As my son approaches university, I decided I would try to teach him how he can make, save, and spend money on a student budget. I have written about user testing, now it’s the turn of online surveys.
Paid survey sites pay money to get your opinion about things. Bear in mind the following:
- Doing surveys online is really boring. To stay sane, you won’t want to spend hours doing it.
- Some survey sites pay little or require you to take a million surveys before you earn enough money to cash out. Avoid.
- Be prepared to start lots of surveys only to be told you don’t qualify.
With that in mind, let me recommend just five sites.
Non-crap survey sites in order of preference
The best is SurveyBods. One month: £13.50. Nice to look at and has interesting surveys. Well, not dreadfully uninteresting anyway.
Next is Panelbase. One month: £10.70.
Third is iPoll. One month: £10.81. American and slightly clunky, but payout is decent.
Prolific. These are surveys for academic research purposes. One month: £5.10.
Pinecone. Not many surveys but well-paid (c.£3 each). Invitation only.
Total per month: ~£40.
Next: micro jobs.