Looking to earn some extra money? Well, take a look this Toluna review to see if it’s worthwhile and what kind of earnings you can expect.
You may or may not have heard of Toluna. When I initially joined, not only could you complete surveys, you also had the opportunity to test products too. This was great, as although the surveys weren’t a great earner, at least you could get your hands on free products. However, this changed in March 2018 and they took away the product testing part of their site.
Who is Toluna?
Toluna claims to be an online community dedicated to making your voice heard! Tell the world’s leading providers of products and services what you think and earn rewards by participating in surveys.
Toluna provides a decent number of surveys. And there’s good reason to complete as many surveys as you can. The more surveys completed, the better chance to be selected to test products. There is a range of products to choose from and you are required to register an interest. Once registered, you wait till see if you are lucky enough to be chosen.
You don’t have to exchange points for vouchers. Instead, you can them for a chance to win prizes. What do points make? And some of the prizes are pretty tempting, such as a MacBook Air and an iPhone.
You can also earn extra points by inviting friends to join. You earn 500 points for each friend that signs up.
Toluna rewards you in points. Those of you that have read some of my other survey reviews will know I’m not keen on this. If you were rewarded with £’s, it’s far easier to tell how much each survey is worth.
Toluna allows you to set your own polls and ask questions, but really, what is the point? We’re here to make money and this doesn’t help.
There’s a large choice of vouchers, including Amazon, iTunes, Argos and many more. If vouchers don’t tickle your fancy, then you can withdraw via PayPal.
A typical survey pays out at roughly 2400 points. And to earn a £10 Argos voucher would take 55000 points. By my calculations, that means that each survey is worth around just over 40p each. Now, compared to some other companies such as Panelbase, this isn’t particularly good. In fact, it’s pretty terrible.
Expect to earn around £2 per hour. As you can see, this is quite a poor return.
My Toluna review conclusion
There are far better-paying sites out there. Now they’ve taken away the product testing, I can’t really see any positives to Toluna. Nearly every survey site I have ever been a member of pays at least double and sometimes triple compared to Toluna. If I’m honest, I would be amazed if they continue to operate for much longer unless they increase their pay.