How I Make Money By Taking Online Surveys

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Back in February, I had a one-week series that talked about different ways to save, make better use of and make money. Today, I want to expand on that last one a bit – making money. This semester, I will be working two part time jobs in addition to being a full-time student. Believe it or not, but between paying for rent, utilities and groceries, some months I am a little shorter than I’d like on spending money. Since high school, I’ve been taking online surveys for extra spending money. Today, I will be sharing with you more information about the websites I use to take surveys as well as how the rewards system works for each of the sites. If you have any questions about these survey websites or want to see more money-related posts, let me know in the comments down below, on Twitter or shoot me an email at!

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General Things to Know

  • You will have to sign up using an email address that will get many emails, several times a day. I highly discourage using your professional email address in order to keep your sanity.
  • Even if you get emailed a survey, you may not qualify for it.
  • It can take longer than you expect to be able to redeem a reward. However, the longer you continue to complete surveys, the more rewards you can accumulate.

SurveySavvy. I have been a part of SurveySavvy the longest out of any of these survey websites. SurveySavvy sends out emails several times a day with surveys ranging in time commitment from 5 minutes to 45 minutes and monetary compensation from $0.50 to $15 (yes, you read that right FIFTEEN dollars). Should you qualify and complete a survey, your account will be credited that dollar amount and you can redeem the dollar amount in your account and have it sent to you as a check. I have done this several times, so no worries – the cash is real.

Opinion Outpost. I first learned about this website from a fellow blogger, Erica of Coming Up Roses. I only receive large crops of emails from this company maybe once or twice a week, which I really enjoy. I keep these emails in my Inbox and then whenever I have a free moment, I can quickly take the qualifying survey in one of the emails and maybe even complete a survey! Opinion Outpost uses a point system where every survey is “worth” X amount of points and it takes 50 points to redeem a $5 gift card. I just redeemed my first $5 gift card to Amazon and I’ve only been taking these surveys for a few weeks!

I-psos/I-SayThis is the company that sends me the most emails, which is both a good thing and a bad thing. It’s a great thing because – hey! that’s a lot of surveys I potentially qualify for! On the other side, it’s a lot of emails… several times a day. One thing I really enjoy about I-psos is that even if you don’t qualify for a survey, you get at least 5 points towards your rewards. Since I mentioned points, it’s worth mentioning that this website also uses a points system for their rewards. I have redeemed two Amazon gift cards from this website also.

These are the survey websites I use regularly and have the best luck with! If you have any questions about any of these websites and/or you want to see more posts about saving/making money, let me know in the comments or on social: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

How do you earn extra spending money?


29 thoughts on “How I Make Money By Taking Online Surveys

  1. stonec9 says:

    I’ve been considering using these kinds of websites for awhile, but was scared the cash wasn’t real. Good to hear someone else uses them!

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