We’ve known and followed this industry for over 15 years and can confirm 95% of survey + product testing websites are scams or dodgy, however, the good ones can make you £200-£800 a year, so it’s not all bad. To be earning £100s per year you will be putting in some heavy hours, but if done at times you would otherwise be just scrolling through Instagram or Tiktok it’s easy money. Product testing websites are even worse, a large number of them are full blown scam sites but some decent ones exist and most of the time you keep the product.
The most we’ve personally ever made in an hour of surveys was £15, that was for 2 hours in a chat-style conference with a company and about 20 other pre-selected highly relevant people, it doesn’t happen often but it does happen! You will generally be paid 17p to 86p per 10 minutes (so effectively up to £5.16 per hour) but the more you complete the more likely you will be invited to complete larger paying surveys where you can expect to earn upwards of £7 per hour (on a good week).
To be clear, there are much better ways of earning income, however, surveys are ideal for extra income in your spare time.
List of legit sites to earn money from surveys/opinions/polls/product testing etc:
Here is a list of legit sites (that we’ve tested, used and been paid from), you should be VERY SUSPECT with any other sites:
- Pay of around 25p-75p per survey – £50 min withdraw limit but UK favourite
It does take quite a while to hit the £50 payment limit but they do payout and often they get featured in News Articles, TV quiz shows etc. Pays via Bank Transfer once you hit £50 (5000 points), worth logging in every few days to check what is available.
- Listen to music? Write reviews for cash (paid with Paypal)
Certainly won’t make you rich like rolling stones magazine but you do get paid
- Complete surveys for cash/amazon vouchers
or get sent products like Toiletries, Gadgets, Food etc to test + normal surveys. 80,000 points = £15 voucher, you can now claim vouchers instantly. The product testing is picked at random and you have very low odds of getting picked but still worth a go.
- Earn up to £10 per survey, one of the highest paying sites.
WARNING: Ensure you get directed to Ipsos i-say not another website. Plenty of surveys, upfront about pay amounts
- AttaPoll – Get paid to take surveys
Use code: wjujg to get 40p when you sign up. The minimum payment withdrawal amount is £2.50.
- Roughly 40p per survey.
WARNING: Be careful with any of the ‘sign up to get X point promotions’, or any free trials to get points. Lots of them are dodgy and you won’t get any money and risk being charged! Just stick to the surveys and daily polls.
- Earn Google Play Credit direct Google Opinion Surveys
http://10ws.co/1wJkxfY (Android Users only)
Earn Google Play Credit for completing surveys. Can use credit to buy apps or in-app purchases.
Complete surveys, opinions on products and get paid in vouchers to test more free items
- Decent Survey site + Free £5 when you join
Sign up to claim free £5
- Invitation only – Pinecone
One of the highest paying but invitation only
List of product testing websites (newest added at the bottom)
For the vast majority of product testing websites you will NOT be paid but will get to use the products for a long period of time or get to keep them forever.
- Philips Official Product Testing (unpaid but free products) – Philips send out toothbrushes, shavers etc in return for reviews
- Tesco Product Testing (unpaid but free products) – “Tesco Clubcard customers who receive, use and feedback on a variety of products including: clothing, household cleaning, skincare, toiletries and many more”
- Anker Power Users – As a Power User, you can sign up to receive free samples of existing and pre-release products in exchange for insightful and unbiased feedback.
- Revlon (appears to have expired) – opportunity to choose full-sized products which are 100% free to you, in exchange for your opinion.
- Boots Product Testing (unpaid but free products) – Boots (the highstreet store) need people to test and develop their products
- BzzAgent – Get sent products to review & keep them
- Toluna – Surveys (get paid) but they also have a product testing part of the site
- Elemis Review Panel – Skincare company that send out products to test and keep
- Royal Mail – Get sent Stamps &/or Gift Vouchers Monthly for surveys/testing of Royal Mail services
- Argos – An exclusive group of Argos customers who test products for free in their own homes, in exchange for honest and independent reviews.
You can soon run out of available surveys, so If you want to get a steady part-time income from them, we recommend signing up to them all.
Most survey sites require a certain amount (generally between £10-£25) before you can withdraw any money into a gift voucher, Paypal or bank transfer.
Once you request a withdrawal, it will generally take between a couple of hours to a couple of months but the money will eventually come just wait.
Any website offering you large cash sums i.e. £500 Tosco*/ADSA* vouchers, a free mobile phone like an iPhone for free IS A MASSIVE SCAM!!!!
Every day we see our competitors display adverts or even post text links to fake/scam survey websites on facebook etc, push the fact you can sign up to XYZ website in return for testing XYZ product, 99% of the time it’s bullsh*t.
The survey sites we’ve listed above have been around for several years and are all the market leaders so we suggest you start there, the best way to spot a fake is by seeing if they’re offering something too good to be true, i.e. a free product (worth £100s+), no company in their right mind will be doing that. Not even the manufacturers of these products give people products to test (& keep).