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Top 5 survey websites

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I am a fan of survey websites and have been for a number of years now. Surveys are often frowned upon by people who earn money on the internet. Some people assume that surveys will pay you 50p for 30 minutes work. By being selective about the companies that you use it is possible to make a nice amount of money per month. You may never be able to work from home solely completing surveys, however, you could certainly enjoy a nice holiday or save towards a new car. You could take some of your survey earnings and use them for matched betting. This is a fantastic way to make some extra money.

I personally make £100s per month from completing surveys. I have fantastic survey demographics and follow these top tips for completing surveys. By working smart, fast, and limiting the companies I use I am able to maximise my survey earnings. I typically spend around 1-2 hours per day on surveys. I keep my surveys that are emailed throughout the day and then work through them in one go. I delete small paying surveys, or ones that state they will take a long time for a small reward.

These are my top 5 survey websites as of March 2016:

*Prolific Academic

This is my number 1 of my top 5 survey websites. I absolutely LOVE Prolific Academic. Their studies are interesting, informative AND they pay fantastically. Surveys reward you with at least £5 per hour for your trouble, and they frequently have bonuses on offer too. My highest bonus so far has been £20, on top of my survey payment. Most surveys are interesting and engaging, which is great.

I have made more than £50 per month, on average, for almost a year now. Prolific Academic have become my favourite survey website and I find surveys are only available for short periods of time because of their popularity. You can read a more in depth post on Prolific Academic here.

Minimum payout: £5 minimum although you will get charged Paypal fees. If you wait until you have £20 then you can avoid these fees. Payments arrive within 24 hours usually.


At times I have earned from up to £90 a month with this website. I have had access to focus groups, product trials and other opportunities thanks to LifePoints. They used to be GlobalTestMarket and MySurvey and have now merged.

Surveys typically range from 10 – 100 points at the moment, although this can vary. You can read a more in depth post on LifePoints here.

Minimum payout: £5 by Paypal. You can redeem for Amazon vouchers and more.


YouGov is a very well known survey company and they have fantastic surveys. I am quite interested in politics and this is why I am such a big fan of YouGov surveys. Their survey results are often quoted in the news, which is interesting. They send updates about the surveys that you have completed and there are a number of regular surveys that I see. Lately I have been finding that I can cashout every 2 months or so, but this will vary from person to person. Also, some times of the year are busier than others. For example, when the EU referendum vote goes ahead later this year there will be TONS of surveys available, more than one per day. Other times I may only get a few surveys per week.

I have been a member of YouGov for years now and still thoroughly enjoy their surveys. Payouts are regular for me and I get a steady stream of interesting surveys from them too. You can read a more in depth post on YouGov here.

Minimum payout: £50 via bank transfer. This can take 28 days to arrive.


Clixsense is a get paid to website and they have a TON of moneymaking opportunities. Personally I like to visit a couple of times a week to pick up surveys. They have surveys from a number of different companies for varying amounts. Some surveys are as low as 30 cents and some are as high are $5. In the several years that I have been a member I believe I have only had 1 or 2 delayed credit surveys that were rejected. I think this may have been because I had completed them elsewhere.

I have personally made over $4,000 with Clixsense and check in a couple of times per week. You can read my guide to maximising your money with Clixsense here.

Minimum payout: $8 for free members and $6 for premium members. Payments are processed daily, around 30%, so you may be waiting 3-4 days for your payment which will be via Paypal. Other payment methods are available for users of Clixsense from countries other than the United Kingdom.


WhatUsersDo will pay you to test websites on your laptop, PC, tablet or mobile device. The tests are worth £8 each and typically take from 15-20 minutes, if that. I love WhatUsersDo as it can be a great earner. They have work available throughout the month. I have my mobile, tablet and laptop registered for completing surveys. You have to run a screen recorder and just speak out loud while you are testing.

I have made £100s with WhatUsersDo in the last year or two. You can read a more in depth post on WhatUsersDo here.

Minimum payout: Any amount that you have earned in a given calendar month. For example if you made £8 in March this would be paid around the 25th of April. This is fantastic as it is a steady stream of money to top up my Paypal balance.

Top 5 survey websites

These are just a small selection of my favourite survey websites. I have a number of websites that I use and I have posted about here. The above top 5 survey websites are ones that I use frequently. My list varies from time to time but these are reliable companies that offer interesting surveys.

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Top 5 survey websites

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Tommy Boy

Monday 27th of August 2018

Thanks for all the tips and advice, I appreciate it :)


Monday 27th of August 2018

You're so welcome. Hope they help you make some money! x

GPTGenies Nikki

Thursday 29th of March 2018

All great sites :) Personally my favourites are Swagbucks and InstaGC, with Prolific coming in a close 3rd :) I love that I made over £4000 in 2017 on survey sites and didn't have to spend my own money for any Birthdays, celebrations or Christmas. Great article, and a couple of sites that have been on my list to play with, so thanks for the reminder!


Monday 2nd of April 2018

That's great, well done you!

Tracy Nixon

Wednesday 9th of March 2016

Thanks Katy! I have joined and I'm earning some extra cash!