Sites That Pay for Surveys and User Testing

Sites That Pay for Surveys and to Test Stuff Online

No, it is not exciting but there are sites that pay for surveys and for testing websites for companies. It’s a very real way to earn a few bucks or more doing small tasks. It isn’t strange; companies often prefer to outsource such things. It is more and more common these days… and depending on where you live (if you live in a country other than the United States), if you make $5 or $10 testing a website for 30 minutes, that may exchange in your local currency to a pretty good wage.

No, I have not tried all of these sites…I’m too busy freelancing writing and making money on Upwork. But I researched these sites and they appear to be legitimate ways to make extra money easily. So here we go…let’s review some sites that pay for surveys or user testing.


Inbox Dollars will pay users like to do a variety of online activities, such as taking surveys, watching videos, even shopping. It pays cash and is used by some huge industry names, like Netflix, Walmart, and H&R Block.

They’ve also got what they call Location Based Promotions:

Use your phone’s GPS to earn while you’re out and about! Plus, get the latest offers and discounts from your favorite department stores!

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Global Test Market is not as huge as Inbox Dollars, but it’s a viable site for making some extra money. Registration is free, and they pay with points you can redeem for either gift cards or straight up cash payouts to your Paypal account.

They make it sound like a pretty easy, attractive method of earning easy cash:

Among all other methods to earn extra income, paid surveys is the best and easiest way to make money online. What could be easier than answering few questions and sharing your thoughts on a survey? It is as easy as drinking a glass of water, right? Plus, it only takes you around 15 minutes to complete a survey and you can earn an average of $5 per survey. It does not require any kind of special skills to complete a survey and it can easily be taken anytime and anywhere during the survey period via PC, laptop, tablet or mobile as long as you have an internet connection.

Global Test Market is one of the most popular sites that pay for surveys.

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E-Poll Surveys 

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Some of these sites may not have the most impressive interface or website design, but they do what they say they do. E-Poll Surveys is a little like that. Slightly cheesy-looking, it let’s you sign up for emails so you can get notified when a survey is ready for you to take. Take it, get your points, cash those points in for gift cards or cash.

When you become an E-Poll member, we will send you email invitations to take surveys. Earn points for every survey you take. Use your points like cash to fund your PayPal account or use your points to earn gift cards at major retailers:Best Buy, Starbucks, Walmart, GameStop, and more.

Survey Club

Survey Club has been around for over 10 years, and has become one of the most well-established sites that pay for surveys. Here’s a quick example of what to expect:

Company A wants to know how mothers between the ages of 30 and 39 rate a new flavor of baby food. Company A creates a taste test that they have packaged and ready to mail to moms. But how do they find the moms? That’s where SurveyClub comes in. SurveyClub combs through its membership pool looking for members who are women between the ages of 30 and 39 with children ages 6 months to 12 months. It then connects those members with Company A. When a SurveyClub member completes the study, Company A pays SurveyClub, and SurveyClub pays its member. Or sometimes Company A will pay you directly!

User Testing 

Okay, this one I did sign up, when I was living overseas. I downloaded the software, did the test, and sent it in…but they said the sound quality was not good enough. I had a friend who also tried User Testing, and got the same feedback. So, if you sign up and do the sample test, make sure to use a decent microphone or else you are wasting your time! So, that wasn’t their fault; it was mine. They do tell you to use a quality mic. I am not sure how many sites you could potentially work on per day, but in theory, if they pay $10 for a 20 minute test (which they record not only your voice but your fact, too, hence they call it a ‘video’) then you could make $30 an hour working on this site. Math is fun!

How it works
Get $10 via PayPal for every 20-minute video you complete. UserTesting pays you to visit websites or apps, complete a set of tasks, and speak your thoughts aloud.

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Another one of the most popular sites that pays for surveys is Swagbucks. In fact, they claim to have over 20 million users, so it is likely one of the most reliable sites to use.

With over 20 million active members, Swagbucks is the premier destination for paid survey takers looking to earn money for giving their opinion online. Swagbucks provides access to tens of thousands of paid survey-taking opportunities every day. With every online survey, you are affecting key decisions from major companies and organizations. More survey opportunities means more chances to make your opinion count – and more earning potential for you! Unlike most other online survey sites, Swagbucks will even give you a bonus when you don’t qualify for a survey, meaning you never miss out on getting paid.


Not all of these paid survey or user testing sites are available for use by people living outside the United States. However, I realize there are workarounds in some cases. But the bottom line is that for many people taking paid surveys online and getting paid to test websites using your PC or laptop from the comfort of your own home (or using the free Wi-Fi at the local cafe) is a decent way to make a few extra dollars. You have total flexibility on when you work, how much you work, and if you even work at all. You never have to commute, call in sick, worry about the boss nagging you because you are late, etc.

Thus in some regards, this type of work is quite appealing! It is at least worth a shot. I signed up for User Testing, for their trial test, and it was not bad at all. The weirdest part was talking out loud while you are moving about the site…I was shy and didn’t speak loud enough, or maybe my mic wasn’t up to the task. So I ultimately did not continue, but it is one site I plan to come back to soon!

We hope you like our article on sites that pay for surveys. Don’t forget to check out our other article, like how to make money using Upwork.


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Matt Cates

Matt Cates is the co-founder and creative director of Mad English Lab.

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