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Make Extra Cash With These 7 Survey Sites

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I’ve always been a hustler, and one of my first hustles was doing surveys.

Now if you’ve never done surveys before, I say, don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. In college, I put together a full list of survey sites that I was using to make extra income and tried to tell my friends about it.

Many of them laughed until they saw that I was making a few hundred bucks a month with it.  That may not be a ton of money, but as a college student, it was enough that I did not have to get a part-time job, and it’s perfect if you are looking to make a little extra cash on the side.

Something I loved about surveys is that I could do them while waiting in line at the coffee shop, watching TV, or even when I was trying to pass the time. No matter how busy you may be, if you have enough time to watch TV, chances are you can do surveys while you watch!

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If you are ready to make some extra money, you are probably wondering, which are the legitimate sites to join? Good news, I have seven that I have personally used and been paid for in the past.

1. Opinion Outpost

Opinion Outpost is pretty sweet because they always gave me the most survey opportunities. While I was not qualified for some, it was never a problem since they always have so many survey opportunities. One thing I do enjoy about their network is that for every survey you take you not only get points that go towards a prize (gift card or cash), but you are also enrolled to win a quarterly prize. I won this once and got an 80 GB iPod (When they were popular 😀). Long story short, I have the warm and fuzzies for this survey site.

You can signup for opinion outpost here.

2. Pinecone Research

pinecone research survey sites

Pinecone was my favorite of all the survey sites for many reasons. One, they pay a whopping $3.00 per survey which was huge compared to other sites at the time that were offering points or $1 or less per survey. But they were also very hard to sign up for. I had to search the internet for a banner to signup. You could not just go to their site and sign up for surveys.

Luckily, for you, you can sign up for Pinecone Research right here.

3. MobileXpressions (iPhones only)

mobile xpressions survey sites

Sorry Android users, but this one is for iPhones only. I am currently using Mobile Xpressions, and it has to be some of the easiest income I’ve earned so far. All you do is download the app on your iPhone and get rewarded just for having an app on your phone! You download the MobileXpression app and allow it to collect data from your online activity to earn rewards like cash, gift cards, and merchandise. The app occasionally gives you the option to participate in additional surveys for other rewards as well. The best part about it is when you sign up today; they give you a $5 Amazon gift card.

Sign up and get your $5 Amazon gift card here.

4. Ipsos I-Say

Ipsos I-Say survey sites

I bet you can’t say this survey site’s name five times fast. Ipsos reminds me a lot of Opinion Outpost since they also add you to drawings automatically just for doing surveys you are already earning points for.  I definitely did not receive many surveys with Ipsos, but I did appreciate that they give you an estimated time it will take you to complete a given survey. They also have a loyalty program. For every so many surveys, they give you bonus points to go towards your point goal which is awesome! I have been paid by them before so that I can vouch for their legitimacy; it just may take a little time before you are paid. So this is a good one to have to fill time in between the survey sites above.

You can sign up for Ipsos I-say here.

5. Harris Poll Online

harris poll survey sites

Harris Poll is a legitimate survey site since they are yet another site that has paid me in the past. However, they do not send many surveys out in a given month. I was always so excited to get a survey from them since I received so few. But where Harris poll lacked in survey opportunities, they made up for with sampling. I looked forward to the opportunity to get full-sized samples of items that were not even on shelves yet in exchange to do a survey on my thoughts about it. I received everything from shampoo and conditioner to a variety of perfumes to try. And as a college student at the time, I was living lavishly. These were occasional, though, but an additional benefit I was not expecting when I originally signed up.

You can sign up for Harris Poll here.

6. National Consumer Panel

I am very familiar with NCP since this was a company my mom used when I was a kid. They sent a scanner to our house, and it was a part of our process to scan all of the items we purchased as we put them in the fridge. That was it! She would receive an occasional survey to complete in the mail, but we earned rewards for doing, so that went towards cash or new items we needed around the house. And since she had five kids to raise, well let’s say scanning those groceries was a priority! I’ve applied for myself before but have been turned down for not having a phone line and also for living in a dorm. But I say it is worth a try, especially if you have a place of your own!

Sign up for NCP here.

7. Global Test Market

global test market survey sites

Global Test Market did not offer as much glitz and glam as I remember the other sites having(such as contest and giveaways), but I did enjoy their overall simplicity. You do the surveys, which come pretty regularly (a few per week) and you get points that can be exchanged for cash or prizes. EASY. Back when they were Lightspeed research, I enjoyed them a lot, just because I got so many survey opportunities and it was one of my first sites. It’s a tried and true survey site that has been around for years! And I highly recommend them.

Join Global Test Market Here.

Sure you will not get rich off of surveys. But survey sites were a lifeline for me for a long time when I had monthly bills to pay and no job. As a matter of fact, I had a friend in college who laughed at my list of survey sites, and a few short months later asked me for that sheet since he had lost his job. And he started making cash too. I’ve always told myself if things get really bad in my life, I always have this lifeline. I will always have a way to make income, and now you also have that lifeline too. Enjoy!

Want More legitimate survey sites to sign up for? Check these out too!

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  • Deimarys

    I am a faithful user of pinecone search. I have made some “extra money” and even received products to try! I am with the ncp and I honestly thing it’s not worth it. Have been with them for a year and have never won anything. I am just trying to reach 25,000 point to get my gift card and quit.

  • Troy

    I have never tried these sites. When I was younger I used Memolink, but it took forever to get points. By the time I had enough for the giftcard I wanted they were out of em. It never really worked well. I will have to check these sites out. I could definitley use a lil extra cash.- Houx

  • Natasha Smith

    I’ve tried a few of these and just seemingly seems so spammy…meaning I received so many emails all the time that I just unsubscribed before even starting. I would definitely like to look into some of the others. A few hundred dollars a month is pretty good!

  • Thanks for sharing. These seems like some interesting companies to look into. Also looking to earn extra money.

  • Corey Wheeland

    This is a great list. I am a part of Opinion Outpost but haven’t done enough surveys to make any cash yet. I’m looking forward to seeing if it really pays out!

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