How to earn income from home with a great site called Toluna

Have you heard of Toluna.com?

Toluna is an online survey site. Over 21 million people have used this website to answer surveys and test products. If you take surveys for money on your computer, this is a site you are going to want to investigate.

Toluna is free to use. They offer members paid surveys, polls and in-home product testing. This site uses a point system for rewards that can be converted to PayPal or gift cards. Basically 30 points is equivalent to one penny. So 30,000 points gets you ten dollars worth of rewards. They must have some reason to use this system instead of cash values but in the end it makes no difference. When you redeem your points they do turn into cash.

Let’s talk about product testing. This is a great feature of Toluna, since it is mostly a survey site and you rarely find a site that offers in-home testing of new products as well as surveys. Even if I did not take surveys online as a hobby, I would still join and use this feature of the site.

Every week or so you can look under the ‘Explore’ tab and click product testing. This will take you to the product testing screen where you can see any active offers and future offers. I try to visit this page often as I do not want to miss any free offers. After using this site for less than two months I actually received one product to test! I enjoyed the product (mine was worth about five dollars) and the best part is that I got paid to use it as well.

Of course Toluna’s bread and butter are their surveys. They also offer paid polls every day which I always try to click every day on any site that offers them for the free quick money.

On sites that let you search and try any survey that is open like this one does, the more you try the more you will get rejected from. If you are disqualified from a survey in most cases you still get some compensation at Toluna. This is a nice cushion that softens the blow of rejection. Toluna offers a wide variety of surveys that you can take, and they also show you which ones they recommend you try. Only doing the surveys they invite you to should really cut down on you being disqualified.

Once you have some surveys and points under your belt, check out the rewards section. This is a straightforward area of the site and most rewards are offered as retailer gift cards. If you want a PayPal deposit or paper check those are available too. Choose from iTunes, Best Buy, Facebook, Redbox and many more for the gift cards.

I have always gotten prompt payment from Toluna. I usually get the $20 PayPal deposit and have also tried the $10 iTunes credit. Both were delivered without a hitch.

Toluna is overall a very well run site. They have found a good balance between offering many surveys and narrowing it down for people. They are free to join and use, so even if you are just registering for the weekly paid product testing it is worth it. They pay in all the common ways. They have a great reputation in the industry and have been around a long time.

Toluna has a sister site as well. They own and run the VIP Voice survey site. They are both owned by The Toluna Group with US headquarters in Dallas and based out of Paris France.

Sign up here.


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Ipsos i-Say Panel free income site review

Ipsos i-Say has been around since 1974. They are one of the worlds largest online market research companies. Ipsos conducts over 6 million surveys annually in more than 100 countries and currently ranks third in the world among research firms.

If you are looking to make some extra income online or want another free survey site to join, take a look at Ipsos i-Say. This company offers a variety of rewards, low cash out minimums and a great reputation.

When taking surveys with Ipsos i-Say, you can redeem your rewards for as little as $10. They will pay into PayPal, iTunes or Amazon gift cards, Visa prepaid cards, sweepstakes entries or even a charitable donation.

Ipsos i-Say offers many options for generating income through their site. These include online surveys, online focus groups, product testing, mobile surveys and webcam surveys.

Ipsos i-Say is free to join and use. To register click here

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10 of the best free sites that generate income online

Paid surveys and more

Do you fill out surveys online? Do you take surveys for cash? Do you like to get paid for filling out internet surveys by PayPal? Do you like to get paid for filling out surveys by check? Do you like the idea of making money from home or wherever you log onto the internet in your spare time?

I have been doing surveys long enough to have seen many low quality sites, been rejected from surveys, paid to join a site and been ripped off, done surveys to never get paid for them etc. I still love surveys though and I decided to help other people to navigate beyond the bad sites to the promised land.

The sites below are all free to join and use. Most offer some bonus money just to register. Most offer payment through PayPal, the best type in my opinion. But most importantly of all…

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VIP Voice – free income site review

Have you heard of VIP Voice?

VIP Voice is an established site that is completely free to join and use. When you listen to the news and they say ‘according to a recent survey…’ they are talking about sites like VIP Voice. If you take surveys for money on your computer, this is another site you might want to add to your list of great places to earn rewards.

VIP Voice is free to use. They offer members paid surveys and have a unique system to reward members for their contributions. This site uses a point system for rewards that are then used to bid on merchandise or enter sweepstakes. The more surveys you complete, the more you are rewarded for each one.

VIP Voice feels different from other survey sites. Several things add to this feeling. The first thing you will notice is that when you log on and click on the big ‘Survey Center’ button, you are taken to a screen that shows your recent activity. There is another button called ‘Take Survey Now’. When you click it one of two things will happen. Either you will be shown details on an available survey including the estimated time to complete and compensation…or told that there is no survey available for you to take.

When you first join VIP Voice you will be compensated 50 points for each survey you complete. As you get more completed surveys credited to your account your ranking will move up and eventually the reward for each survey is 200 points.

VIP Voice does not offer cash as a reward. While I normally prefer the green stuff, in this case it is another angle to maximize your earnings. Let me explain. When points are put into your account (instantly upon survey completion) you can do one of two things with them. You can buy sweepstakes entries to win cash or prizes… or bid on items that are up for auction. The items available are constantly changing. As you can see below, in the past 60 days I picked 8 song downloads and sports gear (a Chicago Bears hat).

VIP Bidland winnings

VIP Bidland winnings

These items were won in auctions. As you can see with the song downloads I try to get them for under 300 points but sometimes when you want a new song, you want it now and I have paid way more than that at times. Some of the items offered in the past include ipod shuffles, movie kiosk rentals, restaurant gift certificates, household appliances, bicycles, vacations, phone accessories and much much more.

VIP Voice is always updating the site, adding or upgrading a feature here or there. They have run a ‘drive to 5’ promotion where if you complete at least 5 surveys in a month you get thousands of bonus points with no catch. They have a ‘Pigskin Pick ‘Em’ contest where you choose who you think will win NFL games with cash prizes every week for winners.

This is a fun site that is fun to use, simple but yet always keeps getting better to keep my interest. This site is run by the Toluna Group, a longstanding, well respected market research company. They run a different survey site called Toluna that also offers free product trials. If you take paid surveys online then VIP Voice should be on your list of sites to check out and it just may become one of your favorites too.

Register to join VIP Voice here.

Find more great survey sites to join and earn income from here.

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4 of the best free survey sites for $$ in Australia

If you live in Australia and want to earn some extra money on the internet, you might want to check out this list. None of these sites cost anything to join or use. Once you try out any or all of these sites, please comment and give us a review. We want your feedback!

Toluna
– $5 minimum reward
– reward by PayPal, paper check, gift cards
– earn money to test new products
– earn money to take surveys and polls
– most surveys between $1 and $5 to complete
– members wanted from US, UK, Canada and Australia
– read a full review of Toluna here
– register to join Toluna here

Swagbucks
– $5 minimum reward
– all ‘swagbucks’ are redeemable for PayPal deposit or retailer gift cards
– earn swagbucks from searching the net, playing games, watching videos, taking surveys, completing offers…
– Gift cards from a lot of places – facebook, walmart, target…huge selection of retailers in lots of categories
– They are giving a $5 bonus for spending $25 in their shop-and-earn area.
– members wanted from US, Canada, UK, Ireland, and Australia
– read a full review of Swagbucks here
– register to join Swagbucks here

Valued Opinions
– $20 minimum cash out
– rewards in visa card or gift cards
– earn for taking surveys and completing polls
– take part in new product testing and development
– register with Valued Opinions here

Global Test Market
– $20 minimum cash out
– rewards in PayPal, gift cards, paper check or charitable donation
– earn for taking surveys and focus groups
– register with Global Test Market here




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Welcome to Paid Surveys and More!

Welcome and thank you for taking time to visit our site!

The vision for this site is to provide current and potential online survey takers with reliable honest information. Here we want you to have access to all the best sites from across the internet. We want to help you develop strategies to maximize the returns for your time. We want to help you avoid some of the pitfalls involved in earning rewards for taking surveys online. Most importantly we want you to hear from each other.

We encourage you to get involved and help us give good advise to this community. Please comment and give us your experience and opinion of each site or strategy that is offered!


Getting started – Free Survey websites
10 of the best free sites that generate income online
5 free survey sites to make money online
9 of the best free survey sites that want members from Canada
4 of the best free survey sites for $$ in Australia

It’s all in the details – Strategies
3 simple ways to qualify for more paid surveys
2 free survey sites that never disqualify or screen out once you begin

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9 of the best free survey sites that want members from Canada

If you live in Canada and like to make money online from filling out surveys, here is a great list of sites for you to earn some income. All of these sites are proven legitimate companies. None of these sites charge anything to register or use. No offers to complete, no credit card info wanted, just money flowing from you to them for you valuable opinion.

Let’s get right to it, here is the list! Please comment with your experiences with these sites. We want your feedback! Hit the follow button on the top right for more great sites and strategies in the future!

Global Test Market
– $20 minimum cash out
– rewards in PayPal, gift cards, paper check or charitable donation
– earn for taking surveys and focus groups
– register with Global Test Market here

Opinion Outpost
– $5 minimum cash out
– rewards in PayPal, gift cards or charitable donation
– earn for taking surveys
– register with Opinion Outpost here

VIP Voice
– NO minimum cash out threshold
– rewards by merchandise and gift cards
– five tier member levels, survey compensation goes up the more you do
– use points to enter sweepstakes or bid on merchandise
– once invited to a survey on VIP you will not be disqualified
– get invited to partner site surveys as well
– notifies by email of survey opportunity
– members wanted from US and Canada
– read a full review of VIP Voice here
– register to join VIP Voice here

SurveySavvy

– NO minimum cash out threshold
– reward by paper check
– every survey worth at least $1
– high paying surveys for technical fields of expertise i.e. IT, banking, business management and many others
– notifies by email of a survey opportunity
– industry leading referral program to increase earnings if interested
– install SavvyConnect software and participate in high value surveys up to $120
– members wanted from US and Canada
– read a full review of SurveySavvy here
– Register at SurveySavvy here

Harris Poll Online
– $5 minimum reward
– rewards by gift card, magazine subscriptions, cash drawings, charitable donations
– get compensated even if you get screened out
– owned by The Nielson Group, the people that do tv show viewer ratings
– notifies by email of survey opportunities
– members wanted from US, UK, Canada, Germany, Italy, France and Spain
– read a full review of Harris Poll Online here
– register to join Harris Poll Online here

Swagbucks
– $5 minimum reward
– all ‘swagbucks’ are redeemable for PayPal deposit or retailer gift cards
– earn swagbucks from searching the net, playing games, watching videos, taking surveys, completing offers…
– Gift cards from a lot of places – facebook, walmart, target…huge selection of retailers in lots of categories
– They are giving a $5 bonus for spending $25 in their shop-and-earn area.
– members wanted from US, Canada, UK, Ireland, and Australia
– read a full review of Swagbucks here
– register to join Swagbucks here

Toluna
– $5 minimum reward
– reward by PayPal, paper check, gift cards
– earn money to test new products
– earn money to take surveys and polls
– most surveys between $1 and $5 to complete
– members wanted from US, UK, Canada and Australia
– read a full review of Toluna here
– register to join Toluna here

Clixsense
– pay to click site (PTC)
– get paid to watch 3-30 second ads
– fun Clixgrid game with 30 chances a day to win up to $10
– earn by completing free trial offers and looking at websites
– earn by completing a wide variety of micro tasks
– earn bonuses for completing regular tasks each day
– members wanted from US, UK and Canada
– register at Clixsense here

I-Say
– $10 minimum cash out
– rewards in PayPal, visa card, gift cards or charitable donation
– earn for taking surveys and answering polls
– loyalty program awards bonus points for taking more surveys
– register with I-say here

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