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 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.
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)
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 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!
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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