This post brought to you by Opinion Outpost. All opinions are 100% mine.
I’ve gotten plenty of emails and seen display ads that promise easy money through answering online surveys and I admit, I’ve been tempted. I mean, while you’e watching a TV show or stuck on a conference call, why not allocate 10% of your attention to an online survey and earn a few bucks for your time and effort?
Problem is, they all seem to be scams of some sort of other. Until I bumped into Opinion Outpost, a company that delivers on the goods. Sort of.
The thing of it is, they do have online surveys you can take to earn points that can be converted into gift cards or cashed out through PayPal, but the pay for your time isn’t going to get that new Ferrari any time soon.
Let me show you my experience…
I started out signing up for an account on the site, filling in some basic demographic information and soon enough was ready to take my first survey, or so I thought (as you’ll see in my video, below).
The screen looked like this:
15 opinion points for a survey that should take twenty minutes. Which calculates out to 45 points/hr. Remember that figure. The survey was about buying high-end furniture and it was interesting to see what companies were shown:
As you can see, Arhaus, Horchow, Crate & Barrel and Z Gallerie were four of the about twenty companies listed, some of which I’d never heard of. I dutifully checked the boxes. Roughly ten minutes later I was done with the occasionally tedious survey and went to cash in my 15 opinion points, just to find the conversion rate:
As you can see, each opinion point is worth $0.10. That's all. So using my ten minute survey as the basis of my calculations, that gives me a rate of 90 opinion points/hr or $9/hr. Not bad if you’re a minimum wage worker and doing this while watching Desperate Housewives definitely beats flipping burgers at Mickey D’s. Is it enough to motivate you? Maybe.
The important thing is that OpinionOutpost is indeed delivering on what it promises: it’s a legit, professional site where you can join for free and get paid to answer online surveys. Ferarri not included. Oh, and I also made a quick video explaining a bit more about the experience of going through a survey.
I’d say if this sort of opportunity intrigues you, visit Opinion Outpost.
Get paid to answer online surveys? Sounds like a scam, but if you check out OpinionOutpost, you’ll be surprised to find that it’s a legit opportunity, though it won’t yield millions at the click of a mouse.