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Survey Chris Income Report – May 2014

income-report-screenshotEvery month I publish my survey income reports which document how much I make from taking surveys and recommending others to survey sites on my blog.

These income reports are here to show you where exactly I am making the most money, and with which survey sites.

Also in these monthly income reports will include updates to the website for the last month, which survey sites I liked the best in the past month, along with what you can expect to see on Survey Chris in the coming month.

I hope that these monthly reports will inspire you to see how much you can add onto your monthly income by utilizing online survey sites, and see where you should be directing your time and energy when it comes to taking surveys. [continue reading…]

Why I created Survey Chris

I've been running a blog where I write about entrepreneurship for several years and I received an email from a reader asking me if it was possible to make money filling out surveys.

I was intrigued.

For years I'd seen advertisements for survey companies before, but I never actually tried one of these companies until one time back in the middle of 2013 I decided to dive into survey companies in my spare time for a few weeks to see how much money I could make.

I made $248.06 in less than 3 weeks only using my spare time while I was watching TV!

Great right?

Well, the problem I kept running into in my research was that every single website that I found that reviewed survey companies simply recommended the companies that offered them the greatest reward for the referral.

Understandable (I guess), but not cool.

For someone like me trying to determine if taking surveys was a viable method of generating some extra cash this made it incredibly aggravating to determine which companies I should sign up for.

I couldn't trust the reviews I found online.

The solution – why I started Survey Chris

I set the survey project aside but it kept nagging at me, so that's when I decided that I should just create my own website to showcase the best survey companies.

So on I'll be sharing which survey companies I enjoyed working with the most, made me the most money and paid me on time.

Now because I've already established that I can't trust the reviews from others, I've decided the only way I can provide you with unbiased reviews of the best survey companies online is to go out and try every single survey company around then show you the paycheck I get from them.

This will likely be an ever changing target but my goal for these reviews is to take enough surveys to reach a level great enough to get my first pay check and then I'll write the review.

Along the way I'll pick up tips about survey taking which I'll also share with you here. So stick around and be sure to join my survey insiders group to receive exclusive content not found on my blog:

The group is free to join, simply enter your email above and I'll send you a free gift in the first email.

My goal here is simple

Help you find which survey companies are the best to work with so you can avoid wasting time on the scammy companies out there.

Thanks for stopping by and if this sounds like something you're interested in join to get my free beginners guide releasing in late May.

The Best Online Surveys for Amazon Gift Cards

If you are looking for ways to get Amazon Gift Cards for minimal work, then you’ve come to the right place. Taking surveys online is a great way to make a little extra money every month, but not all survey companies offer the same way to cash out.

Below I’ve collected what I think are the best survey companies right now providing Amazon Gift Cards as a way to cash out your earnings. With how big Amazon is becoming, you can pretty much get anything with the gift cards you earn simply from taking surveys online.

The best Online Surveys for Amazon Gift Cards

Opinion Outpost

Opinion Outpost LogoOpinion Outpost is a great survey company for getting started with. They only offer surveys, but provide plenty to keep you busy. Their website is nicely laid out and easy to use. You simply sign up and get going with some surveys.

The minimum cash out is $10, which is fairly low for the industry, so you can get your earnings quicker. You also get paid out instantly, which I haven’t come across with any other sites.

If you’d like to read my full review on Opinion Outpost, you can do so here: Opinion Outpost Review

If you want to get started, sign up here


SwagbucksSwagbucks has become one of my favorite websites for making money online, and actually one of the only websites I prefer cashing out with Amazon gift cards rather than with PayPal. There are so many different ways to make money with Swagbucks, along with bonuses you get along the way, it’s extremely easy to get an Amazon gift card with them.

What is really great about Swagbucks and cashing out with Amazon gift cards, is that you actually need less points to get a $5 gift card from Amazon than for $5 of cash. This means Amazon gift cards are worth more!

You can read my extensive review on Swagbucks here: My Swagbucks Review

Or you can get going right now, and sign up for Swagbucks here

Prize Rebel

prizerebel logoPrize Rebel has one of the lowest payout minimums in the industry for Amazon gift cards. You can get a $2 Amazon gift card for only 200 points. Prize Rebel also offers you multiple ways to earn points including surveys, completing offers, watching videos and more. I've been a Prize Rebel member since 2015 and they are one of the best out there.

With a low 200 point threshold, you could earn your first Amazon gift card from Prize Rebel today with just a little time invested.

If you want more information, read my full Prize Rebel review here.

To get started with Prize Rebel, click here.

Darwin’s Data

Darwin's DataDarwin’s Data is a little different than the other survey panels on this list. For Darwin’s Data, you need to request an invitation from them to sign up for their panel. It may be difficult for you to get a spot on their panel, but if you do, it is absolutely worth it.

You get a $10 Amazon Gift Card for simply filling out your profile. Then they will begin to send you surveys, which typically involve watching videos and answering questions. Each survey is worth a $25 Amazon gift card and will be paid out within 24 hours.

You can request an invite here


iPoll logoiPoll is a great website for taking surveys on. They are simple to use and pay out pretty well. What I particularly like about iPoll is that they have a really good mobile app that you can use on the go.

If you’d like to learn more about iPoll, you can see my full review of them here: My iPoll Review

You also get $5 simply for signing up, which is a great bonus.

You can sign up for iPoll here


surveySpot_logo2SurveySpot is the last survey panel on this list, but that doesn’t mean they are the worse. SurveySpot is a sister website to Opinion Outpost. What this means is that they are owned and operated by the same market research company.

Their websites are laid out exactly the same, and they payout the same as well. The only problem this has is that sometimes they offer the same survey, but you are only allowed to take it once. They tell you quickly if that is the case when you click on the survey to take it, so it doesn’t really waste your time.

If you’d like to get more of a good thing, you can sign up for SurveySpot here


So you now have the best websites to make Amazon gift cards on. They are easy to sign up for and are legit companies.

If you have any other good companies to add to the list or any questions, leave me a comment below!

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