“ Companies around the world are ready to pay you for your personal opinions. „
I joined this survey site back in March 2011. As far as I can tell, membership is open to quite a number of countries and earnings are shown in your currency with the USD amount in brackets next to it, which I take to mean they are a US based company. I will give all amounts in USD in this review to simplify things.
It seemed good at first, almost too good to be true what with their giving USD$5 for just registering. Plus they were paying, just small amounts (eg.USD$0.11), for profile updates with separate payment for updating each of the various sections of this. Instead of just one lump sum for updating all to 100% like some sites do, if they pay at all for profile updating that is.
Their site includes a pretty detailed account section where you can look at your survey history with all the survey transaction numbers, dates, reward amounts, and their status - earned, pending, and...dd-duh...sound the error gong... invalid, which I have one of for hitting the wrong key when typing my postcode once. Oops. Less haste more speed!
There is also a fairly good account snapshot where you can see your totals earned, pending, and available, as well as what the redemption threshold is, how much more you need to earn to redeem, your total redemptions, and your sweepstakes entries. There are also little question marks beside each that give you more info when you hover over them.
You can redeem by choosing between two categories:
The rewards choices are:
- Rixty Online Entertainment Card
As per the description provided on Surveyhead, Rixty is a universal prepaid card for over 1,000 multiplayer & downloadable games, virtual worlds, and mobile games & ringtones.
Paypal, which most know about but just in case I'll include an excerpt from their blurb; "...allows anyone to pay in any way they prefer, including through credit cards, bank accounts, buyer credit or account balances, without sharing financial information", This is my preferred way of being paid as I usually need cash rather than goods.
The donation choices are:
- Keep A Child Alive
- Trees For The Future
- Doctors Without Borders
- American National Red Cross
- Special Olympics
- American Cancer Society
- Feed the Children
- Make A Wish Foundation
- Susan G Koman (breast cancer charity)
- Hope for Haiti
- World Wildlife Fund
- A-T Children's Project
- Pink Link (breast cancer charity)
- PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)
I think the donations section is really excellent, with some good causes there. Although usually those signing up to survey sites are rather in need of money - I know I am in that category - hopefully some manage to spare some of their earnings to support some of these (if they CAN redeem that is... but more on that below). Again, there is a US focus in the charity choices, which strengthens my opinion that this is an American based site which is active internationally.
Anyway, in my experience of the site, for a while the surveys rolled in, paying between USD$0.75 to even USD$5.00 for one, and now and then there was a profile updating survey available, these also paying a small amound as I stated above.
My first moment of concern was when at one point, in a blink and you missed it moment, I was sure that I had reached the threshold for being paid via Paypal yet when I checked the threshold amount seemed to have increased. I sat there looking at it thinking "Is it me? Didn't that used to be...? " but there was no way of checking this so I shrugged, thought perhaps I had it wrong, and continued answering surveys.
Then, back in August 2012, when I was only USD$0.81 away from being able to redeem for cash via Paypal, I started getting the message "Survey closed" each time I clicked on the link to a survey in my email. The surveys also started coming less frequently.
To check whether it really was a case of my missing out on the surveys, perhaps because the email invitation delivery was being delayed or something, I started loggng in on a regular basis... sometimes several times a day... but there were no surveys.
I then emailed Surveyhead. I try to ask questions first before I shoot, so my initial email was to let them know the difficulties I was having and ask them about these. I got an email back asking me to continue trying, and to log in regularly... which I was doing.
I continued to try to do surveys but they were all closed even though I was clicking on the link immediately after they got into my inbox and also checking the website regularly.
I then emailed them again, a little bit more annoyed this time. I received yet another keep trying email.
On top of this I did some profile updates some months back yet was not paid for them, even though there was the usual payment amounts offered next to each of them. To rub this in even more there is a feed on the Dashboard showing all the people (logged in via social networking etc) who are earning this and that for doing profile updates.
So the next time I emailed them I was pretty annoyed and stated suspicions that they were a scam company who let people approach the threshold and then stopped them from reaching it, and also stopped paying them for updating their profiles. Again I received a short email telling me to keep trying and... need I say... it is really trying!! Especially as I have just realized as I wrote this that the Paypal reward I was so close to getting has now been changed so I am not so close to reaching it and I can only get the Rixty reward - which I do not want.
Grrrrrrrrrrrr!!!! And hence my writing this to warn others to avoid like the plague. At least that is the way I feel. There are also much better and easier survey sites out there than this one has proved in my opinion to be.
When short on cash, people can no longer go into town and get a job on your first attempt, instead we must divulge into a deep and dreary world of obscure titles and depressing roles. To get a little pocketmoney along the the way though can be rather pleasurable (Praise be to Ciao!). SurveyHead is an America based site that offers its members pennies in exchange for completing surveys that the big masked companies throw out to gain an insight and real opinons of their audience. At first I though it was probably a scam or just plain nonsense, but with a $5 registration reward, all kinds of certificates and a stable relationship with PayPal, it was worth a go. Admittedly at first it was difficult to get to grips with the questionnaires and how they worked but within a week I got the gist of it all and started earning some hand munnies.
The surveys have a wide range of questions and subjects and, depending on your lifestyle and experience, suit some more than others. Some require you to watch adverts and rate it on scales, use words to describe it from selected terms, write honest opinions. Others involve far more specialist topics like video games, music, job satisfaction, electronics, parenting etc. The more surveys you complete of a certain genre, the more the likelihood of future ones from the same or similar providers. The rate at which you receive surveys to partake is again, varied. A good example is my reward history (keep in mind I do not qualify for a good 40% of them) In April 2012 I finished 16 surveys spaced apart usually by 2 days, with an average 'reward' of just over £1 (some specialist ones can be for £5 or a lowly 5p). To start, the surveys on your home 'dashboard' (which don't require any software just a reliable browser) declare the reward as well as the estimated length of the survey (often between 10 - 20 minutes).
The disappointing aspects of the surveys are when you've got through a few minutes of questions and then you're told you did not qualify for it or they had already gained enough completed questionnaires. The general way to complete them is to never speed through them (as some have in built timers), be honest (you and your friends don't work in speciallist media, with 1 million co-workers or earn billions in revenue) and finally, don't swear or joke about (this will make relinquish your reward and mark it as 'Invalid'). The rewards themselves are then pending and confirmed between the time of a week and a month.
Some surveys need a specific browser, some don't support Macintosh (which is INSANE), some wait until the end of the questions to tell you they've filled them all out or you do not qualify (questioning whether your participation was still used). Some also ask you to sign up to other websites (Probably legitimate but I don't recommend them) others have glitches and struggle to load or fail to go back to correct answers. You may be uncomfortable relinquishing detailed information such as employment status, annual household income, marital status, email and sometimes postal code and region.
You can only be paid in increments - lower amounts can only be redeemed for vouchers for specific online retailers or charities, whilst 25 dollars is enough for a PayPal transaction. The actual 'redemption' is a timely process though as like most pay sites, are only scanned once a month for payouts. So after a month waiting you'll receive a confirmed mark on your rewards section and in my experience, it takes roughly 5 more days after confirmation, in which you are sent an SH email then a PayPal one later on.
I have been with them since just before the year, 5 months in and i have earned £85. Considering the little time it takes to check every now and then, and the little annoyance from repetition, its not a bad way to get a litte moolah (£15 a month I suppose). Writing this, I surprisingly received 2 surveys to complete! Both with the approximate length of 15 minutes (probably 5-10), one for 2 dollars the other for $1.25. One was about what the word 'Value' meant to me, while the other was about global warming. Both of which were completed successfully.. so there you go!
I recommend this site for people who are interested in giving opinions, but not others as the rewards are fairly small and take time to accumulate.
I joined a series of survey sites about 18 months ago.... Surveyhead was one of them... at the time I didnt quite understand how they worked, in that you can visit the site not only when invited to surveys, but daily to conduct a 'surveysweep' and see whether you are eligible for surveys.
Usually this means you can continue to try for a survey until you complete one fully, and it used to be for a reward of $1 (around 70p) meaning every month or so you would reach your payment threshhold and receive a payment around a month later of £15 or thereabouts.
This made is an incredibly lucrative site because they pay you into Paypal (effectively cash) which can be transferred into your bank account and spent as and how you please....
They then changed things so that surveysweeps now pay $0.75 or around 40p so it takes longer but they also do not seem to have as many surveys as they used to meaning it takes even longer to hit the payment threshold...
I have not experienced any problems with being paid once the threshhold has been hit - but do get bored of waiting now that it takes a while to reach the limits. There was a stage where I would try to do the surveysweeps ahead of the other survey companies I am joined to, now they fall into the mill of things because it can take so long to try and find a survey which allows you to complete it, and the reward makes it not as worthwhile as other sites can be....
On the whole though - it is definitely worth having available because it does pay regularly and well, and in cash/paypal rather than vouchers....
In one year it has paid me £100 for a very casual approach to surveys, which isn't going to fund my lifestyle - but it is a nice little bonus to have on the side.... I would recommend it to anyone!
I joined surveyhead a few months ago as I was tempted by their offer of $5 (£3.69) just for signing up. I signed up and got my bonus, and completed one survey. To be honest, from them I forgot about them and didn't check again for months until a friend told me she had joined and was earning a reasonable amount of money from them.
Signing up is easy, you simply enter your name and some personal details, and are asked a series of questions about your living arrangements and lifestyle, ie. Where do you live, what do you work as, do you drive a car etc. Unlike many of the other survey sites, they will only occasionally email you when they have a survey, however, when you log onto your account, you are taken to a homepage, known as 'dashboard' which has a list of surveys that might be of interest to you. Generally there is about 2 a day that you may be eligible for. These surveys are listed by the type of survey it is (eg. Automotive), the price you get paid if you successfully complete the survey (eg. $1 or 69p) and the probability that you will be selected for it should you complete the screening questions (given as a percentage).
Once you have completed the screening questions and are eligible to complete a survey, the questions themselves are pretty easy to answer, its more a question of ticking boxes and selecting relevant feelings rather than actually writing anything. They generally take around 10-20 minutes to complete and the rewards paid can vary from 60p to about £2. As this is an American site, all of the compensation amounts are given in US dollars as well as GB pounds.
Once you have completed your survey the amount is credited to your account in the dashboard under the 'Pending' section - it then takes up to 28 days for this to become confirmed, although this is a long time to wait, I have never had any monies not confirmed.
When you have reached the equivalent of $25 (£16.49) you can cash out. Rewards are paid via paypal and it generally takes 7 working days for the money to be credited to your account.
I would recommend this site as a way of making some extra pocket money, I have not had any problems to date and the surveys generally feel a bit quicker and straightforward than the likes of Global Test Market - the payout threshold is also lower so you feel like you are getting paid on a regular basis instead of having to wait months.
The key to being successful on this site is remembering to check daily to see if there is anything you can take! If you do, it's a nice little earner... good luck!
I have read very mixed reviews about Surveyhead, so I thought I should share my experience.
I joined this site a few months ago and my first impressions were not the best as it's an American site and everything is in dollars, which does alienate you slightly. However, fortunately, they also show the conversion in Sterling, so you know exactly where you are, even if you do feel a little like a British impostor!
The old Surveyhead website left a little to be desired. It wasn't the best site to navigate and looked a little outdated. However, it has recently been updated and the new image is significantly better in my opinion. The new site has dispensed with the slightly odd layout and opted for a clear and concise way of viewing your account activity, including your totals (earned, available and pending), the amount you need in order to reach the cashout threshold, the amount cashed out so far, and a statement detailing the exact amounts earned for every survey you have taken. In my experience, most survey sites either don't show this information or show it in a lot less detail than this.
What I like about the detailed statement is that it's easy to see exactly which surveys you have taken (i.e. what topics), the date you completed them, the amounts you have earned, and whether those amount have been earned or are still pending - or, in the case of a cashout - confirmed. There is an area of the site called the Dashboard, where you can find all currently available surveys and the possible rewards. Another good feature of this site is that, once you have filled in your personal profiles, it tells you your chances (as a percentage) of qualifying for each survey. You then have the choice to either start with the survey for which you are most likely to be eligible or the one with the highest reward.
After initially signing up to this site, I promptly forgot about it altogether! This is one downside; they very rarely send you email invitations to surveys. I assumed - as most other survey sites email you when a survey is available - that there were none. Not so. Eventually, when I had become disillusioned with some other sites after being screened out repeatedly at quite a late stage, I signed in to Surveyhead, only to find a list of surveys waiting. Some had expired by this point, but I completed one or two.
I then started signing in on a daily basis to see if surveys were available. Oddly enough, they were. Every day, there was at least one survey, usually more. Although I didn't always qualify, the frequency of completion was quite high, and certainly by comparison to other survey sites. The other thing about this site is that the rewards seem to be much more generous than many sites. The shortest ones are usually worth $1 (£0.66 at the time of writing), but there are often surveys worth more than that and I think the highest I have seen was around £4.50. Sometimes the rewards are high because they are looking for a very specific demographic, but it's still not unusual in my experience to qualify for one that is worth between about £1.50 and £2.50. Even better, the surveys are not usually too long.
In one month, I completed thirteen surveys worth around £13, which seemed like easy money. This is when I started to get suspicious. I had reached the cashout threshold - $25 (currently £16.17) so I requested a transfer to PayPal. Then the waiting began. I did read on the site that this could take up to six weeks, but I decided at this point that it all seemed a bit too good to be true, so I stopped taking surveys and waited for my rewards. If you prefer, instead of transferring the funds to a PayPal account, you can use Playspan, "a safe, secure, enjoyable marketplace for online gamers to purchase virtual goods".
I had quite expected never to be paid by Surveyhead or hear from them again - though I'm not entirely sure why - but to my surprise, at six weeks on the dot, I received the payment into my PayPal account. I withdrew it immediately and all was well. So, just to clarify, Surveyhead is not a scam. They actually paid out.
Had I not wasted a lot of time on useless survey sites that never give you any rewards, never mind real money, I would be inclined to continue taking surveys with Surveyhead, but as it is, I think I shall take a break from it for the time being. I would, however, still recommend it to anyone who likes to give their opinion and get a decent reward in return for not too much of their time. The cashout threshold is reasonable and it didn't take me long to reach it by signing in and doing a survey or two most days.
UPDATE, I JUST BEEN TO MY PAYPAL ACCOUNT AND MY PAYMENT FOR THIS SITE HAS FAILED, SORRY, WITH IT SHOWING IN PAYPAL I THOUGHT IT WAS AS GOOD AS BEING IN MY POCKET, I WILL UPDATE SOON,
SO THIS MIGHT BE MY WORSE ONE NOT THE BEST
surveyhead.com is an american market research company that pays normal everyday members of the pubic a small fee for giving there opinions by completing surveys for othercompanys who want the research.
i live in the uk, and came accross surveyhead from a web search, and they were advertising for more uk residents to sign up, im registered with 11 other survey sites and this one is the 3rd best i know although i got warned about them being unreliable.well in my experience its been the total opposite,
the signing up process takes about 5 mins , all you do is confirn your email address complete your profile and your ready. upon regestering they deposit £3.50 into your account and even pay a small fee to you for completing your profile info,
ive been with surveyhead for about 5 week and have done around 15 small 5min surveys and 3 longer one that take 30 mins and its them ones you want as they paid me £3.30 for completing the survey, by no means is it quick cash but it is easy cash .
the only down side for me is that when you complete one of the larger serveys your answers are reviewed by there team and this delays your money for between 2 - 3 week , but so far they have all paid and the money is there in my account, as i said i been with them 5 week and ive just made my first payout 16.80 paid into my paypal account , the min payout threshold is £16.00 ($25.00)
surveyhead.com inform you of surveys you can take by email, i get around 3-5 invites each day, they ask you 2 or 3 questions to see if your the right person for the survey.
you wont qualify for everyone maybe 1 out of 4 will be right for you but you are made aware of this before hand as they give you a percentage of the likelyhood of being excepted,
so my summery is:
this survey site is ok, but it concerns me that a few people have had bad experiences, mine was ok but i did get warned of how bad they were.
Survey head is a company founded in 2008 that works with corporates and market research firms around the world to help them gain the competitive edge through getting the normal public to express their opinion and get paid through on-line paid surveys.
Members join for free and are normally given and incentive for joining which is currently $5.00. I joined them 04/08/09 and have successfully completed 41 surveys ranging from $1 to $5 although I've completed surveys for $8 and $20 but this is very rare and if you do get them you don't tend to qualify. To date I have earned $94.00 (£57.13) and I have cashed out successfully twice. The surveys can take anything from about 10 minutes to 20 minutes to complete.
Overall Site Review:
You won't have any problems navigating this site it is very user friendly. When you enter the site there is a Dashboard Section and this will display all available surveys you can take and will out line, approximate length, reward value, odds on being able to participate. Even though they do email you occasionally to advise you about a survey this is not consistent and quite rare so you need to log in a few time a day to see what is available.
On the site there is a section called "Rewards" this will give you a break down of your current status, Total Earned, Total Available, Total Pending Cash out, Threshold Needed to Cash out, Total cash out amount, Sweepstakes Entries. You can also view a list of all the surveys you have completed and it will outline the date, amount and current status. There is a cash out Threshold of £25.00 but once this is achieved you can request payment by Pay Pal or Donate to a charity in their list. Cash out request are approved within 4 weeks.
This is one of many survey companies that I'm currently using and although it is not the best it certainly isn't the worst. The site is colourful and easy to use and understand. It is well structured to allow you to see where you stand and what you have done. I've cashed out twice and had no problems. There are regular surveys and some are very generous and in most cases don't take too long to complete.
When you cash out it takes 4 week for them to verify the payment and another week for it to be sent via pay pal which is not the worse I've come across but is still a long time to wait. This wouldn't be so bad if you didn't have to wait for so long to have each survey verified. When you complete a survey it goes into a confirmed status and won't go into an earned status until it has been verified. This is probably the most annoying thing about Surveyhead because it can take anything up to 8 weeks for a survey to be verified. So it goes with out saying by the time you get the survey verified and you reach your cash out threshold and about 5 week to get paid a lot of people will want to give up but please stick with it as you do eventually get paid. The other annoying thing I've discovered is that some of the surveys will screen you out which is fine but not when it has allowed you to answer 90% of the survey before it kicks you out. I find that the OTX surveys are the worse and should be avoided when possible. Overall pound for pound this isn't a bad company and is certainly worth joining.
I have been a member of www.surveyhead.com for a few months now and am also a member of a number of other survey sites. Surveyhead.com is an American based company that will pay you in dollars for your opinion. I would say on average I get about one email a day inviting me to a survey and there are also surveys on the site.
It is pretty quick to register and when you reach the minimum payout which I think is $25 you can get it paid to Paypal. You get $5 for registering and then it's advisable to complete your profile surveys for more chance to be invited for surveys.
On the site it's pretty easy to use. There is the Dashboard page where you can see any available surveys at the time as they don't always send them out on email. Each survey is looking for specific applicants and the good thing is that each one tells you your odds on being accepted and not screened out in percentage times, the approximate length of the survey and the reward offered if you complete.
Unfortunately most of the surveys I've taken I've been screened out. When I have managed to complete three surveys so far you can view the payment status on the rewards screen. When you complete a survey you do not receive the payment into your account for 2-6 weeks as the site verifies the results. These survey payments remain pending until this is done and then get added to your account total.
Not sure when I will get to my payment threshold as like most survey sites it's pretty slow going to earn any cash, but the site is pretty simple to use and it does at least tell you your chances of completing each survey. Not the worst survey site I've ever joined.
This has to be one of the most lucrative survey sites for me and I actually discovered it completely by accident. I am a member of quite a few of these however I believe that the financial incentives here are by far the best of all the sites of which I participate. However in order to reap the benefits here you will have to put a little bit of work in. Like similar survey sites you get email invitations to fill out a selected range of surveys which could be about almost anything. However as this is a global company not all of the surveys will be available specifically for residents of the UK. They are good however at alerting UK residents to the ones that can be filled out by them. The added bonus here is that you can request monies earned directly into your Paypal account and survey invitations are very frequent too. The name of this company is Surveyhead and they can be accessed via www.surveyhead.com.
I happened upon this site by receiving a generic email. I clicked through the link and was greeted by the caption. "companies around the world are ready to pay you for your personal opinions. Millions of dollars have been paid to people like you for taking online market research surveys. Make a difference and make some money". Well I decided to look a little further as a little bit of extra money is always welcome in our household. The homepage doesn't look like it has had lots of cash thrown at it like some similar survey sites however I decided to give it a go. Well nothing ventured nothing gained. The site works by you being matched up to various surveys by initially filling in some basic demographic information. Once you have filled out the surveys successfully you get paid its that simple. They even give you $5 immediately into your account for signing up.
There is a box which invites you to join the site and once you click through you fill in a simple form. Once completed an email will be sent to your registered address and once confirmed you become a fully fledged member and are eligible to start receiving survey invitations. I would suggest filling out some of the demographic mini surveys for which you get paid a nominal amount initially as this will ensure that you receive plenty of survey invites. You then log on each time using your email address and password supplied on registration which allows you to keep track of any surveys you have completed and to view your current balance.
As mentioned previously current survey invitations are sent to your registered email address, you can however log in every couple of days or so like I do and 9 out of 10 times there will be a survey ready for you to take. Most surveys do have a couple of questions to see if you qualify however with this site I have only ever been screened out of a couple of them so it tends to be quite reliable at matching you to suitable surveys. The rewards for completion can be quite generous from 50p right up to a recent one I completed for £6.31. The rewards are given in both dollars and pounds so you know how much you will get straight away. In addition unlike other sites they give you a percentage next to a survey of how likely you will qualify to be able to take it. I usually go for the ones which give me a 50% chance and this strategy seems to have worked up until now.
Now the downside although it is not all doom and gloom. Once surveys have been taken they stay pending in your account until they have been verified. Annoyingly this can sometimes take up to six weeks to appear as confirmed in your account. They do however send you an email confirmation of when the funds for particular surveys have cleared. I usually find that four weeks is about the usual amount of time to wait for payment. Cash out here is when you have received £15 cleared funds into your account which can be paid into your paypal account. There are a few other options if you like to donate to charity for example however I have not gone down this route. Again you do have to wait a week or sometimes longer to be able to claim your payment. The invitations however are very frequent for surveys here so the waiting period after filling out surveys regularly seems to become less and less. Overall a great site if you like to fill out surveys in your spare time with very reasonable rewards and easy to navigate around. The only downside is waiting for your balance to clear however worth the effort in my opinion. I have now been paid twice and have encountered no adverse problems. Give it a go.
I've seen some negative reviews of this company online, which surprised me a bit as my experiences have been good. Today, I received my first payment from them so I felt it was time to review.
***What is involved?***
As you may have gathered from the name, Surveyhead is another of the many survey websites and panels. From what I can gather, it's actually an American company but they do pay out in pounds and have a British version that you can register for instead of the US one.
This is one of the survey sites that requires you to log in to your account to access new surveys. Occasionally I will receive emails informing me that a new survey is available to tackle but for the vast majority of the time, I have to log in to the dashboard of my account to see if any new ones have appeared.
As with many other survey sites, you are often screened out of surveys but this has generally always happened within the first 5 questions for me and I've never had to go through ten minutes or longer of questions before being told that I don't fit the criteria.
***Using the website***
Once you've logged in with your username and password, you are taken to the Dashboard tab. This lists any surveys that are available for you to take, along with the amount that you'll receive if you qualify, the expected length of the survey and the % odds of you qualifying for the survey. I find this useful as I can avoid the surveys with low odds and not feel that I'm wasting my time.
Other tabs include My Rewards (where you can check your earnings and see how much has cleared and what is still pending) and My Account (where you can change your profile information and close your account if you so wish).
In an average week, I have between 1 and 4 surveys available to take. The average earning for each survey is 61p for around 20 minutes work but there are some surveys that pay over £1 and even some that pay almost £2. In the world of surveys, this seems quite rare and I'm pleased to say that I've successfully qualified for some of these. Subject-wise, they vary but I've had a fair few on cinema in the last couple of months.
To cash out through Paypal (that's the only payment option on the UK panel as far as I'm aware), you need to have clocked up the equivalent of $25. When I cashed out in late November, that was £15.51 but it's all dependent on the exchange rate. As of today, I'm informed that it's equivalent to £15.57 so expect it to yo-yo around a bit depending on exchange rates.
I joined in early August and cashed out in late November. On signing up, the equivalent of $5 is automatically given to your account to make reaching the threshold easier. When I signed up, $5 was equivalent to £2.99 but again, expect it to fluctuate. Since cashing out, I'm almost £5 towards my next payment so it can mount up quicker than you expect.
As I've already mentioned, it's not uncommon to be screened out of surveys. In particular, I have problems with the 61-63p survey (which is the most common one that's added to my dashboard), which tells me that it's encountered an error before I start the survey more often that not.
The majority of completed surveys take around 6 weeks to move from pending to confirmed in your account, and some take longer than this. Generally speaking, the higher the reward, the longer it takes to be confirmed so it can take a while to be able to actually see your earnings move into payable territory.
Lastly, it takes around a month to receive payment despite it being through Paypal. I cashed out in late November and received my payment through today so it was pretty much bang on what they advised in terms of how long to wait but it is frustrating given that they don't have to mail a cheque or send a voucher.
Well, I have a lot to say about Surveyhead.com!!
I have been a mumber on Surveyhead for the past year. I have been paid twice around £16.00 both times through PayPal although you do have a choice whether you want to donate to charity or not. But, I was desperate for the money so I went against this. I was coming up to £15.00 in my account and I decided to cash out which was not a problem. I waited around four weeks, logged into my account to see that it had been refused and I had not received the money back! I was so annoyed that I had spent a lot of my time doing the reviews to gain nothing from it what so ever.
Not only was this a problem but when I emailed the staff I heard nothing back which I thought was absolutely appalling. Since then I have been invited to no more surveys. I think if that is what survey sites are going to do they should be banned.
I was invited to around 4 surveys a week, most of which I was screened out of anyway, then there was the daily surveys. You have to enter the same old information about yourself every single time you do it! They get too repetitive and in my opinion they are not worth wasting your time on.
The good thing though is that I did get paid twice in around a year but for them to turn around an refuse my cash out, make no communication with me and offer me no more survey opportunities was disgusting.
The website was easy to get around and it did not take very long to register but what did take a long time was for the moeny to actually get into your account, I was waiting almost two months at one stage!
I would not recommend this website to anyone even if you are desperate. A poor 1/5 from me.
I have written a few reviews on good survey sites that I would recommend, and feel it is high time to publish my thoughts on one of the less useful survey sites!
I joined Surveyhead from another site which paid me £1 to join. The site itself offers a $5 sign-up bonus, so I was more than happy to start filling out a few surveys and see how I got on.
The website is easy enough to use - the screen you find surveys on is called the Dashboard, and a new survey paying $1 is posted pretty much every day. I find that I don't usually get screened out of these - at least I wasn't at first, but onto that later!
Occasionally there is a survey listed with a higher payout, up to $3 (sorry about using dollars, but the site works in those and the exchange rate is variable! These are quite difficult to qualify for in my experience, although I had a couple go through ok.
Most of the surveys seem a little suspect to me, especially the lower paid ones - they all seem to be from the same partner company, and mainly to be gathering info on where and when you purchase goods. This leads me to believe that the surveys are used less for genuine research, and more for marketing purposes. I have received an enormous amount of spam since using the site, though I cannot say for certain that that's where it came from!!
You can cash out at $25 - about £16 in our money - this doesn't sound a lot and I was making good progress until I neared the threshold, and then the surveys DRIED UP!! I now seem to qualify for less than one a week, and none of the surveys I have completed in the last month have yet been credited - all are still pending, despite similar surveys being confirmed previously after a fortnight. I wonder if this is because if they were confirmed I could cash out?
Worryingly, when googling Surveyhead, LOTS of scam alerts appear in the search results, and I have now decided not to fill in any more surveys until I have been paid for my work so far!
I will of course report back should Surveyhead finally confirm my earnings and send me payment, but for now, I'd advise you to give this one a wide berth!
For decent survey sites which pay out, check out my reviews on Lightspeed, Valued Opinions and the much-maligned Toluna!
I have been part of Surveyhead for a little while, but have never received any payouts from them, mainly due to me not doing many surveys (which I have good reason for).
To start off the layout of the site isn't very impressive, it looks quite cheap and quickly made. Navigation is easy enough, but it just doesn't look like a respectable site.
Another major downpoint is that I failed to qualify for the majority of surveys, and I'm usually eligible for most on other survey sites. So the earning potential is quite low.
Now onto the main reason I'm writing this review. The fact that this site is a complete waste of time in my opinion. I had read comments about people reaching the payout threshold and then being told when asking for payment that there had been some problems with their account behaviour and that they couldn't be paid.
So once I had done the final survey, which once confirmed would have allowed me to cashout, I done no more surveys and waited to see what happened. A few months went past and the status remained at "Pending". All other surveys before this one had cleared within a few weeks.
So today I went on to check what was happening and the status of the survey had changed to "Invalid". The only invalid I have recived and surprise surprise it's the one before payout.
I've contacted the their support team telling them basically what I have written on here and I'm awaiting a reply.
Update : Got a reply saying that it was the company providing the survey that had declined my reward and that it was nothign to do with them - still not completing any more surveys for them.
Wouldn't go near this survey site.
As a soon to be student I have to find new ways to make some extra money; survey websites are a great way to earn a few extra pound for not much work.
In my experience surveyhead.com is so far the best, lots of surveys, good rewards and a low cash-out threshold.
How to register?
It's quick and easy to register. Simply go to Surveyhead.com and open your account. You'll have to answer a few questions about yourself (gender, age, country etc) and wait for your account to be activated (didn't take longer than 5min). When you activate your account you get a 3 pound activation bonus.
Then you have the chance to fill in your profile; sections are Technology, Video Game, Entertainment & Leisure, Health and Beauty, World View and Car. These mini-surveys take not more than 5min and unlike many other survey sites you get payed 13p for each completed section.
How to make money
Unlike many other survey websites surveyhead.com doesn't send you invitations via email, you have to check your account if surveys are available or not. I really prefer this option as the other sites always fill my in-box up when I'm actually not interested in surveys for a while.
On the front page you see if there are any surveys for you available, how much you would get, how long they take and that's the best, how likely it is that you actually qualify for the survey.
Surveys start from 60p and go up to normally 2.50. There was once a survey that paid 12pound but unfortunately I didn't qualify for it.
I made 15 pound in under 2 weeks which is so far the best result I had with any survey site.
How to redeem your rewards
You cannot redeem your rewards instantly after taking the surveys, it can take up to 2 weeks until the survey money is actually on your account and not pending anymore.
You have an 'account snapshot' that tells you exactly how much you already earned, how much is pending and how much you still need to cash out.
You have basically two options what to do with your rewards. For both you need a minimum of roughly 15pound - I say roughly because that depends on the Pound/US$ exchange rate.
a) get the money on your PayPal account. I used this option and had my 15.11 within hours on my PayPal account. With other survey or review sites it can take ages till you receive your rewards so I was very happy that this here was so quick.
b) donate to charity. On the right hand side next to your account snapshot you'll find a list of charities you can donate your money to. I haven't used this option yet so I cannot really comment on it.
Charities include the American Cancer Society, Feed the Children and Make a wish.
This is definitely the best survey website I found so far. The surveys come very frequently and you even get paid for filling out your profile. Most of the surveys I filled in so far were very interesting and never took long.
I cashed my money in so far once and had no problems whatsoever, the money was directly on my PayPal account.
Surveryhead.com is a great survey website and an easy and fun way to make some money.
Surveyhead is a market research company that pays you for taking part in online research. They reward you for taking part in online surveys. I really enjoy websites like these as they pay you for giving your opinion so your saying what you think of a product and at the same time your being rewarded for doing so.
Surveyhead provides a service for companies that want to know what ordinary people think of there product or service. They want to know this as they want to know if there are any areas where they can improve or change there product for the better. Many people get worried about sites like these, as they don't know if there legitimate sites that pay. They have aright to be worried to as there are sites out there that are there just to fill your inbox with Spam. This however is not and does pay you and doesn't fill your box with Spam.
To sign up with Surveyhead go to there website. They are available in many countries around the world. Click on the register button; fill in some easy details and your all set. They need these details as they need to know who you are so they can send you the right surveys to take part in.
They send you surveys to take part in via your email address. To start a survey they send you go onto the email. You will see how long the survey takes and how much you will be rewarded to take part. When your ready to begin there is a link. Click on this link and the survey should begin. At the start of the survey there is a short screener. This is to see if your part of the surveys targets audience. If you are, after you complete the screener which is basically a couple of easy questions then the real survey begins. If you're not the survey will close.
For each survey you receive a different amount of money that if you complete the survey gets put into your Surveyhead account. For the United Kingdom the payout threshold is about £15, which seems quite high but it actually isn't and I will explain why.
The survey they send don't come very frequent but they pay well. They pay at least a couple of pound sometimes more. There is also a daily survey that changes and you earn 60p to take part in this survey. So the money accumulates quickly. You cash out by Paypal.
I like this site a lot. Surveys are fun to do and when they come pay well. More surveys a bit more frequently would be nice, but we can't have everything we want. Not bad site to join.
8 out of 10