I have been using survey websites for around two years now to make some extra money im my spare time. I usually do this when I’m watching TV or before I go to sleep at night. I have compiled my top five favourites websites below. I have included referral links where I have one.
Prolific Academy is one of my favourite survey websites as I find the surveys really interesting. This website is a bit different from some others as the surveys are posted by researchers and academics. The surveys are usually quick to complete, pay well and can be about absolutely anything.
The reward and time to complete each study is detailed at the outset and rewards usually take between 24-48 hours to show in your account. Your response to the study requires to be verified. The threshold for withdrawing money from your account is £5 and can be paid via PayPal or Circle.
Populus live is an online research community which provides insights for clients in business, culture and politics. The surveys are varied and cover a wide range of subjects. You will receive points for each survey completed and the reward is detailed at the outset. Once you reach 50 points, a £50 cheque will automatically be sent out to you in the post.
Panelbase is a another firm favourite of mine and is a fast growing research community. I receive emails pretty much every day with survey invitations. They cover a wide range of topics and I’ve also had a few product tests. The reward and time to complete the survey is outlined at the start so you can clearly see whether it is worth your time and effort.
Rewards are added directly to your Panelbase account immediately after you successfully complete a survey and are shown with a ‘pending’ status until the survey has been closed and all results are verified. Normally this process is completed within just 7 days of the survey being closed (not necessarily 7 days from your participation in the survey), at which time the status changes from ‘pending’ to ‘complete’.
The threshold for withdrawing your reward is £10 and there are three ways to redeem. You can receive payment by BACS into your account, received a Love2Shop gift voucher or make a charitable donation.
Valued Opinions is a large paid survey panel that has been ongoing since 2004. Members who sign up can take part in online surveys, complete diary studies and test new products and in exchange receive gift cards and vouchers.
There are many surveys posted online every day and you can choose which ones you would like to complete. It clearly states what the topic is about and how much you will receive on completion.
In order to cash out for a voucher you have to have a minimum of £10 in your account plus an extra 50p for the admin charge. There are a number of vouchers to chose from, including Amazon, Love2Shop Argos and Sainsbury’s. There is also an option to make a charitable donation.
YouGov is an online panel which consists of approximately 6 million panellists across 38 countries covering the UK, USA, Europe, the Nordics, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. These represent all ages, socio-economic groups and other demographic types which allows them to create nationally representative online samples and access hard to reach groups, both consumer and professional. The UK panel has over 1 million respondents.
YouGov conducts polls on the Internet about politics, public affairs, products, brands and other topics of general interest. YouGov polls are taken by people, from all over the nation, who have agreed to share their thoughts on a wide variety of important issues. It is free to join for anyone aged 16 plus and living in the UK. The topic of the survey, average time to complete and reward are noted at the outset. In order to cash out for a £50 cheque, you need to earn 5000 points.
This is my referral link. If you use this link to sign up to the website, both of us will receive 200 points.
I hope this has been helpful but feel free to ask me any questions.