I love earning extra money with thoughtless tasks. It helps to support some of my bad habits like Disney vacations. I recently used Swagbucks to pay for over half of my new year’s Disney trip. The best part? There are other amazing sites like Swagbucks that offer different rewards and payment options. Everyone has a different opinion of which site is the best, so, with this list of 20 sites, you are sure to find one that works best for you.
Wait, What’s Swagbucks?
Skip this if you’re familiar with Swagbucks but if you’re not, here’s a brief summary.
Swagbucks is an awesome site that allows you to make extra money doing essentially the same thing you do on Facebook. There are a wide variety of tasks such as games, videos, shopping, searching the web and completing surveys.
You can make tons of extra money easily with little effort from your phone, tablet or computer at home or on the go. How much you make is reflective of how much you do.
Inbox Dollars and Send Earnings
Inbox Dollars is very similar to Swagbucks in the way that you can earn points for playing games, surfing the web, taking surveys and watching videos. Inbox Dollars has a better payout than Swagbucks for surveys. You can receive payment via cash, check, prepaid visa cards or gift cards. One thing that Inbox Dollars has that Swagbucks doesn’t is that you get cash back when you purchase coupons from Groupon. So if you spend $20 on a coupon from Groupon through Inbox Dollars, you will receive $5 cash back essentially giving you a 25 percent return on your purchase.
Send Earnings is owned by the same company as Inbox Dollars and has the same site layout, and features. Pick One or join both sites for double the earnings. You receive $5 for signing up on both sites so if you sign up for both you will get $10 for joining.
i-say is an online survey platform powered by Ipsos Interactive which is one of the world’s leaders in market research. In fact it’s one of the most profitable market research firms in the world. There is a strict and comprehensive validation process you have to go through when signing up but all the surveys you get are viable.
This site features a very simple website design and an easy concept to work with. They pay you to take surveys. You are paid in points. When you sign up on the site you set your preferences you take particular surveys to ensure your results are always relevant. The points you earn are awarded to your account every time you complete a survey.
Treasure Trooper has a large group of loyal users. This site has a fun way of earning by allowing you to collect treasures by taking surveys, playing games and fulfilling paid offers.
Kind of like a scavenger hunt. Find treasures to earn points you can then turn into great rewards. You can also take advantage of their referral program and greatly increase your earning potential. You can sign up easily by visiting their homepage and every new person who joins earns a dollar to start.
Treasure Trooper also has a four-tier referral program based on how much you earn in commission. Bronze will earn you 20% of your direct referrals’ earnings and 5% of your indirect referral’s earnings. After you get five active referrals you move on to the next tier which is silver.
In Silver, you get all the features of bronze plus an extra five cents for each daily survey your referrals complete. You will move onto the Gold tier once you get fifty active referrals.
At Gold level, you get all the benefits of bronze and silver but now your commission increases from five cents to seven cents for each daily survey your referrals complete. You will also start receiving one dollar for each new referral. You move onto Diamond when you hit 300 active referrals.
Diamond level is hard to get too but apparently very much worth the work. You get all the lower level benefits plus a commission raise of ten cents. You also get $5 every time your referrals cash out for the first time as well as a $300 bonus.
Along with earning money from online activities, Earning Station has a feature called Earning Streak that will double your points if you visit the site daily for ten consecutive days. You then quadruple your earnings after fifty days. You can cash out at ten dollars. You earn money with the same activities as other sites, surveys, searching the web, playing games, watching videos and shopping online. You must be a US citizen to take advantage of this site, but that appears to be the only negative review when it comes to Earning Station.
With MyPoints you can redeem points you’ve earned for PayPal cash or visa gift cards. They also offer gift cards for over seventy different retail locations as well as frequent flyer miles. Signing up is quick and easy. However, the app seems to only be available to iPhone users. There are great rewards such as gift cards to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, JC Penny and many other retailers. You can also cash out to your PayPal account.
InstaGC is popular for instant prize delivery and customer service. You can payout for as little as a $1 e-gift card. Each point represents one penny. This site doesn’t offer cash gift cards. You get ten points instantly when you sign up. You complete online tasks to earn points. You can earn up to five thousand points before you have to cash out.
Earn points for online activities such as shopping. A lot of reviews state that Points2Shop is better than Swagbucks. This site also has an app that allows you to earn on the go.
Points2Shop works just the same as all the other sites. There is one feature that seems to keep people coming back. You earn points which can be redeemed for your choice of any product listed on Amazon. Any product you would like to purchase on Amazon you can do so on this platform using your points and many of their products will be delivered in seven days or less.
ZoomBucks is most like Swagbucks for several reasons. You can join using your Facebook or email. You earn Zoombucks through contests, filling out free offers, playing games, searching the web, shopping online and through referrals. You can also take surveys and watch videos. You can redeem zoombucks earned for online rewards or PayPal cash.
Another great legitimate site that pays you. It’s one of the simpler ones on the list. Very little payout of only two dollars via an Amazon gift card. However, if you want to cash out through PayPal you will need at least ten dollars in earnings. You can complete all the same tasks as other sites but there seems to be more survey opportunities with this site as well as more offers to complete.
With Survey Junkie you can make money by taking surveys from any device. Get paid through PayPal or through e-gift cards. You must have a minimum balance of ten dollars. Simply complete your profile and you will be matched with surveys that allow you to influence brands and retailers you use on a regular basis.
This is the oldest and most reputable survey site. Harris Poll works with over seventy Fortune 100 companies to offer survey opportunities for government and non-profit organizations. You redeem earnings for gift cards however, you will be paid cash for focus groups. They also automatically enter you in their sweepstakes which take place quite often.
Opinion Outpost will send you survey invitations at least once a week. It takes only a few minutes to join and get set up. You will receive five dollars for joining. They also have a quarterly sweepstake of $10,000. How great is that!
With Ebates you earn cash back for shopping. Up to 40% cash back at more than two thousand online stores. Simply link your credit or debit card to earn cash back on in-store purchases at more than 30 national retailers and restaurants. Payouts come in the form of PayPal cash, paper check or gift cards. At the end of each calendar quarter, you receive a payment when your cash balance is at least $5.01. You will also receive a $10 cash bonus after making your first $25 online purchase with Ebates.
I love Ebates
Panel Payday gives you $25 just for signing up. You earn $1 to $150 per day depending on the tasks assigned and how many you complete in a day. You can earn money through mystery shopping, surveys, and focus groups. However, the survey’s are the most lucrative. Panel Payday partners with survey companies to match you with surveys. This site is great for anyone who already has a fulltime job and is looking for a little extra money for their rainy day fund.
This site works with brands such as Nestle, Walmart, McDonald’s, Bose, and many more. You receive payment in Amazon gift codes so there is no waiting for your gift card to arrive. You must be at least thirteen years of age for surveys and eighteen years or older to join their focus groups.
Gift Hunter Club is another GPT site (get paid to) owned by a company called Innovative Hall Media. With this site, you can do a wide variety of online activities and earn gifts, hence the name gift hunter. It’s not much different from other survey sites but is among the popular ones. Earning is easy and fun and the amount you earn is endless. There are many different gift card rewards for payout allowing you to save money at tons of retail locations both online and in store.
With Points Prizes, you can convert your points into Digital gift cards that you can spend in hundreds of ways such as iTunes, Google Play, Playstation, PayPal, Steam, Amazon, Fortnite and so much more. This site has several ways of earning such as their Offer Wall, Survey Router, Video Ads, and Daily Bonuses. There are tons of top rated reviews for this survey site all stating how easy and fun it is to use and earn.
Jobs2Shop is a lot like Swagbucks in the way you can earn points and cash. Share your opinion, complete offers, mystery shopping, and games as well as earn with their referral program and receive cashback credit. It takes only a few minutes to sign up and the earning potential is endless.
Of course, you don’t have to join all these sites, but the more you join the higher your earning potential could be. There are people who devote just a few hours a day, one hour in the morning while having coffee and an hour before bed, and who earn tons of money, almost like a second income from these sites. Everything you do on these sites is the same thing you would do on Facebook. So that favorite game you like to play could potentially earn you some money for a night on the town or that long-awaited trip to Disney World. Whatever it is you’re saving for, use these sites to help you meet your savings goals sooner or just increase your families savings account. Everyone loves free money and with this list of sites, the amount you could earn is infinite.