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I Got Paid
Member Name: happysh2009
Date: 27/02/12, updated on 16/05/13 (210 review reads)
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I have been a member of YouGov for about three years and recently I have got my payment for the first time from the survey website.
YouGov is an online survey panel which was launched in the UK in May 2000 and is a member of the British Polling Council. As an international internet-based market research firm YouGov is available in different countries and areas, to name a few, the UK, the USA, Germany and Middle East etc.
1. Sign Up
I'm from UK so my review is based on my experience with YouGov UK panel. Signing up for an account is very easy. It is free to join for anyone aged 16 plus and living in the UK. You just need to provide an email address and a password. You can also link your account with your Facebook.
Similar to most survey websites you can take part in a survey when you get survey invitation from YouGov. You can also visit the site and click the item of "Available YouGov Surveys" to see if there is a survey available for you or not.
The surveys are mostly your opinions about different policies taken by British government and news happened around the world. You can also give your opinion about famous companies and different products or services you have used.
There are two kinds of survey. One is a paid survey, where rewards are calculated in points. The other one is called Oracle survey which gives you a chance to enter a monthly prize draw. Depending on the survey length the rewards vary between 25 points and 50 points or more. Currently 100 points is equal to 1 pound.
Once your earnings reach 5000 points you can redeem them into your bank account. Usually it would take one month to complete. You can also spend YouGov points on the monthly prize draw to win prizes.
Not only can you earn rewards for completing online surveys for money, you can also be rewarded for recommending friends. Once your friend finishes five surveys you will receive 200 bonus points.
I have joined over 20 paid surveys websites since 2009. YouGov is the first one of them and last one to get paid.
First, I like the surveys which are mostly about politics and social issues. The layout of the surveys is quite pleasing and easy to follow.
Second, the survey rewards are appropriate for the time I have spent. Generally the surveys are very easy to answer and take about 5 or 10 minutes to finish. After I've completed each survey, the payment has always instantly appeared in my YouGov account. Last but not least I never get screened out from their surveys.
Third, YouGov has two payment options: cash and prize draw. I don't like to spend my points on their draws, but I'm happy to get paid by cash.
I like participating in YouGov surveys, however it seems YouGov doesn't have many surveys. Usually I can get one invitation per week. Also the £50 payment threshold was too high to me. It took me almost three years to redeem my first earning of £50.
All in all YouGov.com is a paid survey website that pays you cash. To make more income you need to join in paid survey websites as many as possible. For the reason I would like to recommend YouGov to people who want to make some extra pennies for their free time.
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