9 Survey sites that actually work

credible survey sites?

So, you’re looking for credible survey sites that will actually pay out?

The problem with survey sites is there are a lot scams out there that promise the world and deliver not very much.

I’ve been stung myself with these survey sites and it’s a pain, especially when you’ve already spent a few hours completing their surveys!

That’s why I wanted to put together a list of surveys I’ve used that actually work and are legit.

The truth is you’re not going to become a millionaire taking surveys!

But side hustling is about the little wins which do add up over the course of the month and you shouldn’t turn your nose up at these smalls wins.

💡 My top tip if you’re thinking about doing surveys is to sign up to more than one website. The problem with survey sites is that they only provide a limited number of opportunities each day in my experience so it’s better to spread your wings and cover more ground.

So, let’s check out some credible survey companies that I know pay out!

(Please bear in mind that survey sites are often restricted to limited countries so you may not qualify depending on which country you’re in.)

1. survey junkie ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

(USA, Canada and Australia only)

Survey Junkie is my go to survey site out of all of the surveys I’ve done over the years.

They have a 4.5⭐ rating on TrustPilot, which I am sure you’ll agree is pretty decent!

They are completely dedicated to surveys so you definitely know what you’re getting.

They have over 4 millions users so I think they’re fairly trustworthy.

what can i earn?

Most surveys pay out a few dollars each so I guess it’s safe to say around $10 an hour, which isn’t to be sniffed at given how easy they are to do.

I have seen a few “focus group” type surveys appear on Survey Junkie from time to time. These are more in depth and can be over the phone, in person or over Skype.

I have heard of Survey Junkie paying up to $150 for these but I have not been invited to one yet.

You can withdraw your money in gift cards as well as via PayPal!

where is survey junkie available?

Unfortunately Survey Junkie is only available in the USA, Canada and Australia but I understand they may be rolling out to other countries in the future.

2. Swagbucks ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

(Only available in USA, Australia, Canada, India, Germany, UK and Ireland).

My second favorite survey site is Swagbucks.

They are actually a lot more than a survey site as you can earn money in numerous ways and not just by completing surveys. Such as:-

  • Playing games
  • Watching videos
  • Browsing the internet
  • Shopping

They have a 4.3⭐ rating on TrustPilot so are clearly quite credible.

swaugbucks trustpilot

what can i earn?

Expect to earn around $5 – $10 per hour with SwagBucks.

You can draw your earnings out with gift cards or PayPal.

The gold surveys are the best paying surveys I have seen on SwagBucks so keep an eye out for them.

One awesome thing about SwagBucks is you get $5 free just for joining.

where is swagbucks available?

SwagBucks is available in the USA, Australia, Canada, India, Germany, UK and Ireland.

3. my Points ⭐⭐⭐⭐

(Only available in USA).

My Points is another excellent survey site that I’ve used quite a bit.

It’s set up in a similar way to SwagBucks in that you can make money in numerous different ways, not just through surveys, which keeps it a bit more exciting.

My Points works on a points system where you get points for completing whatever task you’re doing.

My Points has a 4.4⭐ rating on TrustPilot and has an excellent reputation.

what can i earn?

Expect to earn around $5 – $10 per hour with My Points

My Points were offering a $10 sign up bonus (at the time of writing) which is redeemable as an Amazon voucher, so it’s well worth signing up for that alone.

where is my points available?

My Points is only available in the US unfortunately.

4. inbox dollars ⭐⭐⭐

(Available in USA and UK).

Inbox Dollars is a survey site I have used from time to time to good effect.

They are one of the top survey sites but unfortunately not the best paying.

You can earn money with them in a variety of ways including:-

  • Reading paid email
  • Completing surveys
  • Playing online games or
  • Shopping

what can i earn?

Inbox Dollars are the lowest paying survey site so far in this review.

Expect to make about $1-2 per hour.

However, they do offer a $5 signing up bonus so it’s worth signing up just for that.

where is inbox dollars available?

Inbox Dollars is available in the USA and UK (as Inbox Pounds).

5. vindale research ⭐⭐⭐

(Available in USA, Australia, Canada and UK).

I have used Vindale Research before in the past and made a few bucks from them.

They just do surveys and you can cash out through PayPal.

They have a TrustPilot rating of 3.9 hence my 3 star review.

what can i earn?

Expect to make around $5-$10 per hour but they do advertise as offering surveys up to $50 each, although I haven’t seen any that high myself.

where is vindale research available?

Vindale Research is available in the USA, UK, Canada and Australia.

6. pinecone Research ⭐⭐⭐

(Available in USA only).

Pinecone Research are another legit company I have used.

The only downside with them is that opportunities don’t come along that often.

When they do and you qualify, then I have never had a problem with them.

what can i earn?

I have done surveys up to the value of around $5 but expect to earn one or two dollars usually.

where is pinecone research available?

Pinecone Research is available only in the US.

7. prize rebel⭐⭐⭐

(Available in UK, US, Canada and Australia).

Prize Rebel is another company like SwagBucks that offers numerous ways to make cash.

You do so by:-

  • Completing surveys
  • Watching videos
  • Complete micro tasks
  • Play games

They aren’t the highest rating on my list, coming in with 3.4⭐’s on TrustPilot but I have never personally had any issue with them.

what can i earn?

Most of the surveys are just a few dollars but I have heard of some being as highly paid as $20 but I have never come across ones that pay that high.

where is prize rebel available?

Prize Rebel is available only in the US, UK, Canada and Australia.

8. toluna⭐⭐⭐

I have not actually used Toluna but they always feature highly on survey reviews I have seen.

They work on a points system where you complete surveys and earn points. You can withdraw with gift cards or through PayPal.

They have a 3.5⭐ rating on TrustPilot.

what can i earn?

Expect to make around $5 an hour with Toluna.

where is toluna available?

I haven’t been able to find a full list of countries although I know for sure they are available in the UK and USA. I guess it’s just a matter of signing up and seeing.

9. life points⭐⭐⭐⭐

Another popular survey site is Life Points.

They again work on a points system where you take surveys to earn points which you can cash for high street vouchers, through PayPal or Amazon vouchers.

They have 4.2⭐ rating on TrustPilot so are obviously quite legit.

what can i earn?

Life Points pay around $5 – $10 an hour in my experience so they are well worth a look.

where is life points available?

Life Points is available in many countries that are too many to list so it’s the ideal option if you’re from a country where surveys aren’t readily available.

See here for the full list of countries.


Surveys are never going to make you a millionaire.

Run a mile from anyone who tells you they will.

However, it’s hard to find an easier way to make a few extra dollars when you’re looking for a budget boost!

If you stick to the above companies you won’t go far wrong.

And make sure you sign up to as many as you can to max out your earnings opportunities and not every company will provide qualifying surveys every day!


9 legit survey sites that actually work

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