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Make Money in Your Free Time With Simple Online Surveys

It’s as easy as clicking a few buttons while you watch TV or listen to some music. With paid online surveys, you won’t make a living – most only pay a few dollars per survey at most. However, you can do this simple activity in your free time and earn a little extra money each month. Put it in your savings, use it as your money for dining out or make larger payments on your credit card each month. However you choose to use it, the easy money you’ll make in your free time doing online surveys can really help you stay on budget each month.

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This online and mobile community allows users to take online surveys on your PC or on your smartphone. You simply answer questions about the products and services you use. In addition to the $5 sign-up bonus, you can also earn money or points for each survey you take. At iPoll, you’re allowed to use the money you earn for charity or to add to a PayPal, Amazon or Visa account. Other options, like adding money to an iTunes account or earning airline miles and magazine subscriptions, are also available.


Take surveys about everything from cars to shopping to restaurants when you sign up with GlobalTestMarket. All you need to do is sign up and then start earning points for each survey you complete. Then, after you’ve accrued a certain amount of points, you can redeem them for cash and other rewards. In some cases, you may be offered entry into a sweepstakes instead of points for completing a survey.

Mindfield Online

At Mindfield Online, you just sign up and fill out a member questionnaire to become a survey participant. After that, Mindfield Online will send you email invitations for the surveys you qualify for. Users are encouraged to complete the surveys as soon as possible to secure a spot. Before completing each survey, you’ll be informed of what the incentive is. After completing the survey, that amount is credited to your account. You can cash out your earnings once your account reaches $5.00. If you are ever disqualified from a survey, you’ll be entered into a monthly drawing for cash and/or prizes.

Google Opinion Rewards

If you like making purchases in the Google Play Store, then this mobile app is a must-have. Google Opinion Rewards can be downloaded onto your phone. When you sign up, you’ll fill out some basic information about yourself. Then, the app will send you surveys about once a week, sometimes more or less frequently depending on availability. For each survey you fill out, you get up to $1.00 in Play Store credits. You can then use those credits to buy music, apps, movies, etc.


With UserTesting, you get to help review and rate websites by actually using them. You’ll need a computer with both microphone and video capabilities since you’ll be recorded while you review each site. Each review will be set up with questions and prompts. You’ll talk out load as you review each site and discuss what you think about it, whether it’s intuitive and what you like or don’t like about the site. Rather than conversing with someone, you’re just being recorded as you use the site and talk about it. This is one of the better-paying options for making money in your free time as most surveys pay $10 for around 30 minutes of work. There isn’t a constant stream of available work, however, so make sure to sign up for alerts when new surveys become available.

Amazon Mechanical Turk

You can sign up with the Amazon Mechanical Turk marketplace in order to make money doing simple tasks. Users earn a certain amount of money for each HIT (Human Intelligence Task) that you complete. Businesses and developers offer their HITs for things like typing out text found in images, determining if URLs are correct or searching for keywords on Google. Basically, these are tasks that, despite being very simple, can’t be automated. Before accepting a task, you’ll see how long it is estimated to take to complete and how much you’ll be paid. Money you earn is deposited into your Amazon account.


Like Amazon Mechanical Turk, 63336 offers a way to make easy money online without completing surveys, so to speak. This company offers you the opportunity to make money answering questions that people text in to this service. You’ll need to be a fast typist and capable of researching and writing answers quickly in order to qualify for the job. However, U.S. users get a minimum of 15 hours per week of work, so this is a great opportunity for someone looking for consistent extra money in their free time.

Start using a bit of your downtime to earn money on your computer. With just a little time each day, you can quickly rack up some great spending or saving money on the side.

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