Blog: How Much Money Can You Earn Taking Online Surveys?

Jan 19, 2021 | Browse more articles -->

How much do online surveys actually pay? The short answer: it depends. There are various factors that drive how much a survey or research activity will pay, including length, effort required, and the type of activity you’re participating in. Let’s dive deeper into some of these factors.



The length of a survey influences how much it will pay. For example, a survey that takes approximately 30 minutes to complete will award more points than a survey that takes 5 minutes to complete. We want to make sure you are fairly compensated for the time you put into completing surveys.


Type of Activity

Your earnings may also depend on the type of research activity you’re invited to participate in. Surveys are the most common type of research we’ll invite you to complete, but occasionally we need members to participate in more intensive activities; for example, in-home user testing or product testing, and focus groups. These types of research require more effort from you and are usually more exclusive – fewer people are invited to take part. Therefore, you’ll earn more points for completing them.


Effort Required

To a lesser extent, the amount of effort required to complete a survey or other research activity may also influence how much you’ll earn – for example, you may occasionally receive surveys that will award additional points if you choose to submit a video response versus writing text.


Ultimately, participating in online research won’t pay all the bills, but if you put the time and effort in you can enjoy some well-deserved rewards!


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Maru Voice UK is one of the country’s leading online market research panels. We send you surveys, you complete them, we give you rewards, and you make a difference. For each survey you complete, you earn entries into monthly sweepstakes programs and points that can be redeemed for gift cards from a variety of popular online retailers. We then share your responses with organizations ranging from household brands, government bodies, not-for-profits, and the media who want to better understand the opinions of Britons. Have your voice heard by joining the Maru Voice UK community today.

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