Friday, April 16, 2010

At Home Income: Opinion Outpost Review



Ooooh, lookie there! I can fake the date of my post and then no one will be any the wiser that I'm three days late on my Frugal Friday post. :)

As I mentioned before, after doing tons of research I began taking paid surveys online (and doing a few other online activities for pay) about a month and a half ago, so that I can supplement our income a little bit once I quit working, without having to leave the home or be tied to a certain schedule. So far so good!

So as promised, here is my first survey/online income review! (Note: All online companies that I'm using are completely free to join.)





Opinion Outpost is so far my absolute favorite survey company. I've been taking surveys with them for about five weeks, and have completed ten surveys. So that means that I qualify, on average, for two surveys per week. (Most survey companies will send you invitations for all of the surveys that they think you might possibly qualify for, but you will definitely not qualify for every survey that you are sent. I'd say that with Opinion Outpost, I probably qualify for about half of the surveys that I'm sent. Your results will probably differ.)

One GREAT thing about Opinion Outpost is that you can request payment once you have $5.00 in your account. (Many survey companies require that you have a higher amount in your account before requesting payment... usually around $20.00.) Another reason that I love Opinion Outpost is that the checks arrive VERY quickly. When requesting a check, it says to allow 4-6 weeks for payment, but I have received three checks so far, and the longest I've had to wait was eight days!

If you're interested in earning a little extra spending money each month, I highly recommend Opinion Outpost! After five weeks of taking surveys, I've been paid a total of $21.80, and currently have $2.00 in my account. $21.80 of that is from actual surveys, so that means that each of my surveys have paid an average of $2.18. I earned the other $2.00 through a referral. If a member of Opinion Outpost refers someone, and that person ends up joining by using the member's referral link, the member will receive $2.00 after that person successfully completes their first survey. Which leads me to my sales pitch... :)

To sign up, PLEASE do so by clicking on this link. If you click on the link and then for some reason to go another website, or decide to think about it and then go back to the website directly later (rather than using the link), I won't get credit for it. So if you decide to sign up, pleeeeeease make sure to sign up via this link so that I can get credit. I'll be forever grateful! :)

After signing up, you'll want to take the time to go to "My Profiles" and fill out the surveys there. You don't get paid for taking them, but it will make all the difference in the world as to how many surveys they'll send you. If they don't know anything about you, they can't really match you up with any surveys!

It's not necessary, but if you end up signing up through me, please consider leaving me a comment or shooting me an email to let me know! :)

One last thing: With Opinion Outpost, you will be notified of survey opportunities through email. In other words, there's no reason to sign in to the website looking for surveys... if they have one that they think you might qualify for, they will email you.

4 comments:

Victor Mowery said...

I signed up. For some strange reason, I have always enjoyed surveys. I get a strange but comfortable feeling inside when I fill one out or take one over the phone, almost like the "warm fuzzies" when you were a kid being held by a parent. Now everybody add that little piece of info to their psych profile of me and see what you come up with :)

Bridget said...

Ok.. so I signed up as well but I will NOT post a comment like Vic's!!!

Note for Vic.... I am beginning to wonder about you :-)

Vikki said...

HEE HEE!!! Vic, your comment was TOO funny! :) I'm not going to admit to any warm fuzzies, but I WILL admit that I've always enjoyed surveys too. I was always one of those goofy kids that had to take EVERY quiz in a magazine, such as "What color crayon are you?"

Thanks for signing up, guys! I hope it'll work out as well for you as it has for me. Just finished a $3.50 survey a few minutes ago and requested my latest check. :)

Vikki said...

I just realized something that I forgot to mention in my post, so I added it there... and thought I'd add it as a comment here as well.

"One last thing: With Opinion Outpost, you will be notified of survey opportunities through email. In other words, there's no reason to sign in to the website looking for surveys... if they have one that they think you might qualify for, they will email you."