Esearch Reviews and Features

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P.O. Box 4356, Palos Verdes Peninsula, California  90274 US
Tel: 310-265-4608   Contact: [email protected]
Operated by:, Inc.


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Get paid for your survey completion after the study closes. No minimum account balances.

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.

Earn Cash!

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.

Survey Details

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+.

Esearch Reviews (22)

5 Star Reviews (4) 18.2
4 Star Reviews (4) 18.2
3 Star Reviews (5) 22.7
2 Star Reviews (0) 0.0
1 Star Reviews (9) 40.9

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does not pay

September 9, 2015 by angie from United States

Sent numerous emails 3 months after survey. Run around and no payment.

Still Around?

May 3, 2015 by Jenna from United Kingdom

I joined this site in 2012 and I think to date I've had 3 survey invitations, 2 of which I completed and was credited for. I actually forgot they existed it's been so long since I've had anything!

Of what I know, they're fairly ok - you sign up with them and when there is a survey that your profile matches, they email it to you. You click through and if you qualify your payment is sent to your PayPal address automatically, albeit a few weeks later. And that's it! No points collection, no minimum cash out, no unnecessary time spent picking what reward you actually want - one of the easiest sites, although the fact I forgot about them speaks volumes about how frequent their invites are...

I would say register on the off-chance you may get more - they do pay in $ though, so whilst it may brag a $5 payout for half an hour of your day, in reality it's only a couple of quid and will take a while to receive


April 12, 2014 by Kevin from United States

You have to find survey invites on Facebook these days and there are not a lot of them. They do pay but you never know if your answers were accepted or not until you get paid and that takes 2 months or more. You have to be very patient if you join this panel.

Plan on begging / demanding to get paid

March 20, 2013 by Rita from United States

The same person (the owner?) has answered emails in which I alternately begged and demanded to be paid my lousy $2. She has made utterly worthless statements, such as "Those [PayPal payments] will go out at the end of the day," "Those will go out at the end of this week," etc. And the payment date specified in each survey invitation was several months later than the survey to begin with.

In May, I'll have one more scheduled payment that I'll probably have to beg for or demand repeatedly. In the meantime, I won't be taking any surveys of theirs for which I receive invitations, and as soon as I get paid, I'll quit.

No payment!

January 6, 2013 by Beverley from United States

I've waited for 3 months for a $3 Paypal payment. I have contacted the company, they replied with an apology and promise of payment a month ago. I am not holding my breath that I will ever receive that payment, and I don't intend to do any more of their surveys.