If you've been doing the paid survey thing for a while, you're probably pretty familiar with the dreaded “screen-out” scenario. This is when you get an invitation to do a survey, go through the pre-approval process which can sometimes take 10 to 15 minutes, only to find out that you aren't a good candidate for the survey and have wasted your time with no compensation. It's frustrating and some of the best paying survey sites out there don't pay you for your time if you don't qualify for the actual survey.
Many people continue to use these sites and they should! It's always worth a try. But if you're looking for some sites that either send you pre-qualified surveys or at least reward you for attempting to qualify, look no further.
#1 – Pinecone Research
Pinecone is a super popular survey site that sends you pre-qualified survey invitations to your email. These surveys are worth $3 and there are also occasional product testing opportunities. You can be paid by check or PayPal and they typically pay within a day. I highly recommend them!
#2 – E-Poll
At E-Poll you are rewarded with points for taking their various surveys. Redemption options are varied and include PayPal payments, Amazon gift cards, and a slew of gift cards for different stores like Walmart, GameStop, BestBuy, etc. The lowest amount of money you can get is $5 and it doesn't take a long time to get there.
#3 – GlobalTestMarket
You will earn points that you can redeem for PayPal cash, Amazon gift cards and other rewards as well as sweepstakes entries. The amount of points you earn varies depending on if you qualify for the survey or not, but you will always earn something. The cash out threshold is pretty high ($50) and varies depending on what type of reward you want to get, but they have a good reputation for paying quickly.
#4 – Paid Viewpoint
I've personally been using this site for years now and I've cashed out quite a bit of money! The surveys can be worth 10 cents to several dollars depending on what type of survey it is, but you are always paid something. The minimum to cash out is $15 and you can only receive your funds through PayPal but I usually see my money within 1-2 days, though it can take 3 or 4 days occasionally. The surveys are very quick, too!
#5 – ClearVoice
At ClearVoice, you are compensated in points, whether you qualify for the survey or not, that you can redeem for Amazon gift cards, restaurant gift cards or a Payoneer prepaid debit card that you can use anywhere that takes MasterCard. The minimum cash out is $10 and you can participate in surveys and product testing.