Making An Income Stream Out of Taking Surveys

Believe it or not, there are legitimate ways to make money on line. Completing surveys and participating in online focus groups are such an example. Many companies pay anywhere from $2 to $150 depending on the amount of effort involved. Focus groups are going to pay about $75-$150 but they are going to take between an hour to an hour and a half to complete.

While you won’t get rich from completing surveys, you can build up your survey base such that it becomes a good source to add to your income stream, which is critical to becoming a millionaire. Today alone, I took 16 surveys ranging in amount from $1 to $75. The good thing about surveys is you can decide how many you want to take or if you want to take them at all.

Now there are a lot of survey companies out there. Some are scams. Under no circumstances should you ever have to pay to take surveys. Be wary of any company charging a fee to provide you a list of companies that offer surveys. As this list is readily available for free over the internet.

After years of completing surveys on line, I have compiled a list of the survey companies I believe to be the best based off the frequency of surveys sent and the amount of compensation. They include the following:

American Consumer Online Panel - They invite you to fill out surveys online. Once finished with the survey, you will receive cash, a check, a gift, and/or an entry in a drawing (values typically range from $4.00 to $25.00 per completed survey). Even if you are not selected for a survey, your name will be entered in a monthly drawing. Sign up at

Survey Savvy - This is the online division of Luth Research, a leader in market research for nearly 25 years. Surveys range from $2 to $50. What’s unique about survey savvy is you also get paid for not only the surveys you take but also for surveys taken by your referrals and their referrals. This is sort of a MLM survey but it is pretty lucrative if you can create a team under you of people interested in taking surveys. To sign up go to:

Mindfield - Earn cash and prizes for each completed survey. They send out surveys frequently. Sign up at:

Focus Forward – one of the better of the survey companies they pay anywhere for $2 to $150 depending on the type of survey. They offer a lot of focus groups which usually take between an hour to 1.5 hours and can be done via phone or online but the pay is usually between $75-$150 for participation. Sign up at:

Valued Opinions – also a very good company. They send surveys frequently and pay anywhere from $2 to $15 a survey. Occasionally, they have some surveys that pay out at $50. Sign up:

My View - My View is another one of my favorites because of the frequency of surveys sent and the amount of compensation awarded. The good thing about them is you’ll know in the beginning if you are disqualified or not. They pay with My View points, which means that 1 point constitutes $1.

Pinecone Research--one of the most well-respected and best survey companies to work for. They only accept applications every few months for a short time period so it’s imperative that you sign up when they are having “open enrollment.” If you qualify and are accepted, you'll be promptly paid $3 for every survey you complete. Plus, you'll have possible opportunities to try out full-size products for free.

Believe me when I say the opportunity to make money completing surveys is plentiful. Like anything else you have to expend a bit of effort upfront on sign up. But once you complete that, there is plenty of opportunity to make money.


Jace said...

A lot of people would like to create an online income stream. Surveys are the different and unique way of making money. Thank you for sharing your information.

Derek Krycek said...

I have heard a lot of things about paid surveys. I was afraid that they were all scams. This is really cool to know that there are a lot of payed surveys out there that actually aren't scams! Thank you for this post!

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