I have found that it takes ages to build up enough points to get a reward and then to eventually receive the vouchers through the post. In fact, any slower and it is possible that something that costs £20 when you first try and accumilate sufficient points for their voucher, will probably cost £25 when you actually get it ! Response to emails is not usually good if you get a reply at all.One of the survey companies that I use, (no name because I don`t want to be seen to be advertising), and that I never get screened out of, sends £3 in luncheon vouchers a week after taking a 10 minute survey. MyVoice does not stack up at all well against the survey company that I have mentioned.
MyVoice began in Japan in 1998 and was originally set up by the Itochu Corporation of Japan. As every MyVoice experience is different in each country the review I'm writing is about MyVoice Panel in the UK.
In the UK, MyVoice Ltd is jointly owned by Itochu Corporation and the local MyVoice UK management team. Currently it has almost 100000 members.
It's easy and free to join. Anyone above 18 can join the panel, but only members from the UK can get MyVoice survey invitations and redeem earnings.
You can sign up by visiting www.myvoice.co.uk and clicking a blue banner "Join now and Earn 250 points". Then you need provide your personal information including your name,your residential address, email address, date of birth, and a password to create an account. Once registered, you will automatically receive an activation email with a link to confirm your membership and 250 points in your MyVoice account.
Once you click on the link, you can log on your account to fill your profile. it's not essential to input all the information but if you do you will have more chance to receive MyVoice survey invitations.
Similar to most survey websites you can only participate in their surveys after your get a survey invitation from MyVoice via your email account. In general the time length and the reward for each survey will always be stated in the survey invitation. Although you don't need to answer the pre-screen questions to see if you are qualified to complete the survey or not, there still is a chance that you will be screened out. If it does happen, you will still get 10 MyVoice points and everyone will get entered into to the month's prize draw.
The surveys are about different topics and subject matters. The surveys rewards are calculated in MyVoice points system. Currently the value of 100 MyVoice points is £1.
You will earn 25 MyVoice Points by referring friends to the Myvoice Panel. It's very simple. What you need to do it to fill out a form on MyVoice Panel. Then MyVoice will send an invitation email to your friends to join in.
Once your MyVoice points reach 2000 you can redeem them for vouchers. There are 34 item to choose on MyVoice Panel, such as Asda, Argos, Boots, Bhs, just to name a few. After the redemption usually you need to wait for 4 weeks to receive your order.
What I like?
I have joined over 20 paid surveys websites since 2009. From my experience, MyVoice Panel is just an acceptable survey panel.
The layout of the MyVoice Panel is quite pleasing and easy to follow. The main items are in black colour and simply displayed. Whenever I click on any of the items, I am very quickly taken to my requested page.
The survey length is reasonably long. Most surveys I have completed were less than 10 minutes. Also after I've completed each survey, the payment has always instantly appeared in my MyVoice account. A small incentive is made if I'm not qualified as their targeted person, so I never come away empty-handed for any survey.
What I dislike?
First, It seems MyVoice doesn't have many surveys. I rarely receive survey invitations from them. In fact I can go a whole month without a single invitation. And when I do receive an invitation the survey incentive maybe just for 10 points or 25 points. That made the payment threshold a bit too high to me. It took me almost 10 months to redeem my first £20 voucher.
Second, Once you made a redemption for your hard-made earnings you still need wait for another month to receive.
Third, there is only one redemption option on MyVoice Panel. They can only pay you vouchers. To many people including me it's the least appealing choice. I would like to say it would make MyVoice more favourable if PayPal was included as an option to receive payment.
I would recommend MyVoice to anybody who is interested in making money for surveys in their spare time. MyVoice is not as great as some other survey websites, but at least in the end they do pay you and every little helps.
It seems I must be in the minority (looking at some reviews and dooyoo stars other dooyoo'ers have given this survey site) but I am closing my account with MyVoice so felt I should write my review, then leave them be.
To sign up - should you wish to, it is relatively easy as with most of these sites. Visit their website: www.myvoice.co.uk, click on 'new members register here' (on the left), enter details and an account is created. All quite simple and straight forward. Upon joining, they credit your account with 250 points.
The idea behind sites like these is to complete surveys for some sort of remuneration (points or ££s) until a cash-out threshold is reached. MyVoice use a points system, setting their threshold at 2000 points (equates to £20 Voucher).
I have been a member of MyVoice for around 8 months - within this time I've completed seven surveys (I know this because I double checked before cancelling!).
I've never been screened out of surveys - which is good, and they weren't too long. The expiry date on the surveys has never expired on me as such (they usually have a closing date).
Even so, two of these surveys were worth 5 points each, one was worth 20, another two 10 points each and two were worth nothing (!) - meaning that even with the 250 points for signing up - I just about reached 300 points in total!! In comparison, other survey sites have sent me various products to test, vouchers, and paid out using either cash or paypal (I've been a member of these for a similar or shorter duration).
In comparison to the other sites I joined, I've barely received any surveys, and the ones I did received were worth very little.
I understand a degree of patience is required with these sites - and I do not rely on them for money. I like testing products and expressing my opinion, and if I get rewarded for it - so much the better (!) but I do think regular surveys help build a relationship with a site, and allow points to accumulate (even if this is gradual!) What I cannot stand is when I'm not receiving anything because then I may as well not be a member!!
I did log in occasionally to check whether I had surveys pending but there never were, so either I don't match their survey profiles or there is a glitch in their system because I get plenty of invitations from many other sites... Even so, I'm sure they must be great for others so is probably worth a trial run - if you want to unsubscribe then it's just a click of a button (and a quick explanation) away... (",)
I first joined Myvoice a few months ago. Myvoice is a site whereby you get rewarded in the form of vouchers for completing surveys / questionnaires.
Every available survey is usually e-mailed to you. However, it also advisable to occasionally look at your account, as sometimes there are surveys available that are not e-mailed across to you. After successful completion of a survey, you get rewarded in the form of points on your account. Points can vary usually from 5 to 250. Each suvey usually takes an average of 10 - 15 minutes to successfully complete. Once you have reached the minimum redemption threshold of 2000 points, you may then request to redeem your money, which will be in the form of a voucher. 2000 points is equivalent to £20. There are many various stores in which you may request a voucher for, ie: Arcadia, Argos, Asda, BHS, Boots, B7Q, Days Out, Debenhams, Dixons, Gamestation, Gap, HMV, Homebase, House of Fraser, John Lewis, M&S, Waitrose, and many more. Your voucher is usually sent to you in the post, which can take about 4 weeks for arrival.
There is also a refer a friend scheme whereby you can get an easy 25 extra points for every successful referal.
The only downside I can think of is that it can take a while to reach the 2000 point threshold and usually takes me a few months.
Registration is very easy and quick, and there site is very user-friendly.
I recommend this site to anyone who has a bit of free time and patient enough to complete surveys.
I think I've finally realised that the money I manage to make online is never going to be enough to make me a millionaire! However I do still try to keep up with my online survey sites as I find a little reward in the form of a cheque or voucher every now and then is always a nice little treat. I think I'm probably a member of about fifteen survey sites yet only seem to hear from about five of them regularly, and only seem to make money from about three of them regularly. My Voice is a site that I joined about three years ago now and although I only recieve rewards from them about three times a year they don't ask for very much in return for those rewards at all.
My Voice was set up back in 1998 in Japan and began to operate in the UK in the new millenium. It's owned by the Otochu Corporation which is a Japanese company but now operates in many countries around the world. Over 100,000 people have joined the UK site now with the number growing daily. It allows companies and organisations to find out what individuals really think while allowing those individuals to express their opinions to the people they want to influence. They advertise themselves as working with governmental and commercial organisations and I have actually seen references to My Voice data in both The Daily Mail and on the BBC news in the past.
Joining the site is incredibly easy and straightforward... plus you'll be rewarded with 250 points simply for joining. By going to their website (www.myvoice.co.uk) you'll see a link right in the centre of the homepage for joining the site. You're asked to fill in about fifteen boxes requiring basic information such as name, date of birth, address, email address, etc. Once you've done that the site will send you out a confirmation email which you'll see contains a link, by clicking on this link you're confirming your email address and agreeing that you wish to join the site. After that you simply need to sit back and wait for the survey invites to start rolling into your email inbox!
I've found I tend to recieve a survey from My Voice about once a week on average, sometimes I'll recieve them more frequently and other times I'll go for a couple of weeks without hearing anything. The survey invites always tell you what the survey will be about, the points you'll earn, the time it'll take you and also a link to the actual survey itself. The surveys can be about anything from brand advertising to the current economic situation to your personal circumstances. I find I tend to earn between 50 points and 200 points per survey, normally they last about four to eight minutes in general so they are quite generous with the points that they offer you.
The rewards system is really easy to understand, basically 1 points equals 1 penny so 50 points equals 50p. Therefore for most surveys you'll find you're earning between 50p and £2.00 for less than ten minutes work normally. In terms of the effort required this site is certainly one of the best, on other sites I've completed 20 minute surveys for 50p! Once you've accumulated 2000 points you can then redeem those points for a £20.00 voucher. There's a wide choice of vouchers which include Arcadia, Debenhams, Harvey Nichols, M & S, Sainsburys and Waitrose to name just a few. These vouchers are posted out to you and normally arrive within two weeks on average.
The website is really easy to navigate and quite brief in terms of the information that it provides you with. From here you can take a survey (but very often there's nothing on offer in terms of rewards), look at your rewards (here you can see everything you've earnt since joining the site), update your information (if you need to change any details then you'll need to go here) and a range of other things too. I tend to only log onto the site about once every two months just to check on my points, there's relatively little else to do on here and as the survey invites can sent straight to your email inbox there really aren't many reasons to log onto it at all.
So would I recommend joining My Voice? Well if you've got two or three minutes to spare to register with the site then I certainly would! The surveys aren't as frequent as I would like but the rewards they offer you for completing them are more than fair and there's a wide number of vouchers to redeem your rewards for. I've been a member for just over three years and in that time I've redeemed over £180 of vouchers. Arguably that's not enough to make me give up my day job but recieving a £20 voucher through the post for relatively little work isn't half bad! My Voice is certainly one of the better sites out there, just a shame they didn't invite me to more!
If you wish to join please send me your email so I can refer you!
Thanks for reading.
My Voice is a website that rewards you for taking part in surveys and giving your opinion on various topics.
This is a good survey site because I receive quite a lot of surveys from them and they're probably one of the most regular ones I use. Survey invitations are sent to your email address and I don't think I've ever had a survey from them that's been longer than 10 minutes so they're always very quick and easy to do. Some surveys even have only 1 or 2 questions in them so they really are very simple.
Because they're short and sweet though this does mean that you don't get rewarded much for each one. A survey with only 1 or 2 questions will reward you with only 10 points (10p) whereas the longer surveys can reward you with anything up to 250 points but are usually in the 50-100 point region.
Because the surveys are mostly very short, I very rarely get screened out of them but, even if I do, this will only be after 1 question and I'll still receive 5 points for my time anyway.
As soon as you reach 2000 points (£20) you can redeem your points for vouchers and the list of vouchers you can choose from is huge. Some of the more popular ones are Argos, Asda, Boots, HMV, Homebase, M & S, New Look, Next, Sainsbury, Starbucks, Theatre Tokens, WHSmith. There are plenty more places you can spend your vouchers though but I've just listed some of the main ones. I usually like to get Asda vouchers as it's my main supermarket which means that I end up saving £20 of my own money when I use them.
Due to the rewards being quite low amounts, it does take a while for your points to stack up but if you're going to be in it for the long-run then I think this site is worth it. I've been a member for almost a year now and I've made 2800 points (£28) although £8 of that I've made since January which is quite good. Although not much, because the surveys are so short and sweet to fill in, I do think that this is a great survey site.
I belong to a number of survey sites to try and earn some extra cash online. This is another one called www.myvoice.co.uk. When you enter the site you are greeted by a blue site with how many points you have accrued in the right hand corner.
You earn 250 points when you register for this site in the first place and then so far I've been sent about 3 or 4 surveys which earn a small amount of points like 5 or 10. The advantage is that the surveys have all been very quick and I mean quick. They take less than a couple of minutes for a few questions.
So far I have 325 points and have been a member for a month or so, therefore like most of the other sites I've tried it's slow going and will take a while to get enough points to earn a reward. Rewards can be gained when you get to 2000 points and at that point you can get a £20 voucher for a number of stores like WHSmith, Gamestation and Marks and Spencer.
You can check in the site if there are any surveys to take or just wait for them to be sent to you on email. The good thing is that I haven't yet been screened out of any of the surveys which is always annoying.
Not a bad site and looks quite professional but again like alot of others the surveys are not frequent enough and the rewards are too low
MyVoice is another consumer survey company - you take surveys for them and their clients, accrue points and once you get to 20 000 points you can redeem a £20 voucher (or donate equivalent cash to charity).
I'm a member of quite a few of these sites, and in my view MyVoice is definitely the best one. They are extremely good at communicating - email notifications are sent for every survey, with a brief synopsis of the survey content and length so that you have a good sense of whether you have time to take it as you're reading the email. They also tell you if there's a fixed close date or if it's first come first serve, to help you make your decision! They also give you an upfront warning if there's a chance you might get screened out, and are clear about how many points you'll earn if this does happen.
The survey formats are clear and easy to use. I had one technical problem (in seven years of being a member) where I got locked out one question before the end of the survey - I emailed the support team and my account was immediately credited with the full number of points, which I thought was pretty good customer service.
I'd say an average points payment for MyVoice surveys is between 50-100. The number you're asked to do is quite changeable, as I think they try to match them to your interests (to reduce screen out risks!) - so in some weeks you might be asked to take part in three surveys, and then hear nothing for a few weeks. However my experience is that the points mount up quite fast and on average I've had between one and two £20 vouchers per year since joining. There is a good selection of retailers to choose from, plus the charity option - I think this is a great site.
~~~ What is it ~~~
Myvoice.co.uk is yet another survey site. There are lots out there and very few are worth participating in, this is one of the few that you should sign-up to.
~~~ Site ~~~
The website is easily navigated. Your point balance is clearly shown in the top right corner and on the left is all the various sections of the websites like the section to redeem your voucher, change your details, Customer support (I've had no need to contact) etc.
It nicely laid out and looks like some time has been taken to make it look nice and professional. Pages also load at a decent speed.
~~~ Surveys ~~~
The surveys I receive from here aren't really like similar sites like Valued Opinions and GlobalTestMarket. The surveys are usually only a few questions long, rewarding you fairly for your time. There are also longer surveys like the other sites, but these are infrequent, which I think is good since the short surveys pay well.
I also receive a recurring survey each month, asking me a few questions about the economy, etc.
The surveys are sent to your email in case you were wondering.
~~~ Rewards ~~~
The shorter surveys usually pay around 30-50 points and the longer ones paying in well in excess of 100 points.
You have to earn 2000 points before you can redeem a voucher. These vouchers can be for :
Asda. GameStation, Boots, B&Q, M&S, New Look, Sainsbury, Virgin Megastore, HMV - there are more. Unfortunately no Amazon.
~~~ Overall ~~~
I'd recommend signing up to this site. The surveys are easy to complete and you get a fair reward. I've redeemed one £20 voucher for Asda, which came as two £10, which is handy. It arrived within a week.
I'm not sure how long I've been a member, but I've had no ideas to quit.
Myvoice is an online survey site and I hae been a member for about 18 months now. I have read some reviews that myvoice isnt that great, but I really like them and think they are the best survey site out there.
The surveys are quick, have a reasonably high payout, you hardly ever get screened out, the points hit your account straight away, and the rewards are sent really quickly too, all I would ask for as well as this, is if they would send me more surveys!!
You get rewarded for doing the suveys in points which are worth 1p eash, and you need 2000 to redeem for a £20 voucher. They have vouchers for loads of offline places, I have had boots vouchers and asda vouchers in the past but you can get tesco, arcadia, argos, bhs, debenhams, havey nicks, sainsburys, basically there are loads of places where most people would not struggle to spend the vouchers.
They also have the offers like for referring friends, I think you get 25 points and also when you join up you get given 250 points (£2.50 so quite generous really!).
The ssurveys are sent by email and there is usually a little joke or witty comment with them which is at least a more personal touch than some other survey sites.
Myvoice.co.uk are a well laid out survey site with a myriad of options for cashing out when you reach 2000 points, or £20. It is a worthwhile and enjoyable site and the customer service/support is second to none. I have never had any survey problems but even when I asked a simple question, I get a rapid and most satisfactory response from them. I do like them lots, and have had three cash-outs over the years with them, all for £20 Boots vouchers, although you get loads of choice, book tokens, high street vouchers, Tesco vouchers, etc., so you are really spoilt for choice. Enjoy the ride! What is really nice about this site is that you often get a little 10point survey to do where there is no possibility of being screened out and no possibility of not qualifying so you are guaranteed to earn those 10 points no matter what your answers. How frustrating it is to do a survey and get halfway into it to discover you are not qualifying for the rest of it because you don't say for example, drive a car? You feel you have wasted valuable time on the start for no reason. Not here. You get 5 points if you do a longer survey but do not qualify unlike some survey sites who just screen you out with no thank you for your time. (Globaltestmarket are great at giving you 5 points for a screen-out too). I reckon there is a high degree of intelligence and thought goes into putting these surveys together and they genuinely value the consumer's voice, hence the name of the site. You cannot say that about every survey site, but it's easy to say it about MyVoice.
~*~ My Voice ~*~
I am a member of pretty much every survey and review site out there. Any chance I get to make a couple of pennies I take! MyVoice is one of these websites! MyVoice is a website which is paid by its clients to carry out market research for them. They create surveys and questionnaires and send them out to appropriate people in their panel. Respondents are then rewarded for their input - the amount rewarded depends on a few factors such as survey length and type and number of respondents required.
Any one can join the panel, as long as they are over 18. A variety of different people are required for different surveys, so whatever your job, living conditions and characteristics there are likely to be some surveys there appropriate for you!
You get paid in the form of points at MyVoice, and these range from 5 points for quick surveys all the way up to 250 points or more for longer (and often more boring!) surveys. You can redeem your points in the form of vouchers, and each £20 voucher (you have to collect £20 worth of points to be able to redeem) is equivalent to 2000 points. So, a few longer surveys and these could quickly start to add up!
I've been a member of this survey site since the beginning of 2007 (I can't believe it's been that long actually, I felt like I only joined this one recently!). Since then, I have participated in a variety of different surveys including those on transport, contraception and sex! I've found the surveys at this site to be much more interesting than those offered from other sites - some of them are actually fun to take part in! A lot of the other survey sites offer repetitive feeling surveys on topics such as telecommunications, computers and similar matters which to be honest aren't the most interesting of subjects. So when a survey comes through my inbox from MyVoice I am always very pleased! Looking back, I can see I have been rewarded up to a maximum of 150 points for a survey (although there are a fair few of these), with the average being about 50 points.
The main reason I am writing this review is because I just thought I'd visit the site to check my balance and discovered I had stored up 3900 points - enough to order a £20 voucher, and I'm already nearly there for my next one! Great stuff! You can imagine how excited I am!
Rewards offered from this site are good - you can choose from a selection of different store vouchers including Arcadia (Topshop, of course, that's what I've gone for!), Boots, Asda, HMV, Waterstones.... There are loads, I won't list them all. But there is definitely something for everyone. When you redeem a voucher - they are sent by post - you are told that they should arrive within 7 working days, which is very good going as I have often waited months for vouchers from other survey sites.
Ok, so £40 in two years isn't going to have you swanning off to the Maldives, but it's nice to get something for nothing, and it's a nice little surprised to log on and realise that you've actually totted up some points. This is definitely my favourite survey site - the surveys are interesting and varied, points are added on quickly and the choice of rewards is very good. The only fault I can give is that you have to redeem in £20's, so you are likely to be waiting a long time to redeem. But it's worth it when you do!
**Boring Intro & Rationale (same for all survey site reviews from now on)**
I have "subscriptions" to quite a few online survey companies (pared down from many more) and have already written reviews for some of them. I contemplated detailed reviews of the others but then thought about the main criteria that matter when choosing an online survey company and decided to concentrate just on those. I will thus review all of them in a similar, hopefully concise and useful format, rating relevant factors on a following scale: poor, not very good, average, good, excellent.
2. Registration and paid surveys available to:
UK residents only
3. Pay in:
Not very good. Paper vouchers for High Street shops and some supermarkets (Asda's there, Tesco isn't).
4. Payout threshold:
5. Payment per survey:
Average: £0.10 to £2, with the majority below £1
6. Frequency of surveys:
Varies from poor to average. A fairly busy period a few years ago was followed by a very quiet one, now things seems to be picking up a little bit with several invitations per month, mostly for the cheapest and quickest surveys.
7. How long does it take to get to payout:
Poor. Possibly as long as a year with the current frequency and payments per surveys.
7. Length, subject and mind-numbing character of the surveys:
Excellent. Most surveys are short, some very short, and none so far took more than 10 minutes. The subjects vary, and I don't remember any lengthy rating scales of brands I know but have absolutely no opinion of (which is my major peeve with some survey companies).
8. Payment in relation to effort:
Excellent. Although the payment per survey is often low, the surveys are always short (even the ones that pay a bit more than 10p), the interface is intuitive, the pages change fast, and there are very rarely screeners. If there are, the respondent is very clearly warned about them.
10. How quickly is the payment made after claiming?
Good. The vouchers arrive within few days.
11. Bottom line:
Good: the long time to get to the payout and lack of electronic/cash option is balanced by the quick, easy and possibly the most painless surveys out there.
My voice.co.uk-- Any one hearing my voice?
With all my euphoria to earn some extra cash I joined this site around six months before. This is a free survey site and sends out survey invitation to signed up members. Registering took me around 10 minutes which was fair enough.
I signed up free and then waited around 2 weeks to get my first survey.Surveys often range from life style and I typically remember most surveys are quick with hardly 5 to 10 minutes offering around 10 to 15 points.
I personally find the survey invitation is once in a blue moon and with pay out set at 2000 points it feels like a huge mountain to climb.I have reached around 250 points so a long way to go ...
Once you reach 2000 points which is equivalent to £20 voucher you have a long list of high street shops like boots,tesco,sainsbury's etc.
Going by the points per survey and the pay out limit I think it will take an horrifically long time before I can see any of these high street voucher. As per me they should seriously consider doing a facelift of their point system and survey invitation frequency.
My verdict: I would be tentative to recommend you unless you are willing for a long slog for years to actually see the result of your effort ---A high street voucher !!
That is why I have started mulling over --Is anyone hearing MY VOICE?
Myvoice is another free to join survey site and membership is free and open to UK residents over 16 years of age.
I signed up free and then the usual receiving survey invitations in your inbox.. There have been few survey invitations from this site.
Each survey completed is worth points called 'MVPs' and the short surveys are worth 5 - 10 points and more for longer surveys depending on how long they are..
Each MVP is worth £0.00001! and the minimum payout is 2000 Points which you can redeem for a £20 voucher for: Amazon, M&S, Boots, Dixons, Virgin WHSmith, Tescos, Sainsburys, Megastore, Choice and Leisure Vouchers.
I have completed a total of 14 surveys so far and been awarded between 5 - 125 points per survey (going by the account updates..) I'd probably make it an average of one or two a month as I joined mid 2008.
At 440 Points now, payout seems to be a number of surveys away... One to add to my 'sites to quit' list... mainly due to the points value.
Do not expect many surveys with this one, there's also other sites with better reward schemes.
©marina321 Dooyoo February 2009; Ciao.co.uk February 2009