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It's so funny, how we don't talk anymore.............
Member Name: squib
Advantages: Quick surveys, simple to follow
Disadvantages: Low reward, high payment threshold, cynical allocation?
This is an online survey site, which is free to sign up to. Basically, you register your details to set up an account and then answer surveys as they are made available to you. There is no fee for signing up, and in fact they credit your account with £2.50 straight away.
Unlike some survey sites you don't receive email notification of new surveys, so you need to sign in everyday to check. It is very simple to follow, and all the surveys are quick(ish!) multiple choice questions, with some giving space for optional comment. In my experience I would say the average survey time is 2 minutes.
This is reflected in the reward you receive. These fall into two categories - competition draw or 'cash', illustrated by a symbol on the survey list. You can choose which surveys you want to answer. The completion prizes vary but are often for £25 Amazon vouchers. On the site's homepage it states that 'cash' rewards range from 5p to £1 a survey, but all the surveys I have been given have been for either 5p or 10p. Your 'cash' rewards add up until you reach £40, when you can either have the money paid into your bank account (you would obviously have to give bank details though - never clever), be sent a cheque or have it paid into a Paypal account.
Herein lies the downside of the site. I joined in October 2009, and have checked the site most days whilst using the internet, and so far earned £10.45. I was quite impressed at first with the number of surveys I received, but over the last month these have dropped off rapidly, to one a day if I'm lucky! At first I put this down to Christmas/New Year, but my concern is that it may (this is just supposition) be related to longevity - am I a less appealing survey recipient the nearer I creep to the payout level?
Overall, trying to overcome my cynicism, the site seems a good idea - after all that is why I joined in the first place. I am confident that they have handled my details securely, and the short snappy surveys are definitely an improvement over many survey sites where you spend ten minutes answering questions only to be told that you do not qualify.
Personally, I have been disappointed at the low level payout for all surveys - the odd 50p would have been nice, and maybe fulfilled the promise of the homepage a little more. In terms of my current rate of receipt of surveys, I can only hope an old cynic will be proved wrong - and will update this review with lashings of humble pie if that turns out to be the case!
Summary: Good idea, needs to prove it works