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.

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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 (3) 13.6
4 Star Reviews (3) 13.6
3 Star Reviews (6) 27.3
2 Star Reviews (0) 0.0
1 Star Reviews (10) 45.5

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Good payouts, BUT

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.

A Winner

July 11, 2022 by Kasey from United States

Update: I did complete one today; however, the last one I received was over a year ago.
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!


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.

lousy site not for members

June 3, 2011 by georgeq from United States

Surveys come far and few between and, unlike other sites, there is no way to see what your survey history is nor what one has earned or has pending for payment to you. Unless you take a note of what ones youre invited to take from them, there is no way to keep track of whether an incentive is or isnt properly paid out. With all the survey sites it is rather imposing that we have to keep track of the ones they send to us and then inquire about them if we dont get the payments