This “8 Best Survey Apps That Pay You” post lists apps that one can use to earn extra money on the side. This post contains affiliate links/ads. See disclosure policy. Updated on July 27, 2017.
Companies value your opinion because through these opinions they get to know you more and deliver the products and services that best target you.
Nowadays, there are a number of apps that will pay you just to take surveys.
Though you won’t make a rich living with these surveys, the small dollars you get from them may be enough to pay some of your bills.
My wife and I have earned more than $2,000 this year from just taking surveys. Yes, we have earned more than $2,000 in just a couple of months.
Some say that surveys are scam and some say they are for real. I honestly thought surveys were scam because of so many posts and comments I read about surveys being scam. My experience says a different thing.
Just a note, here are some of the posts you want to check out for other survey sites, many of which are not listed here:
- 10+ Best Survey Sites To Make Thousands A Year
- 25+ Survey Sites That Will Add $600/Month Or More
- Get Free Cash: Make $30 Or More In 30 Minutes
8+ Best Survey Apps That Pay You
Here are the surveys apps that pay you to use the apps for taking surveys, shopping online, etc.
1. Apperwall Android
Want to get paid for writing short reviews on iPhone & Android? If your answer is yes, then, Apperwall is for you.
Apperwall is a service that allows people to get paid for downloading, rating apps, and writing short reviews for them (both iOS and Android). All you need is a smartphone, internet connection, and 5 minutes.
Apperwall is suitable to those who want to earn additional money while using their own phones (basically, just anybody). Whether you are a student, a parent, a teacher, or someone else, Apperwall is for you.
The service is currently open in the US and Russia but will expand into other countries eventually.
Do This: Log in on Apperwall.com. Android users can also use the app. You can use any social account – FB, Google+, Twitter and others. After you log in, you’ll see the list of offers. Click or tap an offer to get instructions.
After a task is done and checked by Apperwall, reward is added to your account.
In the new version, you’ll have to wait a week after you wrote a review until you’re able to withdraw your money. This was made to give Apperwall more time to check reviews and moderate them.
Earn This: Remember quality over quantity. Depending on the quality of reviews, you can earn up $45/month. The better the reviews, the more money you earn and the more offers you get. As simple as that.
This app won’t make you rich but that’s gas money and some more right there. For additional money making tips, refer your friends to Apperwall and get extra rewards.
Take advantage of the benefits this app provides… the right way.
Google and Apple delete reviews they deem to be suspicious. That’s why it’s highly recommended that you do not delete an application from your phone for about a week and periodically launch it.
Also, if you wait for 24 hours after downloading an app and before leaving review, the chance of you review being deleted will be almost 0%.
2. Ipsos Android l iOS
Unlike Surveys on the Go, Ipsos pays you in points instead of cash when you complete the surveys. Ipsos is a mobile research app from Ipsos, a market research company managed and controlled by research professionals.
Do This: Download the app and sign up. Once the app is open, you will be asked to login to specific surveys. Click the surveys and complete them.
Earn This: Earn points redeemable for rewards.
MyPoints is one survey I sure can't forget not to mention when it comes to legitimate survey sites. A couple of months ago, I made two $50s on two different surveys not to mention the additional $5 I obtained from taking the first five surveys.
What is so unique with MyPoints? MyPoints has a wide range of shopping choices for users and a bonus to its new members. Just spend $20 or more and you'll receive a $10 balance in your account. This only applies within 30 days of membership.
Do This: Download the app and click ‘Join Now' button. Fill out the information required.
Earn This: Get $5 bonus after first 5 surveys. Earn $10 bonus when you shop and spend $20. Earn additional points by completing surveys, watching videos, playing games, etc.
4. InboxDollars Android l iOS (Join now and earn a $5.00 signup bonus)
Earn cash, not points for taking surveys, playing online games, reading emails, shopping online, searching the web, redeeming coupons, and others. Basically, do everything you do online and you'll get paid for doing just those. If you've been doing all of the things mentioned above, you might as well get paid. InboxDollars will do that for you.
Do This: Download the app and start taking surveys, shopping online, reading emails, etc.
Earn This: Earn cash for all your efforts. Members of InboxDollars have earned more $57,390,992 in rewards to date.
Try: Opinion Outpost (My sister earns $50/month)
Vindale Research is a well-established company. It has been in the business for at least 10 years and is one of the first survey sites in its industry.
Vindale members have earned more than $5,918,497 in real cash.
Frankly speaking, it's one of the best survey sites out there in terms of helping people make money through surveys. You'll find out why as you go through this review.
Do This: Register for an account and start taking surveys, watching videos, joining other survey panels, referring friends, and getting FREE reward codes.
Earn This: Earn money, which can be transferred through PayPal. For friend referral to work, your friends need to have a verified $1.00, which they can get through taking surveys. Only then, will you receive $5.00 friend referral bonus.
6. GrabPoints Android l iOS
GrabPoints is a reward site that pays you to do things like take surveys, watch videos, complete offers, etc. Think of it as CashCrate or Swagbucks, where you can do almost anything and get something out of it.
Do This: Download apps, complete surveys, watch videos, and so many more. You can also complete activities to collect points. Basically, every minute or every hour, you have the chance to earn points, which will help you earn a free gift card or free money.
Earn This: You can redeem your points for a free gift card or free money via PayPal.
Try: EarningStation ($10 bonus after 5 site signups)
7. Smart Panel iOS
With Smart Panel, you can help your favorite sites, tech companies, and apps give you better services and/or features. You don't need to do anything as Smart Panel collects data from your mobile activities. This means you don't need to take surveys to make money. Don't worry, according to Smart Panel, all data collected is encrypted, secured, and protected.
Do This: Download the Smart App and share your data anonymously.
Earn This: Each month you keep the app, you will receive$5 in earnings. After 6 months, you will receive an extra $10 and $15 after each three months thereafter.
Another app that's on our survey apps that pay is iPoll. Just like any other surveys, iPoll seeks to get your opinions through surveys. Most surveys take 15-20 minutes to complete though some are shorter and some are longer. You can choose which ones you want to take or not.
Do This: Join the panel by registering and telling something about you. Your preference or information will be matched to many surveys.
Earn This: Earn cash redeemable for various items that include, but are not limited to, magazine subscriptions and Amazon gift codes. You can also donate your earnings towards charities.
Try: Pinecone Research (Earn $3 per survey)
9. Neilsen Computer & Mobile Panel Android l iOS
You can improve products you use online. That's what you do when you use Neilsen Computer and Mobile Panel. Just like Smart Panel, Neilsen collects data on the background and it collects data in a secured, encrypted, and protected way.
Do This: Answer a couple of questions. When you pass the screening, you need to download the Neilsen App.
Earn This: You get rewarded for using the internet. By installing the app, you will automatically be entered into its sweepstakes. Neilsen gives away $10,000 each month. AGAIN you get a chance to win a lot of money without doing anything.
Try: MyPoints (Earn $10 cash back)
10. Quick Thoughts Android l iOS
Don’t you just love free rewards? Share your thoughts via surveys and activities with Quick Thoughts app.
Do This: Download the app and register. Once completed, you can start taking surveys and/or you can go to local stores or events to give your views on their services.
Earn This: Surveys pay up to $3 each survey. Accumulated amount is redeemable for Amazon gift cards.
Try: Neilsen Digital Voice (Earn without taking a survey)
11. Google Opinion Rewards Android
Google Opinion Rewards is offered no less than by Google. The setup is easy. All you need is to download the app and answer questions about yourself.
Do This: Once a week, Google will send you surveys. You will get a notification indicating that a new survey or surveys are already ready for you to do.
Earn This: You will receive up to $1 in Play credits for completing the survey. The credits can only be used for Google products. Use the earnings to buy apps, game, and others.
Try: Swagbucks ($5 Sign Up Bonus)
12. Instant Rewards Android l iOS
The #12 in our list of survey apps that pay is Instant Rewards. Instant Rewards is really a loyalty program. You can earn cash, gift cards, prizes, and others. To earn additional rewards, you can like a page on Facebook, watch app trailers, and so much more.
Do This: Download the app and registered. Once registered, you can watch videos, take surveys, and/or complete unique offers.
Earn This: Earn credits that can be cashed out via PayPal or redeem credits for Amazon gift cards.
13. Panel App iOS
The concept behind Panel App is that you participate in various surveys and contests. To date, the app has paid over $300,000 in reward and prizes. It collects your information (i.e. location data) in exchange of points.
Do This: Install the app. Register with your email and input your information. When you take your phone with you to different places like stores, surveys will pop up. Complete the surveys and, then, you will get points.
Earn This: Earn points redeemable for cash, which is remitted via PayPal or for gift cards or sweepstakes. Guaranteed gift cards will be emailed directly to you within two Mondays after you redeem the earned points. Drawings for PayPal Cash and Amazon gift cards worth $5 and $10 will be held on Tuesday. All other prizes will be awarded on the 1st business day after the month has ended.
14. Survey on the Go Android l iOS
Survey on the Go pays cash not points. Get paid by taking simple, quick surveys on a wide range of topics that you can complete using your mobile phones.
Do This: Download the app and sign up. You would want to complete the demographic information as it will allow the app to target surveys based on the information you provided.
Earn This: PayPal is used to remit earnings. Minimum amount to remit is $10.00.
15. Acorn Hunt Android l iOS
Earn extra money on the side by testing a product, giving your thoughts on particular products, entering sweepstakes, just to name a few.
Do This: Download the app and register. Once registered, find tasks that you are interested in. Yes, you have the option to do just that. Complete the tasks before you can earn acorns, which are basically points.
Earn This: Acorns can be cashed out via PayPal. Acorn payments depend on the tasks. Tasks may pay $0.05 but may also pay $10. Successful completion of jobs will build your status, which will gain you access to more high-paying tasks.
Smartphones are expensive by themselves not to mention the data plan attached to these phones. It would be a good idea to use the smartphones to your advantage. In this case, you can use the survey apps to give you some cash. Please let me know if you know of any survey apps that pay you. I'll add those to the growing list of survey apps in this post.
Which ones of these are you going to try? Please let me know your thoughts and experiences with these survey apps.