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The Ultimate List of Paid Survey Sites in the UK

Looking for a way to make money online?

Completing surveys for money is usually one of the first things people think of when it comes to making extra money online.

Survey sites sometimes get a bad rap because the average pay is low and some surveys screen you out half way through, wasting your time.

However, there is definitely money to be made completing surveys, and some dedicated people make £100s per month from it!

It can be a great first step into the world of making money online. It can also provide more instant results than a lot of other online money making methods.

There are other advantages to completing surveys for money. For example, they don’t require a whole lot of brainpower so you can complete them while doing something else, like watching TV. Also, you can often complete them on your phone, making it a perfect side hustle for people who spend a lot of time commuting, waiting in the car, nursing mums, or other people who end up with pockets of time with not much to do except look at their phones.

For these reasons, I decided to compile a list of all the best survey companies in the UK.

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Top tips for earning money with surveys

Before you get started, make sure you know how to make the most of paid surveys:

  • If you want to make real money with surveys, it’s all about the volume. Some of these sites might only send you one or two surveys a month. Sign up for all of them to maximize your chances to earn!
  • Create a new email address just for surveys so you can easily check for new survey notifications without clogging up your normal inbox (some of these sites will email you a LOT!).
  • I recommend signing up for as many survey companies as you can and then bookmarking them all in a special folder. This means you can open up a whole load of survey tabs very quickly and keep them open to be alerted of new surveys.
  • Don’t lie! It gets difficult to remember what you’ve told a company, and come surveys will lock you out if your answers don’t match up.
  • Don’t zone out too much if you complete surveys while watching TV or something. Some surveys will put in trick questions to make sure you’re paying attention.
  • Bear in mind that all these sites have different payment terms and minimum thresholds. If you need cash fast, prioritize sites that let you cash out at a low sum.

Note: all of the below are FREE to join. There are certain sites out there that will charge you to get ‘access’ to surveys. Such sites are scams and there is no need to pay anything because you can find all the surveys you need for free.

Surveys should be making you money, not costing you money!

Anyway, are you ready?

The Ultimate List of Paid Survey Sites in the UK

Looking for a way to make extra money from home? This ultimate list of UK paid survey sites has all the sites you NEED to sign up to to get started. Over 20 sites, highly recommended that will actually pay you.


Top earners

These sites are highly recommended as they tend to pay the best! Sign up to these first:

Prolific Academic

Prolific Academic is well known as one of the best paying survey sites. All the surveys are for academic researchers, which means they are usually on very interesting topics such as psychology.

Payment method: PayPal

Payment threshold: £5

Sign up for Prolific Academic


GlobalTestMarket

This is a huge global company which has a lot of surveys available. It can be used in many different countries.  You can cash out to PayPal or in various gift cards.

Payment method: PayPal, Amazon and other gift cards

Payment threshold: £30

Sign up for GlobalTestMarket


Swagbucks

This is not just a survey site – it has all kinds of opportunities such as paid website sign-ups, get paid to watch videos, product trials and cashback. However, it always has loads of surveys available so many people use it just for surveys.

Payment method: PayPal or gift cards for Amazon, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and more.

Payment threshold: £5

Sign up for Swagbucks


MySurvey

MySurvey pays you for surveys (obviously), and also for things like testing new products or keeping a diary about your experiences. They have a nice low payment threshold of just £3!

Payment method: PayPal or gift cards (Amazon, Homebase or Debenhams)

Payment threshold: £3

Sign up for MySurvey


OnePoll

OnePoll surveys are usually quite short and interesting. The surveys are often quoted in news articles, which is always fun. The payment threshold is quite high at £40, but you get a bonus £2.50 just for signing up!

Payment method: bank transfer or PayPal

Payment threshold: £40

Sign up for OnePoll


YouGov

This is a famous market research company. Government agencies and media often use YouGov surveys – it’s quite cool when you see the results of a survey you did in the papers! Most surveys are fairly short (less than 10 minutes). Unfortunately it can take a long time to cash out with this one.

Payment method: bank transfer (can take up to a month)

Payment threshold: £50

Sign up for YouGov


i-Say

i-Say (previously called Ipsos) is known as one of the best paying survey sites. Unfortunately they only pay in vouchers, with no option to claim your earnings as cash – but Amazon vouchers are always handy.

Payment method: gift cards (including Amazon, Argos and John Lewis) and charity donations

Payment threshold: £10

Sign up for i-Say


Crowdology

This is another well-paying site with a low payment threshold.

Payment method: PayPal or Amazon vouchers

Payment threshold: £4 for PayPal, £10 for Amazon

Sign up for Crowdology


Panelbase

This one always seems to have a lot of short surveys available, so you can hit payout quickly. Plus you get £3 just for signing up!

Payment method: Bank transfer or vouchers

Payment threshold: £10

Sign up for Panelbase


Pinecone Research

Each survey is £3, making it one of the best paid survey sites. However, unlike the other sites on this list, it can be difficult to join because they will only accept new members who match the profiles they need at the time. If you don’t get accepted, don’t get discouraged – sign up for the others on this list and maybe try Pinecone Research again in a month or two!

Payment method: PayPal or Amazon gift cards

Payment threshold: £3 (so you can cash out after each survey!)

Sign up for Pinecone Research


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Best of the rest

If you have time, sign up to these too to maximise your income:


InboxPounds

As the name suggests, this site sends money straight to your inbox! You can make money for reading emails (all adverts, obviously) and playing games online, as well as surveys. There’s a £1 bonus just for joining.

Payment method:

Payment threshold: £20

Sign up for InboxPounds


Opinium

This is a London-based market research company that works with a lot of well-known brands. It pays 50p per survey.

Payment method: cheque or bank transfer

Payment threshold: £25

Sign up for Opinium


Toluna

This site offers product testing as sell as surveys, so you might get some freebies to try! You get points just for registering and more for filling out your profile.

Payment method: PayPal or gift cards.

Payment threshold: 60,000 points (approx £10)

Sign up for Toluna


Valued Opinions

Valued Opinions sometimes pays up to £5 per survey! Also, you’ll occasionally get the opportunity to take part in focus groups, which are interesting and pay well.

Payment method: Gift cards for various brands including Amazon, John Lewis, M&S and Boots.

Payment threshold: £10.50

Sign up for Valued Opinions


PopulusLive

This is very well-paying for a survey site. Unlike the other sites, it pays for your time, not per survey, and it promises £1 for every 5 minutes you spend on this site. Sadly it doesn’t always have a lot of work available, and the payment threshold is quite high.

Payment method: cheque

Payment threshold: $50

Sign up for Populus Live


MintVine

This one always seems to have a lot of surveys available. They even have a guaranteed daily survey to make sure you keep racking up the points.

Payment method: PayPal, Amazon and lots of other gift cards

Payment threshold: $10

Sign up for MintVine


Opinion Outpost

This is a popular survey site. As well as earning points per survey, each completed survey is an entry into a quarterly prize draw to win £5000. It also has one of the lowest payment thresholds at just £2.50.

Payment method: PayPal, Amazon gift cards, iTunes gift cards, or you can spend your points in their online shop with various retail partners.

Payment threshold:£2.50

Sign up for Opinion Outpost


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Survey apps

These are surveys that you can complete on your phone only. Great for people who are always on the go.

Citizenme

This is my favourite survey app. The questions are very short, and its pays instantly as soon as you submit a survey! You can read my full review here.

Payment method: PayPal

Payment threshold: instant payments

Sign up for Citizenme


Voxpopme

A survey site with a difference: record short videos of yourself answering the questions. Pays quite well but be aware that the companies can use your video in their advertising.

Payment method: PayPal

Payment threshold: £10

Sign up for Voxpopme


OnePulse

Very easy to use but recently I haven’t found many paid surveys on it.

Payment method: PayPal

Payment threshold: £5

Sign up for OnePulse


Featurepoints

The main way to earn money on Featurepoints is by downloading apps, but they also have a lot of surveys available.

Payment method: PayPal or various different vouchers

Payment threshold: $3

Sign up for Featurepoints


1Q

This app hardly has any surveys available for me, but like Citizenme, it pays you immediately.

Payment method: PayPal

Payment threshold: immediate

Sign up for 1Q


Other ways to make money online in the UK

Not a fan of surveys? Or want to make even MORE money? I have lots of other recommendations for making money online. Why not try one of these:

What are your favourite survey sites? Any more to add to my list? Let me know in the comments!

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Looking for a way to make extra money from home? This ultimate list of UK paid survey sites has all the sites you NEED to sign up to to get started. Over 20 sites, highly recommended that will actually pay you.

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