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I'm a member of a few survey sites but I only really have time for a couple of them.
I've been using Crowdology for a few months and quite like it due to how quick the surveys are to complete.
I usually get sent around 4 or 5 surveys in quick succession of each other then get nothing for a few weeks. Most of the surveys available to me are sent to me as an email link so that I can easily click and then complete the survey.
Most surveys only pay around 15 - 30 pence, but they literally take two minutes to complete. So far I've not had any longer surveys from Crowdology.
I've been accepted for all the surveys I've had sent, but I think this is due to the nature of their surveys. Rather than targeting a certain group and asking a set of questions, these surveys ask you to list as many things as you can in a certain category. For example, 'name as many Roald Dahl children's books as you can', you then list as many as you can in the time given. If you don't know any you can pass. Most surveys ask about three questions like this, and that's it.
Of all the surveys I have completed (around 15) they have all been in this format. As such, I actually enjoy these surveys as opossed to the absolute tedium that is normally involved in surveys I fill in for other sites. Like I said they only normally take two minutes to complete.
The payment threshold for Crowdology is £4, which you receive via Paypal, once you decide to withdraw it. It took me a few months to reach this amount so I'd say the potential earnings on Crowdology are about £15 per year. Obviously not a lot, but if the surveys are quick and enjoyable then I may as well continue to complete them as and when they are sent to me.
I requested a payment a few weeks ago and it was in my Paypal instantly.
Over all, an easy to use site which can earn you a few quid without the boredom that can come with other survey websites.
This site may have paid out in the past but now they are a complete waste of time now. I have been completing surveys with them for sometime but for the past 4 - 5 months the surveys and rewards haven't even appeared in my account. I have emailed several times but got no response, without the points showing I can't even submit a claim for payment. Don't waste your time. One star given as there is no option to give none!
I have been a member of crowdology for 2-3 years now and since then I have earned 15 pounds. The surveys are limited to a certain number of people, so whenever I get an email, I try to take the survey as soon as possible. I receive a survey invitation about 3-4 times a month.
The survey amounts vary from 10p to over 2 pounds, though personally 1.50 was the highest I was offered. It doesn't take long to fill out the survey and the screening questions are very short, thus you are not wasting 20 minutes answering questions to then be screened out.
The great thing about Crowdology is that it doesn't pay in vouchers but money, which they transfer to your paypal account. Although it took me a while to withdraw the money, eventually it worked without problems and the money was transferred in 2 lots. Having read other user comments it seems the website has technical problems from time to time when you want to withdraw money - I had to keep trying for a few days before the transfer worked, but since then I've not had problems and have been offered more surveys since I withdrew the balance as well.
In short, this is a great survey site if you are fast enough to do the surveys before the maximum number of people is reached.
Over the years I have registered with a lot of survey companies who promise to unindate you with surveys. I have either become quickly bored of them or I dont receive any surveys for months and I soon forget about them and lose interest.
I signed up to Crowdology in December through another review I had seen and I am very impressed. Within a couple of days I had two invitations by email but you have to be really quick as they go very quickly. Only a set number of people are allowed access to the survey and as soon as that number is reached the survey closed.
I quickly realised this when the two surveys one paying £2.32 and the other in the region of £0.40. I was too late to access these.
But few days later I received another invite for £2.32 I quickly responded not wanting to make the same mistake. The survey said it would take 30 minutes which I thought was a long time but was a very interesting survey asking you to watch adverts and other visuals and rate.
At the end of the survey the money is desposited to you straight away. Although you do have to wait until you reach the minimum threshold of £4.00. I have almost reached that and only completed three surveys in three weeks. So you dont need to wait long to build up.
You will not make lots of money, but a good little side earner.
If you've read previous reviews of mine, you might know that I'm a member of quite a few survey sites as part of my bid to get vouchers and cash to ease the costs of Christmas and birthdays in particular. I came across Crowdology on the MoneySavingExpert website and decided to give it a shot.
You're paid in cash through Paypal, and the withdrawal is £4 so it shouldn't take too long before you can request a payout. On average, I get survey invitations through my email every few days, although on some weeks I only get around one invitation per week. Each surveys tends to offer me something in the region of 40p, which sounds low but their surveys tend to take a matter of minutes (10 minutes is the most that I've ever spent on a Crowdology survey) and don't take up much of my time. Since signing up a couple of months ago, I've had two payouts (one at £6 and one at £4) and am very close to a third . I've had almost £24 from them since joining (see the following section for more information on where the other £10 came from).
The Paypal payments have arrived in my Paypal account the same day as being requested and in most cases, they've arrived within the hour. This is pretty impressive as I've known some companies to take over a week to send a Paypal payment (and some even longer than this). I've never been charged a fee so what I've requested is quite literally what I've then received. As far as I'm aware, Paypal is currently the only payment option but that may change in the future.
As well as the basic surveys, I was also invited to take part in a diary survey which involved me filling in a short survey every day for two weeks on what vegetables me and my family were eating. Each daily survey took around 3 minutes to complete and I earnt £10 for my trouble. Having done diary-type surveys in the past for Valued Opinions which also paid £10, this was a lot less hassle in comparison.
All in all, I like using Crowdology for taking surveys. It's not going to make me rich anytime soon but it's a nice chance to earn some extra PIN money without taking up too much of my time. From my experiences, the surveys don't take long and offer quite reasonable rewards with that in mind. The surveys are quick and easy to complete and there are no screening questions so if you're invited, you should be able to take the survey without any chance of being chucked off. This in itself is a bit of a novelty as I'm finding myself increasingly screened out of surveys on Valued Opinions, Ipsos and Surveyhead so it's nice to have one that doesn't screen me out at all but which still offers decent rewards as well.