About Paid Surveys
Scam, Spam and Complains
If you are new to paid surveys or wish to earn more from them, we strongly recommend that you register to our site to take full advantage of our tips & guidance!
By registering you will receive many benefits any regular survey panelist can’t be without! All we need from you is your name and email address, (you can unsubscribe any time).
Here is what you will receive:
– Completely FREE 7 days course “Paid Surveys Cash”, probably the most valuable thing you could get from visiting our site. You will receive our advanced guide “Paid Surveys Cash”, which can not be found anywhere else online, offered exclusively to our members.
Written by our highly experienced team, “Paid surveys Cash” includes advanced guidance teaching you how to increase your paid survey earnings many times and make more $1,000 – $3,000/month!
–Offers to new panels – From time to time we will send you offers to join new panels we recommend. We constantly research, test and let you know about the latest and best survey sites you should know about! All offers are approved by our expert team!
– Invitations to exclusive panels – Sometimes we will send you invitations to special panels. These sites have specific quotas of people they can take, and give exclusive registration links to sites like ours.
We are in contact with a number of companies who offer this from time to time, but be quick because once all the invitations are taken up, that’s it! We highly recommend you to register immediately if you find such offer from us. We’ll also make sure to let you know what to expect in your message, so you always know the most important tips and advice you need to make the most from each new panel, that way you can easily decide which sites are worth your time or not.
– Other ways to make money online – As you probably know, the Internet is full of different ways you can make some extra cash. We focus on the ways that are easy, require no investments (or a small amount of money), and allow users to start earning quickly.
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The number of offers and messages from us can vary, making it hard to tell you exactly how many you will receive, however note that we will only contact you with the most relevant and important news and tips on paid surveys, also for the first 7 days of your subscription you can expect to receive 7 days worth of high quality guidance in our free course “Paid Surveys Cash”. After this time period we will contact you when new offers become available.
On average you can expect something between a few times per week, to a few times per month, in some cases less.
*NOTE* Please feel free to let us know of anything you would like to be added that others should know about, we enjoy reading your suggestions.
– Spam of any form
– Panels that haven’t been fully researched and tested, (we carefully select which panels to send you).
– Any scam sites or low-paying panels
All of our advice and guidance is 100% free, all we need from you is your name and email address, you will then receive a confirmation email from us. Once you’ve confirmed your subscription, you will then receive your free 7 day course: “Paid Surveys Cash”, and plenty of other tips & advice.
*TIP*If you do not receive a conformation email from us, please check your spam folder, if it’s not there try again or let us know.
We also recommend that you add our email to your trusted list:
money at elitesurveysites com
This way it won’t mistakenly be sent to your spam folder! Also note this is the only email address that you will ever receive messages from us on.
No way! We are very selective on what we send to our subscribers and you can be sure that most of the information you receive from us will be of benefits for you.
If you no longer wish to receive our FREE guidance, no problem, under each email you receive from us you will find a link to unsubscribe, just click it when you’re ready and that’s it! No need to contact us or fill any complicated forms.
EliteSurveySites is a directory of legitimate paid surveys. Here people can easily find best survey panels that we’ve intensively tested and researched.
We also provide useful tips and guides showing you how you can make more money with surveys. We are not a survey company ourselves, instead we simply provide the best advice and guidance we can.
The difference between our site and most of the other similar sites is that we review only trusted and legit companies, many other blogs about surveys review almost every survey site, regardless of how good it is.
We don’t waste your time with low paying and illegitimate surveys, instead we carefully check and monitor all of the sites we list, to ensure that we provide only the best companies for our users.
Rather than reviewing and listing every survey site available, we just focus on the most legitimate, highest-paying and best rated sites so you don’t waste your time.
We constantly research information, test companies, and read all feedback online to make almost certain that the websites we list are 100% trusted and we are very sure that if you try these surveys from our list then you won’t be disappointed.
Many of the survey companies listed on our site are multi-million dollar organisations and wouldn’t risk their reputation and business scamming their users.
*Note* We never list random sites we aren’t fully confident in, got a tip off about a company? Contact us.
This is a special certificate that we have developed after years of testing. This is our way to try to show people the very best panels online. If a panel does not receive this certificate, it does not mean it is any less worth your time, however simply means that those that are verified are “The best of the best”.
You can learn more about EliteSurveySites Verified here.
Paid Surveys Cash is our special 7 day advanced course. It is written by our highly experienced team and designed to help you learn everything you need to know to increase your paid survey earnings.
It is totally free and is one of few of its kind, found only on our website. If you would like to try the FREE course please click here and register.
We prefer not to do that, because we believe they can be easily manipulated, some posting comments on behalf of their own company, and some who post negative comments about their competitors.
We consider every comment we receive, positive or negative and coupled with other information about that panel, decide whether to remove the panel from our site or not.
We believe this way you can come to a quicker decision as to which surveys to join, rather than being confused by conflicting comments.
Sorry we are not a survey company, instead we are a survey review site and only suggest the best panels we believe you should consider.
We are an open and friendly bunch!
You can ask any questions directly from each message you receive from us in your email inbox, our email is not a “no-reply” address so you can be sure we will receive your question and we will do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible.
About Paid Surveys
Absolutely! All you need is PayPal account an email address and to register to some of the many free survey panels.
Paid surveys are easy to get started with, but few know how to boost their earnings past $10-$30 per month for example. There are many articles here on our site giving you plenty of advice, and we strongly recommend you downloading our FREE advanced course, with dozens of insider tips and step-by-step instructions. Simply register to our website and you will be learning highly valuable tips in no time at all.
Survey companies usually act on behalf of large corporations looking to survey people to help them develop a new product or service, or improve an existing one.
Without this valuable information the company cannot know what consumers really think, and what matters to them.
Yes! There are some surveys that ask for registration fees, however no legitimate company will ever do this.
We do not recommend you to pay money for registration. If you stick to the surveys that we list, then you’re safe and good to go…
There are many types of different people with different needs who join paid surveys.
- Those who want to supplement their income
- Students who don’t have the time for full-time work
- Those who are retired
Overall it’s really anyone who simply wants to make some extra cash, which these days is anyone really!
There does not tend to be many “professional survey panelists” online, and the number of those who have never tried paid online surveys is becoming less and less each day. It’s certainly not for everyone, but when you consider how easy and flexible they are, they are certainly worth a try!
Most survey companies have some form of delay in time before paying you. So if you are in need of fast cash, go to: PineconeResearch.com. It is one of the higher paying survey sites that pays out much more quickly! The only downside is that it does not regularly have open registration, instead they rely on private invites from sites like ours.
Just register and you’ll receive your first $3 survey immediately. They have no time to delay, and payments are usually made within 24/h of completing each survey, plus each survey you take is pre-qualified for you, so no need to answer screening questions each time!
None at all!
Most of them yes. Just review their reward section and you should see something like “PaypalCashout” as an option.
Sadly there are still many panels that don’t offer cash, and instead offer high-street reward vouchers or Amazon vouchers for example. This doesn’t mean that they aren’t worth considering however, and we list a number of these sites here.
Common rewards include:
- Paypal cash
- Shopping vouchers such as: Starbucks, Amazon, Cinema tickets and more…
- Sweepstakes entries
- Keep free products
- Donations to charity
There are so many different answers to this question, ask 10 people and you will get 10 different answers. The truth is, there is no definitive answer, but we’ll try and answer this question as accurately as possible.
- Firstly, how much time do you plan to spend answering questions?
- If you register with one company, you won’t make a lot of money. That’s why we highly recommend registering with more companies. The numbers of offers and their compensation vary for different people and different panels.
- If you follow the instructions here, it won’t be impossible to make $300-$500 per month with a small amount of effort. We’ve helped numerous people do that. Even without working the whole day.
- Still we believe that people make much more, which is why we have developed a special course “Paid Surveys Cash”. In it you can find advanced tips and tactics that will help you on your way to achieving as much as $1,000-$3,000 per month.
- What is important is that you understand surveys aren’t something you can become rich at, and to make significant earnings you need to be dedicated and put in a serious amount of time.
- If you find a way to make a lot of money with paid surveys, please do let us know so that we can post your story and tips up on our blog to help others.
All sites we suggest are free to join, so it is definitely worth registering to more than one.
- We recommend 3-5 panels for people who just want to earn a little extra cash.
- For those a little more serious who wish to earn much more from surveys and dedicate more time, we recommend 10-30 panels.
- It is sometimes not just about registering to more survey sites, but concentrating on the highest paying sites and surveys, not quantity. In our list you will find some of the best panels to join …
Unfortunately these companies often need to survey people from specific countries, so we cannot guarantee that they will all have open registration in your country of residence.
We want to help as many people as possible, but unfortunately we cannot control the companies listed on our site. Typically most survey sites will accept residents from the US, UK and Canada, if you’re from any other country then it’s just different.
To help those who are not based in these countries we have made a list of surveys specifically available worldwide and outside the US, UK and Canada. Please check our list here.
Here are some steps you can follow to improve your chances:
Step 1: Become a fan on our social pages. We constantly research and test new panels from across the world and often post the new panels we find to our social pages on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that you will receive email updates on this matter as we prefer to contact you only with the most significant updates and tips from our site.
So instead, become a fan on our Twitter, Facebook and Google+ pages to receive more updates.
Step 2: Use advanced search in Google. Go to Google and search:
“Paid surveys” + “country”
There is a good chance that you will find a survey site specific to your country, however sadly we cannot guarantee you their legitimacy, what earnings to expect or how many offers you might get. What we can say however is if you stick to the advice and guidance on this website you should have no trouble sourcing the most trusted survey panels within your country.
Step 3: Register with another offers from our site available in your country.
If one particular survey is not available from your country, it does not mean that other companies won’t be available either. Please check our list carefully and try registering with some of the other surveys we list, we’re sure you won’t make a mistake.
EliteSurveySites is NOT a directory
We are not a directory of all survey sites available online, instead we only review and list the most trustworthy and highest paying websites for your convenience.
No more scam sites…
That way you know that the sites you join are 100% safe and worth your time registering to. We have been in this business for many years, and want to help as many people as possible avoid the same scams we have come across and fallen victim to in the past.
There can be surveys in your countries, that we don’t know and we that’s why we won’t risk to list them here. Btw, we will be very thankful if you send us other panels, that are not listed here. The main criteria we use to add and remove companies from our list are the feedback from people. That way you help us create a better list and also other people who visit this site.
Most sites have open registration, however since they have a limited quota of people for each survey, and a limited number of surveys, often they will close their registration at certain times.
Sometimes survey companies will want to sign up more of a certain type of person, people from a specific country or people of a particular age. For this reason they may close the site to anyone expect this type of person.
You may find that registration is available, however you are presented with a message such as:
“Sorry we cannot accept you at that time”
Here’s what you can do in this case:
– If you find registration is open, register immediately to avoid disappointment.
– If registration is closed, consider registering to other companies available for you. Consider also registering our site or becoming a fan on our social pages. We regularly let our fans know when panels are open for registration and when we have invitation links for new members to join…
– Send us an email stating the company you wish to register with, we will personally contact you and let you know when their registration is open again. Please always include your country if you contact us. We regularly check all surveys so we’ll know when it’s the best time to join!
– Join all of the surveys with special invitation on this site – We often offer unique invitations to some premium survey panels that are not so easy to join. Make sure you take advantage of this and register to them as soon as you can! That way you won’t miss out when they close their registration pages. (Which can happen at almost any given time)
No, it is not true, thousands of real people make money with surveys every day and they are widely recognized as a legitimate source of extra income by hundreds of trustworthy sources online.
There is plenty of information on our site that discusses this topic, and you will learn especially more if you register to our special FREE course “Paid Surveys Cash”, In brief:
– There is no such thing as “get rich quick” online, although surveys cost nothing, they do cost your time and you are providing valuable information towards companies market research. Marketing the wrong product to the wrong people, in the wrong way can cost companies millions, so it makes sense for them to spend out on paid surveys to understand what consumers really think.
– Sadly survey scams do exist, but these are the minority – Like most ways of making money online, there is always someone who will try to scam ordinary people out of their hard earned money. Surveys are no different, however fortunately the number of scams has reduced in recent years. Most of the common survey scams are those that ask new users to pay to register, or sites that sell your personal information to other people. Here’s how to avoid this:
- Never pay to register to a panel – Legitimate survey sites will NOT ask you for any money to register, as you make them money!
Unfortunately there will always be scammers online, and this spans across multiple industries, however this does not mean that all survey sites are scams, you can easily start making extra cash with them right now! You just have to find the legitimate companies (Which we help you to do!)
We fully understand your worries and you are right to be wary, as you certainly can’t trust everything you read online.
There are so many ads online such as: Join here and make $1,000 in 10 days?
We don’t make any promises here, nor do legitimate survey sites. The sites we list do not cost any money, so really the bottom line is: you’ll never find out for yourself until you try it, no matter what you read here or anywhere else online, it’s totally up to you.
We aren’t here to force you into any decisions, or try to manipulate your decision, we just want to provide upfront, honest information that you can use in your own decision making.
Your time, your money, your decision!
The good things about our recommendations is that all of the companies we list are FREE to join, so at very worst you will end up wasting a small amount of time or finding that surveys aren’t for you, but we can’t make that decision for you.
– Take a look around our website and perhaps download our FREE guide “Paid Surveys Cash”, to learn some highly valuable tips that will help save you time and make you more money.
– Join as many panels as you can, while you may not be receiving many new surveys from one website this week, you may be getting some from another.
– Check your emails regularly and complete new surveys as soon as you get the chance, even if they are not the amount you expect, you will often build up to more higher-paying surveys with the more surveys that you complete.
Many people do not realize that the paid surveys industry is a multi-billion dollar industry, survey sites aren’t all small companies either, in fact most of the panels that we recommend here pay out millions each year and have millions of regular users.
Scam, Spam and Complains
Casro or the (Council of American Survey Research Organizations) is the leading body in the US representing about 85% of the US research industry and as much as 30% globally, with well over 300 member companies, it’s an organization to take note of…
All members must follow a strict code of standards and certain ethics such as:
- Adhering to strict user privacy and confidentiality
- Those approached to participate must be treated fairly, respectfully and not harassed
- Must minimize discomfort when dealing with sensitive subjects
If a survey or research site is registered to Casro you can be sure that it is 100% legitimate and trustworthy with your information and cash.
Also note that the company owning the survey site may not have the same name as the site itself, or the company may be owned by a parent research company.
Although keep in mind that survey sites are NOT banks, and should not be treated as such…
The BBB or (Better Business Bureau) aims to help people find and recommend businesses that they trust, the site is used to recommend and rate thousands of businesses across hundreds of industries, with survey companies being one of them.
The BBB provides a standardized rating of A+ to F, with most of the companies listed on our site having at least an A grade rating.
Mysurvey.com for example has an A+ rating.
This is based on a number of factors, including any complaints or reviews filed through the BBB. As well as:
- Standards of advertising
- Safeguarding users privacy
- Is transparent and tells the truth
- Has a positive and trustworthy track record within its industry
If you are unsure whether a company is trustworthy or not, this should be one of the first places you check. There is a good chance that the company may not even be listed here at all, in which case it can be harder to verify its legitimacy.
You can search a business on the BBB here.
First check that you haven’t missed something. Some panels take several days to add your points to your account for example, in this or any similar case, check the websites FAQ to check you fully understand how their site works. Their FAQ may also tell you about your rights to complain. If you do contact the company, be polite and calm, attach your number and username so that they can easily check up on the matter for you. Again we recommend keeping a log of all the offers you complete, which will help to ensure you’re always able to easily claim back any lost earnings!
If you genuinely believe you have been scammed, you may report the company online, a popular place to do this is the BBB (Better Business Bureau) which provides company reviews and ratings from A+ to F.
You can also let us know using our contact form here. We can then let our readers know, if there is a case for it. We appreciate all feedback from our users, whether positive or negative. We carefully read all problems you let us know about and use this information to help form our popular and trusted list of the top paying survey sites.
Not only are you helping us but the thousands of other readers to our site each month.
There is no guarantee how much money you can make per hour, or in any timeframe with paid surveys.
Most legitimate survey companies will tell you they cannot guarantee a certain amount of earnings, any site that does is most likely a scam site and should be avoided.
We have a strict policy on listing new survey panels on the website and undergo rigorous manual testing and research behind each site we list, we are only interested in the most reliable surveys that actually pay and do not scam people.
Please send us as much information as possible so that we can determine that your panel is safe and valuable for our readers to use. This will help us to make an informed decision as to whether to list your panel on our website or not.
*NOTE*We do not sell any kind of promotional links on our site and believe only in sharing information if it is helpful and valuable to our users.
Our focus is on free and easy ways for our readers to make money online, please give us as much information about your site as possible so that we can understand how your site will value our users, whether it fits within our listings and whether it is completely safe for our users, please do not waste yours and our time.
We want to be the top destination for trusted survey reviews online, and truly thank all of your contributions, opinions and tipoffs.
We like to receive
- Information about your experience with paid surveys
- Panels you have tried that aren’t listed here
- Other ways you have tried making money online
- Any relevant scams you have came across that others should avoid
- Success stories
We are always happy to post your success stories and tips, if you feel you’ve got a story to tell around paid surveys, feel free to let us know! If it’s interesting we may post it on our blog for our 40,000+ readers each month.
It’s thanks to the people who help contribute to the site that give us the confidence in the fact that we have one of the most trustworthy and valuable lists of survey sites on the Internet.
You can contribute 100% anonymously
We do not collect or store any information from the people that contribute to our site, expect for the hugely valuable tips, and advice you give!