How do these popular paid online survey sites compare? Let’s take a look at Opinion Outpost, SurveyJunkie, Vindale, and InboxDollars to see how they stack up.
Most Transparent: Tie–InboxDollars and Vindale
While SurveyJunkie and Opinion Outpost reward members in “points” for completing surveys, Vindale and InboxDollars reward their members in cash. Whether it’s $0.10 or $10.00, you know exactly how much money you’re making in dollars and cents with InboxDollars and Vindale.
Minimum to Cash Out–Tie Opinion Outpost and Survey Junkie
On SurveyJunkie and Opinion Outpost, members can cash out (requesting payment) once they’ve reached at least $10.00 in earnings. InboxDollars comes in at second place: members can cash out once they’ve reached $30.00 in earnings. And on Vindale, members must reach at least $50.00 before they are eligible to request payment.
Most Payment Options: Winner — InboxDollars
Members on InboxDollars have 3 different options for selecting payment: check, PayPal, or a gift card. InboxDollars offers gift cards to nearly 200 different nationwide restaurants and retailers.
Most Ways to Earn: Winner — InboxDollars
With 12 different ways to earn, InboxDollars crushes this category. Members can earn money on InboxDollars for playing games, taking surveys, watching videos, reading emails, searching the web, printing coupons, redeeming coupons, scanning barcodes, online shopping, redeeming promo codes, discovering new offers, and answering daily trivia poll questions.
In second place, Vindale offers 4 different online earning activities. And in last place: Opinion Outpost and Survey Junkie. They offer their members just one earning activity: surveys.
Most Supported Platforms: Tie–InboxDollars and Survey Junkie
InboxDollars and Survey Junkie offer members the most earning platforms. Members can earn on their desktop, tablet, mobile web, or via app in iTunes or Google Play Store.
Opinion Outpost and Vindale members are limited to earning on the web only; they do not have mobile apps.
Highest Review Score: Tie–InboxDollars and Survey Junkie
At 4.2 and 4.3 TrustPilot review scores, InboxDollars and Survey Junkie are locked in a virtual tie when it comes to member reviews. At just 4.0 of 5.0, Opinion Outpost and Vindale are in last place.
Best Signup Bonus: Winner–InboxDollars
InboxDollars offers members a free $5 bonus for signing up and activating their InboxDollars account. In second place, Vindale offers a $1 bonus. And Opinion Outpost and Survey Junkie tie for last place, offering their members no signup bonus whatsoever.