Best Online Survey Sites That Pay Cash

by Mei Lynn last updated on October 7, 2014 17 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. 
CASH PAID SURVEY sites
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.

  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. global test market review
  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 regularly. They accept members Worldwide, 18+ipoll/surveyhead review
  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.  pinecone research review
  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. surveysavvy review
  5. 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
  6. Ipsos – USA - Check/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.   Ipsos-isay review
  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. & Australia Only, Minimum 13 years to join. myview review
  8. 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+.   mysurvey review
  9. 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+
  10. 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+. toluna reivew
  11. 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: 13valued opinions review
  12. 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.  opinion outpost review
  13. 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
  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+.   mindfield online review
  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+ years old. american consumer opinion review
  17. Legerweb – 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+ years old.  ledgerweb review
  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.  surveyspot review
  19. OpinionSite - Check
    Members get paid cash (via check) for taking surveys. Minimum cash out thread is only $10. US Only, 18+
  20. 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+  hcd review
  21. 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+
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. PollBuzzer Panel - Paypal
    PollBuzzer panel members get paid cash via Paypal.  U.S. Only, 18+ years old.
  25. 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.
  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.
  30. Cada Cabeza Debit Visa Card  — new!
    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.

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.

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:

  1. Confirm your email address.
  2. Add a credit or debit card to your account.
  3. 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.

One thing you should pay attention to those prepaid cards is that you should always check the expiration date  for some prepaid cash cards.

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.

Final Thought

Above are the top cash paying online survey panels based on my experience. I probably will be adding more along the way, so please bookmark this article and check back later.

Do you know any survey panels that pay cash not listed here? Please feel free to share your experience and share this list with family and friends or anyone you know who wants to get paid cash for taking survey online, thank you!

17 Comments

  1. peggy says:

    I have been taking surveys and there is several sites that offer your survey every time I try to enter my email it just keeps saying this field is required. I haven’t had any problems with anything else. They offer several surveys a day so I hate to pass them up. any help will be very much appreciated.

  2. Timothy Roberson says:

    And would love to know more about it.

  3. Timothy Roberson says:

    I really like this page.

  4. Randy says:

    do any of these force you to buy products for testing?

    • Mei Lynn says:

      Hi Randy, NO, they don’t make you to buy any products to test. They send the FREE products to you to test, and you need to fill out a following up survey about the products after. Hope it helps!

  5. Marion Woodard says:

    I’m concerned about Paypal. Is it true that the Paypal account has to be connected to a bamk account? If this is true, wouldn’t it be wise to open a separate bank account just for Paypal rather than using your regular account?

    • Mei Lynn says:

      Hi Marion, I believe the only survey panels that require you have a verified Paypal account is Surveyspot and OpinionOutpost…I could be wrong though. I will double check again.

  6. Mei Lynn says:

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

  7. 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.

  8. Panos says:

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

  9. mlynn says:

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

  10. 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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