Legitimate Surveys that Pay

There are legitimate survey companies that will pay you for your opinion. Remember this is not a job, but more of a paid hobby.  My recommended sites have no fees involved, nothing is being sold or marketed to you, and there are no spam emails. I was a skeptic when I began this journey, but found myself pleasantly surprised. My research is just in the beginning phase, so I will only recommend those sites where I have personal knowledge, received payment, have not been spammed and general overall satisfaction.  Select the links below to register.  The sites will ask for name, address, phone, and email. They need this information to mail you payment, and I will stress, I have not received any spam email, but if in doubt create a Gmail or Yahoo account (they're free) strictly for that purpose, that's what I did.

In the interest of disclosure, I do receive a very small  commission, around .50 if you register from the links I provide. I’m not recommending anything I haven’t tried myself, and been quite happy with.  To be honest with you I make more money do the actual surveys than with the commission.   Just like anything else, the more time I spend doing these the more surveys I qualify for, the more higher paying opportunites, and special offers I receive.

My number one favorite is Opinion Outpost. I have so much fun doing these surveys. Surveys range from household products, automobiles, travel,  games, TV shows and even movie premiers. I invested about an hour registering, the first week was a bust of not qualifying for surveys, and now I average around $15 to $20 a week.  Several of the surveys are for children, so I turn it over to my son, and he earns the money. You are paid via check after you accumulate $5.00 and they pay very fast. Ignore the website that says 6 to 8 weeks. I get my check in 7 to 10 days. No muss no fuss. I put this money into my “going out to eat jar”.   I began taking surveys with this company in March 2010 and as of late May 2011, I've earned $598.00

Click on the Join Now box below and you'll be on your way to making money!

My second favorite is American Consumer Opinion. Very reputable, compensation is fair, and they respond to your emails. There surveys pay a bit higher, the lowest has been $3.00 up to $10.00.  I must admit, as is my nature, I was a bit skeptical, as this company takes a bit longer to post the survey credit to your account. My fears were totally unfounded, within 3 weeks of the survey I received credit, which I then requested a cash out (you can do so at anytime). Check arrived in about 3 days. The time frame works out quite well. You can request payment any time. No spam, no junk email, just notification when a survey is available. Another awesome thing with this company is they are open to fourteen years or older.  There surveys are not as frequent, but since they pay more per survey, to me it's worth it.  They also have awesome product trials.  I received a full size bottle of well known shampoo and conditioner to try and a rather expensive designer perfume.  Candidates accepted from many countries.  I started this one in June 2010, and as of May 2011 have earned $97.00.

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The third recommendation is Global Test Market. They have tons of surveys. In fact so many I could not keep up with them. I joined this site in early May, kept a watch for spam and other junk mail, none received. This one is a point system with one point equaling around 50 cents and you must have 1000 points to cash out. So this of course made me leery and I dragged my feet getting serious about this. There is no lack of surveys, just my reluctance to invest the time. Finally in early June, I bit the bullet and got serious, must have done around 30 surveys one weekend and just kept working on it till I got to the 1000 points. Then requested a cash out on June 19th and 5 weeks later a check arrives for $51 dollars. How awesome is that. I estimate that with the abundance of surveys this company has available it will be quite easy to earn $50 in a month’s time, with a month turn around for your check. The checks are mailed from Canada, so getting mine to Florida probably took a bit longer. The surveys are varied, easy and fun. If you are interested in survey rewards this one is a keeper. Don’t drag your feet like I did, you’ll be seeing those $50 checks in no time at all.   This one's earning are up to about $150.00 as of late May 2011.
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Surveys can be a great money maker for teens/students. In fact I do believe companies love to hear young opinions.  Major companies want opinions from single, married, seniors, parents and everyone in between.  You can do this while watching TV or if you're lucky enough to have downtime in between other jobs. I actually find them fun and refreshing. Through these companies, I've been invited to a live chat conference which paid $10 for about 30 minutes, been invited to participate in an online forum which pays $10 per an hour's worth of work each week by Amazon gift card. The gift card was sent electronically, so it came right away.  Just recently had an invite to participate in an online forum for 3 hours spread over 3 days which paid $75.00, how awesome is that!

A tip to remember when filling out the qualifying information is the more or vaired interests you have the more opportunities you will have to earn money.  For example, let's say your a grandparent who's grandchildren come to visit over the summer.  You're as knowable about children's products as the parents are.  Tought it over the first month, you'll see more and bigger opportunities coming our way in no time at all. I have seen an incease over the months in suitable surveys, higher paying offers such as forums and live chats, and the freebies keep coming too.  How great to get a free bottle of expensive designer cologne, and get paid $5.00 for sampling it over a week.  I can't mention any name (disclosure agreement), but let's just say they're a well know Italian Designer best know for their handbags and shoes.  Don't delay or be a sceptic, I'm sorry I didn't start doing this years ago. 

I am working on getting screen shots of running totals of each site, and am also investigating new survey sites to review.  Visit the new blog dedicated solely to Surveys: 

1 comment:

M said...

signed up for both of these sites and they are awesome. I've been invited to participate in an online forum which pays more money and has contests for extra gifts.