Which Online Survey Sites are the Best for Aussies?
Online survey sites can be a great way to make money. Many can be done by Aussies even if they are American and it means you get paid in USD. Below are the ones that have been great for me, plus others recommended by readers which make most people $2,000 to $5,000 a year.
All of the following sites have personally been used by myself, friends and my family. If you know of any more, feel free to let us know so we can check them out. Either email them through to [email protected] or leave them in the comments.
To make money from online survey’s, make sure you complete the profiles accurately and update them if your circumstances change. It’s your profile that is matched to the needs of those running the survey. The sites I have listed below have more options to make money as well.
Make sure you set up a separate email address for online surveys. You can get a lot of notifications that will fill your inbox.
Disclosure, a couple of these are affiliate links. You can find my full disclosure here.
1. Swagbucks – Average $1,200 Annually
With minimal effort, Swagbucks has consistently been one of my favourites. You can earn money with games, TV, surveys, using Swagbucks to search instead of Google, using the Swagbucks extension to earn points on your shopping, completing the daily poll and joining Swago.
$175 USD a month is the most I have made. $50 to $100 is more common.
You earn “Swagbucks” which are converted to cash (in US Dollars, so generally worth more) or gift cards on the site. I have been using them for a few years and while not a huge moneymaker, I use them for things I already do so the points add up. Plus, many gift cards go on sale so petrol, Big W or similar cards worth $50, only cost $39 using points.
Download the app and you can make money doing a survey while waiting for your coffee, answer the daily poll in an ad break while watching TV, do a quick shop while waiting for your kids to finish school or search for anything while waiting for dinner to cook.
You can redeem your Swagbucks instantly online with 500 Swagbucks being equal to $5 but you need more than that to cash out.
2. Octopus – $1,200
Octopus Group is the highest paying online survey site in Australia, they also send the most surveys in our experience. They clearly outline how long it will take and how much you will be paid. In our experience, they are the most accurate for this.
However, customer service is typically rude, some readers report they just get screened out a lot and there were other issues previously. We did a full review of Octopus Group here.
You can sign up for Octopus here.
3. Prize Rebel – $450USD Annually
Prize Rebel is newer for me so I wanted to test it more. Last month I made $35usd through it with little effort. It’s free to join and while I didn’t make as much as other sites with it, you might make more. It’s free to join here.
4. Market Research Options – $100 hr
Market research is slightly different from online surveys. The opportunities are usually spaced out a little more, the screening surveys can take a little time but the payments can be much higher. I
I have regularly gotten $100 to $150 with Farron Research and I have often had $50+ worth of food or $100+ in cash with Social Soup, doing market research. Sometimes the market research is done in the office, other times it can be done online or from home.
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5.) Purkle – $0 for me
I haven’t made anything with them but readers have sworn by Purkle so I am including it here. As with the others, you get sent surveys or you can log in. It is a fairly easy process to sign up and to do the surveys.
6.) Market Agent – $50 for me
This was super easy to sign up to and has offered a few surveys. Other readers have made a decent amount from them plus they have an app, so again, another one that can be done anywhere!
7.) Pureprofile – you can only cash out $70 every 60 days so VERY limited
Pureprofile is not one I particularly like but some readers do. I used it for a while, then went off it as I got screened out heaps, it took forever to get a payout (you can only cash out $70 every 60 days then it takes another 30 BUSINESS days to be paid, so more like 6 weeks).
I tried it again recently, it had fewer surveys than other sites, I got screened out more and while I will say it is ok, it won’t ever be one of my favourites as your earnings are limited. The most you can hope to earn in a year is $420.
I have come across a few other online survey sites I will test out and add here if they are ok. I have tried RewardsCentral and MyOpinions in the past but it took over a year to earn enough to cash out back then, yet some readers have now said they earn good money with them, though others still say there are issues and they’re a scam.
– Be aware you are not going to make a full-time income filling out surveys. The hourly rate is typically pretty low and it can be slow. Most people I know use it as a way to reduce the pressure of Christmas or as a way to save for a holiday/other extras.
– Get a separate email address for survey sites. They can send a lot of mail which feels like it is cluttering your inbox plus some companies (not the ones we have listed) are unethical and sell your email address or spam you.
Your Voice has now been reported by a few readers as being one to not payout and closing accounts with no warning/no reason. To be clear, these are readers I trust and have known for a while. Avoid Your Voice.
Rewards Central is the lowest paying, worst online survey site in Australia. You will eventually get paid, but it takes forever and is not worth looking at!
Two members have reported issues with Survey Junkie too.
I’ll add more as I hear of them.
If you know of other survey sites, let us know! Do you do online surveys? What is your experience?
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