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Top 5 Survey Sites To Help You Earn Extra Cash

Today I wanted to share with you some survey sites I use to earn some extra money.

Survey sites have been around for years and they are so quick and easy to complete!

So you can quickly rack up a nice stack of cash in no time.

Some, however, are more worthwhile than others and trust me, I’ve tried them all!

Here are my top tips and sites to use.

What are survey sites?

Before we get into it, some of you may have never heard of survey sites and might be wondering what they actually are, am I right?

Survey sites are websites where you can get paid either in cash, gift cards and sometimes even products, simply just for answering questions for market research companies.

How long do they take?

Most surveys take between 10-30 minutes, so you can do them anytime you have a spare half hour.

(I used to do them on my lunch break at work while scoffing a meal deal at my desk.)

You can even pause some surveys and come back to them if you run out of time.

Can anyone do these surveys?

Pretty much yes!

Sometimes they are looking for certain profiles e.g. mums over 35 or people working in certain sectors.

They’ll let you know pretty early on if you’re eligible to continue.

My top 5 survey sites

If completing surveys for cash sounds like your cup of tea, then let’s get to it!

Here are my top 5 survey sites I use on a daily basis to earn some money.

Prolific Academic

Prolific Academic is probably my top choice because you only get selected for surveys you are actually eligible for before you begin answering questions.

This way, you don’t get screened out once you’ve started answering the first few questions, which can get annoying!

The surveys are also actually quite interesting and more interactive than a lot of other sites, too.

They pay you directly into your PayPal account and you can cash out at £5, but you will have to pay a small fee if you withdraw anything less than £20.

survey sites prolific academic

Valued Opinions

Valued Opinions is my favourite site for earning gift cards, rather than cash directly.

There are loads of options from popular High Street chains and loads more like:

  • Amazon
  • Costa
  • Cineworld
  • Topshop
  • M&S

You can choose to be sent your gift card or get it sent to your email directly with some brands, too.

You can earn up to £5 a survey, although most are between 25p and £1.

It’s a great way to earn gift cards as gifts for loved ones or just on things like the weekly food shop or a trip to the cinema.

Cashout from £8.

valued opinions survey site


If you’re interested in politics and current affairs, YouGov will definitely interest you!

Each survey earns you points and once you hit 5,000 you can cashout a whopping £50.

Getting to 5,000 sounds like a lot but it all adds up very quickly if you’re completely surveys on a daily basis.

As you can imagine, working from home can get quite isolating sometimes so I enjoy this one because I get to give my opinion on topics that help me feel a little more connected to the outside world.

yougov survey reward


Swagbucks gets mixed reviews but to be honest, I really like it!

Stack up points by answering surveys on their user-friendly site.

The best part? It’s not just surveys.

You can do all sorts on here to earn points too, like sign up for websites via Swagbucks.

I think the minimum cashout for gift cards like Amazon is 450 points, which gets you a £3 gift card.

I like to save mine up until someone’s birthday or Christmas and cashout to buy pressies.

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Crowdology is a great, user-friendly site and you only have to earn £4 before you can cashout on PayPal, which is really easy to achieve.

I really like this site because it’s so easy to sign up and use, whereas other sites tend to be a bit more clunky or difficult to cashout.

My top tips for completing surveys & earning more

If you’re going to sign up there are a few hints and tips to make the most cash that have helped me along the way.

Be honest & complete your profile

The more information you can give a survey site, the more likely they are to recommend relevant surveys for you to complete.

They choose you for surveys based on demographics like age, gender, location, career sectors, etc.

Sometimes you just won’t be suitable, which is ok.

It’s best not to lie because they might clock on and screen you out of surveys.

Check your emails for extra opportunities

Quite often you can earn more survey points if you agree to let survey sites email you with more opportunities, so it’s definitely worth doing this.

As I’ve mentioned before with things like comping and applying for freebies, it’s best to set up a separate email as you will get a lot and it’s easier to manage and monitor opportunities this way.

Sometimes companies who aren’t survey sites will also offer surveys in exchange for gift cards like this email I got from Go Daddy.

go daddy survey

Join groups & communities

There are loads of people out there also earning cash from surveys, and Facebook groups like this one will help you keep up to date, ask questions and help others.

Sign up through a site like Survey Compare

If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed signing up for multiple survey sites, sites like Survey Compare do it all for you, which saves you so much time filling in the same profiles over and over.

That’s it from me, what are you waiting for? Get earning now!



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