In a perfect world, we could all make money from the comfort of our own couch. There would be no need to get a second job or work extra-long hours because we could make that extra cash online.
Well, there’s good news: You can make money from your couch. And yes, you can make it via online survey sites.
Before you roll your eyes in disbelief, know that there are perfectly legit survey sites that will pay for your opinion. Are there scams out there too? Of course, but we’ll discuss the best survey sites here so you can sign up and start earning today.
You can gain some peace of mind when signing up for MyPoints since it’s been around for over 20 years. It also has a solid rating with the Better Business Bureau, so you don’t have to worry about being scammed.
MyPoints works by giving you points every time you fill out a survey. Collect enough points, and you can get gift cards to such retailers as Starbucks, Old Navy, and Amazon.
If surveys aren’t your cup of tea, MyPoints also lets you earn by playing games, watching videos, reading emails, and shopping at certain retailers.
If you’re looking to earn cold, hard cash instead of gift cards, InboxDollars may be right up your alley. The survey site also has a solid rating with the Better Business Bureau, so your info should be safe here.
Like MyPoints, InboxDollars gives you various ways to earn online. You can take standard surveys, or you can play games online, shop with your favorite brands, watch videos, or read emails to entertain yourself and get paid.
Do you want the option of getting gift cards or cash? Sign up for Survey Junkie, and you’ll get just that.
After you sign up for the survey site, you’ll create a profile. Survey Junkie will use your profile info to match you up to surveys.
The more surveys you take, the more virtual points you can earn. Once you earn enough points, you can exchange them for gift cards or payouts via PayPal.
This relatively new app lets you complete surveys, watch movies, and more in your quest to earn points.
Even if you don’t qualify for a survey, you can earn rewards, which is a nice bonus. Once you reach a certain level, you can redeem your points for gift cards from Amazon.com or PayPal cash.
Will you get rich by merely signing up for those four survey sites above? No, but if you sign up to all four at once, you can start to get the gist of each site and see what earns you the most cash and gift cards.
Think of online surveys as a way to pass the time on your couch while also getting paid. It won’t replace your full-time job, but it can be fun and rewarding at the same time.