Global Test Market is an online survey panel operated by GMI (Global Market Insite, Inc.), now owned by Lightspeed Research. Global Test Market has approximately 5.5 million members across 200 different countries. For every successful web survey completion, members earn MarketPoints redeemable for cash.
I am really surprised it is ranked so low. I have been with then 2 months now and cashed out $50 in Amazon gcs and I just cashed out for the $45 PayPal option. The only downside to this site is you have to wait to get 1000 points to cash out. I don't mind that though. They send me at least 5 invitations a day and I usually pick the highest paying one and I do about one a day most days. I qualify maybe 50% of the time but they usually will tell you pretty quick if you DQ. OP is better but this is my 2nd favorite.
At one time they were great. I cashed out a few times for anywhere from $250 to $400. They merged with an unreiable site named lightspeed and have gone downhill. For instance if you don't qualify for a survey they send you the following:
Survey #: 266322
This survey takes about 5 minutes.
Your reward for completing it: 5 MarketPoints
They still offer this survey, it never worked and never will because it doesn't exist.
Secondly 70% or more of their surveys are up to 20 minutes for entries into some ridiculous sweepstakes. Anyone care to waste their valuable time feel free and get nothing in return . There is absolutely NO SUPPORT. Anytime you contact them with a problem they will send you a form email saying they will get back to you. Clue: don't hold your breath I have only received one reply form them and that was over 4 years ago when they were one of the best. They also are a part of a merger that turned out badly. They send many surveys out but as I mentioned earlier most are for sweepstake entries. Another clue: Poswerball at 175 million to one has better odds.
I had received two checks from Global Test Market. One for $50 and other for $100. Now I am awaiting the other one within months.
I would proudly recommend others to join this site.
Even if we didn't qualify for a particular survey they give us 5 points, where other surveys didn't do.
I originally started using GlobalTestMarket thinking it was alright, but I slowly learned its annoyances.
The first annoyance I found was when I went to cash out for the lowest Paypal option, I found out I had to have 1000 points minimum to cash out. Surveys give about 35 points on average. 1000 points is a little under $50 to cash out.
The second annoyance I found, which caused me to stop using the site for some time, is that I ran into a number of surveys, even one I just took about an hour ago, that simply did not register. The survey never took me back to GlobalTestMarket and I wasted 20 minutes or so taking it for no reward. This has happened numerous occasions on GTM and has rarely happened to me anywhere else.
Then there's the site design. The surveys do not tell you what their reward is before clicking them. This is bad because some surveys just reward drawing entries rather than points for surveys that claim to be 20 minutes long! I'm not willing to spend that amount of time to enter some lottery, sorry. After you take one survey, it suggests you take an other and will tell you the reward for it, but on the main interface, no reward information is given.
This combination of factors makes the site very customer unfriendly. Not only is the cash-out threshold high, but the lack of guarantee that a survey will finish or even be worth points makes using the site feel like a risk and sometimes a waste of your time.
So what is there good to say? Well, the surveys that do offer points tend to offer and okay sum. More than other sites I've used. Most surveys reward 35 points, which is about a $1.50 with the paypal option. GTM gives out a good amount of surveys on a daily basis and you'll probably qualify for them at the same rate as anywhere else.
I have been able to cash in for $45 a month for the last 4 months. I think I have a 30% rate of being approved for surveys. Paypal deposit happens in 10 days.
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