Ordinarily people will walk the other way when you say the word survey. How about if I said earn money via doing them? Gotten your attention now. There are many survey sites and even apps out there that can earn you money or vouchers and coupons. These are my favourite four sites that I end up visiting each day.
Now I have been part of Prolific for around four to five months, as of when writing this, and I have had two payouts of around £25 each time.
The surveys are run put up by academics in research institutes, universities and other such places, for any of their research fields. These can range from questions of morality, memory, emotions, employability or many other fields. I even got paid to play an online game and answer a survey on how useful I thought it was as a tool for employers. Each survey shows how much you will be paid, how long the survey could take and how many people they require. Also most of these surveys will have a question or two that must be answered a certain way to make sure you are doing it correctly, so it is best not to rush mindlessly through these surveys.
The amounts you can be paid vary from 50 pence all the way to £5.
The reasons why I love Prolific so much is down to the fact you will not be screened out of a survey (unless it is a one per household survey), which if anyone has tried surveys can be frustrating. When you sign up you fill out a survey and you will only see surveys that you qualify for.
Surveys can appear on the site at anytime of the day however and often quickly get filled up, so it is always worth popping back onto the site just to check on it.
You can check out via Paypal at £5 but to avoid fees I would recommend waiting until you have over £20 in Prolific.
There are always plenty of surveys to do on iPoll, as new ones are added each day. Like Prolific, iPoll shows you the amount you will be paid and the time expected to complete the survey. Although there are no questions within the survey to ensure you are doing it correctly, you can be screened out of iPoll surveys due to not fitting the survey requirements, which can be frustrating.
One of the things that makes iPoll different is that it is also an app for your smartphone. The app and the site work separately from each other however, with the app dealing mainly in missions, in which you have to go to stores, take photos of certain things like display cases and answer questions. It has also done refunds of £1 when you have visited places like KFC and Costa, when you have opened the app, show you was there via location and receipt, and answered a few quick questions about why you went there.
There are multiple thresholds to reach on iPoll's rewards, you have the option of claiming giftcards for places like iTunes, Amazon, New Look, Marks & Spencer and Pizza Express. These can be reached with some of the lower thresholds but you can only get money once you have reached $50, which since we work in pounds will fluctuate but is usually around £35 and this is paid via Paypal. Once you have requested a payout you can be waiting around three to five weeks before the money will be payed into your Paypal account.
OnePoll has some of the shortest surveys which can be done in just a couple of minutes. Due to this each survey will only gain you 10 – 30 pence. It is also quite hard to be screened out of a survey with OnePoll, which is most likely due to their length, usually when it happens it is due to reaching it's quota of candidates.
Out of all survey sites OnePoll has the highest threshold of £40 before you are able to withdraw, so be prepared for the long haul. This is made easier however with them starting you with £2.50, their Refer a Friend scheme in which you will receive an extra 50 pence for each friend that joins (up to 10 people) and £1 when they reach £20 and £2.50 when they reach £40.
You can be paid via BACs or Paypal.
Mintvine works slightly differently compared to the previous survey sites.
Each survey has a number points attached to it instead of a direct money value. Once you have gathered 1000 points you can redeem your points for an e-gift-card to use at places like Amazon, Pizza Express and many others. You can also convert it to money to be paid via Paypal.
You can get screened out of these surveys as well, but some of the surveys will give you a small amount of points for your time and as an apology. These will be different depending on the survey but on average it seems to be 35 points.
Free points are given out daily via the Daily Poll on the home page, in which you just pick one of the options and they will give you 5 points.
Although there are other survey sites out there, these are the ones I currently use the most. I hope that you have enjoyed the post.