Every so often I like to show you guys that the programs I recommend do pay. For this post, I’ve compiled a few checks and Paypal screenshots for companies that have paid me in the month of November alone. I’ll give you a quick description of the program and links to sign up.
The point of this post is to show you that every little bit of earnings add up. Some people seem to think that online surveys aren’t worth their time. Here’s proof that even if you get paid a few bucks here and there, you can still pull some nice extra side cash each month.
The best part? Everything on this list is FREE to join.
To the proof!
SurveySavvy was one of the first programs I started recommending when I’ve Tried That was just beginning. Four years later, I’m STILL collecting checks regularly from them. The surveys are fairly easy to do and they do pay out very nicely. They also give you the option to take more “in-depth” surveys and participate in research studies. I’ve been paid $60 just to track what I drank for a week. Not bad at all.
Opinion Outpost is another paying survey program with a frequency similar to SurveySavvy. However, at Opinion Outpost, you get rewarded with points for completing surveys. You can use those points to redeem cash or prizes. They slightly differ from SurveySavvy because SS pays in cash only. At Opinion Outpost there is an extra step involved, but you can still get paid in cash. Join!
American Consumer Opinion
Similar to SurveySavvy and Opinion Outpost, but as you can see, the surveys are a little less frequent. The good news is that surveys do come in and you do get paid! It’s still a must-join from me.
With BigCrumbs, you can get money back on nearly anything you buy online. BigCrumbs has setup an affiliate program with hundreds of different online stores like Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Macys, or even Walmart. You use BigCrumb’s affiliate link just before purchasing and they receive a percentage of your purchase as commission for referring you to the sale. BigCrumbs then will give you a cut of the affiliate commission as a thank you for using their link. As you can see, I saved an extra $15 just by clicking through BigCrumbs first. Highly recommended with Black Friday/Cyber Monday coming up!
Instant Cash Sweepstakes is a market research business that will reward you for taking part in short online polls. Every poll consists of three questions and takes only a few seconds to complete. The polls are a mix between member created questionnaires and polls created by businesses interested in seeing answers from a specific demographic. You can take part in up to 5 polls every three hours.
The easiest way to make money is to just keep taking the polls. You can randomly be selected to win a handful of change at the end of each poll. (Another bonus tip: consistency in your answers will also allow you to take more polls per 3-hour block, so be honest!) The polls are fun and they’re a great way to kill some time during the day if you get bored. You just need to log in and remember to take them!
PaidViewpoint is a relatively new company that I’ve been recommending lately. This is actually the first time I’ve been paid by them. It’s run by the same company that operates InstantCashSweepstakes. They are a market research company paying you to participate in surveys. It does sound familiar, but PaidViewpoint is putting a fresh spin on things, including guaranteed payments for every survey you’re invited to. Seriously, you can’t get kicked out of a survey halfway through because you don’t “qualify.” Oh, and you automatically get $1.00 just for signing up.
Use this code when signing up for an extra cash bonus: itriedthat
Clixsense pays you to look at ads and websites. All you have to do is click on a link, look at a website, wait a few seconds, and you’ll get money deposited into your account. This is probably the easiest way to make money on this list. As you can expect, it doesn’t pay as well as the others, but it’s still a great way to make some extra money in your spare time. If you join Clixsense, I highly recommend upgrading to the Premium Level. This will allow you to view hundreds more ads and will quickly pay for itself. Remember to refer your friends and family. This one allows for referrals 8 levels deep. Start building that downline!
This one is a personal favorite of mine. SwagBucks awards you simply for using their search engine. Every time you search, there’s a chance you might win SwagBucks and you can redeem SwagBucks in their marketplace for money, gift certificates, or thousands of other items. Just think how many times per day you use a search engine like Google or Yahoo. Google.com used to be my home page, but I switched it to Swagbucks after I joined. I’m getting the exact same search results, only now I’m slowly making money by doing so.
I cash out $25 in Amazon gift cards every month. You can redeem your SwagBucks for cash as well. I like the Amazon gift cards because they’re less SwagBucks per dollar and I shop there frequently.
Finally, we have a program called CashCrate. Really, it’s a giant compilation of this list rolled into one program. You can get paid for answering surveys, participating in polls, viewing sponsor ads, shopping etc. I tend to avoid completing offers for cash. I believe it’s not worth the hassle. Instead of rambling on about the features of this one, you really just need to click through and check out the website yourself.
The Bottom Line
The bottom line on this one is simple and when added up, it comes out to…
That’s an extra $300 I made this month. So far. Starting to see the value in ‘get paid to’ sites? Individually it may not seem like a lot, but when you add everything up, it’s pretty clear that you can make a nice chunk of extra change each month.
Don’t overlook this post! Be productive! Go back and click on every single Sign Up link I posted above. Like I said, everything here is free to join and will certainly help out each month.