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The Best Survey Sites UK For Making Money

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Making money with surveys, although not the most lucrative way to start making money online, is certainly one of the easiest. It can be done whenever you have a bit of spare time, even just as you’re sat in front of the TV in the evening, so is really flexible.

Whilst it’s probably not possible to make a full time income taking paid surveys, it’s definitely possible to make a good monthly sum with a little bit of time and effort. Even if you just want to take a few surveys here and there you could still net yourself a good £50 each month.

Not every survey site is a winner for everyone, you’ll find that some are more suited to you than others, so it’s worth signing up for a few to see which you get on with the best. You can also supplement your survey income with money making apps.

There are a TON of free survey sites out there; although a lot do, not all will work globally, and payment options can differ. Here are some of the best survey sites in the UK that pay out in cash or decent gift cards.

Tips To Make Money From Surveys

  • Use a separate email address to avoid clogging up your inbox
  • Sign up to multiple panels for more chances of surveys
  • Be consistent with your answers (being untruthful or inconsistent may get you disqualified or banned)
  • Cash out when you can – don’t store up large amounts of points in case the site closes. Better to withdraw your earnings as soon as you can.


Best Survey Sites UK


Prolific is a crowdsourcing site which pays you to take part in academic research studies. The payout on these is really good for paid surveys and it’s probably one of the more interesting and varied sites to use. When you log in you will see a list of your available studies, the estimated time it will take to complete and the reward you will be paid. The best thing about prolific is that once you’ve completed the profiling questions you’ll only be shown studies you’re pre-qualified for, so no annoying screen outs.

Populus Live

Populus Live is one of the best survey sites in the UK, as it always pays a set fee of £1 per 5 minutes; surveys are usually worth between £1 and £4. Surveys are sent via email invitation. Once you’ve reached £50 in earnings, you’ll be posted a cheque.


Swagbucks was the first survey site I started using, and I’ve earned loads over the years. There are plenty of surveys, but you can also earn by watching videos, reading content, searching the web and completing offers. On Swagbucks for every task you complete you are rewarded with points called sb. You can cash out either directly to your PayPal account or to a variety of gift cards such as Amazon.  I usually choose Amazon vouchers, but there are lots more to choose from.


YouGov send surveys that cover all kinds of topics, including politics and current affairs. Each survey is usually worth 50p and is reasonably short. The downside to YouGov is that you have to earn £50 before you receive payment.


Branded Surveys

Branded Surveys is an easy site to use.  When you register with Branded you can start earning with a free 200 points on sign up. You need to reach 1000 to cash out to PayPal/various gift cards and there are usually plenty of surveys available. You can complete the daily poll each day for 5 points and completing the poll 10 days in a row will net you an extra 25 points. If you are an active member your status will improve and you can earn extra points. If you don’t want to stick to just answering surveys there is also a section for completing offers. Branded Surveys offer a referral scheme whereby you can earn up to 200 points per active referral.


With this site, you’ll be rewarded with points known as LifePoints for every activity you complete. Whilst these will primarily be surveys, there may also be opportunity to earn points by completing mini-polls or product testing. Once you’ve collected enough points you can exchange them for payment or gift cards.


Qmee is a survey site (or app) that you also add as a browser extension. There are usually surveys daily, but you may screen out easily if you don’t meet the target demographic. With Qmee you can cash out any amount from 1p – and it’s paid immediately to your PayPal account. Alternatively, you can request to be paid in Amazon vouchers.


With i-Say you earn points for each survey you take, which can then be exchanged for vouchers. Surveys are reasonably regular and not too long. It does take a couple of weeks to receive your reward after claiming.

  • Register: Sign up to i-Say >
  • Cashout options: Amazon, High Street gift cards (John Lewis, Argos etc)
  • Minimum payout: £10

Opinion Outpost

Opinion Outpost is a survey site that has cash or voucher payment options, and has a low minimum payout of £2.50. Survey invitations are sent via email, or you can log into your account to see active surveys.


Inbox Pounds

Inbox Pounds pays for completing surveys and offers. They also pay pennies if you click on their Paid Emails. I’d recommend using a specific email if you do this though so you don’t clutter up your inbox! The payment threshold is £20.


Pinecone is a consumer research survey site and pays £3 per survey, which usually involves providing feedback on a new product. The best thing about Pinecone is that you can cash out immediately after each survey so don’t have to collect a certain amount. The downside is that it usually has specific demographic requirements so it can be hard to be accepted on to the panel.


Valued Opinions

Valued Opinions is a UK survey site that pays out in gift cards once you’ve earned £10.5o – Rewards are in £10 vouchers but they take a 50p processing fee to redeem. The rate of pay for each survey is reasonable, but surveys can be infrequent, with just 1 or 2 per week.

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