Newest Review: ... I've read, that's quite a good return. I've read a lot of people really blasting Valued Opinions, for "not getting enough surveys&q... more
Member Name: rackerss
Advantages: earn money for your opinion
Disadvantages: not many surveys you can actually complete daily
As mentioned in my previous review of Slice the Pie, I like to earn a bit of extra money online which is the reason why I originally joined dooyoo. It's a better use of my time on the computer than wasting away hours doing essentially nothing! I have found a few good websites that I use and Valued Opinions is one of them.
Valued Opinions is an online survey website - their tag-line is 'rewarding time'. You simply fill in opinion surveys about all sorts of things from healthcare to cars to shopping and you get paid more money for longer surveys. They're mostly around 15 - 25 minutes long and you get between £1 and £2 per survey. The reward is in the form of vouchers for different shops - there is no cash reward.
The positives are that you can get £2 for filling in a 20 minute survey - that's nearly national minimum wage! So it's probably one of the best paying websites out there in terms of rewards compared to time put in. You only have to save up £10 before you can claim your reward and that can be earned in a week if you're lucky enough to get sent the well-paying surveys that you qualify for.
The surveys are all different and so you're doing something different each day - some of them are quite interesting and some of them are quite boring, but it's varied.
You can choose to get an e-mail when a new survey is available - this is useful so you don't have to keep checking the website - you just go on it when you get an e-mail.
One negative is that you can only get vouchers - I like websites like dooyoo where you can get vouchers, but if you save enough you can get cash. They do, however, have a wide range of shops you can get a voucher for. I usually go for Amazon vouchers, but I've also had Boots and Argos. There's also clothes shops like Topshop and many more so there's something for everyone.
One other negative is that there's usually only one or two available surveys a day so you can't really do as much as you want - it's very limited.
My real frustration with this website is that you start filling out a survey and can spend 5 minutes answering questions before it says you do not qualify for the survey and you don't get paid - for instance if you answer questions about your shopping habits and you don't shop in the shop the survey is about. I know they can't pay you for a survey if you do not meet the criteria they want and there isn't really a way around it, but it does get very very annoying!
Overall I give it 4/5 - you can build up money quickly and it means you can treat yourself to something, but the annoyance of not qualifying for so many surveys is very frustrating! It looks like I've written way more negatives than positives, but I definitely think the positives outweigh the negatives and it's well worth signing up. I can give you a referral if you'd like to join - just send me a message.