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+.
October 7, 2021 by Barbara from United States
I have been with Esearch for several years. They do have some really good paying surveys (in the $50-$120) range, IF you qualify. That can be a stickler, but I can live with that. What's very irritating is that they always pay past the promised date. I mean by weeks, not days. This seems to be SOP for them and I don't understand at all why they promise payment in a certain month when they send you the survey invite, but then don't come through for 2-3 weeks after, on average. If it's going to take that long, SAY SO when you send out the invite. Apparently the standard reason is "we're waiting for funds from our client". Ok, if you have a pokey client, that's unfortunate but that's not your members' fault, again, make it CLEAR to your members how long payouts will take.
December 22, 2020 by Kasey from United States
I've been with them since 2013 & liked them (no problems; honest; pays when promised...etc.), although they don't send out a whole lot of invitations, they're consistent. But, I gotta say: this year, I just received $250.00 to try a razor at home; and, $30.00 to try a feminine product at home. I can't remember (if at all) when I got paid this much money (per survey). Thank you Esearch!
December 19, 2020 by moxie from United States
Excellent site and has only improved in the last few years. Not going to receive many offers but they all do pay well if you qualify. Legit and honest with their expectations and let you know up front when you can expect your incentive. Very impress with their professionalism and their home test products. If there is just one to sign up for it's this one.
October 19, 2020 by Patricia from United States
This makes twice that I filled out a survey for esearch with thoughtfully written answers and enough information to be obvious that I was selected as the demographic and was nearing the end of the survey. I was kicked out for not being the right demo even though I was answering question specific to the survey topic. They're getting survey information and then dropping the survey taker before the end so as not to pay.
September 26, 2020 by Suzanne from United States
You don’t get as many surveys as some panels, but they are quality and consistently pay. I definitely recommend!
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