iPoll is a mobile panel that has been getting a little bit of buzz. I decided to review them not only because of that, but also because right now they are offering $5 to new users who sign up. What's neat about this particular panel is that they have an app in addition to being web-based. So you can download the app and answer surveys or just do it online — whichever most suits you.
Who can join?
This panel is open worldwide.
Is this a points or cash panel?
iPoll is a cash panel. This is good news and in fact it seems that lately I've been coming across more and more cash panels. I'm afraid to get my hopes up, but maybe some of these survey panels are starting to move away from the confusing points systems? That would be awesome.
What can you redeem for?
iPoll does offer a lot of options including Paypal, Amazon, Visa as well as some charity donations if you'd prefer to go that route.
How much do you need to redeem?
Unless they've changed things, you have to have at least $50 to request a Paypal payment. You can get various gift codes (Amazon, etc.) with just $25. Yes, this is a bit high and could take you a few months or more to get there just depending on how many survey invitations you receive and qualify for and of course there's no way to know how many you'll get.
How long does it take to get paid?
iPoll often makes you wait until the survey has closed and has received all the responses needed before crediting you with taking the survey. This is a little different from many other panels that credit you immediately and I would have to list that as a “con.” Most people, including myself, would prefer to see credit given immediately after taking surveys. I don't believe they do this with every survey you take, but from what I've read, it happens with most.
Does iPoll pay?
They do appear to pay, most people agree that they do. However, there are complaints about how long it takes to get credit for the surveys you complete and also the fairly high cash out threshold this panel has. But, they are legit, reputable, and paying.
What do I think?
I think that iPoll has a few things going for it. I love that they have an app you can use to take surveys on the go as well as being web-based and of course I'm always a fan of cash panels. They also have a nice list of redemption options — Amazon, Paypal, other gift cards. I couldn't ask for much more there personally. BUT I don't particularly like the fact the cash out threshold is high and I am really not a fan of the fact they won't credit many of your surveys until those surveys have closed.
Ultimately, if you enjoy taking paid surveys this is a legit, reputable panel that wouldn't be bad to add to the mix of others you use although there are others that also pay cash with lower cash out thresholds.