ZoomPanel is yet another online survey site that doesn’t live up to its promises. While it is promoted as a way of earning money (or ‘rewards’), the earning potential of the site is a lot lower than the marketing implies.
For most internet marketing sites, the homepage is also the page where they promote what the site offers and how you are going to earn money. After all, the site is trying to get people to sign up and this often involves pulling out all the stops.
Not so for ZoomPanel.
The homepage for the site is just the form to log in, and you have to actually click on the ‘How It Works’ tab to even find out what the site is about. Even then, the site doesn’t give a lot of information.
Sites that make me sign up without telling me much about what is going on always make me uneasy, because you are giving them your personal information (including your physical address for ZoomPanel) without even really knowing why.
In this case, you know that ZoomPanel lets you earn money through surveys, but you have no idea of the value of the points or how long it actually takes to earn money.
Still, at least they’re not claiming you can earn hundreds of dollars per day doing surveys.
Surveys and Income
A major issue with this site is that they only offer a single way to cash out. This is through a $25 Amazon card that is physically mailed out to you. The card costs 2,500 points, so in theory you could earn that by doing ten surveys, but in reality that wouldn’t actually be the case.
In particular, the site claims that you can earn ‘up to’ 250 points per survey and the phrase ‘up to’ means exactly that. A survey review site estimated that a more accurate figure is between 30 and 160 points.
You also have to actually get a decent number of surveys to earn any money at all. When I signed up to the site they didn’t have any surveys at all up there.
Not exactly encouraging.
Survey sites tend to follow the same pattern and earning any money at all takes a lot of time and a lot of work. You have no control over how many surveys you actually get and you have to actually qualify for a survey to earn the points from it.
Many people on this type of site find that they can only earn enough to cash out once every month or two. This is a very slow way to earn money and you tend to be working at far below the minimum wage.
If you wanted to make money with this type of site, you would need it to be reliable. After all, you do all of the work before you get paid, so you have to be certain that the company is actually going to pay you at the end of it all.
For ZoomPanel, the only reward that you can get comes in the mail, which is always a concern.
With mailed rewards, you have to take their word that they mailed it and then the waiting game begins. Having rewards mailed up means that chasing the company up takes a lot more work.
Reviews for the site reflect this issue. Over 113 reviews, the site scored less than two stars on Survey Police.
Many reviewers complained about the poor service of the company or the fact that getting payments was next to impossible:
This is one of the worst things about trying to make money this way. You have to completely rely on the company in question and you don’t know whether the company will live up to its promises or not.
You also have no control over how much money you earn or how many surveys you get. This means that you couldn’t simply decide to sit down and spend a few hours doing surveys for the company.
Having control is one of the most important things about making money online. This is what lets you be sure that you will get paid and what lets you decide how much work you do and how much money you make.
I offer insight into how to do this as part of my beginners affiliate marketing email course. Making money online is something that just about anyone can do if you put your mind to it. To make big money online you just need the right training (on top of the right attitude)
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.