Taking surveys and participating in market research is a great way to supplement your household income, pay off debt and even increase your savings. I have been earning money taking surveys for several years and have a comprehensive list of legitimate survey companies under the Market Research tab at the top of this page. From time to time I will feature the details of new companies I find and can send you FREE updates via email of RSS, just be sure to sign up here.

I am signed to about twenty or so survey companies and use them as a way to ** earn an extra $25 – $100** each month. I have been amazed at how fun and easy it is to do. For the month of May so far, I am able to cash out $65 .

**Here’s the impact that surveys and rewards have made on my income this week.**

**Swagbucks** – Earn points. Redeem for rewards!

You need 450 to for a Amazon.com gift certificate. Other rewards include cash, electronics and more!

Points earned 1166 (82 personally + 1084 from *down line)

Points redeemed 2250 ($25 worth of Amazon gift cards)

Points remaining – 5166 (worth about $50)

**Lightspeed** – Each point equivalent to 0.008¢ .

You need 550 points to receive a $5 Amazon Gift Certificate or

You need 575 points to receive a $5 Paypal payment.

All surveys are 75 pts or more.

Total Points Earned: 400 pts

Total Points Balance: 3000 points (worth about $25)

**My Survey** – Each point is worth 10¢

You need 1,000 pts to receive a $10 check.

Total Points Earned: 10 points

Total Points Balance: 2550 points — ($25.50)

**Survey Spot**: – Pays in cash.

You need 1000 ($10) or more points to receive a check or Paypal payment.

Total Points Earned: 1800 pts ($18 for 2 surveys)

Current Balance: 2800 points — ($28.00)

**Opinion Outpost** – Each point is worth 10¢

You need 50 points to qualify for a Check or a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card. You receive it instantly!

Total Points Earned: 20 points

Total Points Balance: 60 points — ($6.00)

**My Points **– Each point is worth 0.006¢ Each email is equivalent to 3.5¢ each.

Pays in gift cards. Over 70 to choose from. One is $10 CVS for 1450 pts.

Current Balance: 1721 points

**Toluna **– Pays in cash.

You need 60,000 points or $10 to receive a check

Total Points Earned: 9935 pts

Current Balance: 35330 points

**Ispos I-Say **– Each point is equivalent to 10c ea.

You need 500 points for $5 payment.

Total Points Earned: 45 pts

Current Balance: 545 points ($5)

**Synovate –** Each point is equivalent to 0.001¢ ea.

Pays in cash.

You need 5000 points for $5 payment.

Total Points Earned: 750 pts

Current Balance: 3510 points

**American Consumer Panel** – Pays in cash

You need $10 to cash out

Total Earned: $0

Total Balance: $6

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I encourage you to get started today. For a full list of legitimate national and international survey companies I recommend see my list HERE. Tomorrow I will post about how to get started taking surveys. Sign up to get my updates in your email box for FREE…click here. And for you super savvy readers get *FREE RSS *update by clicking HERE.

If you need a little more information before you begin read my post “Can I Really Make Money Taking Surveys?“

*down line- people I have refereed to Swagbucks. When they earn points, Swagbucks awards me some too, up to 1,000 per referral.

red denotes survey site I did not visit this week.

Tami says

Have you ever figured what you’re making per hour doing surveys?

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The Proverbs Wife Reply:

May 19th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Hey Tami,

I used to average it out over the week but I don’t anymore because I have been taking surveys for so long that what I make per month balances out with the time I spend taking them. With experience I’ve become much faster at answer the preliminary questions and usually finish the surveys in shorter time then the estimated survey duration.

I track surveys individually…for example:

A survey that pays $2 for 10 minutes — I’d take this survey because it would average $12 an hour if it were 60 min. long.

A survey that pays $1 for 30 minutes — I wouldn’t take that survey because it would average $2 per hour

I evaluate each survey this way to determine if I’d take it or not. That way I’m not taking long surveys for low rewards. A recent survey paid $15 for 75 minutes. However, I finished the survey in 30 minutes which was great because I earned .50 cents a minute. or $30 an hour.

I hope this reply helps.

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The Proverbs Wife Reply:

May 19th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

@Tami,

Hey Tami,

I used to average it out over the week but I don’t anymore because I have been taking surveys for so long that what I make per month balances out with the time I spend taking them. With experience I’ve become much faster at answer the preliminary questions and usually finish the surveys in shorter time then the estimated survey duration.

I track surveys individually…for example:

A survey that pays $2 for 10 minutes — I’d take this survey because it would average $12 an hour if it were 60 min. long.

A survey that pays $1 for 30 minutes — I wouldn’t take that survey because it would average $2 per hour

I evaluate each survey this way to determine if I’d take it or not. That way I’m not taking long surveys for low rewards. A recent survey paid $15 for 75 minutes. However, I finished the survey in 30 minutes which was great because I earned .50 cents a minute. or $30 an hour.

I hope this reply helps.

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