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Survey Websites I Use

Hey there, everyone. I hope this is okay to post. If not, I’ll delete it. I talk about my freelance writing a lot on here, so I just wanted to give a little glimpse into another way I earn money online.

I started getting into survey websites before I was doing freelance writing. Now, it’s not something that you’ll get rich off of, but it’s nice to have the extra money every now and then. You can do it to supplement your current income (maybe as spend money once in a while), or to help if you’re low on cash. But again, you’re not going to get rich off of survey websites.

MyPoints: I have been on MyPoints for many years, and I love it because I don’t only have to do surveys to earn points. I love to do the click-through emails that offer 5 points (not all emails offer points) because it only takes a few seconds to click on a banner/button. I also do the search, poll, daily five and videos. Oh, and Point Perks when I actually remember to look for it lol. I’ve earned Starbucks and Walmart gift cards prior to them adding PayPal. I have cashed out PayPal, but only when I need to (i.e., last year while Christmas shopping).

Swagbucks: Swagbucks is another one I’ve been a member of for years, and you can sign up by clicking here . I actually started when they were in partnership with WWE, which is how I got a few of my WWE goodies in the past. I stuck around when it became one website and discontinued the WWE stuff. They don’t do click-through emails (if they do, I don’t receive them lol), but I’ve earned via search, poll, surveys, videos and sometimes offers, and codes when I remember lol. I’m just now learning the whole “SWAGO” thing, for those who are a member. I can’t remember what I cashed out on prior to them adding PayPal, as I only cash out when need be, much like MyPoints.

InboxDollars: I had to reactivate my membership for this one thanks to falling out of it. I earn through surveys, videos, Spin and Win and Scratch and Win. I’ve earned Spins from the survey attempts and Scratches from the videos. I’ve signed up for one or two offers, but I really don’t do the offers much on any of these websites. I don’t want the spam to clutter things up and cause me to miss an actual email from one of the survey websites. Anywho, I did cash out once before my account went inactive. I think I reactivated it in August, and I’m only a few bucks away from cashing out.

Survey Junkie: I just joined this one within the last few months. It’s strictly a survey website, no videos, tasks or offers. You can cash out at $10 via PayPal and other platforms, but you do need to go through a verification process to do so. I emailed them about it and they needed to call me. They did, and basically just had me confirm what was already on my profile, and I was good to go. I cashed out at $13ish last week, and I’m already over the halfway mark to my next cashout.

Toluna: This is another one I had to reactivate. I usually earn through surveys and sponsored polls. I’ve cashed out in the past, before my account went inactive (remember, I fell out of them for a while), and I haven’t cashed out yet since reactivating. In all fairness, I haven’t spent a lot of time on there within the last few weeks, but I do pop in to keep my account active.

Earnably: Earnably is another one I’ve joined recently. You can earn via surveys, videos and offers. I saw that you can cash out on PayPal at $1, so I decided that would be a good way to test the waters. If it didn’t work out, I wasted very little time for $1. I popped in a few times a week, earned about 125 points and cashed out at $1 via PayPal. I received payment, so I’ll be sticking with them.

I’m also on E-Rewards, Grabpoints and Mindfield Online. I like E-Rewards, I’ve cashed out for Ticketmaster and Starbucks in the past, but I don’t always have the time to devote to it. I’m still trying to find my groove on Grabpoints. There are several ways to earn, but there’s a lot going on when I login, so I don’t always stick around. I did complete a survey earlier though, as I wasn’t ready for my account to become inactive yet lol. Mindfield Online, I’ve been on there for years. I’ve cashed out once or twice for either a check or PayPal, but I have a hard time earning on there. I almost always screen out (and you don’t even get a point for trying), so it took me forever to earn the $2 I had when I cashed out via Amazon over the summer. I used it towards a new mouse pad, and I rarely ever do their surveys anymore. I may try once in a while, but most of the time, I just delete their emails. Others may find success on there though, so don’t let me discourage you, this one just isn’t the survey website for me.

In regards to videos - I don’t do them often because I listen to music a lot when I’m online. I’ve actually closed surveys that require me to watch a video because I don’t wanna turn off my music, or stop what I’m doing (i.e., writing, as I may do the surveys in-between orders). When I’m watching TV or movies, I’ll let the videos (from one website at a time) play on mute. If I remember, I’ll let them play on mute via my tablet, so I don’t have to turn off what I’m listening to.

I fell out of survey websites for a while because it got so tedious, especially when I would do a survey for 15 minutes only to be told I was disqualified. I recently got back into them over the summer. Now, I do have my fair share that I qualify for, and I get even one point when I don’t, which is a nice incentive to stick around. I try to work on the different survey websites several times a week, but this also depends on my freelance writing and offline schedule, as sometimes I just don’t have the time.

I know this was lengthy, and I do apologize for it. If you decide to join any survey websites, or are already a member, I wish you the best of luck and I hope you’re successful! Take care, everyone. :)


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MegL wrote on November 6, 2018, 4:19 AM

That's really useful information for a lot of people, thanks. If you have an affiliate link for whatever one you think is best, why not add it in?

Last Edited: November 6, 2018, 4:21 AM

VinceSummers wrote on November 6, 2018, 7:47 AM

You certainly are hard working at it. I have a site of my own and devote my attentions to that, trying to learn the ins-and-outs of it. And I have a very kind helper who handles the stickier stuff that I can't figure out on my own. The site? Music please, and rolling drums... www.quirkyscience.com There!

markgraham wrote on November 6, 2018, 11:08 AM

Thanks for the information. I am thinking about SurveyJunkie.com for being a semi-retired nurse this could come in handy.

ViperGirl85 wrote on November 12, 2018, 12:08 AM

You're welcome, and thank you. You mean an referral link? I didn't know those were allowed, and I didn't want to break any rules. Maybe I should edit and add one in.

ViperGirl85 wrote on November 12, 2018, 12:10 AM

Thanks! I'm just trying to make a little extra cash for the holidays and my possible 2019 plans (Wrestlemania 35 and New Kids On The Block), and just in general. I hope your website is going well, and I'm glad you have someone to help you! :)

ViperGirl85 wrote on November 12, 2018, 12:11 AM

No problem, and I definitely recommend it! :)

MegL wrote on November 12, 2018, 2:57 AM

vipergirl85 , since Personapaper is not currently paying contributors, a referral link is allowed in articles. It must be to a family friendly site. Your link can be an affiliate link if you wish.

markgraham wrote on November 14, 2018, 12:05 PM

I signed on to surveyjunkie.com and just got my first payout. I like taking surveys.

ViperGirl85 wrote on December 1, 2018, 4:09 PM

Oooh. Thanks for letting me know! I think I added my referral link for Swagbucks, since it's a well-known website.

ViperGirl85 wrote on December 1, 2018, 4:09 PM

Awesome! Congrats on your first payout! :)

MegL wrote on December 1, 2018, 5:57 PM

That's good to know. Congratulations