Entering paid surveys online isn’t a get rich quick scheme, but if you have time you can still make a decent amount of money (£200+) every month.
Best paid survey sites
If you find the right paid survey sites they are a totally legitimate way to boost your earnings without leaving the comfort of your sofa (unless you find somewhere with free WiFi).
Plus, entering surveys is such an easy task that you can fit it around whatever else you may have on.
It’s certainly a great way to make a few hundred pounds of extra money a month!
While joining one survey panel will earn you a bit, I would advise signing up to surveys from the various companies listed below for maximum earning potential.
The truth is that when it comes to doing an online paid survey, you may get screened out (where they don’t need anyone else who fit your profile).
So if you’re on multiple survey panels, you’ll get more email invites, have more chance of completing the surveys and getting the paid!
If you want a bit of pocket money just join one survey panel, but if you want to earn a decent amount of cash (£200+ cash per month) then you need to be on all best survey sites listed below.
So, in no particular order, here are the best paid survey sites to join…
Swagbucks are the most reliable survey site we use and have earned a decent amount from them over the last 12 months.
Using Swagbucks earns you “bucks” which you can trade in for cash, vouchers and prize draws. Tasks aren’t just in the form of surveys, but can also include watching videos, using a search engine, playing games and shopping. This means lots of additional ways to earn easy cash.
They also hand out extra “bucks” for finding codes on Facebook, Instagram or just be being you 🙂
Once your points reach the minimum payout of 1 SB (40p) you can exchange them for high street gift cards or cash payment via Paypal.
Use our button below to claim an exclusive £3 signup bonus.
Sign up to Swagbucks
Similar to Swagbucks, InboxPounds is a rewards club aimed at people in the UK. They also run a very popular site in the US called InboxDollars which has paid out over £40 million in rewards.
InboxPounds allows you to earn cash by taking online surveys, reading emails, searching the web and playing online games. Once your balance reaches £20 you can request payment via cheque or prepaid Mastercard.
Once you reach your first payout amount, you automatically become an InboxPounds Gold member.
Gold members receive extra perks including more loyalty rewards, additional sweepstake entries and most importantly, faster payments.
As a welcome bonus, and to get your pot earning quicker, you’re able to claim an exclusive £1 sign up bonus using our button below.
Sign up to InboxPounds
As well as earning money entering surveys with Mingle, you also have the opportunity to test products and carry out reviews from home.
What I love about Mingle is that even if you get screened out of a survey, you still get rewarded with points, so your time hasn’t been completely wasted.
Once you reach enough points, you can exchange them for shopping vouchers such as Amazon, M&S or New Look.
You can, of course, exchange them for cold hard cash as well.
Sign up to Mingle here
4. Opinion Outpost
Opinion Outpost is one of the most popular survey sites with readers and Skint Dad community members. In addition to receiving rewards points, each survey you take part in (whether you are matched and complete the survey or not), you are entered into their quarterly prize draw.
Every four months, they pick one lucky winner who walks away with £5,000 in cash!! The more times you enter surveys, the more chance you have to enter.
The minimum payout is £2.50, which is the same as 50 points. To be paid in iTunes vouchers, you need to save up 200 points for a £10.00 iTunes Gift Card Code.
For cash via PayPal and Amazon payouts, you can claim 50 points/£2.50 at a time.
5. Valued Opinions
Valued Opinions asks you to complete surveys, but they also have other ways to share your opinions. On top of surveys, you can review advertising campaigns and test new products.
There are different membership levels and you earn badges for making achievements. You start as a Bronze member and are able to reach the highest tier of Diamond.
You can earn up to £5 per survey which you can cash out in gift vouchers for places like Amazon UK, John Lewis, M&S, Boots and many more!
Toluna is all about surveys and product testing. Make sure you complete your full profile when you sign up so you’ll be more likely to get through a survey without being screened out (you’ll also earn points for doing this).
You get 500 points just for registering plus another 1,300 for completing your profile.
Once you collect enough points, you can cash them out for vouchers, PayPal transfer or can even opt to try a Giftie instant win. This is where you could win the virtual gift in real life.
7. Pinecone Research
Pinecone is a very popular paid survey panel, but it is hard to get accepted onto. Unlike other paid surveys, there is an initial screening process and if you don’t pass, you don’t get in I’m afraid.
That said, this does not mean you can’t try again another month as they open up applications for membership all the time.
They pay £3 for each completed survey which takes 15 – 20 minutes each.
MySurvey gives you the chance to enter online surveys, record diaries and take part in product tests.
You earn points for each task you complete (which can be up to £5 in rewards). You can then swap your points over for products, gift cards, e-certificates, vouchers, money or you can donate your rewards to charity if you wish.
Some of the most popular rewards are cash paid to you via PayPal, Amazon, Homebase or Debenhams vouchers.
The opinions of YouGov members are widely talked about in the press (not individually but anonymously as a group). If you’ve got an opinion, this is where to share it to be heard!
Surveys last around 7 minutes each and you earn 100 just for registering to get you going.
There is quite a high payout for YouGov but it’s worth waiting for. You need to save up 5,000 points and then you’re able to cash out £50 straight to your bank (via BACS payment).
Top tips to make the most money from online paid surveys
Sign up to all the survey panels: We mentioned this at the beginning of the guide, but it’s important so we’ll nudge you again. By joining all the survey panels mentioned, you should always have surveys to enter instead of waiting days at a time for one to become available.
Use a different email address: this isn’t completely necessary but if you’re signed up to multiple survey panels, you may find you start to receive a ton of emails that you don’t need clogging up your main inbox.
Also, by having a separate email just for surveys, you’ll also never miss an opportunity to take part and earn some cash.
Don’t get caught out by fake sites: If you land on a survey website that’s asking you for payment to join, don’t do it – it’s a scam. Same as the ones that sound too good to be true such as extremely high payouts, or the promise of high-end products to review.
As long as you use your comment sense and refer to guides such as this one for genuine paid surveys, you should be fine.
Don’t let the cash just sit there: Cashing in early is always best with paid survey sites. The reason being is that you’re not earning interest on the balance owed, and if something was to happen to the survey company itself, there is always a possibility of losing the cash.
So, now you’re signed up, start taking the surveys and let us know which one you get on with the best.
How much are you making from surveys? And what are you going to spend your extra earnings on?
Ricky Willis is the original Skint Dad. A money-making enthusiast, father, and husband to Naomi. He is always looking for unique ways to earn a little extra.