Your opinion as a consumer matters so much that companies are willing to pay to get it. That’s the essential message that every single paid survey website tries to relay to as many people as possible. All you need to do is take different surveys, be as honest as possible, and reap the reward when you’re done. A site called MyOpinionNow is no different in this respect. The promise is simple: they ask questions, you answer, they pay you for it.
However, we don’t live off of promises. Let’s determine whether they are legit or scam, and whether they are a profitable opportunity for you and me.
The first thing you will see as you scroll to the bottom of their site is a Better Business Bureau badge, linking to their file. Indeed, they have an A+ rating there. You can also learn that they were founded in 1998 under the name of Marketview Research Group. So, they are one of the older players on the market, and BBB deems them a good business. It definitely means they are legitimate. But it still doesn’t mean they are good enough for you, considering the fact that customer reviews (in this case, nonexistent) don’t affect the rating.
Anyhow, they have over 6,000 followers on Facebook. Not many, but not too few either.
How Does It Work?
Websites are mirrors of their businesses, as you are probably aware. So, my first impression about this site was – dated. Not as much as some other get-paid-to sites, but it still seems nobody has touched it during the past decade. On the bright side, it’s easy to navigate and transparent enough about the rules.
Joining is free of charge, and they will only ask you a few introductory questions about your marital status, employment, education, and household income. Then, you will see a list of things that can get you a ban and maybe even a lawsuit. But it’s nothing to worry about. It’s all about non-disclosure of products, product names and tests, as well as discussions about the surveys. So, if you decide to give it a shot, keep quiet about it. (Or speak in general terms, without any specifics. Just like I am doing now.)
After you fill out the screening info, they will email you a verification link. Make sure to check your Promotions or Spam folder if you can’t find it in your inbox. After clicking through it, you will have confirmed your registration. You will also get a referral link in case you have some survey-addicted friends, and a 1,000 RewardPoints as a welcome bonus. Nice!
Your first survey will be very short. In no more than 5-6 minutes, you will get to tick your basic demographic information, as well as preferences as a buyer. It will bring you another 100 RewardPoints.
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But how much is 100 or 1,000 points? The “Rewards” tab on their site is very clear on this. 20,000 points is your cashout threshold, and it’s an equivalent to $20. Therefore, 1,000 equals $1. Just for signing up, you earned $1.10. Not much, admittedly. But let’s see what’s in store for you from this moment on.
There isn’t a dashboard that would let you search for surveys. The platform just doesn’t work that way. You will have to wait to receive survey invitations via email. On the one hand, it’s good because there is no need to visit the website time and time again. But then I started worrying that they would clutter my inbox with surveys.
However, that didn’t happen. When I went to the FAQ section, I found another bit of important info. They send “no more than two surveys a month” to each user. How much are these two surveys worth? No precise info on that matter. They just say the conventional “the longer the survey, the better the reward” stuff.
- They pay in cash, via check. I would personally prefer PayPal as a means of transaction, but checks aren’t that bad either. In any case, they are much better than gift cards (which is what many of their competitors do).
- The website is easy to browse and more transparent than most of their competitors. Your average survey site is so mysterious that you can learn next to nothing by merely browsing. Considering the sensitivity of this niche, this lack of information often smacks of scam. That’s not the case with MyOpinionNow. For most details, look at the FAQ section.
- Sometimes, you will get surveys that are worth substantial amounts of money, such as these people did. $20 for a short survey really is a significant earning.
- You will get 1,000 points as a welcome. Not much, but better than nothing, right?
- The number of surveys is too low. Just two of them each month – possibly even lower, if your demographic profile doesn’t match their clients’ requirements.
- The threshold is high, and there are tiers. 20,000 points must be pretty hard to accrue, considering how few surveys you will get. Furthermore, there are levels from 1 to 10, each of them worth 20,000 points. If you earn 30,000 points for example, you will only get a $20 check, with the rest 10,000 points remaining in your balance until you meet the next level.
- Only people from the U.S. are welcome to join. It’s not a disadvantage in itself, but is from a user perspective.
Final Verdict – Is MyOpinionNow a Good Opportunity to Earn?
This survey panel is a completely legitimate option to make some money on the side. However, the main problem is that you won’t be making much money. Even though it stands for all survey panels, with this one it’s even more so. Even if their surveys were worth a lot, just two of them per month won’t qualify this platform for a nice side gig.
So, my most sincere recommendation would be to pass this opportunity and keep looking for a reliable platform that will bring you consistent earnings.