8 Survey Sites That Pay Cash

Online survey sites are one of the easiest ways to earn extra income from home. They are simple to do while watching TV or even during your lunch break. By spending an hour or two a day on online survey sites you could easily earn £50 – £100+ a month.

What would you do with an extra £100 a month? You could

  • save it towards Christmas
  • save for a holiday
  • pay off debt
  • save for a house deposit
  • treat your family to a day out

Whatever you spend it on I’m sure you will agree it is a nice boost to the household income! Below I have listed 8 online survey sites that pay cash. These are the sites I have found to be the most lucrative and easiest to use.

Survey Sites

Prolific

Prolific is one of the better paying survey sites with most fees equivalent to £5 per hour or more. The surveys are actually studies conducted by academic researchers. The topics of the studies vary widely and can be a lot more interesting than the consumer surveys on other sites. One of the best things about Prolific besides the high payment is that you don’t get screened out. Prolific only shows you studies that you are eligible for so you won’t waste time answering questions only to be disqualified.

Once you have earned £5 on Prolific you can cash out to Paypal but the Paypal fees will be deducted. If you want to avoid fees then you can cash out to Circle when you reached £20.


Swagbucks

Swagbucks is a ‘get paid to’ site which means you earn money by completing various tasks such as answering surveys, watching videos, searching the web and playing games. You can also earn money back on your shopping when you click through to the retailer from Swagbucks. It is very easy to earn a decent amount on Swagbucks without ever completing a survey.

800 Swagbucks can be redeemed for £5 Paypal cash. You can also redeem various vouchers including Amazon.

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Branded Surveys

Branded Surveys formerly known as Mintvine is similar to Swagbucks. You can earn through surveys, daily poll, videos and other tasks. Branded Surveys is a site I check every day as there is usually a good number of surveys to be answered. It is possible to be disqualified but you are almost always given some points for your time. The daily poll is a guaranteed five points every day.

The cash out threshold for Branded Surveys is 1000 which is $10. This works out at around £7.50 depending on the exchange rate.


Mobrog

Mobrog is one of my favourite survey sites because the cash out threshold is low at just £4. It is possible to reach £4 with only 3 or 4 surveys. Unlike some other sites where it can take up to a week to receive your money, with Mobrog it only takes a few hours at most.


Onepoll

I like Onepoll as the surveys are very short. It’s a great site to use when you only have a spare 5 or 10 minutes. The cash out threshold is quite high at £40 but it soon adds up if you do a few surveys each day. You can cashout via BACS or Paypal.


Global Test Market

Global Test Market is a really good earner. I find they always have a good number of surveys available. They also have an app called LifePoints which is great for earning on the go. The cashout threshold is low at just £5. When you have reached 575 points you can cash out £5 to Paypal. The only downside to this site is that it can take a week to receive your money.

 

Crowdology

Crowdology is another site with a low cashout threshold of £4. They don’t do points so it is easy to see exactly how much money you have made with Crowdology. The also have a mobile app called opinionapp which usually has a good number of surveys available. You can cash out to Paypal when you reach £4 or wait until you reach £10 if you would prefer Amazon vouchers.

 

Qmee

With Qmee you can make money from surveys and also from searching the internet. Install the Qmee extentsion to your desktop browser and you can earn money when searching on sites such as Ebay, Amazon and on search engines. There is no minimum amount you need to earn before you cashout. You can cashout at 10p if you want! When you cash out the money is transferred instantly to your Paypal account.

 

Bonus site: Instagc

I have included Instagc as a bonus because it is great for earning cash but only after you have redeemed 5000 points in other rewards such as Amazon vouchers which is just over £30.  The threshold for cashing out at Instagc is low at just £1.

 

Have you tried survey sites before? Do you have a favourite? Let me know in the comments below.

 

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My Gecko Box – Craft Subscription Box Review

Recently the children have been learning about Rainforests. Little Man and Little Miss have had great fun discovering what plants and animals can be found in the Rainforest. To finish off our topic we were kindly sent a Rainforest Discovery Box from My Gecko Box. The children spent a happy few hours creating their own Rainforest diorama complete with a Tropical bird, Caiman, Snakes and various creatures made with pom poms.

Everything needed to complete the crafts are included in the discovery box, the only thing we needed to supply was scissors. The box which doubles as the diorama contains five individually wrapped crafts, a fun fact sheet and a letter from Mr Gecko. Each activity has an easy to follow instruction leaflet with clear illustrations which are perfect for early readers. The instructions include a guide as to how messy the craft is and how much adult help is needed.  This was very helpful in helping me to decide which craft to do and when.

 

As there was so much to do we spread the activities out over a few days.  It was useful having the crafts wrapped individually as it meant we could just choose a bag and get started. There was no preparation needed and no searching for supplies.  The children had a lot of fun creating their Rainforest. They especially loved creating the snakes and painting the caiman – I thought the use of the bubble wrap was very effective.  They were so proud of the finished creation and learned a lot in the process. This was the perfect way to round off our Rainforest topic.

My Gecko Box sell a range of subscription boxes for children aged 3-10 from the Little Explorer boxes to the larger Discovery boxes. You can purchase a one off box or subscribe to the box of your choice. They also do Party Activity Packs, Wedding favours and classroom packs. Gift cards can also be purchased to enable your recipient to choose their own box. Prices start at an extremely reasonable 5.95. All of their products are educational and fun covering STEAM, literacy, fine motor skills and more.

We were sent the Rainforest box for the purpose of this review. All thought and opinions are my own.

Hall Makeover With Laminate Flooring

We have lived in our current home for over ten years and in that time we have done a lot of upgrading including replacing the carpet upstairs, putting in a new kitchen and most recently a new bathroom. The next think on our list is a hall makeover with laminate flooring. The hall is the one area in our home that has been completely neglected but I want to transform in into a bright welcoming space that instantly makes us feel at home.

Laminate Flooring

The first thing we will do is replace the dated flooring with modern laminate flooring. With seven people living in our home the hall sees a lot of foot traffic with people constantly coming and going. Carpet just wouldn’t work for us with five children at home. As well as the dirt that gets trailed in from outside, the children manage to create a lot of mess travelling from the kitchen to the living room and vice versa. Spilled drinks, trampled Play-Doh and craft supplies including the dreaded glitter are just some of the messes our hall has to contend with on a daily basis. As well as being stylish, laminate flooring is strong, durable and easy to keep clean. A quick vacuum or mop depending on the mess will keep the floor looking brand new.

 

Accessorise

As well as new laminate flooring we will also be giving the hall a fresh coat of paint to brighten it up and adding some accessories. The main accessory we will be adding is a radiator cover. Radiators are quite ugly to look at so adding a radiator cover is an affordable way to make the whole area look prettier. As well as hiding the radiator, the radiator cover can be used for displaying accessories. These might be purely decorative like flowers and candles or they could be practical like a letter holder and key dish.

 

Finishing Touches

Once the painting is done and the laminate flooring and radiator cover are in place, all that will be left to add are the finishing touches. A storage bench will be the ideal piece of furniture to store shoes along with hats, scarves and gloves. Hopefully it will prevent them from being scattered all over the house! It will also be the perfect place for the children to sit and put on their shoes. It will also mean when they take off their shoes any mud is contained to the hall. With the laminate flooring any mess will be quickly and easily cleaned. We will hang a mirror above the radiator to create more light and make the area feel bigger. A piece of artwork on the opposite wall and a few cushions on the bench to give the area a pop of colour and our hall makeover will be complete.

 

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Looking Behind The Curtain When Home Viewing

Being a home buyer should only be a temporary state. You’re moving home, and you’re currently in the process of searching for a new house. Viewing homes can be a nightmare, or it can be a great experience. Sometimes the seller will try to avoid answering certain questions and other times you’ll see that what they have said previously on the phone isn’t true. Very rarely will a home that looks too good to be true turn out to be that way. Viewing a home and getting an accurate picture of the home in just a few minutes takes skill. Most of all it takes a sharp eye to see behind the curtain and figure out what kind of home it really is. On the surface it could look strong and sturdy, but during the winter the floorboards might creak and crack underneath the pressure. So what do you need to do to get the most amount of information from a viewing in the quickest time?

Never trust face value

It might sound harsh, but the main thing you must not do is believe every word the seller or the real estate agent is telling you. When you enter the home, keep a sharp intellect about you and focus on what you see and what you don’t see. The agent will be giving you a tour but no doubt, they and the seller worked out a deal or a plan to only show the best bits of the home. For example, they will take their time showing you a great garden. However, they will rush through a room that has mould and mildew on the walls, signs of a leaking water pipe as the wallpaper has bubbled and risen off the surface. So, just for good practice, never trust what the person giving you the tour says at face value.

 

Venture further in

When viewing a home, it’s your right to inspect every available part that’s open to you. Go into each corner of the living room, look at the skirting boards, the floor colour in the corner compared to the rest of the room. You should be checking the corner of the ceiling too, and look for cracks and signs of structural fatigue. When you’re shown a window on the 1st floor or any floor for that matter and the focus of the agent is the view, go further in to have a look at the window sill. Sometimes an issue can be right in front of you but the job of the agent is to momentarily distract you away from it. Can you see signs of rainwater leaking in?

Check the logistics

If a home has passed your eye inspection, then call in a professional team that will give you the low down on the logistics of the home. Check out homebuyer surveys and costs to see what will happen when you do. They’ll check the quality of the roof, the strength of the walls, make sure the electric, gas and oil are costed accurately, and also check the quality of the drainage and insulation.

Be on your guard to sweet talk when you’re home viewing. The agent is working for the seller, and they both want to get paid. By polite but be sceptical also. Call in the experts when you think you have a winner and venture further in to inspect every nook and cranny.

 

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Turn Your Living Room Into A Giving Room

For those of us who aren’t blessed with the largest property or the most expansive rooms in our humble abode, we need to think outside of the box when we are decorating. While we may not feel like we have enough room to swing a cat, we may be able to utilise some nifty space saving techniques that can also save a bob or two. Our living rooms are our sanctuaries. These are the spaces that you kick back, relax and spend most of your time in, whether it’s catching up with your favourite soap on the box, reading a book with a glass of wine, or having a good old catch up with pals. Take a look at how you can transform your living room into a giving room.

More Uses

Your living room may be a one trick pony at the moment, especially if you are struggling in terms of space. However, your lounge interior doesn’t have to just be that area where you sit on the sofa watching mind numbing TV every night. Consider creating a couple of zones within the room. Choose one corner to situate your TV rather than having it mounted onto a wall. This way, you are cordoning off your gogglebox capabilities. In another corner, invest in a comfortable chair. You might want to opt for a mid-century style vintage egg chair or a Scandinavian rocking chair. These are perfect for relaxing in with a cuppa or reading. A bankers lamp to the side or a floor lamp can make a pleasant change from being forced to read with the main light on.

If you have kids and you don’t have enough square footage for a playroom, an extra large rug will fill the space within your living room and give them enough of a play area for their toys in the centre of your room. While not ideal, trying to make your living room fit your lifestyle is the perfect solution for those more cramped pads.

Storage

No matter what size your property is, you will inevitably struggle with storage, and the dreaded clutter can always begin to encroach on your environment. The type of furniture and storage solutions that you try to incorporate into your living space can transform your lounge from a simple one dimensional space into a multi-functional room that can make your life easier. Footstools can come Ottoman style with storage under the stool. You might want to look at period pieces that merge drawers storage with a coffee table. These Danish inspired sleek designs utilise every iota of functionality and can ensure that your knick-knacks don’t clutter up your space.

If your kids are of an age where they have a ridiculous amount of lego and bricks and other toy paraphernalia, you will be keen to ensure that your living room doesn’t morph into a playpen. Get hold of a toy box that doubles up as a window seat or hide all of that kid clutter under the stairs. Storage solutions don’t have to look like filing cabinets or exposed shelves. Instead, you can find those nifty storage ideas within pieces that offer up both form and functionality.

Your living room is the most heavily utilised and enjoyed room within your home. Give it a new lease of life and turn it from a living room to a giving room.

 

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