How to get paid for your opinions

In this modern age a lot of people are very interested not only in what we think but also in why we think what we do. They want to know why our train of thoughts go in this way and not the opposite direction, so this gives rise to a lot of opportunities to earn some extra money for our opinions. I know and use some companies which are happy to “listen” to me and reward me for my time spent answering the questions.

Opinium Research Opinium Research

This is one of the companies which do paid surveys.  You register, fill out some initial questionnaires and you are ready to start. Yes, they do not pay much, as you will get only 50p or £1 or maybe £1.50 for a single study but the money adds up fast if you stick with it and you have some spare time on your hands in which to do it.

TickboxTickbox

Tickbox have changed the way they work in the last year or so. Now they offer reward points, which you can swap for goodies. Every survey you make for them gives you X amount of points. Once you have collected the desired amount of points, you can simply swap them for your choice of item.

Join The Dots Join The Dots

This is one of the market research companies who offer a wide selection of activities for which you will be awarded a money incentive. I took part in the focus group regarding one of the national newspapers and I received £150 for 2 hours of my time. On another occasion I took part in a weeklong project and shared with them what I shared with my friends or family via the net, or what they shared with me… this gave me £50 (I think).

Clicks ResearchClicks Research

This one offers product for reviews, I am not sure if you can get paid in cash… if you do I have never taken part in a project like this for them. Yet again, the idea is simple… create an account, fill out the questionnaire and wait for a project invite to land in your mail box… but remember, you have to be fast with your reply as some project fill up within minutes of the invites going out.

BzzAgentBzzAgent

With BzzAgent, same as with Click Research you are not going to be paid in cash, but you will receive products for free, for testing. In exchange your role is to spread your honest opinion about the product and share it with your friends and family. On the website each campaign has activities you should complete – share on Facebook or Twitter, write a short review, write a conversation report revealing who you talked to about the product and what was their reaction etc… I love BzzAgent because it gives me the opportunity to try out products, which in some cases I wouldn’t necessary buy… also I like talking about my new discoveries 🙂  Also if I receive a project invite I know I am in as I was already pre-selected, there is no more waiting with anticipation.

Super Savvy MeSuper Savvy Me

It works on the same principles as BzzAgent. Once you have an account, and once a new project is up you will receive an email. The difference is, not every campaign email equals a spot in it – you will have to apply for it and wait to see if you are selected.

Come Round

Come Round

Come Round is different model to BzzAgent or Super Savvy Me. Basically you are signing up to host a party for your friends, which will reflect the theme of a current campaign. Last year I was very lucky to be picked as a host for some fantastic projects, I hosted #MadTeaParty, #PhilipsBeauty Party, #PhilipsPerfectCare party and I took part in #stylechallenge with French Connection. Come Round will provide you with everything you need in order to make the party happen and you are going to get to keep the goodies afterwards 🙂 So yet again, not a cash reward per say but some of the party packs are really worth a lot of money, so if you are a party animal and the topic suits you, it is worth a try.

RevoolyRevooly

Revooly is a new website dedicated to price comparisons for household items and gadgets as well as honest reviews made by users. There is a Wish List on the website with products which need to be reviewed. No, you will not get the product but you will get paid for writing a review if you already own the product. Price per review is based on a % of the current lowest price for this product on the market. I registered an interest for reviewing a Morphy Richard 44038 Toaster – it was priced at 50% of market value, which gave me almost £20 for my review, which if you want you can read here – it is review 2 🙂

revooly screenshot

So, how does it work?

Go to Revooly website and create an account. Have a browse through their Wish List and pick a product you own and fancy writing about. Once that step is completed, book your slot. You will receive an email confirming your product and review price; it will also be logged on your account. You will have 14 days to write your review and upload it onto their system. Three days before your deadline you will receive a reminder, this is the only reminder which will come and if you miss the stated time frame then the job goes back onto the Wish List and someone else will be eligible to sign up for it. There are 2 ways of making your review – written review + at least 3 pictures of the product or a video review. Worth remembering is that once you upload your review onto their website you are losing all rights to the content of it; Revooly will own your review from this point in time. They do pay via Paypal and I received my payment within 24h after my review was proofread and published.

I like the idea of this service a lot. As long as you own a product and want to share your thoughts about it, you have a chance to make some money.

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I know that there are other companies out there but so far I have not been able to find or try any of them.

If you worked with someone else, please do share!

I would love to explore some new opportunities out there.

34 thoughts on “How to get paid for your opinions

  1. It’s really great to be be paid for opinions but it’s a bit hard finding one that is legit especially that most are based in foreign countries. I heard a lot of them, received emails from a lot them as well but most are spams. Thank you for sharing this 😉

  2. I loved the idea of getting paid for my opinion. I have been in focus groups in the past and whatnot so I signed up to a couple of these dites but I found that I never qualify for the surveys and if I did they payout would be so little that I never receive the money threshold.I think it sound like a brilliant idea but in the end I just terminated my accounts with them. However the last one revooly sound like a really good one since I keen to review products on my own accord it would be right up my ally.

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  4. Okay I will admit I have speed-read this post but I am SO SO SO book-marking it to come back to this evening. Such a comprehensive guide and just what I need – thank you so much.
    liska xx

    1. I think surveys are only good if you have nothing else to do… and there is a lot of bored people out there 🙂
      or
      if you truly believe that you can make a difference by giving your opinions to others and don’t do it for the money

  5. I use Valued Opinions and since I joined in August 2012 I’ve had over £200 from them and bought some treats for myself when I’ve been down and they’ve also helped with Christams and Birthdays! I will have to give a few of the ones you’ve listed a shout 🙂 Thanks

  6. Interesting, thanks for writing this as all I’m new to the whole self promotion lark. I’ve been blogging for many years though, and I must admit I find it alarming how much clicks and sharing counts, rather than content. Not sure I want to be giving too much info away to market research either :S

  7. Interesting opportunities. I tried a writing one, once, where you have to do a certain number of words on a given topic but then reword it in numerous ways. I think, though, that sites like these are merely spam generators and any creative writing is utterly wasted there.

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