The 10 Best Survey Apps That Pay You Money

Have you ever thought of using your phone to make money? Perhaps it time to take a look at the 10 best survey apps to do just survey apps

I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that the majority of the adult population has a smartphone, tablet or some other form of smart device, i don’t know a teenager who hasn’t got their head constantly craned over their phone at every opportunity. So wouldn’t it be nice if we could earn a bit of money from them. Well guess what…..we can!

Survey apps are a simple way to earn a little extra cash just don’t be expecting to be able to quit your job next week!! [divider]

#10 surveys on the go

First on the list of best survey apps is Surveys on the Go which is available for both android and ios systems and is one of the better apps out there at the moment not least because it pays out in CASH through PayPal not with gift cards or points.

With the app you get to rate things like movies and tv shows as well as giving your opinion on different products, one member even got paid to bake some cookies and make a quick 16 sec video.

One important issue i should point out at this stage is that the surveys are only available in the USA, which is a bit of a bummer for everyone else.[divider]

#9 ipoll

iPoll to date has had 1 million downloads so is a pretty popular app, it’s also quite fun.

It pays out using e-vouchers for Amazon, itunes gift codes and, like Surveys on the go, by cash via PayPal.

The app gets you to complete surveys or ‘missions’, these missions can be anything from taking a photo or visiting a cinema. There’s also video and audio capabilities in the app which makes for a more interactive survey.

The surveys generally take around 20 minutes to complete and for that you can expected to be paid about $0.50 – $2.00. With missions you can expect to earn a bit more $5 – $15.

It’s available on both android and ios[divider]

#8 Google Opinion Rewards

Google Opinion Rewards is a little different from the two above in that it doesn’t actually pay you in actual cash, what it does do is credit you with Google Play credits that you can spend at the Google Play store.

The surveys that are offered are very simple and usually take around 20 sec to complete so although the payout per survey isn’t great you can build up your balance fairly quickly.

And like i said you can use these to buy a particular app you’ve had your eye on perhaps or a book to read.

Only available on Android.[divider]

#7 inbox dollars

Inbox Dollars offer you a number of different ways to earn a bit of extra cash, be it watching videos, taking surveys, downloading apps, reading email or just searching the web.

As the name suggests they email you with the offers and they pay you in dollars. Now this can be either by check, prepaid visa or a inbox dollars eCard, bear in mind you will have to have $30 in your account before you can request payment.

At the moment there’s a $5 bonus just for signing up 🙂

Available on android and ios[divider]

#6 toluna

Toluna is an app that lets you earn points for completing different tasks, mainly surveys but also by sponsored polls which will earn you 15 points for answering 1 question an by completing personal interest surveys which are worth an additional 100 points.

You can earn 500 points for inviting a friend as well as earning 500 points just for signing up. These points can be redeemed for gift cards, gifties and of course cash.

Theres also the monthly mobile sweepstakes which you are entered into and stand the chance to win 100 000 points………3,000 points is equivalent to $1.00.

Currently available on both android and ios[divider]

#5 Opinion Outpost

Opinion Outpost doesn’t have a dedicated app like the rest, but the main site is mobile responsive so you can easily use it on your mobile just like an app.

Opinion Outpost offers online surveys via email that they give ‘opinion points’ for completing which can then be converted to either cash via PayPal or gift cards. The minimum payout is $10 which is equal to 100 opinion points.

Even if you can’t complete a survey you will still be entered into a quarterly prize draw for 10k.[divider]

#4 survey mini

Most of the surveys from survey mini are location activated so chances are after you have been to a shop or restaurant for example you might well receive a survey to complete.

The surveys are never more than 11 questions long which is great to know. Each survey pays anywhere from around 250-1000 points each and the $10 giftcard has a 12000 point price tag.

There are other rewards such as free food and discounts.

Available on android and ios[divider]

#3 zap surveys

This is the only survey app i know of that donates part of its earnings to charity, mainly child starvation.

The app itself offers daily surveys and tells you exactly how much it pays before you decide to take it. You’re guaranteed at least $6 on your first survey and you get a minimum $1 for each survey you take.

Payment is through PayPal or Amazon eGift card once you have $25 in your account.

available on android and ios[divider]

#2 quick thoughts

Although this app doesn’t pay out in cold hard cash per se , it does reward you with Amazon gift cards as well as itunes gift cards when you reach the $10 threshold.

These can be used purchase stuff the same as cash, you’re just limited to these 2 outlets.

Not a deal breaker by any means and the surveys pay out up to $3 for each one completed. The average survey time is around 15 mins so some will be longer and some will be shorter.

Available on both android and ios[divider]

#1 panel place

Now if the above apps aren’t enough to keep you going then Panel Place is one app you’re gonna want to install. With over 400 survey panels to choose from you’re never going to run out of options ever again.

You will get notifications of new surveys directly to your phone so you can be sure you’re never missing out.  Naturally each survey panel will pay differently and if you don’t like the way they pay just choose another one.

Available on both android and ios[divider]

So there you have it,  the 10 best survey apps that pay you money.

But you know what, you’re never going to get rich filling out surveys, affiliate marketing on the other hand is a great way to earn a fantastic income. wealthy affiliate[su_divider top=”no”]

What’s your best survey app? Do you have any suggestions?

I’d love to hear from you 🙂

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29 thoughts on “The 10 Best Survey Apps That Pay You Money”

  1. Thanks for putting together this handy list of survey apps.

    Another survey app id recommend is CitizenMe. A good thing is the surveys are short, usually just a few questions and they pay instant payments via Paypal.

  2. To be honest I didn’t know that money making opportunity was right in my hands. Will surely try panel place, quick thoughts and google opinions. Do I have to be a user of product or service to shar emy opinion? or how do I gather information about surveyed subject? Please let me know. Very informative, great post!

    • Ha ha Fred, a lot of people don’t realise that either. I think the 3 apps your going to try won’t let you down. To be able to give your thoughts on something you will need to have used the service/product.
      The surveys are pretty simple to be fair and you will have more than likely have used or been involved in a particular subject so i wouldn’t worry too much about that.
      Good luck in trying them out.

  3. Hi Sharon, nice list. I have tried some survey apps on my andriod before, and for the most part I didn’t get much out of them. Probably because I am have not much patience, so the time invested and the money received hasn’t really panned out. Actually, Panel Place is one that I make try out. I like the fact that you get an endless stream of projects and surveys which I can decline or accept which sounds interesting. The ones I’ve tried at times make you wait for surveys, this sounds like they are always available. Thanks for sharing the article.

    • Hi Eric,
      I like the way you think! PanelPlace is definitely a great option for finding the best surveys out there, and because they’re recommended by PanelPlace you can be sure of their legitimacy.

  4. Hi Sharon,I am glad you made a site dedicated to way of earning through phone.I spend most of the time travelling and I can utilize the time by taking these surveys and also earn some revenue.
    I have tried Inbox dollar before but on desktop, I think with the app version of Inbox dollars I will no longer have to sit on one place to complete the job.I just wanted to ask how legitimate is google’s app of surveys.

    • Hey Amit,
      Thanks for taking the time to read this post. I’m pleased to hear that these apps will be of use to you.
      I can tell you now that Google Opinion Rewards is as legit as they come so you will have no worries there, just remember it’s only available on Android.

  5. Thank you for the informational post! I have heard not so great things about inbox dollars, but there are quite a few that you mentioned that sound like a pretty safe bet! Definitely going to try some and see what happens, a few dollars are a few dollars I did not have to start with 😀 Thank you!

    • Glad you found it useful. I’m surprised about Inbox Dollar though i’ve only heard good things about them, still you can’t please everybody all the time can you.

  6. I have tried ALOT of different survey sites in the past like global test market and others, and I always felt like they were a bit like slave labour. You would do hours and hours of work just for a £15 gift voucher.

    I must admit I have not really heard of any of the sites on your list and I will take a note and check them out. Have you found one site more reliable than the others?

    • Hi,
      these survey apps are never going to earn you a lot of money, i don’t think i’ve ever heard of someone being able to quit their job by completing surveys, but they do pay you a bit so as they say, every little helps.
      At the moment i’m using the zap survey app the most but i will be using the others when i have a bit more free time.
      Thanks for reading.

      • Hi Sharon thanks for the reply!

        I would love to just earn a top up to my wages from surveys even if its a £50 a month it would be worth it but I am not sure that is achievable. I have been using Clickworker though, which I find to be quite good. not a survey site, but still, a good option.

        • I think to be able to earn that sort of money you would have to be completing surveys almost full time every day so it wouldn’t be a good return for your time, but an extra £10 is quite achievable.
          I’ve never heard of Clickworker, i’ll have to check them out.

        • I haven’t been on Zap surveys for a while, but after receiving your comment decided to give it another go. Now when you say you haven’t received an surveys do you mean you’ve received survey opportunities, but failed on the pre-screening part which means you weren’t eligible for that particular survey? My experience as it stands is i am receiving opportunities, but not getting past the pre-screening so as a result not actually getting to participate in a survey, but what Zap surveys will do is keep sending you opportunities to see if you qualify. Hope that makes some sort of sense.
          What i am going to be doing soon is a full review of Zap surveys so you might want to keep checking back to get abetter idea of what and how they work.

          all the best


  7. Hi, Sharon.

    This is good to know. Thank you for sharing! I did not know much about any of these opportunities. And I know they don’t pay much, but it is still extra cash.

    I’ve never participated in a paid survey just because, in general, surveys take a lot of time. But I may consider trying some of these apps. I would prefer the apps that pay cash rather than gift cards.

    Out of the ten, which app do you prefer?

    Thank you!


    • Hey Weston,
      I totally agree with you, i much prefer the feel of cold hard cash LOL.
      I would have to say that at the moment my No1 preferred app is the Zap survey app, why not start with this one and give it a go, they pay $6 for the first survey, but they also donate to charity for each completed survey which is pretty cool.
      Have fun.

  8. These sound like legitimate way to make some money.
    Since you recommended Surveys on the Go I downloaded it. After registering I was asked to complete a lifestyle survey which required me to take copies of my phone bill. Truthfully that put me off since I don’t like to release any financial information. Is this typical of the other apps you recommend?

    • Hi,
      I don’t blame you for not wanting to give out financial information, did the survey want the a copy on the entire bill or just a portion of it? or was it just to determine what supplier you had?
      I would personally just skip that one and move on to another section perhaps entertainment or shopping experience.
      I’ve not had an issue like that with any of the other apps.

  9. Hi, Sharon!

    This is a great list of survey apps you got here. These apps could help people like us nowadays especially majority owns a mobile phone. Great job in providing details for each app on the list for us to have an insight on which is best suited to use.


    • Hi Chanan,
      No problem i’m really glad you liked the list of best survey apps. If you have a spare 15 minutes they can be quite fun to do.
      My favorite at the moment is the Zap survey App. What one do you like the best?

  10. Hi Sharon!
    I have not tried to download an app to participate in surveys.
    But I have tried to participate in online surveys from my computer.
    My experience is that you spend extremely much time compared to what you get from it.
    I have bought a database with the best pages to do research from.
    But it was also a little waste of time for me.
    You have found 10 app so my question for you is which one do you consider to be the best?


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