Backed by a strong research history
Inspired Opinions is owned by a company named Schlesinger Associates, who is one of the most well respected market research firms in the world with over 40 years of experience.
Participate in various types of research
Inspired Opinions gives its members the opportunity to participate in a variety of different types of market research including online surveys, in-person focus groups, and telephone surveys.
Take lucrative in-person focus groups
Inspired Opinions has over a dozen offices across the US where you could be invited to participate in a live focus group. Look out for these invitations in your e-mail inbox. Many times these focus groups pay over $100 for 1 -2 hours of participation.
Redeem your points for Amazon e-vouchers
Earn Opinion Reward points each time you successfully complete a study. 100 Opinion Reward points = $1. Once your account reaches 1,000 points ($10), you can request an Amazon e-voucher. Denominations range from $5 to $100
In the UK, 100 Opinion Rewards points = £1. You can request rewards when you have 1,000 points (£10) in your account. Denominations range from £5 to £100.
Many monthly invitations
Members of Inspired Opinions will receive between 4 to 10 monthly invitations to participate in research activities per month. The amount varies with the unique set of demographics given by each individual.
Eligibility: US, UK, France and Germany. Must be 18+. This panel accepts multiple accounts from the same household.
When I was completing the registration form on-line, I noticed that the address being asked of me was referring to USA location (I live in Canada) and so I did not proceed and would just forget about it. Several days later, I got a phone call from the company enticing me to participate. I told the lady that I am not a US resident and I already signed up for a similar survey being conducted by a Canadian research company for the same topic. She said she would check with her manager and asked me to hold the line. Moments later, she came back and assured me that it is not a problem. So I went through the process and was given a telephone interview date and time of May 9, 2017 at 2:45 pm, my time. On this date, I waited and waited and nobody called. I phoned the company and spoke with Laura T. She said the interview I had in Canada was for the same client and therefore Schlesinger will no longer interview me. I asked why I did not receive any word that my scheduled interview has been canceled. She apologized and promised she'll arrange to compensate my time for the interview that did not take place. Since then, I've been making follow up calls and emails to Tracy. She has been ignoring my calls and emails. It is unbelievable how unprofessional I was treated and quite unbecoming for a company as big as Schlesinger.
I got only one survey. It was for $75 for 60 minutes, and they paid by check.
They also do gift cards with completion of minimum cashout of $10.
6/6/2017 Have earned several hundred dollars lifetime now. Few surveys, but they pay handsomely for the ones they offer.
Funny old place, this. Not because they are more of a panel-oriented outfit as opposed to straight surveys (of which the number you will likely receive are countable on your thumbs, and you probably will have a thumb spare). It's the almost comedic time and hassle just getting started with a project.
Like the project I was pre-invited to, offering a three figure sum to spend a month keeping a journal and do two hour and a half online chats.
So I complete the pre-survey screener, before Xmas.
After Xmas I get a pre-project phone call from a friendly, but slightly rushed sounding person doing a phone screener (which I qualified, yay!), and if I could pass the details on to anyone I know who might be interested - next day I get another call asking if I'd asked anyone, I presume they were needing to get the numbers up fast and nobody was qualifying - I know of at least one I invited who didn't qualify for a fairly benign reason.
So, now in 2017. I get another link for this project, finally!
I'm presented with an archaic looking webform with two yes/no participation buttons, and a broken, non-hyperlinked address to ANOTHER pre survey...
At this point, I checked out. Life's too short.
A few weeks later, I get invited to a pre-qualifying survey for movie project, that wants a fortnight of daily surveys plus a couple more, for a non-disclosed "incentive", and prize draws.
Prior experience has taught me to never do work up front without knowing what the pay is, and certainly not for draws.
So I click on it anyway, hoping more would be revealed in this pre-screener info.
Sorry, but I don't pre-work for lucky dips and undisclosed "incentive". No chance.
The last page had a really obvious honesty checker that wants you to ignore the question and click on the "none of the above" button at the bottom... which is ironic as people who have had enough of a survey and aren't paying any attention would click that button instinctively, just to move it along.
Fortunately, I WAS paying attention, and made damn sure I pre-failed it :-D
Three stars for effort, not sure if that's mine or theirs though.
EDIT: Latest survey invite sent to me has currency in euros and cents and refers to chain stores that don't exist in the UK - NOW I remember why this lot are so poor! A few years back they invited me to a US paint panel, discussing a make that you can't even buy in the UK. Star docked now that reality has sunk back in about this place.
It's clear that Schlesinger Associates just fire off reviews to people regardless of geography or country specific panel they have signed up to - their New Jersey headquarters appear to think that Europe is a single landmass with one currency like the USA...
I wonder if their clients are aware of this?
Gone are the days when I'd get invited to come in to take a survey and receive compensation. They have a (perhaps not so) new tactic now. I'm tired of getting emails inviting me to a survey, and clicking through a screening process that then turns out to be the survey itself. So, they now have my survey feedback for free. Of course, I never get an invite to come in and participate in the survey as described in the email because it doesn't exist. Nor does the compensation. I'm out, and I encourage others to bail out also.
InspiredOpinions responded to this review on December 19, 2016
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InspiredOpinions is one of my top favorite survey sites for the reason being that they offer decent amount of focus group opportunities and their form of payment is hassle free.
In October, I was invited to do a focus group study for two weeks and earned my incentive sooner than expected. They do call you to ask additional questions to screen you for the focus group or study and when you qualify, you just complete the focus group as asked, and patiently wait to be rewarded.
Meanwhile, this survey site might send you a survey to complete for points, and they do add up for rewards such as gift cards.
I really like InspiredOpinions, have been with them for quite some time!
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