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Results: Vote for the survey-sites you'd recommend to others

My Survey

48.72% • 19 votes

To Luna

17.95% • 7 votes

New Vista

35.90% • 14 votes

Consumer Voice

2.56% • 1 votes

Opinion World

12.82% • 5 votes

Response Panel

0% • 0 votes

Survey Bods

7.69% • 3 votes

Crowdology

12.82% • 5 votes

Panel Base

30.77% • 12 votes

Viewsbank

12.82% • 5 votes

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39 votes in total.

  • FIRST POST
    • jenniewb
    • By jenniewb 17th May 16, 2:30 PM
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    Are These Survey Sites Worth It (2) Updated 2016
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    • 17th May 16, 2:30 PM
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    Are These Survey Sites Worth It (2) Updated 2016 17th May 16 at 2:30 PM
    OK so after a few requests over the years I've decided to update the previous thread
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=1003753&page=124


    I've made a new poll which will remain open for a year taking into account the sites that I have been told have closed and a few newer or more frequently used sites. I have chosen to leave out more exclusive and popular sites such as Pinecone because they are so popular already and there is limited space for my options in the poll- I've had to whittle it down to 10 from nearly 40! I wanted to have as many different sites and some more dubious survey sites on the list to help people and save people wasting their time trialling sites so leaving out the more obviously good sites was behind my reasoning on that.


    A good site to keep an eye on is the global site for all survey sites The Survey Police https://www.surveypolice.com/ which keeps track and has reviews of most if not all survey sites. I think it's based in the US but it does cover the UK too so bare this in mind when looking at new survey sites or looking for feedback on sites you may be a member of.


    And one last disclaimer- I am by no means a member of all the different survey sites listed. I just don't have the time, energy or boredom threshold that I used to have (and sadly not the health either!) I have started this thread for everyone to use, add to and hopefully pre-warn others about, I don't have information on all or even most of the sites unfortunately and although I will be adding to the thread it's a thread for everyone to please add to and help others with because I definitely don't have all the answers or experience!


    Thank you to everyone who adds their experiences in past experience has been a huge help here.
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    • jenniewb
    • By jenniewb 17th May 16, 2:40 PM
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    • 17th May 16, 2:40 PM
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    • 17th May 16, 2:40 PM
    Just to add; there are many other survey sites out there which have not made the list. (Sites such as YouGov, Ipsos, Valued Opinions, Yousaypays and so on).
    This is because I have limited space to include everything and sites such as these are more reputable. I wanted to try to make the thread as useful as I could and warn others on sites to avoid. It doesn't mean not to mention other sites when posting on the thread below if you have a good or bad story.


    Some others (to those already mentioned) which others have mentioned or I've found via the Survey Police site mentioned which didn't make the list are
    Maximail, Populus Live, Mint Vine, Qark, GTM, YouSayPays, Opiniom, Onepoll, SurveyGoo and there are no doubt many more. I'm sorry I wasn't able to include every site out there- it would have been great if I could have done! But that does not mean not to discuss them below.


    I hope this thread helps people.
    • torbrex
    • By torbrex 17th May 16, 3:43 PM
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    • #3
    • 17th May 16, 3:43 PM
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    • 17th May 16, 3:43 PM
    YouGov is the site that makes me the most money, for the last 2 years I have had 2 payouts of £50 each year and I am well over halfway to my first £50 this year already. And they pay cash direct into my bank account
    • jenniewb
    • By jenniewb 18th May 16, 7:04 PM
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    • 18th May 16, 7:04 PM
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    • 18th May 16, 7:04 PM
    YouGov is the site that makes me the most money, for the last 2 years I have had 2 payouts of £50 each year and I am well over halfway to my first £50 this year already. And they pay cash direct into my bank account
    Originally posted by torbrex


    I think sites like YouGov, Valued Opinions and Pinecone have proven their fairly reliable and reputable.


    It would be great of MSE could do their own survey police site and have a list of the top 10 sites which are least likely to scam you! Having said that; there are occasions when I've taken a survey and about 15 minutes later when I get the end page am then told "oh sorry you do not qualify", it's then a mess of complicated numbers dates and times to try and report the scam-survey and it doesn't always work. I think a site really shows their worth when it comes to if and how they deal with issues like this.
    • Saetana
    • By Saetana 19th May 16, 1:17 PM
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    • 19th May 16, 1:17 PM
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    • 19th May 16, 1:17 PM
    I am really surprised people are recommending Toluna - they are one of the worst payers out there and it can take two months or more sometimes to receive vouchers (even electronic ones!). They are the worst culprit for having you do half or more of a survey and then screening you out and it seems completely pointless filling out their profiles as they still send me unsuitable surveys - I get screened out of at least 90% of the surveys they send me (which used to be several per day). I'd had enough and, once I'd received my most recent voucher order, I resigned from the panel. The one upside is that they have more surveys available than any other panel but the pay is so poor you would be better off doing 2-3 of the better panels instead. And of course if they screen me out of a fully completed survey then it MUST have been my fault somehow for not doing something correctly, grr! Seriously, I wouldn't recommend them unless you have a lot of free time and don't mind getting paid peanuts for surveys (surveys don't pay well anyway but Toluna take the biscuit!). Rant over
    2017 Wins: £50 Amazon Voucher, Lambswool Throw & Cushions, Duvet and Pillows, Skincare Set, T-Shirt, This Works Sleep Kit, Case of Beer, Storage Chest, Wine
    • Saetana
    • By Saetana 19th May 16, 1:21 PM
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    • 19th May 16, 1:21 PM
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    • 19th May 16, 1:21 PM
    Just a thought - is it possible to have more than one poll so we can include the other survey panels?
    2017 Wins: £50 Amazon Voucher, Lambswool Throw & Cushions, Duvet and Pillows, Skincare Set, T-Shirt, This Works Sleep Kit, Case of Beer, Storage Chest, Wine
    • fraserbooks
    • By fraserbooks 19th May 16, 4:09 PM
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    • 19th May 16, 4:09 PM
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    • 19th May 16, 4:09 PM
    I have started doing nectar surveys. They pay out in nectar points which you can use straight away. I find the Yougov surveys the most interesting.
    • olliebean
    • By olliebean 19th May 16, 4:33 PM
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    • 19th May 16, 4:33 PM
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    • 19th May 16, 4:33 PM
    I guess a lot of it must be down to whether you happen to fit the right demographic to do well at a particular site, because I found the two current front runners, My Survey and Toluna - Toluna especially - to be two of the worst when taking into account the amount of unpaid time I wasted getting screened out of surveys. This is one reason I like YouGov so much, they never screen you out so you know your time isn't being wasted (unless of course you do the Oracle surveys that only pay in prize draw entries).
    2016 Survey earnings:
    Cash £427.30 Amazon Vouchers £230
    Total £697.30
    • fraserbooks
    • By fraserbooks 22nd May 16, 5:21 PM
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    • 22nd May 16, 5:21 PM
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    • 22nd May 16, 5:21 PM
    I found I could not handle the technology for my survey - they wanted me to download plug ins that would not load. I have just had a yougov survey with just one question and I received 25 points for it.
    • Biggles
    • By Biggles 23rd May 16, 8:14 AM
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    I am really surprised people are recommending Toluna - they are one of the worst payers out there
    Originally posted by Saetana
    That had been my impression also, which is why I gave them the elbow several years ago.

    But one or two comments on the previous survey thread gave me the impression they had improved. Does anyone have any comments?
    • olliebean
    • By olliebean 23rd May 16, 9:43 AM
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    From my POV Toluna hasn't improved - I gave it another try the other day, gave up after half an hour getting repeatedly screened out and earning nothing. Having said that I used to make a fair bit from them, just not enough to justify the huge amounts of time it ate up compared to, say, Populus or YouGov.
    2016 Survey earnings:
    Cash £427.30 Amazon Vouchers £230
    Total £697.30
    • tanya2014
    • By tanya2014 9th Jun 16, 2:07 PM
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    Populus are the only survey site that I have actually made regular money from.
    The surveys are regular and pay well
    I make around £25 a month with them ( I get a £50 cheque around every 2 months)
    They also do not pay via Paypal which is a bonus for me as I will never touch paypal!
    • torbrex
    • By torbrex 18th Jun 16, 1:57 PM
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    Just cashed in from 3 sites, My Survey, Toluna and Your Word so I will have £40 worth of vouchers that I can use in Argos

    I screen out a lot from Your Word but at least I still get something towards my account, even if it is only 10p.
    • redagila
    • By redagila 18th Jun 16, 4:04 PM
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    Populus are the only survey site that I have actually made regular money from.
    The surveys are regular and pay well
    I make around £25 a month with them ( I get a £50 cheque around every 2 months)
    They also do not pay via Paypal which is a bonus for me as I will never touch paypal!
    Originally posted by tanya2014

    You are lucky with Populus - I usually only manage 2 payouts a year.


    This month has been good for me though have had £100 from a mixture of sites.
    • CharleyYpres
    • By CharleyYpres 7th Jul 16, 9:49 PM
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    The only one of those that I have had regular payouts with is Viewsbank, and their surveys have slowed down recently too
    2016 winnings: £983.09
    Good luck everyone
    • olliebean
    • By olliebean 7th Jul 16, 10:01 PM
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    Just paid in another £50 cheque from Populus. That's the third this year, plus £40 from a focus group they invited me to
    2016 Survey earnings:
    Cash £427.30 Amazon Vouchers £230
    Total £697.30
    • lost_lou
    • By lost_lou 7th Jul 16, 10:31 PM
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    this maybe of interest to some of you, if you have an android smartphone or tablet, download the google opinion rewards app. i made about £30 in just over a year (which it pays you in playstore credits) this might not sound a lot but each time there is a survey it never has more than about 4 question usually multiple choice, no survey has ever taken more than a minuet, plus i dont connect my phone to the internet often so probably miss a few, also worth pointing out if you have more than one android device put it on each as sometimes i get a survey on my phone that doesn't show on my tablet and visa versa,

    • Salome
    • By Salome 10th Jul 16, 9:48 AM
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    I'm loving ipsos at the moment, only joined up a few months ago and I'm up to £40 worth of payouts via Amazon vouchers. I like Ipsos because you don't have to crawl up to £40 or £50; I can get to £10 in a couple of weeks if there are some good surveys ongoing.
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    Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us
    • jenniewb
    • By jenniewb 10th Jul 16, 6:37 PM
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    Just a thought - is it possible to have more than one poll so we can include the other survey panels?
    Originally posted by Saetana

    I'm only able to add one poll with a maximum of 10 spaces per thread, I did have to whittle down my options from way over 30 possible survey sites. If you wanted other opinions on some which I've not mentioned you could try the Survey Police site as they mention all if not most others out there and in all countries.
    • Jake0307
    • By Jake0307 10th Jul 16, 10:27 PM
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    PopulusLive is a good site. I've made £350~ since January 2015
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