What is it and why did you join it?
OnePoll is one of the survey sites I have been a part of the longest. I decided to join after it was one of the survey sites recommended on MoneySavingExpert in 2013 when I started on my quest to up my income.
It’s been years since I registered with them now but to my recollecting registering with them was quick and relatively easy to do.
How do I register/login?
OnePoll is currently open for new panelists and you don’t need an invitation to register with them. You can register with them at http://www.onepoll.com.
You login with your email address and password on the same site as well to access surveys.
What kind of surveys does OnePoll offer? What’s the survey experience like?
The amount of and kinds of surveys seems to change almost on a daily basis on OnePoll. Therefore I make a point of logging in and checking every day (if I remember to), Monday to Friday (there doesn’t seem to be any new content added at the weekend).
They don’t email surveys to you like some sites do, you do have to login to the OnePoll website to check for content.
I have had emails from OnePoll in the past letting me know that there are surveys to fill in if I haven’t accessed the site for a few days – though as they fill up quick, the surveys often aren’t available by the time you login.
OnePoll has surveys about all kinds of topics. If the survey you are taking contains sensitive topics and ideas (like questions about using protection/mental health/sexual health/feminine hygiene products) it most often says at the beginning of the survey, and it gives you the option to exit the survey if you don’t feel comfortable answering questions about the topic.
On the other hand I have done surveys that ask what five celebrities you would like to invite to dinner, what you bring from home with you when you go on vacation, and what kind of things annoy you about your commute. To name three survey topics I can think of that I’ve done with OnePoll.
Depending on the length of the survey and the complexity of it you get paid between 5p and 30p a survey. In my experience these surveys are very quick and can be done on 5 minutes or less. I also find with OnePoll that I don’t screen out after almost completing the survey, which I have experienced with other survey sites (who shall remain nameless until I get the time and will to live to write more reviews 😡 ). They ask the qualifying questions at the start of the surveys and if you aren’t part of the target group they want you get told so immediately, so it doesn’t waste your time.
You can also get extra earnings for referring someone but I have not done this so can’t comment on what this process is like.
What’s the incentive to do the surveys? How are you rewarded? What is the payout process like?
Ah, the most important question, of course: Payout.
The payout threshold changed recently. Previously you could cash out once you hit £40 – this took me 3/4 of a year to hit the first time! However in 2017 I had an email to say that the threshold would be lowered. Once you hit £40 and cashed out the threshold would then be lowered to £25 for the next time. A much more attainable target in my view, though it still seems light years away. Personally it taunts me when you feel very close and you are so near the payout threshold you can practically touch it.
You can ask for payout either as a PayPal payment or get it into your bank account via BACS. I don’t think you are able to accrue anything beyond the £40 (so it won’t let you save two lots of £40 for example) so you’ll have to cash out once you meet the threshold.
In my experience it takes four weeks from when you request it to when it comes through.
To sum up:
It is a legit site that pays for your time and one that has been around for a while.
OnePoll is a site I am going to stick with and one I would recommend.
The pros are:
- The survey topics on OnePoll are varied and interesting.
- New survey content is added often.
- The surveys are quick to do.
- It’s a legitimate site that do pay out for your time.
The cons are:
- Payout can take a long time to hit.
- It takes four weeks give or take for payment to be processed once you have asked for your incentive.
- Certain topics in the surveys you are offered can be sensitive, or just seem plain absurd, which can put people off filling the surveys in. One survey which springs to mind asked you if you felt you had married below you in terms of appearance, or if you felt your current partner could have found someone better than you, in terms of looks and attractiveness…