Got some time to kill? Close the YouTube cat videos. You could be making up to £800 a year instead, by taking paid online surveys and testing free products.
There are dozens of market research companies recruiting new members to fill out online surveys for cash and rewards.
But be careful! Many survey sites aren’t legit and never pay out. We’ve used, reviewed and ranked 25 of the best-paid survey sites to pay you for your opinions.
Every site has a limited number of paid surveys each month. Join as many online survey panels as possible to make money doing surveys and earn more rewards. We share more tips at the end!
Best paid survey sites
1. Branded Surveys
Online community with frequent global market research surveys.
Who are they? Branded Surveys are popular with survey enthusiasts, providing a high volume of paid surveys.
Rewards: Money or gift cards.
Amount per survey: 50 – 500 points (100 points = $1 or £0.77).
Min. reward threshold: $5 (£3.75).
Our review: As we mention in our Branded Surveys review, this survey site is one of our personal favorites. Great new website, easy to use, well-reviewed on Trustpilot, and fast paying.
You can also earn ongoing points for referring friends and get a percentage of everything they make.
A huge variety of ways to earn rewards. Exclusive sign up bonus!
Who are they? Swagbucks are one of the largest and most reliable paid survey sites. They’ve so far paid over $600,000,000 in rewards to members around the world. They offer rewards for playing games, taking offers, searching the web, making online purchases and watching videos!
Rewards: Money, vouchers and prize draws.
Amount per survey: 30 – 150 SB points (100 SB = $1 or £0.77).
Min. reward threshold: 1 SB.
Our review: We love Swagbucks. And we hear positive reviews from our readers about them too. We’ve found that taking surveys and polls every day provides the highest payout for your time. But there are currently 11 ways to earn Swagbucks across the site.
Surveys take around 10 minutes to complete, meaning you can earn around £5 an hour ($6.50). Swagbucks also offer users the ability to take surveys from multiple providers and give consolation points when you don’t qualify for a survey. For more on how to earn points and rewards see our full Swagbucks review.
ne of the biggest survey panels with daily online surveys. Paid as cash or vouchers.
Who are they? A trusted opinion website working on behalf of leading companies. They want to know what you think about certain products, services and issues. In return, you get rewarded!
Rewards: PayPal payments, Amazon and high-street vouchers.
Amount per survey: 1,200 – 50,000 points (80,000 points gets you a £15 voucher).
Min. reward threshold: 27,000 for vouchers (or just 500 if you want to enter prize draws).
Our review: We’ve written a full Toluna review. It’s very easy to take multiple surveys every day on the site or via the app.
Each survey takes around 15 minutes to complete. So it’ll take around 4 hours overall to earn a £15 voucher (£3.75 an hour).
Toluna have also recently introduced a games section where you can play and earn!
Exclusive £5 signup bonus.
Who are they? Best known for short, quick surveys about every topic. OnePoll provide surveys to the press and major brands.
Rewards: Cash or PayPal payments.
Amount per survey: 10p – £1.
Min. reward threshold: £40.
Our review: OnePoll was one of the first survey sites in the UK. They’ve always got quick and fun surveys to answer. Look out for the surveys about celebs.
Surveys take around 3 minutes so at 20p a survey (average) it’ll take around 10 hours to earn £40.
Check your OnePoll account daily for new surveys. Some users report getting stuck just under the £40 threshold. If this happens you can refer a friend for £4 and then withdraw your earnings.
5. Opinion Outpost
One of the lowest payout thresholds.
Who are they? Opinion Outpost have shot up in popularity due to fast payouts and fun surveys.
Rewards: Money and Amazon Vouchers.
Amount per survey: 50p
Min. reward threshold: £2.50
Our review: If you want to make quick money, this is the survey site you need. You only need to take 5 surveys to earn a payout. Each survey takes around 10-15 minutes.