How to Start Making Money from Paid Surveys

how to start making money from paid surveysIf you have never tried to do paid surveys before, or if you are fairly new to it, this page will help you to get started easily, and guide you one step at a time.

Just follow the steps below, and then you will be ready to start making money from paid surveys in no time.

If you do not really know what paid surveys are about, and would like to know a bit more before you start, you can read this introduction to paid surveys.

One thing that is important to know before you start is that it is free to join any of the legit survey sites. If a survey site wants to charge you for joining, it is a scam, and you should find another site.

An even more effective way, to make sure you get the most out of paid surveys, is to sign up for my FREE 5-Day Survey Course below. You can start right after signing up. If you do not want all the details in the course, you can instead follow the steps below.

Step 1 – Find and register for survey sites

step 1To be able to do paid surveys, you first of all need to register to some of the survey sites that offer this opportunity. There are hundreds of these, but not all of them are good, and some of them are outright scams.

To find the right survey sites is not necessarily easy. But I have tested a huge amounts of survey sites, and have made a list with the 10 survey sites I have found to be the best. There are many more survey sites, and also many more that can be worth signing up for. But these 10 are the best place to start. So, you can check out the list through the link below, and see which ones that sounds most appealing to you.

When choosing survey sites from the list to sign up for, there are a few things that you should in particular look for, and remember:

  • Which countries are the survey sites available in:
    Some survey sites are available worldwide and have great opportunities some places, but almost no opportunities in other countries. Some sites only allow you to sign up, if you live in specific countries, and some sites have good opportunities in almost all countries.
  • What is the payment method:
    Different survey sites offer different payout methods of your rewards. Choose the survey sites that have payment options that fits you
  • Register for several sites:
    It is a good idea to sign up for several sites to increase your opportunities.

==>Click to see the Top 10 survey site list<==

Step 2 – Verify your email address

step 2This step is very easy, but also important. At most survey sites, you must confirm your registration. So, once you have registered, you will receive an email with a confirmation link. Click this link, and your account is confirmed, and you can start using the platform.

At some survey sites there is the possibility to fill out some profile information about yourself once you login. This is voluntary, but it can be a good idea. It helps the survey sites to match surveys with you, and you will therefore probably be offered more surveys, if you fill it out. At some sites, they even give you a small bonus when you fill it out, so this can also be a way to earn your first rewards.

Step 3 – Manage your expectations

step 3This is not as such a step, but it is something very important if you want to have success with paid surveys, and that is why I am including it here as a step. That is to manage your expectations. If you join the right sites, surveys are a great, free and easy way to make some extra cash. But it will NOT make you rich. It is however the only way to earn money online that is 100% free and without any deposit or risk. This is important to remember. The sites that promises you that you can become rich from just doing a few surveys a day are scams, and you should stay away from them.

If you start doing surveys with the expectation that you will be able to make a living online from it, you will be disappointed. But if you are doing it to make some extra cash on the side, and at the same time have your opinion heard, paid surveys are a great way to do this.

Step 4 – Start taking surveys

step 4Now you are ready to login to the survey sites you signed up for and start taking surveys.

At some surveys sites you have to login to see what opportunities are there, and others will send you an email every time there is a new survey available for you. In the individual reviews of the survey sites here on, you can see which sites are sending and which ones you have to login to, to see the available surveys.

Hope you now feel ready to sign up for your first survey sites and start making some money taking surveys. If you want a guide with more detailed information about how to get the most out of paid surveys, you can sign up for my free Survey Crash Course below.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to drop a line below.


  1. CanadaGirl

    HI Mikael

    I find clicksense a bit dubious. Since I joined this month, all I have been getting is ” I am not qualified to join the survey”. I have not gotten a single rewards nor success in all of the surveys I participated in. I think I might quit Clicksense and just go wit the other sites. I wont even recommend it to my friends. Thanks.

    • Mikael

      Thanks for sharing your experiences.

      It can sometimes take a bit of patience to find the surveys you qualify for at ClixSense. But I have personally taken many surveys there, and I know many others that also have success with the platform.

      What I found is that surveys from certain providers I never qualify for, but by testing I found out what kind of surveys and from which providers I more often qualify for and then just focus on these.

      But the amount of opportunities depends a lot on the country you live in. Am I right in assuming from your name that you live in Canada? Because here you should find a good amount. But Canada has a lot of great survey sites in general, and you will also find sites with better opportunities here. You can check out the lists with the best sites in your country here, if you want to.

      Hope this helps and let me know, if you have any questions.


  2. Caleb

    have you ever heard of people getting kicked off survey sites for fraudulent activity due to the user using a proxy or server when the user ISNT using either of them? If so do you have any advice on how to remedy this problem?

    • Mikael

      Hi Caleb,

      The reason could be the network you are using. Some public networks like for example at libraries and also many companies have a proxy for security reasons without you even knowing about it. If that is the case, it is not something you can turn off, but some survey sites will still detect it and think you are trying to cheat. So maybe it has to do with the network you are using?

      If that is the case, you can consider trying to use your phone instead. And you can also try to reach out to the support of the specific survey site and ask them what is going on.

      Hope this helps and let me know if you have any more questions.

      All the best,

  3. René Flooks

    Thank you Mikael

    • Mikael

      You are welcome René.

  4. Philida Van Graan

    Hi Mikael,

    Do you know anything about “The Panelstation” survey site?

    • Mikael

      Hi Philida,

      I have not been able to test the Panel Station yet, so unfortunately do not know much about it. But will definitely look into as soon as possible.

      All the best,

  5. René Flooks

    Good day,

    I am not sure what comments you require but here goes something. I am an extremely motivated 37 year old who works very hard and would like to join this organisation. I am loyal and fairly convinced that I will do you and the products on survey extremely proud.

    Thank you,

    • Mikael

      Thank you for your comment René.

      I am not sure what you are asking? This is a site that guides people how to get the most of out paid surveys. If you wish to join any of the survey sites, you just go to the list of the top surveys and join the ones you wish. If that is not what you are asking, please elaborate on what you mean.

      All the best,

      • Andrew SIGGS

        hi there– I am soon to be moving to Poland, and am very interested in doing surveys whilst there–any tips on the best sites (that pay into paypal esp) would be much appreciated–kind regards Andrew

        • Mikael

          Hi Andrew,

          I have made a list of the best survey sites that pay into PayPal. You can check out that list for some ideas. Many of these should also give good opportunities in Poland.

          Hope this helps and let me know if you have any more questions.

          All the best,


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