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Fun with onepoll.com
Member Name: clara29
Date: 24/05/10, updated on 25/09/10 (185 review reads)
Advantages: Fun surveys that are super quick and don't require much brainpower
Disadvantages: Some of the surveys could do with proof reading
Onepoll.com is an online survey site who work on behalf working on behalf of companies from various sectors within the UK and around the world.
As with most survey sites, the idea is to gain feedback on a product or service, or just to gauge public opinion on a current event or newsworthy story etc.
** How to join: **
Registration is free and not only that, they credit your account with £2.50 just for joining.
There are several reward types for surveys once you are joined up:
*Paid for surveys:*
Onepoll claim that they pay from 10p to £1 per survey but since I have joined, I have never seen anything above 25p and even those are rare. I have seen a lot for 5p though but these tend to be super speedy.
Once you have completed a survey, the amount is credited instantly to your account.
*24 hour surveys:*
This is a prize draw type of affair where one lucky winner will get between £500 and £1000 cash prize - sadly this has never been me so far!
Not entirely sure how this differs from the 24 hour survey type apart from length of time. A cash prize is still on offer for one lucky winner who is picked at random
** Payment threshold: **
Onepoll don't pay out until you reach £40 which as you can imagine, at 5p a survey is going to take quite some time.
I joined up because I was joining a bunch of survey sites at the time so to maximise my extra income, I thought I would give them all a fair go. At first, I did think about just jacking in onepoll because I knew it would take me bloody ages to get to £40, but then I noticed that I was regularly filling out at least 5 surveys a day. If these are 10p each (I have found this amount to be the most common) then 50p a day isn't too bad.
You won't get an email alert if there is a new survey, you will need to log in a few times a day and just check.
The surveys themselves are usually very quick, not too taxing and really dont take themselves too seriously. The content is usually fun and sometimes just a little bit silly - I'll give you an example; On the run up to the election, as you can imagine I was getting all sorts of surveys about policies and leadership qualities etc. From other survey sites that is......onepoll decided to eschew the boring politics and ask me questions about political leaders willies. So I spent 5 mins of my morning, half chuckling and half heaving whilst I answered a survey about the manhoods of Cameron, Brown and Clegg. Bleeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!
Although all very imporant in the name of political research you understand :)
** Any bad points? **
For some the payout is just not going to be enough. Some might find the content immature and pointless. Also the way the questionnaires are designed don't always seem like there has been a great deal of thought put in. For instance, many aren't designed to let you answer n/a or give you an optional question so you end up having to click on just any old answer in order to get through the survey - they could do with a couple of proof reads.
But in general it's a fun site. The surveys are really quick and not in depth at all and you very rarely get screened out. I have been participating for about 3 months now and am just under the £20 point so it's not as hard as you might think to get to the threshold.
Also published on ciao under ciaomiaow - thanks for reading :)
SEPT 2010: I have reached my £40 and had the cash transferred to paypal within 10 working days - result!
Summary: A survey site that doesn't take itself too seriously