One of the best ways to make money online in Ireland is by taking surveys for money. Taking surveys to make money is something anyone with internet access and a few spare minutes a day can do. We spend a lot of time in Ireland, so taking Irish surveys online helps give us a few extra euro to fund our visits.
When some friends asked about the best ways to make extra money from Ireland, I told them they should definitely check out the online surveys Ireland has to offer.
While you definitely won’t get rich taking paid surveys, you can earn a few extra euro (or US dollars – some international surveys pay in USD) while you’re at home or waiting for an appointment.
So without further ado, here is my list (from my own experience and research) of the top surveys to make money in Ireland.
The Best Surveys for Money in Ireland
IrishOpinions is the Irish arm of the worldwide online survey company, Valued Opinions. Owned by ResearchNow, IrishOpinions is the most reliable online survey site in Ireland according to reviews. You can earn up to €5 per survey and cash out for vouchers from Tesco, Easons, Boots, Debenhams, TK. Maxx and more. I love that you can get Tesco vouchers, as I try to use my survey earnings to save money on essentials, so this really helps the budget.
MySurvey is another international survey site with a presence in Ireland. The best thing about Mysurvey is you can sign in with your Facebook account, making joining super simple. MySurvey has a rewards catalogue, so you can choose items from the catalogue, or choose to redeem vouchers from Amazon.co.uk or even to cash out with Paypal.
Whilst Swagbucks isn’t a direct survey site, it does run surveys on occasion. There are myriad other ways to earn points (called SB) on Swagbucks in Ireland including watching videos, playing games and using the Swagbucks search engine. I have a more detailed Swagbucks review here or click the button to join now.
Toluna offers another option for those wanting to take surveys for money in Ireland. Slightly different from other offerings, Toluna lets users interact as a community, take polls, ask and answer questions as well as take online surveys. You can sign up to Toluna with your Facebook account as well.
5. Red C Live
Red C Live is the online survey platform for Red C Research, a research firm based in Dublin. They promise you’ll earn €1 for every 5 minutes of your time. The minimum payout amount is €50, so you’ll have to earn 50 points before you are paid your reward. This is quite a high threshold compared to other survey companies who allow you to cash out with a lesser amount, but the payout is higher than most, so it’s definitely worth the effort if you have the time to put into it.
Quick tips for survey success:
Sign up for more than one survey company
In order to earn money from surveys, it’s definitely worth signing up for at least three online survey sites – (start with IrishOpinions, MySurvey and Swagbucks). That way, you’ll have more surveys to choose from.
Open a dedicated email account
I’ve mentioned about that some paid survey sites in Ireland allow you to log in with Facebook which definitely makes the process easier, however, I really do recommend you open an entirely new email account just for paid surveys. Why? Well, the number of emails can become overwhelming, especially if you register with multiple survey sites.
Having a dedicated survey email account, means you can check your email when you have the to complete a survey and do it at your own pace. Otherwise, the constant notifications might drive you bonkers.
Complete your profile
Fill in your profile with as much detail as possible. A complete profile is worth more to a market research firm than a vague name and email address, and will likely see you offered more surveys. It takes some time, but if you can earn a couple hundred euro a year completing surveys, it’s worth it.
Lastly, remember taking surveys isn’t a way to replace your income, but it can definitely supplement it. Sign up to a few of the online surveys for money Ireland has available to maximise your chances of success.