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How Popular Online Survey Sites Stack Up: A Visual Comparison

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 plenty of options for selecting their preferred payment. Members can earn PayPal money online, get a free Amazon gift card, or gift card to nearly 200 other merchants. Members can also get paid in cash with a check.

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, doing online surveys for cash, watching videos, reading emails, searching the web, printing free grocery coupons, redeeming coupons, scanning barcodes, paid 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.


InboxDollars wins 6 of 7 featured categories. They earn top marks for transparency, flexible payment options, the best variety of ways to earn, supported devices, high member review score, and a generous $5 bonus to start.

Most offer earnings will be credited to the member’s InboxDollars® account within a few business days of offer completion. Some offers may credit immediately, while others may take up to 30 days to credit. Members should read and comply with all requirements of an offer to ensure timely credit.

InboxDollars® credits members for completing offers based on information we receive from our Advertisers. Thusly, the Advertiser has the final say in whether or not a member is credited for completing an offer. For more information, please read full terms of CASH OFFER CREDITING.