You can’t make a living at it, but if you optimize how many surveys you take and manage time well, you can make a good supplemental income. Here are some of the best paid surveys to try out.
This is one of the more notable survey sites. Survey Junkie has over 3 million members and is one of highest user rated survey sites. One reason is that Survey Junkie is very upfront with its users about the fact that you cannot get rich filling out surveys. Survey Junkie allows users to take surveys on a variety of topics that helps businesses and manufacturers improve and fine tune their products and brands.
Like a lot of survey sites, you earn with Survey Junkie via a point system. You earn points by completing surveys or referring friends to complete surveys on the site. It takes about 1,000 points to redeem into a $10 PayPal or retailer gift card. Most surveys are 20-point or 200-point surveys that can take several minutes to complete.
Prize Rebel has more than 7.5 million members, has been in business since 2007. In that time it has paid over $15 million in cash and redeemable points for gift cards. You can earn points for taking online surveys, testing various products, or for watching and critiquing videos as well. Each survey ranges in points between 50 and 250 points. About 500 points equal $5.
You may be prompted to fill out the same surveyor profile questionnaire for each survey you take, which can become irksome. Also, Prize Rebel sometimes re-directs you to its affiliated third-party sites to conduct surveys. Nevertheless, you can receive your points in a day. Or you can redeem points for gift cards from various companies like Amazon, CVS, or Walmart.
Vindale Research is based out of New York City and has been in business for over 12 years. What makes Vindale stand out from other survey companies is that they do not employ a points redemption system at all. Vindale Research pays you in cash for every survey that you fill out. You can make anywhere between $0.25 and $50 per survey with Vindale.
The longer surveys pay more but take longer to fill out and may be a little more complicated to complete. Also, your ability to fill out higher paying surveys depends on your application profile. Like many survey companies, Vindale will match your survey profile and corresponding interests to the surveys that you can fill out.
You can earn money with Vindale Research for reading emails, watching videos, and even sharing pictures of your reward checks for promotional purposes. Vindale Research will also pay you for every friend that you refer as well. You receive payment through PayPal or check after earning money in $50 increments. As a plus, you even get a $2 sign-on bonus just for joining.
Making a Supplemental Income
Keep in mind that unless you are putting in 16-hour workdays six to seven days a week for multiple paid survey companies, you can’t really make a living off of paid surveys. Take on as many as you can to make a sustainable, supplemental income. However, beware of any survey company that asks you to pay to take a survey.
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