My favorite sites to use for extra money are almost always going to be the ones that don't make me wait long to get paid. I like to hit that cash out button and get paid as soon as possible after I see I have money waiting for me in my account.
I thought today would be a good day to make a list of some of the sites and apps that pay you the fastest. If you know of any others I didn't list, please share them below in the comments.
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List of Sites That Pay You Fast
#1 – Opinion Outpost
This is very highly rated survey panel. They didn't pay that fast before, but they've made some changes and now if you request a Paypal payment from them, you'll usually see it within a day or sooner. You have to have $10 to cash out to Paypal.
#2 – Ibotta
I've talked about this smartphone app quite a lot, and it is one of my favorites to use. How fast they pay is one good reason why I like them so much! You use it while you are out shopping. They have a lot of products listed on their offer wall, mostly grocery products, and if you buy those while you're out, you can upload your receipt to Ibotta and they'll pay you back some actual cash for proving you bought the item(s). You only need $20 to get paid to Paypal, and they send it almost instantly after you request it.
#3 – Pinecone Research
This is a survey panel that pays $3 a survey. You can expect your money within a day if you choose Paypal or within a few days if you're mailed a paper check. They're easily one of the most popular survey panels around and have been in business for a very long time.
#4 – Swagbucks
One of the best! This is basically the most popular reward site, and they've paid out over $40 million dollars to users since they got started. I've used this site and been paid many, many times. Amazon and Paypal are the two most popular options for redemption, although there are other things to choose from, too. You only need 500 SB in your account to get a cash out on Swagbucks, and it's realistic to get a couple every week if you use this site consistently. Payouts are also fast. You can expect a payment sometimes within 48 hours, although it says in their terms to give them up to 10 days.
Get a $5 bonus when you sign up for Swagbucks here. You can also check out our review of Swagbucks if you'd like to learn more about it first.
#5 – OneOpinion
This is a new addition to the list and one I'm pretty excited about. At OneOpinion you'll be taking surveys for points that you redeem for rewards. Once you get to 25,000 points ($25) you can cash out instantly for virtual gift cards or PayPal cash! You can also opt to receive a physical Visa gift card through the mail. If you don't qualify for a survey, you still get some points for your time spent and the best part is points are instantly credited to your account once you complete a survey so you don't have to wait weeks or months for them to post.
#10 – Mindfield
Another fantastic survey panel that still pays users in cash, not redeemable points. In the past, this site only paid out via check, but they've recently added Paypal as an option. Also, Paypal payments here are much faster than if you request a check. If you cash out via Paypal, you'll see your earnings sometimes within 5-10 business days.
Go here to become a member at Mindfield. This panel is not always open to new members.
#6 – QuickThoughts
If you want to make some extra spending money via Amazon gift cards from your phone or tablet, this is a great app for it. Users are able to hit the cash out minimum of $10 quickly and once you have that amount, you can get your gift card code immediately upon request.
#7 – Qmee
This is a simple browser addon that you install and it will present you with a side bar full of relevant products to click on when you perform a search for something. Clicking on the items will reward you with a few cents or as much as a dollar. They now offer surveys as a way to earn, too! You can install the Qmee addon in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer and Opera. The pay is basically instant and you only need a penny to cash out! It goes straight to Paypal within a few minutes, usually.
#8 – Paid Viewpoint
Another survey panel that pays fast, but you do have to have $15 in your account before you can cash out. This can take a while to reach if you don't have a lot of referrals. They are owned by the same people that run Instant Cash Sweepstakes. Typically payment comes to Paypal the same day you request it, although it has taken up to three days before.
#9 – InstaGC
This is another rewards site like many others, but definitely worth signing up for if you like instant payments. Complete surveys, offers, play games and more to earn cash. Once you've earned as little as $1, you can cash out immediately and get Paypal money or gift cards from hundreds of online stores, including Amazon.
Also, if you're looking for jobs for teens, you'll be happy to know this site lets you sign up as a teen with parental consent.
So the sites above might be good to use if you need access to a few things where you don't have to wait long redeem. Do you know of any others? Please share in the comments!