I reside in Jamaica. I am at a disadvantage in securing paid surveys because of my location as the so-called first world countries receive all the choice survey sites leaving the crumbs that fall from the Master’s table. The survey field needs to be leveled. Because of the advent of IT capability, the world is just one community. Everyone is aware of what goes on everywhere.
I belong to almost all of the sites you listed and out of all the surveys I take I don’t qualify for 95% of them. I will spend 15 minutes with generic questions with them collecting information about me then when done they say I’m not eligible for the survey or they have reached the required amount of people for that research. I can understand the reaching the required amount of people but I would think I would qualify for at least 1 or 2. It’s really discouraging when you take all that time to do the survey and not even get any points for doing so!
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Each of their surveys you complete will be worth between 100-5,000 points depending on the length and subject. There are a variety of different topics to cover like consumer goods, healthcare and travel, just to name a few. Once you reach 3,000 points you can start redeeming rewards. You have to call and redeem points over the phone, and it typically takes a month for the rewards to reach you.
And lastly, let's discuss privacy.  In some ways, Pinecone Research gets it right – they use the information to verify you are not a duplicate or in any way defrauding them out of a valuable opinion.  After that, they only use your personal information for developing metrics and usage statistics – not giving it out to every third party that comes along.  More importantly, they take consumer information privacy seriously.  When they compile their reports for their clients, they scrub all data of any identifying information.
Yes, I agree with being cautious in joining survey sites as lots could just be a scam. And this huge list is definitely helpful in finding the legit ones that really pay. Signing up to multiple sites ensures you always have surveys to complete on a regular basis. Swagbucks has always been my favorite but I also continue to explore more sites as they come up for more opportunities to earn. Kudos to this post!

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How It Works: Swagbucks is a paid survey site that lets you earn money in so many ways like taking surveys, shopping online or playing games, but many of my readers love racking up SB (Swagbucks) watching videos in their spare time. You can cash out your SB as gift cards to hundreds of merchants or get your cash by PayPal. Need more info? Check out our Swagbucks review. Many members in the beer money community claim this to be one of the best survey sites out there.
Renee, FYI . . . . just because you were able to get paid from these sites, does NOT mean that it will work for other people. I’ve been there, wasted wwaayy too much time searching and / or researching websites that I could work from with little to no success, whatsoever. The few websites I DID find, either charged me a price just to register or or offered a product in the form of a book or CD or DVD set. It doesn’t help that I live OUTSIDE of America. Nice try, Renee. But don’t be advertising websites that are scams.
One of my favorite things about Vindale Research is that they don’t mess around. While some other survey companies offer points, rewards, and gift cards, Vindale research pays you in straight cash. I love that because you don’t have to convert your earnings to know where you stand. You can claim your earnings either through Paypal or receive a paper check. It’s up to you!

Whilst with Swagbucks you won’t get PayPal money instantly, with a standard processing time of 2 weeks, it’s still fairly good.  And combined with the number of ways to earn money from instant surveys to watching videos, online shopping and more, it really is easy to see why it’s so popular and regularly recommended by people wanting to earn instant cash online.
Watching video ads: Video ads certainly aren't uncommon in the online world. While generally they're a hassle getting in the way of the content you want to watch, many paid survey sites have turned them into a way for members to make money. It's pretty easy to make a tab, set a playlist of paid ads going, mute it, and carry on with browsing the internet or taking surveys.
Most paid survey sites promise to not share personally identifiable information, or at the very least, not share it without your consent. It's an industry standard by which legitimate marketing research firms are bound. But many middlemen and membership sites won’t make either promise (or if they do, they do so only in a limited, wishy-washy way. Unauthorized go-betweens simply don’t care about research privacy standards.

We all want to be able to make a little more money each month. Even a couple hundred bucks can make a big difference when it comes to your monthly budget. After all, $200 might be a week’s worth of groceries, a month of utilities, or the chance to eat out two or three times a month. That extra money can also be used to pay down your debt or save up for a vacation.

InboxDollars offers several surveys that change every day. Payouts on these surveys vary, and you are limited in the number of times you can take them each day. But, even if you only took 2 surveys a day which offer just $0.50, you’d earn an extra $365 a year from InboxDollars alone. Join a few more survey sites, and you could start piling up some serious money.


Watching video ads: Video ads certainly aren't uncommon in the online world. While generally they're a hassle getting in the way of the content you want to watch, many paid survey sites have turned them into a way for members to make money. It's pretty easy to make a tab, set a playlist of paid ads going, mute it, and carry on with browsing the internet or taking surveys.

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