name and mailing address on file – the check will never arrive/reach you if you have a wrong address, and you won’t be able to cash your check if it has wrong name on it.
If you have any problems receiving checks such as a lost check/wrong name etc, you should contact the survey companies immediately.
Above are the top cash paying online survey panels based on my experience and research. I probably will be adding more along the way, so please bookmark this article and check back later.
Although many people like to get paid cash for completing surveys, there are a few good survey sites that pay gift cards only that worthing joining They are: Harris Poll Online, Consumer Village, TellWut, and MySoapBox . Those survey panels currently don’t offer cash but they are legitimate, reliable, offer popular gift cards (such as amazon, itunes, stores like walmart) and have many good survey opportunities. I really think you shouldn’t miss them and I do recommend them.