I enjoy taking surveys online for a hobby and for any incentives they might offer such as reward vouchers, cash or prize draws. I was recently recommended to the One Poll site by an online friend who had been a member for a while. She spoke highly of the site and said that it was one of the better survey sites on the internet for people in the UK.
When I joined One Poll I had to fill in several pages of forms with my personal details. This is pretty much standard for all survey sites and is usually so they can match you up to relevant surveys. However, in this case I don't feel this is necessarily the case. I still get invited to try and take a lot of surveys from which, after a few initial questions, I am told I son't qualify because my profile isn't what the client was looking for.
Surveys are quite easy to access although I don't receive email invites to take the surveys. It requires logging into the site which does require a bit more time and effort. The surveys are listed in a chart showing the survey name and what the incentive is for taking the survey. One Poll rewards members by paying cash for surveys although the amount per survey varies greatly. Some you only get 10p for and the average seems to be about 20p. You can't find out what the survey is about until you have accessed it.
You can't redeem any payments until you have earned £40 which is a lot so I expect to have to work really hard on this site to see any returns. As such, for me it's not one of the best survey sites online although it is still an interesting way to spend my time.
I am registered on quite a few survey and review websites and find them really good for earning a few extra pennies in my spare time. I registered with onepoll a couple of years ago and at first didn’t pay it much interest but have used it much more in the last few months.
Anyone can register to use this website at www.onepoll.co.uk to take surveys to earn a cash amount. Each survey earns between 5p and £1.00 depending upon the length and content. Once you have reached the payment threshold of £40.00 you can request a BACS or paypal payment.
To be able to take surveys you simply need to log into your account and if there are any available they will be listed alongside there cash value. You can occasionally be screened out of a survey in the first few questions but unlike some survey sites only limited information is required to see if you are eligible for the survey.
Surveys are based on all sorts of subjects from food, health, work, current affairs etc. Some surveys are only one question long while others can take quite a few questions and a few minutes to complete. The longer the survey the higher the cash reward for completion. What is good about these surveys is that it tells you how much of the survey you have completed as a percentage as you work thought it so you always no roughly how many questions you have left.
Once a survey is completed your cash reward is credited straight to your account which you can see along a bar at the bottom of your account page. I have reached the target £40 twice so far and once payment is requested it takes no longer than 28 days to be credited to your bank or paypal account.
Overall you are not going to make your fortune from this survey site but the surveys are easy to complete and £40 once every so often is a nice reward. 5 stars from me.
What is OnePoll
Onepoll.com is an online survey website which pays it's members for completing simple online surveys. The surveys are often about your lifestyle and/or your opinions rather than about specific products. Surveys usually take between 2 and 5 minutes and there is a reward for each and every survey completed.
Why I do online surveys
I spend a fair amount of time in Spain, and would be lost without the internet while I am there, so in order to offset the 37 euros a month price tag, I decided to start doing online surveys. I joined many sites, only to find that many made promises they could not keep. Either they never offered surveys, or they offer inappropriate ones which I would be screened out of.
Eventually I settled on OnePoll, Just the Answer, and Global Test Survey as the only ones worth bothering with.
This survey habit led me later to dooyoo, and writing online reviews, which I enjoyed doing until the disastrous modernisation of their website. I then found my niche on Ciao( along with many online friends) and have never looked back.
Between writing reviews here, and daily surveys on Onepoll.com I very nearly have my internet bill paid every month, though of course not directly.
How easy is the site to use
Once I have logged in (an easy process as my computer remembers my log in details for me) I am taken straight the the Overview page. This shows me a list of the current surveys available to take, my current balance, a link to join Onepoll on facebook (which I have never done) and a link to Onepoll Cashback where they have hundreds of links to on line shopping sites from Tesco and Waitrose to SimplyB and Haven Holidays and offer various cashback offers depending on the site (I have also never participated in this so cannot comment)
If I want to start taking surveys I just click on the surveys listed one at a time and start asking the simple questions. Once each is completed ( or I am screened out) I will be given a link back to the overview to take more surveys. Completed surveys should dissappear from the list ( although sometimes there is the odd glitch). Each survey is clearly marked with a finish date and what will be paid for completion, although you will not know the subject of the survey until you have clicked through to it.
To the left hand side of the overview page there is a navigation list including: Overview; My details ( the details stored are name, email, phone number, and password, all of which can be revised when needed); Survey History (showing a list of you previous 50 completed surveys); Competition winners (showing a list of the lucky winners); FAQs; Refer a Friend (cash incentives); Facebook referrals (cash incentives).
How much does it pay?
The usual prices paid for completed surveys are 10p, 15p and 20p. This seems small but as surveys only take 2 - 3 minutes it soon adds up. The money earned is added to you online balance instantly on completion of each survey.
Occasionally there will be surveys that do not pay cash. These are known as competition surveys, they are very clearly marked and it is entirely a personal choice to have a go or not. These are usually very short surveys and, on completion, participants names will be entered into a prize draw.
Money can be requested as soon as the balance reaches 40 pounds, and a reminder is given when you this milestone is reached. Payments are made directly to my bank account via BACS or to my Paypal account and we are told to allow approximately 28 days, though in practice the money arrives a little sooner than this. There is also the option of choosing payment by cheque, but customer services has to be contacted to arrange this and it may take a little longer.
What are the surveys like?
Surveys are generally about your lifestyle, well-being, opinions, and habits. Typical topics can be, for example; about the commute to work, work related stress, shopping habits, holiday plans, dieting, excercise, healthy eating, energy useage, TV viewing, etc.
As certain times of the year approach they sometimes ask appropriate questions such as, for example; How much I will be spending on Christmas presents, how I intend to entertain the children during the summer holidays, how many Easter eggs I plan to buy, etc
All questions are general and annonymous with multiple choice answers. I just have to tick the most appropriate answer, and move onto the next page and the next question. A green line above the questions, indicates the survey progress, so you know when it is coming to an end.
Some of the time the first two questions are screening questions, where I will be asked, perhaps, if I work, or if I have children. If I don't qualify for that survey I will be told after the first two questions, and I won't earn anything. If I qualify, I will start the survey proper.
Once in a blue moon I will be warned that the survey is of intimate or sexual nature, and am given the choice whether I wish to continue of not.
So how do you join?
The OnePoll.com website is clearly laid out and easy to read and navigate, designed in a blue and grey colour palette with black and yellow used for emphasis.
The home has clear -log in- and -sign up- buttons in the top right hand corner, contact phone numbers for both UK and USA clearly shown, but other than this the home page is mainly targeted at businesses who need survey data.
If you are new to OnePoll you will need to -sign up- . This is a relatively simple process. The sign up page is clear and easily understood, and all they require from you initially is your name and email address. There is a tick box to indicate if you wish to receive email updates, and the usual link to terms & conditons.
An email wil be sent to your email address with a link to activate your account. Once this is done you a free to start completing surveys and earning money. And the best thing is they add 2.50 to your account just for joining.
How many surveys will you be offered?
Onepoll does not choose who does or does not do their surveys, nor will you be emailed to let you know there are surveys waiting ( though they do send an occassional email just to remind you). If you wish to earn money, you need to log on regularly. The ideal is once a day, monday to friday ( there are rarely new surveys at the weekend). Some days there will be only 2 surveys available, some days as many as 10 or 12.
I have had absolutely no problems with this site at all. When I first started doing surveys 3 years ago, I joined a lot of different sites, but OnePoll and Just the Answer are the only ones that I have stuck with. I rarely get screened out of surveys, and if I do it is after only two pages maximum. It probably takes me 3 -4 months to reach 40 pounds, depending if I log in daily or not. The results of surveys are often used in the daily papers, or on shows such as Loose women or The breakfast TV programmes, and it is fun to realise that you had a hand in those figures.
Ok sometimes the surveys can be a bit repetetive and you are asked the same question more than once, but slightly reworded, and sometimes there is no answer that corresponds and you have to choose an innappropriate one in order to move on. Occassionally the wording is a little strange as if written in a hurry. It can also take a while to reach 40 pounds sometimes, but this is getting better as OnePoll is growing and have more and more surveys, with new ones listed daily.
Would I recommend
Well yes I would. Completing surveys is not going to make anyone into a millionaire, but if you are looking for a bit of extra cash for whatever reason, this site is easy, trouble free and non exclusive. Happy surveying!!
Like many other members of OnePoll I have become totally disillusioned with them. Their attitude to their members is one of complete contempt. They are an appalling company who do not have any honour. They totally ignore any complaints to themselves whether by email or through Facebook. They offer surveys to complete and promise to pay out on reaching £40. This takes several months to reach as they pay out on average 10p per survey. On reaching £39.90 or £39.95 you suddenly find you no longer receive any surveys, therefore failing to reach that magical payout figure of £40. As stated previously, they ignore all emails. You only have to read all the comments posted on Facebook to see how many members this affects and how many complaints there are. I would therefore warn any prospective members to watch out and be prepared for this malpractive. I would also like to advise any prospective clients of OnePoll of the shameful treatment of their members. I would give them zero stars if possible.
I'm a member of quite a lot of survey sites and OnePoll is one I always check first. You are paid between 5p and 30p for surveys depending on the length and most of the 5p ones are only one question. Some of the 30p ones can take up to 20 minutes so you do get a good variety.
The fact that most of the surveys are short is a very good selling point as it's a site you can pay a visit to when you have a couple of spare minutes, unlike most other survey sites where surveys last an average 15-40 minutes.
You reach payout point when you get to £40 and you can choose either BACS or PayPal. I choose BACS to avoid the PayPal fees. The amount of surveys you receive in a day can vary; some days I can earn around £2, other days I earn nothing. It seems to be taking me an average of about two months to reach payout. Once payment is requested, it takes around 10 days to receive it, although they do say it can take up to 28 days. I suppose this is to cover their backs.
Surveys pop up very regularly throughout the day and are often only available for a very short time so you do have to keep checking often to make sure you get your fair share of surveys. Unlike other survey sites you don't receive an email when surveys are available so it's up to you to keep checking. This would be impractical anyway due to the vast volume of surveys that are available, it would fill up your inbox!
I've heard of some people complaining that surveys tend to try up when they are nearing the payout point, with some people being stuck on £39.90 for weeks on end. I haven't had this problem; yes surveys do dry up randomly, but it doesn't seem to be at any specific point. It happened to me when I was on £18 so I think it's just random.
The only thing that frustrates me is that you can sometimes get a whole page of available surveys, only to be screened out of every single one on the same demographic question. For me, it's always "What is your marital status?" I select "Cohabiting" and am always screened out without fail. It would be better if you could fill in your profile once, telling them this, and they don't send you any that you don't qualify for. Instead, I waste time answering the same questions and getting screened out every time.
I joined onepoll about 6 months ago July 2008 and so far I have mixed feelings about this website. Onepoll are a market research website which carry out surveys for people who have joined to take part in survey's which help them as it gives people's view on important issues which can be published onto newspapers i.e. the sun and daily mirror.
Onepoll website is very easy to use due to its simple yet effective layout. I have had no problems navigating through the website and it is very simple unlike other survey websites out there which transfer you to a different link which can be a long and lengthy process and in some cases unsafe.
Onepoll gives you an option to being paid through paypal which is a safe and secured transfer method or through your bank, whereby all bank details will need to be filled in. I have been paid through paypal by onepoll and it only took a couple of days after I had reached the £40. Yes £40 have to be reached first which means you'll have to wait a long time before you achieve and get your money reason being is because you'll only roughly make about £3 per week. However Onepoll offers around anything from 1-10 surveys a day which are short and simple yet interesting. It's not like your typical survey website which keeps asking similar boring questions.
Onepoll pay you a £2.50 bonus for registering to their website which is fantastic as it is a start to follow on from. You can also get £1 by referring 5 friends but only once.
You can also participate in competition surveys whereby you have a chance of winning a prize like an i pod or £200 worth of cash something similar.
One poll is a well known big company website which can convince and attract people to join as well with its sponsored links on its website shows it has a good reputation by helping other companies that need sponsoring.
The downside to Onepoll is that they are very misleading, I found this out as on their website it clearly states that they offer anything from 1p to £1 per survey but this is not true. Onepoll offer from 5p up to 50p maximum, they have never offered me anything more than 50p per survey or anyone whom i know of that is a member of their website.Good Points
£2.50 Register Bonus & £1 for referring 5 friends
Short simple surveys only take up to a maximum of 5 minutes to complete
They pay your £40 quickly within couple of days when reaching it
regular Interesting surveys and competition survey's
for prizes are introduced
Multiple accounts can be created
Can take forever to reach £40 mark unless you are a regular user
You can be timed-out on surveys though it doesn't occur very often
Only paid up to 50p maximum for a survey occasionally 10p surveys are shown
Maximum of 10 surveys per day (most 10p each)
CONCLUSION- Overall I think Onepoll is a fun yet interesting survey website which is a popular business growing increasingly. Survey's don't take long only around 2-5 minutes to complete and you can get paid up to 50p per survey, not fantastic by any means but you can get up to 10 surveys per day. It can also take quite a long time before you reach the £40 mark unless you are a regular user. Onepoll is a reliable and interesting website yet not fantastic in all areas. It can take ages to reach £40 though!
I joined onepoll in January 2012 and have used it on and off ever since. I don't always remember to check it, but have received £40 from them, and am back up to £20 again.
Onepoll is different to other sites in that is has shorter surveys, which can only be a few questions long. Their surveys are worth 5-25p, with 10 or 15p being most common.
Onepoll does not email you when they have a new survey, unless you haven't been on the site for a while (in which case you will get an email sometimes to remind you to do the surveys). Because of this you have to check the site regularly.
The surveys fill up quickly, so to get the max out of the site you need to check it several times a day. The site is best for people that can access it during office hours, as surveys seem to be only added between 9-6pm on Monday-Friday.
There are no profile surveys on the site, so the screen out rate is quite high. I am very often screened out for saying I am single/self employed/my age. However the surveys are quick to do and if you are going to be screened out it is usually within the first 2 questions. They have a bar along the bottom of your account, which shows exactly how much you have in your account, and I have never had a problem with non-crediting surveys. The surveys are on a variety of subjects.
They have a high threshold for cashout, at £40, which takes a long time to reach. When I cashed out, I received my paypal payment after 27days, and they say up to 28 days.
I do like onepoll and award it 4/5 stars. There are better sites out there, but onepoll is nice and quick and receiving a £40 payment was great, cant wait for my next one!
I've been a member of Onepoll since 2008 and for me it's one of the best survey sites around. If you want short, snappy surveys then this site could be good for you.
The subject matter in the surveys is nearly always to do with how you feel about different aspects of daily life. They never include branded products or questions about specific supermarkets, banks etc. This makes the site a bit different to many other survey sites and for me it makes it more enjoyable.
The best thing about Onepoll is that there are no lengthy screening processes. Usually you either qualify or you get screened out after the first question. On Onepoll you are not going to waste hours completing half a survey and answering pages of demographic questions before being told you're not wanted. Very often you will launch straight into the survey itself without having to tell anyone your nearest city, your marital status, your working status, the colour of your underwear or what you had for breakfast. This makes the site easy and quick to use.
The reward for completing each of these surveys is usually 10p to 25p but it can be a little more. You can't cash out until you reach £40. There is a meter on your account overview that shows exactly how much you've earned to date. Each time you complete a survey the meter goes up so there is never anything pending.
There have been lots of criticisms of Onepoll but as an old hand at completing surveys I do know that some sites suit some people a lot better than others. One comment often heard is that it takes forever to reach the payout level. What I've found is that you need to check in to the site several times a day to catch the latest surveys. The surveys appear every day of the week from Monday to Friday but they can go quickly. If you have time during the day then this will work perfectly for you. If you only have early mornings and evenings free then it you may not find enough surveys to complete.
Many people have said that they keep getting screened out when they get near the payout level. To be honest I've found this is true of other sites. With Onepoll I've sometimes reached the payout level fairly quickly but other times there does seem to be a certain amount of screening and lack of surveys before it gets to £40.
With any survey site I would say give it a whirl and see how you get on. Do give the site a chance. Like all businesses there are peaks and troughs. You may get a week or two where there's not much doing and then a week where you're completing several surveys a day so don't give up on this site too soon. Stick with it and good luck.
used to be good but stuck on 39.90 for 3 weeks now are they screening me out so they dont have to pay. It appears that way and dont waste your time trying to contact them, they never respond
I joined OnePoll two years ago in 2010. The idea was to make a little bit of money in spare moments, with hopefully the least effort possible! I joined several other survey-answering sites at the same time, but OnePoll is one of the few which stuck.
Basically all it is is clicking answers to online surveys and being rewarded by a few pence each time (usually between 10p and 20p per survey). You reach pay-out level at £40, at which point you are paid via BACS or Paypal.
It's a simple process to sign up to OnePoll, just an email address required really, and off you go. You don't need an invitation, unlike some sites, but if you join, it's nice to go through someone as it gives them an extra 50p in their OnePoll account. If you then go on to earn money as an active member, they also get a little extra when you reach £20 and £40. (So if you want to join, please feel free to PM me and go through me, #cheeky grin#).
With OnePoll, you can stay logged in all the time if you like, so you can immediately check your 'account overview' page, which shows you what surveys are available to you and a scale of where your earnings are. You can also join OnePoll Cashback, which is one of these things where if you shop online but click through from OnePoll, you get a bit of money. I'm not a member of this part of the site however, so can't comment on how well it works. Links on the overview page include:
- 'account details', so you can change emails or phone numbers etc,
- 'survey history' page, where you can see a list of the last 30 or more polls you filled in and how you've earned your money
- 'competition winners', if you're interested in who won the regular competition surveys (it's never me, wah!)
- 'earn' is to help you get friends to join as well.
I find the site easy to navigate and it is very rarely off-line.
***What I like about OnePoll***
Unlike some survey sites, you don't have to wait for an email invitation to a survey, you can just pop on whenever you're online and see if there are any available. I think that's actually my favourite thing about it. There don't tend to be any new polls outside of office hours or during weekends.
There's no limit applied to how many surveys you can take in a day, you are simply presented with a list of the available ones on your overview page and can complete (or try to complete) the lot. Sometimes you go on and find a great long list, and sometimes you get nothing for a day or two, or have missed them. OnePoll tend to have a number of responses they require and will remove the polls once they get it.
The surveys tend to be quite short and sweet, so they don't take an awful lot of time or effort to go through. Occasionally you get ones with YouTube adverts to view and respond to, which can take longer. I don't mind that the pay per survey is fairly low, because they truly don't take much time or thought.
When it comes to being screened out (which is always annoying but occurs in most of these kinds of sites) you are usually kicked off it within two or three questions. It happens fairly frequently, but compared to another site I was on, where screening out seemed to happen very late in surveys and I had wasted much more time on them, OnePoll's system suits me better.
***What I don't like about OnePoll***
There are some awfully badly phrased and organised surveys that put words in your mouth and basically tell you what answers they are expecting you to give. Things like not giving you a 'none of the above' option, so you have to lie or at least align yourself with a statement you don't identify with in order to complete the survey. Or if there is an 'other' or 'none' option, the next question in the poll assumes that you gave the answer they were expecting instead. Another problem that crops up is asking you to rate something between 1 and 10, but not saying which way the scale runs - whether 10 is good or bad. Useless. YouGov has much better formulated polls, and has a page at the end of each asking you if you had any problems with the survey or thought it biased. If OnePoll had a similar check page, I'd almost constantly give it low scores.
Another problem the site has is glitches with surveys, where you are told you missed a question when you _know_ you haven't and are sent back. Sometimes this has happened almost at the end of a survey and I've done it again, only to have the same thing happen. I've learnt not to persevere with any that go a bit wrong, as it is very frustrating.
Once in a while you get screened out because they have had the amount of responses they needed. This is very irritating if you're half-way through. I always fill out the highest paid surveys first when there is a list to choose from, in the hope that I'll get through them before other people do!
When you're around the £38 mark, so very close to pay-out, surveys seem to mysteriously dry up. I swear I spent about a month at £38.25, without a sniff of a survey, even competition ones, when I would usually get two or three a day. I persisted, and eventually clocked up the remaining pence, but it was really irritating and felt like a deliberate policy to drive you out rather than pay out. That said, when I did claim the £40 I'd earned, it was paid within a couple of weeks and I was happy with that. But afterwards, in the same sort of time it had taken me to get that last £1.75, I earned about a fiver once I was at the far end of the pay-out scale again. Hmm.
OnePoll has its problems, but over all I find it easy to use and (mostly) enjoyable.
It has give me some laughs, such as when it asked whether I thought milking cows were male or female (although it's disturbing that presumably someone felt there might be doubt as to the correct answer in the general population). I also enjoyed the question "Who at home is responsible for the tv remote control?" - one of the options being "we pay someone to do it for us". Yes, the butler does it, dahhhling...
Filling in online polls is never going to make anyone rich, but at least OnePoll isn't as demanding in time and effort as some other similar sites. It's not exactly a quick money-spinner: I joined back in 2010 and have only have reached £40 once in that time - it took about 15 months to get there, for me. It would vary with how often you get screened out and whether you happen to catch the surveys when they're put up. I'm now on £6.40 - go, me! But if you have the inclination, it's a way of making time you waste on the internet pay a little, and as such I recommend it.
One Poll advertise themselves as one of the leading market research organisations, but as a user I have experienced something very different.
For starters, in order to be paid you have to complete surveys that will take you up to £40.00, ordinarily this would be fine as they make this clear from the start, but what One Poll do is stop allowing you to complete surveys when you get closer to the £40.00 threshold, so rather than you receiving say 10 surveys a day you'll receive 1 or 2 making it far harder to reach the payout stage. When you do finally get to the payout stage they take forever to pay you, they advertise a 28 day wait but in reality its far far longer.
You will also find that you'll be completing a survey and will be screened out half way through as they have received the number of responses required, so don't think that once you'll start a survey you'll be able to finish it at all. Sometimes the surveys aren't formatted correctly either to allow you to give truthful answers, so for example, you may be asked how many children you have and you select 0, the next question will ask you their ages and it wont let you select a no children option, so you'd have to select an age to be able to progress in the survey. This is quite common, I've found many of their surveys frustrating to complete. Also, they advertise that surveys pay up to £1 but this is absolutely not the case, I've never had one that pays out more than 25p and these are extremely rare, the norm is 10-15p.
One Poll NEVER respond to emails either, on their website they have a well advertised contact form which they encourage you to complete with question or comments, but they don't ever respond to these at all. You'll never hear back from them so don't waste your time filling it in! They have a Facebook page which they sometimes man, but as soon as you ask why they don't respond to emails or point out any issues you are having they ignore it. In short, their customer service is really appalling.
Recently, they sent some form of email to some users, not all users which was odd, saying that they would be closing as of Jan 1st 2012 and wouldn't be making any payments to people at all regardless of the user completing the surveys, when this was questioned they denied ever sending it even though it came from someone who actually works there. They said that they are in an excellent financial position but you only need to take a look at their Facebook page to see countless complaints about users not being paid.
I'd not recommend One Poll to anyone at all, their service to the user is really really bad. If I could give it zero stars I would..
I joined One Poll at the beginning of June after seeing a few reviews on here about the site so thought it was my turn to pop a review on about the site.
One Poll has been going since 2003 and is very well established with companies such as Kellogg's and Virgin the website gathers information on many topics ranging from television, sex, birthdays, Christmas and many more topics.
It's recommended you log in everyday to get the full benefit of One Poll, if you fail to log in for a week you may have 20 surveys waiting for you but you will find a lot of them already have their quota filled. I log in 3-4 times throughout the day (currently on maternity leave) and participate in on average 5-10 surveys but get logged out of about 2-3 for not meeting requirements or quota fulfilled.
Each survey offers you some kind of reward from being put in to a prize draw to 5p - 25p. This may not sound a lot but the surveys are interesting and only between 5 seconds and 5 minuets. The money really does add up in 5 months I have earned my first £40 and they pay BACS straight into your bank account. The cash was in my account within 5 days.
The surveys are interesting and some of the questions you get asked are -
*How many Christmas cards have you brought this year?
*Did you vote in the last general election?
*Do you drive?
*Have you ever had an affair?
*Which celebrity do you most fancy?
The survey's which put you into a prize draw I have never won **sad face** but I'm sure there are some winners out there. These prizes range from cash, vouchers to spa breaks.
One Poll does say they pay out up to £1 but I have never had more than 25p for a survey and these are very few and far between. You will not make a living out of doing this but I find it useful to put towards holidays/birthdays.
I would recommend everyone who can spare 20 minuets of their day and wants a little cash to sign up. One of the better survey sites.
This used to be one of my favourite sites for making a little extra cash, but it has really changed since it first started and it's not as great as it used to be.
When I first started using the site, which was very soon after it was established, there were a lot of surveys available and you were told up front if there were certain criteria you had to fill for each survey, so there were no screenouts, which made it head and shoulders above the rest of the survey sites where you could answer half the questions only to be told you did not meet the criteria and were being screened out. The other major appeal was that all the surveys were relatively quick and easy to fill out.
So how has it changed? Well, the criteria for the surveys is no longer specified up front so you can be screened out of the surveys. However, unlike other sites, if you're going to be screened out it will usually be after the first couple of questions, so you don't feel that you've wasted too much time for no reward.
The amount of surveys available is still much more than on other survey sites, but because they are quick, easy surveys, the rewards are smaller. Generally the surveys pay between 5 and 20p. There are better paid surveys, but these are generally looking for a very specific category of people to fill them out, and so far I've been screened out of all of the higher paid ones. There are also surveys which reward you with entries into a prize draw rather than a cash reward, these are clearly marked and I tend to avoid these ones.
When I first started using the site I found there were a lot of surveys I could take part in and I reached the £40 payout threshold fairly quickly. Now there seem to be fewer surveys, and far fewer that I'm eligible for, so it's taking much longer to reach my second payout. It does pay to keep checking the site as new surveys are often added throughout the day. Sometimes I can log on in the morning and there might be 10 surveys available, others there won't be any, and sometimes if I check back later a couple may have been added.
The main problem I have with this site now is that the vast majority of surveys are aimed at people with children, so I'm screened out after the first question, usually along the lines of 'how old is your youngest child?' or 'how many children do you have?'. This has led to me becoming rather frustrated with the whole thing as it seems nearly every survey I click onto is aimed at people with children. If you do have kids you will probably be able to make a fair amount of money out of the site as each 10 or 15p survey soon adds up.
Another irritation with the site is that a lot of the surveys contain errors and mistakes which can sometimes stop you from being able to continue with the survey. Other times it means you have to select an answer which is not right because there is no option to say 'none of the above' or something like that.
One good thing is that they pay you by either BACS payment straight to your bank account or Paypal, so you don't have to wait around for a cheque to arrive and then clear.
Overall I think this site is a good little earner for anyone with kids, the surveys are quick and easy to do and the rewards do soon add up as long as you're doing surveys regularly, but it has definitely gone downhill since the site was established and for those of us without kids it will take a long while to get anything out of it.
At a time when everyone is looking to try and make some easy extra cash any way they can websites like Money Saving Expert have pointed us in the direction of opinion polling sites. One Poll is one such site.
Signing up is pretty easy just input your name and email and off you go. They even have links to Facebook pages, but I have not done that so cannot comment on the use of it.
Once registered you can log onto your page and on the surveys available will be listed with a survey number and how much they are worth. Usually they are worth about 10-15p with an occasional 20p. I have never encountered surveys worth more than that. Sometimes the surveys do not have a monetary value and instead you complete them and get entered into a prize draw to win something or a cash amount. Needless to say after completing several of these surveys I have never won any of these prize draws, but hey maybe I am just a cynic.
With surveys racking up only 10-20p a time, to reach the £40 required target before being allowed to withdraw your money takes a long time. For some people - years probably. I have been signed up to the site for about 18 months and my personal balance is at about £12 now. So still a way to go. I do check twice a week for surveys to complete, so you really do need to be regular about checking in order to make sure the funds rack up as much as possible.
Surveys generally take anything from 30 seconds to 5 minutes to complete depending on the subject matter. Sometimes you can log onto a survey and within the first couple of questions you will be thrown out of the survey because you are not the right gender, you're not employed in the right sector, you don't have children, etc etc. This is just the nature of market research, so you have to just roll with it and not get too frustrated.
About a year ago One Poll launched a phone app for their site, which I downloaded. However, in that time I have completed about 6 surveys on the app. This is quite simply because (despite checking regularly) there are never any available to complete. The bulk of the surveys are completed on the actual website - I'm not sure what the justification is for not uploading them to the app, but One Poll must have their reasons. So for those thinking they will do the surveys on the move via the app - think again. It is free to download, so worth having, but don't expect to earn any serious contributions to your account that way.
If you are someone who has time on their hands to check the site regularly, and not get too frustrated by it, then you have nothing to lose by signing up and checking a couple of times a week. But if you are looking for fast, easy money then this survey site is not for you, you would probably be better signing up to an actual research panel and completing ones in person for cash in hand.