When I started making extra income online I did surveys with survey sites. Some survey sites have product reviews where they send you a product to test and review for them. Others have small tasks that you can complete like searching the web and watching small videos to earn extra cash on their site.

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I’ve tried many survey sites and so far these are the ones I have cashed out or redeemed my points for gift cards.

They do take a while to build up, but they do work. And it’s nice having a little extra cash at the end of the month.

I also learned you can get bitcoin for some of them too, however I don’t know much about bitcoin though. I’ve earned some and will create a post about more information about my findings.



Survey Sites



This is the first survey site I signed up for. I was skeptical and thought it might be some sort of scam but decided to give it a try after doing some research about it.

Swagbucks is where you earn points in the form of Swagbucks or SB (their points system) for doing various small tasks like watching short videos, searching the web, and completing surveys.

After accumulating about 500 Swagbucks or more you can use them to get a gift card like Amazon and other participating stores. You can also use your points to enter sweepstakes to win a $1,000 Swagbucks shopping spree or game console.

Although it is difficult to win a prize in their sweepstakes and may seem like you`re wasting your points away in them, it is possible to win. I myself have shockingly won a $1,000 Swagbucks shopping spree. I used my winnings towards PayPal and Amazon gift cards, that was a big win and can say that this site is legitimate.

Pinecone Research

With this survey panel, you can earn $3 per completed survey. It might take a while to be accepted at first though, it took me a few weeks to get accepted. And when you do get accepted try not to miss a survey or they may think you are inactive and remove you from the survey panel.

Harris Poll Survey

After completing a survey, you earn points that you can save up for a gift card or whatever product they have in their prize catalog.

American Consumer Panel

I don`t participate in this one as much anymore because it`s difficult to complete the surveys because I get screened out a lot. However, I did earn enough points for a PayPal card that took roughly four to six weeks to receive.


DailyRewards is where you take surveys and can earn from 25 cents to $1. When you reach $30 you can receive your money in a form of a check or through PayPal.


MySurvey is pretty simple you earn points for completed surveys. You can trade your points for a gift card once you reach 1000 points.

Ipsos i-Say

Here you earn points for completed surveys that you can use towards various gift cards from participating companies like PayPal. And if you are screened out of the survey you can still earn five points and try their mini survey to earn points for their mini sweepstakes.

I haven’t used my points for their other sweepstakes though because they cost a lot of points for a single sweepstake ticket. I rather save my points up for a gift card.

Global TestMarket

It may take a while to save up your points from completing surveys since the threshold is a little over a thousand points, but it is possible to reach that threshold. Once you do reach over a thousand points, you can cash up to $50 in gift cards.


This one takes a while to earn enough points for a gift card. I had to earn over 60,000 points to get the $20 gift card I wanted. There is another way to earn points like participating in polls and conversations but read the rules before you participate in them.

Opinion Outpost

I was hesitant in joining this website because the site I initially tried to join was Opinion World Surveys that led this website instead. After some quick research like Survey Police, I joined and completed surveys for them. They use a point system where after you reach 100 points, you can trade for a $10 gift card.

If you have any questions, leave a comment and I`ll be happy to help. Thank you for reading and have a great day


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