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If you’ve never heard of them, Get Paid To sites (or GPT sites) are pretty much exactly what they sound like. Websites, where once registered, you can get paid to do various tasks, for varying rewards.
As with a lot of ways to earn money online, using get paid to sites is NOT going to replace a wage. It’s a great way to earn a little extra to help your budget, but you should never rely on them as a steady income source. The main benefits are that they are easy to use, extremely flexible to earn in your own time, and pretty much anyone can use them.
I’ve used GPT sites to save up for Christmas presents, treat myself and my kids, and to help put a bit extra towards debt payments. I love GPT sites that pay instantly into PayPal, but I’ve also used them to earn Amazon gift cards which I can add to my account and let them build up.
I’ve tried out loads of GTP sites over the years with different results, here are some of the best I’ve used, made money with, and am happy to recommend.
The Best Get Paid To Sites For Making Money Online
InstaGC (or Instant Gift Cards) is one of my favourite get paid to sites because you don’t have to wait to be paid. Once you’ve earned £1 or $1 you can withdraw it for an instant payout.
There are loads of different ways to earn which you can find through the menu tabs along the top of the homepage. These include:
Share your opinion by completing surveys to earn points. There are lots of survey providers, and when you click on the surveys tab you can see a list of available surveys along with the estimated time it will take to complete, and the amount of points it’s worth. My favourite survey provider is Tap Research, as you still earn points even when you’re disqualified.
InstaGC has many offer providers (known as offer walls) which list different offers you can complete to earn points. These range from completing tasks such as downloading and using apps, taking surveys or entering sweepstakes.
Under the videos tab you can earn points for playing the sponsored videos on online channels called Smores and Hideout TV. What you’re actually being paid for is the ads that run in between the videos and you collect your points after each 3 ads viewed.
There is a huge range of payment choices on InstaGC including Amazon, M&S, John Lewis, iTunes, Mastercard, PayPal, Pizza Express, Spotify and more.
On InstaGC 100 points is equivalent to $1.
I’ve earned 36,726 points with InstaGC and cashed out multiple times to PayPal, Mastercard and Amazon gift cards.
- Lots of different earning options
- Good choice of vouchers/payout methods
- Cashout is instant
- Have to cashout $50 (£35) worth of vouchers or Mastercard to unlock PayPal as a withdrawal option
Timebucks is similar to InstaGC, with many of the same methods available for earning. They pay automatically every Thursday if you’ve earned $10 or more, if not, your balance carries over to the next week.
There are lots of survey routers to choose from on Timebucks. I prefer to use Your Surveys, as they have a higher payout rate on Timebucks than on other GPT sites. The Capital Opinion survey router often has higher paying surveys too. Flapbucks and Tap Research surveys both also pay for disqualifications.
You can earn simply for clicking links on Timebucks, although the pay is minimal.
Like most GPT sites, Timebucks has many offer walls (providers) each with its own set of offers, tasks and surveys. These include things like being paid to download and try out an app or game, signing up for a free trial, or even trying out a quiz.
If you’ve completed 10 tasks (surveys, clicks, offers, etc) in a day, you’re eligible to roll, where you have chance to win free money.
You can choose to cash out to PayPal, Payeer, BitCoin or Hold My Payment
I started using Timebucks a few months ago and earned $25 the first month and $39 the second month without too much time or effort.
- Higher paying surveys available
- Automatic payout
- It’s not the most attractive site design
- Can only receive payment once a week
- Limited payout choices
Swagbucks is probably one of the most popular and well used get paid to sites out there. With this site, you earn points called sb (swagbucks) which you collect until you have enough to redeem for a gift card or payment.
Similar to the other GPT sites, you can earn on Swagbucks by:
- Answering surveys
- Watching videos
- Completing offers
- Getting cash back on your shopping
- Playing games
There are loads of choices when it comes to cashing out on Swagbucks. These include Amazon gift cards, PayPal, Mastercard, iTunes gift cards, and many more.
One of the benefits of Swagbucks is they often run team activities and bonuses to earn more. With a team challenge you can earn extra points for just earning though your normal activity and Swago is a bonus game where your activity can tick off boards on what’s called a Swago square – the more squares you complete, the bigger your bonus.
I’ve been paid over £500 in Amazon gift cards and PayPal payments since joining Swagbucks.
- Lots of ways to earn
- Plenty of payment choices
- Payments take a few days to process
- Survey disqualifications are common
Earnably is another easy to use GPT site, where you earn points which you can exchange for gift cards or cash payments. As with the others, ways to earn include:
- Taking surveys
- Watching videos
- Completing offers
- Completing tasks
You can choose to be paid directly into PayPal, or decide on a gift card from many different retailers including Amazon.
My favourite thing about Earnably is that they offer promo codes, which increase your earnings by a certain percentage for a certain time. So you might get a code that means you earn 10% extra on everything you do for the next three days.
- Instant payouts
- Good promo codes
- Not as many survey partners
There are many other GPT sites out there, and a lot of it comes down to personal preference and which offers or surveys you find easiest to complete, but those sites above are the ones I’ve personally had the most success with! Let me know how you get on if you try any of them out, or if there are others you recommend.
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