How Much Do You Earn Taking Surveys?

Just in case you are interested I want to give you an idea of how easy it is to earn money taking surveys. With just a few hours a week I do something small that makes a huge impact on my finances. The amount you can earn varies and it doesn’t have to take a lot of time.

Total time spent last week taking Lightspeed surveys was 68 minutes. I earned 750 points which is the equivalent of $6.75 an hour. This may seem like a lot of time for minimum wage. But on the other hand I spent 10 minutes taking a survey with  SurveySpot and earned  1,000 points which is equivalent to $10.

The total time spent on Opinion Outpost was 20 minutes. I earned enough points with Opinion Outpost to redeem a $5 gift card or $5 check.

If you are considering taking surveys it does not require a whole lot of time, just a little bit of consistency. Take at least one survey everyday with your favorite survey companies. Soon you’ll begin getting a check  in the mail every month.

Total time spent late week to earn a little over $22 was an hour and a half. If you are interested in which companies I recommend, take a look at my top 11 surveys to be a member of in 2011.


75 Lightspeed points = 5 minutes

150 Lightspeed points = 15 minutes


50 Lightspeed points = 5 minutes

150 Lightspeed points = 15 minutes

25 Lightspeed points = 5 minutes

Pre-qualified for a 4 week skin care study with Loreal USA


1000 Survey Spot points = $10 = 15 minutes

500 E-Poll = 20 minutes (have 1100, need 3500 for a $5 PayPal or Amazon payout)

5 Ipsos-Isay points = 20 minutes

$1 Survey Savvy = 10 minute (didn’t qualify after 1 minute)

150 Lightspeed points = 15 minutes (didn’t qualify after 2 minutes)

75 Lightspeed points = 10 minutes (didn’t qualify after 2 minutes)

9000 Toluna points = 15 minutes (didn’t qualify after 2 minutes)


50 Opinion Outpost points (worth $5) + a FREE product to test = 20 minutes

Nielsen Home Mailer ($2 Cash) = 1 minute

450 My Survey points (3 referrals) = 0 minutes

20 My Survey points = 7 minutes

5 My Survey points = 4 minutes


300 Lightspeed points = 20 minutes

75 Lightspeed points = 20 minutes (didn’t qualify after 1 minute)

75 Lightspeed points = 15 minutes (didn’t qualify after 1 minute)

10 My Survey = 5 minutes

$3 Pine cone

$3 Pine Cone (Not taking applicants. I will post when they open enrollment again)


  1. Mom's Online Money Makers says

    You’re so right about surveys being a great way for moms to make money, even if the kids are on your lap or making noise in the background. Survey sites were my first attempt at making money online over the past 10 years or so and I still participate regularly and enjoy the extra income, giftcards etc. Best of luck to you!


  2. says

    i started taking them last week but i really do not think i am getting credit for all my surveys


    The Proverbs Wife Reply:

    Use a small notebook to record survey that you’ve qualified for or make a folder in your email inbox for “surveys”. Once you complete and qualify for the survey, add the survey email to your “surveys” folder. Now you have a record.

    Some surveys themselves take a few days to credit. I have had this happen on Lightspeed Survey.

    I hope this helps.


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