Need Extra Cash? Here are the Best Survey Sites to Start Hustling With

Companies are constantly trying to figure out what consumers want. So what if you could get paid to tell them your opinions? That’s the idea behind survey sites. The “best survey sites” are ones that are legit and easy to use. They're also very popular with stay-at-home moms, students, and people who are just looking to get paid from home.

I mean, survey sites can be a great way to side hustle when you need extra cash, and since springtime is just around the corner…we figured it was time to put together an anthology. There are plenty of survey sites out there, so we tested the most popular ones and came up with our five favorites. There’s plenty of variety here so we’re sure you’ll find one that fits your needs!

(In Our Opinion) The Top 5 Best Survey Sites for Side Hustle Cash

Survey Momma

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  1. Survey Momma

Survey Momma is a great starter survey site – you’re essentially signing up to a survey aggregator that will send you survey opportunities for focus groups and brand surveys. Be warned though – since Survey Momma is an aggregator, that means that they will send opportunities straight to your inbox. Make sure you are checking your email to receive your surveys! Another note, Survey Momma does not pay you itself. Instead, the company that is conducting the survey will pay you. Survey Momma also lists some of the other top survey sites on the web, which will help you stay busy while you wait for their email opportunities.


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  1. Ebates

Ebates is one of the most popular “survey” sites on the internet, but the truth is it’s more like a rebate site. The way Ebates works is that it gives you a percentage cash back when you shop through their referral links, which is great for the holidays, birthdays, or any other time that you are doing a lot of shopping online. They even have an “Ebates button” for your web browser and a mobile app to make shopping easier. The only downside to Ebates is that they only pay out 4 times a year – February 15th, May 15th, August 15th, and November 15th. If you’re looking to make money quick, (like, this spring) it’s probably not ideal, but for those of you that buy almost everything online there’s really no reason not to take advantage of Ebates, especially while you do your seasonal shopping.

Earning Station – (Choo! Choo! Sorry, I couldn't Resist)



  1. Earning Station

Earning Station is the truest to the typical survey site – tons of surveys to choose from, their own digital currency, and a pretty good referral program. It can be a little difficult to qualify for surveys, but the sheer number of ones available means that you’re sure to find a way to make money online. The low payout amount is also a plus – instead of having to take hundreds of surveys to reach a high payout limit, you can cash out at as little as $10. Plus you’re able to get points simply by watching videos, which is even easier than taking surveys.

Harris Poll

One of the easiest survey sites to use is Harris Poll!


  1. Harris Poll Online

Harris Poll is one of the oldest, most trusted polling companies around. They've been around since the 1960's, and they poll anything and everything from cereal brands to presidential elections. With Harris Poll Online you'll earn HIpoints by completing surveys which you can then use to earn rewards at retailers like Amazon and Walmart. Plus every survey you complete also gets you an entry in an online sweepstakes for cold hard cash!

One Opinion

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  1. OneOpinion

This is probably the easiest survey site to get started with. Within minutes of sign up we were already making money! Upon entering in our demographic data we were immediately matched with a survey for $2.50, which isn’t chump change in the online survey world. They offer both gift cards and Paypal as payout options, and you can collect once you’ve amassed 25,000 OneOpinion credits ($25). Within a week we had received a reasonable amount of surveys that were all over $1, meaning it didn’t feel like we were toiling away for just a few cents.

What are some of your favorite survey sites?

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  • Leah Kuck
    February 19, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    I’ve never heard of One Opinion! I’ll have to check it out. I like MyPoints (less people seem to know about it) because you can do more than just surveys!

    • Lauren Bowling
      February 19, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      Thanks Leah! Will add that to the list of things to check out 🙂

  • Miss_Amy
    November 20, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Do you know any international survey sites to use? im in Australia and would love to earn some extra cash by filling in surveys but most are for the US only

    • Lauren Bowling
      February 19, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      I’m working on a list of International sites – should be up this spring!

  • zin
    November 16, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    whats the actual average hourly rate? Your blog seems like one huge walking advertisement. The phrases and copy you use sound like ways to grab people to click on your links and articles – but the data is all fluff. Way to be a responsible blogger

    • Lauren Bowling
      November 17, 2016 at 12:37 pm

      Please spend more than two seconds on my site before you troll. That’s all I ask.

  • Giulia Lombardo
    November 15, 2016 at 5:56 am

    nice idea also for busy people that would like to have extra income for the holiday without hsng out from home