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  1. Stephan,

    I’ve stayed away from paid survey sites because of comments I read. Have you tried any of these sites yourself? I’ve heard many companies make it very difficult to reach the threshold to get your first paycheck. Others won’t give you enough surveys to make it worth your while. The couple I looked into aren’t on your list but I didn’t want to give any information about them without first signing up to their program.


    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Hi John,

      Yes, I tried Swagbucks but not the others yet. All the companies on my list seem reputable from what I hear.

  2. Hi Stephan

    Thank you for such a great post!

    I didn’t know there were so many legitimate survey companies. I only use Toluna and ClixSense because I’m aware of survey scams, so I wasn’t sure about other companies.

    I’m going to try for now some of your recommended companies. Five for now and some more later.

    Great info!



    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Hey Alex, glad I could point you in the right direction!

  3. Hi Stephan,

    I like the angle that you’re focusing on–Disabled people making money from surveys. Sure, the money may not be that great. However, it speaks to something that’s even more important–a sense of dignity.

    I know people who are disabled and small things like not having to ask for money to buy a special treat, or just having a few dollars in their bag means a lot. Something that those pain-free can take for granted.

    As for your many good points, two stand out for me:

    1) Third party involvement–I think it’s important that people be aware that some of the survey companies can not control what country will have access to your cookie information. It may be raw data and not point to you directly, but no company can guarantee what a third party will do with information it gets from a cookie.

    2) The preselection process. I think you should mention, going forward, that most companies can take a lot of your time with “pre-qualification” surveys. This leads to a large number of “incomplete” surveys. One of the stand out is Pinecone Research. It sends out a 5 minute screening survey. After you complete the pre-screen, you get a survey a few days after. The survey is never labeled incomplete, and you have a choice of being paid cash soon afterward.

    In any case, you have provide a lot of good information.

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Hi Thabo, thanks for commenting! Yes, Pinecone is one of the best in this regard but their guidelines are pretty strict so their acceptance rate is lower than many other survey companies.

  4. Hi Stephan, I enjoyed your article very much and found it quite useful for people needing to work from home. As I’m from Ireland, I use a survey site called They do not pay cash but you can win some great prizes and the surveys are really short. I like some of the survey sites you have selected and will perhaps join another one of these. Thanks again.

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks Trev

  5. Hi there

    This is a great informative post and you have done a terrific job here.

    I agree with you 100% when you come across companies looking for people to work for hours doing surveys and nothing to show for it at the end of the day, in the form of payment.

    I also agree with your alternative option, in recommending WA. Definitely a winner.

    Best of luck and wishing you the very best of success in your online adventure.

    Cheers………..Phil Browne

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks Phil

  6. Selenity Jade says:

    Excellent article on paid surveys. I myself checked into these a long time ago and found they weren’t for me just because it’s actually hard to qualify for a lot of them. You can spend hours and not qualify for a single one that day, so on top of being mind-numbing, it’s often frustrating. At least for me.

    But I did find your site interesting and honest. You did point out the boring part. A few times. So excellent. 

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks Selenity!

  7. Hi Stephan, I really enjoyed reading your article. This is a very helpful article for those who have spare time and want to make money online. It’s a  great way to earn money for just being honest about your opinion or thoughts.

    I tried my luck in surveys a few years back and I learned that this isn’t about joining every single survey site you find on Google but it’s about focusing on those with decent payouts. Thanks for sharing a very informative article about the survey with us.

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks Bushra!

  8. iggy st clair says:

    I am disabled with a neurodegenerative disorder that is painful and very limiting.
    I found most surveys tend to ask about employment and when you answer honestly and click “disabled” surveys are no longer available to you. I suppose they think disabled people don’t spend money or something. Have you had this issue?
    I was trying to do a survey for Pinchme, whom does not pay for surveys but sends out monthly boxes of samples and you can use coins from surveys to enter to win things. So this was not actually a survey to get paid even but the survey asked for full honesty and then the first question was employment status. Disabled was an option so I was being honest, after that I got “Thank you for attempting this survey” and no surveys could be found for me,
    Most surveys don’t care for the opinions of people who are disabled based on the assumption that they have little or no disposable income and/or do not fit their customer market. So what is the best way around this? should we lie about employment? I’m also interested if anyone else has had this issue. I have had it previously which is why I gave up on trying surveys that paid money.

    1. Interesting. I haven’t encountered that problem, but perhaps other people reading this article can chime in with their experiences. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. All the best…

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