5 Strangest, Best Survey Tools That Ridiculously Pay Well

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I have tried over 100 survey sites in the past couple of years.

Boy, I'll tell you that I've seen the best and the worst in the survey sites world. I have also seen and tried the strangest ones I never thought didn't exist.

When I first started taking surveys, I thought that taking surveys was just about filling out information and answering questions. That wasn't the case for some of the survey sites I was able to get my hands to.

Some sites didn't want me to take surveys but still wanted to pay me cash, points, gift cards, etc. Some sent a ‘thank you' note for participation. Some sent me products as rewards.

Just the other day, one of my friends asked me if there were survey sites I used that seem odd. I shared with him those survey sites.

Last night, I was thinking of what I would post today. Then, I realized that his question should be my blog topic, which is what this post is about.

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5 Strangest, Best Survey Tools That Ridiculously Pay Well

If you are looking for best survey tools that do it differently and that pay well, you are looking at the right post. You'll find some crazy, not-so-crazy, or odd survey sites here. Having said that, they pay really well and they pay you in so many different ways than just cash.

If you are open to being rewarded with something else other than cash, then, you'll find this post interesting and worthy of your time.

Toluna Opinions (A+ Rating BBB Ratings; Has one of the most extensive list of offers)

Money Making Potential Level: Medium to High

Toluna Opinions is an A+ rated global company with offices in Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific.

Toluna has one of the world's most extensive list of reward offers. You can earn FREE products that no one has and/or not in the market yet, cash, gift cards, merchandise, and so many more.

To earn these great selections of rewards, all you need is to test products for FREE, take surveys, and refer a friend (optional), if you want.

Why is this one of the strangest, best survey tools?

The extensive list of its reward offers is just unbeatable. For a survey company, you'd think that it would just give a few cents or dollars for surveys. Toluna Opinions gives more than just that. It pays out cash, new products, gift cards, and so many more.

Why sign up?

  • Select from wide reward options (One of the most extensive options in the survey site industry)
  • Earn points via product testing, surveys, and friend referral program.
  • Earn 500 points right away as a new member.
  • Earn 100 points just filling out profile surveys; 500 points for every referral (i.e. with 6 referrals, you can have $10 right away).

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Consumer Opinion Institute (Earn up to $5 per survey the traditional way)

Money Making Potential Level: Medium

In this day and age, you'd think that all surveys are done online. I mean, why not?

Everything is accessible online or I should say almost everything is accessible online. Consumer Opinion Institute is not.

Surveys from this panel are sent through the mail almost all the time. Having said that, it has online surveys as well that its members can use alongside mailed surveys.

As a member of this panel, you get to take surveys and get paid $1-$5. Just complete the survey and return it to Consumer Opinion Institute in the included postage paid envelope.

Why is this one of the strangest, best survey tools?

It's strange it still uses the traditional way of taking surveys (i.e. mailed surveys) while also using online surveys.

Why sign up?

  • Receive $1-$5 per survey. Most of the time, the payment for the mailed surveys are included in the envelope already. This means that when you get the survey, you are getting paid right away.
  • Receive surveys on the mail once a week and online surveys twice a month. This means it's not intrusive.
  • Take the survey with you wherever you go. In the car as a passenger and don't want to use your data? Then, take the mailed survey with you and fill it out. It saves you data and uses your time wisely.


MyPoints (Earn up to $50/survey; $5 Bonus after first 5 surveys)

Money Making Potential Level: Very High (via cash, gift cards, award miles, etc.)

MyPoints is one of those surveys I can't forget not to mention when it comes to legitimate survey sites. Just a couple of months ago, I was able to make two $50s on two different surveys not to mention the additional $5 I obtained from taking the first five surveys.

What's so unique with MyPoints? MyPoints offers a wide range of shopping choices for users and a bonus to its new members. How? Just spend $20 or more and receive a $10 balance in your account. This only applies within 30 days of membership.

Why is this one of the strangest, best survey tools?

It's strange because you can get up to $50 per survey. Seriously, that's a lot of money. Plus, you will get $5 bonus after the first 5 surveys. Cha ching!

Why sign up?

  • Earn up to $50/survey. I got two $50s so far.
  • Earn $5 when you complete the first 5 surveys.
  • Earn $10 bonus when you shop and spend $20.


One Opinion (Get the most qualifications out any surveys (i.e. more money))

Money Making Potential Level: Very High

If you are tired of geting disqualified on surveys, then, this site is for you.

According to many, One Opinion gets its users the most qualifications out of the thousands of survey sites out there. What does it mean, then?

This means, the more surveys you are qualified and take, the better chance you can more money. It's that simple. Cha ching!

According to one member, the points you get for surveys are great and they get credited to your account right away.  Many say that most, if not all, surveys pay $1 per 6 minutes. You are talking $5 for 30 minutes or $10 for an hour.

Why is this one of the strangest, best survey tools?

It's one of the strangest because you won't see a particular survey site where you can get qualified for most of the surveys. This site is totally different from the rest because you get the most qualifications out of any surveys.

Why sign up?

  • Many say, earn $1 per 6 minutes. That is $10 per hour. Many people did it. So, can you.
  • Test products for FREE.
  • Get the most qualifications for surveys.

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EarningStation ($10 bonus after 5 site sign ups)

Money Making Potential Level: Very High

Before I start, I have to say that my wife and I earn around $100-150 per month from EarningStation.

That's really strange for a survey site you know.

EarningStation, one of the free surveys sites, is similar to Swagbucks because you can earn by using coupons, watching videos, taking surveys, and shopping online. There are times that my wife makes $10 bucks an hour, which is pretty great when you are just sitting on your couch and doing absolutely nothing.

EarningStation will send you an email about surveys you are 100% qualified.

Why is this one of the strangest, best survey tools?

It is a strange one because EarningStation is one-stop shop for everything. From taking surveys to watching videos to shopping, you will get points that can be redeemed for cash.

Plus, it's strange because you'll get $10 bonus afer 5 site sign ups. No other site I know of does that.

 Why sign up?

  • Earn $10 just after 5 website sign ups.
  • Earn in so many ways: Watching, playing games, and shopping.
  • Earn and save money even on current promotions.

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Bonus #1: YouGov (Earn 2,000 points as a sign-up bonus)

Money Making Potential Level: Medium to High

With what is going on in the political scene, now more than ever is the best time to voice your opinions and get rewarded for doing it.

Be a force to be reckoned with by sharing your own thoughts on topics like politics and current events and be heard at the same time. Sign up now before the window of opportunity for sign up closes.

I don’t like taking long surveys, and that’s why I love this site. The best feature of this site is that surveys  only take at most, 5-7 minutes. Rarely do I see a survey that last longer than 20 minutes.

When you take a survey or other opportunities within YouGov, you also earn points, which can be redeemed once you have reached the minimum set of points.

Why is this one of the strangest, best survey tools?

It's a strange one because it's main focus is on current events and politics, which is not what 99% of the other survey sites are doing.

Why sign up?

  • Earn 2,000 points (that's huge) as a sign-up bonus.
  • Be part of the 4 Million people all over the world who are part of the YouGov community. That is a lot of people and you know it is the real deal.
  • Earn in many ways: Merchandise, retail e-vouchers, cash via PayPal, gift cards, donations to charity, and sweepstakes.
  • Voice opinion to governments, companies,and institutions. Yes, they use YouGov to know what people think about.

Read: How I Made Over $30,000 In A Year From Blogging


Bonus #2: Nielsen Digital Voice (Earn without taking a survey)

Money Making Potential Level: High for gifts

Want to take a survey without really taking a survey?

Well, that's what Nielsen Digital Voice is all about.

So if you aren't taking surveys, how do you participate? The answer is simple. The only things you need to do are sign up, download, and install Neilsen Digital Voice's app. That's all you need.

Neilsen Digital voice will stay in the background while you shop online, surf the internet, and doing something else in the computer/phones. It's as simple as that.

Why is this one of the strangest, best survey tools?

It's strange because you aren't actually taking a survey to earn reward. Everything is done in the background.

Why sign up?

  • Register your devices and start earning great rewards.
  • Take survey and get rewarded without taking an actual survey.
  • Take survey through Neilsen, a well-known company trusted by millions of families all over the world.
  • Get a chance to receive a portion of $10,000 prize.

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Final thoughts:

These are the strangest survey sites I've tried and tested over the years. If you are looking for something more than just cash as rewards, these sites are for you. Just a side note, I've gotten so many things and so much money using all of these sites. I managed to not buy things because I've gotten products for FREE.

What do you think about these sites? Which ones are you most likely to try now?

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