Here are a few opportunities to earn cash or rewards by completing surveys or participating in programs from home. You surely won’t get rich quick with these programs, but if you have the time, you can easily make some extra cash or earn rewards for your time.
Nielsen Consumer Panel - As a member of the Nielsen Home Scan Consumer Panel you scan your grocery purchases and submit them to Nielsen to earn points, which can be redeemed on prices such as electronics, household items, jewelry, toys, gift cards and more. This is ideal for people who have extra time to scan your shopping trips when you get home (they provide a scanner that is fairly intuitive). I’ve done this is the past, but since I already usually blog about my shopping trips, I didn’t want to report them as well. Reviews are either – you love it or hate it. If you’re looking for a little extra it might be worth trying it out. You can always return the scanner if you find it’s not a good fit. This is a legit program that has been around for ages – operated by Nielsen, a national company that collects consumer data/statistics. Learn more about the Nielsen Home Scan Consumer Panel here
Morningstar Fresh Ideas Panel - MorningStar Farms has created a Fresh Ideas Panel – a group of people who provide feedback about products. Answer questions and complete surveys to be entered to win cash prizes as much as $100. I have personally signed up for this panel. Learn more about the MorningStar Farms panel here.
MySurvey - MySurvey.com is for people who want to influence future products and services by answering surveys and providing feedback on products. By sharing your opinions about products and services, you are rewarded with Reward Points to redeem for cash and merchandise. I’ve also been a member of this in the past! Learn more about MySurvey.com here.
OpinionOutpost - Opinion Outpost conducts surveys because businesses, governments, public bodies, and similar organizations are interested in the views and attitudes of the people who use their products and services. By taking surveys you can earn cash, Amazon gift cards, game points, donations to your favorite charities, and more. Everyone is also automatically entered to a $10,000 sweepstakes by joining and taking surveys. The minimum cash out for Paypal is $10 and only $5 for Amazon gift cards. Learn more about OpinionOutpost here.
Ipsos i-Say Young Adults – If you are 18 – 30 years old, you can qualify for Ipsos i-Say Young Adults. As part of the Ipsos i-Say Community, you get to see new products and ideas before anyone else. When I was, ahem, younger, I was a member of this as well. Learn more about the Ipsos i-Say Young Adults here.
All of these programs have been around for awhile. I’ve signed up for all of them at some point or another – both as a way to make extra income and to make sure they were legit programs (otherwise, I wouldn’t feel comfortable sharing them with you).
Have you participated in any of these programs or have feedback about any of them?