As the war against the deadly virus continues, people are making drastic changes in their lives due to the economic turmoil. With over 42 million job losses, the household debt crossed $14 trillion according to a report from CMD. The uncertainty in the job market has compelled many to look for different avenues of income to make ends meet.

Around 51% of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings, and the Bureau of Labor estimates that 43% of US workers will be a part of the gig economy this year.

Technology is proving to be the most useful tool during the pandemic, especially for research, essentials, and job opportunities. At the same time, online scams are on the rise and the concept of earning fast cash seems like a distant dream. Usually, online surveys and simple tasks carry a bad vibe, as people have wasted countless hours filling surveys without any returns.

We conducted thorough research and compiled a list of top firms that pay for your opinions. Before reading further, you should understand that these opportunities won’t make you rich but create a source of side income.


For over a decade, Swagbucks has paid $430 million in cash and gift rewards to over 20 million active users! The popular rewards platform pays for filling surveys, watching videos, playing games, searching the web, and shopping. Complete tasks to earn SB points worth one cent each. Swagbucks gives you the option to cash out through Paypal or gift cards when you hit $3 or 300 SB points.

You can earn up to $90 a month just watching videos while some surveys can fetch $50! Most surveys offer in the range of 40-200 SB points. If this gets monotonous, play some popular games or shop from your favorite brand for quick SB points. They give out an average of 7,000 gift cards every day and is rated 4.3 on Trustpilot with over 16,669 reviews.

You can sign up in seconds, verify your email address, and start earning right away.


InboxDollars pays cash rewards for the tasks you complete. Read emails, watch TV, play games, or give your opinion about a product within minutes to earn rewards. A simple sign up process with email verification directly adds $5 as a bonus to your account. Tasks can pay up to $20 but usually are in the range of $0.50 to $5. Once you have collected $30, cash out with Paypal or a check.

Since 2000, Inboxdollars has paid over $59 million in cash rewards to its 10 million members. They work with major brands like Netflix, Walmart, Groupon, and have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The 3-time recipient of the prestigious Inc.5000 award also boasts a 4.1 score on Trustpilot based on 8,922 reviews.

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