The Top 7 Surveys That Actually Pay

David Gilmore
6 min readSep 6, 2022


Paid Surveys

Have you been looking for the highest-paying online survey sites? If the answer is yes, then this article is for you. These results are from testing hundreds of different sites. These are the top seven highest-paying survey sites. This is based on first-hand experience from having tested a lot of different sites and taking a lot of paid surveys.

Exactly which site has both the highest-paying surveys and the best experience will vary depending on the country in which you live and other demographic factors. Sites will pay for the demographic that they want to test. If you fit the bill then you will be eligible for that survey. Again, one site might pay very well for participants in one country but not so well for participants in another. So even though this one pays more overall, another option might be better for you. Number seven on the list may be the best option for you, or maybe number one … You get the idea. Also, even though the site is on this list, you may still not have a great experience depending on the factors listed above.

You need to find as many survey sites that both actually pay and are looking for your demographic as you can. That said, there are scam sites that entice you to participate so that they can make money from CPA offers and the like. They will waste your time. Stick to the ones that actually pay. In addition to the ones listed here, the MAT1 Side Hustles guide lists about 12 more. The legitimate sites can be a way to make some part-time income, a bit of extra cash on the side. You get this cash just by sharing your opinion. Also. if you join several sites, you may have a higher chance of getting access to some high-paying surveys.

7. User Interviews

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User Interviews has both surveys and research studies. It’s very different than most of the other options. They do real interviews, so you have to be available at the scheduled time. You will need a webcam and microphone. Just the standard stuff readily available on smartphones, many laptops, and desktops. They pay well. For example, there recently was a survey that paid two hundred dollars and took 45 minutes, another for fifty dollars and it took one hour, and yet another for forty dollars that took 30 minutes to complete. You will have to qualify for the ones that you are interested in. They are very specific about the people that they are looking for, but if you do qualify, then you can find some really high-paying surveys on this site.

6. SurveyTime

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The next site on the list is SurveyTime. With this site you get one dollar per survey no matter the length of the survey. The average survey time is between 1 and 15 minutes. You get paid as soon as you have completed the survey, no matter the country you live in. It is one of the fastest paying sites because you do get your earnings immediately. That said, some people love this site but some people hate it. Some reviewers have stated that they never got paid. It is suggested that, if you are interested in this site, take a survey. If the experience measures up then continue to use if but if not, then move on to another option.

5. Opinion Pioneer

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Opinion Pioneer is one of the newer survey sites. It’s very user-friendly in my opinion. It pays decently for the surveys that you take. You actually can see your chances of qualifying before you even start a survey. If you end up not qualifying, you will also get a small reward for that as well. It is one of the highest paying service sites that you can join and it’s available to participants in most countries. That said, if you live in an English speaking country, one of the European countries, or a UAE country then you are likely to find an Opinion Pioneer survey for which you will qualify. Once you have earned at least $10, you can get paid via Paypal. Other payment options may be available in the near future.

4. PrizeRebel

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PrizeRebel is the favorite paid survey site of many people. It pays quite decently compared to many other sites of this type, and you can also earn in other ways. For example, get paid for reading articles, or responding to other types of offers. The more active you are, the more benefits you will get. There are even bonuses to further incentivize your activity on the site. You can get paid using PayPal, or you can choose between many different gift cards. The payout threshold is only five dollars. That is very easy to reach on the PrizeRebel site. You can join PrizeRebel from most all countries. But, as it is with most of these sites, the number of opportunities you will find will vary from country to Country.

3. PaidViewpoint

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PaidViewpoint is a unique survey site because it only offers you the surveys for which you qualify. When you are offered a survey , you know you will qualify for it. There’s no, time sucking, qualification process. There’s no disqualification. This is one of the only sites I have seen where that is the case. You can join from, more or less, all countries, but it’s only really worth it if you live in one of the English-speaking countries. People from other countries will just not get enough surveys to ever be able to reach the payout threshold. You need to earn $15 to be able to cash out. You can get paid via PayPal.

2. Branded Surveys

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Branded Surveys’ initial surveys don’t pay as well as some of the others. When you first join, the surveys don’t pay well but they make up for this over time. what they have is a membership level system. The more active you are, the higher your membership level. You get a higher percentage bonus for each survey commensurate with your membership level. The more surveys you take the higher paying the surveys become. You can only join from the US, UK, and Canada. If you live in one of these countries then, it’s a good way to earn some extra money just by sharing your opinion. The payout threshold is five dollars. It is paid into your bank account. You can also get paid via PayPal or you can choose between a lot of different gift cards.

1. FreeCash

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FreeCash is one of the newer paid survey sites. You can earn just by taking paid surveys but the site offers many other ways to earn as well. It pays quite well for both the surveys and the other paid activities offered on the site. It has some great leader board contests. If you are active on the site then, you can get some great extra rewards. It has a very low pay threshold. If you don’t mind getting paid in crypto then, you only need ten cents to be able to take your earnings out. You can also get paid via Paypal once you earn at least five dollars. Alternatively you can choose between a lot of different gift cards. The opportunities that are available depend on the country that you are living in. Some countries don’t get a lot of surveys.

Closing Thoughts

These are some of the higher paying survey sites. To find more direct links to sites like these and more direct links to other companies immediately hiring people for online opportunities check out The Online Sidehustle Guide.



David Gilmore

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