Crowdology Quick Overview:
Rewards Offered: Cash paid via PayPal Amazon gift cards Sweepstakes entries
Member Opportunities: Online surveys Online focus groups Video surveys Telephone surveys Refer-a-friend program
Redeeming Rewards: Accrue a balance of $8.00 (or 4 GBP) in your account, receive a PayPal payment within 48 hours of request and sometimes even instantly. $10 USD (£5) minimum account balance required for Amazon vouchers.
Similar Panels: Branded Surveys, Opinion Outpost, Panel Champ
Register for Paid Surveys and Cash Out With PayPal or Amazon
Crowdology offers cash for each survey completed. 5 minute surveys pay $0.50 and after a balance of $8.00 (or £4 in the UK) is accrued in your account, you can withdraw your earnings to your PayPal account. Alternatively, choose to receive an Amazon voucher. Surveys pay anywhere from $0.40 - $10 each.
Types of Surveys Offered
Online surveys on everyday topics, brand-name household products and current issues. Crowdology stresses that their surveys are not boring!
The surveys themselves are quite short, ranging from 2 to 20 minutes in length 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.
Sweepstakes are held sporadically and usually upon registering to the Crowdology panel. You can also be entered into sweepstakes by sharing Crowdology with your friends via email invite.
Some of the prizes Crowdology members have won include Bose Quiet Comfort Noise Cancelling Headphones, Spotify Premium Subscriptions and ASOS Vouchers, just to name a few.
In order to withdraw from your account, you will need to have at least $8.00 in your Crowdology account (or £4 in the UK) as well as a PayPal account to transfer your Crowdology funds to. This company does not pay out rewards via check. The time between the request and the balance landing in your PayPal account is on average 48 hours. Also, if you use Amazon Payment, it could take up to 4 weeks before you see your money.
Who is Crowdology?Crowdology is an online market research panel where you can earn extra to do the important things you love. It’s run by VI.GA, who collect opinions on behalf of research firms.
Eligibility: Residents of UK and USA, 18+
September 26, 2019 by Patrick from United Kingdom
All I requested was a new password and I got "We regret to inform you that our systems have identified activity that is in violation of Cint's Participant Terms & Conditions for Panel Membership. As a result, we have removed your panelist account from our system and you will no longer be able to login, take part in surveys or other research programs or redeem or receive any rewards.
This decision will not be reviewed or reversed."
and that was after several years of surveys.
May 15, 2019 by amanda from United States
I noticed I was banned from this company. I was at about $9, not enough to request payout of course. I tried to do a survey here or there but did not qualify. Next thing I know there is an "error" on the account and my balance is wiped.
January 21, 2019 by john from United Kingdom
I thought most people here were been rather harsh about Crowdology, I was wrong!
I had been a member for quite a number of months and did manage to cash out a couple of times.
Then the fun began, I noticed some of the money I had earned started to be removed for no reason, I contacted their customer support and received no response.
Last week I went to the site and was presented with the error page many of us know so well so I contacted Support and was informed I had been banned for breaking their terms and conditions. on looking at their terms and conditions, I read this little gem:
"We reserve the right to terminate your account and/or cease to operate the Crowdology platform and provide access to services on the Crowdology platform at any time immediately and without cause and with or without notice."
Bottom line is they will ban you for no reason if they want. I would have liked to have given them a 0-star review but that's not possible
January 4, 2019 by Paul from United States
JANUARY 2019 UPDATE: If you don't think it's possible for a bad situation to worsen, try this one. You respond to email invitations, don't qualify, and then have to endure over a dozen, sometimes nearly 20, successive survey screen-outs. Since they already have your profile, you'd think that this bunch could use that profile to pre-screen, but no. This one is an absolute waste of time.
SEPTEMBER UPDATE: You can redeem by PayPal, but you get no email confirmation. You also cannot see on the website a record of your awards and redemptions. They just subtract your points and leave you hanging. Support? No phone number to call. Just email them and wait. And wait.
UPDATE: This one has gotten much worse of late. They still make you endure repetitious captchas, but now you endure being disqualified from not one, not two, not three, but four, five, six, seven eight surveys in succession over and over again. They supposedly already have your basic profile, and we are mystified as to why they don't use it to pre-screen better. It is therefore taking far too long to accrue points.
It seems needlessly annoying, grating, ridiculous, wasteful, tedious, and user-unfriendly to mulishly insist on a sequence of 7, or 8, or 9, or 10 or more successive reCaptcha requirements to log in to this site. They must think there are a lot of impostors trying to rip members off for their 88 cent rewards.
December 19, 2018 by sam from United Kingdom
I will update my review based on recent events.
Around the start of September 2018, I tried logging into my account as normal but got errors. I contacted Crowdology support and they said my account has been banned.
Now, the only thing this could have been was a week prior to being banned, I took a survey that was buggy and had scripting problems. It was something like 15 minutes for 80p. 2 minutes into the survey I was disqualified. Instead of pushing me out back to the CINT survey finder, it wrongly redirected me to the survey completion page. Due to the system thinking I completed a 15 minute survey in 2 minutes, my account was flagged and I was banned.
I explained this to Crowdology who looked into it and saw I hadn't breached any terms or conditions and they asked CINT to reopen my account. A month passed and they said they were still waiting for CINT.
I contacted CINT direct and explained all this to them, I wanted all my CINT panel accounts to be reopened (Survey goo, panel champ, crowdology and opini). They said they were investigating.
Every few weeks I would contact them again and be told the same thing about them investigating.
Recently I said if they don't complete the investigation soon, I am going have to report them to trading standards, as at very least I want my balance's paid. No response at all.
Absolutely disgusting behaviour especially considering I had been a completely loyal and genuine member for 3 years.
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