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Do you find yourself with free time during the evening? Maybe you have trouble falling to sleep at night like me? Is it possible that when you’re waiting for doctor’s appointments, parent pickup, or even sports practices that you feel like you could be doing something more productive with your time?
If you answered yes to any of those questions consider taking surveys to earn some extra cash effortlessly.
Keep in mind that filling out surveys won’t make you a ton of money. However, the little coins that you do make add up especially if you let them sit around until a birthday or Christmas.
Since I haven’t shared the available survey companies in a while I decided today I would do a fresh list so you can be aware of which companies are currently accepting new survey takers.
Toluna is one of the survey companies that have been around since 2000. They allow you to not only take surveys but in some instances, users of this site have also revealed that they have been able to test out products as well. For your time, you can cash out for cash, prizes, and more.
Swagbucks is one of my favorite ways to make a couple of coins for my Christmas present fund. You have the option of taking surveys here to make some coins, but they also have a variety of other ways that you can earn money quickly such as getting cashback from shopping through them. Cashback rebates are the quickest way that I earn money with them since I do most of my shopping online so this is one site that I feel is worth the effort personally.
Panel App is one of the newer survey sites that I have started using. In fact, I just signed up with them this year. With them, you earn points that can be entered into raffles for a chance to win a prize or you can just let your points build up and go for a guaranteed prize such as PayPal cash or a gift card. The surveys tend to come out every couple of days and from my experience, they just ask you about the different places you visited on a specific day and whether you purchased a specific item.
Pinecone Research Canada
Pinecone Research is available for both the US and Canada. However, currently, they are looking for survey takers in Canada. Therefore, I figured I would share this opportunity for my readers there since most of the offers I post are for those of us in the US (sorry Canadian friends).
With this network, you can evaluate new product ideas at home and it looks like the starting rate is $3 per survey. To get matched with surveys though you will have to fill out some questionnaires to make sure you’re a match, which unfortunately won’t be compensated. According to Pinecone research, they shouldn’t take you more than a couple of minutes to complete, though.
Harris Poll Online
Harris Poll Online is another site that you have probably heard mentioned before because they allow you to be entered into a $10,000 sweepstakes for every survey that you complete. Qualifying for surveys can be a bit of a hassle, but the rewards are on the higher end if you are eligible to go through with it. Many users prefer to cash out for Amazon gift cards, which are basically the same as cash for me when it comes to survey sites since the coins from them go towards gifts that I probably purchase from Amazon lol.
Global Test Market
Global Test Market was introduced in the late 90s. But, they still hold a reputation of being one of the world’s leading providers of market research. You can take surveys here and decide to cash out via PayPal, Amazon, or even donate to charity. Rewards do vary based on the country that you live in.
Opinion Outpost Canada
Another survey opportunity for our friends in Canada. Currently, Opinion Outpost is looking for those living in Canada to join their network and take some surveys. The only catch is that you must have a $10 balance to cash out via PayPal and a $5 balance to cash out via an Amazon gift card.
Final Thoughts on Surveys for Cash
At least once a year, I like to share some of the survey companies that I am using in my spare time and others that I come across on the web with you guys. This is because when I started my work at home journey back in 2011, survey companies such as MySurvey were some of the first non-tedious things online that resulted in real cash in my PayPal account.
My motto is you can’t ever forget where you started from/came from and surveys were a big part of my online earning journey for the first six months. They showed me that everything dealing with online income wasn’t a scam. We all must start somewhere and surveys was that start for me.
What survey companies do you like to check out in your spare time?
If you’re looking for other ways to make money online be sure to check out some of my other posts below.