Surveys are interesting, fast. professional looking, and introduce a non-partisan political aspect to most surveys.
- Earn cash via PayPal, gift cards to Amazon, iTunes, and more
- Expect $0.75-$1.50
- Relatively short surveys, averaging about 5-7 minutes and at most 20 minutes
- Subjects vary on a ton of different social, political, and pop culture issues
- VERY low disqualification rate
- Optimized for mobile devices
- 13 and older accepted
- Good referral program
- Reliable on payment, points don’t disappear, good customer service
Registration is free of charge with this site and the process is also very simple. Clicking on the “Register Now” enables you to answer certain profile questions. Answering these questions takes roughly 2-3 minutes, which also instantly gets you 1000 points. All those points for simply registering!
YouGov is home to a massive variety of rewards, from the usual suspects like cash and gift cards, to less common reward options like prepaid VISA cards, movie vouchers, charitable donations, and even YouGov branded merchandise.
if gift cards are your thing, you are in luck as YouGov offer gifts cards for all the major players including Amazon, Best Buy, iTunes, Walmart, and more.
We’ve experienced nothing but good things with YouGov’s customer service. Inquiries are answered quickly and politely. If you have missing points or your redemption is slow, you’ll always hear back from them in a few hours.
Although there’s no doubt about YouGov’s reliability and their interesting surveys, survey invites are somewhat infrequent. Plus, they are fairly strict about their quota, and may not accept you based on your ZIP or other geographical factors.
In general, these aren’t the biggest drawbacks, but there may be better options if you’re looking for frequent invites.
YouGov certainly has its act together when it comes to topical surveys, interesting content, and reliable payment. We can highly recommend this panel, but not if you’re a little on the impatient side. The high payout threshold is a negative for some survey takers, but if you add YouGov to your profile of various survey sites it’s certainly worth having in your arsenal.
YouGov also has a referral program where you can earn points when your friends and extended family members sign up for YouGov and even more points if they connect via Facebook to YouGov.
Learn more about YouGov with this video overview.
Here’s a summary from the official YouGov website.
When you join the YouGov panel you are joining a worldwide community of people who like to express and share their opinions, and earn points along the way.
As a panel member you will receive regular email invitations for new surveys. Every survey you complete earns points that when accumulated can be redeemed for rewards such as movie tickets, gift cards, and other prizes. You will also receive surveys that don’t have points but enter you in a monthly prize draw.
All YouGov surveys are completed online and filled out at a time that is convenient for you.