Skint? Here’s how to make money by doing surveys

Freddie Parker on 11 February 2022
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Student loan payments can feel so far away. Check out this way to make some extra money.

It can seem too good to be true. All you have to do is spend some time answering questions and you get free money. There are hundreds of different survey sites and sifting through them can be a chore. Sites like Swagbucks, YouGov, and even our own student panel are great places to start.

Most of these sites hinge on the idea of building up points that can be later exchanged for vouchers. When you sign up to our student panel, you’ll even get 1,000 points to start you off. That’s just under half of what you need to cash out for a £25 Amazon voucher. Perfect for a little treat to yourself or some much needed study supplies.

The number of points you earn will depend on the survey length. When you’re bored on a day off or looking for something to fill a break in a busy day studying, you can keep building points. Eventually, you’ll be able to claim your prize.

Different sites upload new surveys at different times. For example, our student panel sends them out weekly. You can build up points across multiple survey sites to ensure frequent cashouts. Save up the vouchers from different surveys and you may even be able to get yourself a nice big treat.

On other survey aggregators, remember to put your security first. The data you submit should be anonymised and noninvasive. If a site is asking for your national insurance number, you should probably leave. General internet safety rules apply. For survey sites that redirect you to third-party surveys, make sure you have anti-malware software installed.

It’s also wise to set up an email account that you only use for surveys. Some sites will bombard you with emails about the latest surveys. While it is great that they have lots of earning opportunities, you may want to avoid cluttering your inboxes.

Answer questions, remember to take screen breaks and earn those tasty rewards. It’s one of the easiest ways to supplement your income at uni. To answer surveys that cater to the student experience, be sure to check out our student panel.


Freddie Parker
Freddie Parker on 11 February 2022