Online Survey Referral Programs

Online Survey Referral Programs

Have some friends or family you’d like to recruit to take online surveys but want to be compensated for your efforts? Some panels offer a refer-a-friend program, where, by becoming a member of the panel and referring friends or family members, you can earn additional rewards.

How it Works

Become a member of the survey panels listed below and after logging into your account, look for a “refer-a-friend” section. Here, you will be provided with a unique url you may post on your website or blog which will track referrals that come through your link. You may also be able to e-mail your friends directly through your account, inviting them to join the panel.


  • Never send out spam – e-mailing your friends and family about a survey panel is fine, but avoid e-mailing acquaintances or strangers, as you can get fully banned from a panel for sending out spam.
  • Limit referrals to outside your household – although there are a handful of survey panels who allow each individual household member to have their own account, most don’t. When referring family members, ensure they don’t live in your home
  • Post your referral link in your signature on forums (where allowed), and in your signature in e-mails
  • Add banners to your website and blog to recruit strangers under you. Better yet, write about your personal experiences with a survey panel so that people can get a feel for what being a member is really like.

All the survey panels listed below are free to join, and are fully listed on SurveyPolice (simply click on their name).

Panel NameEligibilityRewards OfferedReferral Program DetailsSign up
Brand InstituteWorldwideEarn cash paid by PayPal or by check in exchange for taking surveys. Mostly aimed at medical professionals.Earn $5 for each survey a regular member takes, and earn $10 for each survey a medical professional you refer takes. Referral tracking is active for approximately one year.Join Now!
CrowdologyUSA and UK onlyEarn cash for each survey you complete. Request a payment with $8 or 4 GBP in your account.Refer friends to get a shot a winning the monthly sweepstakes for Amazon gift cards.
Future TalkersWorldwideEarn cash to your PayPal account for taking surveys. Get paid when your account reaches $10 (varies per region).Earn approximately $1 per referral after your referral takes their first survey.Join Now!
GlobalTestMarketWorldwideEarn cash and gift cards for taking surveys. Approximately 1000 Market Points required to request $50 payment.Earn 20 Market Points for each friend who you refer who completes their first survey (profile surveys included)Join Now!
InstantCashSweepstakesUSA onlyDaily $50 lotteries. Take fun surveys in exchange for chances to win cash.Increased chances of winning sweepstakes
Ipsos i-SayWorldwideTake surveys for cash paid by Paypal as well as for a variety of gift cards.Refer friends for an entry into the $5,000 sweepstakes. Occasionally special referral promotions are also offered.Join Now!
LegerwebUSA, CanadaGet cash for taking surveys. $20 minimum cashout.$1 per referral who completes a surveyJoin Now!
MintVineUSA, Canada, UKEarn either cash paid via PayPal/Dwolla, or gift cards to various retailers, for taking surveys. $10 minimum account balance to redeem rewards.50 points per referral who takes at least one survey plus 15% of all your referral’s survey earnings and offers taken.Join Now!
MyiyoWorldwideGet cash paid by PayPal for taking surveys. European focus. 20,000 points (20 Euros) required to request payment.500 points per referral who takes at least one surveyJoin Now!
MyOpinionsAustralia onlyTake online surveys for PayPal cash and gift certificates. 1,100 points needed to request a $10 gift card.Earn entries into prize sweepstakes for each person you refer.Join Now!
MyPointsWorldwideMyPoints is a rewards program where you can earn points by making online purchases as well as by taking surveys, reading emails, playing games, etc. 500 points needed to request rewards.Earn 25 points for each successful referral. Earn an additional 10% of their purchase points every month.
MySHOPinion.comWorldwideTake online surveys and participate in forum discussions about shopping. 500 points required to request a Tango card.Earn 20 points for each successful referral.Join Now!
MysoapboxWorldwideEarn gift cards for completing surveys. 5,000 ($5.00) points needed to cash out250 points per referral, frequent referral contestsJoin Now!
MysurveyWorldwideTake surveys for cash and gift cards. Approximately 1000 ($10) minimum account balance required to request rewards.Earn 150 reward points for each successful referralJoin Now!
Opinion OutpostUSA, Canada, UKTake surveys for cash and gift cards. 100 points ($10) required for PayPal payments, 50 points ($5) for Amazon gift cardsEarn $1 for every successful referral up to a maximum of $5 for the first 5 successful sign-ups.Join Now!
PaidviewpointWorldwideEarn cash paid by Paypal. $15 minimum account balance required to cashout.Earn 20% (up to a lifetime maximum of $25 per referral) of your referral’s earnings for taking regular business surveys (trait surveys do not count).Join Now!
QbordCanada onlyEarn gift cards, cash, merchandise and more for completing surveys. 10,000 points ($25.00) minimum balance required to request rewards.Earn 5 points for each friend you referJoin Now!
Reward TVUSA and UK onlyWatch TV shows and go to RewardTV to answer trivia about what you’ve watched. Earn points used to bid in auctions or exchange for gift certificates.Earn 2500 points for each active referral up to a maximum of 20 referrals.Join Now!
SlicethePieWorldwideEarn cash paid by PayPal for writing short reviews for songs. $10 minimum account balance required for redemption.For the first 60 days, earn 15% for every music review your referrals submit, then continue to receive 10% bonus paymentsJoin Now!
SmileCityNew Zealand onlyTake surveys in exchange for gift certificates. 1,100 points ($10) minimum account balance required for redemption.Get 200 points per referral (almost $2.00).Join Now!
SurveyEveryoneUSA, UK, Canada, Spain, Germany, Australia, France, Brazil, China, Austria, Estonia, Latvia, LithuaniaCash surveys paid by PayPal. 20 USD withdrawal minimumEarn 10% for life of what your referrals earn.Join Now!
SurveyLionCanadaCash paid by cheque. Aimed at Canadians.Get $5 for each active member referred. Active members are defined as someone who has successfully completed one paid survey or has attempted to complete three paid surveys but was screened out.Join Now! onlyCash surveys paid by PayPal. 20 GBP cashout minimumEarn 10% for life of what your referrals earn.Join Now!
Survey RoundtableUSA onlyTake surveys, earn gift cards. 10 usd redemption minimumGet 100 points for each person you refer.Join Now!
SurveySavvyWorldwideCash for surveys, paid by check. $1 minimum account balance required to request payment.2 tiered referral program – earn a % of what your referrals earn, as well as a % of what your referrals referral earnJoin Now!
TellwutUSA, CanadaChoose from gift cards and merchandise for taking short polls and surveys. 4,000 points ($10) minimum balance required to request rewards.Earn 25 points per referralJoin Now!
TolunaWorldwideTake surveys for cash and gift cards. 15,000 points ($5) minimum account balance required to request rewardsEarn 500 points per referral.Join Now!
Univox CommunityWorldwideTake surveys in exchange for PayPal payments, Amazon e-gift cards or Virtual Visas. 2,500 point ($25) minimum required to request rewards.Get 100 points per referral ($1.00) once they complete one full survey or have been disqualified from 10 surveys.Join Now!
VIP VoiceUSA, CanadaTake surveys and get opportunities to win sweepstakes. Earn points if you’re in the USA, which can be used to bid on prizes.Refer a friend and get an entry into the Refer-a-Friend sweepstakes.Join Now!
YouGovUSA, Canada, most of EuropeTake (mostly) interesting political surveys and earn cash, gift cards, and more.Get 1000 points per referral (around $1). Earn more if they connect with their Facebook.account.Join Now!

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