Taking surveys can be a great way to make some extra cash on the side. But on some sites, you have to work really hard to get to the payout threshold, or they just simply do not offer many opportunities, so it will take you forever to be able to get paid.
This is obviously very annoying – when we take paid surveys, it can, of course, be because we want to have our opinion heard and be able to give feedback, which is an important aspect of surveys.
But at the same time, many of us who take paid surveys also like to get the extra nice cash – and we do not want to wait months to be able to cash out.
When it takes too long to get to a payout threshold, it is difficult to stay motivated.
Also, the smaller the payout limit is, the quicker you can confirm that you actually can get paid – if you have never joined paid survey sites before, this might be a concern to you, and you want to make sure it is actually possible before spending too much time.
So in general, it is a great way to stay motivated when we can often see a little extra money coming into our account and can get paid fast.
Further, in my experience, the survey sites with a low minimum payout are often also the best – they know they have a lot to offer and are not trying to keep people locked for months before paying out.
They will let you take your money out very quickly, and then they also know you will probably keep taking surveys and earn more money, as you can see it works.
So for all these reasons, the payout threshold is, in my opinion, important on survey sites – you might have other reasons, and if that is this case, it would be great to hear about them in a comment below the article.
What is a low payout threshold?
How do you define a low payout threshold?
This can definitely vary from person to person. That is why I wanted to make it clear how I have defined a low payout threshold on the list below, and what I have taken into consideration to choose the sites that belong on the list.
I have not only taken the actual amount you have to earn to cash out into consideration – there are some survey sites that have a very low payout threshold or even no minimum payout limit or pay instantly. But if they do not offer many opportunities, it might still not be fast to get your money.
I have taken this into consideration, and the sites on the list are platforms with a good amount of opportunities that do not only have a low payout minimum but also so many opportunities that you will be able to cash out quickly.
Many of the sites even offer several ways you can earn and not only paid surveys – these are called get-paid-to (GPT) sites as you can get paid for many different small online tasks. By using some of these other earning methods, you will in many cases be able to earn more and get paid faster, so great to make sure to use some of the other earning methods as well.
Some people are mostly interested in survey sites with no minimum payout, as that means you can get paid immediately – there is however often some kind of threshold. On some sites, it is as low as $1 (or lower), so in my opinion, that is basically the same as not having a minimum payout.
In general, on the list below you will find survey sites that will make it possible for you to reach the payout threshold within a few days in many cases – in some cases within a few hours.
So the limit is between $0-$10 – the ones with the lowest minimum are however not necessarily placed the highest on the list – as mentioned, I have also taken the total amount of opportunities and the usability of the site into consideration.
31 quick paying survey sites with low minimum payout
The sites on the list below are not only survey sites with a low minimum payout, but they are also sites that make it easy for you to get to the payout threshold, as they have a good amount of opportunities.
The exact opportunities on each site can vary from country to country, but overall these are the survey sites that you will allow you to get paid the fastest. To increase your chances of earning, it is a good idea to join several sites, as they all have different offers.
This list will regularly be updated as I test new sites, so make sure to bookmark it and check for new opportunities once in a while.
Available in: All countries but most opportunities in US, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, Ireland, France, Spain Payout threshold: $2 More info:Read full Swagbucks review
Short summary: Swagbucks is one of the world’s most popular survey sites and online reward portals, and it is for good reasons. It has a very low payout threshold for some rewards, and you can get paid already when you have earned $2 – $3. The exact payout threshold is higher for some rewards. You can get paid through PayPal, Amazon gift cards, or choose between many other gift cards.
Swagbucks makes it very easy to get to the payout threshold. First of all, you can get a $5 joining bonus, if you join through an invitation link (like the one below), and it also gives you plenty of chances to earn by taking surveys, taking offers, surfing online, shopping online, watching videos, free contests, and more.
Be aware that even though you can join from most countries, it will give the best opportunities if you live in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, France, Spain, or Germany.
Short summary: Freeskins is one of the newer GPT sites, and it offers several ways to earn. You can earn by taking surveys, taking offers, inviting friends, and more.
It is very user-friendly and has great support. But what secures it a spot on this list is the low payout threshold which means you can very quickly get paid. If you want to get paid in Bitcoin, you can get paid already when you have earned $0.03. For PayPal it is $5 but that will still be fast to reach.
In addition to having a very low payout threshold, you also get your money fast after requesting a payout. For some rewards, you will even get paid instantly.
Short summary: Surveytime is great because it truly is a global survey site and one of the fastest paying survey sites you can find. It offers a good amount of paid surveys in more or less all countries. You just have to make sure to take a short survey during the sign-up process and then you will get access to the available surveys.
It is a survey site that pays instantly. Every time you have taken a survey, you choose your reward and you will get the rewards right away. So it is definitely one of the quickest sites to get a payout from.
Each survey gives you $1 and you can get paid through PayPal instantly when you have completed a survey (as in within minutes) and in some countries, you can also choose gift cards.
Short summary: PrizeRebel is another very great survey site with many opportunities. It has a low payout threshold that is easy to reach. You can get paid already when you have earned $5 – you can even get paid through PayPal already at that threshold, which is great. There are however also many other rewards and gift cards you can choose from.
In addition to earning on surveys, you can also earn by watching videos, taking offers, finding free promo codes, free contests, inviting friends, and more.
Most survey opportunities are for English-speaking countries, but you can join more or less no matter where you live, and there will still be a good amount of earning opportunities is many other countries.
Short summary: PineCone Research is a unique survey panel, as you can only join through an invitation link. Sometimes you can find such invitation links through the join button below but they often do not accept new members. Which countries it is available in varies, and it often only have limited spots available every month.
It is a high paying survey site, as you get a minimum of $3 per survey, and you can request a payout already when you have earned $3, so it is fast to get paid here and that way basically pays instantly.
It does, however, have limited surveys available, but if you live in one of the countries, where you can find an invitation link to below, it can definitely be a survey panel worth joining.
Short summary: Superpay.me is the survey and GPT site with one of the lowest payout minimums on this list. You can cash out already when you have earned $1, which you can achieve just by taking 1 or 2 surveys.
There are not too many survey sites with this low payout threshold. Another site with the same threshold is RewardingWays – the reason that this is not on the list as well is that it is the same company that runs Superpay.me, and the two platforms offer more or less the same opportunities, so there is no need to join both of them.
Superpay.me can be a bit more confusing to use, and it can take a bit of patience to learn to use it and find the surveys you qualify for. But with a little patience, it gives great earning opportunities, and you can join more or less from all countries.
You can get paid through PayPal (after your first withdrawal also Instant PayPal), Skrill, or Bitcoin (Bitcoin has a higher payout threshold). The payout threshold is not only very low but you also usually receive your money within just a few hours after you have requested them, which is very fast, so overall Superpay.me is one of the quickest paying survey sites.
Short summary: Toluna Influencers is a survey site that is very easy to use. The payout threshold is around $8 but can vary a bit depending on the country you live in. It is pretty easy to reach the threshold, as Toluna mostly offers several survey opportunities daily.
You can also earn a bit extra by filling out your profile when you join and by creating content that other members can interact with.
A really great thing about Toluna is that it has local sites in countries all over the world, which means that you can join a platform in your own local language and take surveys in your local language as well.
Short summary: On ySense (formerly ClixSense) the main way to earn money is by taking surveys and small online tasks. The payout threshold is $5, which is not very difficult to reach, as it has a good amount of opportunities for most countries.
You can get paid through PayPal, Payoneer, Skrill, or gift cards.
In addition to surveys and tasks, you can also earn by taking offers from the offer wall, where there are a lot of opportunities, and you can get a daily bonus if you have a certain activity. You can join more or less no matter where you live, and ySense has good opportunities for most countries.
Short summary: FeaturePoints is very easy to use and it is a great way to earn on the go as it has a very user-friendly app.
You can earn by taking surveys, watching videos, participate in free contests, and downloading apps. In the US and Canada, you can also get cash back when shopping online. It is available in all countries, but definitely has the most options In English-speaking countries.
FeaturePoints has a nice low payout threshold of $5 and you can get paid in cash through PayPal, get gift cards, or Bitcoin.
Short summary: Opinion Outpost is a survey site that is easy to use as you sign up and then you will start receiving survey invitations.
You will not receive a huge amount but as an extra site, it can be great because it does not take much effort. In addition to taking surveys, you will participate in their quarterly lottery where they have big cash prizes.
The minimum payout is $5 so it is pretty low, and you can get your money out through PayPal, Amazon gift cards, or other gift cards depending on the country you live in.
Short summary: Viewfruit has specific survey panels for around 32 countries in the local language, which makes it very user-friendly, and it has a good amount of available surveys. In all countries it has a low payout threshold of $5, so you can get your money out quickly.
Survey is the main way to earn on Viewfruit, but you can also earn a bit extra by inviting friends, and you get tickets into the lucky draw even when you do not qualify for a survey.
In most countries, the only way to get paid is through PayPal.
Short summary: Idle-Empire is a GPT you can join from all countries and you can earn in several ways. You can, for example, take surveys, complete paid offers, and watch videos.
It pays decently for the tasks you complete and it will be very fast to reach the low payout threshold of only $0.10. Just be aware that this extremely low payout threshold is only if you withdraw via Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, or other cryptocurrencies. But you can also withdraw via PayPal and the threshold will still be very low at only $3.
So overall, it is a very fast-paying GPT with many ways to earn and good payout methods.
Short summary: Reward XP is a GPT site that is interesting if you like playing games online as you can get paid to download and play games. And it also offers a good number of available surveys – even some that you cannot find on other GPT sites.
The surveys pay decently so it will be fast to reach the low payout threshold of only $5. You can get paid in cash via PayPal, Bitcoin, or gift cards. And you will usually get your earnings within a few hours after having requested a payout.
Short summary: GrabPoints has many earning opportunities and a low payout threshold of only $5, so you can very quickly get paid here. If you join through the link below, you will even get a 50 cent joining bonus.
You can earn by taking surveys, watching videos, taking offers, inviting friends, downloading apps, and more. It is easy to use, and you can join it no matter which country you live in.
You can get paid through PayPal, Skrill, or choose between many gift cards, and is you want to join fast paying survey sites, this is definitely one you should check out as the high rewards make it easy to reach the low payout threshold.
Short summary: Rewards1 is not only a survey site but a get-paid-to site (GPT) as it offers several ways to earn. At first, it can be a bit confusing to use but with a bit of patience, it offers a good amount of opportunities.
You can earn by taking surveys, watching videos, daily polls, daily quests, participate in free contests, it has membership levels so you will get more benefits the more active you are, you can play games, and more.
For some rewards, the payout threshold is very low as you can get certain gift cards already when you have earned $1.25. For PayPal and many other rewards, you can get a payout when you have earned $5.
Short summary: TGM Panel is a very easy-to-use survey site – all you have to do is just to sign up and then you will get emails when they have available surveys.
It has a decent number of surveys and they pay quite good rewards compared to many other survey sites and that is why it is on this list as it will be fairly fast to reach the threshold.
Another great thing is that it has specific panels in many countries in the local language. Even countries where it usually can be difficult to find good survey panels to join. You can see the full list of countries in the review by clicking the link above.
Short summary: Timebucks has quite a lot of paid surveys you can take but what makes it unique is that you can find earning methods you cannot find on other sites. So you can always find a way to earn almost no matter the country you live in.
No doubt that the surveys are the fastest way to earn on Timebucks but in combination with the other methods, you will quickly reach the $10 threshold.
You can get your earnings out in cash via Transferwise, Payeer, AirTM, Neteller, Skrill, or Bitcoin.
Short summary: InstaGC is another example of a survey site with more or less no minimum payout, as you can get paid already when you have earned $1.
It is a site that is pretty easy to use, and you can join it no matter where you live. However, it has the most opportunities for English-speaking countries, but will also have some for other countries. The reason it is not higher on the list is that compared to some of the other sites, it does not give quite as many opportunities. It will, however, still be easy to reach the payout threshold of only $1.
In addition to taking surveys, you can also earn by watching videos, taking online offers, clicking ads, guessing sports results, and more. You can get paid through PayPal, gift cards, or donate to charity.
Short summary: Gift Hunter Club has a payout threshold of only $5. However, there is a small fee, if you choose to take your money out already when you have earned $5. If you wait until you have earned $10, there will be no fee.
In some countries, you can fairly easily reach the payout threshold. These countries are the US, UK, Spain, and Latin America. If you live in Spain or Latin America, this is definitely a platform worth checking out, as it has special opportunities for these countries. You can, however, join from all other countries as well and find some opportunities.
You can earn by taking surveys, micro tasks, taking offers, or getting daily and weekly bonuses if you have a certain activity. You can get paid through PayPal or gift cards.
Short summary: Opinion Bureau is available in 17 countries (see countries through joining button below) and if you can join, it can be a decent secondary site to join. It does not offer a huge number of surveys but because it is so easy to use and has a low payout threshold of only $5, it can still be great to join.
You can also download their app if you want to take surveys on the go which can make it even faster to reach the threshold.
Once you have reached the threshold, you can get your earnings out via PayPal or gift cards.
Short summary: Qmee is honestly not one of the sites I use myself mainly due to some poor experiences I have had with their support.
Nonetheless, it deserves a spot here on the list of the fastest paying survey sites as it has a very low payout threshold of only $0.10 which means it basically has no payout threshold as you will reach it just by completing one survey.
Usually, you will also get paid instantly (or within minutes) after requesting a payout and it is thereby one of the sites that offer instant paid surveys. So if you live in the US, UK, Canada, or Australia, it can be an interesting option.
Short summary: Prolific is a platform that is meant to help researchers get answers for their research. As a member, you can earn by answering these surveys, so the surveys you can participate in will mostly be used for scientific research, but you can join no matter your own background.
The payout minimum is $7. However, there will be a fee, if you take your money out already when you have made this. To avoid the fee, you have to wait until you reach $20 which is pretty high.
The reason Prolific is on this list is not that it is super fast to get to the payout threshold compared to the other sites, but that the surveys are pretty interesting, as they are mostly scientific. There are however not so many of them, so from the sites on this list, it will be the platform, where it will take you the longest to get to the threshold. How many opportunities you will have depends a lot on the country you live in. Prolific is available in 34 countries, and you can get paid through PayPal and Circle.
Short summary: SurveySavvy is a bit different than many other sites in this list. The main way to earn is just by installing an app and automatically give feedback like this.
At times you will also get the chance to take additional paid surveys. It can be a great way to earn as you most of the time earn passively. You can also get your earnings out more or less instantly as the threshold is only $1.
Just be aware that you can currently only get paid by check.
Short summary: Online Panel NET is available worldwide and offers several ways to earn. It can be a bit confusing to use at first, but if you take the time to learn how to use it, it gives several good ways to earn.
You can earn by taking surveys, taking offers, doing micro-tasks, and more. Some of the offers are really good and others not so great, so just make sure to read the conditions. Especially the survey option is good and offers options in most countries.
The minimum payout is $10 and you can get your money out through PayPal.
Short summary: Ipsos i-Say has sites in the local language in around 100 countries. The payout minimum is around $10, but in some countries, it is higher.
It is a survey site that is fairly easy to use, and it gives a decent amount of survey opportunities. In some countries, they also have a loyalty program, where you will get bonuses the more active you are.
It does not have as many opportunities as the other sites on this list, but it is user-friendly. The payout methods available depends on the country you live in. In some countries, you can get paid through PayPal, and if that is not an option, there will be many gift cards to choose from.
There you have it – a list of great survey sites with a low minimum payout (and in some cases no minimum payout threshold), which makes it possible to get paid fast.
So now it is up to you to choose the sites that fit your needs and your country the best and start taking surveys and using some of the other opportunities some of the sites offer as well. Then it will not be long before you will get paid – especially if you join several sites, as it will increase your total opportunities.
If you have any comments, questions, or know a survey site you think belong on the list, feel free to leave a comment below.