Looking for more ways to earn some extra money from home? There are plenty of ways to do it, but take a look at this Crowdville review to see why it’s been a bit of a let-down.
Over the last few years, I have tried lots (and I mean lots) of different ways to make an extra income from home. Some have been good and some have been downright terrible. But I’m still searching for that one golden egg, the site that means I can earn more from home than I can going out to work.
Over 6 months ago, I was contacted by somebody from Crowdville, offering me to join their site so I could see what it was all about. So, with high hopes, I decided to give it a try.
What is Crowdville?
Taken from their website:
Just imagine! You can earn money for helping to improve products and services with your opinions.
Well, this is Crowdville: it allows both brands to have their online products tested and everyday users to have a role in the product definition.
Join our community, become a Crowder and participate in our missions.
Crowdville is registered in the UK to a company under the name Clariter LTD. This company was incorporated back in 2014 and was originally named Crowdville but changed to its new name in 2018.
However, the registered office that Crowdville works from on their privacy page is different to that listed Companies House.
Is Crowdville safe?
How does Crowdville work?
You will need to sign up using a valid email address and you will be given your first task – aka the pilot mission.
This ‘mission’ requires you to find a bug in the system and report it. Don’t worry, it’s not as complicated as it sounds and is fairly straightforward. Once that’s complete, just watch the offers of work roll in…
New tasks for completing should be available on your dashboard and are sent to you based on your individual profile.
Getting to work
There are 2 ways to make money with Crowdville.
The first is through missions – these are either surveys or bug reports (like I mentioned above).
The second is by inviting your friends to join. A Crowdville referral will earn you a 5% commission from everything they earn. Get enough friends to join and you could earn a decent whack.
Crowdville in action
You’ll often find 4 specific types of missions on Crowdville – Crowdshop, Crowdmedia, Crowdbank, and Crowdphone. Each mission requires you to complete a survey or task. If you complete all 4 you are entered into a prize draw to win an Amazon voucher.
In my 6 months as a member, I have only seen one other mission available.
Endless earnings sound pretty good, doesn’t it? Now, this mission was a real issue for me. It was actually run through another company, but Crowdville isn’t keen on us sharing their name on blog posts. So let’s call it company X.
I am actually a member of company X already and have completed paid work for them before. Generally, the work involves some kind of transcription. Anyhow, Crowdville and company X was running the mission side-by-side so I had a choice who to do it with. I decided to go with both.
After several days, I received an email from Crowdville giving me my success rate (and the tasks I would be paid for).
As you can see, a large percentage were wrong. Which is quite something when you consider that there was a 50/50 chance of them being right. Unfortunately, there was no comeback and I had to give up a couple of wasted hours.
Strangely, the 500+ tasks I completed with company X were all marked complete and I was paid within 4 weeks.
6 weeks later, my 281 tasks still hadn’t been paid by Crowdville as the finish date for the task kept being pushed back. In fact, it took a total of 3 months for the money to hit my account.
How much can you make with Crowdville?
As I said above, I have been a member of Crowdville for just over 6 months. In that time, I have earned a grand total of £9.60. That’s right, nothing. I have checked my dashboard regularly, and there’s only been that one task. And because I still haven’t been paid for it, I can’t yet count it as earnings.
And I refuse to do the tasks that give me the chance of winning an Amazon voucher. I don’t go to work for the chance of winning my wages, so I’m certainly not going to do it for Crowdville.
You can choose to be paid by PayPal or through a bank transfer. Although when I tried to claim through PayPal, I couldn’t get it to work. In the end, I opted for the bank transfer option. For this, you will need to know your International Bank Account Number (IBAN). Most of us won’t know what that is, but it’s simply your sort code and account code, preceded by the bank’s own code. My Barclays app tells me the full code, whereas all my other banks accounts I had to search for.
My Crowdville review conclusion
I really wanted to like this site and it’s very rare for me to walk away from a money making opportunity without much to show for it. However, it becomes quite frustrating (and pointless) to check a site every few days for no reward.
Feel free to give it a go yourself… perhaps your profile might be more suitable and you’ll find more earning opportunities than I have.
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