If you are looking to make money taking surveys online then Crowdology is one of your choices. The question is “is Crowdology a good choice?” There are about 100 other paid survey sites out there and some of them definitely rank above the rest when it comes to the opportunity that they provide to make money and the rewards available.
I have looked into this place and in this Crowdology review I’ll be going over a few things you should know and I’ll also discuss whether or not I think Crowdology is a good choice.
- Website: crowdology.com
- Type: Paid survey site
- Cost to Join: Free
- Rewards: PayPal, Amazon vouchers
- Legit?: Yes
Crowdology is a market research company that provides online surveys as a way to collect people’s opinions. They get paid by companies to do this market research so that these companies can go out and improve products, services, etc.
The part that you are probably interested in is that you get paid for these surveys. They offer small amounts of money for each survey that you complete as an incentive to get you to take the survey in the first place.
How It All Works
Its pretty simple. The first step is to join as a member. Right now you can only become a member if you live in the US or UK. Maybe that will change in the future but I don’t know. After signing up you will have to confirm your account by clicking a link that they email to you.
The first thing that you should do when you login to your new account is update your profile. There is a good bit of information that you will have to fill out on hobbies, foods, ethnicity, healthcare, education, etc. It is very important to fill this out accurately so that they can match you with relevant surveys that you won’t get disqualified from.
Once you have that complete Crowdology will be able to match you with surveys. You will get email alerts of surveys available to you or you can just login to the website and see what all is available.
These surveys generally take anywhere from 5 – 15 minutes, which is definitely on the shorter side for paid survey sites like this. So if you like short surveys this might be a good fit.
With each survey that you take and complete you will earn a cash reward. Generally you can expect anywhere from $0.50 to $3.00. There will be times where surveys will pay out a good bit more than this but that is a rare occasion.
After reaching $8 (or £4 if you live in the UK) in your account you are then eligible to cash out… which is the whole point of all of this right?
The aren’t many payment options available. They offer payments via PayPal, Amazon Vouchers, and GCodes.
I would recommend PayPal out of them all. For this you will have to open a Paypal account if you don’t already have one. This is free to do and doesn’t take long at all. You will be able to hook up this PayPal account to your bank account so if you want you can transfer the money right into your bank.
Personally PayPal is my favorite payment option when it comes to paid survey sites like this. Even if there were more options available I would still go with this one just because with PayPal you usually get your money fast and there is no hassle.
Reading through a bunch of complaints and member reviews online is a must when looking into paid survey sites in my opinion. In Crowdology’s case there isn’t anything too out of the ordinary when it comes to the complaints. Some of the more common complaints that I was able to find on independent review sites include…
A fair number of people have problems logging into their accounts. As well as people have issues with surveys freezing in the middle of them and just being very slow moving from one question to the next.
This isn’t too big of a deal for me but its definitely something to note.
Lack of Surveys
Overall there is a lack of surveys available. Some of this depends on your demographic because they match surveys to you depending on your profile. But overall it is lacking in this area which means there is less opportunity for you to earn money.
Referral System Is Horrible
If you are looking to make money by referring others to this place don’t bother. It is ridiculously complicated and instead of just being able to refer someone, you actually have to get their emails to get credit for it. On top of that you only get entered into sweepstake contests.
You won’t qualify for every survey you are offered. It is common to start taking a survey and to be “screened out” after a couple minutes or so. This happens with every survey site and is nothing unusual.
The best advice I can give on this is to fill out your profile accurately so that they can better match you up with appropriate surveys.
Final Thoughts & What I Recommend
Crowdology is definitely not a scam. This is a legitimate site and you can make money taking surveys on it. There are some upsides to using this site, such as the low cash out threshold, but overall there are too many downsides and I would recommend sites like SwagBucks over this one.
The main reasons why I would recommend SwagBucks over this is because for 1) They offer more ways to make money (play games, complete offer, etc), 2) They offer more surveys which = more opportunity to make money, 3) They have more ways to cash out.
However, I don’t really recommend any paid survey site like this all that much, mainly because they all pay out very little. It has become the industry standard to pay very little for surveys because it is so easy for them to get people to complete surveys online nowadays. And in my opinion it is pretty much a waste of time.
There are better ways to make money online with some spare time. I actually make a living working for myself online and I sure as heck am not going around taking a bunch of surveys.
I have written a post on what I do to make money online, how it all works, and how others can do the same. You can click the link below to read about it if you are interested.
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