Many people have caught onto the growing trend of ways to earn extra cash by working for paid survey sites in their spare time, and some even consider it part-time work. These survey opportunities are a quick and easy way to earn extra money.
Nobody likes to wait to receive their hard-earned money, especially when they have taken the time to fill out online surveys. With a variety of ways to get paid, whether by cash rewards, or gift cards, who doesn’t want to receive their earnings and rewards right away? Finding paid survey sites that pay instantly is a stress-free way to earn cash.
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With some online focus groups and survey sites, you can earn points very quickly once you’ve taken enough paid surveys to be eligible to request a payment or gift. We consider online surveys that pay cash or issue rewards ‘instantly’ to send you money (or a gift card) within 24-48 hours after your request. Although some legitimate survey sites may issue an instant payout through electronic gift cards or a PayPal payment a few minutes after you click the redemption button to redeem your points, because times can fluctuate due to it being the weekend, a Holiday, etc., we consider “instantly” to mean within a one to two day period.
Instant paying survey sites
Below is a list of surveys that pay cash instantly or issue a gift card instantly after requesting a cashout. Again, actual rewards, gift cards, and money processing times may fluctuate. Still, the legit survey panels below are generally exceptionally good at paying quickly and are considered some of the highest paying sites out there.
|Branded Surveys – With just 500 points ($5) in your account, you’ll qualify for a payout in the form of a gift card, bank transfer or PayPal payment.
Bonus: Get 100 points ($1.00) after joining and completing the profiling survey.
|Pinecone Research – No minimum account balance needed with this paying survey site, though you can “bank” rewards if you wish. Earn rewards as soon as you finish completing a survey.
Feature: Earn $3 per survey completion.
|Freecash – Offers more than just paid surveys and makes lightning-fast payments awarded in just 5-10 minutes! Gift cards, crypto and PayPal payments available.
Feature: Get paid in bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum or even Dodgecoin if you so choose.
|PrizeRebel – While more than just a ‘survey site’ PrizeRebel offers instant payments and electronic gift cards to Gold members. Processing times for other users is still typically within 24 hours.
Feature: Earn free points from codes posted on social media.
|Panel Champ – Receive a PayPal payment or Amazon e-gift code with just $12.50 in your account.
Feature: High paying music surveys.
|Survey Junkie – Take surveys and request a $5 PayPal payment, received instantly after request.
Feature: Get 50 free points for joining.
|Opinion Outpost – Get your reward via a PayPal payment, Amazon gift card, or iTunes e-gift code when you have $10 in your account.|
|PaidViewpoint – Get cash paid by PayPal, or receive an Amazon or Walmart e-card when your account reaches $15 (or $5 for members in good standing).|
|Quick Thoughts – with this mobile app, request an Amazon gift code or an iTunes gift code once your account reaches $10 (or £10 in the UK).|
|MySoapBox – Qualify for a wide selection of e-gift cards when your account balance reaches just $2.|
|SuperPay.me – Get a PayPal payment within 24 hours of request. Just $1.00 is needed in your account to get paid.|
|Rewarding Ways – With just $1.00 in earnings in your account, you can receive a PayPal cash payment within 24 hours of request. Bitcoin also available.||Offernation – Get paid by PayPal payment within 24 hours. $0.25 joining bonus and $1.00 minimum cashout.|
|SurveyTime – With SurveyTime, after completing the profiling survey, every survey you subsequently complete will automatically pay $1.00 USD to your PayPal account or will award an e-gift card.|
|Forthright – No minimums to start making money. Once you complete a survey, you qualify to receive your payment or e-gift card.|
|Consumer Village – Earn $5 worth of points and redeem them an Amazon gift voucher.|
|Mindswarms – Receive $50 via PayPal for every study that you successfully complete.|
|Darwin’s Data – No minimums; once you successfully complete a survey, receive an Amazon e-code.|
Why some survey sites take forever to pay
While some survey sites pay lightning-fast, other paid surveys sites require a few days or even a few weeks to validate responses and issue rewards to their members. These delays are dependent on the verification system the panel has in place. A market research company might be using an old set up that requires a person to manually check that surveys have been completed, they might need to wait on payment from clients, or they may use a third-party rewards processor who can cause a delay.
It doesn’t mean that these panels are illegitimate. In fact, many of these panels that take longer to pay their members offer greater user experiences (like PointClub), but the set-up they have in place unfortunately, doesn’t facilitate ‘instant’ payments.
Fastest paying survey sites
The survey sites listed in the table above are the ones on SurveyPolice that are considered ‘fastest paying.’ Read the descriptions above to see which sites align most with what you’re looking for in a survey website. Some survey panels pay by cash, some by gift cards, and some offer a prize or other bonuses. Depending on what you’re looking for rewards-wise, one panel may appeal more to you than another.
All of the sites above offer surveys that pay daily. And if you’re specifically seeking websites that offer new surveys every day, check out our blog post regarding participating in daily surveys.
Earning instant cash online in the UK
If you live across the pond and are looking to earn instant cash online UK, you’ll be fully eligible to join most of the sites listed above. This includes:
- Branded Surveys – $1.00 USD joining bonus
- Pinecone Research – £3 per survey completion
- PrizeRebel – multiple ways of earning
- Panel Champ – high paying music surveys
- Opinion Outpost – frequent paid surveys
- PaidViewpoint – very reputable site
- SuperPay.me – low $1.00 USD cash out; almost instant payments
- Rewarding Ways – $0.20 USD joining bonus
The only survey sites that are not currently available to people living in the UK and that are listed above are: SurveyJunkie, MySoapBox, OpinionSquare, Forthright, Consumer Village, and Darwin’s Data.
Ensure you don’t cause a payment delay yourself
If you are requesting a PayPal payment from a survey site, to avoid payment delays, ensure that your PayPal account is verified. You can easily do this on PayPal’s website with the use of a credit card, debit card, or bank account (don’t worry, it won’t actually cost you any money to do this!). Verifying your PayPal account is essentially like verifying your identity. Although not all survey sites require that your PayPal account be verified, many do, so to avoid any potential unforeseen delays and verify it before cashing out your rewards, so you don’t have to worry when you do.
Also, be sure to sign up for survey panels using a PayPal address that links to your PayPal account! Some panels have issues with awarding payments to e-mail addresses that are different from the one associated with a member’s account.
Read full reviews for survey sites
If you’re unsure about the survey sites above and want to find out what others have to say about them, take a look at our survey panel rankings. These rankings are 100% determined by users and are based on more than 23,000 user reviews. If you want to begin to earn that extra money quickly, sign up for a few of these recommended paying survey sites.
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WATCH OUT FOR SURVEY JUNKIE AS OF 8/28/2021.
They have instituted a new time-based measurement system that rejects nearly 90 percent of all completed surveys. This way, they can profit from completed surveys without having to pay survey takers. It’s become a total ripoff!
******AVOID SURVEY JUNKIE AT ALL COSTS.
Sorry to hear about your experience with Survey Junkie. You may wish to check out Pinecone Research, YouGov and Paidviewpoint, as they do not disqualify their users from surveys.
3 great sites that I am a member of, with Paid viewpoint being my favorite due to the nature of the interesting surveys and fast payout. If I cash out on Tuesday, I will be paid on Wednesday at the latest. They also have an easy to reach customer service, that actually replies to your needs quite quickly, like the next day at the latest. They reward you with higher paying surveys for your honesty by giving you a trait score. This allows for better paying and more interesting surveys. I just love Paid viewpoint and cash out about every 6 weeks.
Wow, thank you for your sharing your experience with PaidViewpoint, Debby! We’re really happy to hear that you are able to cash out so often and love taking surveys on the site.
Thank you for the info!
I noticed your top survey site listed on here is branded surveys. At one time this may had been a top survey site but in June of 2021 it seems to have declined and is no longer so trustworthy. I have been a recent member of this site for about 3 weeks. I found the overall site is easy to use to earn points if you have weeks to spend trying to qualify for surveys. My experience here landed me a survey ratio of one approval about once every 8 to 10 surveys. Most of them had been disqualified right before the end. Anyone doing a lot of surveys knows this is not normal. It took me the better part of 2 1/2 weeks to earn the mandatory 500 points to cash out. Several times during this time I noticed a decline in my earned points but finally earned enough to cash out after many hours of trying. I was prompted to cash out by their system and to my surprise it was declined. I went to check on why and seen they had deleted points for 2 surveys they said quality of answers were not satisfactory.(almost 80 points). So I landed a good survey to raise my points again. I went to redeem my points for a second time to find the next day it was rejected again, this time no reason listed. To make a long story short I had many issues during my time spent here and do not recommend anyone wasting their time on this site. There are many others to use that do pay you.
Thank you for your comments and sorry to hear about your experience with Branded Surveys. Your demographic data can definitely impact disqualification rates, as can client demand. You can find some tips on how to qualify for more surveys on our blog.
If you can’t stand getting disqualified from surveys whatsoever, you may wish to check out Paidviewpoint and YouGov, as these sites don’t ever disqualify their users from completing surveys. Pinecone Research also has extremely low ‘DQ’ rates, as they’re sometimes referred to.
You mention that you’ve been more successful with other survey sites. Can you share the names of those sites?
I loved Branded also and never had an issue… until now. I’ve needed 16 points for the last two days and it says I don’t have any surveys available. I can’t even work towards my weekly and monthly bonus. I was shocked to have this happen. I reached out and still waiting to hear back but I should get 5 points a day with the daily poll so I will wait til then!
If survey sites deceive people, shut down business without clearing payment to survey participants, where to go for recovering dues. Whom to complaint against the offending survey sites?
It’s quite rare for credible survey sites to disappear out of the blue from one day to the next.
The best thing you can do to protect yourself is to first ensure that you’re only taking surveys with credible survey sites (see: https://www.surveypolice.com/rankings for the top rated sites in your country), and to cash out regularly (try not to keep a large balance in your account, just in case something does happen).
If a site really has disappeared out of nowhere, you can try contacting the parent company that operates the website. If you’re not sure who the parent company is, unfortunately, it will be difficult to collect your rewards. Again, this type of situation is exceedingly rare with legitimate sites. If a survey site is planning on closing, they typically give their members many months notice in advance and give them the opportunity to cash out their rewards before officially closing.
Me podrías decir que tan confiable es la pagina queopinas.com y también podrías recomendarme un sitio para México, te lo agradecería infinitamente
Translated into English:
Could you tell me how reliable the page queopinas.com is and you could also recommend a site for Mexico, I would appreciate it infinitely.
If a survey site you are considering joining is not listed on SurveyPolice, we don’t recommend signing up.
You can find a full list of survey sites for Mexico here, but here are a few sites worth checking out:
Hey would u mind suggesting a survey site that works in Egypt?
Try checking out TGM Panel. They offer paid surveys, focus groups and more and are available in over 80 different countries, including Egypt.
Hi surveypolice, please suggest a site for me in Nigeria.
Here is where you can find survey sites for Nigerians.
Are all these sites available in the Philippines?
Unfortunately, not all of the sites listed above are available in the Philippines. The following however, are open to Filipinos:
Please suggest a survey site that allows people in africa
You can find paid surveys for Africans listed on our website here: https://www.surveypolice.com/rankings
You may specifically want to check out TGM Panel, PaidViewpoint and MOBROG.
Please suggest survey site Bangladesh.
Hi Amranul, you can find online survey sites for Bangladesh here: https://www.surveypolice.com/countries/bangladesh
please suggest Survey sites for Indian users
You can find survey sites for people in India here: https://www.surveypolice.com/countries/india
If you are looking for surveys as a person of Indian decent, you can simply join any survey panel that appeals to you; although some panels might impose demographic joining restrictions from time to time, most welcome people of any heritage to join their communities. You can find the top rated survey panels for your country here: https://www.surveypolice.com/rankings
GlobalTestMarket should be on this list. It takes a while to earn the 1000 or so points necessary for a reward, but at 1000 points you can choose $45 Amazon gift card, or a GameStop giftcard of similar value. GTM has always paid me, though it takes a week or two from the time of redemption.
I’ve been taking surveys for over 2 years now with many companies. My all-time-favorite is Tellwut for their variety of survey opportunities and fast payout. I lost patience with Toluna and several others due to long payout time and lengthy surveys that were often repetitive. I really enjoyed two mock juror surveys I took and look forward to more of those.
ipoll emailed me last month saying they are going to close the “Australian ipoll survey site” and continue with the USA ipoll. In the email it said to cash in my points before closing. I emailed them saying I do want to cash it all in for Paypal. Then they sent me another email this will take between 7 – 14 days. Last email was 27th April 2016. I emailed back saying I didn’t receive payment. I have not received an email back. What do I do next please.
iPoll was taken over by SSI and in the process, they did discontinue iPoll in certain countries, including Australia.
Please get in touch with SSI directly so that you can collect your rewards: [email protected]
I will agree with you that almost all of the survey sites you have featured here will surely pay immediately or as soon as the threshold redemption has been reached… however this is not the normal situations in some countries, including mine, the Philippines wherein the availability of surveys given are almost zero or none at all so to speak.. I have joined such sites that promised fast payout however it will take you forever to enjoy such a prized privilege. Just like what you said, Patience is the dominant factor here…
Unfortunately you’re right in that there are not many survey sites available for the Philippines. As globalization continues, hopefully more and more survey opportunities will become available to you.
Meanwhile, have you seen our list of survey sites available to the Philippines? It may help.
MyView shouldn’t be on this list, unless their policies have changed. I belonged to them for a few years, and at first I got my gift cards within a couple of weeks. Eventually, it became 2-3 MONTHS and I had to keep asking. I want to give a shout out to Tellwut. It only takes 2-3 weeks to earn enough for a $10 gift card, and they send the link within a couple of days! Very impressed with them.
Tellwut bans without warning for invalid reasons, just FYI. Seems really common after so much (a hundred or so) is earned.
Thanks for your comments. You might wish to reach out to Tellwut directly with your concerns, or leave a review on Tellwut’s listing on SurveyPolice. They publicly respond to most comments posted on SurveyPolice and as far as we’re aware, banning accounts is not something Tellwut commonly does.
MyView no longer exists. They are now OneOpinion. They pay out in 3-4 days. Probably my best site.