When I registered for iPoll, I thought it was a new-to-me survey site, I was surprised to find out I was already registered. Turns out it used to be called Survey Head. They changed the name to iPoll and dropped the Survey Head brand when they launched their mobile app.
What is iPoll?
iPoll is a survey site that also has a mobile app. You can do surveys online, or through the mobile app, and my experience was that there were different surveys offered depending on whether you were online or on the app.
What Makes it Different?
Survey sites are old news, so I will stick to reviewing what makes iPoll different from the rest.
This is pretty cool!
The mobile app offers “missions” that you can get paid to do while you are out and about. You have to give it access to your phone’s GPS, and then it will show you what missions are available in your area. I clicked on the convenience store missions and several showed up nearby. One was a gas station just up from my house so I clicked it. It would not show me the mission because it knew I wasn’t really there, so I drove into the parking lot to see what it would do. It asked me if I was there and I said yes, and it asked if I was inside, had just left, was about to go inside, or if I was not planning to make a purchase. I clicked that I was not planning to make a purchase and it said I was not eligible to take the survey and it kicked me out. The mission was no longer available to me, so I have no clue what it was, but it paid a dollar.
The moral of that story is wait to check out a mission until you are ready to complete it.
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You can always opt out if you do not want to do it. I can’t say how long they take, but judging from the tutorial there are things like answering questions about your service or videoing your surroundings. There are missions for banks, restaurants, convenience stores, and more. You could just check to see if there is a mission available for wherever you are planning to go anyway, complete it while you are there, and make a buck or so.
Another thing that made this site stand out is the “tasks” button. You can complete tasks on the board for money as well as surveys or missions. However, when I clicked it, only two tasks showed up. If you speak German or Korean you could make 6 cents doing them. There were several in each category related to looking up addresses, so if you worked fast it could be another way to earn. The selection was very limited when I checked though.
What About the Money?
The surveys and missions pay varying amounts. I have seen them as low as 15 cents and as high as $3. When I “re-signed” up I got a $5 bonus, which was awesome. Especially since I had already been registered with Survey Head and all my info was carried over. At the time I am writing this that bonus is still available. I did a quick survey for 15 cents and it hit my account virtually immediately. A two minute survey may pay 75 cents, a 15 minute survey may pay $1 or $2, and a 24 minute survey may pay 50 cents. It is totally random, but you can log in, look at your list, and choose which surveys you may have time for. It is streamlined, easy, and pays pretty standard for the survey industry.
What’s the Catch?
It’s the rewards catalog. You can start redeeming at $10, but the only thing available at that level is a gift certificate to shoebuy.com. You can look at the rewards for other levels so you can save up. Most of them are magazine subscriptions, which is not a bad thing if you want the magazine. Just be certain to review the catalog and make sure the surveys are worth your time based on what you can actually get.
If you like surveys and missions, you have time to do them, and you are interested in the available rewards, this is an excellent site. It appears to be legit and looks like a lot of fun. It could be a neat way to earn some prizes you would not necessarily buy for yourself, but do not expect to make a living. It does not appear that you can redeem rewards for cash and the rewards that you can redeem for are limited. Just be certain that you are working for something that is worth it to you before spending too much time on it.