I'm really glad I did the research and started doing online surveys/offers. In fact, I wish I had done it a long time ago. I've made about $700 since I started back in August...not a ton of money, but it's $700 more than I would have had otherwise. It's my "fun" money! I hate to think of the thousands I've lost out on in the past! That being said, I think it's time for a refresher course on what sites are worthwhile and actually pay...
my favorite site! There are tons of opportunities IF you live in the US. I've made at least $50 every month since joining. Some months have been over $70! In total, I've earned over $360! Click below to get started!
2) Opinion Outpost
These are the best "survey" guys...the compensation is fair, AND you can redeem your points for cash after you reach $5, or an amazon.com electronic code. Their processing time is lightning fast. Once I request a check, I receive it within 10 days. I've made over $200 with them so far! Click below to get started!
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3) Survey Head
I've made over $250 with surveyhead. There are a couple of things about them...the surveys you take can take a LONG time to approve. You also need $25 minimum to cash out. The good news is that eventually they all do approve! They pay via paypal too which is really nice. It takes a month or two for the earning to pile up, approve, and be transferred to you. Once you get started though, you'll see an average of $30 month coming your way!
Not a huge fan--although they do pay. I earned $30 from them awhile ago (that's the minimum required to cash out). The check took almost 2 months to be delivered to me. My account is back up to $19 (I'm just keeping active by reading their emails...eventually I'll reach $30 again). I don't invest a lot of time on their website.
5) Valued Opinions
I get lots of opportunities from these guys...the problem is that I've yet to see payment. I emailed customer service a few times with no success. I finally just called their customer service number last Friday got a live rep right away. She was very friendly, confirmed there was a problem, and I should receive my vouchers for visa debit cards by sometime this week...I'll update this if I do. they pay with gift cards (amazon.com, visa, marriott, blockbuster, etc).
So that's it for now--I've tried surveyspot, but found I never qualified and it was a waste of my time. I've messed around with SurveySavvy too, and actually requested a payment of $4 the other day...I don't really get any survey invites though, so it's not in my top 5.
Good luck--I hope you have as much success (if not more!) as I have :) These are all 100% legitimate sites...I've done the research and taken the guesswork out of it for you! Don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions!