“ Surveys „
At first I thought they were really good until they stopped adding my earned rewards to my account one day. Moreover didn't get any proper help with the problem from their resolution team. By the way: make sure you keep a ref number and a date of each and every survey you complete because if same happens to you you will just be dismissed by this company. However they did not even add the one I had ref number for in the end.
I have been complaining about my account not working for weeks and even after several emails, I am not given any satisfactory reply. Now I have been told that my account is terminated and will not be re-enabled. I have been accused of being linked to other accounts and for fraudulent activity. I have only one account and my understanding is topcashback is just trying to keep my money by accusing for something which I have not done. And it does appear from the email that I am not their only victim.
I warn everyone to be careful before doing any purchase through topcashbak. They can accuse anyone of being linked to other accounts, terminate your account and keep your money.
Below is the response I received from topcashback.
It has been spotted that your account has been identified to be associated/linked with a other recently terminated accounts that have also contacted us and they will not be re-enabled. This is due to the abuse of certain merchants across these linked accounts.
We have a duty to protect our merchants, so they do not withdraw their cashback offers to the thousands of genuine members that we have.
Top CashBack Support
I am a member of valued opinions and enjoy doing the occasional survey with them, especially cashing in my vouchers! Although the site can be frustrating, as you naturally don't qualify for every survey - and sometimes the invitations are few and far between - I think it's a great way to make a few extra quid.
So after reading a review or two on here about surveynetwork.co.uk, I decided to sign up.
Signing up is simple - you fill in the usual details and you get £1 awarded to your account straight away. You have to make at least £20 before you can cash out via paypal. Pretty much straight away I began receiving emails inviting me to surveys, and I would say I can receive up to five every day.
So far so good. But when it actually comes down to completing the surveys, I find things can get a bit confusing! When you click to take surveys you are redirected to lots of different websites. One of these is ups.surveyrouter where I have to fill in my postcode and other details every single time, and then I have to answer a few standard questions before - generally - being told I don't qualify. In fact, I once cheated and ticked every single box to see what would happen - and again I was told I didn't qualify. This was despite having to fill in all my personal details.
Another time I had to enter my age and gender no less than three times before being told I didn't qualify.
Questions, questions, questions...
I find I tend to answer a lot more questions before being screened out than on valuedopinions. And one evening, I completed two surveys, answering specific questions about specific products, to be told at the end of both surveys that I hadn't qualified.
I find this whole set up really confusing and frustrating. I get sent tens of survey invitations, but I am always redirected to different sites, and if I go to the surveynetwork homepage there is a list of surveys and it's never clear which ones I've tried to complete before. They also - sometimes on the same line - give you different details regarding payment for the surveys.
I signed up at about three months ago and have since made £17 - this is actually not too bad and is probably more than I make on valuedopinions. However, to be honest I find the whole set up so frustrating that I am now working on getting myself up to £20 so I can simply withdraw the money and close my account. I get so fed up of being redirected to different sites, completing surveys before being told I don't qualify and getting so many random emails that, for me, it isn't worth the hassle.
You need a lot fo patience to get anywhere with this site, and for me it was nothing more than a very tedious way to make a few pounds.
Ok so let me first say I have done surveys for this site and I have actually been paid for completing said surveys two times. Now I'll just do a little mini break down of the time it took, average payment etc etc...
Join date: October 19th 2010. For joining I got a £1 'profile fulfilling payment'
Number of surveys taken to get to my first withdrawel threshold (£20): 20.
First withdrawal: £20.19 via paypal, paid instantaneously Jan 07 2011.
Rewards for surveys varied from 0.50 - £2.92, the £2.92 being the highest I've ever gotten per survey and a very rare occurance! The average amount is 0.75, with 11 out of the 20 completed surveys being for 75p.
Second withdrawal was April 10 2011 (£21.69). This time it took 28 surveys to get to this amount. With 23 of those surveys being for 75p! The lowest was a little 16p survey (which took no time do do) and the highest this time was only £1.50
So you're basically looking at an average 3 month payout of £20, if you frequently try to qualify for the surveys.
If you sign up for surveynetwork they will send you a daily email containing links to all 4 daily surveys. I have a couple of gripes with these daily surveys and I'll tell you why...
Daily Survey I is for '75p' and daily survey IV is for '55p'. Clicking on both links will send you to the same 'screening area' where you have to put in your D.O.B & your country. The problem is that these two surveys nearly ALL the time lead to exactly the same survey, yet for one you get paid 55p and the other 75p? So technically you don't get 4 daily surveys you get 3.
Another gripe I have is that sometimes it leads me to surveys I've already done for pinecone for £3 and survey network only wants to pay me 75p for completing it. I don't complete these surveys anyway as I've already done them and feel it dishonest, but it's still rather annoying that they're only offering 1/4 of the reward pinecone gives!
Daily surveys II and III take you to very dodgy looking sites, which until now I've been wary of using so haven't bothered with. II is for 80p and takes you to a site with the header 'opinionsurveys', here you have to enter quite a bit of information which some of you might not feel comfortable with. Namely your postcode and email amongst other things. This website often leads to toluna surveys.
III is for 75p and I just clicked on it now and got a malware warning... hmmm.
On top of the email containing the regular daily surveys you will get the occasional email with one solitary survey invite, with the reward amount varying. The holy grail of these being the *cue dramatic music* cint survey!! These usually offer the highest amounts (I've been invited for ones up to around £4.00, although I didn't qualify for those ones).
The surveys themselves rank amongst the most tedious out there, slightly pipping globaltestmarket to the post (which, I haven't yet had a cashout from despite being a member for ages). It's just the usual survey stuff you expect to answer on the internet (mobile phones, supermarkets etc etc). I'd say on average you're looking at 15 mins per survey, none of which are particularly enjoyable. Personally I will continue to do surveys from this site, but I do much prefer opinionworld and valuedopinions.
So as we are all here to make some money online for free, I thought I'd start reviewing all the survey sites I use, and what better place to start than the one I easily consider the best.
Starting at the very beginning, and survey sites are offered by market research companies as a tool to contact the masses and guage their opinions on all differant matters from politics to pants. Most surveys revolve around a type of product and some new adverts that are likely to be released in a month or so. The legit ones do not require a sign up fee, so DO NOT ever pay to join a survey site. Likewise do not pay for a site that says it will give you the details of all the legit survey sites for a fee. Market research sites are always free, and you will be the one that gets paid.
It is also important to remember that survey sites wil never make you rich, but if you sign up to all the good ones, you will be able to make a noce little sum in a year. It does however require the effort to be put into it, and many people moan that they do not make enough money from them, but at the same time they are putting minimal effort in.
Getting on to Survey Network, and it is probably the site that you will have to put the most into to get rewards, but my word, the rewards can seem godly after wrestling with surveys for peanuts on other sites.
Signing up is really easy, and you can expect to answer the usually few questions about you and your household. All these details are kept under wraps by the legal agreements signed by Survey Network and their highly respected parent CiNT. You need to confirm by email, and when you do, you receive a £1 bonus just for signing up. A nice little bonus.
Survey Network offer daily surveys, and unlike all the other sites that say they do, SN really do offer daily surveys and quite alot of them! They email you twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening to remind you of the available surveys. The emails contain 4 links, one for a 75p survey, one for a 80p survey, one for 75p again, and lastly a 55p survey.
Upon clicking on each link you enter your basic details on what appears to be a third part website, but doing this will allow it to find you a survey. Once you completed you receive a congratulations page from the same third party looking website. And untill you actually get paid it may feel like a bit of a scam - rest assured it is far from it.
The surveys themself are not made by SN themselves and are collated from a host of other market research companies. The most common one being from Toluna. My guess is these are surveys that may be struggling with respondant numbers, and they hand them to SN to get some more replies.
The usually take around 10 minutes each to complete, and will take no longer than 15 mins. Which for an 80p payment is quite good value.
It is also very important to remember that you can do more than one survey from each link. Once you complete a survey and get a congratulations message, close the window, click the link again, enter your details and 9 times out of 10 you'll get another one. Even better if you max out all the surveys in the morning, by the time you receive your evening invitation there are usually more surveys to take.
Another stage which most survey sites fall down on is clearing payment or points for completing surveys into your account. I'm delighted to say that SN again excells itself here. Every survey you complete is added to your account within 2-3 days and at about the same time you get your evening invite. Making it very pleasing to see your points balance rise every single day (assuming you do surveys everyday)
How long will it take?
With payout at £20, it may seem like it is an age away. But with the ability to effectively choose how many surveys you take a day, and 30 mins a day, you can easily make £2 a day if not more, Making £20 in 10 days a very realistic and enticing offer. If not, then £40 in 30 days is very realistic. If you use any survey sites, you'll recognise this is a cut above the rest of them.
To emphasise this point, on the day of writing this review I felt I had a pretty poor day for surveys from SN, but still got £2.25. Make of that what you will.
SN pay by PayPal and the payout threshold is £20, when you reach £20 you can redeem anything more than £20, whatever you please. The site states you will receive payment within payment to your PayPal account within 10 days - very acceptable for any survey site. However, when I requested payment I received mine the very next day! Another resounding success for SN.
I have yet to use these, but it states you will receive 10% of any referals you get, a nice bonus if true. To refer you fill out a simple form with name email and a message box to invite your friend. If anybody would like to sign up to SN I would be very grateful if you would let me refer you, and I will then update the review to include details about the referal process.
www.surveynetwork.co.uk - to sign up.
If you would like to sign up I would be very grateful if you would let me refer you to the panel. To do this I would need your first name and email address. If you would be so kind, could you please message me on Dooyoo with these details and I will invite you to make some money :-)
In a bid to earn a few extra pennies about a year ago I became a member of quite a few survey sites but over time I have separated the wheat from the chaff and have in fact downscaled to just one or two but the main one I concentrate on is surveynetwork.co.uk.
Once you have completed the easy sign up process and received your confirmation email you are ready to go. When I joined I got £1 straight into my account for joining. When I first started the payout minimum was £5 but this has been raised to £20 but despite this I do still feel that this is a worthwhile site and it does not take too long to reach that minimum. You can either log on to the actual website and do the surveys from there or await emails with links that are delivered straight into your inbox.
I am sent on average at least 4-5 surveys per day ranging from 55p -80p although there are occasions where you can be offered more, anything up to £3.00 but those are rarer.
If after answering some preliminary questions you don't qualify for that particular survey you do get the opportunity to try another survey over and over and usually you will come across one that you can complete and get rewarded for.
I usually complete 1-2 surveys a day and the amounts soon add up over a relatively short amount of time. The surveys range from anything from 6 mins to 30 mins but average about 15-20 minutes. Sometimes the time it takes does exceed that stated but equally some surveys are gotten through quicker than stated so it's swings and roundabouts really.
Your payout amount can be transferred into a paypal account once you have accumulated the minimum and this can take 2-10 working days to get to your paypal account.
Your account is credited with each amount from completed surveys within 1-2 working days and I have always found them very prompt with their payments and they also send you an email telling you such and such an amount has been transferred to your surveynetwork account. When you log in your balance is shown in the top righthand corner so you know where you are up to.
I have had some issues on occasion with surveys either kicking me out right near the end or not being able to get back to the surveynetwork link to confirm that I have completed a survey but the customer support people have always been very good at addressing these issues and where appropriate making sure that I am credited the money due, one time immediately. Occasionally they have to wait to get feedback from the survey host first and so crediting may take up to two weeks but on the whole these issues rarely arise.
If you have some spare time and don't want to trawl around a multitude of survey sites I can highly recommend this one as one that is worth your time. It won't make you rich but every penny helps and as a stay at home mum, it is ideal for me to do.
Thanks for reading. x
also on ciao
It's not often I register with survey sites as I find that they send long surveys with little remuneration and it takes ever so long to reach the payment limit to get your money for the work you have done, either that or they send you surveys the first few months then slow down to almost a stop, which results in you getting one or two surveys a year and no payment limit in sight.
This has happened to me on a few occasions and so reluctantly I joined www.surveynetwork.co.uk after I got an email from one of my friends telling me how brilliant it was and that I should join as they really do pay well. This was two months ago and I haven't looked back since.
On typing in the web address into the search engine the site popped up within seconds and it is a simple design with the relevant information you need to join.
You have to complete the registration with your email address, password and details and them you will be sent a confirmation email for you to follow a link that lets you back into the site.
This only takes a few minutes to fill in and you will be credited £1 just for joining, now if your like me the £1 incentive seemed get me thinking about getting to the payout amount and so once I had joined and got my £1 bonus I then wanted to know just how quickly it would be to get to the payout amount. Usually this takes months or even longer.
You can log in on the main page once you have registered and the site holds your details in it's memory which is good, so once you have logged in and out and come to log in again you only have to type the first letter of your email address and it brings your email address up for you to click on as well as storing your password for easy logging in, but if you clear your cookies then you will have to type it all again.
Once logged in you can go to your profile page where you will will see the list of surveys and the amount you will get if you complete them . The list has lots of new surveys every day and the site will also send you an email telling you that there is a new survey waiting for you to take.
The amount you get can be anything from 30p to £3.00 the money is in GBP and you get paid into your paypal account once you have got to the pay out amount. You can add your paypal address for payment once you have registered by filling in your profile.
The cash out amount is £20 and it is surprising how quickly you will get to this, I was really surprised as it only took me two weeks and then I could cash out.
The first time I cashed out I had to wait for four days before the money landed in my paypal account and in this time I didn't take any more surveys just to see how long it would take to get paid and incase the site was a scam as some of them are and I'm very sceptical when it comes to working the surveys for nothing.
I like to test a site out before fully committing by doing the work and getting paid and I needn't have bothered worrying with this site as it delivered the payment with out any hassle. Since then I have been paid again and am now saving the money up before withdrawing it.
To take a survey all you have to do is click on the participate button which is a green button next to the amount offered, this will then navigate you to another page where you can begin the survey, sometimes it likes you to turn on your speakers to hear an advertisement with others it's just questions where you tick a box.
Occasionally I have had to write why I put that particular choice of answer, but when you begin the survey it tells you how long you can expect to take filling it in.
A survey can take anything from 5 - 30 minutes and you get more money for the longer surveys.
They are easy to answer but occasionally it will ask a few questions and then say you are not suitable for this survey, but then they will then redirect you to another survey and you can keep doing this until you are successful at getting to the end of the survey.
You can take more than one survey a day so the money can really build up fast that's if you have the time to do a few surveys in a day at 75p a time or more.
Once you have taken your survey or surveys you will be told you are successful and the money will be added to your balance within the next 24 hours so you can see it building up fast.
You can contact the site if your worried about your money or a survey and they are quick to get back to you within a few hours.
I love this site you can earn money quickly if you have the time to put the effort in . I have been paid twice now and am happy with the site.
It's so far the best survey site and quickest survey site earner I have come across and I am happy to recommend it to you.
I'm not sure about this cashback / survey website, the existence of which I first became aware of through a recent 'dooyoo' review.
The idea is deceptively simple; you register with the site which then directs you to various market-research surveys, and purports to pay you a minimum of 75p for completing a survey. Once your account has been credited with a minimum of £20, you can apply to have the funds transferred to eg. your Paypal account. People who have got this far (and I'm unlikely ever to be one of them) report that the payments are processed swiftly and reliably.
Unfortunately the only part of participation in these surveys that I've found straightforward so far is the initial registration with the website (for which you're currently awarded a bonus of £1). Suffice to say that despite a fairly intensive membership period of about 10 days so far, during which I've attempted to complete many, many surveys, my personal account balance has only reached £3.25 to date - a figure that includes the 'joining bonus' I got of £1.
There are a number of problems with the survey site as I see it.
Firstly, (as far as I can determine) topcashback seems to act as a 'clearing centre' or 'hub' from which potential respondents are directed out to a variety of other survey sites on the internet. You're not actually answering questions on the topcashback website per se, and for that reason, topcashback itself acknowledges that payment problems may be incurred as regards 'recognising' credits for members who have taken surveys elsewhere. There are instructions that members should clear cookies from their computer DAILY (ie before taking any new surveys) to avoid payment problems. Personally I find clearing cookies on a regular basis a pain in the neck and it isn't a practical thing for me to be doing every day. Probably for this reason, there are a number of surveys I know I've completed but for which I haven't received topcashback payments.
Secondly, it can takes up to two working days (and usually in practice it does) for a payment for taking a survey to show up in a topcashback member's account. So there's no way to find out if you're being paid correctly 'on the spot' (and remember, the site has acknowledged payment problems), at the time you're taking your surveys. Thus - in my experience - it's very easy to end up wasting your time and not being paid for the surveys you've completed.
Topcashback send you multiple emails - at least three a day - inviting you complete surveys. When signing up to the site you are of course tacitly approving that you will get a heck of a lot of superfluous emails from topcashback, but I must say it's an annoyance that even when surveys already have the requisite number of respondents, additional, multiple invitations to take the survey still keep being sent out from topcashback to their members.
For example there was a £2-paying survey last weekend - these don't come along that often so you can recognise them when they do occur. I received half a dozen emails over the course of Friday evening and Saturday morning, all inviting me to take this £2 survey, many of which arrived long after the survey was already 'closed' (it gained the required number of respondents quite early on on Friday, in fact). For this reason there seems to be little quality screening on the topcashback website. Their default setting seems to be 'send them an email!' regardless.
If you don't mind devoting a substantial portion of your day to answering rafts and rafts of monotonous, repetitive 'screening' questions for surveys for which you don't turn out to be an applicable respondent / clearing out topcashback emails from your inbox, you might get further with this website that I have. Personally I found it all a tiresome waste of time. They can keep my £3.25 and welcome to it.
I am a person who does like to try to make the Internet pay for me .Recently I was sent a link from a Junk mail ( I know ,but if you don't look you never know ) for this new British site surveynetwork.co.uk.
What they Promise*****
Surveynetwork promise to send you at least Three surveys a day One paying £1.00 and the other two paying £0.75p.If you don't qualify for the first survey you take you can keep trying until you do, fortunately I haven't had many problems with qualifying for their surveys.Of the three I haven't qualified for I have been able to qualify for the next one.
Surveynetwork work in association with Cint surveys, so sometimes you may get a mail through that looks slightly different, there is a small difference in the way you are credited for a completed survey as well.
Each survey has different time spans, they can be anything from 5 to 25 minutes in length..Surveynetwork surveys are credited 1-2 working days after completion ,the Cint surveys can take up to 14 days, but the Cint surveys are also usually a slightly higher payment.
All survey rewards are added twice weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays , so if you don't see a credit for a survey you have taken in the two days promised don't worry , they will get there.
Surveynetwork redemption is set at quite a low threshold of just £20 when you reach this point you can redeem your earnings via pay pal.All payments are paid within 14 days.
To give you an idea of how fast these payments are I will give you my own experience...I signed up for the site on 17/08/2010 and by the 30/09/2010 I had enough to request a £25.00 pay pal payment.My payment was paid into my pay pal account in just 5 days .
After you sign up for the site which is by the way very simple , all you have to do is put in your details, unlike most survey sites they don't ask for your full address, just your postcode.You don't need to download anything, just wait for your inbox to tell you there is a survey ready to be taken.
The Site ******
The site is very simple which I presume will change as this company appear to be in their infancy.It is however very clear.You have a home page which holds all of your details, surveys you have taken payments and referrals.
On the survey page there is a list throughout the month of available surveys..If you use the links you can take different surveys and each will pay out , you can click on the same link and be taken to a completely different survey, my advice is keep trying .
Surveynetwork encourage you to clear your cookies on a daily basis as it guarantees there will be crediting queries.
If you refer a friend you get 10% of their earnings for surveynetwork surveys , the percentages change with the Cint surveys.This works out to roughly £0.08 for every £1.00 survey your referees take.
My Opinion ******
As I said I was dubious at first about clicking on a link that I had received via a Junk mail .But I have to say I am glad I did.
True to their promise I have received multiple e-mails daily inviting me to participate in surveys and have made money everyday since joining.Most other survey companies I have joined it has taken taken months ( and in some cases years) to reach redemption levels.
Surveynetwork are going to be the next big thing.They have my vote as being one of the best.
I can't believe I'm saying this ...One of THE BEST , sign up and see for yourself !
NB: They also have a page on Facebook checkout their links there for more info .