Top 21 paid surveys at home companies-part 1
Official website: Mindswarms.com
Minimum to cash out: None (they send a $50 PayPal payment within 24 hours of survey completion.)
Pay via: PayPal
Usually, when people talk about high paying surveys, they are talking about surveys that pay $5, $10 or perhaps $20 per survey.
But when we talk about high paying surveys as it relates to MindSwarms, we’re talking about $50!
That’s right, they pay $50 for every single survey that contains 7 questions!
Here is how it works:
First, you need to signup. You’ll have to record a profile video and answer a few questions to establish your demographic which they use to match you with surveys looking for your demographic.
Available surveys appear on your dashboard which you can apply for by answering a few multiple choice questions.
A researcher will review your responses and invite you to take the survey.
You’ll then start the survey which will have only 7 questions that you can answer using the video function on your smartphone, tablet or webcam.
This whole process takes less than 15-20 minutes on average.
Hey for $50, I wouldn’t care even if it took a full hour!
They do, however, sometimes, have 1 questions surveys. Fro the one question surveys you get paid $10, which is still pretty awesome.
There is no minimum requirement for cashing out.
There is no requesting payment.
There is no waiting around.
Every time you complete a survey, they pay you $50 via PayPal within 24 hours.
Now that’s just awesome!
Unfortunately, sites like MindSwarms are rare.
Official website: SurveySavvy.com
Minimum to cash out: None
Pay via: Check
SurveySavvy is a panel from Luth Research, another industry giant.
The best, and by far, the most talked about thing about SS is that they have some of the highest paying surveys.
Studies typically pay between $1 to $20, again, depending on length and topic of the survey. I have had a lot of $5 and $10 surveys with them. So this one is a must use site.
You know the best part about SurveySavvy?
They pay good money for referrals.
For every survey your referrals complete, you earn $1 to $2.
you also earn $0.50 to $1 from indirect referrals (the people who your own referrals referred to the site).
Here is the fun part…
Even though these days I don’t have the time to do a lot of surveys, I still get a few checks a year ($50 -$100) from SurveySavvy thanks to the dozen or so people who I had referred back in my early days.
So once you join the site be sure to click the “Referral” tab (top right side of your user dashboard,) get your unique referral link and invite your friends and family to signup using that link.
Even if you refer 10 people and 5 out of those 10 refer a few people, you can easily earn an extra $10-$20 a month without even taking a single survey.
We almost forgot to talk about the most important part.
You guessed it, SurveySavvy has another great thing going for it…
There is no minimum payment requirement!
That’s right, you can request a check even if you have $1 in your account.
3. Savvy Connect
Official website: SavvyConnect
Minimum to cash out: None
Pay via: Check
One more feature of this already awesome panel is their new exclusive panel called SavvyConnect.
It works a lot like the Nielsen program – You install the free app (on your phone, PC or other devices you use to access the internet), it works quietly in the background gathering usage data anonymously.
But it’s better than Nielsen because instead of just earning entries to sweepstakes you actually get paid in cash.
You earn $5 per device for each month SavvyConnect is installed, up to $180 per year!
That’s an extra $180 a year just for installing a free app!
And yes, you can also earn for referring friends and family.
And here is where things get a lot more interesting….
For every person who you refer, that installs the app, you earn anywhere from $5 to $15. And just like the normal panel, you also earn from indirect referrals (the people who your own referrals referred).
You earn $2 to $6 for every indirect referral.
This is one site you must join if you are serious about making money with surveys.
4. PineCone Research
Official website: PineConeResearch.com
Minimum to cash out: $3
Pay via: Check, Direct deposit to Visa gift cards
One of the most exclusive online survey panels is PineCone.
It is exclusive because you can only join if you’re invited. If you visit pineconeresearch.com you won’t find any registration link or form. There is only a “login” tab!
They only accept members through invite links that they provide to some of their affiliates, and even then it’s not 365 days a year. They have specific quotas and as soon as they reach that number, the stop accepting new members until the next time.
Fortunately, MoneyPantry is one of those affiliates, so whenever they open the doors we get the invite links and share it with our readers.
Note: if you click the link above and the registration is closed, be sure to bookmark this page and check back every so often as we will update the link.
This is one site you definitely want to join, not just because of their exclusivity, but because they also do pay decently for their surveys.
They used to pay a flat $3 check for every single survey you took. You didn’t even have to wait or request payment. There was no minimum cash out requirement. They would automatically send you a $3 check every time you completed a survey. As far as I know, this is the only paid survey site that had this feature.
But they have recently changed that to a point system, but they’ve also introduced a new feature that most people would prefer (more on that later.)
You earn points for surveys. The value of each point is approximately $0.01.
So 300 points gets you $3.
You can redeem your points for prizes, or you can request a check in denominations of $3, $5 or $15.
It is important to note that your first 300 points are automatically redeemed for a $3 check. PineCone does that to “establish your profile and account.”
The new feature that I mentioned earlier is their prepaid Visa Card feature. Basically, you can load this card with your survey earnings. So it’s like getting cash that you can also use online anywhere Visa cards are accepted.
5. Parent Speak: Survey site for Parents
Official website: Parentspeak.com
Minimum to cash out: $10
Pay via: Check
This is a rather new and very specific survey panel that targets parents. Since a lot of our readers are parents, I thought it would be helpful to mention it.
The company behind the panel is C+R Research, a Chicago-based marketing research company.
This is more than just a survey site. It’s an online community where parents can connect with each other and discuss things.
Of course, for us, the draw is their unique survey panel.
As you can imagine their surveys (usually) revolve around topics and products related to parenting (which covers just about any category of products – food, entertainment, clothing, electronics, etc.)
Almost all surveys here pay a flat payment of $1.
But it doesn’t end there…
A lot of their surveys have follow-up questions which can pay $20-$50. So there is potential for making some serious money here.