Are paid online surveys the real deal?

If you spend any time at all on the web, chances are you have received offers to make lots of money by simply taking surveys. It sounds like a fantastic way to earn extra money for a visit to eBay, especially if you like to express your opinion. However, they say if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Some sites do pay just for getting your opinion, but many of them are frauds. Here are some sites you can safely sign up for and get some type of payment in return.


Ipsos i-Say

Market research firms make money by finding out what people think. The Internet has made it much easier to gather information, and Ipsos has taken full advantage of it by asking their questions online through this offshoot company. A typical survey will take you about 20 minutes to complete, and they pay you in retail vouchers worth at least a few pounds on Amazon and the like.

My Survey

Some companies are third part service providers of market research firms, and Mysurvey is one of them. The site offers surveys that take about 20 minutes to complete, each worth about 100 points. You accumulate points until you can exchange them for vouchers. You can exchange 345 points for a PayPal credit of £3, for example.


If you prefer cash for your efforts, you could try OnePoll, which pays you £2.50 just for signing up and £4 for referring a friend. Tell them about your opinion about fun things like celebrities, shopping, music, and travel, and they will pay you up to £1. You get your money on PayPal or through bank transfer when you have at least £40 in your account.

Paid surveys are a great opportunity at making your opinion heard, and a little money at the same time. You need to be careful, though. The rule of thumb is if they ask you to pay for registration, leave.