Best Online Survey Sites That Pay Cash

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

Please bookmark this page and check back from time to time, since I update this list often and add new and legit cash survey sites at the bottom.

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 from most countries, 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 from many countries, 13+ipoll/surveyhead review
  3. Pinecone Research – USACheck/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! Minimum age 18 required to join.  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. MyView – USAVisa 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
  5. 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
  6. Toluna – USAPaypal/Visa prepaid card
    Toluna – Canada
    Toluna – UK    Toluna – Australia
    Members earn points redeemable for cash, paid via Paypal.  They offer member tons of surveys, product testing and online focus groups. Minimum cash-out $20 = 60,000 Points. Minimum ages required 13+.  toluna reivew
  7. 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 joinsurveysavvy review
  8. 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
  9. Springboard America – USACheck/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
  10. 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
  11. OpinionSiteCheck
    Members get paid cash (via check) for taking surveys. Minimum cash out thread is only $10. US Only, 13+
  12. American Consumer Opinion – Worldwide – Check/Paypal
    Points redeemable for cash, paid via Paypal or Check. Minimum cash out $10 = 1000 Points. They accept members Worldwide, 13+ years old. american consumer opinion review
  13. ProOpinion Panel- USA Paypal
    Founded by SSI. Members earn points for every survey completed. Points redeemable for cash via Paypal. 18 and older to join.
  14. E-Poll – USA - Paypal
    Members earn points redeemable for Cash paid via Paypal. Paypal minimum cash out is $5. U. S. Only , 13e-poll review
  15. Valued Opinions – USA - Visa prepaid card
    Valued Opinions – Canada (Web Perspective)      
    Valued Opinions – UK        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
  16. 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 18brand institute review
  17. 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
  18. 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 oldledgerweb review
  19. 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 oldsurveyspot review
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. PollBuzzer Panel - Paypal
    PollBuzzer panel members get paid cash via Paypal.  U.S. Only, 18+ years old.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. Opinion World- USA  — Paypal
    Opinion World – CA
    Opinion World – UK

    Founded by SSI. Panel members earn points for taking surveys, points can be redeemed for cash (Paypal), gift cards and prizes. 13+.
  26. Mommy Talk Surveys - Paypal
    Members get paid cash via Payapl. New members get $5 sign up bonus. Open to USA, 18+
  27. 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.
  28. Survey DownlinePaypal
    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.
  29. 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+
  30. Paid ViewpointPaypal
    Paid Viewpoint is a great survey panel and they don’t use point system – members get paid cash directly by Paypal. They have interesting and short surveys. 13+.
  31. 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
  32. 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.
  33. ESearchPaypal
    ESearch pays members cash (Paypal) for taking every survey. Must be 18 and older to join and open to United States only.
  34. 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.   United States only, Minimum age required 13 and older to join.
  35. Opinion PlusPaypal
    Opinion Plus members earn points for completing online surveys. Points can be cash out for cash paid via Paypal. They accept members 13+ years and older and live in United States only.
  36. Tech Leader ForumPaypal  — new!!  added 8/30/2015
    Tech Leader Forum is founded by Toluna, an online community for members to express opinions on everything about technology. Members earn cash and gift cards for taking their surveys. Age restriction is 18 and older, and must live in the United States.
  37. Consumer Opinion Institute – US Dollar Bill, new! added/updated July 8, 2015
    Consumer Opinion Institute panels members get paid cash for taking mail and online surveys. Join the panel while they are open! Male 18 – 54 & Female 18-24 only.

Some Notes and Tips:

1. Cash Payment through Paypal

Best-online-surveys-pay-cashMany 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:

  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.

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.

Final Thoughts

Above are the top cash paying online survey panels based on my experience and research. I will be adding more along the way (new ones will be added at the bottom of the list), so please bookmark this article and check back often.

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.

Do you know any online 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!

60 thoughts on “Best Online Survey Sites That Pay Cash

  1. One site that people have success with making money from surveys is The results vary from person to person but people do make money off completing surveys.

    • Hello Matthew, the site re-directed me to paid survey at home, which I don’t recommend (I have a post in the scam section about it). Thanks for visiting!

  2. there are few sites listed (just one actually) here that do surveys worldwide, the rest are for U.S/Canada only, you know any other? Please share, thanx

    • Hi Kelvin, If you look closely of this list, there are 5 or 6 cash panels that are worldwide or for “most countries”. Can you tell me which country do you live in?

  3. Most survey sites are worthless, but I did find one really great FREE site I love using.

    They give you 250 points just for signing up and thats enough points to order one of their prizes without even doing anything.

    When I first joined I ordered a $ 1.00 bill for 100 points and in about 2 weeks I recieved it. I then started doing surveys and watching videos to earn points to buy some cool stuff. You can use your points to get pretty much anything that you want from Amazon or you can get gift cards or use your points at their gift shop.

    You can cash out 7 different ways including paypal or check. I love this site and if you want to give it a try please use my link You might have to copy and paste it.They will give me 25 points if you decide to join.

    • Hi Linda, thank you for your comment and feedback on points2shop – I personally don’t have experience with them but I will take a look at them. On the other hand, I suggest you check out the sites are my list – they are NOT worthless, in fact they are the best survey sites that are actually FREE to join and pay CASH. Cheers!

    • Totally don’t agree with you Linda, I make lots of cash from survey sites / focus groups. Over $1K per month.

      • Hi,
        You seem like a wise individual about this whole internet work from home stuff. Can I please have just a moment of your time.
        I have been looking for a legitimate part time job from home top paying daily w/ Paypal for years. I Desperately need work immediately!!!!
        I have lost so much money through the years with sweet and untrustworthy individuals I’ve met on the internet and even in person here in Las Vegas. I am a Christian a Single Mom of 5 with 2 Granddaughters in Va where we are from and a previous GSM / Finance Director , 30+ yrs in biz. I’m only 48 and sick with COPD from en hailing fumes from high line pre-owned automobiles being moved in and out of Show Rooms. I have Diabetes. My arms and legs stay asleep, High Blood Pressure, Anxiety, Sleep Apnea and Insomnia. I am in a crises situation with 4 sons. My oldest only being 23, and a total Angel, helping with his brothers and it all mentally, physically and emotionally. Any Human would only be so lucky as to have had him. My SSI Disability that I have paid in on since I was 14 or 15 hasn’t come through yet and should anytime so my Pro Bono Lawyers have said. They are filing it as a Dire Need Case currently. I am about to lose our vehicle because it won’t pass smog and our home because we have been ill allot this past month.. Please, if you or anyone you know can help get us back on our feet quickly I’m here, with time and the internet and I am very computer Savy and a hard worker. I keep trying to find daily paying survey jobs. I’m even doing all this work they tell me too and still not getting paid as agreed. I’m really not even mad or aggravated anymore either. I am still Petrified of a courthouse though. When I was a little girl we had to walk by a court house to and from and from school and I Remember is the old dirty prisoners would hang out the windows and yell Horrible stuff to us. i I have been spooked ever We are in a one bedroom and really need honest advice.My 23 year oldest son is a game designer, a writing, an artist and musician. He has done side jobs and as much he has been able to none this week and maybe next week. Please look at his website: He’s going every where for me or with me for every thing for everyone. I fall allot and lose my breath and voice allot and stay nauseas w an upset stomach, pain in my back from 3 slipped disc. 3 reckless drivers hit me and they came out of know where. My ex has been gone with a Protective Order Order Against him almost 8 yrs and is currently over 110k+ behind in his children’s financial support and then some.My youngest are 12 ,9 and 7 and are just so sweet a worried sick about me and The list goes on. Please give me some ideas or or jobs you may know of or if you know of any. Please feel free to forward our letter on. I need lots of Prayers for Us and forward my letter on. I’d appreciate it so much. God Bless You and Your Family Always!!!

        Thank You,

        Ms. Jacqueline Jones

      • Aloha Joe..what survey sites do u use if u dont mind me asking and are u able to complete surveys on ur mobile phone, if u do not have access to a computer? Mahalo for ur time:)

      • Joe – I’m in the USA. Which focus groups do you participate with? I’m registered with numerous survey companies (some for over 20 years) which also includes product testing at home.

  4. I’m a mother at home taking care of her three children and I have to say that completing online surveys has been a blessing for me and my family. I work a few hours a day in between my chores. I’m not going to tell you it’s super easy, but it has paid some of our bills. The hardest thing is finding legitimate companies that don’t have any catches or gimmicks. I have tried several and had mixed results.

    Look forward to hearing about other companies that you all can recommend!

    • Hi Jen, check out the real legitimate cash paying survey panels on my list! And don’t believe anyone telling you you can make up to $500 a week – those are liars and scammers!

  5. I have been doing surveys for several years but I have now reached a point where my last child has graduated from high school and I will be an empty nester. Are there any survey sites that focus on the over 40 demographics without kids in the home anymore?

    • Hi Heidi,

      I am not aware of any survey panels that exclusively for over 40 demographics. However I wouldn’t “worry” about it. Yes you probably will get less or none surveys targeted for children, but I am sure that are plenty surveys available for those who have no children or grown children. And Congratulations on kids graduating from high school! Who knows, maybe you will get more surveys for grandkids in just a few years! :) cheers!

  6. There’s another site called Cashcrate. They are awesome they pay by check and the minimum pay of is $20 to get a check however you can earn more. they have daily surveys, offers, top surveys, online shopping and you get paid to do it. they also have a payment wall where members post pictures of their checks to show that it;s the real deal. I’ve been a member with them for years now and make good money with them. the staff is very helpful and there’s forums and Faq’s if anyone needs help. It’s Awesome for stay at home moms, college students, everyone who wants to earn extra cash. They have monthly contest too. If anyone is interested just click the link below to start earning and having fun with Cashcrate. And it’s free to sign up and you earn a $1 just for signing up it may not sound like alot but every little bit helps and it adds up.

  7. you said that Global market is a worldwide world thing but i am from Uganda and when i try to register, my country is missing which has made my experience impossible

    • Sarah, sorry to hear that Global Test Market doesn’t accept members from your country. I have modified my description for them, all the best.

  8. I have yet to make any money doing surveys, and if this site is not going to help me improve my quality of life . This is not the program for me, so please make be informed so I can cancel this.

    • Hi Mary, as long as you sign with legit market research survey panels, you should start receiving online surveys. All the survey panels on this list pay members cash for completing paid surveys. It does, however, take a little bit time to get paid since many of them (not all of them) need you to get to a minimum cash out level to get paid. Please let me know if you have any questions. good luck!

  9. The best survey site for me at least is Swagbucks. It is one of the few legitimate sites that I have encountered in my 5+ years of experience, making me several hundred dollars last year with minimal effort.

    Using this link and entering the code “freegiftcards”, you can start out with a load of free swagbucks

    Good luck making money!!

    • Thank you for your comment Mike. You probably notice that Swagbucks isn’t on my survey list, cause it’s not a real survey site, although I have heard some good feedback about them.

  10. I have tried almost every survey and points for prizes sites and most of them suck. I did find one good site and its the only one that I use. They give you 250 points just for signing up and thats enough points to order one of their prizes without even doing anything. When I first joined I ordered a $ 1.00 bill for 100 points and in about 2 weeks I recieved it. I then started doing surveys and watching videos to earn points to buy some cool stuff. You can use your points to get pretty much anything that you want from Amazon or you can get gift cards or use your points at their gift shop. You can also earn cash that can be sent to your paypal or by a check. I love this site and if you want to give it a try please use my link You might have to copy and paste it.They will give me 25 points if you decide to join.

    • Thanks for your comment Tony. First of all I would like to remind readers that points4shop isn’t a survey site. Second, may I ask how much do they pay per survey? Anyway glad you are having success with this site, but I would also suggest you try the real cash paying survey sites on this list. cheers.:)

  11. Hello Mlynn, I do paid survey on line for one year, but I just can earn $300 every month. So many surveys are not complete. Could you show me some good sites and some technical or do you have some training for this area. Thanks.

    • Hi Amanda, $300 a month is really good! How many survey panels you belong to? I have listed all the best cash paying survey site I know here, and there are some very good ones pay gift cards. Regarding training, I think there are a few basic tips for everyone like use a separate email address, response quickly for high paying surveys, fill out profile surveys etc. I agree there are so many surveys personally I don’t have time to take all the surveys I receive, you just have to figure out which survey panels are the best one for you and do your best. Hope It helps. I am going to write a separate article on the tips later.

    • Hi Amanda, I am aged 65 years and a Pensioner of Government of India and earning monthly pension of approximately $450. To supplement my pension income I want to earn some extra monthly, for which I opted to do paid surveys. Armada, I am happy to know that you are earning approximately $300 every month from surveys. I will be very happy and very much grateful if you could part with me the sites where you are doing surveys, so that I feel, I can also earn some extra big income like you ($ 300 is a big income for me). Will you be kind enough to mail me with the URLs of the sites where you take surveys

  12. Swagbucks is a decent site as well as /MoneyMaker

    Mintvine is also an easy to use site that pays as well as InboxDollars and CashCrate

    • Thanks for your comment Amanda. I have heard and know a little bit about Mintvine and swagbuck. My understanding is they are those get to paid sites where you get paid to lot of stuff including surveys.I don’t want to confuse folks and that’s why I didn’t include them here. :)

      • Inbox Dollars isn’t really a survey site, it’s a paid offer site, even though they have those low paying daily surveys. If you only take their surveys it does take a long time to reach payout.

  13. Hi Global Test Market no longer offers the check/Paypal payment option to the new joinees..i have joined in Sept14, and now on completion of required points , i see that the points can only be redeemed for crappy vouchers but not check…Such an horrible thing to do even without informing…cheaters

    • Hi Seema, that’s really strange. I just logged into my GlobalTestMarket account, I still see check ($50) and Paypal ($10, $15, $20…) options. So seems to me the cash rewards still there. I highly doubt that they treat new members differently. I suggest you contact their customer service on the reward issue. You need to go to the “rewards” section first, then check the “FAQ/Customer Service” tab. I have contacted them before and their support is pretty good. Hope it helps, and good luck!

  14. 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.

    • 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!

  15. 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?

    • 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.

  16. 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!

    • 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. :)

    • 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.


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