I’m excited to share this next step in making the most of your Cha-Ching! Christmas Club membership. Many of you have asked me about various survey sites and whether they are legitimate or not. I’ve been doing lots of research and have pulled together a list of survey companies that I feel totally confident to recommend.
A few pointers:
- Surveys often take anywhere from 15-30 minutes or more. Most surveys will let you know upfront how long they will take and how much they will pay. Again, keep in mind that none of these will get you rich, but are just a way to bring in some extra cash with your extra time.
- These companies may want to know a good deal of demographic information when you register in order to qualify you for specific surveys.
- Figuring out which survey company works for you will take a lot of trial and error. It will differ for everyone, so try a few out and then stick with the ones that fit you best!
MySurvey: This is one of the survey companies that I have been a part of and I have been impressed with how user-friendly and simple the site is. Surveys arrive on a daily basis and I have qualified for many of them. (If I don’t qualify, they let me know very quickly and I still receive 5 points.) Once you reach 1,000 points you can get $10 via PayPal. Sign up for MySurvey.
Toluna Opinions: Earn $1-$5 for taking surveys. You may also receive opportunities to test products from time to time. Earn 500 points just for signing up and additional points for taking sponsored polls, opinion surveys, writing opinions and more. Sign up for Toluna Opinions.
Opinion Outpost: Earn points to redeem for money or amazon.com gift cards. 10 Opinion Points = $1.00 and you must accumulate a minimum of 50 Opinion Points ($5.00) before redeeming.. Also refer a friend and once they complete their first survey, you’ll receive 20 points = $2! Sign up for Opinion Outpost.
LightSpeed Research: When you earn at least 600 Lightspeed Points, you can redeem them for an online gift certificate or music downloads. Another option is to get a $5 Amazon.com e-certificate. Closed to applicants at this time.
SurveyHead: Earn money paid via your PayPal account for taking surveys. You’ll get $5 just for signing up and when you accumulate $25 you’ll get paid. Other rewards include Amazon gift cards. Sign up for Survey Head.
Valued Opinions: Earn between $1 and $5 for each survey you complete. Payment is offered through ‘virtual money’ that can be redeemed for select gift cards (i.e. Amazon, Marriott, Macy’s, etc.). Sign up for Valued Opinions.
Ipsos I-Say Panel: Complete surveys and earn points. Earn just 1,000 points and you can “cash them in” for money (in the form of an authorized check), donations, American Express Gift Cards and more. Sign up for Ipsos I-Say Panel.
Pinecone Research: In my opinion, this is the best survey company out there. Get paid $3 via check or Paypal for every survey that you take. They are currently accepting limited number of applicants in certain demographics. Apply here.
Next up: It’s time to talk Christmas shopping and saving strategies! Come back tomorrow for Day 6 of our Seven Days to Christmas Savings: Shopping Strategies!