Earn Online with Legitimate Online Surveys

Looking for legitimate online survey companies that pay CASH? Look no further! There are my best PAID survey sites to make extra money - one company even offered $50 for ONE survey!

Updated: August 17, 2017

I haven't talked about online surveys at all recently. I have my personal favorite online survey sites listed for you. Since I've started this blog, I've not been doing surveys at all. Publishing the site has taken precedence :)

I constantly get survey requests. From time to time, there are a few that look really attractive too but then I opt for family time instead. Not all online survey companies are created equal. In fact, the online survey list I have created has only sites that offer rewards or cash. I never messed with any other type of site since I wanted my time completing a survey to turn into something that would help me save money (by using the reward as a gift for someone) or earn money.

Here are a 5 tips to consider when you join or complete online surveys:

{1} Sign Up From Someone You Trust

Not that you will receive junk mail from others, but some of them are just junk mail sites. They want to get your information so they can send you spam. I am confident in the companies I have shared since I have personally used them and continue to receive really good offers.

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{2} Use a Survey Email Address

Use even the same email that you use for your Freebies. But, be sure to check this email on a frequent basis. The really hot paying surveys are filled super fast.

{3} Understand the Terms

I was burnt by Inbox Dollars since I didn't complete a survey in several months. According to their terms, if you don't log into your account to do some small action then your account is closed. I was the Gold level too so I lost out on some nice incentives. I'm still mad about that!

{4} Share with Your Friends

But only if they want to try them too (see tip #1 – no one likes spam :). Many of these sites offer referral benefits so if you get a friend to join and complete surveys too, you will receive a reward of some sort. These vary upon all the sites but they can be cash or points for you to redeem for rewards.

{5} Validate Your Time Worth

If a survey takes you an hour to complete and the reward is only $5, is it worth your time? I haven't had this situation personally. To avoid this issue, I would always check the reward first before I even considered doing a survey. Most of the companies also give you a time estimation so that helps to get an understanding of your involvement.

Check out my tips to Earn Referral Credit without a Blog. Facebook is a great place to share these sites with your friends so follow my suggestions to help you earn a little extra too!

As for survey companies I suggest, definitely check out my Online Survey Sites page and sign up for a few. Some of my faves (from that list) include:

Do you have other online survey sites you use that aren't listed on the Online Survey Sites page? Leave me a comment and let me know who they are and what type of program they offer. I'm fine with adding others to my list as long as they come from a recommendation from a friend (see tip #1 :)

Looking for legitimate online survey companies that pay CASH? Look no further! There are my best PAID survey sites to make extra money - one company even offered $50 for ONE survey!

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by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on February 16, 2011


  • Sarah - February 16, 2011 @ 4:21 pm

    I have tried an online survey site before, but it kept telling me I needed to sign up for offers to get to the survey. It seemed really fishy. Are these survey sites that go straight to the survey and then you get the reward for completing it, or do you have to go through a bunch of crap to get to the actual survey?

  • Lori - February 16, 2011 @ 5:02 pm

    Why are some of the sites crossed out? This is true for some of the sites listed on the link.

  • Thrifty VA - July 19, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

    Just found out my Inbox account was closed too. :-(
    I won’t be letting that happen again. Thanks!

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