Looking for new ways to earn cash? Then take a look at this YouGov review to see how much you can expect to earn and how quickly it will take.
I’ve joined so many survey sites, you would think I would be quite bored of them by now. Strangely, nothing could be further from the truth. However, I do like to find survey sites that offer something a little different from the norm.
Most survey companies will ask you about your TV watching habits or what you think about particular brands. Although YouGov sometimes covers these subjects, they often offer surveys on more interesting subjects.
This is all well and good, but how much can you expect to be paid by YouGov and how often?
What is YouGov?
YouGov is an international market research firm incorporated in 1998. Their headquarters are in the UK, but they operate across most of the globe. They conduct surveys on behalf of a diverse group of clients to get a better understanding of the public’s view on current affairs, consumer products and brands. There are also political polls which you can take part in.
Is YouGov a government website?
Despite the name, YouGov is not actually run by the government. They collect data about brands, politics and current affairs.
Signing up is a fairly simple process. You can state how often you want to receive surveys, but I suggest selecting as often as possible.
For every survey you complete, you receive points which can be converted into cash.
The surveys are quite interesting. You’re often asked about your TV watching habits and your thoughts on politics, although that line of questioning doesn’t require particularly deep thinking.
And you’ll also find that the results of some of the surveys you complete are featured in national newspapers. The surveys will generally take just under 10 minutes, so you don’t need to put too much time aside. I have also never been thrown out of a survey half way through.
Every couple of weeks, YouGov sends out a quick questionnaire asking whether you’re aware of certain celebrities or brands. It’s 30 questions, which you can just speed through and helps boost your points.
There is also a YouGov app which I am lucky enough to be trialing. This sends out targeted surveys to you from companies. They generally pay around 20 pence for a couple of questions.
Finally, YouGov also offers a refer a friend scheme. Share your unique link and you will earn 200 points (£2) when your friend completes six surveys.
You don’t receive many surveys. Of course, this depends on your demographic, but the majority of people I spoke to received two or three every week. This means that it requires some commitment before you reach the target of 5000 points before you can withdraw your hard-earned money. However, I have received 12 surveys in one week, so you might be lucky.
You are also occasionally sent surveys that don’t pay you in points but offer you a chance to enter a prize draw instead. Personally, I think these are a waste of time completing and they’re “paying” you on the cheap.
How much can you earn from YouGov?
1000 points are worth £10. You earn an average of 50 points per 8-10 minute survey. Longer surveys will proportionately pay more. However, I find surveys don’t take as long as they claim. With this in mind, YouGov pays around £4-5 per hour. Realistically, I would be surprised if many people withdrew more than £100 per year from this site.
You can withdraw your earnings straight to your bank account. This recently improved from 4 weeks to 2 working days!
If you’re feeling lucky, you could opt to convert the points you’ve earned for the chance to win cash instead. The question is if it’s taken you five hours to earn enough points, do you want to risk losing them?
My YouGov review conclusion
Overall, not the best paying survey site. However, I actually like this site as you never waste time being thrown out of surveys. The surveys can be quite interesting too compared to some other sites. Plus, there’s little chance of you spending much more than 30 minutes per week answering questions. I think this is a site worth signing up to, to earn alongside others.Sign up to YouGov >>
Or, if you’re not convinced by my YouGov review take a look at my top paying survey sites.
Please note that this post contains a referral link to YouGov. All views are my own.