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Won't make you rich but it's a decent little side-earner
Member Name: dippykitty
Advantages: Not screened out of surveys, decent rewards in comparison to some survey sites
Disadvantages: Only pays by Paypal so no chance for gift vouchers
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.
Summary: One of my favourite survey sites because it doesn't screen me out