Make Extra Money with Legitimate Survey Companies

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A lot of Sweeties readers like to do surveys to make extra money. There are a lot of legitimate places to sign up that will let you do surveys for extra cash. Some surveys will earn you $1 while others will earn you $20 or more. Some survey companies let you earn points towards products and gift certificates and do not give out cash.

Many times you have to qualify to take a survey and they are based on what you put in your profile. Because you can’t always get into a survey program or get daily surveys to fill out you should sign up with lots of survey companies to make money.

Survey companies provide a way for companies to find out what the general public thinks about their product, company, or service. Your anonymous answers are added together with other answers and given to those companies who use them to create new products, make existing products better, or find out how to market their company better.

Do you use survey companies to make some extra money? What is your experience? Do you have any good companies to suggest?

These survey companies offers DAILY SURVEYS. Sign up each day to qualify:

My Thought Counts is a product of Ampario, a wholly owned subsidiary of OTX Research, a Top 25 Market Research firm and the industry leader in online market research. Through Ampario and its proprietary technologies, OTX is able to improve its reach and quality of perspective to service some of the largest and most well-known companies in the world.

Give Us Your 2 Cents
Your opinion is valuable. Take a survey today and influence the decision makers of top companies. Give us your 2 cents and be entered to win $50,000 cash! Help shape the future of different products and services in our country. Participate in research studies.

SurveySavvy / Luth Research Online
Since its inception in 1999, the SurveySavvy online community has grown to include consumers and business professionals in over 195 countries worldwide who have learned that participating in surveys and referring family and friends pays off!


Opinion Square
When you join OpinionSquare, you’re eligible to earn rewards like points redeemable for valuable prizes like gift cards, electronics, and home appliances – just for sharing your opinion. Simply complete the registration process and watch your e-mail for your first survey invitation to start earning rewards. It’s that easy!

Opinion Outpost
Opinion Outpost member, you will have a unique opportunity to help shape and influence the policies, products and services of the world around you. Opinion Points are redeemable for cash, gift cards, and gift codes. 10 Opinion Points = $1.00. In addition, some surveys may offer other payments, such as a sweepstakes or other prizes

MyView is a global community of expert individuals who express their open, honest, and valid opinions on a wide range of topics. By experts, we mean folks just like you who are knowledgeable or passionate about almost any topic. Gaming.  Business.  Family.  Movies.  TV.  Books.  Technology.  You name it.

NPD Research Panel
As a member of the NPD online research community, you’ll make a difference by completing quick, fun surveys about the products you buy, services you use, stores you shop in, and much more. You can win cash and prizes just for participating. For taking the first step and completing the member profile survey, you will be automatically entered to win $1,000

Synovate Panel
Synovate is a leading global provider of market research information and analysis with over 60 years of experience. Synovate provides its panelists with a voice to be heard by some of the largest companies in the world.

Consumer Village
As a member of Consumer Village, you will have the opportunity to participate in surveys and earn tokens good for gift certificates.

Other Survey Companies

Gimme Surveys
Our survey and our sponsors offers are fun and exciting, and we’re pleased to be able to make this offer available to eligible US consumers over the age of 18

Survey Head
You will get $5.00 CASH in your Surveyhead account just for signing up. Your opinions will help companies enhance products and services as well as create new innovations.

Global Test Market
GlobalTestMarket is a unique online community where consumers from around the world participate in online paid surveys

Mindfield Online Panel
MindField Online is owned and operated by McMillion Research, LLC, a leading data collection firm in the United States. McMillion Research has been in business almost 30 years and is recognized as leaders in providing quality data collection to its worldwide clientele.

Global Survey Group
Taking surveys is fun! And getting rewarded for it makes it even more fun

MySurvey Panel
The Consumer Panel is a group of consumers from all over the United States who influence future products and services by volunteering to participate in consumer research. Consumer research is discovering what people like you want and need by asking for opinions about products and services through surveys and product testing.

Dollar Surveys
Take a quick survey and earn $1.00 via PayPal!  Take multiple surveys everyday

Ipsos I-Say Panel
Ipsos I-Say is a panel of Americans from all over the country who participate in surveys. Ipsos i-Say is managed by Ipsos-Insight, a division of IPSOS CORPORATION. Ipsos-Insight is part of the international market research company called Ipsos, one of the ten largest research firms in the world. Our clients want to know what you think about their products and services and how they can make them better. They also want to know your ideas on current events and social issues.

MindsPay Panel

  • Review Products and complete paid surveys
  • Make a difference by sharing your opinions on products/services.
  • Get paid by Paypal twice a month

Nielsen Digital Voice
Nielsen family members have been influential in determining the popularity of television programs for over 50 years. Here is your opportunity to participate in Nielsen’s online panel for the Internet.

ECN Research is an online marketing media company that allows consumer to voice their opinions and enter into a variety of market research and product sampling programs

Mobile Xpressions
MobileXpression is a new market research panel designed to understand the trends and behaviors of people using the mobile Internet. Are the most popular sites on the Internet also the most popular sites on the mobile Internet? Where are people surfing to and what mobile applications are they using? These are the kinds of questions MobileXpression can answer.

National Consumer Panel
The National Consumer Panel focuses on measuring consumer attitudes and behavior. The panel is made up of people just like you, whose opinions help manufacturers and retailers make decisions on what products to develop or improve.

SuperPoints Network
Earn name brand gift cards by taking simple surveys at SuperPoints. Featured on Good Morning America!

Valued Opinion
Receive up to $5 for each survey you complete, and up to $50 for completed specialist surveys. Valued Opinions adheres to strict guidelines as defined by the world’s leading market research associations. Employees of Research Now (owner of the Valued Opinions panel)  hold memberships to industry governing bodies such as ESOMAR, MRA, MRS, AMA and BBB.

Inbox Dollars
As featured on the Good Morning America TV Show! Be rewarded for your online activity with InboxDollars! InboxDollars will pay members to read e-mail, take surveys, play games, shop online, and more! Join over a MILLION Americans just like you who are earning cash from reading emails and taking part in advertiser trials. As a special bonus, anyone that joins NOW will receive a quick $5 in their account just by filling out their user profile, so signup right now for FREE.

American Consumer Opinion Panel
a worldwide network of people who get paid for sharing their opinions and ideas by answering online surveys. Win money in monthly drawings just for being a member. Win money in drawings when you fill out a screener (a short questionnaire). Get paid each time you complete a survey (a longer questionnaire).

E-Rewards Opinion Panel
The website says that this panel is by invitation only. Anyone know how to get invited?

e-Miles® Members can earn miles in minutes a day — simply for time spent viewing and responding to marketing messages that are relevant to them. Miles can be earned with your choice of major U.S. and international airlines or sponsors, including our sponsors Delta Air Lines®, Continental Airlines®, US Airways®, AirTran Airways®, Frontier Airlines® or Hilton HHonors®.

SurveySpot works with marketing research companies all over the world, helping them find out what consumers think about products, ideas, and issues of the day. This is your opportunity to convey your views!

Inbox Dollars

Survey Companies To Stay Away From:

Panda Research
You get lots of spam and telemarketers start calling you. This information is from readers who have used Panda Research.

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  1. I tried the Panda one and was immediately flooded with spam and I stsrted getting phone calls from telemarketers. So anyone who does not want to deal with that, I would not recommend them AT ALL!

  2. i like opinion outpost – sometimes its hard to qualify but they pay well and fast.

  3. I agree with the above post about Panda, they were horrible with spam. Plus, I do not think they are good with actually paying out without hassle; I didn’t stick with them (the tons of spam bugged me), but my sister did, but never got paid.

    • Thanks. That’s good to know about Panda. I will remove them from my list. If you have any other inside information about some of the survey companies I posted let me know and also send me your favorites and I will add it. I want to keep this up as a running list so readers will have a good legitimate list of survey companies to use.

  4. I have used they are pretty good, sometimes pay outs take a little time to process (about 4 weeks) but otherwise no spam, interesting surveys most times……pretty good deal.

  5. notsoluckygrl7 says:

    I am so happy that other people complained about Panda. I signed up this morning and unsubscribed this morning. Not sure if that will do anything. I have been a member of a few survey sites like opinion outpost, ipsos for about a year. I decided that I wanted to take on another survey. I am now getting spam mail. They already tried to call me twice. I always sign up with my cell phone. I am so angry. Thanks again for other people complaining. It’s great we can stop this before somebody else gets spam mail and phone calls.

    • That’s just awful. I put them on the BAD list. Let me know everyone if there are other companies I should put on that list.

  6. Pinecone Research is fantastic. They pay you $3 per survey you complete, they have a monthly drawing for $500 and you have the possibility of being sent products from the companies you do the surveys for. The problem with Pinecone is that you can’t sign up until they have an open sign up day and then you have to know someone that is already a member and have them invite you to join.

    • Whenever you find out about Pinecone openings let me know and I will post it that day.

      • Hi Sweetie, Annika’s website has very good info on survey sites and it’s free. All she asks is to be given credit for her hard work. She lists the black lists of survey sites and Panda is on it. She gives you the banner on Pine Cone Surveys and sometimes the banner is listed on free sites like Mom and Dad’s. Also, Survey Police has a wealth of info on the survey sites. I have gotten kinda of use to the sites and make around 30 dollars and up to 100 a month. Some survey co’s are very good for certain demographics, like the one that tests spices Mccormicks or one that tests toys with new Moms and the kids. Hope this info helps. I am still learning about the sweeps and hoping I’ll win some things I need. I actually have won contests with the survey’s and got the notice of it with emails thought it was a joke and wasn’t.

      • Hi Sweetie you wanted to know when they are looking for people to do their survey’s? I enjoy doing them right now they are looking for women to do survey’s right now. Good luck to all! (9/11/2010)

  7. I might email you a list of surveys. I agree that pinecone research is good. I think the only way to sign up is through a banner. I googled it and tried to find a banner. Opinion outpost like I mentioned before is also a good site. I actually won one of their $750 drawing last year. I like Ipsos too. After taking their survey, you get a certain amount of points for completing the survey and they ask if you would like to take a poll. Depending on how close you are to the correct percentage, is how they determine how many points you get to spend on the prizes for that month. You can then spend your points on 4 different prizes that they have for that month. The prizes are awarded as an American Express card.

  8. I like e-poll, although I can’t remember if it was by invite or just sign up. You can get money in your paypal account or gift cards, there’s plenty of things to choose from. I’ve been a member with them for years, e rewards is my second favorite, I get all my magazine subscriptions threw them.

  9. mariessa says:

    I use e-poll and Harris poll. Both of these use points to add up for rewards. Epoll lets you choose gift cards from certain retailers, or donate to charities. They can send you the gift card code by email. Sometimes you are entered into prize drawings (usually cash). They send these surveys to you around a couple of times a month.

    Harris poll also lets you get gift cards but also has different items you can use your points on that they will ship to you. Things like appliances, books, music players. I used my points on a flash drive once. It arrived quickly with no problem. You are also entered to win 10,000 with each completed survey.

    Both sites tell you how long the surveys will take, and a lot of them are pretty quick. The points don’t expire as far as I can tell. I think you can just go to the websites to sign up, although I think I was referred to E-poll through harris poll.

    Otherwise, always research survey sites online before you sign up… just type in the name and “scam” and search through some sites. Always look through more than one site because some scam sites will pay bloggers to write good reviews. There are some sites dedicated to letting you know what online services are reputable. Usually a little research will let you know quickly if the site is a scam.

    good luck!

  10. I’ve made the most money on Valued Opinions (almost $20 in one month) and Opinion Outpost.

  11. What about Surveys4Checks? Has anyone ever heard of them?

  12. I do surveys alot and have gotten great payments, merchandise, amazon cards and product testing. The ones below have all paid me:

    Lightspeed Panel
    Opinion Outpost
    Survey Spot
    Zoom (points for prizes)
    Valued Opinion
    Dollar Survey (dollar surveys you can do anytime)
    Daily Survey Panel
    Rewarded Opinion
    Clear voice
    Survey Savvy
    HCD Surveys
    Data Intelligence
    You data
    Buzzback Research
    and more….

    Let me know if you need any info on any of them.

    • MICHAEL MELL says:


  13. I’ve created an Opinion Outpost account and filled out all of their Profiles. I’ve attempted to fill out every single one of their surveys, about 15 so far, and I was not qualified for any of them. I am shocked that I didn’t qualify for them considering my age, and shopping habits.

    What a waste of time! It takes about 3-7 minutes for each survey to tell you that you don’t qualify.

    • Ive had the same experience with those survey companies, if you think back they actually already have received there information. then they tell you you don’t qualify just so they don’t have to reward you. its happened with most all of them. think about it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. So is the download for Nielson Digital Voice safe?

  15. You can find the Pinecone Research on mysurveys123 right now i believe, he also has lists of other ones too.

  16. I was invited to E-Rewards through My mother was invited through them as well and another company…I forgot who it was though. But I assume who ever their partners are, if ur signed up on their websites, eventually they’ll send u an invite. I been with E-rewards for 2 years I think and so far I earned enough points for a $25 gamestop giftcard and bout to get my second one and I also earned a $25 Macy’s gift card.

  17. I have read a lot of comments about surveys and one of them that is missing is
    N.P.D. I am having a mind block and can not remember what the letters stand for
    so if some one can give us a clue.
    Good luck on all who do surveys let me know when some one wins a biggie (1,000,000,000)

  18. Try web perspectives. I originally signed up with a bunch of different companies and this is the only one I’ve stayed with. They send me multiple surveys every day. You can redeem your points when you get to 1000. That gets you 10$ on a chapters card, paypal, and a couple of other things. I always redeem for 50 airmiles because I buy movie passes and stuff with them. It takes about 5 surveys on average to get 1000 points, but sometimes 3 or 4. At stores you get 1 airmile for 20$, so 5 surveys gets me as many airmiles as I would get for spending 1000$. Pretty good. Not sure if airmiles are in the states, but you can redeem for the other stuff.

  19. I like Opinion Outpost, IPSOS i-Say, and Synovate Global Opinion Panel. Synovate has sent me several products to test. That’s fun!

  20. Surveytaker says:

    Is the download for Nielson Digital Voice safe? I already downloaded it and it seems to be, but now i’m a little concerned from certain blogs. Help.

  21. I use I have gotten $80 in the last couple of months. You take surveys, polls, and give opinions to add up your points. Once you get 60,000 points (which really doesn’t take that long because most surveys are more than 1,000 a piece) you can trade them in for a $20 check. The only emails I get are for surveys…no spam.

  22. Im curious about Shadow shoppers. Does anyone have any information on them.

  23. I have to second E-Rewards. I used to be a member of Utalkback(Also a good one) but for some reason they are shutting down and I was set to Erewards as an alternative. I am merely taking the word of UTB since from there I have gotten 2 gamestop gift cards and sadly I didn’t answer many emails when I forgot to check but I got MANY surveys from them and even if I didn’t qualify I got points. You are also given the option of how many are sent to you per week.

  24. Does anyone know anything about Synovate Global Opinion Panels?


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