Survey companies come and go as the best available. Whenever I review sites, I always look at the history of the sites, because some go from being great to being bad, and others rebrand and become good survey sites. With the changes in some of the companies, I wanted to create a list of the highest paying survey sites for 2018.
This list is a good starting point if you are looking for new sites to join, or just getting started with taking surveys online. If you would like more content and my free guide on how to take surveys, you can get it here.
My Top 5 Highest Paying Survey Sites
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These sites below are in no particular order of who pays the highest. Although some do vary, overall they all pay above the industry standard. Make sure to read all the way through. At the bottom I share a couple of my favorite sites that aren't technically “Survey” sites, but are some of the best ways to make money online.
Prize Rebel offers a variety of ways to earn money from surveys and has some of the highest payouts available. I received my first payout from Prize Rebel way back in December 2014 and even now years later they continue to offer high survey payouts:
One of the great parts about Prize Rebel is that in addition to offering high paying surveys they also offer numerous other methods to earn points as well. Prize Rebel also offers exceptional flexibility with what to do with the points that you earn. If you want to get paid out via PayPal that's great, you can cash out for a little as 500 points to receive $5. If you would prefer an Amazon gift card, you can cash out for 200 points and get a $2 gift card. If you like flying Southwest, you can get a gift card from them 2500 points valued at $25. There is tremendous flexibility in how you redeem your rewards.
Another great part about Prize Rebel is that they reward your loyalty by providing you bonus points and prize discounts after you've earned more points with them:
I've been in the Diamond tier for several years now. Feel free to read my full Prize Rebel review, but I can confidently say you can just skip straight to signing up for Prize Rebel instead.
PineCone research is a straightforward survey site, except for the fact that you need to be invited to join, and not everyone gets accepted. This is disappointing, but you can understand why when you realize that they pay $3 per every survey.
That is pretty impressive. I do have a link for you to try and apply for the site. Make sure you use the link that matches your demographic
If you're 18 – 24 year old male use this link: Join PineCone Research
Here is the 18-34 year old UK link: Join PineCone Research
If you don't match these then use this link: Join PineCone Research
i-Say also has a loyalty program, so that makes them an even better survey taking site.
I've written an in-depth review on Ipsos i-Say that you can read here
If you'd like to join them, here's a link:
Opinion is not only one of the highest paying surveys sites this year, they are also the fastest paying. Their $10 minimum cash out is awesome, since it's lower than most, but they pay you via PayPal instantly.
I haven't come across any other site that pays instantly.
You can see my full in-depth review here, it includes some tips for best practice with Opinion Outpost: My Opinion Outpost Review
If you'd like to get going on Opinion Outpost right now, here's a link to join:
iPoll also has a mobile app, and it is one of the best ones for survey companies. You can take surveys on the go, or do little tasks while you are out and about.
You can get that $5 bonus for signing up here:
If you have read my other articles, reviews or looked at the sidebar, you have seen that I really like Swagbucks and CashCrate. I would include them in this, but since I make the most money with them through offers, they technically aren't the highest paying “survey” sites. They are my favorite sites for making money though. If you'd like to learn more about them, check out my in-depth reviews for them:
If you have any other sites you think should make the highest paying survey sites of 2018 or have any questions about them, leave me a comment.Advertiser Disclosure: We get a commission for some of the links on the blog. The opinions expressed here are the author's alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or endorsed by our partners.