How would you like to take surveys for a company that pays $50 per survey? Well, as long as you are not camera-shy, Mindswarms, might be something for you to check out. In this Mindswarms review, we explain exactly how it works so you can get started.
Mindswarms Review – What exactly is Mindswarms?
Mindswarms is an online survey site that helps companies collect important marketing/consumer data and then store it in a database to be retrieved when needed.
Companies like being able to access this information when they need to study a demographic of the population. For example, a company may want to see how many people in a mid-western town exercise six times a week.
How does Mindswarms work?
Mindswarms works a little differently than most other survey panels. Instead of sitting at your PC or laptop and clicking a button or typing in a questionnaire form to be submitted, Mindswarms has you on camera taking the survey. You will be using your webcam or smartphone to record your answers via video.
Once you sign up for Mindswarms by creating an account with an email and information as well as setting up your webcam to their specifications, you can get started. Screening questions for certain surveys will be sent to you via email.
Answer the pre-screening questions and send them back. If you are a match for a particular survey, then you will receive a link to it.
Click on the link and then log into your account’s dashboard. Answer the questions verbally out loud. Your body language and facial expressions are just as important as your answers.
If you have ever studied psychology or criminal law, then you know that sometimes body language is even more important than your verbal responses. Most surveys take approximately 20 minutes.
You may login and take as many surveys as you like and whenever you like provided they are available and you qualify to complete them.
Mindswarms does like to see the following criteria in your survey video:
- lighting around your face
- holding up the product to create product placement
- casual dress
- giving longer answers rather than one-worded or short answers
- no background noise so you can be focused on the survey
- showing emotion if needed (certainly within the context of decency)
How much does Mindswarms pay and when do they pay it?
Again the pay is $50 for a survey taking approximately 20 minutes. Payments are made within a 24-hour period via PayPal. If you're familiar with online survey panels, then you know $50 is a lot higher than you would normally earn with other companies.
You will also get paid $50 for signing up and configuring your webcam and doing the sample surveys using your webcam. That is if they are done correctly.
Does Mindswarms really pay?
There are a lot of people who are a little suspicious of this panel because they pay so much for surveys, but they are the real deal and they definitely do pay. You can do a simple Google search of this opportunity and find lots of feedback from people who have been paid.
Pros and Cons of Mindswarms
I am quite impressed with Mindswarms and its ability to actually reward people for their time. I don’t know of any other survey site that pays this much or uses webcams to do the surveys.
The only thing that I didn't like about Mindswarms was if you use Google voice (as I do) the webcam does not hook up well. You will have to at least temporarily uninstall Google voice.
How to Sign Up With Mindswarms
Has this Mindswarms review got your interest piqued about this opportunity to earn money? If so, go to the sign-up area of their website. Good luck, and please comment below if you have any experience with Mindswarms.
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Post originally published on August 3, 2014. Updated and republished on June 3, 2019.