Take Surveys, Earn Cash Paid Via PayPal
Crowdology offers cash for each survey completed. 5 minute surveys pay $0.50 and after a balance of 8 (or £4 in the UK) is accrued in your account, you can withdraw your earnings to your PayPal account. Surveys pay anywhere from $0.40 - $10 each. Payment can take up to 48 hours, however some members have reported receiving their earnings immediately after requesting them.
Types of Surveys Offered
Online surveys on everyday topics, products and issues. It is stressed that the topics are not boring!
Surveys vary in length from 2 to 15 minutes and award cash upon successful completion - there are no complex points systems to worry about as cash is awarded each time a survey is finished.
Refer friends to the panel and each month, have a shot at winning Amazon gift vouchers.
Three prize draws are held every month. Member who have completed a survey in the past month, referred a friend or have been screened out of a survey automatically receive an entry into the draw.
Who is Crowdology?
Crowdology is run by Redshift Research Ltd, whose research has appeared in leading journals, magazines and other US & UK news media.
Eligibility: Residents of UK and USA, 18+.
This website is pretty decent. The survey I get on here are mostly relevant to my background and the cash out minimum makes it worthwhile. The problem associated with this site are that you don't get much surveys, but the survey pay rate makes up for that.
This survey site is definitely overrated. I have done surveys where I answered so many questions that there is no way I didn't qualify and my data was kept. I wrote them about this and was told that this happens sometimes and they are sorry. It has happened three separate times. I hate when survey sites do this, it's a waste of my time and energy and makes me leery of doing anything for them. I'm not sure how Crowdology got in the top ten and it makes doubt some of validity of surveypolice's list.
Crowdology responded to this review on September 17, 2015
Thank you for your feedback We are disappointed to hear that you have been screened out of surveys at a late stage. Our support team is usually very diligent when it comes to this and reviews each case individually to make sure that anyone who has been screened out at a significantly late stage of the survey is awarded for their time. This is bad practice in survey design and something we are committed to eliminating. As third party survey providers sometimes use our panel, we are aware that this sometimes occurs. We rely on panellists letting us know through our support team, so that we can pass on information to the relevant people.
We would appreciate it if you could email firstname.lastname@example.org and mention that it is in reply to the SurveyPolice review and we will make sure one of our panel managers looks into your case for you.
Thank you again for your feedback
Good thing: they're the sort of site that actually checks your demographic information, and thus doesn't spam you with surveys you won't qualify for. Bad thing: as usual for sites like that, surveys are quite rare. And their payout per survey seems pretty market-standard - according to my account history, I signed up about 2 months ago, during which time I have received 5 surveys (though it's possible I'm just not the right demographic for this site? I did just notice they're UK, and I'm US.) The smallest payout was a quarter, the largest payout was $1.88, and I currently have a total of $4.63 in my account. At that rate, it'll be a few more months to hit the min payout of $8 the first time (which would actually be $7.84, they pass on paypal's 2% charge, which is reasonable enough, and lower than some places charge for paypal). Upside, at least it lets you cash out *any* amount that's at least 8$, so you can wait for a few more surveys and get those. Much better than sites that only let you cash out *exactly* n dollars and anything above that, you have to wait until the next time you hit the threshold.
Also, their website is super clunky, which isn't the worst thing if the payout was better, but it definitely doesn't give the greatest impression (for instance - there is no indication that you're logged in once you are; you just have a frame with your account info, but it still says "log in" above it, and if you visit any page that doesn't require you to be logged in, it logs you out. What? Also, to cash out, you get there through the Profile page. What?, he said again.)
Crowdology responded to this review on August 19, 2015
Thank you for your feedback, we always appreciate this to understand where we can improve. We are glad to hear that our profile based sampling works and that you are not inundated with irrelevant surveys although we would still expect for you to have received more than five in two months. If you would like us to investigate this further please email Crowdology@redshiftresearch.co.uk with details of the issue. With regards to our website we appreciate your comments. As we are part of the Cint platform they provide the panellist log in and account/profile pages and as such we are unable to change these directly although we will pass your comments onto Cint and our website designer to see if there improvements which can be made.
Thank you again for your feedback and we hope you continue to be part of our panel.
After a month I still haven't reached the minimum £10 pay out figure. They are supposed to send you at least 6 survey per month I think I've had 4 or 5.
They do give you clear £ amounts for how much each survey will reward and your balance, but if you only get one survey every two weeks who gives a stuff, I can spend my time better on other sites.
Update: I finally reached the minimum of £10 to withdrawal my earnings. I clicked to get a £10 Amazon voucher, there is no confirmation email of this and you are told it will take up to 4 WEEKS to receive it! Seriously? Many other survey sites send your voucher codes IMMEDIATELY by email, it is not that difficult a process.
Update #2 - I received the £10 voucher email EXACTLY 28 days after putting in my request. So yes they deliver, but boy does it take a hell of a long time which I think is very unnecessary.
Crowdology responded to this review on July 30, 2015
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you were unhappy with the payment system. Currently we have two payment options – PayPal and Amazon. Amazon vouchers do indeed need £10 minimum to cash out but we also offer PayPal which allows panellists to cash out at £4 and is delivered immediately into the PayPal account. We understand that not everyone wants to use PayPal though and Amazon vouchers have been introduced in the last few months as a trial payment method. As this is relatively new the payment department is still learning the best way to process Amazon vouchers and get them out as quickly as possible. We are currently in discussion with the company that processes these for us about speeding this up.
Thanks again for your feedback – it is much appreciated.
I don't qualify for very many surveys and I haven't earned very many points yet. This site seems like a decent site though
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