One thing I am learning is to never trust what I read on a blog (except my own o’course ). Once again, after blindly following a recommendation from an arbitrary blog, I tried another online income website. This time it was the online survey platform now known as iPoll.
Edit: 22 June, 13 – theCactusBlog final iPoll conclusion page has been posted. Check it out!Edit: 09 June, 13 – Michelle S and Misha have kindly informed me that iPoll has released an App which is much more profitable than the iPoll.com website. I am told that the app rewards users for purchasing everyday products. Users are given a product to purchase, they purchase said product, complete a relevant survey, and receive a financial reward that is greater than the item’s purchase price. After expenses, Michelle earned nearly $30, while Misha earned $35 over a two week period.
If any users have a kept a record of cost and profit, please get in touch. I’ll be happy to add a new page and help you share your success!
So, what’s it all about then?
Well, the idea is that you can make money online by taking surveys. All you need to do is join up with a survey website, and get paid a vast fortune for your opinion. Easy!
But so far, most online survey sites I’ve seen appear to be scams, or don’t offer any monetary rewards. But, according to the blog post which I read (and others), iPoll is completely different.
May I also remind readers that the following write up only applies to the iPoll website – not the iPoll app.
Is iPoll any different?
So, always playing it safe, I naturally proceeded to sign up. I completed the signup survey and found myself on my iPoll profile page. On a tab along the side of the page were a number of other signup surveys, each on a different topic.
These signup surveys were apparently designed to help better match users to appropriate surveys. Each of these surveys were worth between 10 and 25 US cents. So, for the sake of completeness (and because there were no real surveys present), I finished my 12 signup surveys, thus completing my iPoll profile. Yay!
This brought my total account balance up to $6.65 USD. That’s works out to be a whopping $3.50 per hour. Wow!
Does iPoll get any better once you’re signed up?
Well no, here’s the catch: You cannot claim a single cent of what you earn until you have reached an arbitrary $15 USD threshold. That’s right, you cannot withdraw anything until you have $15 in your account!
But, of course, it gets worse. The website offers you select surveys. And, it seems that not all of these surveys work. While I was testing the site, two new surveys were offered to me.
I filled out the first one without a hitch, and added a cool $1.75 to my account. But, I ran into some trouble with the second survey.
On the second survey, I filled out the first five or six questions, only to be notified that the survey was now full. In other words, there were no more participants required, so go away!
Somehow, I think this will happen a lot. My bet is that it will be impossible for me to reach the $15 threshold. But, this blog is not about theorizing, it’s about testing online money making ideas. So, I will keep trying for a while.
The Final Verdict
For an up to date and detailed summary, check out my iPoll page here. This is a live page where I share my earnings and progress on iPoll. Don’t worry, it’s a quick read .
For my final verdict on iPoll, check out my conclusions page!
Have you tried making money with online surveys before? Have you tried iPoll? Do you have any ideas, thoughts or questions? Have I made any mistakes?
Please share below!