Today, we have an Opinion Outpost review. Hopefully, this review will help you decide if you should sign up for the panel. Personally, it's one of my favorite panels that I used for years!
Opinion Outpost is a survey panel that has been around for quite a number of years now and it's gone through lots of changes in that time. I actually have personal experience with Opinion Outpost. Back when I did a lot of paid surveys, it was one of my favorite panels to use.
Apparently the panel just keeps getting better and better because now they pay MUCH faster than before!
Opinion Outpost Review – How does it work?
First, you need to create an account. It's very easy to create one and not much information is asked for. Then, you simply wait for survey invitations to come your way.
You will usually get a notification via email when there is a survey available that you may qualify for. I can tell you from personal experience though that you should check the site frequently as well. Not all survey invitations will make it to your inbox.
You can attempt any survey you are sent, but you are not guaranteed to be able to finish it and get paid. If you answer the first few questions and it is determined that you do not meet the demographic for that survey, you will screen out of it.
This is annoying to have happen, but it's not uncommon. Almost all survey panels work this way.
How much can you earn?
Opinion Outpost does pay you in points, but these can convert to cash easily. You can redeem at just $10 to Paypal or, if you'd prefer to receive Amazon gift cards for your time spent taking surveys, you can redeem at just $5.
You can also redeem your points to charity if you'd prefer.
When do you get paid?
This is the best part! Unlike other companies, Opinion Outpost apparently pays you within minutes of redeeming. I've read countless reviews online where users claim that the money is in their Paypal almost immediately after requesting it.
I love sites like this because I hate waiting on payments. 🙂
How many surveys do you get?
It will vary. No one is guaranteed a certain amount. Some people claim to get lots of survey invites per week while others just see a few per month.
The feedback on Opinion Outpost is good overall although you will always find a few that aren't pleased with something. The majority of people love the fast pay and low cash out thresholds.
Some people complain that they don't receive enough survey invites while others complain about screening out of the surveys they are sent.
How do you sign up?
Go here to sign up at Opinion Outpost. Remember that in addition to the cash you can earn, you will also get entries into their monthly sweepstakes with every survey you take.
Jel Writes says
Seriously, do these survey sites really expect people to pay to join their sites. I have not come across one on your list as yet, however I did get an email the other day from Australia Competitions, and the survey site they were trying to get members for want you to pay to be a member. I decided to comment here to warn people that obviously this happens and to never, ever agree to pay a site where you have applied to work for them or have them send jobs to you. I find this to be quite unbelievable that these sites do this given the amount of people who are desperately trying find work, whether it be online or offline.
Anyway in closing I will say that your site seem to be very helpful so far and I am like reading your reviews. I am not jazzed about doing surveys, but every little bit helps I guess. I would just rather be writing for a site not take survey for them.
Thanks for this information and have a great day,
Janelle Coulton from Jel Writes: Freelance Writer
Thanks for your comment! Yes, unfortunately there are some so-called “survey panels” that try to get you to pay to join, and those are the ones that are scams. A legitimate survey panel will never, ever ask you for money. That email you got was most certainly a scam.
Surveys aren’t for everyone. A lot of people simply don’t like doing them. And no, they don’t pay much — they’re just something to do here and there for extra money. I’ve been doing them off and on since 2007 and for the most part I have enjoyed it, especially when I get in on product tests as a result of surveys I’ve taken.
Debbie Oliver says
I had been a member of Opinion Outpost & never qualified for any surveys. I can’t tell you how frustrating this was so I finally closed my account after a year!