ATTENTION: My Top Paid Survey Sites Revealed.

Date: September 21st, 2009 (NEW 2017 UPDATE BELOW)


Ten months ago, I lost my job (due to company downsizing and layoffs). With not much savings in the bank, I knew I needed to get another job quick, but even after sending my resume out to dozens of companies, I couldn’t seem to catch a break…

After a few weeks without any call backs or interviews, I knew I really needed to start looking somewhere else for an income solution. I spent numerous hours on the Internet looking for another way to pay the bills and stumbled across an interesting way to make some money online doing surveys for large corporations and Fortune 500 companies.

After further investigation, I discovered that there were apparently lots of people quietly making a decent income online completing surveys. I knew that I wanted to get a piece of the pie and get started ASAP, but hadn’t a clue which survey sites were legitimate survey companies and which were scams… So, I immediately set out to find the absolute best paid survey company online to join with the hopes of making lots of money from it.

Not knowing which ones were the best paid survey sites, I decided to join as many as I could - to see what worked and what didn’t. Within a week, I was a member of about 50 “get paid to” survey sites but I didn’t get many invitations to complete surveys and when I did get invited to take a paid survey, it didn’t seem to pay a whole lot either… just a few cents to a few dollars per survey… WTF?

I asked myself, “But… what about those claims of people making $250 per hour getting paid to do surveys while laying on a beach sipping a piña colada on some tropical Caribbean island?”

… What was I thinking?

Why would I even want to spend my vacation time doing surveys on a beach? Seriously though, what kind of millionaire drags their 17 inch laptop around with them on a beach, constantly cleaning out bits of sand and worrying about getting it wet or stolen?! Well whatever, that’s neither here nor there so let’s get back to the point…

The point is… I just didn’t want to give up.

Sounds a little stubborn on my part I know… But I knew there were potentially hundreds of “get paid” survey companies on the Internet and there had to be at least one that worked… right? …right??


I Didn’t Just Find One Legitimate Paid Survey Company - I Found 3

Fortunately, I didn’t give up my search for the best paid survey sites and was able to find 3 legitimate paid survey websites that pay well and pay on time.

Check out the PayPal screen shot below of my January 2009 earnings.


That’ s an extra $842.99 in my pocket.

Okay, so obviously you won’t become a millionaire by taking paid surveys online… Did you honestly think it would be that easy to become a millionaire? Please… don’t be naive.

Over the past few months, I’ve realized that taking paid surveys online is just a great way of making extra money on the side. Extra money that you could use (like I have) to pay off bills, save money and even go on a few trips with family and friends.

Honestly, I can’t think of an easier way to earn between $500 to $2,500 per month spending just 15 to 30 minutes (a few times a week) answering some simple questions. A true “no brainer” if you ask me.

Alright - by now, I think you’ve probably heard enough and you’re probably thinking…

“I’ve Heard Enough! What Are The Top 3 Paid Survey Sites?!”

I’ve taken the liberty of reviewing all 3 for you so that you’ll know which one I think is the best. But if I were you, I would just go ahead and skip the guesswork, sign up for all 3 and get started making money immediately.

Here are my Top 3 Paid Survey Sites…


1. Global Test Market

My Rating: (5 out of 5)
Rank: #1
Company: Global Test Market
Average Survey Payout: Between $3 and $75 per online survey
Cost: 100% FREE to join
Get Paid in Real Money or Points? Real Money

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What Do I Think Of It? This is ranked my top paid survey company because I just love the simplicity and user-friendliness of the site. It’s worth mentioning that surfers can sign-up for FREE and get rewarded with REAL money to give their opinions on products and services. I like that they use PayPal to send your payment (instantly deposited into your bank account - I don’t want to wait for a check). It takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete a survey and you can get paid up to $75 per survey. It’s also worth mentioning that users get a $3 bonus just for signing up! Seriously, this one is a no-brainer. Click Here To Sign Up »


2. Vindale Research

My Rating: (4.5 out of 5)
Rank: #2
Company: Vindale Research
Average Survey Payout: Between $5 and $75 per online survey
Cost: 100% FREE to join
Get Paid in Real Money or Points?: Real Money

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What Do I Think Of It? 2017 UPDATE: I used to like Vindale Research but now I’m not so sure… I gave Vindale Research second place because it takes a little longer to cash out with these guys. They don’t pay you until your account reaches $50. However, the good news is that you can definitely surpass the $50 threshold if you work in an aggressive manner - meaning, rather than wait for surveys to be delivered to you, go and seek out the surveys they have available for members to take, and you’ll be rewarded immediately. To be honest, I would stick to Global Test Market (recommended) or MySurvey since you’ll probably make more money with them (just my $0.02). Click Here To Sign Up »


3. MySurvey Opinion Panel

My Rating: (4 out of 5)
Rank: #3
Company: MySurvey Opinion Panel
Average Survey Payout: Between $5 and $150 per online survey
Cost: 100% FREE to join
Get Paid in Real Money or Points? Real Money

Visit Their Web Site

What Do I Think Of It? To be honest, this company is just as good (if not better) than the first two paid survey companies above. However, the reason why I gave it 3rd place is because I really haven’t used it as much as the first two… Honestly, I’m pretty lazy and after I finish completing surveys for Global Test Market and Vindale Research, I feel like taking a break. However, I have used this company to make money and their payout rate is quite high, and they make payments by PayPal in a couple days (that’s fast). To maximize your earnings from these sites, it’s probably best to sign up on all of them, then focus on the surveys that pay the most. Good luck! Click Here To Sign Up »


So there you have it! It seriously can’t get any easier than this - I’ve laid out exactly what you need to do to start making some money online right now, so check out the paid survey sites above and go make some money!

If you need any advice on how to get started or anything of that nature, please feel free to contact me