I have said in previous reviews that I am a member of many survey sites, trying to make a little extra cash as I am sure we all want to do. After doing what seems like lots of surveys I haven't actually recieved payout from many as the payment threshold is usually too high.
Acop which stands for American Consumer Opinion Poll is one which I have received money from, all be it only a small amount.
It is easy to join, you give your details and then give a profile of yourself so that they can match to appropiate surveys, you then just wait to recieve an email asking you to make part in a survey. This is not dismilar to other sites, they all seem to operate like this.
The surveys are relatively short and you get paid in American dollars, which is converted into local currency when they send you a cheque. In 6 months I think I have done 4 surveys, each with a reward of 4 dollars. The payout threshold is also 4 dollars,so everytime I did a survey I put a request in for payout and about 3 weeks later received a cheque for about £2.50 (dependant on exchange rate at the time).
So although I have only received about £10 at least it is in my bank account and not in some survey account with an unobtainable payout threshold. I just wish they would send out more surveys as being a member of acop is never going to make anyone rich.
Acop stand for american consumer opinion. This site rewards its memers for taking part in online research. They reward there members for taking part in surveys. Earning by doing surveys is a great way to earn extra money.
Most people on the internet no that there are ways to earn from the internet whether it be earning vouchers to a high street shop or money. These days there seems to be a new website popping up everyday saying ways to earn on the internet but by completing online surveys it has to be the easiest way to earn on the internet. The idea of online surveys is an old one and a really good one.
To help businesses and services the acop collects information by giving out surveys to its members and then once completed the answers that are given are analysed with the other members answers and then given back to the business or service. Good thing is that your privacy is kept confidential by acop and is not shared with any other third party.
It may sound that businesses or services don't really care what the consumer thinks but they really do and indeed companies spend millions of pounds every year to find out what us the consumer thinks. They do as they want to no what we think and to see if there is any way of improving there service or product.
To sign up with the acop you have to do is sign up giving a few basic details. This was very easy and I was a member in seconds. You will need a email address which shouldn't be a problem as most people have one. You will need one as this is how they will communicate with you.
When a survey is avaliable from acop, they send you an email saying what the survey is about and how long roughly it should take to finish. To start the survey there is a link on the email, click on this link and the survey should begin. Before each survey there is always a screener to see if you are eligible to take part in the survey. The screener consists of questions such as age and what country you live in. Nothing to hard. If you are the target audience the survey is looking for then the survey will begin if your not it will end and say that you are not eliglble to take part in the survey. You earn normally between £2 or sometimes even £25 for a survey.
My problem with this site is that the surveys are very infrequent. Sometimes I don't even recieve one invitation a month, which is really bad. If I receive more surveys more often then this survey site would be a lot better. The surveys themselves are fun to do and reward well when they come. Surveys vary in how much they pay you but generally the longer they are the more you are rewarded for. Countries outside the Us and canda they send a cheque to you. To cash out you have to have at least 4 dollars in you account. This is a good thing with the site as it is a very low payout.
6 out of 10
Quite a bad rating only becuase of the frequency the surveys come.
Well, if you're reading this, then doubtless you've already tried many ways of making money online. You're a member of Dooyoo, and if you're as money grabbing a net geek as me, possibly Ciao and a few others too. Maybe your experiences have been good or bad, but hopefully you've made at least a small amount of cash.
And if you're not a member of Dooyoo, if you're reading this chances are you're still interested in making your internet connection pay for itself in some small way.
But, I'm sure you'll all agree, making money on Dooyoo takes time and effort. I've been here a few years now, and made a fair few bob in amazon vouchers, but writing reviews takes a lot of time, and sometimes I just don't have anything to write about .
Most of the reward schemes on the internet are small payers, with some of them taking ages to offer you anything after you've joined. You could sign up for them all and hope for the best, but you'd end up with an inbox full to the brim of spam, which will annoy you no end!
Well, today I'm going to talk about one survey site, and hopefully inspire some of you to maybe give it a chance. American Consumer Opinion is a website that send you a survey, you fill it out, and you get paid for it. The site is owned and operated by Decision Analyst, a company based in Texas, USA. It conducts on- line surveys for various companies, not just in the United States, but also around the world.
~~How does it work?~~
Basically it's to help the administrators to easily match each survey to the right kind of people, so that when a survey becomes available, they can make sure that you match the criteria needed. This site is free, and there are no sign up costs.
Once you've done this, sit back and wait. There is no instant gratification here, receiving a survey can take days, or weeks, or months . You have to show patience and allow them some time to find a survey that matches your interests. When a survey is found that you're suited to, they'll send you an invitation via e-mail to login and complete a screener, which takes just a few minutes, to double check that your consumer preferences, demographics, and so forth match the requirements for the survey. If they do, you'll be asked to complete the full survey.
There are two kinds of rewards for taking part. If you answer the short qualifier (whether or not you're eligible for the survey) you'll be entered into a prize draw, with prizes anything from £5 to £100
If you pass the screening and complete the qualifying survey, you will receive a payment of anything from a few quid up to £20. A couple of years ago, the site used to pay in dollars, which was pain in the bum. However, they now pay in pounds (you need a minimum of £2 to get paid) which is much easier .
The payment is sent as a cheque, no vouchers that limit you to buying stuff from a few dull high street stores. And no waiting months to build up a large amount before you can claim. Although the cheques sometimes take a little while to arrive, they always DO turn up.
~~Site layout and design~~
The site is rather smart and classy, in black and gold colours, and all areas are clearly located and easy to find. The site is also fast to use, and pages load quickly without any stalling.
I've been signed up now for three years for a year and have received several surveys, earning myself about £110, which while not a huge amount isn't bad for just giving a few minutes of my time .The surveys have generally been within the ten minute completion range (this may vary if you are on dial up) although I did have one that took about half an hour.
Payments have all arrived, and always accompanied by a nice thank you letter, an unnecessary but very nice touch on their part.
You won't get rich quick, but you will get decent reward for any surveys you complete, and prompt reliable payment. The surveys are a bit few and far between in comparison to many other sites, sometimes I can go months without getting any - however, this may depend on your interests and age etc, as to what surveys you get sent . Overall, I like the site very much - its a little more free money for not doing very much at all .
Four stars from me - knocking one off because I'd like to receive more surveys!
The address again: www.acop.com
Thanks for reading.
American Consumer Opinion is one of the survey sites that I joined mid last year while trying out various survey sites.
The site is free to join and is open to all members i.e international members too.
Once you register, you receive a confirmation email which is to verify your email address.
You then complete your profile on the site as this is used to match you to future surveys.
Then you just have to wait for emails to arrive but unfortunately with ACOP, these are rather few and in my region and with my profile, very few!
Each email you get notifies you of the survey length and how much you will be paid for it. Previously payments would be mailed to you via cheque when you completed the survey but in December the site sent out an email saying payments would now be added to the user's account, then one can cash out when they decide to.. You can log onto your account on the site and 'Request Cashout' from the option provided.
Payment is made via cheque in your local currency (minimum £2 in ££s) and this is sent to your postal address.
Since joining mid last year, I have been paid just £2 for completing one survey. A couple other surveys I have not qualified for and have since received no surveys.
I wouldn't recommend this one, maybe US members get more surveys since it's American but not UK or international members...
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For those who wish to make a little extra money online acop.com may have been referred to when Internet searching. ACOP stands for American Consumer Opinion Panel. The company is owned and operated by Decision Analyst Inc, an international marketing research firm with headquarters in Dallas-Forth Worth, USA. It is a website that, in theory, pays members for participating in online opinion surveys. People can join the site free of charge from around the globe.
--------Joining the site--------
Registering with the site is simple enough. Go to the homepage and click Registration on the left hand side. You have to confirm the following details: country of residence, relationship status, gender, mailing address, phone number, email address, password, where you access internet, hours per week on internet, connection speed, date of birth, type of dwelling, education completed, language spoken, employment status, occupation, and record other members of your household. Only one person per household can join. Joining in total should take between 5 to 10 minutes, and they will send an email confirming that you are now a member.
--------The site itself--------
Apparently you can make between $4 and $50 for completed surveys. There is no specific member area on the website, just the opportunity to update or delete your account. Doing the latter seems the better option, as I am about to explain.
This is a market research site that unfortunately I cannot recommend others to join. As a member for some 26 months or so, I have never successfully completed a paid to participate in survey (they never send any). My membership as such is completely worthless. The only emails sent seem to either be Happy Birthday or Happy Holidays (i.e. Christmas and New Year) from Vice President, Anne Parks.
Nonetheless some people must have had some success with ACOP since here on dooyoo and other websites, members of the site state how they have received cheques and prizes. It is just a real shame that I have not had similar luck, and accordingly must give the website a very poor rating if I could it would get 0 out of five stars. If you want to join a survey site then this is not one to bother with.
Decision Analyst, Inc.
604 Ave H East
Online marketing through websites has been and continues to be a growing phenomenon and I for one am a member of over a dozen websites who pay me for my time and effort given to them on evaluating, commenting on and testing their products. Some of these sites are pretty poor and do not live up to their expectations, some are exactly what they are and others are definitely a cut above the rest.
American Consumer Opinion or ACOP for short is one of those sites where I am a member and over the past few years I have been lucky in that I have received over £200 from them for taking a few surveys on their behalf. So who are they?
ACOP are as I have mentioned a major marketing research firm whose headquarters are located in Dallas, Texas. They attract consumers worldwide, so despite being an American company it doesnt mean you have to be American or live in America to be a member, in fact you can live in China, France, the Netherlands or the UK, to name a few, to become a member.
ACOP can be found at their Website address which is www.acop.com. The website itself isnt as
Well put together or as interactive as some market research websites but it does contain everything you would need to know about the company, who they are, what they do, what they expect of their members, benefits of joining and most importantly how to join!
So the homepage is a lot of white, yellow and black colours with the main links being found on the left hand side of the screen and they are:
--> Join - Within this section there are two hyperlinks the first being information which
tells who you ACOP are, what they do, how to join and members benefits. At the bottom of the screen you will see the name Anne Parks; it is her name you will see on the surveys when they hit your inbox. The second part is simply titled Registration and you can join up here without reading the information section.
--> Members ~ This section is for members who can log in and update or delete your details should you feel you need to, there is a Fun survey section which consists of a few questions on a huge array of subject matters for you to answer, previous survey results is a collaboration of the results taken from the last surveys and there is usually a graph of the answers and finally in this section is a links section which gives you links to lots of different American websites in a whole load of categories.
--> Affiliates within this section there are again two different options to look at. Firstly there is information which will give you a brief but detailed insight into their affiliate guidelines and registration which tells you how to join their affiliates guide which is extremely detailed.
So after reading everything there is to read on this website you want to join. This is a really easy task and you simply click on the Registration link found on the left hand side of the screen and complete the few simple questions over a series of pages which range from where you live, who you are, what your address is, supply an email address and you will also be asked about your computer capabilities which everyone these days deem important. After submitting your application it will take a few minutes for a link to be sent back to you welcoming you to ACOP. Please note that you are only one member per household as a member.
Surveys from ACOP are invites by email from Anne Parks. The surveys cannot be accessed via their website so the email will always contain the link. Since being a member I have found that there has never been a reason to respond to ACOP surveys immediately as they keep them open for a few days, unlike other sites who say they are open for a limited time or open until they get the required number of applicants.
Once you click on the link found within the email you will always be asked you to log on with your Christian name and chosen password before you are taken through to the survey. You then get asked a series of 5 or 6 questions, and your responses at this stage will determine whether you will qualify for the main survey. If you dont qualify, then they very politely thank you for your time and tell you that if you have qualified you will hear from them in the next 2 to 3 days. I have always qualified for every survey with ACOP and in some respects I think I am lucky because people who I know are members have yet to qualify for a survey.
Before you begin the main survey, you will be told how much you will earn and how long it will take. All the surveys I have taken for them have been easy and quick to do with pages loading very quickly. If you do not get past the pre-screener questions then you will be entered into a prize draw of 48 x £10 cheques just for responding.
I joined just over two years ago after reading a review about them on Ciao and I have to say that I have been fairly lucky with the amount of surveys I have had from them. The surveys I have had from them have ranged in subject matter from health and beauty, computers, bottled water and theme parks to name a few and to date I have earned £200 for a few clicks of the button, other people have earned a lot less, so I guess you have to be one of the lucky few who qualify for a lot of the surveys.
The rewards for taking their surveys are paid out in sterling cheques. The one good thing about ACOP is that you dont need to build up a lot of points; instead they pay out after each and every individual survey. Cheques are posted to your home address within approximately 6 to 8 weeks after taking the survey, along with a nice letter from Anne Parks (Vice President of ACOP) thanking your for taking part in that survey. The letter will always quote the code of the survey you have taken and I think it is nice that they bother send you a thank you letter with your cheque, in fact the fact they actually send the cheque is a bonus.
For those people who do become members, the name Anne Parks will become very familiar to you because not only is her name on every letter and email you will receive but she also runs customer service, and any queries Ive had have been dealt with quickly and effectively with an email from Anne Parks. They guarantee your privacy and all personal information you provide on the registration form and on subsequent surveys are kept strictly confidential. There is no referral programme in operation but that is because anyone can sign up, providing someone else in their household is not already a member.
So after everything you have read about ACOP are they worth joining? Well it is free to join, the surveys are often sporadic but they do exist, even if you do not qualify for a survey you are still entered into a prize draw to win money and if you do win you are guaranteed a cheque for the exact amount quoted to you in the email and finally the cheque always arrives. SO whilst not being the most active consumer website in the world offering you a lot of opportunities weekly to earn money, they are worth being a member of just in case you get an email from them to take part in a current research project. It really is minimal effort for what might earn you a few extra pounds.
So yes I do recommend them on that basis, but please remember that they will not send you emails numerous times a week unlike other sites.
- > Extra INFORMATION < -
Ms. Anne Parks - Vice President
Decision Analyst Inc
604 Ave H East
Phone Number: 1-800-262-5974
American Consumer Opinion Panel (which I'm going to shorten to ACOP straightway - for both ease of typing and reading) is another paying survey site. ACOP is owned and operated by Decision Analyst Inc. an international marketing research firm in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Membership of their panel is free and in return they offer paid survey work to their members.
** WEBSITE **
Website address is www.acop.com. Please don't be put off by the American slant to their name - membership is available to all nationalities and non US residents. Their website offers links to French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese translated pages. It's a fairly dull looking website - not particularly impressive, but it does give you the basics of what you need to know. The FAQ section and the privacy policies are particularly impressive. It's a plain white background with black and yellow text. Main options are:
~ Join ~ Information (background on ACOP) and Registration (Sign up link)
~ Members ~ Update or delete your details / Fun survey section / Previous survey results.
There are some fun surveys on their home page but there is no reward on offer for taking part. They are mostly trivial questions with an American slant - often with no suitable categories or answers for other nationalities.
** REWARDS **
Rewards for taking their surveys are paid out in sterling cheques. You don't need to build up silly points with this survey company - they pay out after each and every individual survey. Cheques are posted to your home address within approximately 6 to 8 weeks after taking the survey, along with a nice letter from Anne Parks (Vice President of ACOP) thanking your for taking part. The letter quotes the code of the survey you have taken, so you can match it up in any records you may keep. However, the lack of work means you can usually work out which survey it relates to fairly easily.
In the past, they paid out in American Express Dollar Gift Cheques, which were always a bit of hassle to try and cash, but ACOP have now been replaced these with sterling cheques, making it far easier to take part.
** REGISTRATION **
Only one applicant per household is allowed. On the home page click on the Registration link which will take you to the recruitment form. It's a simple and quick series of questions - name, address, telephone number, age, sex and email address. They ask a further series of questions on your internet connection and computer capabilities. A quick question on your job and household members, you choose your own password and you're done. The registration process takes less than 10 minutes to complete, and you then get an email confirming your membership with them. Once registered, there is no specific members area on their website. You can update or delete your membership but that's about it.
** SURVEYS **
ACOP send survey invites by email from Anne Parks. The surveys cannot be accessed via their website so the email will contain the link. There is never a mad frantic rush to respond to ACOP surveys as they keep them open for at least three days, so no worries about early closure as they have already got enough replies. The email always says "We have a survey coming up and would like you to answer a few screening questions. It will only take two or three minutes. Please respond within the next three days."
Once you click on the link, the first page will always ask you to log on with your christian name and chosen password before you're taken through to the survey. You then get asked a series of 5 or 6 questions, and your responses at this stage will ascertain whether you qualify for the main survey. If you don't qualify, then they very politely thank you for your time and tell you that if you have qualified you will hear from them in the next 2 to 3 days. Basically, I reckon this is a nice way of telling you that you haven't qualified. In my experience, if you answer the first 5 or 6 questions with the answers they're looking for, you get taken through to the main survey immediately.
Before you begin the main survey, they will tell you how much you will earn and how long it will take. All the surveys I have undertaken for them have been easy and quick to do with pages loading quickly and easily. To date, I have not come across any technical errors in any of their surveys.
If you do fall at the first fence and not get past the pre-screener questions, they then enter you in a prize draw of 48 x £10 cheques just for responding. And the even better news is that this survey company does actually pay out on their prize draws. I got a £10 out of the blue in the post one day. Most impressive, as this is the first time I have ever received any so called prize draw winnings in over two years of excessive survey work !
I joined over five years ago and I've had a fairly sporadic stream of survey invites, a lot of which I haven't qualified for. I tend to receive quite a lot of surveys on new beauty/makup products from them, but I have completed other surveys on things like charity Christmas card designs and laptop computers. All in all, I have earned about £30 odd quid through them, for minimal input and effort over the last couple of years.
** CUSTOMER SUPPORT **
Anne Parks runs customer service, and any queries I've had have been dealt with quickly and effectively. They guarantee your privacy and all personal information you provide on the registration form and on subsequent surveys is kept strictly confidential. There is no referral programme in operation.
** CONCLUSION **
It's great that ACOP pay out after each individual survey, so you don't have to wait ages and build up a minimum points level like a lot of other survey companies. However, as usual, there is rather a lack of work, and on average about one survey every six months or so. Their pre-screener questions are rather stringent and more often than not you will fall at the first fence. However, you do get that free prize draw entry, and this site actually do pay out on their prize draws. If you do qualify for the full survey with ACOP, they pay well. Most surveys take next to no time, and you get a cheque within 6 to 8 weeks of completing it.
Recommended - but don't expect miracles.
** FURTHER INFORMATION **
Ms. Anne Parks - Vice President
Decision Analyst Inc
604 Ave H East
Phone Number: 1-800-262-5974
I've been a member of this site for about 4 or 5 months now, I get an email from them every 2 or 3 weeks saying there's a survey live. When you click on the link in the email you get taken to the survey page, where you enter your name and email address in order to start the screening questions. ACOP isn't bothered who in your family take their surveys, and they'll normally tell you that the female in your household should take a survey, or the main computer user or what ever. The screening questions take about 1 - 2 mins to complete, and if you qualify you take the survey straight away. I have only ever failed to qualify for a survey once or twice, and if you fail, you are entered into a draw for some consolation $'s. I've done about 8 surveys now, most of which are concerned with my views on potential advertizing campaigns for products like HP Printer Photo Paper to Herbal Essences Shampoo. The surveys are usually multiple choice. You examine the potential advertising campaign, then answer questions while it is fresh in your head. Some surveys involve typing answers in. But in general, there's just a lot of tick boxes and radio buttons to blast through. I'd say the survey's normally take me 5mins to complete now. So far I've recieved 6 x $10 gift cheques, and it seems now like every couple of weeks I get a cheque through the post. These are American Express Gift cheques, and as such are used identically to American Express Travellers Cheques. They can be used anywhere that will take travellers cheques or cashed in at an AMEX strore (If you are very lucky enough to have a store near you!) I've checked with the foreign exchange till at my local barclays bank, and they'd be happy to exchange them too. ACOP is now experimenting with alternate payment systems too, PayPal being one of them. I think maybe, as the site begins to trust your opinions you get more invitations, and possibl
y bigger surveys awarding $40 or more. But I've yet to see that. This site is the only one I've seen that lives up to it's promises to pay out money. GoZing surveys got me $4 in about 1 year. Various other sites have made me pennies. But Mrs Anne Parks of ACOP seems to send me 10 bucks every couple of weeks now, for me spending 5 mins of my time answering enjoyable questions. As soon as I have $100, I'm gonna cash my cheques in, and have a damn good night out in town, free of charge. Thank you Anne Parks!!! ------------------ Added 2/10/03 I wrote this review in late august. 2 months have passed since then and I haven't recieved a single survey invitation from APOC.com since then. Money earned from this site has totally dried up.
The American Consumer Opinions Panel (ACOP from now onwards!) is actually the very first survey site I found around 2/3 years ago although my membership completely lapsed when I changed ISP and lost my old email addresses. A year ago I re-found them, signed up again under a different username and promptly ended up with $60 in American Express gift cheques on my doormat within 2 months. How or why I ended up with these is anyone's guess because there was nothing to say why in the envelopes(one for each $10 gift cheque) and nothing on the site, but who cares right? lol I wasn't going to argue. Since then I've received more surveys from the site and more $10 gift cheques as a result. Kinda cool seeing how little you actually have to do to receive them so I thought I'd share the site with you... Firstly, forget the name because the site does NOT just cater for an American audience although as it is based there I would assume their focus is more on that region. They are however, open to participants worldwide and I for one can vouch that they do actually send out surveys to international members(I swear some others say they are open internationally when in fact they have no international clients) and do cough up with the cash once you have earned it as well. It's a somewhat odd means of payment but there ya go, money is money even if it does come in a strange gift cheque with a dollar amount on the face! Just in case any of you are completely naive about all things paid survey based the principle this site and others work along is this: they send you emails inviting you to answer an online survey(you tick boxes and occasionally write something very brief in reply to questions), you do so and they send you cash in one form or another when they have verified you actually bothered doing it properly. Simple really, as I said, money for old rope and £6 for 10-15 minutes opinionating isn't to be sniffed at is it? How Do I G
et Involved? Just toddle along to the site, click the ?Join? link and fill out a bunch of probing demographic details. This is the boring bit. You may feel a little uncomfortable over some of the questions asked(I never have) but you can rest assured that all of this remains totally private and is never passed on to either clients of the company or other third party companies. ACOP uses the details you have supplied to target surveys as those who fit their client's demographic requirements but that's as far as it goes, your details are safe. You'll also not find yourself bombarded with spam etc. they only want your details for the reasons mentioned and it's not in their interests to screw over their clients! You'll also need to(and this is important!) provide a VALID email address when you sign up and it has to be one you check regularly or you'll not get the invites. What now? You sit back on your rapidly growing butt(well mine is) and wait. OK, you don't wait, you just carry on about you normal business and in a few days or a few months a survey invitation with arrive in your inbox. This is why you need a valid email address, without it, you'll not be able to take part! All survey companies send out *time sensitive surveys* as well so if you don't check regularly you'll find the date for completion has expired. That's why it needs to be an addy you check regularly. Basically, you snooze, you lose! So don't snooze, but don't sit there expecting surveys to come flooding in either because they won't. One a month is good going from ACOP. If you expect any more then you'll be disappointed. So what are the surveys like? Well, they can be on all kinds of subjects and come in all kinds of formats. I tend to find ACOP sends out traditional surveys of the tickbox format as opposed so some of the other sites which often send out movie trailers for evaluation
etc. Generally a survey here will take you 10-15 minutes although there are longer ones and you'll be paid more if it's a very long one. All mine have been $10 surveys which can't be sniffed at for 15 mins of answering questions. ACOP's surveys are nicely laid out and 'painless' and very professional. I've never had a problem completing one of their surveys due to technical errors etc. How do I get paid? As I said, you get paid in American Express gift cheques which I assume you just cash in at an American Express office or foreign exchange thingumy over here seeing as they are in dollars. Personally I visit the US a lot and they go with me and get paid straight over the counter but most of you will be taking a trip out to change them into British squids. You get paid on completion of surveys you qualify for(some are unpaid screeners to see if you fit a more detailed demographic for a later paying survey) and there are also prize draws on site for various cash mounts each month...which is where I assume my stray $60 came from! Payment is $4-$25 apparently dependent upon the length of the survey but mine have always been $10 each. Maybe it's different if you're in the US. The GCs take a while to arrive but arrive they *do* arrive so no complaints there. ...and the catch is? There isn't one. Well maybe that you get gift cheques and need to cash them in at a bureau de change or something but otherwise, no catch, no complaints. Verdict Again, no giving up the day job by signing up with ACOP, no getting rich quick but a few extra pennies in your pocket for doing very little at all. Hey where else can you earn the equivalent of $40-$60 an hour(do the maths) from sitting on your butt in front of a monitor with half an eye on Eastenders(or whatever your televisual poison may be)? I like this site, a few more regular surveys would be nice but they do pay well so i
t's easy to let them off for being a little slow to send the cash(it is coming from Texas after all) and for not being hugey prolific with the amount of surveys they do send. If you sign up for the site and expect to be flooded by cash earning surveys you'll be disappointed, it doesn't work like that, but you will get some(5 or 6 a year I qualify for - I get more short screeners though so you may be luckier) and you will get paid. Can't say fairer than that. That address again? http://www.acop.com Want more like this? Visit: http://www.geocities.com/lazycatsurveys for many more international paid surveys.
To put it simply, American Consumer Opinion (or ACOP for short) really works. It's not going to make you a millionaire, you won't be able to give up work, and you probably won't be able to buy a new car unless you do this for a very very very long time. However, it's an enjoyable way of earning a few bucks for something that I for one find quite enjoyable. If you like surveys, and don't mind putting a little effort in once in a while, read on to find out more. If you would rather spend your £100 joining a get-rich-quick program, you can always send it to me instead. I'm a very worthy cause, honest! I joined ACOP alongside many many other "make money on the Internet" programs over a year ago now, as things weren't so good on the bank balance front. Most programs I still have yet to earn even a dollar from, but I was somewhat surprised with what happened with ACOP. I received a screening survey for a survey they were conducting on electronics. Then a couple of days later came an offer in my inbox to join a survey that would be worth $10. So I did, it took about 15 minutes and to be honest thought they would probably send me a cheque it would cost me a fortune to cash, and completely forgot about it. Until a couple of weeks later I got a phone call at work from my partner at home to tell me a letter had arrived for me from Dallas. I thought it was junk mail, it wouldn't have been the first time I'd have received junk mail from abroad, so thought nothing of it. Imagine my surprise when getting home I opened the envelope, and yes you guessed it, it was from a nice lady called Anne Parks at ACOP thanking me for taking part in the survey and enclosing a $10 American Express Voucher. I really wasn't expecting it, and I think I was more excited that I actually had something nice arrive that wasn't a bill. Believe it or not, it wasn't so important that it was $10 but more that I had
earned that money, it was a bit like winning a prize and I was all excited! ~ It all sounds so easy ~ Yes, it is, if you like surveys or marketing questionnaires. I know that not everyone does, but if you do, companies are prepared to pay for your thoughts and opinions. Some are more work than others, but they still don't take up too much of your time. In between surveys you may get invites to do short surveys to update your information on their site and screening questionnaires to find participants for upcoming surveys. ~ What kinds of surveys are there? ~ I've had mostly surveys on electronics, and one thing they offered was to come up with a product name for a new drink. They gave you a description and paid you $20 for your suggestions. Not strictly a survey, but we had a fun half hour coming up with names for that one! ~ You mention dollars, but I live in the UK! ~ There is no problem with international membership, although I wonder how many more survey invites I would get if I lived in the US... They pay using American Express Gift Vouchers, which you can use one of two ways (1) Take them to your local Amex or foreign exchange counter and change them into your local currency, or (2) If you're going on holiday to the US take them with you and you can use them to buy goods over the counter directly, thus avoiding changing them into cash at all. I'm saving mine for my next US vacation! ~ Can I make referrals? ~ Sadly you can make recommendations but you don't get any money for these, unlike some sites. Unless you own your own website and sign up as an affiliate. You then earn 30 cents for each new person that signs up, but they say they pay by US cheque in US dollars. I suspect they would pay by real cheque rather than Travellers' Cheque, which is why I never bothered to sign up. However, there's nothing to stop you recommending it to people you know so they can get some money too, eve
n if you don't stand to gain financially! ~ What can I earn? ~ Well I've told you what I have earned. They say that all registered members participate in a monthly draw for $250, but I've never won anything from this. Answering their screening questionnaire should also enter you in a draw. Their site says that surveys can generate between $4 and $25, "depending upon the length of the questionnaire and the time it takes to complete it". With one exception, I've earned $10 a time for fairly short questionnaires. ~ How often do they pay out ~ They pay out after every survey you complete, not saving it up in an account like other companies. Obviously it takes some time for mail to reach the UK from Dallas but you can usually expect payment 2-3 weeks after you've done the survey, unless they tell you otherwise on the site or the survey itself. Since their gift vouchers thus far have arrived in $10 denominations, I suspect in the UK we're limited to those surveys that would pay you $10 or $20, rather than the £4 or $25 ones, since they would be difficult to pay in gift vouchers but I could be wrong, it's just a thought... Payment for prize draws are sent within 4 weeks, which could mean you getting something pretty much out of the blue here in the UK. For privacy they do not publish winners names on the site, but equally it doesn't say whether or not you are informed by email first. Would be interested to hear from anyone who has won something how this works, or if you just get some money in the post! ~ Who can join? ~ They say that anyone can join. They welcome participants from all over the world, and we know for a fact the UK is OK. In fact, their website (www.acop.com) is available in 8 different languages, including Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish etc. However, they do say that membership of the scheme is limited to one per household and they will refuse membership from extra appli
cations, I'm not entirely sure how accurate that is though, but you're probably safest not to chance everyone joining up in the same house! ~Other things ~ They have one of the most helpful FAQs I've seen, explaining clearly how it works, who can join etc, and will generally get back to you on any email queries pretty promptly. They also offer a number of 'fun surveys' on their site which you don't get any recompense for, they're just, erm, fun! So to recap, if you like: a) Filling out surveys b) Earning a bit extra money And don't mind: a) Having to pop to the travel counter to change some money up once in a while b) Having to stay at work until you win the Lottery c) Doing the occasional survey Then joining ACOP could be for you :o)
American Consumer Opinion is, as the name suggests, an American company that pays you to do surveys. The process is very simple. Just register and then sit back and wait for the e-mails from them. They are open to International registration and have a broad based membership. Registration -------------- Click on the registration link and then click on the link “Outside USA”. The registration process does take a bit of time as they ask numerous questions including the names of all other members in your household, gender etc etc. Once you have completed this you will receive e-mail with a URL. Click on the URL and you will then be prompted to enter your e-mail address to finalize the registration process. You are now a member and are ready to receive e-mails from them. Earning Potential --------------------- You will be sent emails periodically containing a screener (short questionnaire) or a survey to complete. Each e-mail will contain a URL and once clicked will take you to the screener or survey page. In the case of the screener this will be a very short survey asking a few questions. You do not earn anything directly by doing a screener. Instead your name is entered into a monthly drawing for cash awards. In the case of the survey you will be taken to another page and you will need to answer all the questions. The surveys make consist of many pages and can take anywhere between 5 minutes to 20 minutes to complete. On average it should not take more than 10 minutes. Make sure you complete the screeners because even though they don’t pay physical cash they will help you get more paying surveys, in the future. You are paid anything between US$4.00 to US$25.00 per survey. The actual payment will depend on the length of the survey. You will be notified, by e-mail, how much you have earned once you have completed each survey. On average you should expect to receive US$
10.00 per survey. As an international member they have indicated that you could expect a minimum of one survey a month. Occasionally it could be two or three a month. If this is the case then the earning potential is quite good. All payments are sent out every four weeks, despite the amount you have earned. Your cheque will be sent in the form of American Express Gift. This is ideal because cashing these cheques does not involve very high bank charges. My overall impression is that this looks pretty good. We would have the watch the overall performance over a period of time and see if they will be able to maintain the minimum one survey per month. I personally think that this one is very worthwhile giving a go. After all the only time you waste is for the registration process. After that you just have to sit back and wait until you receive your first survey. There’s really nothing to lose. American Consumer Opinion is accessible at: www.acop.com
Some Dooyooers have already been paid by aCop and it sounds quite lucrative. One person said that they had received $10 (about £6) for filling out a drinks survey. This is an American Consumer Opinion site that claims to have a worlwide network of participants. Joining up is much like signing up for anything else. Just fill in the form making sure you enter your correct address details so that you can get paid. Membership is free and you will be automatically entered into monthly draws for $250 cash. Each time you fill out a survey form you will receive cash, gifts, free samples or chances to win cash prizes. There is a list of cash prize winners on the site. It seems that UK members really do get paid from this site, although I believe it takes at least 21 days as the site is US based. It's worth joining up and trying this out, I have!
I filled in a survey for this American opinion company to test whether opinions really pay. It was a survey on a popular liquor and to be honest I did not think I would get any money but a month later I received a gift voucher redeemable in the UK for $10. $10 is only about £6 but for under half an hours work it is well worth it. Acop seem very willing to answer queries regarding their service and were always reasonably quick in responding to submitted enquiries. I am very pleased with this service and will continue to participate in surveys by the company as long as they ask me.
American site, that pays cash($) and entry in prize draws for good prizes. You can also get free products, but as this is an American survey site, these will almost always not come your way. The main part of reimbursement for the time to do surveys here is prize entry, and the prizes are very good, with sometimes lost of them. not that I've won anything yet, but you live in hope... I guess compared to something like globaltestmarket this isn't as good for UK people, as it is a US site and mainly prizes rather than paying hard cash or credits which can be redeemed for products online. But if you are into this kind of thing, it's a useful addition to your portfolio.