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Are you interested in doing surveys online for cash?

A list of legitimate survey companies

Doing surveys online can be a fun way to make a little extra money here and there.

Not sure you can really get paid for completing online surveys?
Check out my page on Free online surveys!

There, I explain the ins and outs of paid surveys and how to spot a scam as well.

Below, you will find a free list of legitimate paid survey sites.

Click on the links provided and it will take you directly to their websites where you can do further research if you wish or sign up as a member.

Please remember that you should never have to put in your credit card information or your Social Security number!

Doing Surveys Online:
Global Test Market

Earn cash via points that are redeemable. Points are accrued after completing online surveys. You must accrue a minimum of 1000 points before they can be cashed out.

1000 points is the equivalent of $50.00 cash (in U.S. currency).

You can also earn sweepstakes entries after doing surveys online if you participated but did not qualify to complete the full survey.

Payment is by check only. For more information, please visit:

Ipsos I-Say

Members earn points for doing surveys online which can be accrued and redeemed for cash.

You will be paid via check or a prepaid American Express Card.

Points are redeemable once you have at least 1,000 points accrued.

To sign up for the free membership, please click here to visit:

Lightspeed Consumer Panel

Get paid for online surveys via Lightspeed Consumer Panel points which can be redeemed for cash, prizes or online gift certificates.

Every survey also enters you into a $3,000 Lightspeed sweepstakes, which rewards one lucky Lightspeed member.

Winners are drawn once every three months.

To register please visit:

Survey Savvy

Doing Surveys online will earn you "incentive credits" which can then be converted into cash.

Pays by check. Members can also earn incentive credits for referring friends, relatives or neighbors.

Click on the following link to visit the website:

Survey Spot

Survey Spot offers points for completed surveys or sweepstakes entries for participation in qualifying surveys.

Points can be redeemed for cash. Survey Spot pays by check via regular mail.

Initial surveys are taken to see if you will qualify for the paid surveys.

For more information, please visit:

20/20 Research

Conducts online research studies for companies such as Disney, Frito Lay, Microsoft and General Mills.

Usually pays via gift cards.

Compensation can be anywhere from $50-$150 per research study.

To sign up please go to :

Toluna Survey Center

Get paid for online surveys and/or telephone surveys conducted by Toluna Center.

Doing surveys online earns you points which can be redeemed for:

Sweepstakes entries

Music downloads

or cash.

To register, please visit:

I-Think Surveys

Online focus groups.

Earn rewards for participation.

Once rewards total $25 or more, you are eligible to select from different rewards that are offered such as prepaid credit cards, music downloads or payment

To register, please click here to visit their website.

Research Participants Institute

There are two ways you can earn money with RPI:

1. Via their online program where you engage in a discussion group reviewing products in a virtual setting or

2. You can participate in their in-person focus groups when they become available in your city.

These focus groups will usually pay you very well for your time, ranging from $80-$100 for a few hours of your time to $400+ for a longer chunk of time (6-8 hours spread over 1-2 days).

RPI also offers the opportunity to get paid to be an online juror.  You will not actually be a true juror in a court of law but more of a mock juror to get your vote on a case to gauge reaction to what could be a case tried in a court of law.  I have done this before and it is a legitimate opportunity, although it can sometimes be a lot of reading for what turns out to be a small paycheck (of about $10.00).

For more info or to sign up for free, go to :

Online Focus Groups

I transitioned over to online focus groups after I saw how well paying they can be.  If you get signed up to enough of these focus group companies in your city, you can stand to make a good amount of extra cash.

The money isn't steady but it can pay anywhere from $75-$300 per study, so it might very much be worth your time. 

The better paying focus groups are the ones that you can physically go to.  To find these , simply do a google search in your city for paid focus groups. 

If you prefer to do this type of thing from the comfort of home, I would suggest looking at my list of legitimate online focus groups which you can find here.

So, have you completed any surveys online?

Which companies have you taken surveys for? Which are the best and which are the worst? What kinds of surveys have you taken? Were they interesting or were you bored stiff? We would love to hear your opinions and thoughts! Feel free to share them below!

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