With more than 500 paid survey panels available on the internet, it can get quite confusing when searching for the right paid survey to join. I have joined hundreds of online survey panels. Out of the thousands of paid surveys I have taken, there are less than 50 that actually send surveys frequently.
Most paid survey sites will send you an occassional paid survey offer. Probably less than one paid survey a month. But there are a few that send surveys weekly, or daily. In the following article I will give you a list of the top paid surveys online. These are the most well known and respected companies in the world.
Anyone just starting out with paid surveys should always start with the “Top 20 Paid Survey Panels". These are the best survey panels around. They are all free to join and can easily be found by searching Google or MSN for “top 20 paid survey panels". I recommend joining all 20 panels. That way you can be sure to get paid surveys daily. Most of these surveys will pay you between $2 and $20 and take about fiftenn minutes to complete.
NFO My Survey This company has been around for over forty years. My Survey is the parent company of TNS Global, which is the second largest market research firm in the world. You are paid on points system where you earn points for each survey taken and the points can be redeemed for cash. On average you can make about $10 per survey. They also have a referral program where you earn 150 points ($1.50) for each new member that signs up under you.
Opinion Outpost Opinion Outpost is a fairly new paid survey panel. They usually send about 2 paid surveys a week and pay between $5 and $20 per survey. They also have a great affiliate program where you get $1 for each new member that signs up under you.
Global Test Market This is probably the best paid survey panel online. Global Test Market sends several paid surveys every week. They use a points system where your points can be redeemed for cash. You must make 1,000 points to cash out which is $50. You can easily get this with less than 10 paid surveys. With global Test Market you earn a few points even if you do not qualify for a survey. After qualifying for some surveys you may be invited to participate in higher paying surveys or focus groups. The most I have made for one survey from them is $40. And it was sent by check. Not as part of my points.
Panda Research Panda Research is not exactly a paid survey panel. By joining Panda Research you can get paid by signing up for free stuff and free trial offers from their site. It's a great way to make some extra money fast. You can earn $25 or more for some of the trial offers. Just remember to cancel before the trial runs out.
NPD Online Research This is a great panel! It's a little different from the others. Instead of getting points or cash you are entered into prize drawings for each survey completed. The chances of winning really aren't that bad. There is a set limit of participants for each survey and the winner is given a large sum of money. Well worth the time.
Lightspeed Panel This is another of the great paid survey panels. They are similar to My Survey and Global Test Market. You are given “Lightspeed points" for each survey taken. These points can be redeemed for cash.
Ciao! Surveys This company is available worldwide and gives great incentives to their paid survey panelists. Ciao! sends all types of surveys. Some may be for cash. Others for Sweepstakes and drawings. This is one of the biggest paid survey panels in the world and is ran by Greenfield Online, one ofthe moat well respected market research firms in the world.
These are just a few of the best paid survey panels. There are several more that pay cash to their participants. A few more of the best paid survey panels are: Survey Savvy Survey Spot NOP World (surveys.com) Ipsos I-say ePoll Rewards Permission Research goZing Surveys
Before searching a database of a few hundred paid surveys you should always first join as many of the top 20 as possible. Once you are a member of the top 20 you can then join other panels that send less frequent surveys to add to your profits.
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Top 20 Paid Survey Panels