Esearch is one of the first and oldest online survey panels, having come into existence in 1995. Esearch is primary focused on the USA market, and currently has almost 1 million survey panelists. Survey panel members of Esearch receive cash awards for their participation, or sweepstakes entries for cash drawings.
Esearch pays cash honorariums for your participation by PayPal only. Make sure the email you sign up with is the same email you use for your PayPal account in order to redeem your rewards. Most surveys have cash incentives, but a few have draws. The cash incentive/draw information will be noted on the survey invitation so you will know your reward before filling out the survey. Incentives range from $1-$5 or more.
The typical survey on Esearch will take you 10-15 minutes to complete. Panelists usually receive a survey invitation to participate about once a month. These are usually online surveys, but you may be asked to try out a product at home and give your opinion. Although Esearch accepts panelists from around the world, most studies are for the US market, and therefore international panelists will get few survey requests.
Join a Specialty Panel
Esearch offers the following specialty panels:
- Ethnic groups (including African American, Hispanics and Asians)
- Teens and young adults
- Mothers (with specific aged-children)
- IT and business professionals
- Small business owners
- Chronic disease suffers (including those suffering from allergies, asthma, bladder weakness/overactive bladder, diabetes, heart problems, STDs, and stomach problems
- Sports enthusiasts (spectators and participates)
- Pet owners
- Early adopters
Eligibility: United States focused, but accepts members worldwide, 18+.
July 2, 2019 by Christopher from United States
Another good survey company, but surveys are far and few in between. However, this is another company I have been receiving at home producting tests that pay well.
June 29, 2019 by Leisa from United States
Did a 2 month trial for them for a $55 incentive. Was told I would be paid by end of June. Yes, that was yesterday but it was the last business day of June. I’ve sent two emails getting feedback on payment and was promised no later than end of June. The last email said they were waiting for a deposit to clear. They don’t answer the phone. I looked on BBB. No complaints there but it looks like it’s a one woman company. It’s been in business 18 years. It’s the first and last time I’ll do one for them. I was supposed to do a test late last year for a different product but the shipment was lost and they didn’t care to rectify that issue-my lesson has been learned about esearch. I didn’t complain to the BBB but I did leave a review. I’m tired of the research panels between brands and panelists not being able to manage cash flow and thinking screwing over panelists is okay. When I agree to do any job, I’m aware of my responsibilities, when I’m to be paid, how much, etc. I’m sure that when I agreed to set aside my personal products and just use theirs, fill out surveys thoughtfully and take/submit pics, I wasn’t doing it for the fun of it.
June 26, 2019 by Linda from United States
I have been with E-Search for several years. I don't get many surveys, but the ones I do are interesting and not very long. Payments do take a while to receive. If I ever had a problem with a survey I always receive a reply quickly from Janet.
August 22, 2016 by Mark from United States
Don't waste your time with Esearch! They used to be a reliable survey company but they stopped paying people about a year ago! When you contact them about missed payments they'll assure you that the money is on the way but they never actually send the payment!
December 4, 2015 by Jessica from United States
This is my new favorite survey panel. Their payouts are HUGE! Very worthwhile panel. They send out surveys about once a week, or so. I hardly ever disqualify. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars, though, is that their payment processing time is slow. BUT they do pay out on the day they say they will. Also, super helpful support! Best panel ever.