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I first found panelbase.net 4 years ago when in need of cash. I signed up thinking i would make some money quicklt. How wrong was i. I was drawn in by the fact you can earn up to £10 per survey. But as of yet i have not been offered the chance to take part in a survey with a reward this high. The most i have been offered is £2. But i will not complain about earning that amount of money for answering a few questions.
The majority of surveys i have taken in the four years have been to do with advertising and media. But i have taken surveys on drinks, food, clothing and various othr topics.
In that time i have been offered the chance to take over 300 surveys. However i have only managed to complete a fraction of those surveys. I have cashed out twice since signing up and earned£24.75.
The biggest problem i have found is qualifying for surveys. Regardless of how quickly i go on to the survey more often than not i dont get to complete the surveys.
The surveys vary in length from a couple of minutes to half an hour, but usually last no more than 15-20 minutes.
When cashing out you can choose to cash out with vouchers, a BACS or by donating it to charity.
Overall this a nice website but not one where you make lots of money. The website is easy to navigate and looks good.
Just encountered a problem with the site, all this week I have been unable to access the website. I have reached the cash out limit and now unable to access the site in order to do this. It is annoying and as soon as I can access the site I will redeem my money and leave the site.
I have been doing panel base for nigh on 2 years now and as it got up to nearly a tenner they just send questionnaires that dont get past the first question - I have told them what i think and have put a review on here before but you never released it - and i guess you you wont do this one either - I even had to put ONE STAR to get this sent and they do not deserve ANY stars as they are quiet pathetic (and now they want 150 words) Panel Base do not pay out they are BAD BAD BAD and pathetic as a survey group even the surveys I have done are so boring it beggars belief that any company can find out the truth about anything with Panel Base - my advice is to let everyone know how ridiculously pathetic they are (pathetic).
Panelbase.net is an online research panel which rewards members for participating in market research surveys. Currently it only accepts new registrations from UK residents.
It's easy and free to join. You can sign up by visiting www.panelbase.net and clicking a navy blue link "Click here to join now". Then you need to provide your email address, a password, personal details and address details to create an account. Once registered, you will automatically receive an activation email with a link to confirm your membership.
Once you click on the link, you'll earn £3 straight away on your account. You can also log on your account to fill up more details about you. There are totally 16 items that contain a selection of questions to answer, such as household information, holiday preferences, internet usage, just name a few. You can answer as many or as few of these questions as you like, but the more information you provide, the more chance for you to get surveys that are relevant to your personal interests and lifestyle.
Similar to most survey websites you can only participate in their surveys after your get a survey invitation from Panelbase via your email account. In general the time length and the reward for each survey will always be stated in the survey invitation. Then you need to answer a few pre-screen questions to see if you are qualified to complete the survey or not.
The surveys are about different topics and subject matters. The surveys rewards are calculated in pounds and pence. Depending on the survey length the rewards start from 50p to £2.00, £2.50 or even more. If you are not qualified for the full survey you will get a monthly prize draw for £50 cash.
You will get £0.20 for each of your UK-based referrals. In addition to this, the top 5 members who have referred the most people in each calendar month will have their qualifying referral rewards trebled for that month.
Once your earnings reach £10.00 you will be able to withdrawn them in four options: BACS (paid directly into your bank account), cheque (sent to your registered address), high-street vouchers (sent to your registered address) or charitable donations. Then Panelbase.net will send you an inform email letting you know that they receive your withdrawn request. When the payment is processed you will get another inform email. Usually the payment would take 10-30 days to complete.
What I like?
I have joined over 20 paid surveys websites since 2009. From my experience Panelbase.net is a good, but not great survey panel.
First, the layout of Panelbase.net is quite simple and easy to follow. Whenever I check my details or my account I am always very quickly taken to my requested page. The Help page can answer all the questions you need to know as a member.
Second, the survey rewards are appropriate for the time I have spent. Generally after I've completed each survey, the payment instantly appeared in my Panelbase account.
Third, not like most survey websites that pay you vouchers or prize draw entries, Panelbase provides more options to redeem my earnings including cash. And the payment threshold is reasonably set.
What I dislike?
It seems Panelbase 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 I'm frequently screened out.
I would recommend panelbase.net to anybody who is interested in making money for surveys in their spare time. Panelbase.net is not as great as some other survey websites, but at least in the end they do pay you.
Not impressed to be honest - 90% of the surveys sent through I got so far and said I did not qualify, this is increasingly common and some times I feel that I've provided them with enough market research information that it could have popped up sooner rather than wasting 5 mins of my life. Then there are others where you get to the end and it doesn't show up as if you've even done it ... you e-mail the support and here nowt back.Overall - not impressed
I joined Panelbase a few years ago along with some other survey websites. While I had better luck with other survey sites in terms of getting a regular number of surveys and being paid out a few times, Panelbase was not the case.
I found Panelbase on the money magpie website, as it gave a list of websites you could earn a bit of money off. Initially when I joined up Panelbase I was given a £3 incentive and was told that you could withdraw money when it got to the £10 mark. Registration was simple and you have to fill out a profile, which includes different sections - anything from what car you drive to music preference. This profile determines what surveys you get offered but unlike Toluna you do not earn anything for completing them.
You can earn money from referrals and surveys. You can earn 20p per a referral, which is probably the easy way to earn off this site but with the website the way it is you're hardly going to be recommending it to other people and you would be lucky if anyone did join using your referral. After I joined this website I received very few invites to surveys and the surveys I was invited to did not pay much. The fact that its actually taken a few years till I could withdraw the money out makes this website pointless to stick with. I did not bother with Panelbase till about a month ago when I started to get some surveys in. I have no idea what had gotten into them, suddenly they realised I existed and sent surveys. At this point I only needed a few pounds to get the £10 withdrawal amount so I decided to complete the surveys.
After each survey is completed you have to wait a while, maybe a week for your survey money to be cleared and paid into your Panelbase account. As soon as I earned my £11.30 I decided to withdraw my money. There are different ways you can be paid by Panelbase now:
- £10 can be withdrawn straight into your bank account
- £20 can be withdrawn as a cheque
- High Street vouchers
- Or even donate to charity
You do not have to enter your bank account details when you register but only when it's time to withdraw your payment. It had taken a week to process my payment, they even sent an email to tell me what day my bank account should receive the payment.
Apparently you can win things off this website but I never have.
Overall I would avoid this website, there are much better survey sites out there and they don't take forever to reach the withdrawal amount. Considering that the withdrawal amount is £10 it seems impossible to reach with this website.
I joined panelbase about a year and a half ago after a friend told me about them. They were one of two I joined at that time. The other being Lightspeedpanel.
Lightspeed as most of the internet seems to agree are a fairly regular site, at first so was Panelbase maybe one or two a fortnight. I did have about a month of no surveys at the start but that was only then.
If I'm honest I gave up on surveys back then. I would occasionally notice a Lightspeed and whizz through it. But I stopped paying attention after reaching payout from Panelbase. Still haven't got there with Lightspeedpanel.
I also abandoned a hotmail account. Temporarily. This is important..
Every so often I would come across panelbase online and would remember the hotmail account. In a year of this I found 3 panelbase surveys. All had expired.
I went along to panelbase today and logged in. I have a fiver plus sitting there. They are also telling me that
'there has been a problem sending emails to your address click here for more'
Apparently AOL and Hotmail users are missing surveys by the shed load as a result of whatever problems they had/have
I have missed Fifty-Five. That's 55 MISSED surveys from a site that actually pays. Gutted.
Very happy that its easily sorted. I sent an email this morning to support@panelbase and received a reply within two hours. All done and fixed..
I am now looking forward to using panelbase again.
I would recommend this site as even with the shocking history of total lack of care and co-operation from myself, I've been paid YES I HAVE BEEN PAID! and know theres more coming! Current earnings twenty quid near approaching third Tenner payout.
Having been keeping an eye on these reviews i feel I should mention that at times the survey are feast or famine. Like many others I have had periods of frustrating 'sorry you don't qualify' surveys. But they've never lasted for ever.
I have been with this site a long time BECAUSE they keep paying out. It takes a while but they are quite reliable. My only problem is forgetting to log in and keep my profile up to date.
In my world there are two survey sites worth bothering with Panelbase and Pinecone. After years theses are the only two I bother with now, And I am Lazy. So they must be easy or I would have quit....
I really tend to enjoy completing online surveys, I recently reviewed Valued Opinions, a market researching survey based website. Panel base runs in the same way but comes with, what I would view to be, a significant amount more disadvantages than Valued Opinions.
I signed up to panel base around a year and a half ago and I would say I am offered (by email) to partake in one essay every month and a half which is very, very infrequent. The rewards are slightly larger than other online market researching companies; rewards can be anything from 25p to £10 apparently, (I say apparently because I have yet to be sent a survey with a reward greater than £2. £10 surveys would be most welcome in my inbox!) The surveys each take around 20 minutes and are focused on media and advertising, product manufacturers, publishing companies, film studios, public service providers, and event planners amongst others as the Panelbase website will tell you.
As I say I have been a part of the Panelbase website for a year and a half and have only just very recently redeemed my first reward, a £10 'Say Shopping' voucher which I was a bit unsure of where to spend! I was very pleased to be able to finally redeem something from the website, as I say it did take its time. You can also withdraw you reward using BACS (the fund going straight in to your account) or by donating to charity.
Most of the surveys are pleasant to take part in with the focus mainly being your opinion and quite often you will be asked to watch some form of an advert or to make sure that your speakers are plugged in for something required later on in the survey. I enjoy these kind of surveys mainly because you are asked to comment on media relations, something that most of us are exposed to everyday, so it is a good opportunity to be able to express an opinion on them.
The surveys for me have been few and far between, but getting some kind of a reward for a year and a halfs work was rewarding (even if it was just a £10 voucher- you don't really realise that you're working as such when you're writing your opinions down). So I would recommend Panelbase to anyone with copious amounts of patients who like to be rewarded!
You may have read my recent review of the Lightspeed Panel which compares much more favourably than Panelbase.net
As with Lightspeed, I have been a member of Panelbase for two years now. I was first attracted by the introductory £3 offer for joining. I completed my personal profile which has always remained "100% complete". In this time I have only been invited to 32 surveys of which I have qualified to complete 21.
I have also noticed on a number of occassions that there appears to be a lot more qualification questions than with other companies. Some of the questions I feel are questions that form part of the actual survey and once I had completed these, I was told that I did not match the survey profile. As a result Panelbase were able to obtain some information about my attidudes and buying behaviour without having to pay anything!
In my two years I have made a grand total of just £12.00 of which £3 came from the introductory offer for joining. As you can see the survey invitations from Panelbase don't seem very forthcoming which is supported by a number of the other reviews.
When a survey invitation is received you are told how much you will be paid for completing it. For me this has ranged from £0.25 to £2.00 and with a minimum threshold of £10 before you can withdraw any payment, it can take a while to get your hands on the cash.
So far I have left my account active with Panelbase but I am seriously considering closing it.
Thanks for taking the time to read my review.
Now I'm a member of numerous market research and survey sites, some of which are arguably a lot better than others. In an attempt to make a bit of extra cash I've joined pretty much every site I've come across and, sadly, it's not made me a millionaire yet. I recently received an email inviting me to take part in a survey from Panel Base, a company that I've not yet wrote about on DooYoo so I decided it was time to share. Panel Base is an online research panel which rewards its members for participating in various surveys. They work with a range of companies including media and advertising agencies, product manufacturers and film studios... all of which really value the opinion of their consumers. Panel Base is part of a larger company known as Dipsticks Research Limited which has been operating since 1997 within the UK.
The homepage to the site is straightforward and has clear links if you wish to join or simply login to your account. The information presented on the homepage is rather brief and there's a lot of white space which is quite refreshing really. There's a menu running alone the top with the following options; "home" which will merely return you to the homepage, "about us" where you can find out a little more about the company, "rewards" where you can find out how the site rewards you, "register" which is where you can register to become a member, "winners" which will tell you of the winners for the various prizes that you get entered into when taking part in the surveys, "faq" which is actually really impressive and thorough and will answer pretty much any question and finally "contact" to contact Panel Base.
If you want to register on the site you can either use the link on the menu or the link on the homepage of the site. Now the beauty of this site is that you're paid £3 just for registering and yes, it does sound too good to be true. However they assure you that they won't pass your details onto anyone else and I've never had any problems. Registering takes about five minutes and requires you to enter all the usual information such as personal details (name, address, email, etc) as well as a username and password for the site. The second part of the registration process will ask you to tick which forms of research you'd be interested in, these include internet, telephone, SMS, focus groups, postal and product testing. After that you'll find you need to confirm your membership from a confirmation email and then you're all done!
Once you've registered on the site you can then login to your account from the Panel Base homepage. You'll see a new menu along the top of the page with the following options:
My Account: here you can find all sorts of information such as when you last logged in, how many surveys you've been invited to, how many surveys you've completed, your current rewards balance and you're current pending balance.
My Details: there are various questionnaires for you to fill in about things such as employment, gambling, internet usage, etc. which should help to tailor their surveys to your interests. I've only answered about half of them as I got bored!
My Credits: here you can see information on your rewards on the site, you'll be able to see which surveys you've participated in, when you took part and how much you were paid. You can also choose to withdraw money once you've reached £10.
Recommend: in an attempt to encourage people to invite their friends to join Panel Base they will pay you 20p for each friend who signs up and a further £2 if you manage to get ten friends to sign up... if you're interested please let me know!
Help: this section is one of the best help sections I've ever come across, there are a range of issues to choose from on the right hand side such as membership and rewards, these then filter down into questions which you can find the answer to.
Panel Base say that the majority of their survey will be completed online and this is certainly the experience I've had with them although I did take part in one phone based interview. Surveys can take anything from two to twenty minutes depending on the topic and the rewards tend to vary from about 25p to the £10 mark. Looking at my past payment history I seem to have been paid between 50p and £1.50 for everything I've taken part in, the phone based interview rewarded me with a separate £10 voucher. The surveys are all really easy to complete and take the standard format of ticking boxes mainly. The phone interview was the only one which was a bit different, that took about fifteen minutes and involved them asking me questions about my opinion of different supermakets and shopping experiences too.
Once you've hit the £10 mark you can withdraw your rewards by BACS which means the money goes straight into your bank, by cheque, by high street vouchers or you can donate your rewards to charity. The thing that really surprised me was all the places you can get vouchers for, in total there must be about fifty options! You can exchange your £10 for a voucher for Alton Towers, American Golf, Bella Italia, Boots, Comet, HMV, Homebase, H Samuel, JJB, Legoland, Mothercare, New Look, Partners, River Island, Threshers and Wine Rack to name just a selection. I think it certainly gives its panel members more options for vouchers than anywhere else, not to forget that you can also choose to have a BACS payment or a cheque as well. This is where this site really stands apart from any others out there!
Well I've been a member of the site since January 2008 and in that time I've made... £22.50. Yes, for nearly two years membership I've come away with approximately £11.25 per year, it's hardly going to make me a millionaire anytime soon. In the past year I've taken part in the phone survey which I got sent £10 for meaning that my rewards for actual online surveys have been a mere £12.50 over two years! Looking at my membership pages it's clear to see that I've been invited to nineteen surveys in the two years, have only taken part in fourteen of them and, out of those fourteen, have only been suitable for eight of them. Therefore, on average, I've been taking part in one survey every three months on this site which isn't really ideal at all and there are sites out there that offer you far more frequent rewards.
However every little bit of money does help so if you want to give it a try then send me a message and I can recommend you! I've withdrawn from the site twice (vouchers both times) and they've always been delivered to my specified postal address within the four week delivery time. I contacted the customer service by email the first time as I noticed my postal address was wrong and they corrected this and replied back to me within twenty four hours. The rewards always seem to be fair for the effort and time needed to complete the surveys too. Apart from the complete lack of surveys or rather the poor frequency of them there isn't anything bad I can say about this site. I would recommend joining up but be aware that you're going to have to be patient to see any rewards for your efforts!
Thanks for reading!
Panelbase is one of the growing number of cash for survey sites out there.
As with many of the others you sign up with a few details, give your email address and wait for the emails inviting you to take part in a survey (including details of the reward, typically 25p - £1 and estimated time taken) to come flooding in.
Well, you get a £3 bonus for joining and within a week I'd had a few survey invitations, qualified for a couple and got it up to £4.25. I was thinking this was great and it would be no time until I got up to the £10 threshold for payout by cheque but that was well over a month ago and since then I've had two survey invitations one of which I didn't qualify for and the other I earnt 25p so the £10 threshold now looks a long way off.
Reading reviews it seems that other people have had similar experiences with survey invitations drying up so it seems that this site is one where you might have to wait a while.
My recommendation for a survey site would be Lightspeed, I'm not making the hundreds of pounds that some other people claim to but at least I have managed to redeem enough for a christmas present!
I signed up to panelbase with a spate of other sites when i started getting into doing internet surveys. It was on a list of best 10 sites that i found so did not think that i could go too far wrong. However, i have now been left a little disheartened by the site, and have found better options out there.
When i first signed up, i was very optimistic. The fact that they give you £3 just for getting involved is a great start, thus meaning that you only need a mere £7 to get the money withdrawn.
This is one of the good points about panelbase. At just £10, the withdrawal rate is very low, which obviously means that you can get your money out quicker. Always very handy!
I continued to be happy with the site as reviews seemed to be coming thick and fast, and i soon made my way up to the £8 mark. I was excited. I started to believe that i could make some serious funds from doing this.
However, the excitement has now all but died away. I have not received a survey in about 4 months. I believe that the website realises that i am so close to a payout and therefore does not offer me any more surveys.
I have seen this with a couple of other, less reputable sites, so it does not really surprise me. I just think a lot higher of the good sites out there that actually do pay out. Lightspeed, for example!
So then, to summarise. I really would not recommend this survey site. There are hundreds of better ones out there, so stick to them! And you really can earn some good amounts of cash. Just do not rely on getting it from Panelbase!
Panelbase is a good paying survey site if you dont mind waiting for very few surveys a month.
I have been with panelbase and i got about 1 survey per month which half the time i did not qualify which means i didnt get paid.
There are much MUCH better paying survey websites out there, i wouldnt recoment joining panelbase unless you dont mind waiting for the surveys that dont come regulary.
One you reach £10 you can get the money put into your bank via bank transfer (which i wouldnt recomend) or cheque which takes slightly longer but i wouldnt recomend putting your bank details into the website, even tho its a safe site.
Overall the site is good as you get around £1-4 per survey which soon adds up if you qualify for them i say its worth signing up to and decide if its for you or not.
I joined Panelbase in January 2009 and have yet to earn enough to make a withdrawal.
Number of Surveys
Since signing up, I have received invitations to a grand total of 5 surveys, which I think works out at about 1 invitation per fortnight. Of these, I didn't qualify for four of the surveys.
Aside from the £3 bonus that you get for signing up, I have actually only earnt 75p from Panelbase in almost ten weeks. Based on this, I'm not holding out much hope of earning much money from this survey site. At the current rate, I'll be lucky to earn the £10 withdrawal limit by the end of the year!
If you do not qualify for surveys, you are usually entered into a prize draw. For example, I have just been screened out of a survey on dairy products (seemingly for having no kids) but was given an entry into a £50 prize draw. A lot of survey sites seem to do this now as some potential compensation for taking part. I have personally never won anything but there are testimonials on the website from people who supposedly have done.
Although I personally do not get many survey invitations or qualify for many of the invitations that I am sent, you might be a lot luckier than me. It all depends on your answers and what they are looking for, as per any survey site.
i have not been a member of panel base for long but on registering you 'get' £3 (added to your account). i have only been asked to complete a couple of surveys so far and even then when i finish answering some of them, it says it is full, they already had enough surveys answers or something along those lines. the only way to make money on this site really is to refer people which i have done but only made about £1. i dont think i'll be referring any more people unless i get more surveys sent through to me which i get to complete. i think i'll just refer people to this site instead as you get to write as many review as you like. ou can only redeem your cash when you reach £10 which im looking forward to but think it'll be a while yet. its an ok to be part of but you have to a be a member of more than just that one to get an ok amount of points/cash :)
I stumbled across this website whilst browsing through a money saving website and thought I would give it a go! The incentive of being paid £3 just for registering was tempting!
Panelbase is basically a website where you are invited to take part in online surveys and earn money for your time. The surveys can take anywhere from a couple of minutes to fifteen minutes. The payment also varies between surveys, between £0.50 and £10. You will receive e-mails from Panelbase inviting you to take part in the surveys and you will be told the payment for completeing the survey within the e-mail.
There are also other methods of surveys you can take part in such as telephone, text and postal. I opted for the e-mail only notifications to take part in online surveys.
Some surveys you complete also include entry in to prize draws to win items such as ipods and tv's.
The basic registration process to create your account is straightforward however completing your details is very time consuming. There are various categories that you have to complete ranging from your holiday preferences to your tv preferences. You need to complete all the sections to gove you the best chance of being invited to take part in surveys.
Panelbase also have a referral scheme where you can invite friends to register. For each friend that completes the registration process you will be paid £0.20.
I don't know if I am the sort of person from whom they don't want my opinion but I have only been invited to take part in two surveys in two months! My earnings are as follows to give you an idea:
13/8/08 Registration £3.00
22/8/08 DVD's and magazines survey £0.50
8/9/08 Radio survey £1.25
Payment is made by BACS, cheque, highstreet vouchers or charitable donation. The minimum amount you can withdraw is £10.
In summary the surveys I have completed have been straightforward and easy to navigate. I am dissapointed though in the lack of surveys I have been invited to take part in though, it's going to take me a long time at this rate to reach £10!