Online Surveys for Teens & College Students

Paid online surveys are one of the easiest types of online jobs for teens and college students. Online surveys are quick, simple, fun and barely require any time or effort.

If you want to make some money online in your spare time but don’t have a lot of time and don’t want to commit to a long-term project, online surveys are perfect for you because they require the least amount of effort out of all the online jobs available.

Online surveys are also great for college students because, as everyone who went to college knows, college students are always in need of money. Tuition alone is expensive but when you factor in books, food and living expenses it seems there’s never enough money for the things you need.

Online surveys can help because, although you won’t get rich doing surveys, you can earn more than enough for a little extra spending money each month.

So how much do online surveys pay? Most people can easily earn between $50-$100 a month with very little effort. Although that won’t make you rich, it’s definitely enough for some extra pocket cash and surprise expenses.

Although there are a lot of survey sites out there to choose from, the surveys listed in this article are perfect for teens and students because they have a low minimum payout of $25 or less, they pay quick and most of them pay in cash (although I did add a few sites that reward in gift cards too.)

A number of these survey sites are also accredited by the Better Business Bureau so you know that they are trustworthy and safe survey sites.

The following is a list of the best paid survey sites for teens and college students:

CashCrate

Established in 2006, CashCrate currently has over 2 million members around the world. Members earn money by taking surveys, watching videos, shopping online, completing cash offers and referring friends and family to the program.

Members who participate in the referral program earn 20% of what their referrals earn on cash offers and 10% of what their referrals make. As you refer more people, your earnings increase up to 30% of what your referrals make on cash offers and 20% of what their referrals make.

The company says that cash offers, surveys, referrals and online shopping are the best ways to make the most money on CashCrate.

Minimum Payout: $20
Rewards: cash via check or dwolla

Ispos Panel

Ispos members can earn money by taking online surveys and referring friends and family to the program. For each new eligible member you refer you will earn 100 points. Ispos surveys always tell you ahead of time how long each survey will take.

Ispos will email every time a new survey becomes available, which is usually about 1-8 times a month, and you can also log on anytime and browse the list of available surveys on the site.

Minimum Payout: 500 points ($5)
Rewards: Gift cards and cash via Paypal

Swagbucks

Swagbucks members earn money by taking online surveys, watching videos, shopping online, complete cash offers and referring friends and family to the program. Swagbucks members have earned a total of $141 million dollars since the site first launched and the site awards 7,000 gift cards every day.

Members who participate in the referral program will earn 10% of what their referrals make. Swagbucks is a member of the Better Business Bureau.

Minimum Payout: 100 points (which is the equivalent of $1)
Rewards: Gift cards

Pinecone Research

Pinecone Research members earn money for completing online surveys and occasionally testing products. The surveys and testing help companies develop better products. The company sends you an email whenever a new survey becomes available.

Minimum Payout: $1
Rewards: Cash via Paypal

Points2shop

Points2shop members earn points for taking surveys, watching videos, shopping online and referring friends and family to the site. Points2shop even has a mobile app so you can earn on the go. In addition, you also receive 250 points just for joining.

Members who participate in the referral program earn 50 cents when they get their referral to to verify their email and another 50 cent when the referral completes their first offer as well as a percentage of their earnings on the site.

Minimum Payout: 33 points for prizes and 550 points for gift cards and $10 for cash
Rewards: Prizes, gift cards and cash via Paypal, Payza, Dwolla, Virtual Visa Card or Check.

American Consumer Opinion

American Consumer Opinion members earn money by taking surveys. The surveys are on a variety of topics such as advertising, their shopping habits, their opinions on the economy, their thoughts on specific products and etc. American Consumer Opinion is a member of the Better Business Bureau.

The company does not post open surveys on its site and instead invites members to take surveys via email. Members are invited to take several longer surveys a year and at least one short survey a month.

The short surveys pay between 5 and 50 points and the longer surveys pay between 100 to 5,000 points. One point equals one penny. American Consumer Opinion is a member of the Better Business Bureau.

Minimum Payout: $10
Rewards: free products and cash via check or Paypal

Mindfield Online

Mindfield Online members earn money by taking surveys. Unlike many other types of survey sites you actually earn cash money for each survey and not just points that have to be redeemed for cash or gift cards. Each survey is short and only takes 5 to 15 minutes to complete.

The company states right on its websites that online surveys are perfect for college students because it’s such an easy way to earn a little extra spending money each month. Survey invitations are sent via email. Mindfield Online is a member of the Better Business Bureau.

Minimum Payout: $5
Rewards: Cash via Paypal or check

Yougov

Yougov members earn money by taking surveys. These surveys are about topics such as politics, public affairs, products and brands. The surveys are short and only take between 5 to 7 minutes to complete. A typical Yougov survey only has about 20 to 30 questions.

Members who participate in the referral program will earn 2,000 points after their referrals complete at least three surveys. Yougov is a member of the Better Business Bureau.

Minimum Payout: 30,000 ($25)
Rewards: Prizes and Gift Cards

Valued Opinions

Valued Opinions members earn money by taking surveys and referring friends and family to the site. Survey invitations are sent via email and you can also find a list of available surveys on your account page.

Surveys usually pay between 5 cents and $5 each. Since the company doesn’t pay cash and only issues gift cards, it is better for college students who are looking to buy products at a specific store. Valued Opinions even has a mobile app so you can take surveys on the go.

Members who participate in the referral program will earn $2 every time a referral completes two surveys within six months of joining. The company will pay you for the first five friends who qualify per 3 months.

Minimum Payout: $20
Rewards: Gift Cards only

Opinion Outpost

Opinion Outpost members earn money by taking surveys. Survey invitations are sent via email but members can also log in and view all of the available surveys on their account page. The survey topics are about everything from electronics, sports, medicine, appliances, advertisements and etc.

Minimum Payout: 100 points ($10)
Rewards: Gift cards or cash via Paypal

Mysurvey

Mysurvey members earn money for taking surveys, diaries, testing products and referring friends and family to the site. Survey invitations are sent via email every few days. The number of surveys available each month depends on how many types of surveys you are qualified for.

The survey topics include automotive, media, tourism, food, social, accessories and etc. Members who participate in the referral program earn 150 points for inviting friends and family to join the site. Mysurvey is a member of the Better Business Bureau.

Minimum Payout: $10
Rewards: Gift cards or cash via Paypal

E-Poll

E-Poll members earn money by taking surveys. Survey invitations are sent via email at random times. Members are invited to participate in a survey at least every four to six weeks. Members are also sometimes invited to participate in streaming video surveys. The surveys presented by E-Poll help companies produce better products and services. E-Poll is a member of the Better Business Bureau.

Minimum Payout: $5
Rewards: Gift cards or cash via Paypal

InstaGC

InstaGC members can earn money by taking surveys, shopping online, watching videos, searching the web and referring people to the site.

Members who participate in the referral program will earn 10 cents for every valid referral from Australia, US, UK or Canada that confirms their email address and 10 percent of their referrals earnings for life. Weekly and monthly referral contests are also available to members who refer the most people. You must be at least 13 years old to join.

Minimum Payout: $1
Rewards: cash via echeck or e-gift cards.

Future Talkers

Future Talker members earn money by taking surveys and referring people to the site. Survey invitations are sent via email. Each invite states how long the survey will take and how much it pays.

The number of survey invitations vary per month except for Super Talkers who receive a maximum of one survey invite a day. Members who participate in the referral program will receive $1 per referral after their referral takes their first survey.

Minimum Payout: $9.38 for members who live in Australia, US or Canada and 6 pounds for members who live in the UK
Rewards: Cash via Paypal

Legerweb

Legerweb members earn money by taking surveys and referring friends and family to join the site. Legerweb is a Canadian owned survey site that is open to residents in Canada and the U.S. Members who participate in the referral program will receive $1 or 2 air miles for every friend they invite via email.

Minimum Payout: $20
Rewards: Air miles or cash via check

Survey Squad

Survey Squad members earn money by taking online and mobile surveys, doing phone interviews and participating in focus groups. The surveys help companies improve their products and services.

Once a member joins Survey Squad, the company emails them the projects they think they will be perfect for based on their profile information. The average survey takes about 15 minutes.

Minimum Payout: $20
Rewards: Cash via check

Harris Poll

Harris Poll members earn money by taking online surveys. Survey invitations are sent via email. Members are entered into the Harris Poll Sweepstakes every time they are disqualified from a survey.

Minimum Payout: $10
Rewards: Gift cards

Clixsense

Clixsense members earn money by taking surveys, shopping online, doing micro jobs and referring new members to the site. Members who take part in the referral program will earn $2 once their referral earns $10 and an additional $1 once their referral earns $10.

Minimum Payout: $6-8 for Paypal or PayToo and $10 for check
Rewards: Cash via Paypal, check or PayToo

Pocketmoney GPT

Pocketmoney GPT members earn money by taking surveys, completing offers and referring friends and family to the site. Members who participate in the referral program will earn 10 percent of what their referrals make.

Minimum Payout: $1
Rewards: Gift Cards or cash via Paypal

Brand Institute

Brand Institute members earn money by taking surveys and referring new members to the site. Survey invitations are sent via email and are also posted on the member’s account page.

Members who participate in the referral program must have been a member for at least six months and must be accepted into the VIP program. Referral agents earn $5 for every survey a non-medical respondent completes and $10 for every survey a medical professional completes for one year.

Minimum Payout: no minimum payout
Rewards: Cash via check or Paypal

Grabpoints

Grabpoints used to be Zoombucks until it recently changed its name. Grabpoints members can earn money by taking surveys, completing offers and referring new members to the program.

Members who participate in the referral program can earn 100-500 points for sharing their referral code on social media and can earn 1 point for every friend they refer from facebook as well as additional points when each referral reaches 1000 points (which is the equivalent of $1.)

Minimum Payout: 3,000 points ($3)
Rewards: Gift cards or cash via Paypal

Ipoll

Ipoll members earn money by taking online surveys. The surveys are about products and services you use everyday as well as the places you visit. The site also has a mobile app so you can do surveys on the go.

Minimum Payout: $25
Rewards: Gift cards and cash via Paypal

Zoom Panel

Zoom panel members earn money by taking online surveys. The surveys are on a variety of topics. Unlike most survey sites, Zoom Panel gives you points for each survey you are disqualified from. Zoom panel is a member of the Better Business Bureau.

Minimum Payout: 2500 points ($25)
Rewards: Amazon gift cards

FusionCash

FusionCash members earn money by taking surveys, doing micro tasks, shopping online, surfing the web, watching videos and referring new members to the site.

Members who participate in the referral program will earn $1 per referral after they confirm their email, $2 once they complete their first survey and $5 every time their referral cashes out. FusionCash is a member of the Better Business Bureau.

Minimum Payout: $25 (at least $15 of minimum payout must be from non-bonus credits)
Rewards: Cash via Paypal or direct deposit

This list of survey sites should help you make some easy money each month. Although many people think survey sites are a scam or a waste of time, online surveys are worth it if you know which sites to use and you know how to make the most of your time and effort.

If you are interested in learning more about making money by doing online surveys, check out our article on paid survey tips.

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