Yes, this is an actual thing! I’ve done my fair share of research and due diligence on this topic, and I’ve found one website that has actually worked for me.
I-Say makes it extremely easy to set up an account and emails you once surveys are available. Your dashboard lists out surveys, along with estimated survey length and points to compensate you for your time.
So how much is 45 points? This essentially translates over to 45 cents. Not much. And if you spend 7 minutes on that survey, is this really worth your time? That’s for you to decide!
Personally, I’ve worked my way up to 25,000 points and exchanged them for a $25 Amazon gift card. You can start redeeming your points at 5,000 for $5 gift cards at a variety of vendors and stores. I can confirm that this site is a legitimate “survey for cash” website.
By no means is this a fast or efficient means to earn money, but if you have daily down time of one or two hours, why not? You can use the time you aimlessly browse Netflix or the internet and put that time into something like this.