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Product Name: Surveyhead
Product Owner: Vizu Panel
What is it?
A free survey site which provides users with compensation for completing a certain number of surveys. Compensation is paid out in a number of ways including PayPal and gift cards.
Personally, I hate survey sites, and this one is no exception. Most of the surveys on the site take 20 minutes or more to fill out, and many are hard to qualify for. It is possible to earn money through the site, but it is a slow process, and averages between $0.50 and $1.00 an hour.
Before You Buy
Survey sites tend to require you to fill in some personal information before you are able to sign up.
This can be a little bit time consuming and annoying, because the boxes frequently don’t tend to have all possible answers. However, there is the option of other for most selections, so you can always sign up this way if nothing else.
Honestly, the sign up process didn’t take too long, and there is no fee for the site to worry about. The site is fairly simple to use, which is beneficial.
What I Liked
Most survey sites only offer gift cards and competition entries as payment. I did like the fact that Survey Head offered the ability to cash out using PayPal.
An additional positive thing about this site is that it has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau, which is an indication that the site does honor its commitment to pay out when members reach sufficient credit.
What I Didn’t Like
Unrealistic Way of Earning Money
Online surveys are always promoted as a good way to make money online, but they always seem much better than they actually are.
I spend some time going through the site and generally I was not impressed by what it had to offer.
A major issue with this type of site is how much money you can earn over time.
The list of surveys I was provided with is a good example of this. The majority of the surveys on the list are estimated to take 20 minutes or more. Earning $1 for 20 minutes worth of work isn’t really a good way of making money, given this only calculates to around $3 an hour.
Some of the surveys don’t offer anything in the way of financial reward, simply providing an entry into a sweepstakes. Now, some people like sweepstakes, but the odds of winning them are normally pretty slim. Entering sweepstakes is also not a particularly good approach when you are trying to make money online, because they are simply not predictable or reliable.
The other major problem is that even qualifying for a survey can be difficult.
Any survey that you choose requires going through a few screens of filling out information like your income and your age.
I started to work through the list the site provided me, and found that it was a seriously painstaking process. The first two surveys made me fill out a screen or two of information about myself, before telling me that I wasn’t eligible to complete it.
The third survey I tried ended up telling me to sign up for a different rewards site, called Reward TV.
Personally, I avoid getting involved in multiple rewards sites at once, because it can get time-consuming and complex fast.
The fourth survey I tried actually let me complete the survey all the way. The survey itself was one advertised at $0.75 for 20 minutes of work, and it was certainly time consuming.
I ended up randomizing most of my responses rather than taking the time to think about each one because the survey was so long.Even doing that, it took around 20 minutes to complete, and only credited me with $0.50 rather than the advertised $0.75.
I tried a few other survey links, but most told me I wasn’t eligible or that the survey was closed.
Overall, I spent around an hour going through different survey options, and earned a total of $0.50. This isn’t much money for an hour’s worth of work.
Now, the company does give you $5.00 credit for joining, so at the end of my experience, my balance looked like this:
This really shows the major problem with these types of sites – you have to accumulate a certain amount of credit with the company before you get any money back. The information under my current balance suggests that you need $20 of credit, but actually, the lowest priced reward is $25.
Getting to $25 in credit for the site would seriously be a lot of work and honestly, it simply isn’t worth it.
Lag time also increases how long it takes for you to make money from this site. You only receive credit for a survey once it has actually closed, which can take as long as a month.
Earning money from Survey Head requires investing a considerable amount of time and then hoping that the company will actually pay you. Personally, I never got anywhere near the $25 mark to find out whether the company does payout, but some survey sites don’t, so it is something to be careful of.
I found the unprofessionalism of the site deeply concerning, and it makes me a little worried about how good the site is about paying out. One of the problems is that the logo for the site is a broken link.
A little digging around online suggested that the company’s logo is supposed to be the one below, but I find it concerning that the site hasn’t even fixed the broken link. It is an indication that they aren’t spending a lot of time in ensuring the quality of the site.
Additionally, the site is focused on surveys for people in the United States, but the site itself is hosted in the United Kingdom.
This is a strange decision for the company, and there is no indication about why this is the case. However, it is a little concerning and certainly appears unprofessional.
Who Is This Product For?
I would honestly not recommend this website to anyone. Few people will have the patience to sit through all the work needed to actually make money through this site, particularly as the rate is so slow.