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A List of Programs That Have Paid Me Recently

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.

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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!


Survey Savvy Check

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.

Click here and sign up at SurveySavvy now!

Opinion Outpost

Opinion Outpost Check

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!

Click here and sign up at Opinion Outpost now!

American Consumer Opinion

ACO Check

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.

Click here and sign up at American Consumer Opinion now!


BigCrumps Payment

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!


InstantCashSweepstakes Payment

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 Proof

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.

Click here and sign up at PaidViewpoint now!

Use this code when signing up for an extra cash bonus: itriedthat


Clixsense Proof

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!

Click here and sign up at Clixsense now!


SwagBucks Proof

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. 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.

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Click here and sign up at SwagBucks now!


CashCrate Check

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.

Click here and sign up at CashCrate now!

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.

25 thoughts on “A List of Programs That Have Paid Me Recently”

  1. Steve, Thanks for the great information here and on your fab. Reviews! I’m also a member of WA. (Could you please email me & help me- I lost access to the email it is on temp.). I, also, have another suggestion: Survey Junkie has been a great spot for me. Even if you don’t qualify for a survey, you get 2-3 points. I have received up to 100+ for a survey and bonuses. Every 100 points = $1.00 Cash out to PayPal at $10/min cash or virtual e-card. There is no affiliate link. Hope this helps others like it has helped me.

  2. Thanks for the info! I just signed up for “Survey Savvy” under you, but there are no surveys available at all. It says if you install the app, then you can get more invitation, so I’m going to try that. It also has a 2-tier referral program to get rewarded, but it doesn’t say how much you get for each one. I guess it goes by their actions, ad what surveys they complete? I don’t know, but going to give it a try. Perhaps they will have surveys to complete? I’m hoping anyhow! Thanks again! :-)

  3. The code you provided when signing up for an extra cash bonus at PaidViewpoint doesn’t work when I enter it. I type in “itriedthat” and I get an “Oops, no such code :p” error. Help?

    Thanks for the awesome list by the way! Slowly trying out each site one by one.

  4. Thank you very much for great information. I am looking for more panels to join. Just wanted to mention Vindale Research here. They pay well-an average $1 per survey, often more. I never had a problem getting paid and already made about $200 with them. I take only their “studies” which don’t require me to test anything or invest any money/give credit card number. I just recently got $50 from them and there is another $50 on the way.

  5. I’ve been with Opinion Outpost for about 3 weeks now and already earned $90. Key is to check back frequently through out the day to see if there’s any new surveys. I range between $4 – $15 per day. Obviously first few days of the week are the busiest so make sure you check as often as possible. Only Cash Surveys is decent. The surveys are not as frequent or as high paying as Opinion Oupost. But as long as you’re signed up with about 10 different sites, you can make a decent amount of money every day. I’ve also been with Inbox Dollars for about a month and have earned $55 with surveys, videos, free & trial offers (cancel before trial offer expires)

  6. Opinion outpost is great it’s only been 1 month since I first signed up and already have cashed $52! I’m trying to find another survey company similar to opinion outpost, any suggestions?

  7. I just signed up for Opinion Outpost yesterday. What with all the start up surveys (for the profile) there were only two surveys that I got opinion points for, but I got 5 from each. Already, that’s one dollar that I earned, and they say that it’s usually a while before you start getting surveys. I think it’s great that I was able to sit back in bed with my laptop and earn some quick cash. I’m seventeen right now and just starting to look into these kinds of websites. With college coming up in the fall, I think this is a great way to earn some extra cash to help pay for it. I haven’t been able to find a job because I live in the middle of nowhere. $300 a month is a lot when you can’t find a job in the first place. It’d definitely help out. I’m going to look into some of these other websites! :)

  8. That’s what I’m doing trying to figure out what’s paying and what’s crap. That’s how I a broke man will be paying for an education. Also word to the wise don’t enroll in sendearning. They use to pay out $30 a month but can’t seem to qualify for any surveys any more and its been 2 months so I gave them the boot.

  9. Hi Jaye, I looked at Arise when I wrote my latest post about customer service jobs…the company appears to be legit but requires that you do and pay for several things, including incorporating yourself as a business. They also charge you on a monthly basis for their admin expenses (e.g., the use of their software)- this doesn’t happen until you start earning money with them, though. This might be why your friend wants you to work under her….it’s just cheaper that way. However, you’ll have to trust her to pay you yor due share.

  10. Do you know anything about is it a good opportunity before i try it…I have a friend who has a contract with AT&T through the Arise and says that i can work under her i just have to pay for the courses but im guaranteed to be making money by the third or fourth week?

  11. hi steve i have been reading through your site for a while now and am going to try some of this stuff. most of it i have already tried but i will try now with a fresh start. i was wondering why you havent commented on the last 2 post on here in this section?
    i always like to see your comments and know that you actually are reading what we write it keeps me coming back to this site.

  12. FYI Steve Opinion Outpost does not pay with checks anymore, ever since they changed to their new system late November 2011. They had a real bad fraudulant problem with their Amazon reward claim, seems they had several fake accounts that collected thousands of dollars off their Amazon Reward claim. They said they changed to Paypal instead of the checks because someone must have sent out a fake Opinion Outpost check, they are warning people about receiving a check payment from Opinion Outpost. I liked Opinion Outpost but it doesn’t sound good what’s been happening to them, a little concerned about my personal info with them now.

  13. I use Paid, and have qualified for my first payout after doing their surveys for about 2 months. I think it builds up quicker as I accumulate more points, but I am up to about $20 now. The surveys are easy and quick, and a nice distraction from working. I dropped ClixSense because the money is too little. Unless you can refer a bunch of people, you won’t make hardly anything. For them to pay me 1/10th of a penny to look at an ad is kind of insulting. I did it for about month, and I accumulated about $3. As you advised, I paid for the premium membership but that was a waste. I say ditch these guys. A waste.

  14. Yes they do add up. I worked a job till I had made all I could make this year and then I retired. I am working on each of these get paid to sites and letting them add up. My cashcrate is almost ready to pay. My swagbucks is really adding up and I am waiting til after the lst of the year to get paid on them because I am retired. I take surveys and their adding up. This is a great job for seniors who are retired and need an extra income to go with their pension. You can make as much or as little as you want. Now I won’t have to work a job and I can do this & get my pension.

  15. Thanks Steve, for all your outputs. They do really make a lot of sense. However, I live in India and having clicked on InstantCashSweepstakes and Swagbucks, i discovered that they don’t include people from my country to participate. Also, paypal has some glitches operating personal accounts in India. These are my honest opinion. However, your inputs regarding certain websites like PaidViewpoint are really quite stunning.

  16. Thanks for sharing proof from all these great sites. I love them all and continue to be paid by each of them. It doesn’t seem like much here and there, but it really does add up. In fact, I just got paid by Cash Crate today! :)


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