Top 5 Survey Sites That Pay Through Paypal (No Scams, All Legit!)

If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know that reviewing survey sites is my “thing,” and whenever I check out new sites a big part of whether I like them or not is how easy and quick they pay their members.

I can’t speak for anybody else but Paypal is how I prefer to get paid online, and I bet most people reading this would agree. I’m not a fan of sites that pay only by check, it’s not the 90’s anymore so they need to get with the program.

I understand how frustrating it can be to find a survey site you like, only to find out they don’t have Paypal. So I have sorted through the sites and listed 5 of the top survey sites that pay through Paypal.

These are not randomly chosen sites, I’ve actually reviewed them all already and concluded that they’re legit and I do recommend them, also they’re all FREE to join.

Top 5 Survey Sites That Pay Through Paypal:

1. Swagbucks – Paypal, gift cards

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Swagbucks is probably the most popular survey/reward site on the internet and they have a great reputation. They offer many ways to earn and they pay with Paypal. There is a $25 minimum payout threshold, but they do offer payouts through gift cards as well where the minimum starts at only $3.

After you requested a Paypal payout you’ll receive it in about a day or two. If you chose the gift card payout instead you’ll get it in your email in about a day.

They do offer surveys to earn, but they’re mainly a paid-to site where you can earn by doing offers, signing up for websites, watching videos, searching the web, and more. They even give you a free $5 sign up bonus.

If you’re ready to join Swagbucks you can sign up here. If you’d like to learn more about them check out my full review of Swagbucks.

2. Inbox Pays – Paypal

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This is yet another paid-to site, they offer some easy ways to earn like reading emails, spinning a jackpot wheel, doing offers, and more. They claim you can “make lots of cash on a single click!” although this is a bit of an exaggeration in my opinion.

They do offer Paypal as a payout method, but their minimum payout is at $50 which is a tad bit high compared to all the other sites so far, but the plus side is they give you a $5 sign up bonus.

If you like the sound of all that you can sign up for Inbox Pays here, or check out my full review of Inbox Pays.

3. Survey Junkie – Paypal, gift cards

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Unlike Swagbucks and Inbox Pays, Survey Junkie is what I call a “pure” survey site, meaning that the only way to earn on the site is by doing surveys only. I think having more ways to earn is better, but at least they offer to pay through Paypal.

The minimum payout amount is only $10 and this is much lower than most sites, so this is a good option if you want to be able to access your earnings quickly. If you like the sound of that you can sign up to Survey Junkie here, or learn more by checking out my full review of Survey Junkie.

4. Toluna USA – Paypal, gift cards

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Toluna is another paid-to site just like Swagbucks and Inbox Pays, in addition to surveys they offer some interesting ways to earn like playing games, testing products, creating polls, uploading pictures, and more.

They pay via Paypal and gift cards. For Paypal you need to earn at least $30. For gift cards it depends on what retailer you choose, but the lowest one starts at $10.

Toluna is a big survey site and they have a different site for different countries, so make sure you sign up under the right link. If you’re in the USA and you’re ready to join you can sign up here, if you’re ready to learn more check out my full review of Toluna USA.

5. Point Club – Paypal, gift cards

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Point Club is another “pure” survey site, you earn points by taking surveys only and these points can be converted to cash later on via Paypal or gift cards which includes Amazon, Walmart, Starbucks, and more.

Minimum payout starts at $25 which is a typical industry amount and not out of line. They do offer a $5 sign up bonus as well, so really you’ll see your first payout after earning $20.

If you’re ready to join da Point Club then sign up here, or else learn more by reading my full review of Point Club.

Final Thoughts…

So what do you think, guys? None of these sites are perfect, they all have their flaws but they all have one good thing is common and it’s that they all pay through Paypal.

All of these sites are legit and scam free, but keep in mind that you’ll find negative reviews on anything if you look deep enough. Many people tend to get banned for having multiple accounts which is against the rules and then trash the site in reviews.

Overall I recommend all these sites based on my own research and experience, and they are included in my list of top survey sites.

But sites like these only let you make a small extra income, you can’t make a living doing them.

If you’re after a larger and more life-changing kind of money, check out my #1 recommended way of making money online instead where I’ll show you how to build a profitable blogging business from scratch. It’s a real business opportunity for anyone who is willing to work hard, but it does take real time and effort. If that’s you, you can get my guide here:



What do you think of my top 6 survey sites that pay through Paypal? Do you have any better sites you’d like to share? Let me know in the comments down below!

32 thoughts on “Top 5 Survey Sites That Pay Through Paypal (No Scams, All Legit!)

  1. Micheal says:

    I said to a friend of mine that survey is the way people go in order to make extra money online but the tricky part of it is that there is requirements.

    I have try some survey before but they won`t take people residing outside united state.

    Imaging the possibility of getting paid for playing games and watching movies it seems getting paid while having fun!

    • Author - Kent Leung says:

      Most of these sites aren’t “pure” survey sites. They do offer paid surveys, but most of their earning methods don’t involve surveys at all. They’re what’s called “get-paid-to” sites instead.

      I wouldn’t recommend the surveys cause like you said they’re a waste of time. Instead what I like to do are the “offers” which are basically where you do tasks that don’t have qualifying requirements. Typically all you have to do is join a website, download an app, fill out a sign up form, or some other easy task like that.

  2. Brian says:

    I like that each one of these survey sites pays through PayPal, but are also not an efficient way to earn a full time income online. I have heard a lot about Swagbucks though and would like to join and give it a try sometime. I know that individually, these survey sites don’t give you a ton of cash that would equal a full time income, but do you think joining multiple ones would help increase your chances of earning some better money from those survey sites or is it better to just stick with your biggest recommendation to earn money online?

    • Author - Kent Leung says:

      Joining multiple survey/GPT sites could help you increase your earning potential for sure. Imagine if one site pays you $0.50 per hour watching videos, well if you have 5-6 sites then it becomes $2.50 per hour. But either way it’s still low income and doing it full time is not likely.

      Survey sites and other similar things are only good for making pocket cash. My Top At Home Recommendation teaches you how to build a blogging business that can be scaled to a part time or full time income. There are people earning $50 a month and others earning $50,000 a month.

      To make a full time income blogging requires a lot of hard work, don’t expect to start making money blogging until you’ve put in at least 6-12 months of work. But it’s 100% legit and it’s definitely the way to go if you want to quit your job and work for yourself eventually.

  3. KerryAnn says:

    Thanks for sharing.  I agree Paypal is fantastic for receiving payments. When you are international, often checks can cost more to process than their face value.

    I tried some survey sites in the past and found that they kept wanting me to earn money by joining gambling sites, so I gave up.

    You are awesome.  You have inspired me to try again, this time with Swagbucks. Thank you.

    • Author - Kent Leung says:

      Yeah checks are the worse, especially when the amount is only for like $10 and they’re gonna make me wait months to get it mailed and cleared by the bank plus whatever fees there are? No thanks I’d rather get a gift card for Amazon or something..

  4. jessie palaypay says:

    Hi Kent,

    I have tried Swagbucks. While it is not the most efficient way to make money online, it is effective as far as rewards and cash backs. A lot of the cash backs and rewards are from doing things like signing up with Uber as a driver or shopping for $100 worth of stuff on Amazon. Things most people would do anyway. I don’t think it is a way to make a full time income.

    • Author - Kent Leung says:

      thanks for weighing in Jessie. It’s definitely not a full time income opportunity, although I’d bet many people would still try to make it so, but will be unsuccessful in the end.

  5. Alice A. says:

    Getting paid to answer survey questions is one of the things I first looked at when I was trying to find ways to make some cash online so I am familiar with some of these sites on your top 6, such as Survey Junkie; I think this is one of the most popular survey sites.

    Based on my experience, I did earn a few bucks but one of the downsides is that I had to spend a lot of time answering survey questions, only to get paid very little. So yeah, I also do not think that you can make a living with these. There are other means to make money online, I mean real money, other than signing for for survey sites.

    • Author - Kent Leung says:

      Hey Alice, yeah a few bucks will buy you maybe a slice of pizza, a beer, or a cup of coffee. It won’t pay your rent or mortgage. But making small amounts of cash online could work for some people.

      Some of these sites like Swagbucks have their own mobile app, once you’ve downloaded onto your phone you can turn it on during boredom situations like waiting in line at the bank, bored at work, chilling before class, etc.

      It’s not going to make you rich, but it’s a fun way to earn some pocket money.

  6. swangirl says:

    It is nice to have a clear comparison of these survey sites where we can see exactly what the pay out thresholds are and how we can get paid. I agree that these survey sites are not a way to make a living however! There are much better ways to make a real business online like building your own website as you show in your #1 recommendation. That is where I am focusing now. I will not spend time on surveys anymore since I discovered how to create a real business of my own online in any nice I want!

    • Author - Kent Leung says:

      I think you can do both. These survey sites are good for making extra income on the side while you focus on building a full time online business which should be your long term plan.

  7. julienne murekatete says:

    Thank you for sharing,i always want to try one of those  “get-paid-to” sites . Play some games or take some surveys while you’re free like when waiting at the bank, waiting for the bus, sitting in front of boring match, that sort of situation, but are they real or scam? which one can you recommend me?

    Thank you for your time

    • Author - Kent Leung says:

      All 6 of these sites have paid me before so I know they’re all legit. But as far as which one I’d recommend the most it’ll have to be Swagbucks. They’ve been around for well over a decade and have paid out over $260 million to their members. They also have a A+ rating with the BBB (better business bureau) if you want to go by them.

  8. Stella says:

    Thanks for this list of legitimate survey sites! This is something that I haven’t tried myself. However, as I read your article and read through the other comments, I saw that Swagbucks looks like something I might like to try out. It seems like something that I could do on a tablet while waiting for food to cook. Lol

    But I have to say, the big success online is with your own website, posting quality content like you are doing here. It’s best for the long term.

    Thanks for the detailed list! 🙂

    • Author - Kent Leung says:

      Oh yeah you got it, these “get-paid-to” sites are only to be used as extra pocket change. Play some games or take some surveys while you’re waiting for pasta to cook, waiting at the bank, waiting for the bus, sitting through a boring class, that sort of situation.

  9. Bibian says:

    Great review dear
    I always like surfing the internet and searching for “scam free” ways I can make extra money online and I have seen so many of them but I’m not usually satisfied, I have yet to find one thats high paying enough and supply enough work. I kind of like the Swagbucks so I followed your link on signing up, that one looks promising.

    • Author - Kent Leung says:

      Hi Bibian, yeah Swagbucks is the one I usually recommend. I use them myself and they’ve paid me a few times before, so I know you won’t find any scams there!

  10. roamy says:

    Hello Kent
    Thanks so much for sharing these Survey sites that pay through PayPal.Survey sites are a great way to make some side income giving opinions on what one is already knowledgeable about, and if you`re already on the internet, why not spend 10-20 minutes to earn some extra cash.
    I think making money taking surveys pays better depending on where you live Geographically, I live in Switzerland and when I tried surveys, they were few and far between. Sites like Swagbucks are not even available for us in Switzerland.
    Another thing I do not like about Surveys is that people like me, no kids, live in a little apartment, no car do not qualify most of the time as I do find they are looking for different demographics.
    Still, a brilliant way to earn some extra income.Now I checked your recommended way for making money online, now can anyone join this program? I`m asking because as said, not all programs allow international members? as said above, I`m not in the US or Canada.

    • Author - Kent Leung says:

      Hey there roamy, my #1 recommended way for making money online accepts anyone from any country around the world, including Switzerland. Although if you’re from India you won’t have the 7 day free trial, but you can still join via premium. Everyone else can join free or premium.

      It’s a 100% legit full time income opportunity, but you do have to be prepared to work hard and consistently for at least 6 months to a year, I teach you how to build a real online business from scratch, it’s not a get-rich quick thing at all.

      Back to the survey/GPT sites… if you’re someone who doesn’t qualify for many surveys then it’s best to avoid them and join the GPT sites exclusively, this is because they offer many extra ways to earn where you don’t have to qualify to do them. Anyway, thanks for commenting and sharing your experience.

  11. Nigel Robinson says:

    I seem to have gone full circle. I had the idea of trying my hand at affiliate marketing but then I came across some of these survey sites. Having given these survey sites a shot, I realized the small amounts of income that can be created will not be enough to retire on. Small change at most. I’m back checking out the affiliate marketing opportunities. I seem to like your suggestion of Wealthy Affiliate. How long does the free trial last there?

    • Author - Kent Leung says:

      Hey Nigel, yeah if you’re looking for something to retire on then affiliate marketing is vastly superior to these sites. Wealthy Affiliate has a free membership and a premium membership, the free membership is free forever…. but for the first 7 days you get to try out all the premium features. So I guess you could say that the “free trial” is 7 days.

  12. Jon says:

    Thanks for sharing your top pics for survey sites that pay through paypal. Paypal is definitely an easy way to get paid in this day and age. I’m surprised that all survey sites don’t pay out through paypal.

    I notice you mentioned that you no longer do surveys for money often in some other comments. Is this because they don’t pay enough to be worthwhile? This was always my experience when I’ve tried in the past to sign up for websites like these. I’ll definitely be giving swagbucks a try since it’s your number one pick!

    • Author - Kent Leung says:

      Hey Jon, doing surveys isn’t worthwhile because you have to deal with crap like finding out you don’t qualify over and over, their pay is around $0.25 to $2 each which is okay, but the fact that you don’t qualify 9 times out of 10 or more times make it a waste of time.

  13. Victor says:

    Hey Kent,
    Pretty good list you have here. I only have Swagbucks, had no idea about the other ones. I’m a sucker for survey sites, so I’m glad I ended up on your page. Will check some of these out, but I can personally vouch for Swagbucks as a pretty good one not only for surveys, but other actitivities like watching videos and rebates, thanks for this information.

    • Author - Kent Leung says:

      Hey Victor, not surprised you know Swagbucks, everybody seems to at least have heard of it as they’re the biggest GPT on the web. I mean, many other sites claim that they’re #1 but Swagbucks actually have paid over $170 million since 2008, I don’t think any other site can top that. Thanks for sharing your experience with them!

  14. Andiamolireforex says:

    It’s good to know what sites are legit. What information about me do they require? I’m interested in trying them out but am wary of giving out too much personal data. I’m interested in trying the “Swagbucks” to receive some Starbucks credit. You mentioned Swagbucks was your first choice. Is there a close second this? Thanks.

    • Author - Kent Leung says:

      Hello, when you sign up you just need to fill out the form with your email and then confirm it by checking your email inbox and clicking the confirmation link.

      Then you’ll need to fill out your profile where they ask you questions like your income level, education, ethnicity, job, and other things. This demographic information allows them to gather the most relevant surveys to send you. But you don’t need to fill these things out if you don’t want to.

      Surveys isn’t the only way to earn, in fact I recommend you to not do them as they’re very hard to qualify and so it’s a waste of time. I prefer to earn by signing up for offers, watching videos, clicking ads, reading emails, etc. These things you don’t need to qualify for and so you’re guaranteed to get something for your efforts.

      I recommend all 6 sites I listed in this post, but as far as favorite ones go I have to go with the GPT “get-paid-to” sites. They offer multiple earning opportunities and so you don’t get bored stuck with doing one thing. Cash Crate, Toluna, and Inbox Pays are all GPT sites I recommend.

  15. JohnB says:

    Whenever I buy something online and see that Paypal is not supported, I leave. Paypal has become the golden standard of online purchases. This also applies to get paid online, of course. The only survey site I have heard of is Swagbucks and I like how straightforward their service is. I had done a few surveys but then stopped because I got bored quickly. Now, I am researching survey sites again to gain some extra monthly income. I guess I will start with Swagbucks again and use your post as a reference to jump to the next survey site.

    • Author - Kent Leung says:

      I haven’t done surveys in a long time, when I go to sites like Swagbucks I just watch videos, play games, search the web, these things aren’t as boring as surveys and they don’t require that you qualify for them. 

  16. Shannon says:

    Paid surveys are awesome to do if they aren’t hard to get into. I signed up for vindale and the surveys were so tough to get into.

    They’d ask a bunch of preliminary questions and then say the survey is closed because I took too long to get in. From .25 to $5 a survey but it was useless!

    Payout thresh hold of 50bucks I met once! That was only because they offered a referral bonus for all that signed up using your given code!

    Have you been successfully earning through these sites?

    Thanks for sharing

    • Author - Kent Leung says:

      Many of the sites listed in this post are not real survey sites, they’re “get-paid-to” sites, they offer paid surveys but also other ways to earn as well. Personally I hate doing surveys for the reason you described, and I don’t do them anymore.

      Get-paid-to sites are great because there are tasks you can do that don’t require having to qualify, like clicking advertisements, signing up for offers, watching videos, etc. These guarantee you’ll earn SOMETHING for your time.

      If you’re going to sign up for one your best bet is Swagbucks because they offer quite a few ways to earn, pays via Paypal, and also got quite a good reputation.

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