SurveyJunkie pays you to take surveys, but the pay is pennies per quiz

Expected pay: negligible

Husl$core: $$

Commissions & fees: NA

Where: Nationwide (remote)

Requirements: An email address and smart phone

Survey Junkie Review:

Survey Junkie promises to pay you to take surveys. But it won’t pay much.

In fact, no matter how quick and efficient you are, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll earn even close to minimum wage. On the bright side, the site doesn’t try to hide the paltry amount you’ll earn. This information is high in the site’s FAQs. And it is one of the few jobs you can do while watching television.

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During our tests of the site, the best we could do was earn just over $3.00 per hour. Given that most surveys offered four to five cents per minute, we think that’s as much as you can hope for. You can pick and choose your surveys to help optimize rates. But almost every survey that offered more than eight cents per minute quickly disqualified our reviewer.

Consumers get paid via PayPal or via e-gift cards.

How it works

There are no requirements to sign up, other than a pulse, an email address and a cell phone.

The first questions for the majority of surveys involve demographic information. And, sometimes, just your demographics — age, ethnicity, gender, etc. — is enough to disqualify you.

We found that survey takers in more desirable or atypical demographic groups (parents with small children, for example) might have an advantage in finding more and better-paying surveys. If you’re from a group that doesn’t buy much — older people, for example — you’re likely to get bumped out of most of the surveys here.

The good news is that if you are going to be disqualified, the site normally boots you quickly. (This is in contrast to many survey sites that will ask 10 minutes of questions before saying you don’t qualify.) So you don’t waste a ton of time. You can sign up for Survey Junkie here.


Watch a lot of television and don’t mind giving out plenty of personal information during commercial breaks? By all means, sign up. We have nothing against this site, if you’re not doing it as a source of income. It can be a decent way to kill time when you’re stuck in the airport.

If you want to share your opinions, but are hoping for higher pay, you may also want to sign up for focus groups through FieldWork or FindFocusGroups. These are not every-day sources of income. But, when you get assigned to a focus group, it generally pays well.

Want to sign up for Survey Junkie?

  1. Click here to create an account
  2. Verify your email
  3. Start earning.

What their users say: (From Reddit)

“Ultimately it does take work and you are trading time for money so it’s just like a side job. Granted, it’s a side job you can complete while watching TV and not paying a lot of attention which is a bonus.”

“I used it last year (like December-ish) and I found it to be okay, I got a lot of annoying e-mails from them and didn’t qualify for much (that’s normal for me though). They did pay out.”

“I used it for a while, and I’d say I probably got about $30 out of it in Amazon cards for the month that I did it, but it’s a pretty bad time-to-cost ratio.”

Updated 3/29/2022

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