Top Online Survey Sites

Top Online Survey Sites
Top Online Survey Sites

1. i-Say

A must-join, i-Say (previously Ipsos) is probably the best-paying survey site. Its surveys are plentiful, and many rack up £10 or more of Amazon vouchers every month.

You earn points for taking surveys – between 5 and 250 points for each – which can then be redeemed for vouchers. You typically need 1,380 points to get a £10 voucher, and most members average four surveys a month.

Forumites report i-Say is Top Online Survey Sites refreshingly upfront about payment and survey length before you start clicking. It pays in retail vouchers, including John Lewis and “Compliments vouchers”, which can be used at a number of high street shops such as Argos and Boots. Once you cash in, vouchers take two to three weeks to arrive.

Quick stats
  • Payment method: High street vouchers incl Amazon, John Lewis and Argos
  • Typical ££ per survey: Between 5p and £1.80
  • Payout threshold: £10
  • Typical survey time: 15 mins

2. Swagbucks

With a cult following in the MSE Forum, Swagbucks* pays you points to answer daily polls. You can also mix it up by getting paid to watch videos, search via its page instead of Google and even play free online games. Points can be spent on rewards in its Rewards Store – for example, 849 points equals a £5 Amazon voucher.

Usually you get only a few Swagbucks for registering, but we’ve a link for newbies to accrue £5 and get a bonus £10 in vouchers for Amazon, M&S and more in return.

Swagbucks only lets you earn points once a day on certain types of poll – answer a second poll and you won’t get paid. So always read terms and conditions carefully. For motivation, join other Swag points chasers in the forum’s popular Swagbucks Challenge 2017 thread.

Quick stats
  • Payment method: Cash via PayPal, Amazon vouchers and more
  • Typical ££ per survey: From 70 Swagbucks (40p)
  • Payout threshold: Depends on reward
  • Typical survey time: 10-20 mins

3. GlobalTestMarket

US survey site GlobalTestMarket pays in vouchers or via PayPal once you’ve earned 1,000 points. Many forumites amass £100 a year from the site.

Vouchers and PayPal payments can take five to ten business days. The site often screens you out after a few questions, but usually bungs you a few points anyway.

GlobalTestMarket also sends surveys that enter you into a prize draw instead of paying you. Unless you’ve heaps of time, stick with surveys that pay.

We’ve seen a few responses on our forum where people have had their accounts closed without knowing why. If that happens to you, get in touch with GlobalTestMarket on its Facebook page.

Quick stats
  • Payment method: Cash via PayPal, or high street vouchers
  • Typical ££ per survey: £1.20
  • Payout threshold: 1,000 points (equivalent to £30ish)
  • Typical survey time: 20 minutes

4. PopulusLive

PopulusLive is Top Online Survey Sites specialises in business, culture and politics research. It’s popular with forumites as it pays pretty well at around £1 for every five minutes you spend on there.

On the downside, some say you don’t get invites to surveys as often as with other sites (and quotas fill up sharpish so you have to be quick).

You get varying numbers of points for each survey, with a conversion value of £1 per point. The payout threshold is quite high at £50, so it’ll probably be a while before you’re cashing in.

Quick stats
  • Payment method: Cheque
  • Typical ££ per survey: £1 per five minutes
  • Payout threshold: £50
  • Typical survey time: 15-20 mins

5. Google Opinion Rewards

For Android users only (tablet and mobile), the Google Opinion Rewards app is one of Top Online Survey Sites to an easy way to earn credit for purchasing apps, games, books, music and movies on the Google Play store.

The beauty of this is its speed – surveys take seconds (MSE Nick was once paid 36p for answering two questions), and can be done anywhere you’re online. Earnings are relatively small but can quickly add up, with forumites reporting they’ve raked in as much as £48.

  • What sort of surveys are they? Surveys might come from academic researchers, businesses or Google itself, and cover everything from whether you’re a movie lover to how romantic the restaurant you ate at last night was.
  • How do I do it? Download the free app – you’ll need to grant it access to your location, and provide some basic info about yourself. You’ll get a notification whenever a survey becomes available.
  • How does the credit work? It’s applied to your account immediately after you complete a survey, and expires after one year. It can be used to buy any item on the Google Play store (except subscriptions), though you’ll need enough to cover the entire payment, as you can’t pay part-cash, part-credit.
Quick stats
  • Payment method: Google Play store credit
  • Typical ££ per survey: Between 6p and 60p
  • Payout threshold: Enough for a single purchase (paid-for apps start at 10p)
  • Typical survey time: 15-30 seconds

6. MySurvey

MoneySavers earn cash quickly from MySurvey, as it has a low £3 payout threshold and abundant surveys. It pays in cash via PayPal.

You can get a £3 PayPal payment for 345 points, or a £5 Argos voucher for 550 points. The site also lets you swap 1,250 points for a £10 Amazon voucher, though bizarrely this is a worse value exchange than PayPal cash.

Quick stats
  • Payment method: Cash via PayPal & vouchers, eg, Amazon, Debenhams, M&S
  • Typical ££ per survey: Around 87p (100 points)
  • Payout threshold: £3 (345 points)
  • Typical time to complete: 20-30 mins

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