I often get asked about legitimate survey companies where people can make money online. I decided to ask my readers who do surveys and here is the list of their favorite companies where you can join and earn real money or gift cards. These are great to do throughout the year and save up for Christmas time making the hit of buying gifts less severe. Keep in mind, you won’t get rich doing these, but you could very well pay for the holidays!
PS. This list is a list directly from my readers. I put them in order by the number of times readers mentioned the companies.
1. Pinecone Research – this one was by far the top company by my readers. They pay about $3 per survey and seem to have reliable payouts. It is the favorite for a reason!
2. InstaGC – this one was the second favorite. It was close behind Pinecone too. This one pays out in gift cards and payment is pretty fast. Lots of people use this one to save up Amazon Gift Cards in order to pay for gifts and stuff around the holidays. Also, be sure and check out my InstaGC Tips & Tricks post!
3. Swagbucks – this was the 3rd favorite when I asked my readers to let me know about their favorite survey companies. With this one you earn gift cards from doing things such as searching the internet.
4. Opinion Outpost – With Opinion Outpost you can earn cash ($10 minimum to cash out via Paypal) or gift cards ($5 minimum cash out via Amazon). In addition you can earn entries into sweepstakes for prizes like $10,000 cash and more!
5. MySurvey – MySurvey has been around for years and is a popular survey site. You can earn cash or gift cards with this one. When you sign up, make sure you do some of the beginning surveys as that is how they match you up to ones in the future.
6. Your Word – This is one of the highest rated survey sites out there. They don’t take new members all the time, so if you get the chance to sign up for this one, take it. You can earn Amazon Gift Cards with this one and they just have a $5 minimum for payout. They send out codes within 72 hours, but most members report getting their gift cards in hours!
7. Harris Poll – Readers recommend using this survey site. You can earn gift cards as well as sweepstakes entries and prizes by signing up for this one.
8. Inbox Dollars – Sign up for this survey site and get $5 just for joining! You can earn gift cards and cash for doing surveys, reading emails, playing games and searching the internet.
9. MyPoints – Sign up for MyPoints and earn rewards for searching the web, reading emails and completing surveys.