Less than a year ago, I came across a blog post of a person who turned surveying almost into a part time job (not extremely lucrative, but a nice way to save money). So I thought I'd give it a try. I started with maybe 1 or 2, but the money wasn't amassing quick enough for me. So, i signed up for more, and rest is, as they say, history.
I really enjoy trying new products (a perk) and sharing my opinion. Here are a few of the panels I participate in:
My Survey - They offer some product testing, they try to make the surveys not as repetitive. The payout is quick and there is a variety of rewards to choose from (gift cards, check, PayPal money, etc.)
Opinion Outpost - Opinion Outpost is nice because they offer a fair payout for your time and plenty of opportunities. Most surveys are worth 20-30 points and take 5-15 minutes. Each point is worth $.10. So they add up quickly. You can cash out rather quickly. It's nice because you can cash out with as little as $5. I cash out at least once a month with at least $20. The only bad thing, they don't deposit into PayPal accounts. It has to be a paper check. I can deal with a that.
Ipsos I-Say - . Each completed survey earns you points redeemable for cash: 50 points = $5. You'll earn an entry into a $5,000 drawing for every survey you complete. Occasional product testing. They send out full sized products, not just little bottles. That's nice!
Inbox Dollars - Get paid to read emails and take surveys. Each day you can participate in a new survey that generally pays $.50 and takes just a few minutes. Payment is by check when your account reaches $30. Super easy.
MindField - The surveys are usually short and the payout is nice. Also nice, you can cash out when your account reaches $5.
Other suevey sites I like, but you have to apply and wait to be accepted into.
Pine Cone Research