Following are the best cash paying online survey sites I have found over the years and recommend. They are all legitimate, reliable and actually pay cash 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.
- Opinion Outpost – Paypal
One of the best survey panels! Members earn points which can be redeemed for cash via Paypal. Minimum cash out is only $3 ( 300 points) and they pay very fast! Open to/sign up for countries: United States, Canada, United Kingdom and other European countries. Must be at least 13 years old to join. opinion outpost review
- 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 from most countries, must be at least 14 or older to join. global test market review
- Pinecone Research – USA – Paypal/Check
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
- Springboard America – USA – 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
- Toluna – USA – Paypal/Check
Toluna – Canada
Toluna – UK Toluna – Australia
Members earn points redeemable for cash, paid via check or
Paypal. They offer member tons of surveys, product testing and online focus groups. Minimum cash-out for check $25 = 75,000 Points. Minimum ages required 13+. toluna reivew
- Mindfield Online
They pay members cash and/or gift cards for completing every survey. Paypal minimum cash out is $5. Check threshold is $20. They also pay amazon gift cards minimum $5. Mindfield has lot of product testing opportunities. mindfield online 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
- 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
- OneOpinion – USA – Paypal
OneOpinion – UK
Members earn points for each survey completed and can trade in points for Visa Prepaid debt cash cards. Minimum age 13 years old to join. (Please note: if you see a “The offer you requested is no longer available” message, that means the quota is full for the month, come back at the 1st of the next month to sign up).
- OnePoll – Paypal, new! added 9/2/2016
Onepoll members earn cash for completing online surveys. Cash are paid through Paypal. New members earn $5 sign up bonus! Must be at least 13 years old to join. (Please note: if you see a “The offer you requested is no longer available” message, that means the quota is full for the month, come back at the 1st of the next month to sign up).
- 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.
- Consumer Opinion Institute – US Dollar Bill, new!
Consumer Opinion Institute panels members get paid cash for taking mail and online surveys. Join the panel while they are open! Currently accepting new Male & Female 18-54 years old only. Please sign up as soon as possible since quotas fill quickly especially for females.
- YouGov – USA – 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.
- 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
- Product Report Card – Visa Prepaid Card
Members earn cash (through pre-paid visa card) and amazon gift cards for completing online surveys. New members also are rewarded $5.00 for joining. Must be at least 13 years old to join.
- 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, 13+ year old. surveyspot review
- American Consumer Opinion – USA – 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- PollBuzzer Panel – Paypal
PollBuzzer panel members get paid cash via Paypal. U.S. Only, 18+ years old.
- 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+.
- Mommy Talk Surveys – Paypal
Members get paid cash via Payapl. New members get $5 sign up bonus. Open to USA, 18+
- 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+
- Paid Viewpoint – Paypal
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+, worldwide.
- Mintvine — Paypal
Mintvine rewards members points for taking online surveys & polls, and points are exchangeable for cash via Paypal or amazon gift cards. Open to USA, Canada, and UK. Accpets 13+ year old. MintVine just recently changed ownership, now it’s called “Brand Survey”.
- 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.
- ProOpinion Panel – Paypal
Founded by SSI. ProOpinion offers Members good paying surveys. Members earn points for every survey completed. Points redeemable for cash via Paypal. 18 and older, USA only to join.
- MyOpinionNow – Check
Members earn points for surveys, points redeemable for cash (via check). Must be 13 and older to join.
- PureProfile Panel – Paypal
Members get paid cash via Paypal for taking every survey. New members who join the panel will have a chance to win $50 iTunes Vouchers. Worldwide 13+
- 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: 13+ valued opinions review
- OpinionSite – USA – Check
Members get paid cash (via check) for taking surveys. Minimum cash out thread is only $10. US Only, 13+
- 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.
- 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 United States only.
- Digital Reflection Panel – Paypal/Visa Prepaid Card
A new community where members get paid cash (via Paypal/Visa Cash card) for sharing how they use the internet in their homes. Must be at least 18 years old to join.
- Pointclub Surveys – Paypal, new! added 9/2/2017
Pointclub surveys panel rewards members points for completing online surveys, and points can be redeemed for cash via Paypal or amazon (and other popular) gift cards. Must be at least 18 years old to join.
- Crowdology – USA – new! added 12/19/2017
Members earn points which can be cashed (Paypal) out for amazon gift cards or cash (via check) for completing online surveys. Must be at least 16 years old to join.
- Viewfruit Community – new! added 12/19/2017
This is a new community where members can earn points for answer surveys, polls and chats with other members. Points can be redeemed for cash paid through Paypal. Download the mobile app and receive 100 points bonus.
Some Notes and Tips:
1. Cash Payment through 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 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 worth joining such as MySoapBox & Digital Pulse Panel. 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.