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
Pinecone – Canada Pinecone – UK Pinecone – Germany
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
- OneOpinion – USA – Paypal
OneOpinion – UK
Members earn points for each survey completed and can trade in points for cash via Paypal or gift cards. Minimum age 13 years old to join. One of the best survey panels with lot of surveys and product testing opportunities! (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).
- 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
- Springboard America – USA – Paypal
Springboard America is a pretty good online survey panel with product testing and focus group opportunities. Members earn cash paid via check. must be at least 14+ years old to join. springboard america review
- Mindfield Online – Paypal
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
- 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
- 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 US only. (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, US only. Please sign up as soon as possible since quotas fill quickly especially for females. Subscribe my newsletter for sign up reopen alert!
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Branded Surveys (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 “Branded Surveys“.
- 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
- 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
- MyOpinionNow – Check
Members earn points for taking surveys and testing products. I have test quite many products for MyOpininNow, mainly household laundry products. They pay cash via check, accept 13 and older.
- 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.
- Pointclub Surveys – Paypal,
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.
- Panel Station – USA – Paypal,
Panel Station – UK Panel Station AU Panel Station Germany
Members earn 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.
- Opinion Bureau – USA – Paypal new! added 9/9/2018
Opinion Bureau – UK Opinion Bureau – AU Opinion Bureau – Germany
Members earn points for completing online surveys, and points can be redeemed for cash via Paypal or amazon (and other popular) gift cards.Get $5.00 sign up bonus just for joining! 13+.
- Survey Consensuse – Paypal, added 9/9/ 2018
Survey Consensuse rewards members points for taking online surveys. Points are exchangable for cash (paypal) or amazon gift cards.Minimum age 13, US to join.
- Life Fun & Everything – Preapid Visa, added 9/9/ 2018
Members are rewarded gift cards and prepaid visa cards for participating in surveys.Open to 13+ years old.
- Survey Junkie – Paypal added 9/12/ 2018
Survey Junkie rewards members points for completing online surveys. Members can redeem points for cash paid via Paypal or amazon/target gift cards. Open USA, Canada & Australia and 13+years old.
- 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.
- Prize Rebel – Paypal added 9/12/ 2018
Prize Rebel rewards members points for taking online surveys. Points can be redeemed for cash (paypal) or amazon gift cards. Minimum age 16 years old to join.
- Go2Crowd – Visa Prepaid Card, new! added 9/27/2018
Go2Crowd is a new community where members can earn points for answering surveys. Points can be redeemed for amazon,iTunes, Walmart & Visa gift cards. Earn 50 points for confirming registration and completing profile survey. USA, Open to 18+.
I highly recommend you sign up following reputable survey sites that only offer gift cards for rewards, so you don’t miss some great survey/product testing/focus group opportunities!!
- MySoapBox – lots of surveys and have product testings/focus groups! very wide selection of amazon/other gift cards. USA & 13 & older to join.
- Harris Poll Online – lot of surveys, members earn points exchangeable for amazon gift cards. USA & must be at least 13 to join.
- Quick Thoughts – mobile app where users earn points towards gift cards for taking surveys. 10 years and older to join.
Notes and Tips on Cash Paying Surveys – Please Read
1. Surveys Pay 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. Survey Payment via 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. Surveys Pay 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 best 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.