I am a big fan of paid survey sites.
After all, that is how I started earning extra money online and that’s what got me interested in working from home nearly 8 years ago.
Even though now I rely on my blogs for income, I still like taking surveys whenever I can.
But there are so many other legitimate paying survey companies out there that are pretty much unknown and new to most people. But they can be a great source of extra income just as well.
But there is also another thing…
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Most market research companies have a dedicated survey panel where members can participate in surveys year around.
But there are times when they are conducting a huge study and need way more people or a specific group of people that meet certain demographic criteria.
For those situations, they create a separate temporary panel for just those studies and they try to find more people to participate.
In this page, I am going to list both new survey panels and companies that have a one-time need for a specific study.
Let’s get started…
This panel is really cool. Not only you can take surveys, you also earn points for answering and asking questions about stuff.
What I love about this survey panel is that you get 100 points just for signing up, then you get another 125 when you fill out your profile info. So, right away you have 225 points. Then you can start answering and asking questions for 5 to 20 points each.
You can also refer a friend and earn 25 points. I mean, you can probably get your first reward without even taking a single survey. How cool is that!
2. Travel Tails
This is for those who love to travel.
You earn rewards for sharing your opinion about the world of travel and vacation habits.
This an awesome survey site that has fun surveys.
You can get paid up to $10 for every survey you complete.
They seem to have a lot of business-related surveys.
If you are a fan of music, this panel is for you. All of their paid surveys are about music and related topics.
Of course, you get paid for every survey you participate in.
To be clear before we start, Opinion Rewards pays money out exclusively to your Google Play account. This means that you won’t be making any literal cash-in-hand. Instead, this method is good for acquiring credit towards your recreational purchases via Google, whether it’s apps, movies, books, or music.
That said, it’s an easy way to nab some credit towards those purchases if you ever make them.
Opinion Rewards is an app that you can download to your smartphone (Android only.)
It’s a survey app, which you may have heard of before, usually by an associated name like Swagbucks. However, Opinion Rewards is an app directly from Google. It will ask you to give it some demographic information, like your gender, location, and other basic types of stuff. It will also ask you to fill out a sample survey and connect to your Google Wallet account.
There is a smaller amount of surveys available through this than through other, more specialized survey apps, but they are also more time-efficient, usually only containing 10 questions or so. The app sends you push notifications when a survey becomes available, so it won’t require you to diligently check in on it for opportunities.
It’s not going to net you any huge rewards, but it is a nice little way to pick up a little extra credit when you have some downtime.
Check it out on the Google Play store if you are interested.
7. Smart Panel
They pay you for sharing your data with them. If you qualify, you can install the Smart App on your devices. You will earn $15 for keeping the app installed for the first week.
Thereafter, you’ll earn $5 for every month you keep the app installed.
It can’t get any easier than this!
Another great new panel that is getting popular fast. I love their reward section. They have tons of reward options you can choose from.
I haven’t gotten paid from them yet since I haven’t had the time to do enough surveys, but a friend of mine told me he redeemed his earnings for an Amazon gift card and he received it in 5 hours in his inbox. Now that’s fast!
Update: Based on so many negative reviews from users lately about the lack of payment, we no longer recommend UniqueRewards.
Another one of those old but exclusive survey sites where you can earn cash and prizes not only for taking surveys but also for playing games, doing offers, etc.
10. Chico’s Panel
This is “an exclusive and collaborative online community for fashion lovers!”
Their surveys are all about clothing and fashion.
Over to You
Were you familiar with any of these sites?
How has your experience been if you are already a member?
Do you know of any other good survey sites that are either new or not very well-known?