Lately, I’ve been looking into online survey websites that I can access on my laptop to earn some extra cash, and I was turned on to this one by reading through some comments on a blog. But can you really make money with the OneOpinion Survey Website?
This is exactly what I was determined to find out. You can find the site at www.oneopinion.com. It seems to be pretty well-known online, so I was excited to give it a try. At first glance, it looked really nice to me… but you can never really judge a book by its cover.
So without further delay, let's get to the good stuff.
Here’s what I found.
Getting Started: What Is OneOpinion?
Scrolling down from the main screen, we find a few interesting tidbits of information about the service that helps to answer this question. Here are some of the points that we learned by reading this information.
- Simple: Free to join, easy to participate, quick to earn
- Interesting: See and try new products before everyone else
- Rewarding: Take a survey, share your opinion, get paid fast
So, we can see from these points (which are actual quotes from the oneopinion.com website) that OneOpinion, at least by all appearances, seems to be a pretty normal survey site.
But, there is only so much that you can learn about a site like this from the outside. So the next step was to register.
I clicked the ‘Join Now’ button, and was taken to this page. So far, I really liked how the graphics, colors, and text all looked. So yeah, I was optimistic!
I filled this information in and moved on to the next page. Here, I had to input my email address, make a password, and fill in some characters to prove that I was a human. After this, I was prompted to check my email and verify it to complete the registration process.
This just took a minute, and then I was sent to this page.
This seemed to be a step that I could take to ‘verify’ my account. But since I wasn’t completely sure if I was going to be using OneOpinion for a long time, I decided to go ahead and skip this step—at least for the time-being.
At this point, we arrived at what seemed to be the ‘main hub’ of the survey site. Let’s take a look at this.
OneOpinion Main Hub
To start off, here is what the main hub looked like.
To get things started, we have a ‘summary of points’ section that tells us how many points we have earned, along with our current point balance. Mine was zero, of course… but I saw that I would need 25,000 points to cash out, so that was a good bit of information to find out so easily.
Next, there was a section called ‘take a survey.’ Here, I was asked questions that seemed to be aimed at pairing me with possible surveys that might match with my demographic.
I answered about four of these questions (all of them were quite easy) before I was paired with a survey. Check this out.
So yeah. So far so good. This all seemed straightforward enough, and I decided to go ahead and try the survey out—just to see what happened.
But before I move forward with that, I want to say a few things about how the site had performed technically, up to this point.
From a technological standpoint, OneOpinion was performing very well. I didn’t experience any glitches or weirdness from the site functions or buttons, and the little survey questions that I had to answer to find a real survey were easy to get through. The buttons worked well, everything loaded correctly, and I didn’t find anything to complain about.
So far, I was pretty pleased with OneOpinion, to be fair.
But now, it was time to try the survey. Here’s what happened.
Trying Out A Survey On OneOpinion
This survey was supposed to take about 20 minutes, and was worth 1,000 points. When I started it, I came to an introduction screen that pretty much gave me the low-down on the survey. They said that their clients need thoughtful consideration for every question, and that they were going to run me through a mini ‘trial survey’ to help me get a feel for how everything worked.
This seemed a tiny bit excessive to me, but ok… no problem. So OneOpinion tends to stick to the cautious side of things. There is certainly nothing wrong with that.
I started the survey. These introductory questions were easy enough to get through. No big surprises. I got through them successfully, and then started the main survey. I was approaching 15% done, or so, when I came to this screen.
Ok, I have two thoughts about this that are worth mentioning right now. First of all, I am glad that I got 50 points. Second of all, this is a huge pain in the neck. This is actually pretty common with survey sites, and I understand why.
They need you to fit a certain criteria in order to sell their data, so if you don’t meet the criteria, it would be a waste of their money to pay you for any more information.
But… it is a waste of time for the survey taker as well, and a measly 50 points certainly doesn’t make it sit a whole lot better with me. I mean, it is better than nothing—but barely!
But now, I had another question. How much were these points worth, anyway? To figure this out, I went back to the main hub and checked out the Rewards Page. Here is what I found.
Taking A Look At The Rewards Page On OneOpinion
So, it would appear that I need to validate my account a bit further to actually gain complete access to this screen… but I did find enough information to answer my question.
As it turns out, 25,000 points will get you a $25 gift card. The options that I saw were for PayPal, Amazon, or a Visa Prepaid card… but either way, the conversion rate is the same.
So, for that survey that I was going to take, I would have earned about $1 (1,000 points) in 20 minutes. That comes out to around $3 an hour, give or take.
This makes OneOpinion a little bit more lucrative in the per-hour payment sense than a lot of other survey sites that I have looked at (the average seems to be about $1.50)… but it still begs the question, is it worth it?
Is OneOpinion worth the time it takes to earn the cash?
Here are some thoughts.
Is OneOpinion Worth The Time?
First of all, it is important to understand that there are good points and bad points to taking surveys for money from the get-go. The major downside is that they don’t pay a lot. The major upside is that they are flexible and allow you to make extra cash on your own timeline.
So… whenever I look at an existing survey site or service (like OneOpinion), I always have to ask this question: Is it really worth the time?
For me, personally, OneOpinion did do quite a few things right. Technically, the site worked very well. I didn’t experience any glitches of any kind, which is awesome. They also pay out pretty well, especially when compared to other survey sites that I’ve looked into in the past.
But, with that being said, I also had a few pretty major issues with them.
First of all, I still feel like the per-hour payout is objectively quite low. I mean, you will be able to earn some extra cash using OneOpinion, especially if you keep at it. But my time is pretty valuable to me, so I found myself feeling like there has got to be a better way to earn extra cash than this.
Second of all, I really didn’t like wasting my time on a survey and not qualifying for it. I know that this happens for a reason… but I don’t have to like it, either. So yeah, that entire problem really plagues a lot of survey sites, and it would seem that OneOpinion.com is not immune to it either.
If you like to take surveys and don’t mind spending quite a bit of time on them, then OneOpinion is actually better than most. But I still felt like it would be a stretch to make it worth the time… a stretch that I didn’t really feel very motivated to pursue in this case.
OneOpinion does do a lot of things right. But not enough to get me personally on-board with it, I’m afraid.
Our Final Thoughts About The OneOpinion.com Survey Website
Should you register and use it to try to make extra money?
To be completely honest, doing online surveys will never earn more than minimum wage. In fact, most people rarely earn more than $1-$3 per hour, if they are lucky enough to get a payout.
You simply cannot rely on this for income.
If you want to legit make money online you need to invest time into building a website and putting advertising on it. Rather than spend an hour trying to answer boring questions, build a real web property that you can earn monthly income from.
It takes longer to accomplish, but yields bigger results that last longer. Instead of adding a second job to your schedule by looking for paid survey sites, add a second income by building an online business.