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How to Make Money From Home With Paid Student Surveys

Written by Connor Briggs-Morris
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We found the best, legitimate paid survey sites that actually reward students, so you can easily make money and earn rewards from home.

Stuck without a job and looking to make a couple bucks? Wondering how you’re going to afford tuition? There’s an easy way for you to make some money from home.

Paid survey companies are always looking for new students to provide their opinions on everything from pop culture to new products. You might be thinking, “Can I actually make money from home with online surveys?”

You can, but only if you avoid all the scams. We tried some paid survey sites out and found the best, trusted ones that will actually pay you. So if you really want to earn a little extra, sign up for as many as possible and get started!

Nielsen Homescan

Join thousands of households across Canada influencing manufacturers and retailers with your opinions, then, enjoy the rewards, of course. Sign up and make your opinions count by scanning the things you buy. It won’t take much time every week and you’ll earn points to redeem for gift cards, entries into giveaways, and products from their members-only gift catalogue.

Sign up for Nielsen Homescan.

Pinecone Research

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Considered one of the best survey sites around, influence tomorrow’s products today as a Pinecone Research panellist by evaluating new products before they even hit the shelves. Get notified when there’s a new survey, complete it for points. then redeem those points for merch or cash. Earn $3 per survey!

Sign up for Pinecone Research (18-24 years old).

Sign up for Pinecone Research (under 18 or over 24 years old).

Opinion Outpost

If you’re looking for a quick payout, this is for you. You can cash out after amassing just $5, which can be done with only a couple surveys. Surveys can take 5-25 minutes but can pay out anywhere from $0.50-$5. Keep participating to access new surveys, then get paid out through PayPal or Amazon gift cards.

Sign up for Opinion Outpost.


make money from home with paid surveys

What brands do you love or hate? Rate them with LEO, one of Canada’s largest opinion panels, with over 400,000 active participants. You just sign up for free, take surveys at your leisure, and get paid $0.50-$5 every time you finish one (they take about 8-10 minutes).

Sign up for LEO.


make money from home with paid surveys

Earn free gift cards and cash for things you do every day. Answer surveys, watch videos, search the web, and find deals to put cash back in your wallet from Swagbucks. They’ve already given out over $175 million in cash and gift cards and you could be next to get some.

Sign up for Swagbucks.


Influence decisions from the brands you know and see every day alongside 5 million members around the world. It’s simple: take surveys, earn LifePoints, spend them on rewards of your choice like PayPal transfers. They gave out over $22 million in rewards last year! Get started with 10 LifePoints just for signing up.

Sign up for LifePoints.


make money from home with paid surveys

AskingCanadians rewards you for answering questions about Canada’s biggest brands. Surveys are easy, quick, and pay in reward points and e-gift cards for Hudson’s Bay, Aeroplan, VIA, and more. Earn points for every survey you complete and cash them out once you reach 500. Get started with 200 points, just for completing your profile.

Sign up for AskingCanadians.

Survey Junkie

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Make a difference as a consumer or make money? Why not both? Get matched with surveys to shape products that are meaningful to you, then get paid for your influencing with e-gift cards or PayPal transfers. Win-win!

Sign up for Survey Junkie.

For more resources like these paid survey sites for making money as a student, how to save what you make, and how to stay out of student debt, visit our student Money + Debt archive of articles.

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