Making money from surveys is simple. Sign up, complete a survey, and get the money… right?
Ideally, that is how the survey process would happen. But in some cases, a survey site isn’t set up to be as user friendly as you would imagine. In those cases, it can be hard to make the money that you are expecting from daily surveys.
Taking a closer look at each survey site is the only way to really get a grip on whether or not the site is worth your time. MarketAgent is one such survey site. This review will cover details of the site and what you can expect if you decide to use it.
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About the Company
This company is based in Austria and primarily works on surveys that affect those living in Europe and English-speaking countries around the world. Unfortunately, this means that those living in other countries are restricted from completing their surveys.
The surveys that they have are of a wide variety. You get a bonus just for joining, but you cannot cash that out until you complete at least one survey with them. This makes it possible for them to always have people signing up and ready to complete surveys, which is a good business tactic.
First Look at the Website
The site itself is relatively busy looking, but it’s easy enough for a survey respondent to navigate. While you may get emails inviting you to join specific surveys, it’s easy to browse all available surveys on the MarketAgent platform.
Signing Up And Using The Website – Legit or Scam?
One big drawback that you should know about before attempting to register is that not every country is accepted for registration. Instead, your country must be included in the following to be able to make and use an account on MarketAgent: Albania, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
If your country is not found on the list above, do not bother trying to register an account, as you might waste a bit of time before you find out that you are not eligible for the surveys that are run on MarketAgent. Instead, look elsewhere.
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For those who can register on MarketAgent, the registration process is simple and very much like other survey sites. You will fill out basic information to register and then can later complete more thorough profile information to refine the types of surveys that are suggested for you.
There are over 1,000 surveys hosted annually by MarketAgent. Considering that the site claims to have more than 650 new members daily and over 1 million members total, this is not enough annual surveys to keep up with the demand from those who want to make some money from surveys. While their clients are probably satisfied with full studies, the participants are seeking more.
Once a member, there are a few different ways you can accumulate points and rewards on MarketAgent, including the following methods:
- Sign up bonus
- Refer-a-friend bonus
- Online surveys
- Mobile surveys
By completing any of the above, your account will be credited with points. To cash out your points, you should know that 100 bonus points are equivalent to $1.20. These funds can be sent out over PayPal, donated to charity, or used to enter sweepstakes available on the website.
How long will it take you to get enough money to make it worth cashing out? That will depend on which surveys you take.
Most surveys on the site range from 20 to 250 points per survey. You’ll be more likely to find surveys in the lower portion of that range, but the occasional larger survey may come available, too. Still, many people have a hard time finding enough surveys to make the site worth it for them.
Finally, you can only cash out your sign up bonus once you have complete one survey with the site. For some people, qualifying for one survey took a few months, but everyone that did so got their payment promptly.
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The two biggest complaints that users have about MarketAgent are the limited number of surveys available and the country restrictions put in place.
Since MarketAgent is working in a restricted zone with their clients, they also have restricted what countries responders can be from. While this makes sense from their business perspective, it can be frustrating for those who want to join more survey sites but cannot, due to where they live.
Another issue with MarketAgent is how few surveys they have available weekly. Logging into the site often leaves users feeling like they have wasted their time because there are few if any, surveys available to them. Because of this, many users stop logging in at all.
What We Think
This is a reliable site that will not afford many survey opportunities but will pay out for those that you do take.
- Pays out promptly via Paypal
- Simple registration process
- Sign-up and refer-a-friend bonus both add up
- Cannot cash out sign-up bonus till you take one survey
- A limited number of surveys
- Not open to people from every country
- Takes time to get enough surveys to be worth using the site
Verdict – [Legit]
Overall, it can be said that MarketAgent is a legitimate survey website that has some kinks to work out in terms of having a higher volume of paid surveys available to those that join their panels. While the site is easy to use, it can be frustrating to never be able to take enough surveys to make doing so worth your while.
If, however, you have a lot of patience for survey sites and will take a dollar wherever you can get it, signing up for this site is worth it because you get a sign-up bonus just for doing so. Cashing out is easy and can be done as often as you like once you take at least one survey.