Ipos i-Say isn’t exactly the most catchy name for a website, but the company has managed to create a good looking site that makes them seem appealing. Like many similar sites, Ipos i-Say is promoting the idea of doing surveys for money – but how good is the site really?
As with most survey sites, you have to take a qualifying survey before you know whether you are even eligible to take a survey. These surveys might take anywhere from 1 minute to about 5 minutes, and there is no guarantee that you will get anywhere.
One frustrating thing about the qualifying surveys for Ipos i-Say is that they often ask the same question multiple times. For example, I got asked for my zip code three times in the same qualifying survey.
Having to complete qualifying surveys is a standard component of every survey site out there. It is also a frustrating and time-consuming approach, especially if you don’t qualify for many surveys.
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How Points Work
Ipos i-Say operates using a points system. You earn points through the site when you do surveys and then you can redeem these points for money when you get enough of them. It’s a pretty common approach, but also a bit manipulative.
For Ipos i-Say, each point is equivalent to $0.01. So, to earn $10, you would have to earn 1,000 points and so forth.
Using points is a way for the site to make its surveys seem more appealing. For example, this is one of the surveys I was offered. 45 points sound like a good number and it might be enough to make people choose to do the survey.
But, if the site put in the actual value of up to $0.45 for the survey – it would suddenly seem a whole lot less appealing.
Online reviews for Ipos i-Say are pretty mixed. Some people genuinely do seem happy with the company, while others are frustrated at it. The biggest problems with the company seem to be focused around the website not working correctly and surveys not crediting when they are supposed to.
Unfortunately, both of those issues are pretty common with survey companies.
These types of issues are one of the reasons that I distrust survey companies so much. When you are doing surveys online you have to entirely depend on the company that you are working for.
But, you don’t actually have any guarantee that the company is going to do what they say. If they don’t follow through on their claims then there is very little that you can actually do about it.
I had problems with the site myself. Frequently it would take a long time to load a page or it would fail to load it entirely. I also found that I had few options for which surveys to do, and after completing one, the only option was doing a survey for sweepstakes entry.
This suggests that there is a lot of waiting in getting surveys completed for Ipos i-Say.
Surveys and Income
Doing surveys is a very ineffective way of earning money online. You spend a lot of time answering questions and completing the qualifying surveys, yet you earn very little for your time. You also have to wait to actually get surveys often.
One of the reviews for this site is actually a very good indication of this issue:
The reviewer’s calculation is about right too. 365 points translate into around $3.65 in terms of credit. To make matters worse, you can’t even cash out at that level. To get money in PayPal you have to earn 1,500 points (i.e. $15) or you could get a gift card to Amazon or a few other places for 1,000 points (i.e. $10).
In fact, the only thing you could actually do with 365 points would be to enter into sweepstakes, which is little more than a waste of time.
There are much better ways to earn money online without having to put in the large amounts of time that you have to with surveys. This is an area that I go into a lot more detail in my email course.
Realistically, earning money online is something that pretty much anyone can do, even if you have no experience in the field.