Completing online paid surveys is one of many ways to earn passive income from the comfort of your home. Given that the majority of people carry a smartphone or tablet around with them all day and are often online doing “stuff,” it makes sense to monetize the time you spend surfing the web. Paid survey sites provide a means to achieve this goal.
With a quick sign-up process and simple format, Inbox Dollars works on a real cash reward system, not a point system. They have a lot of surveys for money to choose from, but many of them aren’t going to net you a lot of money.
However, if you do a few quick surveys regularly throughout the day, you can earn quite a bit in less time than you’d think.
Another cool thing I like is that Inbox Dollars offers rewards for playing online games, watching videos, reading emails, and doing online shopping that you would be doing regularly anyway. Real cash checks are awesome, but you can also get paid with an Amazon gift card or regular gift vouchers.
Eligibility: Joining Inbox Dollars only takes about 30 seconds. But, to become a member you need to be at least 18 years old and live in the USA.
Survey Junkie is one of the most legit survey companies for earning extra cash while you are waiting for the bus, on your lunch break, or even vegging on the couch watching Netflix. I like to earn money with Survey Junkie as I wake up in the morning and while multi-tasking throughout the day.
Just by signing up and completing your profile, you will earn points right off the bat. From there you get paid points for each completed survey, and when you reach the payout threshold your points can be transferred to PayPal, cash, or a free gift card.
I particularly like that Survey Junkie is easy to use and that they don’t spam me with a bunch of emails. Plus, it’s hard to run out of survey invitations since they offer so many.
Eligibility: Survey Junkie is 100% free and they make it easy to sign up with Facebook, Google+, or any email address. Members need to be 13 or older and reside in the USA, Canada, or Australia (if you live in California, you must be 16 years old).
Every survey pays a minimum of $3, and they usually only take about 15 minutes to complete. Plus, you may get a chance to do product testing (you get to keep the items), which can be fun. The trick is that Pinecone Research can be hard to qualify for because they restrict access to only certain demographics (which change, based on who they’re targeting at the time).
Additionally, each survey is invite-only, so you typically get just a few survey opportunities a month. Fortunately, you’re guaranteed to qualify for the surveys you take. They’ll send you pre-qualification questions each month. After filling those out, you’ll only be sent surveys you qualify for. So, unlike the other sites, there’s no worry about wasting time on a survey only to find out you’ve been disqualified.
As one of the highest ROI survey sites, I definitely recommend applying to the platform.
Regular Member Eligibility: Pinecone Research is available in the USA, UK, Canada, Germany, and France, and has a minimum age of 18 to sign up.
LifePoints is one of the largest influencer communities worldwide and awarded $28 million to its members in the last year alone.
Compared to other survey sites, qualifying for paid surveys on LifePoints is a bit easier. This is a key factor when signing up for any online survey company.
Most of their surveys can be completed in 10 minutes or less. This can lead to slightly less in payout per survey; however, the ROI of your time is comparable and you won’t have to worry about being tied to any one survey for 30 minutes or longer.
Eligibility: To join LifePoints you must be 16 years of age and live in the USA or Canada.
Swagbucks is a fun rewards program allowing you to earn points by shopping online, searching the web, watching videos, etc. Additionally, you can use Swagbucks to take surveys for money. It’s really simple.
If you decide that the surveys for money aren’t quite worth your time, at minimum you can use the Swagbucks search engine to do your regular daily web browsing. It’s a no-brainer because you’re doing that activity anyway – may as well get paid for it!
Once you sign up to become a free Swagbucks member, you can start taking surveys to share opinions and earn Swagbucks (SB) points. Points can be redeemed for cash back or free gift cards.
SwagBucks offers tens of thousands of paid survey opportunities each day. It’s one of the biggest and most legit platforms available.
Eligibility: The minimum age requirement to join Swagbucks is 13 years old. But they strongly advise that any minor should get permission from a parent or guardian before registering and looking at survey opportunities.
Fiverr is the leading marketplace for services starting at just $5.
Lots of people buy and sell services (and also products) every day through Fiverr.
The available services range from business promotion, social networking and advertisement to funny videos, graphic design and translations to mention just a few.
These offered services are called “GIGS” on Fiverr.
You can find almost anything you need. People from all over the world visit the site to offer their services and expertise.
If you are looking for a way to get started online – it really doesn’t get any easier than this.
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