How good are the opportunities to earn on paid surveys in Germany?
Before getting to the best survey panels in Germany, let's first talk a bit about how the opportunities are in Germany to make money online like this.
In general, the opportunities on survey sites and GPT sites (Get-Paid-To) vary a lot from country to country. The biggest countries in most cases have the most opportunities. Many smaller countries do however also have pretty good opportunities.
The reason the bigger countries often have more opportunities is that there are more people and therefore a bigger market that is interesting for companies to pay to get information about – this is what market research is all about.
Getting paid from surveys is only possible because companies are interested in hearing consumers' opinions and using this to improve their services and products.
If you live in Germany and want to make some extra money online by giving your opinion, you are lucky. It is one of the countries that have very good opportunities. Most sites will even offer surveys in German, so it will be easier for you to do them.
Even though there are many opportunities, it is however important to choose the right sites to join. Not all sites are worth the time. Some even try to scam you and try to get you to pay to join. But if you join the legit sites that are worth the time, it can be a great way to make some extra money on the side.
How to earn the most?
Be aware that many of the sites I will show you below also give you other ways to earn than just taking surveys. In Germany you will find many sites, where you can earn money by for example taking offers, downloading apps, watching videos, participate in free contests, do social media tasks, and more.
These sites are usually called GPT (Get-Paid-To) sites as they give several ways to earn.
Paid surveys and GPT sites are a great way to make some extra money online in Germany, and you can start earning right away.
But you need to know that no matter how many sites you join, it is not a way to make a full-time income online. I always make sure to mention this, as paid surveys and GPT sites are a great opportunity, but it is not the way to go if you are looking to become rich online because then you will be disappointed.
The sites on the list below are all free to join and to use. To increase your chances to earn, it is a good idea to sign up for several sites. They all have different offers and opportunities, and in combination, it can give you a good amount of opportunities to earn by joining several sites.
I in general, I recommend you join 5-7 sites, if you have never done paid surveys or used GPT sites before not to get overwhelmed.
After a while when you have more experience and know-how to get the most out of the different survey panels and GPT sites, you can then join more (so make sure to bookmark this page so you can come back to the list – it is also regularly updated).
So let's go into which sites are the best to join in Germany!
Top 23 paid survey sites for Germany
The below list is not a complete list of all the survey and GPT sites available in Germany. It is instead a list of the best sites, and they are all legit and 100% free, so there is no risk in joining them.
Remember that many of the sites offer other ways to earn than only paid surveys. You can see which earning methods each of them offers in the overview below.
Short summary: SwagBucks is one of the biggest and most popular GPT and survey sites. You can find several ways to earn here. You can earn by taking surveys, watch videos, get cashback on online shopping, surf the internet, take paid offers, and more.
SwagBucks only has good opportunities in selected countries, and Germany is one of them. You can get paid through PayPal or gift cards, and you get a great joining bonus of $5 if you join through the invitation link below (once you have earned your first $25).
Definitely a site worth joining, if you live in Germany.
Short summary: PineCone Research is one of the highest paying survey sites in Germany, as you will get a minimum of $3 per survey, and it does not take long to complete a survey.
It is not the survey site that will give you the most daily opportunities, so you should also join other sites on this list to have more opportunities to earn. But because of the high reward per survey, it can be great to join. It is, however, not a survey site everyone can join – you can only join through an invitation link. Sometimes you can find such a PineCone Research invite for Germany by clicking the join button below.
You can get paid via bank transfer, check, PayPal, or products. It is a great way to make some extra money, and it is definitely a survey site you should join, if you live in Germany.
Short summary: Toluna is a survey site that is available worldwide, and in most cases in the local language. There is also a site available in German. It usually has several available surveys a day, and this is the main way to earn on Toluna. You can also earn a bit extra by creating polls on the site yourself if other members like it and interact with it. Toluna also often has free contests you can participate in.
Overall a site that is pretty easy to use, and you can get paid through PayPal or gift cards. The only downside is that once you request a payout, it takes up to 2-8 weeks before you have the money in your PayPal account, which is fairly slow for a survey site. But if you can live with that, it is a site that is definitely worth checking out.
Payout methods: Products, bank transfer Payout threshold: Depends on reward More information:Read full YouGov review
Short summary: YouGov is a great survey panel and it has a specific panel in German just for Germany. The only way you can earn here is by taking surveys, but it does in general have interesting surveys.
It is easy to join, and a great thing about YouGov is that you on the website can see the results of previously conducted surveys. Contrary to many other sites on this list YouGov does not offer to payout through PayPal, and you have to choose between the products they offer or get a bank transfer.
If you like taking surveys on the go, YouGov also has an app so you can easily take surveys anywhere.
Short summary: Nielsen Digital Voices is also sometimes called Nielsen Computer and Mobile Panel. It has a specific panel for Germans in German. It is a different kind of panel, as you do not really have to do anything to participate. The panel is gathering data about internet usage to improve online services and products, and you can contribute to this just by having a (safe) app installed on your mobile or computer.
So once you have signed up and installed the app, you will automatically participate just by using the internet as usually. You will earn points as long as you are a member, and you will also get a welcome bonus.
The points can then be exchanged into many different products. It can be a great way to contribute to research and at the same time earn some great rewards passively.
Short summary: PrizeRebel is a worldwide survey and GPT site and is therefore also available in Germany. It has many opportunities to earn. The fastest ways to earn are paid surveys and paid offers. But you can also earn by taking mini tasks through Figure Eight (aka CrowdFlower), watch videos, participate in free contests, get daily bonuses, you will get more earning opportunities the more active you are, and more.
How many opportunities you will have varies a lot from day to day, so some days you have to click around a bit more than others to find the surveys or offers you qualify for. Overall, PrizeRebel is one of my favorite survey and GPT sites.
You can get paid through PayPal or gift cards already when you have earned $5. Another site that you should definitely check out, if you live in Germany.
Short summary: ySense (formerly ClixSense) is a great survey and GPT site that you can join no matter where you live, and it has pretty good opportunities in Germany. You often have to try several surveys to find the ones you qualify for, but that is the case on most sites. Luckily, it does not take long to check if you qualify, so it is worth the clicking.
You can first of all earn by taking surveys, and ySense has a large amount of paid surveys available. It however also has great bonuses for taking Figure Eight tasks, many paid offers you can take, and you can get a daily activity bonus.
You can get paid through PayPal, Skrill, Payoneer, and gift cards. The payout threshold starts at $5 but it will depend on your chosen reward.
Univox Community is a GPT site with several ways to earn. You can earn by taking surveys, participate in free contests, and inviting friends to join.
The main way to earn is, however, by taking their paid surveys. Just be aware that Univox is not always accepting new members in Germany so sometimes you might not be able to join.
When you first join, the payout threshold is a bit high as you need to make $25 to withdraw your earnings. But if you keep being active, you will get a higher membership level and be able to get paid already when you have earned $10.
NielsenIQ Homescan has its own panel just for Germany. It is a great way to earn a bit of extra money in Germany in a different way.
Once you sign up for the panel, you will receive a scanner you need to use to scan products when you go shopping. Just by doing this, you will earn points.
The points can be exchanged for great prizes and there are currently more than 3,000 products you can choose from. By being active you can also become a top partner can participate in even huge prize draws to win, for example, a new car.
Short summary: Opinion Outpost has its own survey panel for Germany – here it is called MeinungsOrt. The main way to earn is by taking online surveys, but it has a good amount and is definitely a legit site worth considering.
The paid surveys are the only way to earn on MeinungsOrt but it gives you access to a decent number of surveys. You just have to sign up and then keep an eye on the survey invitation you will get via email. But it can also be a good idea to log in to the site to check for opportunities once in a while.
It has a low payout threshold and good payout methods, as you can get paid in cash through PayPal, you can get e-gift cards for Amazon.de, products, or other gift cards.
Short summary: If you want to earn some extra money completely passively in Germany, then Honeygain is one of your best options.
You will earn by sharing your unused internet bandwidth. After you have installed Honeygain on your computer or mobile devices, you do not have to do anything else – you will just earn a bit whenever your device is connected to the internet.
Once you have earned $20, you can take your earnings out via PayPal or as Bitcoin. If you join through the invitation link below, you will get a $5 joining bonus into your account right away.
Surveyeah is a very basic survey panel which makes it easy to use and the surveys you take there will all be in German.
You just need to be aware that it is not the panel that will give you the most surveys so you should not join it as the only site. But as an extra site it can be great as it does not take much extra effort.
You can get your earnings out via PayPal or as Amazon gift cards and the payout threshold starts at €10.
Short summary: Mobrog is another easy-to-use survey site with a site specifically for Germany and surveys in German. In addition to taking surveys, you can once in a while participate in free contests, and you can earn a bit extra by inviting friends to join the platform.
It usually offers several surveys a week, but you will not get surveys every day, so good to also join other survey panels on this list, as you will not have enough opportunities, if Mobrog is the only site you join. But it is very easy to use, and also has a great app that makes it even easier, so still a site worth considering to join.
Short summary: Superpay.me is a bit of an outsider on this list. You can join no matter where you live, and Germany is a country where Superpay.me has a pretty good amount of opportunities. The reason it is a bit of an outsider is that it can be quite confusing to use, and you have to be a bit patient to find the available surveys and offers.
To balance that out, it does however have a good amount of daily opportunities and one of the lowest payout threshold I have seen on survey and GPT sites. You can get paid through PayPal as soon as you have earned $1, so in most cases, you can make more than enough to withdraw the same day as you join. You can also get paid through Skrill, Bitcoins, or Amazon gift cards. With a bit of patience, it can be an interesting site to check out.
Short summary: PointClub is a survey site you can join no matter where you live. The number of opportunities you get however varies from country to country. But Germany is one of the countries where it offers the most surveys.
You will not get a huge amount of surveys, but still enough to earn some nice extra money, and the site is easy to use and has a fun and engaging design. You get quite good rewards for the surveys you take compared to similar sites – especially because you will get higher rewards the more often you log in. You can get up to 100% extra earnings on surveys, which makes them very much worth taking.
The payout threshold is a bit high, but you get a $5 joining bonus, which means you will not be too far from being able to get paid. Overall, a great site to consider, if you live in Germany.
Short summary: Green Panthera has a decent amount of paid surveys for Germany. Furthermore, it has different online offers you can take like for example downloading apps and signing up for free trials and earn some extra money this way.
It is not the most user-friendly survey panel to join, as you will probably be send emails to a lot of surveys you will end up not qualifying for. It is normal not qualifying for all surveys on survey sites, but on Green Panthera it happens more often than on other sites in my experience. Luckily it does not take long to find out if you qualify or not.
You can only get paid through PayPal, but in my opinion this is the best and easiest reward method anyways. It can be a site worth joining, and you can make some extra money here – you just have to be a little patient and accept that there might be many surveys you will not qualify for and accept that the payout threshold is a bit high, as you have to earn $30 to get paid.
Short summary: The Panel Station is only offering paid surveys as a way to earn, and it has a specific panel just for Germany, with a decent amount of surveys.
What makes the Panel Station great and easy to use is that it is, first of all, an app. It s very user-friendly, and it makes it easy to make money online from your mobile. It has a low payout threshold of only $5, so it will not take long to be able to get paid, and it offers great payout methods, as you can get paid in cash through PayPal or get gift cards.
It is a great site to join in Germany because it is so easy to use, but you should not join it as the only site, as you will then not get many earning opportunities.
So that was it – a list of the best paid survey sites and GPT sites in Germany. As mentioned earlier, it can be a good idea to join several sites to increase your chances of earning, and at the same time, you will also be able to test more sites and find the type of sites that suits you the best.
Also, remember that many of the sites offer several other ways to earn. Using some of these other methods can be a great way to boost your earnings.
If you have any questions, comments, or have any experiences with survey and GPT sites in Germany yourself and think there is a site missing on the list, I would love to hear from you in a comment below.