Why we like Prolific:

Straightforward, open internationally, consistent.

What it’s like taking surveys for them:

Powered by the University of Oxford and used by people around the world to conduct research, taking surveys with Prolific is simple. Simply log in to your user dashboard, and complete any studies listed that seem of interest. All studies list the approximate time they take to complete, along with the cash reward associated with them. If you encounter any issues with a study, you can easily contact the researcher in charge of the survey, via the platform. Note that you’ll receive more surveys if you take the time to complete the profile surveys located in your account. As well, many surveys are not mobile-friendly, so you may need access to a desktop computer to participate in some studies.

  • Prolific is UK-based, so cash payments are issued in GBP (Pounds). When your account reaches £5 (approx. $6.50 USD) in earnings, you may request a PayPal payment, which is typically issued within 48 hours. If you live outside the UK, PayPal can easily and automatically convert your payments into your local currency.
  • If you’re short on time, you may ‘pause’ surveys and return to them at a later time. Provided a paused study doesn’t close before you return to it, you can resume completing it when you have more time.
  • If you are looking for a path to quick earning paid surveys, complete the profilers (short surveys about you) located in your account; you won’t receive as many opportunities to complete surveys if you don’t fill these out.

Rewards offered:

PayPal payments, donations to charity.


Prolific is available in over 30 OECD countries.

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