Following is a list of the best online paid survey panels for United States residents, all are legit, free to join and actually pay! Starting with the top US survey sites with new survey panels are added at the end of the list.
Tips: #1. Use a separated email account for signing up survey panels. #2. Set up a free Paypal account; #3. Make sure to confirm your registration (mostly by clicking the links within the confirmation emails sent to you shortly afte). 4. Fill out initial profile surveys to receive more relevant survey invitations.
- Global Test Market
One of the top panels! Members earn market points for taking online surveys. Points are redeemable for cash (by Paypal/check), amazon/itunes and store gift cards or various prizes/merchandises. They offer member numerous online surveys as well as product testing and focus group opportunities. One account per mailing address. Accept 14 and up years old. global test market review
- Opinion Outpost
Opinion Outpost is one of the best rated survey panels. Members earn points for taking online surveys. Points are redeemable for cash(check/Paypal) or Amazon gift certificates. Must be 13+ to join. opinion outpost review
- Pinecone Research
Members earn points for taking surveys and product testing and points can be redeemed for cash (via Paypal/check), amazon and other gift cards or prizes. Must be 18 and older to join. Please 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
Members earn points for each survey completed and can trade in points for cash (via Paypal), Amazon and other gift cards, as well as Visa Prepaid debt cash cards. Minimum age 13 years old to join. (Please note: if you see a “sorry” message, that means the quota is full for the month, come back at the 1st of the next month to sign up).
- Ipsos i Say
At Ipsos i-Say, panel members earn points for taking online surveys. Points are redeemable for cash (via check or Paypal), amazon/other gift cards and prize. Open to 14 and up years old. ipsos i-say review
MySurvey merged with Lightspeed panel in 2011 and is one of the major market research survey panel. Panel members earn points for taking surveys. Points are redeemable for cash (via check/paypal), amazon/store gift cards and prizes/merchandises. Open to 16 and up years old. mysurvey review
- SpringBoard America
Springboard offers good survey, focus group and product testing opportunities, and rewards members cash via check. Minimum payout is $50. Must be 14+ years old to join. sprintboard america review
- Mindfield Online
They pay members cash for completing 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
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 “sorry” message, that means the quota is full for the month, come back at the 1st of the next month to sign up).
MyPoints is one of my favorites. Members earn points for taking every survey. Points can be redeemed for cash via Paypal, amazon and other popular store gift cards. They also have paid emails, paid search, cash back shopping and paid offers etc. Very reliable site. 18+
- TellWut Panel
TellWut is a fun community where members earn points for taking and creating surveys. Points are redeemable for Amazon Gift cards. Must be at least 13 years old to join.
E-Poll survey panel members earn points for taking every survey. Points can be redeemed for cash(via Paypal) or gift cards include amazon gift certificates or prize. One account per household. Open to 13+ years old. e-poll review
You earn points for surveys, points convert to cash (paid via cash prepaid card), amazon/store gift cards or prize. Minimum age requirement 14 years old.
- Product Report Card
Members get paid cash (through pre-paid visa card) and amazon gift cards for completing online surveys. You get $5.00 for signing up. Must be at least 13 years old to join.
- MySoapBox – USA
Members make money by taking part in online surveys, product testing and focus groups. You earn points and cash out points for amazon or store gift cards. I have received grea product testing surveys with great rewards. Open to 13 and older.
SurveySavvy members get paid cash (via check). They offer members good paying survey opportunities. They also have a double tier referral program where members get paid when their referrals and referrals’ referrals completing surveys . One account per household. Accept 14 and up years old. surveysavvy review
- Toluna US
Members earn points for completing online surveys and answering sponsored polls. Points can be exchanged for cash (via Paypal or Visa Prepaid card) and various gift cards. Open to 13 and up years old. toluna reivew
- American Consumer Opinion
American Consumer Opinions members earn points for taking surveys and survey screeners, points are redeemable for cash via check or Paypal. They accept members world wide and 13 and up years old. american consumer opinion review
- National Consumer Panel (former Homescan)
An unique panel. Members earn points for scanning purchases and taking mail/online surveys (so you always qualify and get points). Points add up quickly and redeemable for various merchandise. 18+
- Paid Viewpoint
Paid Viewpoint is survey panel that pay members cash directly via Paypal. They offer usually short but interesting surveys. Must be at least 13 years old to join.
Legerweb is a great Canadian based online paid survey site, they also open to US residents. Members get paid cash (by check) for every survey they complete.Open to 18 and up years old. legerweb review
- Harris Poll Online
Harris Poll is a reputable survey site. Members earn points (HIPoints) for every survey completed. Points are redeemable for amazon gift certificates ,iTunes and other popular gift cards. Open to 13 and up years old.
- Branded Surveys (mintvine)
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 changed ownership now it’s called Branded Surveys)
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.
- Opinion Square
Opinion Square members earn points for taking surveys. Points convert to gift cards and prize. Must be at least 18 years old to join.
- Nielsen Digital Voice
Nielsen is a trusted global leader in media measurement. By downloading their app, members earn entries to one of 400 sweepstakes cash rewards total $10,000 monthly. Occasionally be invited to take special surveys and get paid cash by check. Open to 13+.
- VIP Voice
By completing online surveys, members earn points that can used in sweepstakes and auctions for great rewards. Prizes include vacations, electronics and appliances etc. They also pay cash via check for participating in focus groups. Open to 13+.
Members earn points which can be redeemed for cash via Paypal and amazon gift cards. 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
- HCD Surveys
HCD rewards members points for taking online surveys. Points are redeemable for cash via check. They accept 18+ years old.
Members get paid cash (via check) or amazon gift cards for completing online surveys. Get 50 points even if you disqualify for a survey. Minimum cash out thread $10. Open to 13+.
- Brand Institute
Brand Institute rewards panel members cash (check or Paypal). They have lot of paid surveys for health care professional (doctor, nurses or pharmacists etc)! Members must be 18 and up to join. They accept members worldwide. brand institute review
- Consumer Village
Consumer Village rewards members points for amazon gift certificates for community board discussions and online surveys/focus groups. 18+ consumer village review
- Inspired Opinions
Inspired Opinion is the consumer opinion panel launched by Schlesinger Associates. They have many focus groups opportunities as well as “regular” paid surveys. Panel members earn points for taking online surveys and focus groups. Points redeemable for amazon gift certificates or cash (for focus groups). Accept 18+ years old. inspired opinions review
- Johnson & Johnson Friends & Neighbors
Members get paid cash (by check) for testing consumer products. I have done few product testing for them. I heard that they have many product tests for babies and children.
- Opinion World
Opinion World panel is founded by SSI. Panel members earn points for taking surveys, points convert to cash (Paypal), gift cards and prizes. 13+.
- Viewpoint Forum
Viewpoint Forum is a great survey panel. Members earn points for every survey. Points for cash(check). They have many good product testing surveys. Currently not accepting new members.
- Baker Solutions
They pay cash (check) usually $20-30 or amazon gift certificate for new product test or surveys.
- Directive Analytics
Members earn points for every survey completed, and points are redeembable for cash (check).Must be 18 and older to join.
They pay cash (Paypal) for every survey. Must be 18 and older o join.
- Executive Advisory Board
Business owners or executives panel. They paid cash (check) for surveys.
- Technology Board
Get paid cash (check) to take online surveys. They use a point system.
They pay cash (check) for every survey. Must be at least 18 years old to join.
- Harvard Business School
Pay cash(money orders)or amazon gift certificate for every survey.
- Data Intelligence
You earn points for each surveys. Cash for taste testings. Points for gift certificates or merchandise.
- Permission Research
Members earn points redeemable for cash, gift cards and merchandise. Other member benefits include free online disk storage, free games, free software and screen savers..Safe software installation required.
They conduct mock trials online. You register as a juror and review cases. They pay cash(paypal) for each case.
Earn e-Rewards money for every survey. E-Rewards money is good for amazon and store gift cards and vouchers at E-Reward partners such as Blockbuster, Hertz rental, American Airline. This panel is by invitation only. You can get invitation by signing up with E-Rewards’ sponsors.
- In-Home Product Testing
Get paid gift cards (such as Target gift cards) for at home product testings.
- McCormic Consumer Testing Panel
Pay cash or amazon gift cards for product testings and online surveys. .
- Reckner Consumer Opinion Panel
Get paid cash (check) for online surveys, focus groups and in-home product testings.
- Focus Pointe Global
Paid focus group company (online and offline). They also offer regular online surveys where members earn points. Points redeemable for cash paid by check. They have many online and telephone focus group opportunities. Minimum age to join 18 years old.
- Standford Univ. Psychology Dept
Get paid cash or gift certificates for taking and completing online surveys and studies.
- UCLA Anderson Behavioral Lab
Get paid cash (via Paypal) or gift certificates for taking online studies and surveys.
- USA Talk Now Panel
USA Talk Now Panel members earn points (redeemable for cash/gift certificates) for taking paid surveys and participating in online focus groups. They have many focus group opportunities. Must be 18 years old to join.
- iQuestion Professional Panel – new! added Feb-21-2013
iQuestion is a community of business professionals. Get paid $6 for every 20 minutes survey you complete. Must be employed in a white-collar profession.
- Under One Roof Panel new! added July.31.2013
New online community hosted by Scripps Network (HGTV, Food Network & Travel Channel). Members of this community earn points for rewards by participating in surveys and discussion forums.
- Voice of Today’s Consumer Community new! added April. 8, 2015
A New online community founded by Toluna. Members earn points for taking part in surveys, polls and forum discussions. Points redeemable for gift cards (tango, amazon etc). Open to Male, 45 – 75 years old.
QuickThoughts is a mobile app (Andriod) that rewards you amazon gift cards for taking part in surveys, polls and local events. Open to 10+ year old.
- Pointclub Surveys
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.
- Digital Pulse Panel (NiceQuest)
Digital Pulse panel is a cool online community where members receive points for each survey completed. You can redeem points for amazon gift cards and hundreds of different gifts with free shipping. Minimum age requirement 18 years old to join.
- Survey Round Table – new! added June 8, 2018
Survey Round Table rewards members points for completing online surveys, and points can be redeemed for amazon and other popular gift cards. Must be at least 13 years old to join.
- Opinions USA – new! added June 8, 2018
Opinions USA rewards members points for completing online surveys, and points can be redeemed for amazon and other gift cards. Must be at least 35 years old to join.
- Panel Station – new! added 6/11/2018
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.
- Consumer Opinion Institute – added August 2018
Consumer Opinion Institute panels members get paid cash with US Dollar bill. Join the panel while they are open! Currently NOT accepting new members.
accept Male & Female 18 -64 years old group. Sign up as soon as possible space is limited!
- Opinion Bureau – new! added 9/9/2018
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 – 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 to join.
- Life Fun & Everything – added 9/9/ 2018
Members are rewarded gift cards and prepaid visa cards for participating in surveys.Open to 13+ years old.
- Prize Rebel – added 9/12/ 2018
Prize Rebel is a great survey panel, they have low cash out threshold and pay fast! Rewards members points for taking online surveys. Points can be redeemed for cash (Paypal) or amazon gift cards. Minimum age 16 to join.
- Survey Junkie – 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 to 13+ years old.
- Shoppers Perspective Community – New! Added 4/28/2016
An online community comprised of shoppers across America willing to share their opinions about their shopping experience. Members earn gift cards for their opinion! Open to male & female 18 years and older.
- 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.
- Go2Crowd – new! added 9/18/2018
Go2Crowd is a new community where members can earn points for answering surveys. Points can be redeemed for amazon gift cards. Earn 50 points for confirming registration and completing profile survey. Open to 18+.
Some Notes & Survey Tips:
1. You may notice that there aren’t hundred of survey sites on this list – you are right because I only list those legit and quality survey sites that worth joining. Notice that all survey panels listed here pay members either cash and/or gift cards and/or prizes (in other words, no sweepstakes only survey sites), and many of them have high paying focus groups and product testing opportunities.
2. I suggest you sign up with all the survey sites listed here or as many as you feel comfortable – because the more survey sites you belong to, the more surveys you will receive.
3. It is a time consuming process signing up with all the survey panels and fill out detailed panel profiles – I recommend you join all the survey panels and fill out the basic profile first, then go back to each panel to fill out additional and more details panel profiles.
4. I add legitimate new survey sites whenever I find them. I also review this list periodically to make sure all survey sites listed here are still active and all links are working. Please feel free to drop me a comment if know any good legit survey panels not listed here or you find any broken links or any survey sites that are “dead” and should be removed from the list, thank you!