Online Survey Referral Programs

Last updated on September 28, 2022

Online Survey Referral Programs

Have some friends or family you’d like to recruit to take online surveys but want to earn rewards for your efforts? Some survey sites offer a refer-a-friend program, where, by becoming a member of the panel and referring friends or family members using a special link located in your account, you can earn cash or point credits.

How Survey Referral Programs Work

Become a member of the survey panels listed below and after logging into your account, look for a “refer-a-friend” link. Here, you will be provided with a unique url will track referrals that come through your link. This link is unique to you, so other users who refer friends will have a link that is different from yours.

Not all panels offer survey affiliate programs, but the table below shows sites that do. If you’re interested in recruiting friends, be sure to sign up with sites that offer these programs before becoming a member yourself.

How to Refer a Friend

Once you have your own unique link, post it on your website or blog, inviting people to join through you. Don’t have a website? Share it with friends in a text message, or on your social media accounts. You may especially have luck on Facebook or Twitter, unlike Instagram, where you can’t post links directly. In some cases, you may even be able to e-mail your friends directly through your survey site account, inviting them to join the panel.

The Best Survey Referral Programs

The survey programs that have the best survey affiliate programs will vary, depending on where you’re located; most sites limit membership to certain regions, so if you’re located in the UK, you may have more success referring friends to a UK-specific survey panel, rather than ones that are more US-based. Take a look at the table below to find referral programs that suit you.

All the survey panels listed below are free to join, and are fully listed on SurveyPolice (simply click on their name to view their full listing).

Panel NameEligibilityRewardsProgram DetailsSign up
Branded SurveysUSA, Canada, UKEarn either cash paid via PayPal/Dwolla, or gift cards to various retailers, for taking surveys. $10 minimum account balance to redeem rewards.50 points per referral who takes at least one survey plus 15% of all your referral's survey earnings and offers taken.
JOIN
Canview ConnectCanadaEarn cash paid by cheque. 1000 points ($10) needed to cash out.500 points per referral once they attempt 3 surveys or complete at least 1.
JOIN
Ipsos i-SayWorldwideTake surveys for cash paid by Paypal as well as for a variety of gift cards.Refer friends for an entry into the $5,000 sweepstakes. Occasionally special referral promotions are also offered.
JOIN
LEO SurveysUSA, CanadaGet cash for taking surveys. $20 minimum cashout.$1 for every referral who completes a survey.
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LiveTribeAustralia, NZTake surveys for PayPal payments and gift vouchers.Get 1000 points when your referrals complete 3 surveys.
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Loop SurveysUSA, CanadaGet prepaid Visa cards for taking surveys. $25 minimum cashout.$1 per referral who completes a survey.
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Maru Voice CanadaCanadaEarn PayPal cash, prepaid Visa cards, Amazon gift cards, Google play credits and more for taking surveys that matter to Canadians.200 points per referral who registers and takes at least two surveys within the first month of membership.
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MyiyoWorldwideGet cash paid by PayPal for taking surveys. European focus. 20,000 points (20 Euros) required to request payment.500 points per referral who takes at least one survey.
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MyOpinionsAustralia onlyTake online surveys for PayPal cash and gift certificates. 1,100 points needed to request a $10 gift card.Earn entries into prize sweepstakes for each person you refer.
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MyPointsWorldwideMyPoints is a rewards program where you can earn points by making online purchases as well as by taking surveys, reading emails, playing games, etc. 500 points needed to request rewards.Earn 25 points for each successful referral. Earn an additional 10% of their purchase points every month.
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MySHOPinion.comWorldwideTake online surveys and participate in forum discussions about shopping. 500 points required to request a Tango card.Earn 20 points for each successful referral. 
MysoapboxWorldwideEarn gift cards for completing surveys. 5,000 ($5.00) points needed to cash out.250 points per referral, frequent referral contests
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Opinion OutpostUSA, Canada, UK and other European countriesTake surveys for cash and gift cards. 100 points ($10) required for PayPal payments, 50 points ($5) for Amazon gift cardsEarn $1 for every successful referral up to a maximum of $5 for the first 5 successful sign-ups.
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PaidviewpointWorldwideEarn cash paid by Paypal. $15 minimum account balance required to cashout.Earn 20% (up to a lifetime maximum of $25 per referral) of your referral's earnings for taking regular business surveys (trait surveys do not count).
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PointClubUSA onlyEarn 80+ rewards options including PayPal cash and gift cards. $25 minimum account balance for gift cards redemption required.Earn 10% of your referrals' earnings on qualifying surveys. Refer 20+ members and earn 20% of their earnings.
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PureprofileWorldwideEarn cash paid by Paypal. $25 minimum account balance required to cashout.Earn $2 per referral, once they participate in 2 campaigns.
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Survey JunkieUSA, UK, Canada, Australia only.Earn cash paid by Paypal. $5 minimum account balance required to request payment.Earn $1.50 for each friend who registers and confirms their email.
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SurveygooUK onlyEarn PayPal cash and Amazon gift cards for taking surveys.Earn up to £2.45 for every friend you refer.
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SurveyLionCanadaCash paid by cheque. Aimed at Canadians.Get $5 for each active member referred. Active members are defined as someone who has successfully completed one paid survey or has attempted to complete three paid surveys but was screened out.
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Survey RoundtableUSA onlyTake surveys, earn gift cards. 10 usd redemption minimumGet 100 points for each person you refer.
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SurveySavvyWorldwideCash for surveys, paid by check. $1 minimum account balance required to request payment.2 tiered referral program – earn a % of what your referrals earn, as well as a % of what your referrals referral earn
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TGM PanelWorldwideCash for surveys paid by PayPal and Amazon.Earn up to 20% of your referral's earnings.
JOIN
TellwutUSA, CanadaChoose from gift cards and merchandise for taking short polls and surveys. 4,000 points ($10) minimum balance required to request rewards.Earn 25 points per referral.
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Toluna InfluencersWorldwideTake surveys for cash and gift cards. 15,000 points ($5) minimum account balance required to request rewardsEarn 500 points per referral.
JOIN
Univox CommunityWorldwideTake surveys in exchange for PayPal payments, Amazon e-gift cards or Virtual Visas. 2,500 point ($25) minimum required to request rewards.Get 100 points per referral ($1.00) once they complete one full survey or have been disqualified from 10 surveys.
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ViewfruitWorldwideTake surveys in exchange for PayPal cash. 2,000 points (worth $4) in earnings required to request payment.Earn 10% of what your referrals earn in survey earnings.
YouGovUSA, Canada, most of EuropeTake (mostly) interesting political surveys and earn cash, gift cards, and more.Get 1000 points per referral (around $1). Earn more if they connect with their Facebook account.
JOIN

Earning Tips:

  • Never send out spam – e-mailing your friends and family about a survey panel is fine, but avoid e-mailing acquaintances or strangers, as you can get fully banned from a panel for sending out spam.
  • Limit referrals to outside your household – although there are a handful of survey panels who allow each individual household member to have their own account, most don’t. When referring family members, ensure they don’t live in your home.
  • Post your referral link in your signature on forums (where allowed), and in your signature in e-mails for a passive way to advertise your link.
  • Add banners to your website and blog to recruit strangers under you. Better yet, write about your personal experiences with a survey panel so that people can get a feel for what being a member is really like.

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