The most common way to get paid for taking surveys is to receive a cash payment to your PayPal account. Cash is flexible, and it's great to have the freedom to spend it however you want, which is why it's so popular.
Gift cards have grown in popularity over the years, whether in physical form or as an emailed voucher. Some survey companies will send gift cards right away or within 48 hours of receiving a request. Gift card redemption is easy and usually quick. The best part: many gift cards now have the flexibility of being used across multiple retailers.
Sweepstakes entries are available in a number of different forms. While some sites offer new members the chance to win $25k sweepstakes, others offer points that can be redeemed for various rewards. Survey sites may also offer draws and sweepstakes if you get disqualified from participating in a survey. Often, sweepstakes entries are provided in addition to a points reward.
Prepaid credit cards have been around in physical form for a long time, but the digital version has grown in popularity in recent years. Prepaid cards are available from Visa®and Mastercard®, and they can be used online in the same manner as a normal credit card. A prepaid credit card would be accepted by any retailer that accepts credit cards (whether online or in-store). You may either request a physical card be delivered to you (for a fee) or enter the card's details (card number, expiry, etc.) into an online checkout page, much like a normal credit card, with digital prepaid cards.
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