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Are you looking to earn a bit of extra cash using your mobile? In this post I’m going to show you 10 Best Survey Apps to Make Money in 2020.

In fact:

The Survey Apps in this post will help you to make extra $500, $1,000, $5,000 and more by work from home.

10 Best Survey Apps to Make Money

I will show you this list and tell you who they’re for and who can join each of the app, so you can easily find the right ones for you.

So let’s just get right to it and start with the top 10 list of the best survey apps that actually do pay. And I want to say most of these apps can actually be downloaded both through the Google Play and through the App Store.

And I will tell you throughout here which ones are available in which countries, so you can see which ones are the right ones for you.

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10. YouGov

YouGov is available in many countries, not completely worldwide, but in many countries.

And it has its own panel. And the great thing about this survey app is that of course it makes it easy access, so you can quickly do it on the go.

And YouGov is just a very user-friendly app. It has some very interesting surveys and you can actually also get to see, they often quoted in media and they collect where they are quoted, so you can see directly how your opinion has been shaping the public opinion or the debate in the media.

So definitely an interesting app to check out.

09. Smart App

That’s actually a survey app from a panel called Smart Panel. It’s a little bit different than most of the others on this site and that’s because surveys is not necessarily the main way to earn here, it’s not the easiest way.

It does offer paid surveys through the app. But the great thing about this app is that you can actually earn just by installing it. You can earn it is a $100 passively per year actually, just by having it installed, because you help with data about how you use the internet in general, of course anonymously so it’s not to identify who you are.

And then you can actually earn quite nice money just by having it installed. And in addition to that you can take paid surveys once in a while. The thing about this app is that, at the moment of recording this video, you can actually only join through an invitation.

Often I have invitations like that. It comes and goes how many people they’re looking for. But at the moment and regularly so you can check my website. I will leave a link below this video to the full list and there you can see if I currently have invitations for this survey app, so you can actually get to apply.

Because you have to apply to participate, they don’t accept everyone. And what you also have to know is that it’s only available for the US, as of recording this video. It’s likely that it will be available in other countries also, so you can check that. All the information will be kept updated also on their full list on my website.


Next we have MOBROG Survey App. and MOBROG is also quite a popular survey panel and it has panels in I think it’s around 60 or 70 countries, something like that, in the local language.

It’s a very easy to use survey site or survey app. Sometimes it can take patience to find the surveys you qualify for. It has quite a good amount, but sometimes it just takes a bit more patience than others to find the surveys you actually qualify for.

But as you can also see they have shown here, you actually can get paid through PayPal which is very convenient.

And the payout threshold is 6,25 dollars, like six dollars and twenty-five cents or the equivalent of that because the country you joined from and you will act from, you will see your earnings in that currency.

But it will be equivalent of around six dollars. So fairly low payout threshold. And great payout methods. They also in some countries offer Skrill as a payout method, if you don’t like to use PayPal.

07. Instar Wallet

Next on the list we have a fairly unknown survey app called Instar Wallet. And it is fairly unknown because it’s still very new, as of recording this video.

But in my opinion it’s quite an interesting one. But I will also just say right away, it’s not for everyone, because it’s only if you’re interested in cryptocurrencies and blockchain all these things here. But the site actually teaches you more about this as well if you want to know more.

But what you can do is it actually offers some very easy to do surveys that are very short. It’s some of the shortest surveys I have seen on survey sites and quite interesting as well. It’s not open worldwide yet. They are open in many countries.

They don’t have an exact list but they keep expanding and they keep developing. You can earn their own cryptocurrency called Instar. So, you know, if you get in it has an opportunity to grow into something bigger. The platform seems serious from what I can see.

And I have tested it and been a member for quite a while now. But again it’s not for everybody. You cannot get your earnings out, as it is now, in PayPal or gift cards or anything like that.

So it’s only if you’re interested in cryptocurrency or learning more about blockchain and crypto, so then it’s definitely an interesting survey app to check out.

06. Nielsen Mobile panel

Next we have Nielsen Mobile panel. Nielsen actually also have a computer panel but since we’re talking about apps here I will of course just focus on that side of it. It is also not a regular survey site actually.

It is more like you earn passively on this one as well. So that means that you just by installing it, they gather anonymous data about how you use the internet and they collect this together with all the other uses and use this to improve online services, as market research, to see how all of us actually use the Internet.

And you can earn passively like that. It is available in several countries. It’s a little bit up and down which countries they actively recruiting in. I have also an updated list on my website and links to the countries that are actively recruiting.

But it’s mainly a passive way to get feedback. Some countries you can earn cash by doing it, in other countries you will basically earn points or products or chances to win big rewards. But that depends on your country. You can check that out in your specific country.

Again once the video is over here check out the full list on my website, I’ll leave a link, so you can see if it’s available in your country currently or not.

05. InboxDollars

Number five on the list is InboxDollars. And let me just say right away this is only actually relevant if you live in the US, because it’s only available there.

So it’s a survey app, they also have a survey site, but you can earn by taking surveys, taking offers, getting cash back when you shop online, reading emails, all kind of things. The payout threshold is a little bit high, it’s around $30.

But they have actually also introduced now PayPal as a payment method, so you can easily get your earnings.

And you actually also do get $5 joining bonus, so it’s kind of a nice kickstart. So fairly easy to use survey app, even though it takes a little bit of patience to reach the $30 payout threshold compared to some of the other survey apps on this list. But it is a long-term company, a reputable company, that actually does pay.

So can definitely be worth checking out if you live in the US.

04. MyPoints Mobile panel

On the fourth place we have MyPoints Mobile panel here. They also again have actually survey site, but they have an app that makes it easy to get access to their offers on the go basically.

So the thing about this is that it’s mainly, you know you can learn in several ways, you can earn by taking surveys, taking offers, all kind of things, but the reason I put it this high on the list is that it is actually an excellent cashback option also.

That means it has so many shops, if you ever shop online that you can get cash back whenever you spend money there. So if you shop online this is an excellent app to get. It is only available in the US and Canada, as of recording this video, but if you live there definitely for that purpose it’s great.

And it also has offers and surveys and more. So you can actually also earn without having to shop online. Survey Apps to Make Money.

03. FeaturePoints

FeaturePoints is a great app in many ways in my opinion. And it is actually available worldwide. So no matter where you live, you can download the FeaturePoints app and easily earn on the go.

It also has a survey site where you can do it on the desktop, but the app has some advantages because there are some options you can only do on the phone on the app.

And that is, you know, you can take surveys and you can watch videos, in a few countries – the US and Canada is I believe it is, you can also get cashback options, it has some great contests, you can download apps, of course that’s only when you use the actually FeaturePoints apps, but you can get some quite nice rewards by downloading other apps and testing them.

So it has overall some great options and it has a very low payout threshold of only $3. So it doesn’t take long for you to actually get your earnings out. And you can get them out through Bitcoin or you can get them out in cash through PayPal or you can get gift cards. So it has some good, very good payout methods also.

02. Toluna Influencers app

On the second place we have to Toluna Influencers app. And it used to just be called Toluna but now they are actually called Toluna Influencers. But you can still download an app that is very user- friendly. It is a pure survey site.

It is available in quite a lot of countries, again like 60-70 countries or so, in the local language, which makes it very user-friendly.

The main way to earn is by taking surveys. There’s a few other small things you can earn a bit extra, but it offers quite a good amount of paid surveys.

Exactly how many and how good the opportunities are that does depend on your country, but overall a user-friendly survey app, that I have been paid by many times myself.

And you can get paid through PayPal or through gift cards, sometimes through products, that depends on your specific country. The payout threshold usually starts around $10, but again that depends on your exact country and the rewards you choose. Survey Apps to Make Money.

01. Swagbucks

This is my favorite Survey Apps to Make Money.

At the very top we have Swagbucks because you can’t talk about Get-Paid-To site or survey sites without talking about Swagbucks. That is for a good reason, because it is one of the most popular options and it is a great survey app actually.

Because it is an easy-to-use app with a lot of options. Not just for taking paid surveys but also again cashback options, it’s great for that if you ever shop online. It has paid offers, it has contests, all kind of things. Survey Apps to Make Money.

$5 joining bonus just by joining through an invitation link like that I have on my on my website.

But overall a very nice site. And the payout threshold starts around $5, it depends on the rewards you choose. You can choose between a lot of different gift cards and getting paid in cash through PayPal. It is only available in limited countries, it’s like in the US, Canada, Australia, the UK, Ireland, France and Germany, I believe it is. So if you live in one of these countries the Swagbucks app is definitely one that is worth checking out.

Also it’s very user friendly and can give some good chances to earn a bit of extra cash.


So that was the list of the 10 best Survey Apps to Make Money. There are actually way more than just 10 survey apps available.

This is just a selection of the 10 best that I have tested and found to be the best and that actually do pay, which is of course important when you join a survey app and start spending time on it.

I definitely recommend joining survey apps, because if you like taking surveys or doing other online micro tasks, being able to do it on the go is just so much more convenient to do it whenever you have a bit of extra time.

Michael Diasz Kirindage

By Michael Diasz Kirindage

I’m a Sri Lankan Blogger & Graphic Designer. I teach 100,000+ monthly readers how to make some extra cash on the side, at my blog I’m also the lead content creator at and The BrainBox.