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5 Best Paid Survey Sites in Canada
Online paid surveys is one of many ways to earn passive income from the comfort of your home. Given that the majority of people carry a smartphone or tablet around with them all day and are often online doing “stuff,” it makes sense to monetize the time you spend surfing the web. Paid survey sites provide a means to achieve this goal.
The paid survey sites I have listed below are ones that my wife and/or I personally use or have tried out to generate side income. In other words, they are legitimate sites and are available to residents of Canada.
Can You Really Make Money Doing Surveys?
The first question that comes to mind when talking about the best survey sites is this: Can you really make money doing surveys?
The answer is yes.
However, the reality is that you aren’t going to get super rich by filling out surveys. Even the best paid survey sites don’t offer a huge payout when you complete a survey. Most of them offer a small amount of money for the time you spend. You should also realize that many of them don’t even offer actual cash. Instead, you fill out surveys and you receive points.
In most cases, you can redeem your points for merchandise or for gift cards. Understand that redeeming for merchandise isn’t usually the best choice. Many of the items are outdated or of poor quality. You are usually better off redeeming the points you get from filling out paid surveys on gift cards. Check to see if the gift cards offered are to your favourite stores or places that you shop regularly.
How do i sign up for legetimate surveys site?
There are many scam surveys sites that collect your personal information, make you take surveys and never pay you a cent… this is one reason for writing this article. The surveys I have listed here will certainly pay you when you complete surveys and other tasks. There are some smart ways to tell which survey companies are legit and which are not. You should avoid survey sites that:
- Offer to make you rich. No survey will pay you enough to make you retire – far from it!
- Ask you to pay to register. Legit opinion sites are always free to join.
- Ask you to provide intimate information like your SIN or credit card information.
- Have a minimum payout threshold that is unreasonable. If you can’t earn the minimum amount easily, how can you ever cash out your rewards?
How do i get paid by survey sites?
Many of the survey sites available to Canadians will reward you with points that can then be redeemed as cash (via Paypal, Cheque, or Direct Deposit), or for gift cards of popular retailers, including Amazon, Walmart, Starbucks, etc.
Here are the 5 best paid survey sites I know that are available in Canada:
2. Swagbucks ($5 WELCOME BONUS)
Swagbucks is one of the most popular sites available to Canadians. With Swagbucks.com, you get paid to do simple tasks including completing surveys, shopping online, watching videos, playing games, browsing, referring friends, and more. They have paid well over $360 million in rewards to their members. Rewards can be redeemed for cash or gift cards, and the minimum payout is $5.
Sign up for Swagbucks here.
3. Survey Junkie
4. Web Perspectives
5. DaillyDewards ($5 BONUS)
Daily Rewards is a “Get Paid To” site that rewards members for taking surveys, reading emails, referrals, watching videos, and playing games. So far, they have paid over $65 million to members. The minimum payout amount is $30 via PayPal.
Sign Up for Daily Rewards and get a $5 welcome bonus.