Answering surveys is a great way to begin earning some extra cash. It’s free to start, you can do it whenever and wherever you like and its relatively easy!
Where to start
If you want to start making money from surveys you’re going to need to sign up to a few sites. I would recommend setting up a new Gmail or Hotmail email address so your personal email account doesn’t get spammed. My 3 favourite sites are
I tend to visit my Mintvine account each day as they do a daily poll for 5 quick and easy points! Payout is at 1000 points which is equal to $10. Payable through PayPal or with gift cards for a variety of different stores.
Prolific academic have some really interesting, high paid surveys. The payout is low at £5. They don’t screen out like other sites, so you will only see what is available to you.
Onepoll usually have lots of short surveys to complete for around 10-20p each. The payout is high at £40 although I do find a nice steady flow coming through each day.
How to get a steady flow of surveys
The first thing you will need to do once you’ve signed up is ensure you have filled in any questionnaires they may have for you. This gives you the opportunity to give as much basic information as you feel comfortable with. By doing this you prevent being screened out at a later date and therefore you save time.
When you’ve been chosen to complete a survey ensure you read the questions carefully and always answer as honestly as you can. They do check answers on most sites (especially prolific academic). There are some trick questions on occasions to make sure you’re paying attention.
Each of the sites mentioned above are very easy when it comes to requesting your cash. They each have different payout limits but are all very simple to use. You can receive your payout in cash or with gift cards.