Overall Ranking: 6.2 out of 10
Price: Free Sign-up
Owners: Part of SWNS (South West News Service)
One Poll is a UK based market research organisation. It is part of the SWNS, South West News Service, which in turn is the UK’s largest independent Press Agency. The specialise in PR and gathering information for big brands, their website show reputable brands such as Nationwide, TSB, ITV and Sky to name a few that use their services to gather market research.
So, they are very reputable and legitimate, but are they worth you spending your time in to complete some surveys? Will it pay well for that service?
In this review, I will share my personal experience and let you know…
Let’s start with what type of person is this for.
WHO IT IS FOR
Earning money completing surveys is really for someone who has some spare time and wants to earn a little extra money. From that end, the only real way of making some decent pocket money is if you sign up to multiple sites, which means you need to spend some time daily to make it anyway near worth it.
When the average pay-out for a survey on One Poll is 10p, you would need to do ten to earn a £1.
Their surveys are based on celebrities, shopping, parenting, movies, music and travel which would be an interest for most.
HOW IT WORKS
To start with One Poll you need to complete a free registration form on their website. that’s it, you done. There doesn’t seem to be any restriction from where you live to registering with them. You are then presented with your dashboard, where there are a number of surveys ready for you. These are your pre-screening questions. The better they know you, the better they can suggest surveys for you. This is a normal procedure with most survey sites, you will also earn rewards for completing these.
The reward for completing the surveys is displayed and it says it ranges from 10p to a £1. Although my experience has showed the average is either 10p or 20p. But they also have Competition surveys and rewards for referring a friend. You can also earn 50p for connecting to their facebook page and 50p when you reach 10 surveys completed, although these do not include the pre-screening ones.
The Screenshot below shows you the dashboard they use with some available surveys and the reward they offer
These are short surveys where you will not earn any money, but you will be entered into a sweepstake, which if you win will be a reward of £100-£1000.
Refer a Friend
Invite your friends and family to join up and you will receive 50p for each that join, you can only invite 10 but that is £5 there. There are also the following bonuses if they reach certain milestones:
- -If one of them reaches £20, you will earn £1
- -If one of them reaches £40, you will earn £2.50
On one side it looks quite good for a survey site, but then I found a few bits that frustrated me. Showing me a whole page of surveys looks great when you log in, but when you click them and they show that you are not the right fit for a survey is a bit naughty after the number of pre-screening questions you have to answer. I wouldn’t mind if the odd one showed it, but I had quite a few at the beginning.
The second frustrating bit is the withdrawal threshold – you need to earn £40 before you can withdrawal your earnings. That seems a lot. I completed 23 surveys and my total came to £6.30.
So, if the average earning is 10p. 10 surveys earns you a £1. 10×40=400 surveys. You would probably need to do 400 surveys to get anywhere near the threshold.
Wow, I also reviewed Prolific Surveys (Check it out here), their threshold is £5 and about 6 surveys would get me there.
I am not beating down on them, plenty of survey sites have high thresholds, but these seems exceptionally steep. There are also complaints that surveys tend to dry up when you get close to that threshold.
Once you reach, the threshold you can accept the money via bank transfer or PayPal and it can take 28 days to arrive.
Their iOS App is also a great way of completing surveys whilst commuting http://www.onepoll.com/iphone-app. They haven’t got an email notification setting for their surveys, but the app does have push notifications, so it will tell you when a new survey is ready to complete
- You can earn money by referring your friends and family to join
- Used by a number of well-known reputable brands, i.e. Sky, ITV, Nationwide. Shows that it is legitimate and can be trusted to not be a scam
- Website and Surveys are easy to use and complete.
- Their iPhone app is really easy to use and has push notifications for new surveys.
- There are complaints that surveys can dry up the closer you approach the £40 threshold
- The £40 threshold is really high, considering the average pay-out of a survey is 10 pence.
- The Pre-Screening Questions do not accurately determine the surveys that you can take part in. You still get shown surveys, but when you select them you get kicked out with ‘sorry this survey isn’t for you (Why show it then)
- There is quite a bit of inconsistency between the reward and the time spent.
- Not the way to go if you want a full-time job from the internet. (Find out how to here)
Their FAQ is very short and focuses on the pay-out. But they do have a dedicated email address for members to ask any questions, making it a bit more personable. You can also check out their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/OnePo…
It is free to join One Poll, and you will even earn £2.50 just for registering. The average pay-out for each survey, in my experience is 10p or 20p. Unless you get a competition survey for a chance to win between £100 to £1000.
After completing registration and 23 surveys including the pre-screening ones, my balance was £6.30 and on average I only get about 2 surveys a day.
In my experience, the people that earn decent money out of survey sites is down to the fact they sign-up for as many as they can. The downside is you would need to dedicate some time every day to check each account for surveys and it would only ever be a job on the side.
Having said that, surveys sites are an easy way to earn a little money. One Poll is legitimate and well recognised in the industry and you know your information will be safe. Their website is easy to use without any real IT knowledge you will find their surveys are easy to complete and straight-forward.
If you have a number of friends who can sign up for you, you would be very likely to earn the threshold quite easily if you work together.
Is it a real opportunity to earn a full-time wage from…? No, but is great for someone who wants to earn a little money ready for Christmas. My suggestion would be is to get the app. If you want a real way of earning a real living from the internet, get started here…
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If you have any questions about One Poll, then please leave them in the comments below and will get answer you as soon as I can.
Thanks for taking the time to read this review
- Can Earn Referring Friends & Family
- Recommended by Money Saving Expert website
- Easy to Use
- iPhone App is Highly Rated
- High £40 Threshold
- Complaints that surveys dry up as you approach threshold
- Can Still Get Kicked Out Surveys that they display in your dashboard
- Inconsistency in reward against the time you spend completing the survey