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Online surveys: Get paid to take survey, shop and more!

Posted at 6:21 AM, Jun 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-18 10:18:42-04

 Doesn't it seem that no matter how many raises you get…you just can't keep up with the cost of living?

But there are a few ways to make some extra cash. Swagbucks is one of the favorites.

It is a free service that pays you for shopping, watching videos, taking surveys and more.

It doesn't take a lot of time and you get paid through gift cards or Paypal.

In fact, you get ten dollars just for signing up.

Many users say they make about $10 per day. But the more you do, the more you make.

Global Test Market is another site that pays you to complete surveys. How much you earn depends on the length of the survey and the company. But the website touts you can make up to $5 per survey.


The biggest downside to this site is qualifying for surveys. Users complain that it can take 10 minutes of answering questions only to find out you don’t qualify. But the site will give you five free points if you don’t qualify.


To put that into perspective… 35 points are equivalent to $1.50 according to


The highest paying survey will get you 250 points, or $10. You’ll need $50, or 1200 points to cash out.

Survey Junkie is another popular site to make some extra cash.

The site says you can get between $2 and $75 for each survey and you can get paid up to $120 an hour for focus groups.


But according to, it’s more likely to get paid an average of $1 to $3 per survey on average.


Again, there are dozens of sites promising to make you rich for doing little work.  So, of course, there will be some companies taking advantage of your want for the cash.

Let Joe Know says no matter what website you’re trying, protect yourself:

  • Make sure you are using the right website not a look-a-like. Imposter sites may be off by a letter or switch the spelling to confuse you

  • Read the fine print. What is the company doing with the personal information you give them to sign up for surveys?

  • Check out reviews to find out how responsive the company is to issues like pay, and when the website isn’t working

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