Want to earn some extra money from home? Take a look at my LifePoints review to see why this is a survey site you should avoid.
Survey sites are a great way to earn an extra income from home. The issue comes when choosing which sites to join. Some pay far better than others, whilst there are some survey sites out there that you just can’t trust.
That’s why I decided to give LifePoints a try to see if it’s a worthwhile survey site. Unfortunately, I was left a little disappointed.
Who is LifePoints?
Taken from their website:
LifePoints is a community of over 5,000,000 members from all over the world. Their contribution influences future products, services and brands by participating in data collection and research.
Consumer research is discovering what people like, dislike, want and desire by asking for opinions about products and services. This is done through surveys, product testing and data collection.
LifePoints is owned by Lightspeed Research LTD, a company based in the UK and has been operating since 2000. LifePoints itself only started out in 2017. Before that, it was formerly known as Global Test Market. Another survey site – My Survey joined with LifePoints at the beginning of 2019.
You can earn 20 points just from joining and filling out some profile questions. There are plenty of surveys available and as an added bonus, you are awarded with points if you are screened out of a survey.
There are plenty of payout options too. You can receive cash through PayPal, or vouchers such as Amazon, iTunes or M&S.
One slight downside is the number of emails you receive. Every time a new survey is available, LifePoints send you a notification, which can quickly fill up your inbox. And as far as I can tell, there’s no way to turn them off.
But that’s just a minor problem compared to another issue I had. Within a few days, I managed to earn enough points to withdraw £5 through PayPal. I continued happily completing more surveys until one day, I couldn’t log on.
So, I emailed Lifepoints to ask what the issue was. 3 days later and no reply. So I emailed again, and then once more over the space of a week. I didn’t receive a reply to any of my emails. So I never received my money or any kind of correspondence.
As a test, I sent a question about a different matter from another email address. I received an automated response that didn’t answer my question and a follow-up email asking if I was satisfied. I replied with no, but they just ignored that.
Overall, the customer service is terrible. I have had issues with other survey companies before, but these are usually sorted quite quickly.
The amount you earn from surveys isn’t great. On average, you earn 50 points for a 10-minute survey. A £5 Amazon voucher will set you back 550 points, which will take you just under 2 hours to reach.
And don’t ever withdraw using Nectar points. They are worth half the value of all the other options.
Payouts are very slow. LifePoints claim PayPal takes 5-10 working days before you receive your money. I had been waiting 7 working days without payment before my account was suspended.
Expected pay per hour: £3
My LifePoints review conclusion
I really cannot recommend a company that will not speak to you. If I’ve been banned from Lifepoints, then fine, but at least let me know. There are plenty of other surveys sites out there and it isn’t really worth risking spending time filling out surveys for no return.
If you really insist on joining this site, then I suggest you never build up a big balance. There would be nothing worse than spending a lot of time building up a nice lot of earnings, only for it all to be taken away from you!
If my LifePoints review has put you off joining, why not take a look at my best-paid survey sites?
And one more thing…
You may wonder why my LifePoints review seems a little harsh compared to some others that rank high on Google. The fact is, LifePoints runs an affiliate program.
That means, it’s in reviewers’ interest to get you to join through their links. If you join, they earn money. Always be cautious when it comes to believing reviews.