Hi, I live in South Africa and have made quite a few US dollars from various sites over the past few months. For me, Toluna is definitely the best, and they offer nearly daily surveys. You don’t always qualify, but when you do the survey reward is quite substantial. I have never had problems from them and at regular intervals receive money in my PayPal account. However, I cannot say the same of Panel Station. Even though I have sent various requests asking why I have not been paid they do not even have the courtesy, so far, to answer any of my mail – whether they were submitted on the site or sent via e-mail to their “South African” address. I must say that I am very disappointed with them, as they are recommended by quite a few other sites, as well as your own.
How It Works: MyPoints made it on the list of best survey sites for 2019 as it rewards its members for online activities such as reading emails, playing games, online surveys, printing out coupons among other things. They pay their members using their own currency known as “Points”.  These points can be redeemed for online gift cards, cash via Paypal, and travel miles, etc. The minimum payout amount for most rewards is $10; however, PayPal payments start at $25. Redemption times for your awards vary. When you redeem your points for cash via Paypal, the request is usually processed within 4-5 days. For other prizes, the wait time varies.
A little late getting into this discussion. But my favorite so far is OneOpinion. I think it’s mentioned here. Survey Junkie cool. MyPoints is okay. Ipso, not so much. I did make 300 points today in about 6 hours and every single survey except one I was disqualified for. I was disqualified for the two pointers as well as the higher pointed ones. I’ve never had that problem. Yes you get disqualified, but not everyone out of 30 or so. One of them I actually made to the 98% and was disqualified. I think they didn’t like the fact I was female, except that was answered at the beginning.
In addition to filling out online surveys for money, you can get rewarded for other actions, too. Some of the best paid survey sites are ones that offer lots of ways to make extra money other than earning money for surveys you take! The most popular websites maintain their following not only by offering various types of incentives but also by providing plenty of different and engaging ways for members to earn money. The purpose of these offers is to turn you into a loyal and active member of their community.

Hi Naomi, I compiled the list by taking surveys and researching the companies. Neither of the sites you mention are scams. No sites on this list are. Both Pureprofile and My Opinions are owned by huge, legitimate companies. I’ve never had much luck with MyOpinions but Pureprofile has been OK. It’s about expectations. People might expect surveys to replace a job when that’s never going to be the case. It’s $1 here and maybe $2 there but it sure adds up. If people want to make decent money online, they need to start an online business. See here for ideas: Ways to make money online


Make sure the company is reputable, but even then, Some are not worth your time. I am not a fan of Global Test Market Company because they send you a bazillion on-line surveys and only credit you with small amounts of points. I have yet to have anything pay out from them and some of the surveys are quite long. **These groups should be used to supplement your income …. not support you.** The 2 companies I’ve been working with the most are Schlesinger Associates and Plaza Research. Both offer the most money for ‘In Person Focus Groups’. **Remember though, you have to be screened prior to being invited to a Focus Group, so keep in mind that just because you join, doesn’t mean you will immediately be selected for the Focus Groups.** You’ll get the most money from ‘In-Person’ Focus Groups. They can be a lot of fun and pay well. Just use caution and make sure the company is reputable prior to joining. Also, you should NEVER be asked to pay to be a part of a company’s survey / focus group.


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Paid online surveys come directly from companies or organizations that want honest information from a variety of people. There are many platforms out there that claim to give you the best lists but fall short when it comes to actually signing up and trying to make money taking surveys. The last thing you want to do is waste your time with nonpaying or suspicious survey sites.
Avoiding scams online is pretty easy once you’ve become familiar with how false ads work and have developed realistic expectation about how much money you can make for the time you spend. On the surface, making money taking paid online surveys may seem like a long shot, but it certainly is possible and many people enjoy the benefits of taking part in them. So don’t be afraid! If you want to try it, read some of our reviews and sign up for the ones that look interesting to you!
Ultimately, it is very unlikely that participating in online surveys will provide you with a steady, livable wage. However, if you enjoy participating in online surveys (especially if you like the prizes, coupons, and other more typical non-monetary earnings), be sure to avoid questionable third-party sites. Look for real paid surveys online that don’t require you to invest money.
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