paid survey sites in the UK - the ultimate list

The Ultimate List of Paid Survey Sites in the UK

Want to save this post for later? Click here to download as a PDF!
1.4K Shares

Looking for the highest paid surveys to make money online?

Completing surveys for money is usually one of the first things that comes up when you’re looking into how to make 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. Paid surveys can also provide faster results than a lot of other online money making methods.

There are other advantages to completing online 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 paid online surveys on your phone. This makes them a perfect little earner 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 where they can use their phones.

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

Top tips for earning money with paid 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 survey sites are FREE to join.

There are certain sites out there that will charge you to get ‘access’ to paid online surveys. Sites like this 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!

Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links. If you purchase something through a link on this page, I may earn a commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks!

Anyway, are you ready?

The Ultimate List of Best Survey Sites in the UK

Over 20 best surveys for money UK - paid survey sites can be such an easy and fast way to make money online. These are officially the best paid survey sites in the UK so sign up today!


Top earners

These sites have the highest paid surveys! 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. This site has the best paid surveys as far as I’m concerned. If you only sign up for one survey site, make it this one!

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


Pinecone Research

Each survey is £3, making it one of the best paid survey sites. Also, you can cash out after every survey, so it’s great when you need to make money fast! However, unlike the other sites on this list, it can be difficult to join because they are often closed to new members. It is open at the time of writing so get in there quick!

Payment method: PayPal or Amazon gift cards

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

Sign up for Pinecone Research


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 – and you currently get a £3 bonus when you register!

Sign up for Swagbucks


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. I definitely recommend making a new email address for this one because you will get a lot of offers! There’s a £1 bonus just for joining.

Payment method: Cheque, vouchers or prepaid Mastercard

Payment threshold: £20

Sign up for InboxPounds


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


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) and there is a short daily survey to get a guaranteed 50 points each day. I really enjoy YouGov surveys. The only problem is it can take a while to reach the £50 threshold.

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


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


paid surveys uk - the best paid surveys to make money online

Best of the rest

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


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


Branded Surveys

Branded Surveys, previously known as MintVine, are a market research company, so your surveys can help shape the decisions of famous brands. They always seems to have a lot of surveys available.

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


Bonus! Paid survey apps

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

uk survey apps - make money on your phone

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

If you like the idea of making money on the go, check out my post 19 Money Making Apps to Earn Cash From Your Phone for more ideas!


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:

Also make sure you check out this list of work from home jobs in the UK perfect for stay at home mums.

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

Pin this for later

Paid survey sites can be a fast and easy way to make extra money, but be careful, there are some scams out there. And frankly, some sites are better than others. These are my hand picked best paying survey sites to actually make money online!

Paid surveys UK - over 20 top best paid survey sites to make money from home!

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.
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.
I love survey sites! Definitely one of the easiest ways to make money online FAST. All these sites work in the UK and they are a great source of extra cash! Sign up for the top 3 on this list if nothing else!
I love survey sites! Definitely one of the easiest ways to make money online FAST. All these sites work in the UK and they are a great source of extra cash! Sign up for the top 3 on this list if nothing else!
I love survey sites! Definitely one of the easiest ways to make money online FAST. All these sites work in the UK and they are a great source of extra cash! Sign up for the top 3 on this list if nothing else!
I love survey sites! Definitely one of the easiest ways to make money online FAST. All these sites work in the UK and they are a great source of extra cash! Sign up for the top 3 on this list if nothing else!
I love survey sites! Definitely one of the easiest ways to make money online FAST. All these sites work in the UK and they are a great source of extra cash! Sign up for the top 3 on this list if nothing else!
I love survey sites! Definitely one of the easiest ways to make money online FAST. All these sites work in the UK and they are a great source of extra cash! Sign up for the top 3 on this list if nothing else!

 

 

 

1.4K Shares

8 thoughts to “The Ultimate List of Paid Survey Sites in the UK”

  1. Populus Live pays very well, but be aware that their surveys are only available for a short time so it’s worth checking your inbox regularly for notifications.

  2. YourSayPays is quite a good one too, their surveys are pretty quick and quite varied. They also have a community you can join to share tips, tricks etc. They don’t pay mega-bucks each time, but doesnt take long to reach the £20 threshold.

  3. Also try e-rewards, mingle, surveybods, viewsbank and maximiles. Beware of branded surveys. Didn’t get paid last time out and STILL WAITING!!!

  4. Are there any surveys that I can do whilst traveling with my partner who is disabled – I am his carer. I am usually in England or Spain, but all the ones I apply to in Spain seem to be in Spanish only. Really need something to fill some of my spare time. Many thanks
    Sue

    1. Hi Sue,

      You might have to wait until you are back in the UK to sign up to some of these sites, because some of them will only accept UK residents and they might block you based on your computer tracking/IP address if you apply when you’re abroad. Once you are accepted though, I think you should be able to do the surveys wherever you are.

      If you are already signed up but the site is showing in Spanish, it could be the settings on the website or your computer. I am not very techy I’m afraid, but I would try the following things:
      1) See if there is a way to change the language on the website. Each site will be different, but sometimes there will be a little flag symbol in a top or bottom corner which you can click on to change language or region.
      2) If you are already a member, try going to your personal profile/account settings and see if you can change language and/or region there.
      You can copy and paste the URL into Google Translate to translate the whole site and help you navigate there.
      3) Try changing the default language on your internet browser. It will be different for each browser but it should be under ‘settings’. Sometimes it will automatically show websites in the language of the country where you are located, but you can force it to show English instead.
      I hope one of these works! If you still have problems, I would email the support of the sites you’re interested in and ask if you can use it from abroad. Unfortunately I can’t really advise on individual sites as they all have different rules.

      Good luck and I hope you can make surveys work for you 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.