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My least favourite survey site!
Member Name: charlie1979
Advantages: Paid even if you do not qualify for survey
Disadvantages: Frequency of surveys, poor site layout, long sign up precess
I cannot remember how I found out about this website, it was either another members review on here or from the Money Saving Expert Website. I am a member of a few survey sites and I have to say that this is the worst one! If it wasn't for me being so attached to my grand sum of £2.15 in my account I would close it but I am a stubborn wotsit!
I have been a member of this site for a few months now and I am still confused! There are two main tabs on the site; 'Pureprofile' and 'Nextbutton'. The Pureprofile tab is a bit like a homepage to the site and you can access your account details and profile history from here amongst other relevant sections. The Nextbutton will take you to any surveys that are available to you. If you are shown their 'Stat of the Month' this means and there are no paid surveys to participate in. If you are invited to surveys though they will e-mail you so you do not need to keep visiting the site.
**The Sign Up Process**
The sign up process is one of the longest I have ever had to do and to be honest I nearly lost the will to live whilst nearing the end! You have to answer lots of questions about yourself in no less than twenty categories ranging from work and education to health and well being. In each of these twenty categories there are sub heading with on average five questions to answer. Sometimes when you answer a question another pops up from out of the blue underneath it! You will often think to yourself 'will this ever end'?!! It took me the best part of an hour to complete......that's a whole hour of my life they have sucked away without being paid a penny!
Sign up all completed I gave myself a pat on the back for persevering and reassured myself that I would get loads of surveys flooding in as I had fully completed my profile. Boy was I mistaken!
I have been a member of this website for four months now and have been invited to take part in five surveys. Out of these surveys I was accepted to participate in three of them and was paid £0.50, £0.30 and £1.00. If you do not qualify for a survey you will be paid £0.10 which is better than a poke in the eye! I was also paid a huge sum of 5p for clicking on a Tesco advert appeared under the Nextbutton tab although this is the only paid link I have ever seen, many of them are unpaid but you will be told this so you don't waste your time!
The surveys that I have had have been pretty straight forward and well laid out. On average I would say they take between ten and fifteen minutes to complete however this does vary but I would say they should take you no more than twenty minutes to complete.
You can amend your preferences to set limits for the surveys you receive. You can set minimum limits for reviews, ie not to send you any surveys that are worth less than 50p. I would not recommend setting any limits as the surveys are so few and far between anyway! You can also set which surveys you wish to receive relating to the time they will take for you to complete.
According to the website you will earn $1 for every $5 your friend earns in their account. There is a limit on this of $5 per friend so your earnings will not be indefinite. How they convert this into pounds I do not know as I have not referred anyone yet. Your earnings are shown in pounds though so there is no confusion here.
The minimum payout is £25. You will be paid directly in to your bank account by means of BACS transfer. Unfortunately I cannot comment on the speed of payment as at this rate it will take me another five years to reach this payout! If I do get there I will come back and add it to my review but don't hold your breath!
Overall I would say that this is the worst survey site I have ever used! The surveys are few and far between and the website is overly complicated and quite hard to navigate. The sign up process is enough to drive you to tears with frustration and the rewards form survey invites have certainly not made up for this. Maybe I am just not the kind of person they are looking for to complete their surveys however I get quite a few from other websites so I am not taking offense!
The payout for each survey completed is pretty good so if you do get a few invites I am sure you can reach the £25 payout threshold relatively quickly. If you have the patience of a saint to complete the registration process I would say give it a go as you have nothing to lose! I only wish I hadn't even started with this site now and wasted my time with it! I would be interested to hear if any other members have had any better luck than me with this site.
Summary: Not one to rush out and join!