Looking for the perfect survey site so you can give up working full-time? The chances are that it won’t happen, but it’s still a good opportunity to earn money. Take a look at this MySurvey review to see if it’s the right site for you.
Please note that MySurvey is no longer operational.
I have now officially lost count of how many survey sites I have joined. So far, some have been great and some have been a little insulting in how much they pay you. I stumbled across MySurvey through another money-making site called Inbox Pounds. As usual, I took a look at some reviews through google and found that many weren’t very flattering. However, this is common with survey sites, so I decided to try it for myself.
Who is MySurvey?
Taken from their site:
The MySurvey Consumer Panel is a group of consumers from all over the United Kingdom who influence future products and services by volunteering to participate in consumer research. Consumer research is discovering what people like you want and need by asking for opinions about products and services through surveys and product testing.
MySurvey is the world’s No.1 Paid Survey Site. We have more than 4 million members in 40 markets across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. We rewarded GBP 20 million+ to our worldwide members in 2014.
So, quite a bold claim…
You can complete surveys either from a web browser or by downloading the MySurvey app. I always like an app because it means you’re not just restricted to earning money when you are sat at a computer. MySurvey always had a decent number of surveys available too, which gives you a better opportunity to earn. And there are plenty of choices when it comes to withdrawing your earnings. Amazon, Nectar, iTunes and M&S gift cards are available. Or if you would prefer cold, hard cash, you can use PayPal.
MySurvey pays you in points rather than £’s which can be a real bugbear of mine. I find that some sites use this to disguise how much they actually pay for surveys. A £5 voucher will cost 575 points, which means that each point is worth just under a penny.
Many of the surveys on offer are actually hosted by other survey sites. This often means that you are paid less as MySurvey takes a cut and there’s more chance of a technical error. In fact, on my 4th survey, I spent 15 minutes answering questions and received confirmation I had finished, only for my points not to track. As it was an external site, there was no way I could contest it. This isn’t the first site for this to happen to me, but it’s not normally that soon.
And be careful which rewards you choose when you convert your points. 550 points can be swapped for 500 Nectar points which are worth just £2.50. Alternatively, 575 points can be redeemed for £5 through PayPal
MySurvey doesn’t offer a refer-a-friend scheme (well it’s currently suspended) which is always a decent way to earn a little extra.
How much can you earn from MySurvey?
On average, a 15-minute survey will earn you 75 points. As you will need 575 points for £5, expect to earn roughly £2.50 per hour. Halve that if you decide to opt for Nectar points. Payout time wasn’t too bad and the money took 4 days to reach my account after I requested a withdrawal.
MySurvey review conclusion
As you can see, the pay is pretty poor. In fact, it’s one of the worst I have come across. From a survey site, you should be expecting at least double the earnings. And because of the technical problems too, this is a site I won’t be heading back to in a hurry. I would be quite shocked if MySurvey is actually the world’s No.1 paid survey site.
If you want to try it out for yourself, click here. But I wouldn’t bother.
Please note that MySurvey now operates under Lifepoints. You can read my Lifepoints review here.
If this MySurvey review hasn’t convinced you, take a look at my top 10 paid survey sites for some far better alternatives.