Top Legit Online Survey Companies

Top Legit Online Survey Companies

If you’re looking for a quick ‘n simple way to earn a little extra income from home, check out this list of legitimate online survey companies.

I have had some readers lately emailing me to ask about which survey companies are legit or worth their time. So today I wanted to list out some of the top rated survey companies, and some of the ones I have tried personally and know to be great. Most of these survey companies offer a cash payment, while others offer both cash and/or prizes!

Note: You should NEVER have to pay to join a survey company. Never ever.  Also – it’s a good idea to set up a separate email account for your surveys as you will get a lot of emails.

Now you’re not going to be able to quit your job, or become a millionaire from doing these but it’s always nice to get checks in the mail, free gift cards, and some extra gas, grocery, and shopping money!

Here are the top legitimate online survey companies:

OpinionOutpost – Opinion Outpost offers its members the opportunity to shape the products and services that touch their lives! Participants complete surveys for points that can be redeemed for cash payment through Paypal, a Citi Bank Card, or even donated to their favorite charity.

Valued Opinions – Being part of Valued Opinions is a rewarding experience all the way. Earn rewards simply by building up your balance, through completing surveys, and then exchange them for some brilliant rewards. Give your opinions by voting in Online Polls and Hot Topics.

MySurvey– is a group of consumers from throughout the United States who influence future products and services by volunteering to participate in consumer research. By sharing your opinions about products and services, you are rewarded with Reward Points to redeem for Paypal, e-certificates, gift cards, charity donations and much more.

SurveySpot – The beauty behind is that it allows members to be a key factor in market research. Members enjoy unlimited access to all surveys with NO commitment (cancel membership at any time). Participants are entered in their quarterly drawing with prizes up to $10,000, plus earn prizes and cash rewards just for participating.

Ipsos i-Say – Join the i-Say panel and be a part of their team. Create polls, take surveys, and give your unique thoughts on the products and services you use every day. You’ll earn more than just points for being a member of i-Say. It’s how every day people like you or I, can have a real voice. Take surveys, earn points and redeem them through their online reward catalogue. They also periodic contests & prizes.

GlobalTestMarket – GlobalTestMarket was designed to give you the opportunity to get paid for directly influencing global market research. In partnership with top companies around the world, our online surveys offer you the ability to help influence the development of products and services that you use every day. Earn “MarketPoints” as well as Sweepstakes entries into their daily and monthly cash drawings. For every 1,000 MarketPoints earned, you’ll receive payment of $50.

Swagbucks – This is a GREAT way to earn gift cards, cash to your Paypal Account and more just for searching the web.  I am currently saving my Amazon gift cards earned from Swagbucks to pay for the majority of Christmas this year.

Pinecone Research – Upon approval into their program you will receive survey’s via email.  For each survey you complete you will receive $3.00 and paid by check through the mail or paypal. Note: This one is currently not taking on new members, but it is one of my favorite ones! I will make a post when this one becomes available again.

These are the top rated survey companies rated by, which means they have been tried, tested and rated.

Which survey companies have YOU tried? I would love to hear your experiences with this. Do you love & use a survey company I didn’t list on here?14 Comments

Top Legit Online Survey Companies was last modified: July 12th, 2014 by Karrie

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  1. Ipsos just merged with Synovate Global Opinion Panel. It will be interesting to see how it goes, Synovate has been my favorite survey company for a long time, but have not really been impressed with Ipsos. Hopefully things won’t change too much.
    You definately won’t get rich taking surveys, but I find it fun to do them while watching tv and have been able to test a ton of new products out. Many companies will send out full size products for you to test out and respond to a follow up survey regarding your experience. I’ve had everything from frozen dinners to 20 lbs of Cat food shipped to me.
    Most important tips: Never pay for anything on a survey site. There are some that make it sound legit, they’ll send you a list of survey companies that no one else has. All of that information can be found online for free! If a company offers you a large amount of money to do some quick survey, it’s not legit. Think about it, no one is going to send you a $100 Walmart card for taking a 10 minute survey. If it sounds too good to be true, than just skip it!

    • I have gotten from Pinecone and MySurvey being the only two that was worth the while for years now. Pinecone has now unfortunately reduced the $5 a survey to only $3. They sent us a notice that if we refer anyone that they will only pay the new members $3 but I notice they have now reduced “mine” to only $3. So dumb.
      Swagbucks, most of the time they refuse me saying full for my demographic after I have done a 5 minute survey with them. You already know my demographic, why send me a notice telling me 75sb to win if I do survey when it is already full every time.

      IPSOS, Global Test Market, Opinion Outpost and SurveySpot all a waste of time. They never sent me not one survey, not any surveys for years and so I finally after 2 years I unsubscribed. Such a waste of time.

  2. SurveySpot is my favorite. OpinionOutpost and ValuedOpinions are good too. I prefer the ones that pay PayPal because the check-sending companies usually take at least 2 months to send the checks. There’s a bunch more here:

  3. I prefer Values Opinions ! You dont have to wait for the gift card you can use the onlines codes right away . I always use Amazon Gift Cards !!!

  4. John Anderson says:

    My Likes:
    Cashcrate is my favorite site and the one that I’ve received the most checks from. I’ve been doing it for about a year now and honestly have never had a problem with it. Cashcrate is one of the most popular GPT sites having 990,000+ members. First of all it’s free to sign up and it’s been around for years. Cashcrate has many types of offers that you can complete for money. There is an entire section of absolutely free offers. This means you fill out surveys and get paid. Simple as that.

    Their referral system is great too. When you sign up a person you earn 20% of your level 1 referrals. If you can collect quite a few referrals, that can turn into some excellent income from others doing work! Cashcrate not only pays you 20% of your level one referrals, but they implement a 2 level referral system. That means anyone who signs up under your referrals, you will also earn 10% of their earnings. When a referral gets to the $10 minimum you get an automatic $3 bonus! Not only can you earn all that money, but once you get more referrals, your referral percentage increase up to 30%. This is why Cash crate is the best GPT site. Your earning potential is unlimited.

    My Dislikes:
    If you live outside the US, Canada or UK you won’t have many offers.

    My Wishes:
    Joining Cash crate might be the best decision you make today.

    Join To Make Nice Passive Income Online

  5. Looking for a legitimate survey

  6. I’m using quite a few at the moment; Toluna, Cash Crate, valued opinions – my fav so far is Crowdology USA – they cash out at $8 and the payment is instant

  7. I’ve tried GlobalTestMarket but I seldom receive surveys because I’m not from the US.

  8. Charlotte says:

    Any OTHER sites out there? I’m already a member on all those am looking for new ones.

  9. Joshua Stewart says:

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  10. Christina says:

    Harris Poll Online is another good one. They’ve been around for a long time.

  11. Oh, and another one never to fill out a form for samples and surveys is any baby or toddler site. They might if you are lucky send you a one time sample but never again. Your better off with sample sites but don’t sign up to specific baby or toddler sites they just want your info to sell for advertisingg products to be directed to you… basically spam.

  12. I’m a mother at home taking care of her three children and I have to say that completing online surveys has been a blessing for me and my family. I work a few hours a day in between my chores. I’m not going to tell you it’s super easy, but it has paid some of our bills. The hardest thing is finding legitimate companies that don’t have any catches or gimmicks. I have tried several and had mixed results. So far, this is one of the survey companies that have worked for me:

    Look forward to hearing about other companies that you all can recommend!

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