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A survey site for a person with very little patience (and probably only one saucepan a la Ziggy Zen)
Member Name: lalli_pickle
Advantages: Quick polls, reliable, good reputation
Disadvantages: Can take a while to reach payout
Onepoll.com is another paid for survey site. You don't need to be referred, you can just join via the homepage and as such anyone can participate, they even have a partner site for children called youngpoll, where anyone under 15 can give their opinions in exchange for cash.
The site itself is quite brightly coloured and user friendly and obviously designed for ease of use. Once you log in, if you want to view available surveys you click on the surveys box at the top of the screen, if you want to view your balance click on the account box.
The surveys you get are generally quite short and topical, recently there's been a lot about the world cup, summer holidays and other summery topics. The payment per survey is quite low, usually around 5-10p but as the surveys only usually have around 10 questions and take a few minutes of your time it's worth it in my opinion, even though 10p for 2 minutes only equates to £3 per hour it's something you can do when you get into work in the morning while you're waiting for the kettle to boil.
Onepoll also have an iPhone app which I haven't used, but I gather that surveys on that are relatively better paid, although there are less of them.
One thing I have found is that as surveys don't get emailed to you it really is pot luck as to whether there are any available when you log on. Previously I had been logging on once a day and I'd be lucky if I got one every few days. Recently, I've been logging on two or three times a day at different times and getting two or three surveys each time, so I really would recommend logging on frequestly if you are able to. I would imagine each survey has a certain number of respondants and is then removed hence why they change quickly.
In terms of surveys, you will sometimes get ones that screen you out at the start. More often though you'll get ones that say 'Men only' in the title. I'm not sure on the etiquette of these, when I see them I tend to only answer them if I have a person to hand who fits the criteria, after all, these polls are reported in the newspaper so people do rely on accurate results to an extent (although statistically 95% of statistics are made up on the spot). I have heard of other members who answer everything but just click the box that says 'I am not a man' on each question, or who just pretend to be a man. Also, if you're one of the 'Eats shoots and leaves' tribe, you may become frustrated with some of the basic spelling and grammar errors on some of the surveys.
The payout limits are £40 (£20 for youngpoll) and it's taken me approximately 4 weeks to reach £7 (although the last £3 has been in the past few days when I've been logging in more than once a day).
I have not heard of any payout problems with Onepoll although Youngpoll were taking a while to pay a few weeks back. One of the main benefits of Onepoll is that it pays out cash rather than vouchers which means it is more useful in many ways.
Overall I would recommend Onepoll as a good survey site. It's reliable and pays out regularly, it also has a good reputation and for those who want their opinions heard, it is one which is actually used in press reports (for more information see www.onepoll.com).
if you're feeling generous, Onepoll do offer referral fees to existing users and it is relatively easy to find a referral link (see the forum at www.moneysavingexpert.com) which will earn some moeny for someone else, and in turn you can then pass your referral link to friends, family and complete strangers in order to earn some extra pennies depending on your view of referrals.
Summary: Worth a go